Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Tuesday, 8th November, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, BCP Civic Centre, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. View directions

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

Note: The Council meeting adjoiurned at 11:20pm. The reconvened meeting will be held on 5 December 2022 at 6.00pm 

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26.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors D Butler, C Johnson, C Matthews, S Phillips and A Stribley for that part of the meeting held on 8 November 2022.

Apologies were received from Councillors J Bagwell, B Dion, C Johnson, L Lewis, A Martin, T O’Neill (Vice Chairman), V Ricketts, M Robson, K Wilson for the reconvened meeting on the 5 December 2022.

27.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors M Brooke, N Brooks and T Johnson declared for transparency purposes an interest as a Board Member of Bournemouth Development Company in respect of Minute No. 32 (Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees – Audit and Governance Committee 28 July 2022 – Minute No. 117 – Treasury Management Monitoring Report) and remained present for the discussion and voting thereon.

Councillors L-J Evans and P Hilliard declared for transparency purposes an interest in respect of Minute No. 32 (Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees – Cabinet 7 September 2022 – Minute No. 42 – Wessex Fields Site) and remained present for the discussion and voting thereon.

28.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 598 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 12 July 2022.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2022 were confirmed as a correct record.

 

29.

Announcements and Introductions from the Chairman

To receive any announcements from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chair informed Council that this was the first meeting since the passing of Queen Elizabeth and as a mark of respect asked members to stand for a minutes silence.

The Chair informed Council of the recent passing of two former Councillors, Councillor Sue Anderson from Bournemouth Borough Council and Councillor Brian Clements from Poole Borough Council who had sadly recently passed away.

Councillor M Brooke relayed personal experiences of working with Councillor Brian Clements and Councillor R Lawton relayed personal experiences of working with Councillor Sue Anderson following which Councillors were upstanding for a period of respectful silence.

 

Civic Activities

The Chair took the opportunity to refer to some of the engagements that he had attended since the last Council meeting as detailed below:

·       Launch of the Christchurch Rotary “Living Advent Calendar” (the second one) and mentioning BCP Tourism’s continuing support, attending with the Mayor of Christchurch.

·       The national Ladies Barbershop Convention at the BIC

·       Attended the Christchurch Civic Day at the invitation of the Mayor of Christchurch

·       Cllr Nick Geary’s Funeral at Christchurch Priory (in a personal capacity)

·       Dorset Police “Change Your Mind” Conference at BU sharing the front row with the High Sheriff and the Chief Constable

·       Attended the opening of the new Rehabilitation Centre at the Anglo European University College of Chiropractic in Boscombe

·       Conducted the 999 Emergency Services Flag Day ceremony at BCP Civic Offices Bournemouth

·       Attended the Commodore’s Reception at the Royal Motor Yacht Club and establishing new connections with a Poole based charity they support

·       Opening of the Premier Store Talbot Village

·       Attended the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Oratory at The Sacred Heart on Richmond Hill, Bournemouth

·       Attended the Queen Elizabeth II Musical Oratory and Battle of Britain Service, Reading a Lesson, at Christchurch Priory

·       Attending the Lord Lieutenant’s Awards Ceremony at Kingston Maurward

·       BU Graduation Ceremony at the BIC

·       The High Sheriff’s Proclamation of King Charles III at Dorchester, the Council Offices

·       Read the Proclamation of King Charles III at the BCP Civic Offices Bournemouth the same day

·       Attended an Afternoon Tea for Schools Appeals Volunteers in the Willows Room, BCP Civic Offices Bournemouth

·       Opened the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bournemouth Air Festival , taking the Salute at Beat Retreat and meeting the Flying Tigers who were unable to perform and stage the salute owing to adverse weather conditions.

·       Hosted a table for “BCP Heroes” with Head of Corporate Comms Ms Isla Reynolds at the Air Festival

·       Attended the “Meet The Pilots” Red Arrows’ Association Dinner, accompanying the High Sheriff of Dorset (in a personal capacity)

·       Attended the IGBO People’s New Yam Festival with the Mayors of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Ferndown.

