Agenda and decisions

Council
Wednesday 30th January, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 5 December 2018.

 

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

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.

 

6.

Notices of Motion

Councillor A Smith submitted the following Motion –

 

‘Councillors express their concern for the recent rise in homelessness cases in the borough. This Council alone has dealt with 362 cases in 2018/19 which is a 40% increase over the year before, with still three months of the year to go. 

 

There are many reasons why people become homeless - often very personal ones. 

However, Allerdale Borough Council has noticed the negative impact of the government’s reform of benefits in Universal Credit (UC), with people losing tenancies and landlords unwilling to take on UC tenants, due to delays in payments. Officers also find the UC system, through the Job Centre, has made it harder to work with case officers to help those facing homelessness. 

 

Councillors also believe that homelessness cases have also increased due to cuts to social services as a result of the government’s austerity measures, meaning more people are not receiving the support they need. 

 

Therefore this Council calls on the government to make further reforms to Universal Credit so that it no longer contributes to people facing losing their home. This Council also calls on the government to reverse the devastating cuts in social services so that the most vulnerable people in our communities receive the help they need’.

 

 

Councillor P Kendall submitted the following Motion –

 

‘That this Council supports the cancellation of the sale of Flimby Great wood.

That an investigation is made by the planning department of Allerdale Borough Council to check that there are no tree’s that require Tree Preservation Order registration.

That we register a query with the Environment Agency whether they have issues with the potential harvesting of some 200+ acres of old woodland, and the impact of this on flooding to Flimby settlement.

That the same questions be asked of the Forestry Commission.

That the flood resilience group and concerns of the population of Flimby be addressed’.

 

7.

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.

8.

Announcements from the Mayor, Leader or Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 52 KB

9.

Portfolio Holder Reports pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider reports from Members of the Executive.

10.

Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To note the contents of the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 21 November 2018.

 

11.

Reference from Executive 16 January 2019 - Council Tax Empty Homes Premium pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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12.

Calculation of Council Tax Base 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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13.

Capital Budget 2018-19 to 2020-21 - Re-profiling of existing budget pdf icon PDF 67 KB

14.

Members Allowances 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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15.

Polling Districts and Polling Places Review pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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16.

Chief Executive Urgent Action - Workington Community Governance Review pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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17.

Update from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 51 KB