Agenda, decisions and minutes

Council
Wednesday 25th July, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

111.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 2 May 2018.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2 May 2018 were signed as a correct record.

 

112.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

 

113.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether there are any items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.

Minutes:

There were no items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.

 

114.

Questions and Petitions

To answer questions under Procedural Rule No. 4.16 from members of the public and from Councillors under Procedural Rule No. 4.17.2 and to receive Petitions under Access to Information Rules.

 

Minutes:

None received.

 

115.

Notices of Motion

Councillor A Smith submitted the following notice of motion:

 

This Council wishes to express its deep concern regarding the retraction of rail services on the Windermere line and the affect this has caused upon all Allerdale communities.

 

Due to the flimsy travel networks prevailing throughout Cumbria, and our reliance on tourism to assist the economy, this failure has shown the need for Government assistance to upgrade our much needed rail network. As such, this Council calls upon all of the Cumbrian MPs to join us in support of this, and any other motion, that appertains to the loss of rail services at Oxenholme which would result in significant impact on Cumbria as a whole’.

Minutes:

Councillor A Smith moved the following:

 

This Council wishes to express its deep concern regarding the retraction of rail services on the Windermere line and the affect this has caused upon all Allerdale communities.

 

Due to the flimsy travel networks prevailing throughout Cumbria, and our reliance on tourism to assist the economy, this failure has shown the need for Government assistance to upgrade our much needed rail network. As such, this Council calls upon all of the Cumbrian MPs to join us in support of this, and any other motion, that appertains to the loss of rail services at Oxenholme which would result in significant impact on Cumbria as a whole’.

 

Councillor C McCarron-Holmes seconded the motion. In seconding the motion she said connectivity was key and the lack of rail services in Cumbria was having a severe impact on the Borough and people of Allerdale.

 

Councillor T Lywood was in support of the motion and said that ‘integration’ was the key word and what was needed was to take back ownership.

 

Councillor P Kendall was also in support of the motion, saying it was time we were treat the same as the southern regions.

 

Councillor J Farebrother was in support of the motion and commented that the many recent failures with the Northern rail services had been since the introduction of the new timetables. 

 

A vote was taken on the motion – the vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.

 

116.

Councillor Speeches

To hear speeches (not exceeding 5 minutes each), for up to a specified period of 15 minutes, from individual members on a local issue in the Member’s Ward, of which 24 hours’ notice has been given to the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

Councillor A Davis-Johnston talked about the privatisation of Braithwaite public toilets, with a presentation showing ‘before and after’ pictures.

 

Councillor P Bales used his speech to highlight a number of different activities happening in the Moorclose ward.

 

Councillor S Stoddart talked about his concerns regarding activities for children in the Moorclose ward, in particular the use of the Moorclose Community Centre.

 

117.

Announcements from the Mayor, Leader or Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The Mayor made reference to the engagements he, and the Deputy Mayor, had undertaken since the last meeting.

The Mayor made particular reference to the two ‘Mayors Chairs’ on stage which had been upcycled and presented by the early intervention project.

 

118.

Portfolio Holder Reports pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Minutes:

Councillor A Smith, Leader of the Council presented his report.

 

Councillor M Fryer, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth presented his report.

 

Councillor J Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Governance and People Resources presented her report. She expressed thanks to Councillor Phil Tibble for his work with the Community Safety Partnership over the years due to him standing down in September.

 

Councillor K Hansen, Portfolio Holder for Transformation presented his report.

 

Councillor M Heaslip, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Quality presented his report.

Councillor A Davis-Johnston raised a query on behalf of a resident with regards to the purple bag recycling scheme, asking whether people were still expected to rinse out the items being placed in the purple bag given the current water shortage. Councillor Heaslip agreed to look into the query.

 

Councillor S Stoddart asked on behalf of residents whether once the work had been completed on Salterbeck Cemetery will people with Blue Badges be allowed access to drive in to the cemetery?. Councillor Heaslip said there would be access for wheelchair use only.

 

Councillor W Jefferson, Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Culture presented his report.

Councillor T Annison asked for his concerns to be noted on the damage work by United Utilities had caused in the Crummock Water area.

 

Councillor C McCarron-Holmes, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Wellbeing presented her report. In particular she paid tribute to the Keswick Housing organisations for their excellent work.

An error was noted on page 30 of the report under Housing Support, it should have read a further £100k was committed.

 

Councillor B Cannon, Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources (Finance and

Property) presented her report.

 

119.

Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To note the minutes of the meetings of the Executive held on 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May and 13 June 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the minutes of the Executive meetings held on 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May and 13 June 2018.

 

Agreed

 

That the minutes of the Executive meetings held on 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May and 13 June 2018 be noted.

 

120.

Annual Summary from Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor J Farebrother, Co-Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee presented the annual report and moved the recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor A Pitcher.

 

Resolved

 

That the report be noted

 

121.

Community Governance Review Petition pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Electoral Services Manager submitted a report which sought Council to consider a petition requesting that Allerdale Borough Council carried out a Community Governance Review in to the establishment of a separate parish council for the Moorclose ward area.

 

Councillor J Ellis moved that Council approved option C of the report, that the Terms of Reference for the Workington Community Governance Review be amended to include the requested Moorclose parish council option.

This was seconded by Councillor T Markley.

Both members said it was important that the local people had the opportunity to have their say on the matter.

 

A vote was taken on the motion – the vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the terms of reference of the current Community Governance Review of Workington be amended to allow the Working Group to undertake a consultation on the proposal to establish a separate parish council for the Moorclose ward area alongside the stage 2 consultation.