Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting, livestream on Youtube

Contact: Democracy Office 

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The meeting was a remote meeting held in accordance with the regulations under Section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

13.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 393 KB

To receive, as read, the Minutes of the proceedings of the previous Council meeting, and to confirm them or otherwise.

Minutes:

 WAS AGREED

The Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 27th May 2020 were agreed as an accurate record.

14.

Public Question Time

To receive questions, statements or petitions (if any) from members of the public.

Minutes:

Samina Ali and the Bishop of Burnley, Right Reverend Philip North addressed the Council under the Request to Speak Policy on the annexation of the  occupied West Bank.

15.

Notice of Motion - Annexation of part of the occupied West Bank pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Bea Foster and seconded by Councillor Shah Hussain that;

 

Residents in Burnley, including those in the interfaith community are very concerned about what is happening in the Holy Land.  This issue has been debated regularly by the Building Bridges in Burnley Forum.  As a town we need to continue to work hard on the relationship between all sections of the community, and the situation in Palestine is of direct relevance to building community cohesion in Burnley.

 

It is proposed that the Council resolve to send a letter to our local MP to ask him to represent these concerns over the plans of the new Israeli coalition 2020.

 

The annexation is a breach of international Law, which rejects any acquisition of territory through force and would be a major threat to peace and the 2 state solution, which is the official Government policy for all who live in Israel/Palestine.  As a Council, we call on the MP and the Government to speak out against this injustice and support whatever international sanctions are necessary to stop this illegal annexation taking place, which against numerous UN resolutions.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.4 a recorded vote was taken.

 

On being put to the vote the motion was declared to be carried and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Annexation of Part of the Occupied Wet Banl Resolution Carried
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  • 16.

    Tackling homelessness and providing a night shelter for rough sleepers within the Borough of Burnley pdf icon PDF 218 KB

    To consider the Executive response to the motion first submitted in February 2020.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to the Executive`s response to a motion on Tackling Homelessness and Providing a Night Shelter for Rough Sleepers in the Borough of Burnley which had been referred to the Executive because if carried it would have the effect of materially increasing the expenditure or reduce the revenue of the Council or involve capital expenditure.

    (Full Council Minute 67 refers)

     

    The matter was an Executive function and the Executive`s decision was

     

    That the Executive

    1.    Approves the implementation of the temporary housing scheme A Bed Every Night as set out in the report; and

    2.    Approves the use of £45,000, identified through the budget amendment approved at Full Council on 26th February 2020, as a contribution to fund the scheme; and

    3.    Reports to Full Council that the proposals in the report is more sustainable than a night shelter and will strengthen the Council`s capacity to tackle rough sleeping; and

    4.    Reports to Full Council that a draft Prevention of Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy has been prepared and that a consultation process would be undertaken soon.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That the decision of the Executive be noted.

    17.

    Lancashire Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 273 KB

    To consider a report on a potential Lancashire Combined Authority.

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to whether the Council should work with other Lancashire Councils to explore a Lancashire Combined Authority with a directly elected Mayor.

     

    It was moved by Councillor Charlie Briggs and seconded by Councillor Margaret Lishman that

     

    1.    That Full Council approves that the Council should work with other Lancashire Councils to explore a Lancashire Combined Authority with a directly elected Mayor; and

     

    2.    If Full Council supports 1. above a report be brought back to a future Full Council for further consideration on the results of the work and any associated options.

     

    An amendment was moved by Councillor Mark Townsend and seconded by Councillor Lian Pate (amendment shown in bold and underlined) as follows;

     

    2a. Council notes the previous decision of the Council in December 2015 on a Combined Authority without an elected Mayor and no requirement to acknowledge that local government functions may need to be simplified.

     

    2b. That Council approves that, after the Governments  English Devolution White Paper has been published, the Council should work, with all 14 other Lancashire Councils to explore a Lancashire Combined Authority with a directly elected Mayor, with limited powers as agreed by Lancashire Leaders at their meeting on June 10th, 2020.

     

    2c. If full Council supports 2b. a report would be brought to a future Full Council for further consideration on the results of the work and any associated options.

     

    2d. That Council rejects any form of local government reorganisation, or simplification, as a condition for the establishment of a Lancashire Combined Authority.

