Agenda

Council - Monday, 31st January, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth

Contact: Nicola Calver  01246 217753

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interests, not already on their register of interests, in any items on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time. 

3.

Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Chair to sign the attached Minutes of the Council meeting held on 29 November 2021.

4.

Chairman's Announcements (if any)

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make at the meeting.

 

5.

Leader's Announcements (if any)

To receive any announcements the Leader may wish to make at the meeting.

6.

Public Participation

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 8 to allow members of the public to ask questions about the Council’s activities for a period up to fifteen minutes.  The replies to any such questions will be given by the appropriate Cabinet Member.  Questions must be received in writing or by email to the Monitoring Officer by 12 noon twelve clear working days before the meeting.

 

No questions have been submitted under Procedure Rule No 8 for this meeting.

7.

Adoption of Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended) and the Sex Establishment Policy pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Report of Councillor A Dale, Leader of the Council.  

Additional documents:

8.

Annual Audit Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Report of Councillor P Parkin, Portfolio Holder for Finance

Additional documents:

9.

Invitation to Become an Opted In Body for External Audit Appointments pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Report of Councillor P Parkin, Portfolio Holder for Finance.

Additional documents:

10.

Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 519 KB

Report of Councillor P Parkin, Portfolio Holder for Finance.

Additional documents:

11.

Treasury Strategy Reports 2022/23 - 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Councillor P Parkin, Portfolio Holder for Finance.

12.

To answer any questions from Members asked under Procedure Rule No 9.2

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 9.2 to allow Members to ask questions about Council activities.  The replies to any such questions will be given by the Chair of the Council or relevant Committee or the appropriate Cabinet Member.  Questions must be received in writing or by email to the Monitoring Officer by 12 noon twelve clear working days before the meeting. 

 

The following question has been received. 

 

Question from Councillor N Barker to Councillor A Powell

 

Can I ask if and when will a car parking strategy for the whole District will be produced?

13.

To consider any Motions from Members under Procedure Rule No 10

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 10 to consider Motions on notice from Members.  Motions must be received in writing or by email to the Monitoring Officer by 12 noon twelve clear working days before the meeting. 

 

The following motions have been received:-

 

Motion submitted by Councillor R Shipman – Seconded by Councillor D Hancock

 

Council notes:

 

·             The government is asking people to work from home wherever possible;

·             In April 2020, local authorities were allowed to use video and telephone technology to carry out official Council meetings;

·             Legislation is no longer in place to allow for remote/hybrid meetings;

·             Remote meetings are efficient and better for the environment.

 

Council resolves: 

 

·             For the Leader of NEDDC to write to the Local Government Secretary asking them to introduce new legislation as soon as possible to permanently allow official Council meetings to take place remotely, if local authorities wish to make use of it.

 

Motion submitted by Councillor D Hancock

 

Council notes:

·             The challenges facing refuse collection in a district as large and as rural as North East Derbyshire;

·             The impact additional bank holidays have on planning logistics for refuse collection;

·             That many residents have only a 180 litre household waste bin as a result of previous policies adopted by Council and the significantly reduced capacity for excess waste to be stored;

·             That not all residents can drive or have a working pattern that allows them to take excess rubbish to one of the recycling centres;

·             The health and safety impact of heavier bins on our employees as a result of delayed collections;

·             The potential health and safety problems a delay in collection of household waste poses to local residents.

Council believes that no household should go more than two weeks between household waste collections, save for an additional day to accommodate public holidays, except in cases of emergency.

Council resolves to review its scheduling of household waste collections going forward to ensure that no part of the district has to wait in excess of 14 days (or 15 days over a bank holiday period) without their household waste being collected.

14.

Exclusion of Public

The Chair to move:-

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the following item of business to avoid the disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 & 3, Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).

 

15.

Sharley Park Development

a)    Introductory Presentation by the Director of Transformation;

b)    Report of Councillor J Kenyon, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Transformation and Climate Change.

(Paragraph 3)

16.

Councillor Dispensation

Report of the Monitoring Officer.

(Paragraphs 1 & 2)

17.

Chair's Urgent Business

To consider any other matter which the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.