Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: The Guildhall, St Peter's Place, Canterbury

Contact: Josie Newman  01227 862 009 Email: democracy@canterbury.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

167.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillor Dixey.

168.

Substitute Councillors

Councillor Harvey-Quirke

Minutes:

Councillor Eden-Green was present as a substitute for Councillor Dixey. Councilor Harvey-Quirke was also present as a substitute.

169.

Declaration of any interests

TO RECEIVE any declarations for the following in so far as they relate to the business for the meeting:-

 

  1. Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
  2. Other Significant Interests (what were previously thought of as non-pecuniary Prejudicial interests)
  3. Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

 

Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests not required to be disclosed as DPI’s or OSI’s, ie announcements made for transparency reasons alone, such as:

·        Membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items, or

·        Where a Councillor knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person, or

·        Where an item would affect the well-being of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc but not his/her financial position.

 

[Note: an effect on the financial position of a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc; OR an application made by a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc, would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI].

 

 

Minutes:

The following voluntary announcements were made:

·         Councillor Harvey-Quirke was a tenant of East Kent Housing.

·         Councillor R Thomas was the council’s heritage champion and representative on World Heritage UK, a trustee of Active Life, a KCC councillor and had family in council housing.

170.

Minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

TO CONFIRM as a true record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2019 were agreed as a true record and signed by the chairman.

171.

Public participation

Members of the public may speak on any item on the agenda, for a maximum of three minutes, provided that notification has been given to Democratic Services by 12.30pm on the working day before the meeting.

Minutes:

There were two members of the public registered to speak, they were heard before consideration of the relevant agenda items (heritage strategy and gas safety certificates).

172.

Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) pdf icon PDF 123 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Director of Commissioned Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Commissioned Services introduced the report which set out the background to the potential establishment of a Local Authority Trading Company to manage the council’s waste collection and street cleansing services from January 2021. The business plan had been compiled including specialist financial and legal advice.

 

The Committee made comments and asked questions. The Director of Commissioned Services, Chief Executive and a representative from the council consultants gave points of clarification where necessary. Matters including the following were covered:

 

1.    The option of bringing the service fully in-house had been discounted at an earlier stage by the previous council as early indicators had shown that it would be significantly more expensive than the option now being considered.

 

2.    There were many more decisions to be made regarding detailed operational matters and these decisions could be made by the officers. It was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote AGREED that this would happen in consultation with the group leaders.

 

3.    The modelling of the LATCo option was based on the current collection regime which had been agreed in 2018/19. This helped to make the costings more accurate.

 

4.    It appeared that the current contractor had under-bid for the contract by around £1millon a year - this meant to successful deliver the service, whether via a LATCo, another contract with a third party or in-house the council would need to pay more than it currently did.

 

5.    A LATCo would give a greater level of flexibility and a more responsive delivery of the services - currently when changes were needed this took a very long time to implement.

 

6.    One of the key areas would be management of staff performance and motivation, including conditions of service.

 

7.    The governance structure was important to make sure the council could retain control of this over the performance of this service.

 

8.    Retaining control and flexibility was particularly important at this stage as environmental concerns were likely to impact in the expectations on this service.

 

9.    Communication with the public was very important so they understand that the intention was to fix current issues and retain control rather than designing the service.

 

10.  It would be important to monitor and communicate performance in a robust and suitable way in the future.

 

RECOMMENDED (to Full Council):

 

(a)  The establishment of a Local Authority Trading Company to manage the council’s Waste Collection and Street Cleansing services from January 2021.

(b)  To delegate to the Chief Executive in consultation with the group leaders the implementation of the set-up of the company to include all governance, legal, financial and procurement matters.

 

Reason for the decision: The viability of the LatCo has been satisfactorily tested and would provide the council with greater control over the delivery of the services and the flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd and Wilson-Hamilton (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstaining from the proposal:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 172.

173.

Heritage Strategy pdf icon PDF 72 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Planning.

