Agenda

Annual General Meeting, County Council
Thursday, 19th April, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Offices, Kendal

Contact: Nicola Harrison  Email: nicola.harrison@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Roll Call of Members

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 and Senior Manager for Legal and Democratic Services 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 16 April 2018 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 Legal and Democratic Services.

 

Members are invited to 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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 15 February 2018.

Additional documents:

6.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether there are any items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.

7.

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.

8.

Announcements and Communications

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

9.

chair and vice chair of the scrutiny management board

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

10.

CONSTITUTION OF STANDING COMMITTEES, ETC pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider a report from the Leader of the Council

Additional documents:

11.

Minutes of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 22 March 2018 are enclosed.

 

The Leader 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.

12.

Scrutiny update report pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a report from the Chair of the Scrutiny Management Board

Additional documents:

13.

Constitution Review Group pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider a report from the Leader of the Council.

Additional documents:

14.

Director of Public Health Annual Report pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report from the Director of Public Health

Additional documents:

15.

APPROVAL OF ABSENCE OF A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer.

16.

Appointment of Members to the Transport of the North Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider a report from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

17.

Questions

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

18.

Minutes of Committees

18a

Cumbria Pensions Committee pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Cumbria Pensions Committee held on 8 March 2018

18b

Audit and Assurance Committee pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Audit and Assurance Committee held on 20 March 2018

19.

Notices of Motion

Mrs P Bell will move the following motion:

 

Council notes that:-

 

·         Single-use plastics include all products that are made wholly or partly of plastic and are typically intended to be used just once and/or for a short period of time before being disposed of, such as takeaway boxes, disposable drinking cups, bottles, stirrers, plastic wrap and plastic straws.

 

·         The introduction of the 5p charge on single-use plastic carrier bags has successfully reduced their use by 80% which means there are 9 billion less bags, per year, going into landfill.

 

·         Plastics that end up in our oceans are having a catastrophic effect on marine life, sea birds and once degraded into micro plastics, contaminate the food chain including our own.

 

·         Since 2000 the amount of waste going to landfill has fallen by over 65% and there has been a threefold increase in recycling.

 

·         The Government’s recent call for evidence “Tackling the plastic problem – Using the tax system to address single-use plastic waste” seeks to examine how economic incentives can be used to encourage more sustainable behaviour and eliminate avoidable plastic waste.

 

Council asks Cabinet:-

 

·         To undertake an audit of single-use plastics used by the Authority and seek to replace them with sustainable or reusable alternatives where practicable by the end of 2018.

 

·         As the Waste Disposal Authority continue to work with the 6 District Councils who are the Waste Collection Authorities and recipients of Recycling Credits to educate members of the public and businesses about plastic waste.

20.

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 Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation.

21.

responses to member questions pdf icon PDF 124 KB