·       Attended the BCHA Festival of Wellbeing in Boscombe with the Mayor of Bournemouth

·       Conducted the Opening of Jollyes Pet Store in Poole with Harry Redknapp

·       Attended a lunch at the RNLI to hear observations about BCP Charity Licensing from Marie Curie and Bournemouth & Christchurch Branch of the RNLI in a private capacity

·       Attended the BSO Proms in the Park

·       Attended the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeID=151&Info=1&bcr=1

 

The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that as some questions and statements had been carried over from the previously postponed meeting that the questions and statements on this occasion would be heard in the order they were received in rather than questions first followed by statements.

Public Question from Ian Clark

I was visiting Hengistbury Head on Sunday 28th August. I thought would be a good occasion to go in the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre. I was astonished to find the visitor centre closed & also to see was closed the previous day on Saturday & also on Bank Holiday Monday.

I cannot understand on the busiest weekend of the year why the visitor centre was closed. There would have been a lot of visitors that would have welcomed the information and products in the visitors centre. 

Why was the visitor centre not open over the bank holiday weekend.

 

Response from Councillor Mark Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Place

I would like to thank Mr Clark for his question,

We endeavour to ensure Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre is open to the public to experience and enjoy as much as possible. Regrettably this Summer owing to marketplace recruitment difficulties and wider staff shortages we have been unable to always keep the visitor centre open as much as we would ordinarily seek to achieve and apologise for any disappointment this has caused.

Working to a rota, those staff directly employed to manage the centre and the wider countryside team who are also based on site, work hard to ensure that closures are kept to a minimum. We are thankful to the volunteers who play a huge role in supporting the centre and keeping it operational and open to the public, however, a member of staff is required to always be on site with them and at times throughout this year this has not been possible.

 

Public Question from Daniel Parkin

Can the leader explain why he told Council on 22 February that a 'detailed report' from KPMG did 'not exist', whereas in fact two reports existed at that stage - a 55-page report with two appendices, dated September 2021; and a second report entitled 'Commercialisation of assets', completed six days prior to the meeting. It would also be good to have an apology from whoever withheld these reports from elected members; had they seen the warnings on page 43 of the first report, re 'SPV borrowing', they might have voted down the budget and a costly fiasco could have been avoided.

 

Response from Councillor Drew Mellor, Leader of the Council

The statement I made on 22 February was not incorrect, as the report which existed at that stage was still in development and subject change. The relevant advice from KPMG was included in the content of the Cabinet/Council report.

 

Public Question from Alex McKinstry

Can we have a detailed explanation of how and why the KPMG reports were withheld from councillors in the run-up to February's budget. This came up at the recent scrutiny meeting,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Petition - Public No Confidence Vote on BCP Leadership

Council is advised that a petition with 2,066 valid signatures has been received requesting that:

“We Council Tax payers have lost all confidence in BCP Council's leader and deputy and we call on them to resign now.”

In accordance with the Constitution a petition with 2,000 + signatures will be referred for debate at a meeting of full Council. The Council is asked to consider the petition and to determine next steps.

Minutes:

The Chairman set out the process for dealing with the petition as set out in the Constitution.

Ian Lawrence the petition organiser provided council with background relating to the submitted petition and reported that the petition was being presented on behalf of 2066 valid signatories.

Council was advised that the petition requested that:

“We Council Tax payers have lost all confidence in BCP Council’s leader and deputy and we call on them to resign now”

In presenting the petition Mr Lawrence read out his submitted statement.

Statement from Ian Lawrence

It's time BCP's Leader and Deputy stepped aside when Levelling-Up Secretary says “some councils abuse a loophole to do dodgy deals which only benefit consultancy and accountancy firms".

Stop semi-bankruptcy, government bailouts, external reviews, overspending, tripling debt, hidden reports and prioritising extravagant vanity projects over failing children's services and exploding needs. 