 

Appendix 2 to follow.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Prior to the consideration of the item a member of the public, Sian Pettman spoke to the Committee).

 

The Head of Planning, in reference to the points made by the public speaker, explained that there was a ‘live’ planning application in relation to the Wincheap Park and Ride which will be considered by the Planning Committee in due course. He went on to introduce the report which set out the final strategy following public consultation.

 

The report indicated that the options open to the Committee were to:

·         adopt the strategy

·         not to adopt the strategy

·         adopt subject to any changes

 

The Chairman spoke as heritage champion to explain that the strategy was a live working document that would be reviewed regularly.

 

The Committee made comments and the Head of Planning provided clarification on several points including the following:

 

1.    Heritage was a key economic driver for the district and would help inform the corporate plan.

 

2.    The draft document had been well received by the public during its consultation.

 

3.    The document referenced other Council strategies and policies which had a heritage dimension, the actions set out in those strategies and policies were not repeated in the Heritage Strategy.

 

4.    The Strategy was a high level look across the council and there was an asset management strategy coming forward which would set out more detailed actions relating to the Council’s assets.

 

The recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the heritage strategy be adopted.

 

Reason for the decision: Historic England and the local community had been involved in the formation of the strategy and the comments received in the public consultation on the draft strategy were very positive. The adoption of the strategy would support the delivery of the Local Plan 2017 and Corporate Plan.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

174.

Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 57 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Planning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning introduced the report. The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) set out how the council aims to involve the community in the planning decisions that would shape the future of the District. These decisions included deciding planning applications and making the Local Plan.

 

The report indicated that the options open to the Committee were to:

·         carry out a consultation on the statement

·         not to carry out a consultation on the statement

·         to carry out a consultation subject to any changes

 

The Committee made comments and the recommendations set out in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the Statement of Community Involvement be approved for consultation.

 

Reason for the decision: The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the council aims to involve the community and stakeholders in shaping the future of our district, through the planning process. This includes how the community and stakeholders can get involved in planning applications, Local Plan preparation and neighbourhood plans. Consultation would ensure our Statement of Community Involvement was effective and fit for purpose for our local community and stakeholders.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

175.

Planning Enforcement Plan pdf icon PDF 51 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Planning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning introduced the enforcement plan which set out how the council would prioritise its response to breaches of planning control, balancing resources, legal factors or risks and the public interest.

 

The report indicated that the options open to the Committee were to:

·         carry out a consultation on the plan

·         not to carry out a consultation on the plan

·         to carry out a consultation subject to any changes

 

The Committee made comments and suggestions. The recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the draft Planning Enforcement Plan be published for consultation.

 

Reason for the decision: To ensure the draft Planning Enforcement Plan was effective in prioritising planning enforcement work to ensure that public money was most efficiently spend on the matters on the public interest.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

176.

The Self and Custom Build Register pdf icon PDF 77 KB

TO CONSIDER  the report of the Head of Planning.

Minutes:

The Planning Manager (Planning Policy & Heritage) introduced the report which concerned the requirements under the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015. The report sets out a proposal to introduce a local connection test for people on the Self and Custom Build Register and to introduce a joining fee and annual renewal charge for inclusion on the Register.

 

The recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the council introduces local connection criteria, and a joining and annual fee to be entered on the Self and Custom Build Register.

 

Reason for the decision: The local connection criteria would provide more accurate information about demand for this type of housing and a charge would assist with the administrative costs of managing the register.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

177.

Key Performance Indicator Outturns 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Commercial and Cultural Development, Commissioned Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Commissioning and Performance Manager introduced the Annual Report which provided an analysis of the council’s performance for the previous financial year against its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It also provided a progress report in relation to the aims and principles of the Corporate Plan 2016-2020.

 

The Committee discussed the performance outturns and the Chief Executive, Director of Resources and Commissioning and Performance Manager gave points of clarification where necessary. The following matters were covered:

 

1.    It was important to be careful about communications of outturns when the results did not match popular experience of a service.

