Agenda

County Council
Thursday, 15th April, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: This meeting will not take place in a physical location but will be held remotely.

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

This meeting will not take place in a physical location but will be held remotely. Please follow the link below to access the meeting:-

1.

Roll Call of Members

To receive any apologies for absence

 

2.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the County Council for the ensuing municipal year.

 

The Chairman to make a declaration of acceptance of office

 

 

3.

Election of Vice Chairman

To appoint a Vice Chairman of the County Council for the ensuing municipal year.

 

The Vice Chairman to make a declaration of acceptance of office

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

To disclose any disclosable pecuniary interests relating to any item on the agenda.

 

Members are asked to refer to the Monitoring Officer for advice in relation to the declaration of interests at meetings of the full Council.  A complete list of declarations notified to the Monitoring Officer by 5.00 pm on Monday ???  will be circulated at the meeting. If any member wishes to correct or add to the circulated list, guidance on what constitutes a disclosable pecuniary interest is set out below.

 

NB The following is a summary of what constitutes a disclosable pecuniary interest. Please seek advice from the Monitoring Officer.

 

Members must disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for       profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be           executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the          area of the authority; and

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one        hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

 

5.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether there are any items on the agenda in respect of which the press and public should be excluded during consideration of the item.

 

6.

Public Participation

To receive petitions or questions from the public under the Public Participation Scheme for the Council.  This item is time limited to 30 minutes.

 

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 518 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 18 February 2021 (copy enclosed)

 

8.

Announcements and Communications

To receive any announcements from the Chair, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive

 

9.

Election of the Leader of the Council

To elect the Council Leader

 

10.

Election of Chair and Vice Chair of Scrutiny Management Board

To elect a Chair and Vice Chair of Scrutiny Management Board.

 

 

11.

Constitution of Standing Committees etc pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider a report from the Leader of the Council (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

Minutes of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 307 KB

The minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 18 March 2021 are enclosed (copy attached)

 

The Chair will ask members if they have any questions on the minutes taking each page in turn. Members should state clearly the minute number of the item concerned

 

 

13.

CONSTITUTION REVIEW GROUP pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider a report from the Leader of the Council (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

14.

Scrutiny Update Report pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider a report from the Chair of Scrutiny Management Board (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

15.

Questions

To consider questions from Members, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 11.2 to 11.5 to the Leader, a Member of the Executive or the Chair of any Committee.

16.

Minutes of Committees

To receive reports from Committees of the Council and receive questions and answers in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 11.1 to 11.5.

16a

Cumbria Pensions Committee pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To receive the draft minutes of a meeting of the Cumbria Pensions Committee held on 16 March 2021 (copy enclosed)

 

 

16b

Audit and Assurance Committee pdf icon PDF 330 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Audit and Assurance Committee held on 15 January 2021 (copy enclosed)

 

17.

Urgency Provisions pdf icon PDF 311 KB

To consider a report from the Leader of the Council (copy enclosed)

 

 

18.

Notice of Motions

To consider notice of motions for up to a specified period of one hour.

 

Mr Peter Thornton will move

 

This Council recognises that a future Cumbria Unitary Authority, or authorities, will offer greater clarity of roles along with potential financial savings. We also recognise that the removal of a layer of local government could lead to more remote decision making at a greater distance from the communities affected by these decisions.  Therefore this Council believes that a future Unitary authority, or authorities, should seek to ensure the maximum decision making powers to Local Committees, or their equivalent, and should seek to devolve services to Town and Parish Councils where appropriate, and where agreement can be reached.

 

Dr Stephen Haraldsen will move

 

This Council endorses the increasing importance being attached to the safety of individuals on our streets following the recent tragic events in London and the significant public response to those events.  It calls upon the Cabinet to conduct a ‘Safer Streets’ review, working alongside and with Cumbria Police and other partner agencies, to identify those safety issues that are causing people concern, focusing particularly on the experiences of women and girls.

 

 

 

 

19.

Speeches

To hear speeches (not exceeding five minutes each) for up to a specified period of 30 minutes, from individual members, of which at least 24 hours’ notice has been given to the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services.