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Declarations of Interests
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To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 17 December 2019.
Chairman's Announcements and Introduction
To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Council.
To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:-
The deadline for the submission of:
Public questions is Tuesday 11 February 2020.
A statement is midday, 17 February 2020.
A petition is midday, 17 February 2020.
Record of Decisions of Cabinet and minutes of other Committees
To receive the minutes of the following meetings:
Note – the minutes from the above meeting will be circulated on 14 February 2020
Please refer to the relevant agenda and reports.
A - Audit and Governance Committee 23 January 2020
Minute No 63 - BCP Constitution
(b) That a report on provisions within the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council Constitution relating to ‘Voting on Appointments’ be submitted by the Monitoring Officer to the meeting of the Council in March and that the question of whether voting on appointments should continue to be by secret ballot be determined at that meeting;
Note – the remaining recommendations from the Audit and Governance Committee on the Constitution will be considered at the Council meeting on 31 March 2020.
B - Cabinet 20 December 2019
Minute No 98 – Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) short to medium investment plan
RECOMMENDED that Full Council:-
(a) Supports the proposal for up to £4.7m ‘short term’ remodelling programme of the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), on the understanding that only up to £1.8m of this will be committed in advance of the longer-term BIC development options study;
(b) Approves the use of up to £4.7m of Prudential Borrowing at assumed interest rate of 5.5% over 25 years;
(c) Delegates to the Corporate Director and Portfolio Holder for Destination & Culture responsibility for approving the final specification and phasing of the programme;
(d) A commitment to review spending of uncommitted monies in years 2 and 3 of this project should the BIC long term development plan warrant that;
(e) Delegates approval of the final funding strategy to the Chief Financial Officer, in liaison with Corporate Director and Portfolio Holder for Finance and Destination & Culture; and
(f) Notes that a further report will be brought for Member approval to address ongoing asset management needs across the whole of the BH Live estate.
Minute No 102 – Poole Harbour Recreation Supplementary Planning Document
(a) Cabinet recommends that Council adopts that the Poole Harbour Recreation Supplementary Planning Document; and
(b) any minor changes delegated to the Director of Growth and Infrastructure in liaison with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning.
C - Cabinet 15 January 2020
Minute No 110 – Transition to a Sustainable Fleet Strategy
(a) the development of a rationalised, long-term BCP Sustainable Fleet Strategy be endorsed;
(b) the financial impact of the varied approach to fleet replacement by legacy Councils on the BCP Sustainable Fleet Strategy be acknowledged; and
(c) the Service Director for Environment be authorised to use up to £4m of uncommitted fleet capital budget to acquire critical, high priority vehicles in the transition period to the Sustainable Fleet Strategy.
Minute No 115 – Council Tax Base 2020/21
(a) the report for the calculation of the Council’s Tax Base for the year 2020/21 be approved and the tax base be recommended to Full Council;
(b) pursuant to the report, and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992 as amended, the amount calculated as the Council Tax Base for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is split for the year ... view the full agenda text for item 7.
Notice of Motions in accordance with Procedure Rule 13
A – Restrictions on use of Sky Lanterns and Helium Balloons from land owned by, and events licensed by BCP Council
Many organisations have drawn attention to the problem of sky lantern and balloon releases which end up as litter on land or sea and pose a risk to livestock and marine animals which mistake balloons for food and are injured by the metal in some sky lanterns.
Balloons have been found ingested in endangered turtles, dolphins, whales and seabirds. Livestock have died after eating degraded lanterns, which are accidentally picked up by harvesting machinery and put into winter feeds.
Lanterns also pose a fire risk to crops in the summer months and to thatched roof properties. In April 2016 a sky lantern landed on a Dorset Nature Reserve near Wareham starting a major gorse fire and just after Christmas 2019 in Germany sky lanterns were believed to have caused the death of dozens of zoo animals. In addition, sky lanterns are causing a number of false alarm call outs on the coast as people mistake them for distress flares.
The call to ban balloon and sky lantern releases nationally is supported by the Marine Conservation Society, RSPCA, RSPB, BASC and the National Farmers’ Union.
Following the public outcry about plastic in our oceans and the recent Climate and Ecological Emergencies declared not just here but across hundreds of councils and other organisations, now is the time to put an end to this unnecessary activity.
Councillor Vikki Slade will move and Councillor Rachel Maidment will second that
BCP Council proposes that:-
1. Releases of Sky Lanterns and Helium Balloons should not be permitted from land owned by BCP Council.
2. Releases of Sky Lanterns and Helium Balloons should not be permitted at any events licensed by BCP Council.
3. BCP Council Communications team should consider amending their literature to include ideas for alternative commemorative actions, drawing attention to the ban on council land and discouraging organisers from using Sky Lanterns or Balloon Releases at events on private land.
B – Fur Free Markets
Councillor Rachel Maidment will move and Councillor Vikki Slade will second that:
BCP Council notes that:
Accordingly BCP Council resolves to:
Questions from Councillors
The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Monitoring Officer is 10 February 2020.