 

2.    It might be possible to provide data regarding some of the outturns at a ward level.

 

3.    Outturns regarding litter, play areas and park and ride were also discussed.

 

RESOLVED: That the Policy and Resources Committee noted the council’s performance and approved the publication of the Annual Report 2018/19 as set out in Appendix 1.

 

Reason for the decision: The Key Performance Indicators measured how the council is performing against the aims of the Corporate Plan and councillors set the targets for these.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Edwards, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamiliton (11)

Against the proposal: Eden-Green (1)

Abstaining from the proposal: Ricketts (1)

178.

Council Tax Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 115 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

Report to follow.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive introduced the report which updated on the progress made on the review of the Council Tax Support Scheme in liaison with other Kent authorities. The introduction of Universal Credit was making the existing scheme increasingly complex for recipients and the council and a simplification was proposed.

 

The intention was to make improvements to the process for the majority, and a reduction in administration costs, rather than to reduce the support people get. The proposals would be subject to an eight week public consultation.

 

The options set out in the report were to -

·         consult on the proposed banded scheme

·         increase the level of council tax beyond that assumed in the four-year financial plan

·         use council reserves to fund the scheme

·         make reductions to services over and above the savings already identified in the financial plan

 

Councillors asked questions and the Deputy Chief Executive and a representative from Civica gave points of clarification. The recommendations in the report were proposed, seconded and when put to a vote agreed.

 

RECOMMENDED (to Full Council): To consult on the proposed Council Tax Support Scheme for 2020/21 as set out in the report.

 

Reason for the decision: The introduction of Universal Credit has a significant impact on the administration of Council Tax Support and the council therefore needs to review its scheme to ensure that as Universal Credit is rolled out for all working age customers the scheme meets the needs of customers and the council. The proposed banded scheme is a practical response to these challenges in that it is simpler for both customers and the council.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

179.

Capital Outturn Report 2018/19 - General Fund and Housing Revenue Account pdf icon PDF 167 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Director of Finance and Procurement.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Finance introduced the report which detailed the position against General Fund and Housing capital spending for the last financial year, and advised on schemes that have slipped or overspent. She drew attention to the detailed breakdown of the projects slipping from 2018/19 to 2019/20.

 

Councillors made comments and in particular concern was raised about the underspends listed in the Housing Revenue Account as this indicated that residents homes and the council’s housing stock were not being well maintained.

 

The recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee noted the carry forward of unspent capital budget provisions for those projects identified and to approve the realignment and slippage of the Housing Revenue Account capital budgets.

 

Reason for the decision: There was no adverse impact on council financial resources. The only practical option is to note the carry forwards, approve the use of underspend to cover the in year overspends on schemes as detailed in Appendix A and to approve the realignment of the Housing Revenue Accounts capital budgets.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (12)

Against the proposal: Ricketts (1)

Abstaining from the proposal: None

180.

Provisional Outturn for General Fund & Housing Revenue Account pdf icon PDF 208 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Director of Finance and Procurement

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Finance introduced the report setting out the outturn for the General Fund Revenue Account and Housing Revenue Account for 2018/19. Both accounts showed a favourable variance at the year-end when compared with budget.

 

The recommendations in the report were proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(b)  To endorse the action of the Deputy Chief Executive in respect of additional contributions to reserves identified in this report.

 

Reason for the decision: The General Fund Revenue Budget was £12,000 underspent for 2018/19. This is a favourable position and is a combination of Directors and Heads of Service continuing to manage expenditure, additional unforeseen one off savings, and a general improvement in income levels. The surplus transferred to the general fund reserve will provide additional funds should the contingent liabilities materialise.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

 

181.

Councillor involvement in working group activity and key subject matters pdf icon PDF 86 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Head of Corporate Governance

Minutes:

The Chief Executive introduced the report. The Committee were being asked to consider any additional working groups should be added to the list agreed by council at the annual meeting and whether to agree to a new arrangement of councillor champions.

 

The report explained that the Committee had the option of adding additional task and finish working groups to the list, which would be kept under periodic review.

