Agenda and decisions

Council - Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Rawnsley Hall, Keswick

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 605 KB

To agree as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 28 July 2021.



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 and to receive Petitions under Access to Information Rules.



Notices of Motion

Four Motions on Notice have been received as follows:-


  1. Councillor Alan Smith submitted the following motion for the 28 July 2021 meeting which was then deferred to the next ordinary meeting of Council –


‘Council notes that the Bill to introduce a requirement for photo ID to be produced by electors at polling stations is in Parliament. Even though this is a sledgehammer to crack a peanut, as the number of cases of personation at elections in recent years is in single figures, the Council agrees it needs to be prepared for it to become law, and for the possibility of an election taking place very soon afterwards. 


Council asks the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) to take all possible steps to ensure that all electors are directly informed of this requirement: that they are informed of what is acceptable as ID; and that electors who do not have that ID are issued with ID Cards by the Council as soon as possible when the law takes effect.


In taking these actions, the ERO and the Council is aware of and complies with its requirement under the public sector equality duty, and also honours the requirement of Part One of the Equality Act, not yet in force, to reduce any disadvantage from socio-economic circumstances’.


2.  Councillor Hilary Harrington submitted the following motion –


‘Improving the lives of Travellers and Gypsies


Council recognises the issues faced by the Traveller and Gypsy community and resolves to work to deliver positive change in the experiences and outcomes  of Travellers and Gypsies in Allerdale.


Allerdale Borough Council notes that the Local Plan Part 2 was approved in July 2020 and now we identify five key areas where work must be taken forward to improve experiences and outcomes for Travellers and Gypsies in Allerdale, a group who are protected by the Equality Act 2010:


1 Provide some accommodation space

2 Improve their access to public services

3 Better incomes in and out of work

4 Tackle racism and discrimination; and

5 Improve Traveller and Gypsy representation


Allerdale Borough Council therefore resolves to work to deliver positive change in the experiences and outcomes of Travellers and Gypsies in Allerdale by requesting to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to undertake policy development and pre scrutiny work around Allerdale Borough Council’s priorities in implementing a Gypsy and Traveller site’.



3.  Councillor George Kemp submitted the following motion –


‘The impact of the government’s decision to stop the benefit uplift of £20 per week in October will severely impact on our area, Maryport and Workington has some of the poorest wards in Allerdale and they will be hugely impacted. This will cost our poorest families a minimum of £1,040 a year - this includes not just those on out of work benefits but for our poorest paid including those on working tax credits.


People are ensuring every penny counts and our poorest families are being hit with this cruel and callous cut. Many families have lost their jobs due to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


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 282 KB


Portfolio Holder Reports pdf icon PDF 377 KB


Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To note the contents of the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 23 June 2021.



Reference from Audit Committee 13/09/21 - Treasury Management Annual Review 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Pay Policy Statement 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 343 KB

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Local Government Reorganisation pdf icon PDF 288 KB


Update from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 461 KB

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