Agenda

County Council - Thursday, 4th November, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Rd, Carlisle

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Roll Call of Members

2.

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).

 

3.

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.

 

4.

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.

 

5.

Minutes

5a

Minutes - Special meeting of Council held on 25 August 2021 pdf icon PDF 336 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Special meeting of Council held on 25 August 2021 (copy enclosed)

 

5b

County Council Minutes - 7 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of County Council held on 7 September 2021 (copy enclosed)

 

6.

Announcements and Communications

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

 

7.

Minutes of the Cabinet

7a

Cabinet Minutes - 23 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 287 KB

The minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 23 September 2021 are enclosed (copy attached)

 

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.

 

7b

Cabinet Minutes - 21 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 378 KB

The minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 21 October 2021 are enclosed (copy attached)

 

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.

 

8.

Corporate Parenting Board Annual Update Report pdf icon PDF 466 KB

To consider a report from the Cabinet Member for Childrens’ Services (Chair of the Corporate Parenting Board) (copy enclosed)

 

 

9.

Youth Justice Plan 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 499 KB

To consider a report from the Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive) (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

EXTENSION OF TERM OF INDEPENDENT MEMBER TO THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Legal Officer (copy enclosed)

 

 

11.

Treasury Management Half Year Strategy Review 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

 

12.

REVISED CODE OF CONDUCT pdf icon PDF 372 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

13.

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.

14.

Scrutiny Update Report pdf icon PDF 210 KB

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

 

 

Additional documents:

15.

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.

15a

Audit and Assurance Committee pdf icon PDF 577 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Audit and Assurance Committee held on 14 September and the draft minutes from 27 September 2021

 

Additional documents:

15b

Cumbria Pensions Committee pdf icon PDF 464 KB

To receive the draft minutes of a meeting of the Cumbria Pensions Committee held on 21 September 2021 (copy enclosed)

 

 

15c

Workington Harbour Management Committee pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Workington Harbour Management Committee held on 10 September and the draft minutes for 15 October 2021 (copies enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

16.

Notice of Motions

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

 

Mr C Whiteside to move:

 

“This council requests the Constitution Review Group to review the issue of transparency and maximising appropriate member involvement in decision making and consider and report back to full council on possible amendments to the council constitution, standing orders and scheme of delegation in respect of the following:

 

  1. Whether more can be done to ensure that decisions taken by officers or individual members do not have the practical effect that they revoke, cancel, or frustrate a lawful decision taken after due process by the full council or by a committee of the council acting within its powers, and that if an officer or portfolio holder believes that such a decision needs to be reconsidered it should be referred back to the original committee or, if appropriate, to the full council

 

  1. Whether more can be done to ensure that lawful decisions of the council or its committees are not frustrated by any internal or external actor through delay.

 

  1. Whether more can be done to ensure that all decisions on planning applications. including the view on the merits of a planning application fed into any appeal or call-in process take full account of the views of the members of the DC&R committee as the members with the most appropriate training and knowledge to give an informed view on behalf of the council”

 

17.

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.

18.

Cabinet Minutes - 14 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 14 October 2021 are enclosed (copy attached)

 

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