Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting, livestream on Youtube

Contact: Democracy Office 

Items
No. Item

73.

Minute Silence

To hold a minutes silence on remembrance of former Borough Councillors Mohammed Fazal Subhan, David Heginbotham and Paula Riley.

Minutes:

The Mayor asked members to join him in a minute silence in remembrance of former borough Councillors Mohammed Fazal Subhan, David Heginbotham and Paula Riley.

 

He also paid tribute to David Knagg, who had served as a Trustee on the Stocks Massey Bequest Fund for 36 years.

 

Members paid tribute to them and passed on their condolences to their respective families.

74.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

The following members declared non prejudicial interests (other) on the following items.  They stayed in the meeting and were able to vote on the items;

 

Councillor Margaret Lishman - items 6(b) and 6(g). 

 

Councillor Cosima Towneley – item 6(b) and 6(g).

 

Councillor Andy Fewings – items 6(a), 6(b) and 6(g)

 

Councillor Lian Pate – item 6(b)

 

 

 

75.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 271 KB

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED         The Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 16th December 2020  were agreed as a correct record.

76.

Mayor's Communications

To receive communications (if any) from His Worshipful the Mayor.

Minutes:

There were no communications to report.

77.

Public Question Time

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

Minutes:

Clare Hales addressed the Council under the request to speak policy on Burnley Bridge, Burnley Market Hall and on fixed penalty notices issued in Hapton.

78.

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2020/21 Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 677 KB

To consider the revised budget for 2020/21.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With reference to Minute 20 of the Executive (15th February 2021) consideration was given to the forecast outturn position for year as at 31st March 2021 based upon actual spending and income to 31st December 2020.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  That approval be given to the latest revised net budget of £15.693m as shown in Table 1; and

 

(2)  That approval be given for the net transfers to earmarked reserves of £1.334m as shown in Appendix 2.

79.

Capital Budget Monitoring 2020/21 Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the revised capital budget for 2020/21.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With reference to Minute 71 of the Executive (15th February 2021) consideration was given to the Council`s capital monitoring position.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  That approval of net budget changes totalling a decrease of £2,902,750 giving a revised capital budget for 2020/21 totalling £14,476,665 as detailed in Appendix 1; and

 

(2)  That approval be given to the proposed financing of the revised capital budget totalling £14,476,665 as shown in Appendix 2.

80.

Revenue and Capital Budget and Council Tax 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To seek approval of the Medium Term Financial Strategy and Reserves Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Revenue and Capital Budget and Council Tax for 2021/22.

 

It was moved by Councillor Sue Graham and seconded by Councillor Mark Townsend

 

“That the Council approved the proposals contained in items 6 (c) to 6(h) on the agenda and adopts the relevant minutes of the Executive.  These relate to the approval of the Council`s revenue and capital budget and the setting of the Council Tax 2021/22”

 

An amendment was submitted by the Conservative Group and moved by Councillor Cosima Towneley and seconded by Councillor Tom Commis

 

That the Council ring fence the sums detailed below for the purpose of facilitating the following agendas: Adult retraining & education, Climate Change Emergency, Local Flooding and Health & Wellbeing. 

 

 

 

Funding From:

 

Funding For:

1.        

 Climate Change Emergency (2021)

Community Recovery Plan

£50,000

 

£25,000

£75,000

Climate Change Emergency / Local Flooding Agenda

Borough Woodland survey, Beating up, siting & establishment of new Community Orchards or other woodland (possibly commercial plantings)

2.        

 

 Covid Reserve

Water Fountain Fund

 

 

£100,000

£20,500

£120,500. 00

 

 

 

Health & Wellbeing Agenda

Padiham Greenway – Sweetclough Link

Padiham Greenway – Pollard Moor Link

Padiham Bypass – Foxendole Lane Link

Maintenance & Repair of present Greenway infrastructure

*Total costs for 3 schemes in total

3.        

Climate Change Emergency 2020

Community Recovery Plan

 

 

 

£25,000

£25,000

50,000

 

Employment & Retraining

 

Adult Upskilling

 

Total  £245,500

 

 

Adjournment of meeting

 

With the consent of members the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7.37pm

 

The meeting reconvened at 7.52 pm

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.7 a recorded vote was taken on the amendment.