     

    Adjournment of meeting

    The mayor adjourned the meeting at 7.48 pm

     

    The meeting reconvened at 8.03 pm

     

    On being put to the vote the amendment was declared to be carried

     

    An amendment to 2 (b) of the substantive motion was moved by Councillor Andy Fewings and seconded by Councillor Sarah Hall (amendments shown in bold and underlined)

     

    2b. That Council approves that, after the Governments  English Devolution White Paper has been published, the Council should work, with all 14 other Lancashire Councils to explore a Lancashire Combined Authority with all governance options on the table, including without an elected mayor, at the outset of these new discussions.

     

     

    On being put to the vote the amendment was declared to be LOST

     

    On being put to the vote the substantive motion was declared to be CARRIED and it was

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    The Full Council approves that the Council should work with other Lancashire Councils to explore a Lancashire Combined Authority with a directly elected Mayor;

     

    2.    (a) Council notes the previous decision of the Council in December 2015 on a Combined Authority without an elected Mayor and no requirement to acknowledge that local government functions may need to be simplified.

     

    (b) That Council approves that, after the Governments  English Devolution White Paper has been published, the Council should work, with all 14 other Lancashire Councils to explore a Lancashire Combined Authority with a directly elected Mayor, with limited powers as agreed by Lancashire Leaders at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

    18.

    Coronavirus Potential Budget Implications pdf icon PDF 736 KB

    To consider a report outlining the potential budget implications of the Coronavirus.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Further to Minute 12 of the Executive 7th July 2020 consideration was given to the potential financial impact on the 2020/21 revenue budget following the Coronavirus pandemic.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the current forecast financial impact of Covid-19 as shown be noted, and the financial impact be modified and updated regularly to inform action plans to deal with the loss of income and increased expenditure;

     

    2.    That Officers continue to work on a number of options to mitigate potential financial impact and bring forward options for decisions as appropriate.  It be noted that a review of some service provision may be necessary if additional Central Government funding is not forthcoming;

     

    3.    That the Council, along with other District Councils and industry groups continue to lobby Central Government for additional funding; and

     

    4.    It was recognised that additional funding has been received from Central Government following publication of the agenda/report.

     

     

    Duration of the Meeting

    In accordance with Council procedure rule 13 (i) Members considered a motion without notice to continue the meeting beyond three hours in duration until the business was concluded and it was RESOLVED accordingly

    19.

    Constitutional Updates pdf icon PDF 253 KB

    To inform Members of minor amendments to the Constitution and Urgent Decisions made by the Chief Executive using Urgency Powers.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to the constitutional updates and Council delegations made since the last meeting.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the minor amendment to Part 2 of the Constitution increasing the number of officers authorised to seal documents be noted;

     

    2.    That the Urgent Delegated (Council/Executive Function) decisions be noted relating to;

     

    ·         Local Authority Discretionary Business Grant Scheme

    ·         Local Authority Discretionary Business Grant Scheme Amendment

    ·         Environmental Health (Compliance Officer) – Streetscene

     

     

    3.    That the call-in waiver be noted for Urgent Executive Decisions relating to;

    ·         Local Authority Discretionary Business Grant Scheme

    ·         Local Authority Discretionary Business Grant Scheme Amendment

    ·         Environmental Health (Compliance) Officer – Streetscene

    ·         Burnley Market Recovery Plan

     

    19a

    Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 29 KB

    To consider appointments to Committees for the remainder of 2020/21.

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to appointments to the Audit and Standards Committee and to the outside body of Lancashire County Council (LCC) Health Scrutiny Committee.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That Councillor Margaret Lishman be appointed to the Audit ad Standards Committee for the remainder of the 2020/21 municipal year to replace Councillor Howard Baker; and

     

    2.    That Councillor Lian Pate be appointed as Lead member on the LCC Health Scrutiny Committee to replace Councillor Tracy Kennedy and Councillor Tracy Kennedy by the substitute member.

    20.

    Reports of Committee Chairs pdf icon PDF 278 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED              That the reports of the Chairs of Scrutiny, Audit and Standards, Development Control and Licensing should be noted.

    21.

    Strategic Plan Progress Reports pdf icon PDF 825 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED              That the Strategic Plan Progress Reports of Executive Members be noted.