Stop voters bankrolling FuturePlaces private consultancy despite risk, conflicts of interest, zero transparency and accountability.

Stop scandals with press making BCP a laughingstock & Tories labelling Council "dodgy". Thousands of voters have lost confidence in Council's leadership. Prepare to restore transparency and integrity in 8/11/22's e-petition leadership debate.

The Chairman asked Members to raise any questions of clarification.

A number of questions were raised of Mr Lawrence to which he responded, and following which Council debated the petition in detail.

Following a lengthy debate a proposition was made to move to the next item of business, this was seconded and upon being put to council received more than half of members voting in favour and was therefore carried.

 

The meeting was adjourned at: 9.10 pm reconvened at 9.27 pm

 

32.

Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees (Agenda Items 7 c, d, e and i refer) pdf icon PDF 468 KB

Please refer to the recommendations detailed below.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Item 7c – Audit and Governance Committee 28 July 2022 – Minute No 117 – Treasury Management Monitoring Report

Councillor Beesley, Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee presented the report on Treasury Management Monitoring Report and outlined the recommendations as set out on the agenda.

Members were advised that the Council is required to approve any changes to the prudential indicators.

In debating the item some members expressed concern with regards to increasing borrowing.

RESOLVED that Council: -

(d)            approves the revised prudential indicators set out in the table 9 of the report (‘Revised Treasury Indicators: limits to borrowing activity’);

Note – resolutions (a), (b) and (c) were determined by the Audit and Governance Committee.

Voting: 36:33 2 abstentions

Councillor Farquhar requested that his vote against the recommendation be recorded.

Councillors M Brooke, N Brooks and T Johnson declared for transparency purposes an interest as Board Members of Bournemouth Development Company in respect of this item and remained present for the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Item 7d – Cabinet 7 September 2022 – Minute No 42 – Wessex Fields Site – University Hospital Dorset Link Road

Councillor Broadhead, Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration presented the report on Wessex Fields Site – University Hospital Dorset Link Road and outlined the recommendations as set out on the agenda.

Members were provided with an update on the progression of the master planning and wider redevelopment of Wessex Fields and in relation to this were advised that approval was now sought for additional budget allocation from the Futures Fund for the new link road due to construction industry inflation and an enhanced design based on completing more of the consented road scheme.

A proposition was made to move into exempt session in order to discuss the confidential appendices, this was agreed with no dissent and the following resolution was read out by the Chairman of Council:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.

Comprehensive discussion took place with several members expressing concerns with regards to the increased costs against those budgeted for.

RESOLVED that Council: -

(a)            approved the budget increase as detailed in Confidential appendix A; and

(b)           approved this is funded from the council’s Futures Fund.

At the request of the required number of members Council then took a recorded vote which was carried as follows:

For – 39

Cllr Hazel Allen

Cllr Norman Decent

Cllr Mohan Iyengar

Cllr Mark Anderson

Cllr Bryan Dion

Cllr Toby Johnson

Cllr Sarah Anderson

Cllr Bobbie Dove

Cllr Andy Jones

Cllr Julie Bagwell

Cllr Beverly Dunlop

Cllr Jane Kelly

Cllr Steve Baron

Cllr Jackie Edwards

Cllr David Kelsey

Cllr John Beesley

Cllr Duane  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Update on role of the Health and Wellbeing Boards in the Integrated Care System pdf icon PDF 153 KB

This report was prepared for the Health and Wellbeing Board seeking support to recommend to full Council an alteration to the terms of reference of the Board to incorporate responsibilities as the strategic board for the place-based partnership developing in the BCP Council area, as part of the Dorset Integrated Care System.

The Board meeting scheduled for 13 October 2022 was inquorate and unable to make the formal recommendation to full Council. Due to the urgency, this matter is being brought direct to Council for consideration.