 

The amendment was declared to be LOST.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.7 a recorded vote was taken on the original motion and it was declared to be CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)              That the latest Medium-Tern Financial Strategy be approved;

(2)              That the approach that has been adopted in developing the   budget  proposals that reflect the Council`s Strategic Objectives            for 2021/22 be endorsed;

(3)              That the proposals contained in this report be approved;

(4)              That the setting of a Council Tax Requirement of £7,266,131 for       the financial year 2021/22 be approved;

(5)              That the setting of a Net Budget Requirement of £15,415,612 for      2021/22 be approved;

(6)              That the statutory report issued by the Head of Finance and Property under the Local Government Act 2003 be received;

(7)              That the Chief Operating Officer/Heads of Service be authorised      to progress action plans to deliver the 2021/22 budget;

(8)                   That approval be given to a Council Tax (Band D) figure of                            £312.28 for this Council for the year commencing 1st April 2021                 and adopt the statutory resolution to set the full Council Tax for              the year.  This is equivalent to a 1.99% Council Tax increase:

(9)                   That the 2021/22 Capital Budget, totalling £18,792,347, as set                      out in Appendix 1 be approved;

(10)                 That the Capital Strategy 2021-26 as set out in Appendix 4 be                      approved.

(11)                 Thar the treasury management strategy statement for 2021/22                     as set out in Appendix 1 be approved;          

(12)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Conservative Group Amendment Amendment Rejected
Revenue and Capital budget and Council tax 2021/22 Motion Carried
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  • 81.

    Strategic Plan 2021 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

    To seek approval of the Strategic Plan 2021.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    With reference to Minute 72 of the Executive (15th February 2021) consideration was given to the Strategi Plan 2021.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That approval be given to the Strategic Plan (appendix1) amended to include the following additional words at the end of PL£ “…and reduce the blight of empty properties”.

    82.

    Localism Act 2011 - Annual Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 155 KB

    To consider the Pay Policy Statement 2021.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    With reference to Minute 77 of the Executive (15th February 2021) consideration was given to the Localism Act 2011- Pay Policy Statement.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That the report and attached Pay Policy Statement for 2021/22 be approved.

    83.

    Constitutional Reporting pdf icon PDF 178 KB

    To note and approve  amendments to the Constitution and to appoint representatives to the LEP Scrutiny.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to the constitutional amendments and reporting since the last Council meetings.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    (1)  That the report detailing the urgent Executive decisions made from August 2018 to December 2020 be noted;

     

    (2)  That the waiver of call in granted relating to an urgent decision (Executive Functions) taken by the Chief Executive on 8th January 2021 relating to the Additional Restrictions Grant be noted;

     

    (3)  That approval be given to a change to Part 3 (Council) Scheme of Delegation to transfer a specific delegation to the Council`s Senior Solicitor to the Council`s Principal Legal Officer (Litigation and Regulation) with effect from 19th March 2021;

     

    (4)  That the changes made by the Leader to Part 3 (Executive) delegations relating to the Senior Solicitor`s retirement from the Council on 19th March 2021 and also relating to the delegations of Community Safety Manager (Appendix 1) be noted;

     

    (5)  That approval be given to an addition to the Council`s Procedure Rules for Remote Meetings (Part 4a of the Constitution) as A10 – Breaks during remote meetings “The Chairman may adjourn a debate or the meeting (without the requirement for a vote pursuant to clause 16 of the Council Procedure Rules) for up to five minutes to allow the opportunity for members and officers to (inter alia) take a refreshment, have a comfort break or attend to dependants.  This will be limited to one five minute break per sixty minute interval”.

     

    (6)  That approval be given to the addition of the LEP Joint Scrutiny to the List of the Council`s Outside Bodies and that Councillor Marcus Johnstone be appointed as Lead member and  Councillor Frank Cant be appointed as substitute member on the LEP Joint Scrutiny.

     

     

    Duration of meeting

     

    In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13(i) members considered a motion without notice to extend the meeting beyond three hours  and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

    84.

    Reports from Committee Chairs pdf icon PDF 250 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED

     

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

     

    Adjournment of meeting at 9.55pm

     

    Under Part 4 (a) (10) of the Council Procedure Rules the Mayor adjourned the meeting for 5 minutes

     

    The meeting reconvened at 10 pm

    85.

    Strategic Plan Progress Reports pdf icon PDF 814 KB

    Minutes:

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

    86.

    Council Tax Appendices A and B

    Minutes:

     

     Council Tax Schedule 2021/22            APPENDIX A

     

     

                                                                                           

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                                                     

    Parish/Town Council Precepts 2021/22          APPENDIX B