Agenda and decisions

Council
Wednesday 25th September, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 17 July 2019.

 

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 Sally Lansbury submitted the following Motion –

 

‘Extreme weather events over the last few years have presented severe challenges to property, transport, agriculture and other services in the Allerdale Borough Council area and have led to the deaths and displacement of thousands of people worldwide. The MET Office clearly states that these kind of extreme weather events are significantly more likely on a planet with human-caused climate change.

 

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1.5C report, published in October 2018, humanity has 11 years for “ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities” to deliver the “rapid and far reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities” needed to turn this around, so we can avoid reaching tipping points where we would no longer have the ability to avoid extreme weather events. Business as usual is clearly no longer an option.

 

Bold climate action can deliver economic benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings and market opportunities, as well as improved well-being for people locally and worldwide.

 

A rapidly growing number of Parish, Town, City & District Councils, together with the Mayor of London, have passed motions declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. A number of Local Authorities have also signed up to the UK100 Agreement, pledging to achieve 100% ‘clean energy’ usage by 2050 in their region. But the recent IPCC report shows it is imperative that this target is reached much sooner.

 

Allerdale Borough Council is committed to reducing carbon emissions, both as an organisation and as the Local Planning Authority and resolves to go further than the UK100 Agreement and to act in line with the scientific consensus that we must reduce emissions to net zero by 2030, and therefore commits to:

  • Work with partners in local sustainability organisations and Parish, Town and County Councils to help to deliver this goal through strategies, plans and shared resources
  • Work with relevant officers to divest from fossil fuels and to invest in ethical funds
  • Pledge to make Allerdale carbon neutral by 2030
  • Call on Government to provide the policy changes & funding to make the 2030 deadline possible
  • Report to full Council with the actions the council will take to address this emergency, within six months, in time for their recommendations to be funded in the next budget cycle
  • Establish an ethical procurement framework to ensure suppliers reduce their carbon footprint

 

And to take the following actions:

 

  Ensure that political and chief officer leadership teams embed this work in all areas of the Council Plan and take responsibility for reducing, as rapidly as possible, the carbon emissions resulting from the Council’s activities, ensuring that any recommendations are fully costed and that the Executive and Scrutiny functions review council activities taking account of production and consumption emissions and produce an action plan within 6 months, together with budget actions and a measured baseline; 

 

  Request that Scrutiny consider the impact of climate change and the environment when reviewing  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

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 48 KB

9.

Portfolio Holder Reports pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To consider reports from Members of the Executive.

10.

Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To note the contents of the minutes of the meetings of the Executive held on 28 June and 6 August 2019.

 

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11.

Reference from Audit Committee 12 September 2019 - Treasury Management Operation Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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12.

Governance Review pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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13.

Appointment of an Independent Person for Standards pdf icon PDF 65 KB

14.

Community Governance Reviews pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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15.

Update from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 53 KB

16.

Waiver of six month councillor attendance rule (section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972) pdf icon PDF 54 KB