Agenda

Venue: Town Hall - Bridge Street, Bideford, EX39 2HS. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@torridge.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting

2.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 28 October and 11 November 2019.

Additional documents:

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.

Election of Leader of the Council

9.

Election of Deputy Leader of the Council

If the current Deputy Leader is appointed Leader of the Council

10.

Appointment of Councillor Director of ND+

11.

Homelessness Strategy pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To receive the report of the Customer Support Manager.

Additional documents:

12.

Localisation of Council Tax Support pdf icon PDF 516 KB

To receive the report of the Customer Support Manager

13.

Council Tax Base 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To receive the report, together with Appendix 1, of the Strategic Manager Resources

Additional documents:

14.

Mid-Year Review of Treasury Management pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To receive the report of the Strategic Manager (Resources)

Additional documents:

15.

Northern Devon Futures Group

To receive a verbal report of the Planning and Economy Manager and/or Sean MacKney, Petroc

16.

Petitions

To receive petitions (if any)

17.

Notices of Motion

17a

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor McGeough

For TDC to be the leading example for the first official Green Burial site - hopefully at the Bowden Green site, but anywhere in TDC would be helpful.

This would tie in very well with our biodiversity approach for the district.

 

 

17b

Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Craigie

That this council being the licencing authority for Taxis encourage the transition to electric taxis in Bideford by:-

 

1.    Creation of a new GREEN TAXI BAY for electric taxis on the Quay on the opposite side of the road to the existing taxi rank (Using the existing under utilised loading bay)

 

2.    Installing 2 charging points for the taxis

 

3.    Offering interest free loans to taxi drivers wishing to change their taxi to an electric vehicle. ( This will be limited by funds available, so in the event that there are too many applicants a draw will be held)

 

4.    As funds are replenished, by the loan repayments and sale of electricity to the taxis, new loans will be made available

 

18.

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”

19.

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.

 

20.

Staffing - Confidential update from the Chair of Council