Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting

2.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 16 September 2019.

3.

Public Contributions

15 minute period for public contributions

4.

Declarations of interest

Members with interests to declare should refer to the Agenda item and describe the nature of their interest when the item is being discussed.

5.

Agreement of Agenda Items Part I and II

6.

To consider correspondence or other business especially brought forward by the direction of the Chair

7.

To answer questions submitted under Procedural Rule A9

8.

Schedule of Committee Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Paid Service

9.

Local Government Finance Settlement 2020 - 21

To receive a verbal update from the Strategic Manager (Resources)

10.

Treasury Management pdf icon PDF 394 KB

To receive the report of the Strategic Manager (Resources) which had been deferred from 16 September 2019 Full Council.

Additional documents:

11.

Strategic Plan pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To receive the report of the Leader/Head of Paid Service

Additional documents:

12.

Climate Change

To receive a presentation from the Lead Member for Climate Change.

13.

Constitution Working Group

To receive a verbal update from the Leader/Head of Paid Service.

14.

Petitions

To receive petitions (if any)

15.

Notices of Motion

15a

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Cottle-Hunkin

Great Torrington Town Council passed this motion at their Full Council meeting on Thursday 5th September 2019:

 

“Great Torrington Town Council recognise the importance and the urgency of the climate crisis we are currently in and are working on solutions to the problem.  

 

“Great Torrington Town Council would support a planning policy to make it compulsory for all new builds (for dwelling and employment use) to have sources of renewable energy (such as solar panels) fitted and ready to use on completion.

 

“Great Torrington Town Council also propose that Torridge District Council should lead the way on this and fit solar panels on the roof of Great Torrington’s swimming pool and other Council-owned buildings across Torridge.”

 

I would ask that Torridge District Council support this motion and extend it to the whole of the area and lobby the Government where necessary.  As well as the use of renewable energies it is also essential to include in any policy the importance of energy efficiency of buildings both in terms of design and materials used.

 

15b

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor D Bushby

That Torridge District Council seriously look at re-establishing a direct labour force.

 

The town councils of both Bideford and Northam have done this and it has proven to be very effective in terms of work done and value for money.

 

 

15c

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor D Bushby

That due to the fact that we have a new council, with roughly half that number being newly elected and having no knowledge whatsoever about any development on Brunswick wharf, and several members of the previous council having little or no knowledge of what is proposed or not, that all such negotiations with the preferred developer be shelved with immediate effect. Also that any future development of this area be subject to full public consultation to decide the way forward. 

 

I realise that this may incur costs on the council but consider this to be the lesser of two evils.

 

 

15d

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor D McGeough

That Torridge install two swings, which are suitable for use by children with physical disabilities.  One swing to be installed in Victoria Park and the other swing at the Pollyfield Play area.  This will provide Inclusion in play activities for children with physical disabilities.  I believe this is a moral duty of the district council to provide such facilities in the 21st century.

 

 

 

15e

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor D McGeough

I would urge the members to support a retractable cover for the pool in Victoria park, we have lots of anti social behaviour in the park with mindless people throwing glass into the small pool.     A cover would prevent this and provide every resident and visitor to the park with peace of mind when choosing to use this great facility in Torridge!

 

15f

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor D McGeough

The cleaning of the Kingsley statue is in urgent need of attention. The statue belongs to TDC and the BTC who cleaned it as a manor court presentment back in 2012-13, at the cost of the Town Council’s budget  As the ward member lots of residents have asked me to carry out this request.  After chatting with Sean Kearney I can confirm the Town council has not contacted him or TDC for the Maintenance team to clean it.    So I now look for our authority to do so.

 

 

 

15g

Notice of Motion from Councillor Ford

The consultation for the restructuring of the Fie and Rescue Service has been extended.

 

However, I have been talking to other Councils where closures have been proposed and it has been suggested that we join together to fund a Judicial Review of the process.

 

I would like to get support in principle to join in with this but recognise our financial position.

 

If this Notice of Motion is supported tonight, I would ask that Community and Resources Committee consider a contribution of £2,500 - £5,000.

16.

Atlantic Racquet Centre

To receive a Presentation from the Atlantic Racquet Centre

17.

Exclusion of Public

The Chair to move:

 

“That the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting because of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972”

18.

PART II - (CLOSED SESSION)

 

Items which may be taken in the absence of the public and press on the grounds that exempt information may be disclosed.