Council - Wednesday 27th January, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Zoom Virtual Meeting

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Link: View Meeting (Allerdale BC YouTube Channel)

No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To agree as a correct record the minutes of the Council meetings held on 23 November and 9 December 2020.


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Apologies for Absence


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

1.  Debate on the following motion was adjourned until the next meeting of Council under procedure rule 4.20.10 paragraph e), at the Council meeting on 9 December 2020 -


‘Given the current situation we all find ourselves in, recognising the public sector pay freeze for those on over £24,000 plus those working in the NHS, and not forgetting there is a consultation from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on MPs pay, this council resolves to ask the government and IPSA to freeze MP’s pay to show respect to all public sector employees.

Currently the private sector is in pain, people are losing their jobs, shops are closing and businesses are going into administration, we need to be aware of this in any debate, especially when you think most people in different walks of life, private and public have suffered and it’ll be this way for a while yet’.



2.  The following motion was submitted by Councillor George Kemp –


‘In our last full council meeting I raised concerns around our leisure centre facilities and concerns regarding Greenwich Leisure Ltd. It has now been featured in national media and is being talked about within the public domain that GLL, like others, have financial and operational problems. A recent article in the Guardian provided that the operator ‘is being bailed out by cash strapped local authorities in every area it operates as it struggles with the latest lockdown.’ 

The article then goes on to state that ‘Its chief executive, Mark Sesnan, warns that the lockdown has come at the worst time possible for a business built on new year’s fitness resolutions. He also fears the government help will not be enough to stop pools and sport centres closing for good. Various local bailouts have been secured in more than 40 of these areas, involving either direct grants, or deferred payments or loans, he said.’

Allerdale have already supported this company with a £40,000 grant to help mitigate the financial impact of the close of leisure facilities due to COVID 19 and paid in full their operational invoices even when centres are closed and their staff furloughed.


Allerdale Waste Services came from a decision made by an Independent-Conservative coalition council and we are still hearing about the success of this venture. One of our key considerations through introducing AWS was ensuring the work force received a living wage and not minimum wage, full time contracts and not zero hour contracts and Allerdale residents would benefit. I'm asking this executive looked at a similar plan for our leisure centres, it’s time to move this council forward and quickly develop a plan to bring our leisure centres back in house.


I move Council request Executive to consider an options appraisal to ensure that this Council has the most effective arrangements in place for the provision of leisure services for the benefit of the Allerdale community’.



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 263 KB


Portfolio Holder Updates pdf icon PDF 272 KB


Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To note the contents of the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 25 November 2020.



Calculation of Council Tax Base 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

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Members Allowances 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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Report from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 275 KB