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Shirehall
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Agenda

Council
Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Julie Fildes  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 97 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th July 2019.

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.

 

A petition, bearing over 1,000 signatures, has been received from Mr D L Cheese on behalf of the White Hall Medical Practice Patient Group requesting a debate under the Council’s Petition Scheme.  Mr Cheese will be in attendance to present the petition.

 

The wording on the petition reads: White Hall Medical Practice Help Save our GP Surgery.

 

The petitioner will be allowed 5 minutes to outline their case, after which there may be a debate of up to 15 minutes maximum.

 

6.

Returning Officer's Report - Meole Electoral Division pdf icon PDF 55 KB

The Report of the Returning Officer [Meole Electoral Division] is attached.

 

Contact: Claire Porter     Tel: 01743 252763

7.

Returning Officer's Report - Bishops Castle Electoral Division pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Returning Officer [Bishop’s Castle Electoral Division] is to follow.

 

Contact:  Claire Porter     Tel: 01743 252763

8.

New School Provision in West Shrewsbury pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of the Director of Children’s Services is attached.

 

Contact:  Karen Bradshaw     Tel: 01743 254201

 

 

Additional documents:

9.

Care Leaver Covenant: Shropshire's Pledge and Sign up pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Director of Children’s Services is attached.

 

Contact:  Karen Bradshaw     Tel: 01743 254201

10.

Proposed Removal of the Existing Five Hackney Carriage Zones pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health is attached

 

Contact:  Rachel Robinson    Tel: 01743 252003

Additional documents:

11.

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2019 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Returning Officer is attached.

 

Contact:  Claire Porter    Tel: 01743 252763

Additional documents:

12.

Appointment of Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Democratic Services is attached.

 

Contact:   Claire Porter     Tel:  01743352763

13.

Community Governance Reviews pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Democratic Services is attached.

 

Contact:  Claire Porter     Tel: 01743 252763

Additional documents:

14.

Appointments to Committees

To confirm the following changes of membership:

 

Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Councillor D Vasmer replaced Councillor V Parry as a substitute member of the committee.

 

Housing Supervisory Board

Councillors R Aldcroft, J Barrow, N Bardsley, S Harris, N Hignett, P Mullock, R Evans and K Turley be appointed as substitute members of the board.

 

North Planning Committee

Councillors N Green and D Vasmer be appointed as members and Councillors H Fraser and C Mellings be appointed as substitute members of the committee.

 

South Planning Committee

Councillors A Boddington and R Huffer be appointed as members and Councillors N Hartin and R Evans be appointed as substitute members of the committee.

15.

Motions

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

 

1.  The following motion has been received from Councillor Julian Dean and is supported by Councillors Pauline Dee, Andy Boddington, David Vasmer and Roger Evans:

 

This Council recognises the damage that is likely to result from a No-Deal Brexit, highlighted by the ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ reports. For example, we note the threat to people’s health due to the risk of shortages in medicines, and we note the threat to the livelihoods of our farming community due to the additional checks and changes to tariffs. We note that NFU President Minette Batters has said that a No-Deal Brexit will be “socially and economically absolutely disastrous.”

 

This Council further recognises the Home Secretary's plans for a no-deal Brexit may well have a negative impact on those members of our community who have chosen to move from elsewhere in the EU to live and work in Shropshire, many of whom are essential workers in the NHS and in our agriculture sector. 

 

This council states, loud and clear, to EU citizens living in Shropshire; ‘you continue to be welcome here’.

 

This council calls on the MPs representing Shropshire to work to prevent a No-Deal Brexit. Allowing such a disaster to happen can be avoided by the UK Parliament so refusing to take the necessary action to prevent this would be to willingly inflict harm on the people of this county.

Finally, this council calls on the leader to write to the Prime Minister to make it clear to him that Shropshire Council is opposed to a No-Deal Brexit which will harm our community.

 

 

2. The following motion has been received from Councillor Peter Adams and is supported by Councillors Dean Carroll, Steve Charmley, Peter Nutting and Brian Williams:

 

SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL SUPPORTS A PROPOSAL TO EXTEND THE M54 MOTORWAY FROM JUNCTION SEVEN AT WELLINGTON TO PRESTON BOATS JUNCTION NEAR SHREWSBURY

 

Shropshire is experiencing a prolonged period of sustained growth, and this needs to be enhanced and reinforced with the continued levels of house building in the County.  There is a need for increased levels of investment in the County’s infrastructure.

 

With this in mind I would like Council to accept the above proposal.  Foreign investors use decisions as to where they put their money and often rely on knowledge of the motorway systems of the Countries being examined, and in this respect, Shropshire is weak.

 

With the North West Relief Road being given the go ahead, this will open up North Shropshire and parts of Mid Wales for development.

 

Council is asked:

 

1.    To encourage Local Members of Parliament to lobby Government and Highways England to extend the M54.

 

2.    To allow Officers to signal our intentions to Partners like Midland Connect.

 

3.    To ask Officers to provide a Business Plan.

 

3.  The following motion has been received from Councillor Andy Boddington and is supported by the Liberal Democrat Group:

 

Shropshire Tree Bank

 

Shropshire Council declared a Climate Emergency at its May 2019  ...  view the full agenda text for item 15.

16.

Questions from Members pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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

17.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve 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 Procedure Rules, the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following items.

18.

Exempt Minutes of 25th July 2019

To approve as a correct record the exempt minutes of the Council meeting held on 25th July 2019.

19.

Local Housing Company - Funding and Land Transfers

Exempt report of the Direct of Place is attached.

 

Contact Mark Barrow    Tel:  01743 258671

20.

Strategic Property Acquisition - Oswestry East

Exempt Report of the Director of Place is to follow.

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow    Tel:   01743 258671

21.

Rural Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Investment Programme Phase 1 (Bishop's Castle Business Park)

Exempt Report of the Director of Place is attached.

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow    Tel:   01743 258671

 

 

22.

Warm Homes Fund Award Report

Exempt Report of the Director of Place is to follow.

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow    Tel:   01743 258671

 

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