 

The recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the role of Councillor Champion as set out in the report be formally endorsed and delegated authority passed to the Chief Executive to make appointments in consultation with the Leader.

 

Reason for the decision: Councillor involvement in working groups and key subject areas offered a number of benefits to the council. The opportunity to contribute local knowledge, background information and expertise on matters of interest supplements the practical and professional expertise provided by officers.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

182.

References from Committees and Area Forums pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Community Committee, on its meeting on 26 June 2019, RECOMMENDED (to the Policy and Resources Committee) that the Fixed Penalty Notice level for Duty of Care be set at £300 and that the Fixed Penalty Notice level for graffiti and fly posting be set as £150. The report can be found here.

 

The minute reads:

 

“It was decided to take each FPN in turn.  It was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed that the FPN levels in the report for Duty of Care were agreed.

 

It was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote agreed that the FPN levels in the report for Graffiti and fly tipping were agreed.

 

RECOMMENDED (to Policy and Resources Committee) – that the Fixed Penalty Notice level for Duty of Care be set at £300.

 

Reason for decision: The approved option offered a fair and robust approach to the offence of duty of care to ensure that the environment is considered and those responsible were held to account.  The council spends a considerable amount of money to clear up after and to respond to complaints regarding these matters and the fine level would be appropriate to this activity.

 

Record of voting:

 

For the proposal: Councillors Baker, Butcher, Carnac, Clark, Cornell, Dawkins, Flack, Howes, M Jones-Roberts, Maslin, Sole and Vickery-Jones (12).

Against the proposal: 0

Abstained from voting: 0

 

RECOMMENDED (to the Policy and Resources Committee) – that the Fixed Penalty Notice level for graffiti and fly posting be set as £150.

 

Reason for decision: The approved option offered a fair and robust approach to the offence of graffiti and fly posting to ensure that the environment is considered and those responsible were held to account.  The council spends a considerable amount of money to clear up after and to respond to complaints regarding these matters and the fine level would be appropriate to this activity.

 

Record of voting:

 

For the proposal: Councillors Baker, Butcher, Carnac, Clark, Cornell, Dawkins, Flack, Howes, M Jones-Roberts, Maslin, Sole and Vickery-Jones (8).

Against the proposal: Butcher, Cornell, Dawkins and Vickery-Jones (4).

Abstained from voting: 0

 

 

TO CONSIDER that the Fixed Penalty Notice level for Duty of Care be set at £300 and that the Fixed Penalty Notice level for graffiti and fly posting be set as £150.

 

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive drew attention to the recommendations set out in the agenda. These were proposed, seconded and when put to a vote agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

(a)  That the Fixed Penalty Notice level for Duty of Care be set at £300.

(b)  That the Fixed Penalty Notice level for graffiti and fly posting be set as £150.

 

Reason for decision: The levels offered a fair and robust approach to the offences to ensure that the environment is considered and those responsible were held to account.  The council spends a considerable amount of money to clear up after and to respond to complaints regarding these matters and the fine level would be appropriate to this activity.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

183.

East Kent Housing - Gas Safety Certificates pdf icon PDF 170 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Earlier in the meeting Councillor Harvey-Quirke made a voluntary announcement that she was a council tenant and Councillor R Thomas made a voluntary announcement that he had family members who were council tenants)

 

(Prior to consideration of the item a member of the public, David Hirst, spoke to the committee.)

 

The Chief Executive drew attention to the exempt information contained in the agenda and introduced the item. He explained that in May it had emerged that there were serious issues of non-compliance with regards to East Kent Housing’s (EKH) management of gas safety across East Kent’s council housing stock. Subsequently it emerged that there are further cases of potential non-compliance with regards to other areas of safety work. As a result of the failures in gas compliance, the Monitoring Officer would report on this breach to the Council meeting on 18th July (this report was included as an appendix for the Committee).

