Agenda

The Charter Trustees for Poole - Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole Road, Upton BH17 7BJ

Contact: Karen Tompkins (01202 451255)  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Note: It was not possible to live stream the meeting on this occasion, however, the meeting was recorded and will be uploaded by Monday 27 June. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Charter Trustees.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Charter Trustees 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.

3.

Confirmation of Minutes and matters arising pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To receive the minutes of the meetings held on 26 January and 20 May 2022 and to consider any matters arising.

 

Additional documents:

4.

Charter Mayor's Report

The Charter Mayor will report on his recent activities.

5.

Charter Trustees 2021-22 Internal Audit Report pdf icon PDF 316 KB

To consider and approve the outcome of the internal audit report and the management responses to the recommendations.

6.

Budget Outturn Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Due to the aftereffects of the pandemic throughout 2021/22, the Charter Trustees of Poole underspent against their approved budgets by £31,734. The underspend plus the budgeted contribution to reserves of £1,420 has been added to the opening reserves position of £85,577 to give total reserves carried forward of £118,731 as at 31 March 2022.

Additional documents:

7.

Annual Governance Statement 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 862 KB

The Charter Trustees are asked to consider and approve the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22.

 

Please note that the paper attached for this item also relates to item 8 below

 

Additional documents:

8.

Statement of Accounts for 2021-22

The Charter Trustees are asked to approve the statement of accounts for 2021/22.

 

9.

Charter Trustee Handbook - Arrangements for Selection and Election to Office pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The Charter Trustees are asked to consider amendments to the handbook relating to the selection and election of civic offices and the establishment of a Civic Working Group to consider and make recommendations on matters before the Trustees.

10.

Request from the Poole-Cherbourg Twinning Association to use the Coat of Arms

The Charter Trustees are advised that a request has been received by the Poole-Cherbourg Twinning Association to use the Coat of Arms.

11.

Notices of Motion

The following motion submitted in accordance with Standing Order 13 of the Charter Trustees has been proposed by Councillor Felicity Rice and seconded by Councillor Hadley:

 

As the Poole Charter Trustees we ask, on behalf of our residents, that Barclays use the IEA NZE (International Energy Agency Net Zero Emissions scenario) as a minimum standard to properly reflect the climate risks it is exposed to, as Europe’s second largest provider of financing to top oil and gas expanders.

 

Poole Charter Trustees has already recently agreed to use Barclays for their banking services.

 

However, Barclays ranks 1st on oil sands financing among European banks and 7th globally over the period 2016 to 2020.  Barclays and Credit Suisse are now the only European banks that have not committed to exclude financing for oil sands projects.

 

Barclays is Europe’s largest financier of fracking companies and the world’s fourth largest. ShareAction, an organisation that drives change at the heart of the financial system so that financial services serve the planet and people, have stated ‘it is concerning that despite recent grave climate warnings from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), Barclays still resists fully committing to 1.5C targets. Barclays has set an emission range for its 2030 Power, Cement and Steel targets with the lower target being ‘Business as Usual’ and is not considered an option for a liveable planet.  If we continue on business as usual emissions, then we will be looking at 3-10 metres of sea level rise within 200 years – which is not consistent with protecting the future inhabitants of Poole.

 

Therefore, as stated, we call on Barclays bank to use the IEA NZE (International Energy Agency Net Zero Emissions scenario) as a minimum standard to properly reflect the climate risks it is exposed to, as Europe’s second largest provider of financing to top oil and gas expanders.