It is RECOMMENDED that the terms of reference of the Health and Wellbeing Board be amended to include responsibilities as the strategic board for the place-based partnership developing in the BCP Council area, as part of the Dorset Integrated Care System.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Communities, Health and Leisure presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

Council was advised that the report updated Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board on how the Board could develop its role and purpose as the Integrated Care System evolves. It summarises new national guidance for Health and Wellbeing Boards on their ongoing responsibilities. In addition, a brief summary of key points from the recent joint development session is presented, including recommendations for how boards should operate from the Local Government Association.

RESOLVED that Full Council approve an addition to the terms of reference of the Health and Wellbeing Board so that it becomes the strategic board for the place-based partnership developing in the BCP Council area, as part of the Dorset Integrated Care System.

Voting: Unanimous

 

34.

Review of the political balance of the Council, the allocation of seats on Committees to each Political Group, appointment of Councillors to Committees and appointments to Outside bodies pdf icon PDF 231 KB

The Council is asked to consider and approve the review of the political balance of the Council, the allocation of seats on Committees to each Political Group, appointment of Councillors to Committees and appointments to Outside bodies following Councillors Jackie Edwards and Andy Jones leaving the Conservative Group to be unaligned, and the result of the by-election in the Highcliffe and Walkford Ward.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'B' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

The Council was asked to consider and approve the review of the political balance of the Council, the allocation of seats on Committees to each Political Group, appointment of Councillors to Committees and appointments to Outside bodies following Councillors Jackie Edwards and Andy Jones leaving the Conservative Group to be unaligned, and the result of the by-election in the Highcliffe and Walkford Ward.

RESOLVED that: -

(a)           the revised political balance of the Council, as set out in Table 1 of this report be approved;

(b)            the number of seats on each committee, as set out in Table 2, be approved;

(c)             the allocation of seats to each political group, as set out in Table 3 (to follow), be approved;

(d)            the appointment of Councillors to Committees and Boards, taking account of the membership as detailed in Table 4 (to follow), be approved;

(e)             the allocation of seats to each political group on the outside bodies as detailed in Table 5 (to follow), be approved;

(f)              the appointment of Councillors to the outside bodies, as detailed in Table 6 (to follow), be approved; and

(g)            Subject to (b) and (f) above the Council is requested to approve the appointment of unaligned Members to any Committees, Boards and Outside bodies.

Voting: Unanimous

 

35.

Homes for Ukraine Tariff pdf icon PDF 293 KB

BCP council claims a tariff of £10,500 per person for those who have arrived in the area via the Homes for Ukraine refugee resettlement scheme.

Financial regulations require full council agreement for acceptance of these funds, as well as agreement to spend these funds in line with the published grant conditions from government.

As the number of Ukrainian guests already in BCP is estimated to be around 523 in the year 2022/23 this involves a projected grant income of £5,491,500

This report sets out the purpose of the grant, the requests for acceptance of the funds, the authorisation to spend the funds and the delegation of future decisions on spending against this income. 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for People and Homes presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'C' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

Council was advised that BCP council claims a tariff of £10,500 per person for those who have arrived in the area via the Homes for Ukraine refugee resettlement scheme.

In relation to this Council was advised that the financial regulations require full council agreement for acceptance of these funds, as well as agreement to spend these funds in line with the published grant conditions from government.

Council was further advised that as the number of Ukrainian guests already in BCP is estimated to be around 523 in the year 2022/23 this involves a projected grant income of £5,491,500, and that this report sets out the purpose of the grant, the requests for acceptance of the funds, the authorisation to spend the funds and the delegation of future decisions on spending against this income. 

RESOLVED that: -

(a)        The council accepts receipt of the grant monies claimed in line with the funding conditions set out by central government, and in compliance with financial regulations within the BCP constitution

(b)        The council agrees that the funding received can be spent in line with the funding conditions set out in Homes for Ukraine local authority tariff payment grant determination No. 31/6205 (England)

(c)        The council agrees the decision to allocate £1,098,000 of the projected income to incentivise move on for refugees into the private rented sector.

