Agenda and decisions

Wednesday 4th March, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 29 January 2020.



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.


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.


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.



Notices of Motion

Councillor M Campbell-Savours submitted the following Motion –


‘This council commends Keswick Flood Action Group’s decade long campaign to reduce the risk of flooding within Keswick and the Derwent catchment. This council supports the three principles known as "The KFAG Memorandum". The council will write to the leadership of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Utilities and the Environment Agency, calling on them to urgently work together to implement these changes. 


The KFAG Memorandum:


A statement of 3 targets for Thirlmere reservoir which we feel we need to give Keswick, and the Derwent catchment, the best chance of reducing flood risk:


1.  United Utilities to use the two lower valves at Thirlmere reservoir (which were scheduled to be upgraded by this month) to let out the combined maximum of circa 700 Ml/d to try to get some storm space before the next event and for this to be the routine response ensuring flood protection takes precedence over all other considerations.


2.  United Utilities to invest in upgrading the two upper valves at Thirlmere to enable their intermittent use to allow greater releases between storms to achieve space in Thirlmere between weather events (since we know that use of the two upgraded lower valves will not provide sufficient flows to keep up with incoming rainfall).


3.  The schedule of "Trigger Levels” to be viewed as intended "Maintenance Levels" and these to be increased by 1m for some winter months: December from 2m to 3m and for January/February from 1m to 2m.’



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.


Announcements from the Mayor, Leader or Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 268 KB


Portfolio Holder Reports pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To consider reports from Members of the Executive.


Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To note the contents of the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 15 January 2020.



Community Governance Review - Silloth Town Council pdf icon PDF 151 KB

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Reference from Executive 19 February 2020 - Budget 2020-21 - Revenue and Capital pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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Council Tax Resolution Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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Reference from Audit Committee 18 February 2020 - Treasury Management Strategy, Annual Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 271 KB


Report from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee in response to the Motion presented to Council on 25 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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Update from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 207 KB


Changes to Committee Memberships and Outside Body Representation pdf icon PDF 208 KB


Waiver of six month councillor attendance rule (section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972) pdf icon PDF 209 KB