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Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND

Agenda

Council
Thursday, 20th September, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Contact: Jane Palmer  Senior Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 26 July 2018.

4.

Announcements

To receive such communications as the Chairman, Speaker, Leader and Head of Paid Service may desire to lay before the Council.

5.

Public Questions

To receive any questions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.

6.

Annual Treasury Report 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report of the Head of Finance, Governance and Assurance [s151 Officer] is attached.

 

Contact: James Walton      Tel: 01743 258915

Additional documents:

7.

Revised Minimum Revenue Provision Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Report of the Head of Finance, Governance and Assurance is attached.

 

Contact: James Walton       Tel: 01743 258915

8.

Review of Non-Domestic Rates Discretionary Relief and Council Tax Discretionary Discounts pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Report of the Head of Finance, Governance and Assurance [s151 Officer] is attached.

 

Contact: James Walton      Tel: 01743 258915

Additional documents:

9.

Local Government Act 1972, Section 101 - Proposed Definitive Map Modification Order to record a Restricted Byway in the Town of Bishop's Castle and Community of Churchstoke, Powys - Acceptance of the delegation from Powys County Council to make the order on their behalf
pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Highways, Transport and Environment Manager is attached.

 

Contact: Steve Brown         Tel: 01743 257802

Additional documents:

10.

Annual Portfolio Holder Report for Finance pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance is attached.

 

Portfolio Holder: Councillor David Minnery

11.

Annual Portfolio Holder Report for Economic Growth pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth is attached.

 

Portfolio Holder: Councillor Nic Laurens

12.

Annual Portfolio Holder Report for Planning and Housing Development pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development is attached.

 

Portfolio Holder: Councillor Robert Macey

13.

Annual Report 2017/2018 of the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The Annual Report from the Chair of the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee is attached.

 

Contact: Councillor Claire Wild

14.

Annual Report 2017/2018 of the Place Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The Annual Report from the Chair of the Place Overview Committee is attached.

 

Contact: Councillor Gwilym Butler

15.

Motions

The following motions have been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 16:

 

1.            The following motion has been received from Councillor T Huffer and supported by             Councillors A Boddington, R Huffer and V Parry

 

Shropshire Council has an important role in supporting communities across the county. Resilient communities enhance the quality of life, promote wellbeing and reduce costs to the social care and health sectors. The council has been reducing its support for communities in the face of budget cuts. This includes cuts to the community enablement team and threats to abolish Local Joint Committees. Vital support for youth budgets and for early help through the Sure Start community centres has been cut.

 

This Council instructs the Chief Executive to develop a strategy for the Council to positively promote its engagement with the diverse communities across Shropshire, taking account of its rurality and levels of deprivation. 

 

 

2.         The following motion has been received from Councillor A Phillips and supported by Councillors D Carroll, D Turner, S Harris and R Gittins:

This Council abhors racism in all forms and is particularly concerned at the rise in profile and frequency of antisemitism nationally.

 

Shropshire Council wishes to join with the Government and other local authorities across the UK in signing up to the internationally recognised International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance guidelines on antisemitism which define antisemitism thus:

 

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, towards Jewish Community institutions and religious facilities.”


Manifestations might include the targeting of the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. However, criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic. Antisemitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for “why things go wrong.” It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and employs sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.

 

Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

 

·           Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.

·           Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonizing or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective - such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.

·           Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.

·           Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust)

·           Accusing the Jews as  ...  view the full agenda text for item 15.

16.

Questions from Members pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To receive any questions from Members, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2.  TO FOLLOW

17.

Shirehall Redevelopment and Refurbishment Project pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Head of Business, Enterprise and Commercial Services is attached. TO FOLLOW

 

Contact: Tim Smith  Tel: 01743 258998

Additional documents:

18.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To resolve that, in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and Paragraph 10.4 (3) of the Council’s  Access to Information Rules, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item/s.

19.

Exempt Minutes

To approve as a correct record the exempt Minutes of the Council meeting held on 26 July 2018.

 

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