(d)        The council agrees to delegate the decisions on spending this tariff funding to the Director of Housing and/or the Section 151 officer for BCP Council.

Voting: Unanimous

Councillor M Brooke declared an interest in this item and refrained from voting on the recommendations thereon.

A proposition was made to adjourn the meeting to a further date to deal with the rest of the business, upon being put to the vote the proposition was carried with voting 51:9 (11 abstentions).

The meeting adjourned at 11.20 pm and reconvened at 6.00pm on 5 December 2022.

 

36.

Questions from Councillors

The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Monitoring Officer is 5 September 2022.

Minutes:

Question from Councillor Vikki Slade

Initial indications suggest that the visitor numbers for the 2022 Air Festival have been strong and it was great to see some new features introduced such as the bi-plane / sunseeker boat race.  I am sure that in the coming months lessons will be learned to make future events more inclusive, more environmentally friendly and to bring more new ideas.  I hope that the Portfolio Holder will take the opportunity to listen carefully to local residents and businesses and include ideas to improve the event wherever they come from.

One popular feature that people missed this year was Air Festival TV.  People told me that they enjoy seeing the cockpit images on the big screen, seeing the unarmed combat while sat on the beach waiting for night air and watching interviews with pilots throughout the event.  Can the portfolio holder please explain why the council decided not to include this element of the Air Festival this year?

 

Response by the Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Vibrant Places, Councillor Dunlop

 

The Air Festival was once again very well attended in 2022 with high visitor numbers and an economic impact estimated to be close to £50m over the 4 days supporting our £1.2 billion tourism economy and 18,000 local tourism jobs. I am at a bit of a loss as to what Councillor Slade means by lessons will be learned, we’ve got two accessible viewing areas, we’ve got two accessible car parks and we have a mix of facilities along the promenade to ensure no one is excluded.

Our sustainable action plan will grow and be developed over the coming years as we continue to reduce waste, promote reusable water fills, encourage people to travel sustainably and use the platform to educate on the environment.

Our events team are continually developing this event and this year saw the return of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) marquee welcoming local companies to showcase their work and inspire the next generation, alongside the engaging Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster conference bringing 150 STEM companies together on the first day.

Regarded as one of the best air shows in the UK, we continue to increase our land and sea content to showcase the destination and in turn providing additional footfall for our businesses at the end of the summer; boosting the local economy.

We work closely with a variety of business partners such as the Destination Management Board, Town Centre and Coastal BIDs, the Chamber of Commerce and Hospitality.

Air Festival TV has not operated for the a few years since the contract ended, this year we were delighted to work with our community radio partner Hot Radio alongside our festival commentators to provide ‘on-air’ commentary for those watching further afield and out to sea and we will be looking at ways of providing enhanced live streaming for 2023.

 

Supplementary Question from Councillor Slade

Can you please tell me why we decided not to take advantage of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees (Agenda Items 7 a, b, f, g, h and j refer)

Minutes:

Item 7a – Cabinet 27 July 2022 – Minute No 30 – Harmonising Community Infrastructure Levy

Councillor Broadhead, Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration presented the report on Harmonising Community Infrastructure Levy and outlined the recommendations as set out on the agenda.

Members were informed that the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can charge on development in their area, and that CIL income can be used to contribute towards the funding of infrastructure needed to support new development.

In relation to this Members were advised that BCP Council currently operates three legacy approaches in the implementation of the levy, and that this report and accompanying appendices are looking to harmonise these legacy approaches to deliver a single policy approach to be implemented across the charging authority area, and that these policy changes will be implemented as part of the Planning Harmonisation and Improvement Project.

Further to this Members were informed that internal auditors have reviewed the current CIL processes and identified a series of actions, and that the response to these actions is set out in the report, with many actions already implemented or in the process of being implemented through the Planning Harmonisation and Improvement Project.