 

The report set out the context to these issues of non-compliance and how they were being addressed. The report also set out the steps the East Kent councils were taking to ensure these issues of non-compliance did not occur again, including the need to consider alternative options for the future delivery of the management of council housing. The report was the proposed reply to the Monitoring Officer’s report, and so the Committee were being asked to make its recommendations to the forthcoming meeting of the Council.

 

The Chief Executive went on to make the following additional points:

 

1.    There was a Board of Trustees, the membership of which included a councillor from each of the four councils who were joint owners of  EKH. The Board were responsible for the operational management of EKH.

 

2.    There was also a client officer relationship with EKH.

 

3.    Up until mid-may the information reported to the council had indicated a high level of performance in regard to compliance issues.

 

4.    The contract with the supplier responsible for carrying out the gas safety checks had been ended and a new temporary one was now in place with other providers to ensure the backlog of work was completed as soon as possible.

 

5.    The work to issue gas safety certification to the backlog of overdue homes was largely complete. There were six remaining properties in the district each requiring some form of forced entry to complete and so the necessary processes were underway.

 

6.    The new permanent contractor would be in place from November, in the meantime the temporary contractors would be continuing to issue the certificates to ensure now further breaches.

 

7.    Each council had referred itself to the Social Housing Regulator.

 

8.    The Health and Safety Executive had visited EKH and appeared to be satisfied, for now, that everything was being done to rectify the issue.

 

9.    There would be a fuller investigation by the councils, and in all likelihood by the Social Housing Regulator, into what happened.

 

10.  Legal action was being considered and would be discussed in more detail  ...  view the full minutes text for item 183.

184.

Date of next meeting

7pm 17 July 2019 for a special meeting relating to climate change. The next ordinary meeting will be 7pm 9 October 2019. Both will be held in the Guildhall, St Peter’s Place, Canterbury.

Minutes:

A special meeting on Climate Change was being held at 7pm on the 17 July 2019 and the next scheduled meeting would be held at 7pm on the 9 October 2019.

185.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

There was no other urgent business for the meeting.

186.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

TO RESOLVE – That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act or the Freedom of Information Act or both

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act or the Freedom of Information Act or both.

187.

East Kent Housing - Gas Safety Certificates - Annex exempt from publication

(This report contains information the disclosure of which is likely to prejudice the commercial interest of both the Council and other bodies (section 43 Freedom of Information Act 2000). The Council considers that at present the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing it. Paragraph 3 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 also applies.)

 

TO CONSIDER

 

Minutes:

(The committee began consideration of this item under minute 183).

 

The Chief Executive advised on further issues. The Committee discussed the matters and the Chief Executive gave points of clarification when appropriate.

 

The recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote unanimously agreed.

 

RECOMMENDED (to Full Council):

 

That this report is adopted as the response of the council to the Monitoring Officer in accordance with the requirements of Section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, and that a copy of it be provided to all councillors and the Monitoring Officer.

 

That a further report is prepared on the wider issues of housing management for this council and to commence consultation with the council’s tenants as soon as practicable on withdrawal from East Kent Housing (EKH) including the option of bringing the housing management function back within the council’s control.

 

Reasons for the recommendation: The safety of tenants was of paramount concern. The recent issues regarding gas safety and potential non-compliance in other areas of East Kent Housing’s work are of grave concern to the council and the other three East Kent districts. Immediate actions have been put in place to rectify the gas certifications issue and progress has been made. The district’s four Chief Executives are meeting with EKH’s Chief Executive on a weekly basis to ensure actions were implemented. It was time for the council to review future options for the management of this council’s housing and tenant services. This work would allow councillors to consider the most effective way to deliver these services in future.

 

Record of the voting

For the proposal: Baldock, Cook, Dekker, Eden-Green, Edward, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R Thomas, Todd, Wilson-Hamilton (13)

Against or abstaining from the proposal: None

188.

Any other urgent business which falls under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both

It will be necessary to pass a resolution to exclude the press and the public if any business is to be considered under this item.

Minutes:

There was no other urgent business to consider at the meeting.