Venue: Remote Meeting, livestream on Youtube
Contact: Democracy Office
To receive, as read, the Minutes of the proceedings of the previous Council meeting and to confirm them or otherwise.
That Subject to the following corrections:
(i) Strategic Plan - minute 74 – that a new objective be added to the Strategic Plan – PE3 - We will work with partners to provide the necessary support systems to end rough sleeping in the Borough,
(ii) Minute 73 – replace ‘ecoply’ with ‘eco plus’
the Minutes of the meeting held on 26th February 2020 be approved.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
Councillor Margaret Lishman, Lian Pate and Emma Payne declared a personal interest (other) in item 5 (c) Appointments to Outside Bodies in relation to the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service.
To consider appointments to committees, working groups and panels for 2020/21.
Consideration was given to a report on the membership of the Council’s committees, working groups and panels for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.
1. That the list of Committees, Working Groups and Panels as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be approved as submitted.
2. That the membership of the Council’s Committee, Working Groups and Panels for the 2020/21 Municipal Year be approved as follows
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES/WORKING GROUPS FOR 2020-21
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE-17 (8-3-3-2-1)
CHAIR –Councillor Andy Tatchell
VICE CHAIR – Councillor Marcus Johnstone
AUDIT and STANDARDS COMMITTEE-9 -to include 1 Executive member and the Chair of Scrutiny Committee (5-1-1-2)
CHAIR – Councillor Paul Campbell
VICE CHAIR – Councillor Sue Graham
DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE-16
-to include relevant Executive member (8-3-2-2-1)
CHAIR – Councillor Frank Cant
VICE CHAIR – Councillor Mark Payne
LICENSING COMMITTEE-15 (7-3-3-1-1)
CHAIR – Councillor Arif Khan
VICE CHAIR –Councillor Frank Cant
MEMBER STRUCTURES AND SUPPORT WORKING GROUP-12 (6-2-2-1-1)
To include Group Leaders
LANCASHIRE POLICE AND CRIME PANEL
(1 member and 2 substitute )
PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS OUTSIDE LONDON (PATROL) ADJUDICATION JOINT COMMITTEE - 2
Include relevant Executive Member
and 1 member from largest opposition group
To consider the appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs of committees for 2020/21 (blank form to be populated).
With reference to Minute 7 the Council gave consideration to the appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Scrutiny, Regulatory and Other Committees for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.
That the following appointments of the Chairs and Vice Chairs be made for the 2020/21 Municipal Year
Vice Chair Marcus Johnstone
Audit and Standards Chair Paul Campbell
Committee Vice Chair Sue Graham
Development Control Chair Frank Cant
Committee Vice Chair Mark Payne
Licensing Committee Chair Arif Khan
Vice Chair Frank Cant
To consider the appointment of representatives to serve on various outside bodies for 2020/21.
Consideration was given to the Council’s appointments to Outside Bodies for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.
That the Outside Bodies List for 2020/21 be approved as set out below
REPRESENTATION ON OUTSIDE BODIES
FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2020/21
SECTION 2 - PERIOD APPOINTMENTS
Consideration was given to the constitutional updates that had been made since the last meeting.
1. That an addition to the delegations of the Strategic Head of Economy and Growth relating to the granting of leases be noted;
2. That the minor amendment in delegation to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services in regard to Tree Preservation Order be noted;
3. That the Urgent delegated (Council Function) decision by the Chief Executive relating to Taxi Licensing Policy be noted;
4. That it be noted that call-in was waived for Urgent Executive Decisions relating to the Reduction in opening hours of Burnley Market, the Closure of Burnley Market, Pioneer Place Deed of Variation, and Land at Tay Street, Burnley
5. That the regulations on remote meetings within The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels Coronavirus Regulations 2020, and the Council’s response to undertaking remote meetings be noted.
To update Members on Urgent Decisions (Council Functions) taken by the Chief Executive using Urgency Powers.
Consideration was given to the Urgent Decisions (Council Functions) taken be the Chief Executive using Urgency Power in respect of the Licensing Policy on Taxis – Vehicles and Drivers, and Council Standing Orders for Meetings.
That the Urgent Decisions(Council Functions) be noted.
To deal with questions (if any) relating to matters not contained in the Minutes before the Council and of which notice in writing has been received in accordance with Standing Order No. 10(2).
Councillor Mark Townsend raised a question under Standing Order No. 10 (3)
“At the next scheduled meeting of the cross party Scrutiny Committee on June 10th can the Chair of Scrutiny include a review of the impact on the Borough of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council response to date and future plans to support businesses and residents?
On the committee identifying and agreeing any specific areas requiring more detailed review can the Chair ensure these are included in the committee work plan and a schedule agreed with Executive Members and officers to appropriately support the work of the committee on this urgent matter?
Councillor Andy Tatchell responded by assuring that he would work with the committee, council officers and Executive members to arrive at a meaningful structure with relevant dates and thereby mount a comprehensive scrutiny review of this subject.