Councillor J Butt proposed an additional recommendation to be included at (d) to read:

(d): “Acceleration of the timescale to consult on and propose a new charging schedule within 2023 that meets better the needs of local communities”

The proposer and seconder agreed that they were content to include this within the existing recommendations.

RESOLVED that Council: -

(a)    approved the proposed BCP CIL Instalment Policy;

(b)    approved the proposed BCP CIL Payment in Kind Policy;

(c)    approved the BCP CIL Discretionary Relief Statement; and

(d)    approved the acceleration of the timescale to consult on and propose a new charging schedule within 2023 that meets better the needs of local communities.

Voting: Nem.Con (2 abstentions)

Councillors M Greene and N Greene declared interests in this item and refrained from voting thereon.

 

Item 7b – Cabinet 27 July 2022 – Minute No 33 – Youth Justice Service – Annual Youth Justice Plan

Councillor White, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People presented the report on Youth Justice Service – Annual Youth Justice Plan and outlined the recommendations as set out on the agenda.

Members were advised that there is a statutory requirement to publish an annual Youth Justice Plan which must provide specified information about the local provision of youth justice services, and that the report summarised the Youth Justice Plan for 2022/23.

RESOLVED that Full Council approved the Annual Youth Justice Plan.

Voting: Unanimous

Councillor Dr F Rice left the meeting at 7.19pm

 

7f – Cabinet 28 September 2022 – Minute No 53 – Finance Strategy Update Report

Councillor Mellor, Leader of the Council presented the Finance Strategy Update Report and outlined the recommendations as set out on the agenda.

Members were advised that the report provided the first response to the recommendations of the Finance Update  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

Notices of Motion in accordance with Procedure Rule 9

A – Decarbonising Transport

The following motion submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules has been proposed by Councillor F Rice and seconded by Councillor G Farquhar:-

‘In order to meet our climate emergency declaration, we will work to decarbonise the transport network in the BCP area in order to meet the government’s Net Zero Strategy.  In order to do this we will aim to meet the government’s vision of 50% of journeys within the BCP area to be done by walking, scooting or cycling by 2030, as per the government’s ‘Decarbonising Transport.  A Better, Greener Britain 2021 report’.

 

B - Clean Up Governance on Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council

The following motion submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules has been proposed by Councillor M Earl and seconded by Councillor V Slade:-

The Council notes:

Following a series of critical press appearances featuring BCP Council, we, as councillors, have a responsibility to clean up governance and start earning back residents’ trust.

The residents we represent and the staff who serve this council should be proud of BCP Council. The proposals in this motion seek to ‘clean up’ governance in our council by responding positively and collectively to key concerns.

1.   Council resolves to:

a.     Instruct officers to bring a report to Audit & Governance that reviews Part 5 on Financial Regulations - Appendix 1 EX10 ‘Appointment of Consultants’ of the Constitution with a view to reducing the threshold at which relevant Service Directors and Corporate Directors approve spend without a business case in place;

b.     Amend the constitution so it states that cabinet members cannot hold directorships of council related businesses;

c.     Invite the LGA or appropriate body to consider the constitution and make recommendations, particularly relating to governance, in conjunction with officers and members;

d.     Instruct officers to bring a report to council by March 2023 on options for alternative governance structures in BCP Council rather than a Leader, Cabinet & Cabinet Plus system.

2.   Council asks:

a.     That the Leader considers the appropriateness of holding both the position of Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder responsible for the finance of this council.

 

C – White Ribbon Accreditation

The following motion submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules has been proposed by Councillor L-J Evans and seconded by Councillor V Slade:-

White Ribbon UK was founded in 2005 and is part of a global movement to end male violence against women. It is a charity that works with men and boys to challenge attitudes that lead to harassment, abuse and violence. The need to change behaviour in order to avoid and prevent violence against women has never been clearer.

I would therefore like to propose that:

‘BCP Council explores options to become a White Ribbon Accredited organisation (www.whiteribbon.org.uk/organisations)  by forming a working group, completing the necessary training, developing an Action Plan and paying the appropriate Accreditation Fee to White Ribbon UK.’

 

The following Motion was  ...  view the full agenda text for item 38.

Minutes:

A – Decarbonising Transport

The following motion was submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules and was moved by Councillor A Hadley and seconded by Councillor G Farquhar:

In order to meet our climate emergency declaration, we will work to decarbonise the transport network in the BCP area in order to meet the government’s NetZero Strategy. In order to do this we will aim to meet the government’s vision of 50% of journeys within the BCP area to be done by walking, scooting or cycling by 2030, as per the government’s ‘Decarbonising Transport. A Better, Greener Britain 2021 report’.

A request was made to make reference to public transport within the motion and following discussion and the support of the proposer and seconder the motion was amended to read as follows:

‘In order to meet our climate emergency declaration, we will work to decarbonise the transport network in the BCP area. In order to do this we will aim to get to 50% of journeys within the BCP area to be done by walking, scooting, cycling or public transport by 2030, in the spirit of the government’s ‘Decarbonising Transport. A Better, Greener Britain 2021 report’.

 

At the request of the required number of members Council then took a recorded vote which was carried as follows:

 

For - 55

 

Cllr Hazel Allen

Cllr Lesley Dedman

Cllr Andy Jones

Cllr Lewis Allison

Cllr Bobbie Dove

Cllr Jane Kelly

Cllr Mark Anderson

Cllr Beverly Dunlop

Cllr David Kelsey

Cllr Sarah Anderson

Cllr Millie Earl

Cllr Bob Lawton

Cllr Marcus Andrews

Cllr Jackie Edwards

Cllr Marion Le Poidevin

Cllr Steve Baron

Cllr L-J Evans

Cllr Simon McCormack

Cllr Stephen Bartlett

Cllr George Farquhar

Cllr Drew Mellor

Cllr John Beesley

Cllr Laurence Fear

Cllr Sandra Moore

Cllr Derek Borthwick

Cllr Anne Filer

Cllr Lisa Northover

Cllr Philip Broadhead

Cllr David Flagg

Cllr Susan Phillips

Cllr Mike Brooke

Cllr Sean Gabriel

Cllr Chris Rigby

Cllr David Brown

Cllr Mike Greene

Cllr Vikki Slade

Cllr Simon Bull

Cllr Nicola Greene

Cllr Ann Stribley

Cllr Richard Burton

Cllr Andy Hadley

Cllr Tony Trent

Cllr Daniel Butt

Cllr Peter Hall

Cllr Mike White

Cllr Judy Butt

Cllr Paul Hilliard

Cllr Lawrence Williams

Cllr Eddie Coope

Cllr Mark Howell

Cllr Nigel Hedges

Cllr Mike Cox

Cllr Mohan Iyengar

 

Cllr Malcolm Davies

Cllr Toby Johnson

 

 

Against – 1

 

Cllr Diana Butler

 

Abstentions – 4

 

Cllr Duane Farr

Cllr Karen Rampton

Cllr Margaret Phipps

Cllr Roberto Rocca

 

B – Clean Up Governance on Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council

The following motion was submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules and was moved by Councillor M Earl and seconded by Councillor V Slade:

  1. Council resolves to:

a.      Instruct officers to bring a report to Audit & Governance that reviews Part 5 on Financial Regulations - Appendix 1 EX10 ‘Appointment of Consultants’ of the Constitution with a view to reducing the threshold at which relevant Service Directors and Corporate Directors approve spend without a business case  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

Urgent Decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution

To consider any urgent decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution, advised Members of the following urgent decisions taken:

  • Appointment of Independent Chair of BCP FuturePlaces Ltd
  • Council Newbuild Housing and Acquisition Strategy (CNHAS)
  • Appointment of Non-Executive Directors of BCP FuturePlaces Ltd

 

Meeting ended @ 23:20