Agenda and minutes

Council Meeting - Wednesday 23 October 2013 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer 

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41.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 11th September, 2013, be approved for signature by the Mayor.

 

Mover:  Councillor Stone                            Seconder:-  Councillor Sharman

42.

Communications

Minutes:

(1)  The Chief Executive submitted the following petitions which had been referred to the appropriate Directorate for consideration:-

 

·                Containing 163 signatures from residents and Members of the Trueman Green Residents Group to save their green space and say no to a proposed play area on Trueman Green Field.

 

·                Containing 366 signatures asking the Council to introduce specialist educational provision for children with high functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

 

·                Containing 45 signatures from residents of Shaftsbury House regarding the implementation of a proposed parking scheme.

 

·                Containing 26 signatures from local residents to Dalton Listerdale Junior and Infant School regarding the proposed expansion of the School.

 

(2)  The Chief Executive submitted apologies for absence from Councillors Ali, Astbury, Beaumont, Falvey, Gilding, Godfrey, Jepson, Mannion, Robinson, A. Russell, Sims, Tweed and Vines.

43.

Questions from the Public

Minutes:

A member of the public asked, with Mr Kevin Barron MP for Rotherham advocating on the Andrew Neil’s Sunday Politics show that Council meetings should be televised for public interest and scrutiny, will this Council Chamber again explain to me why it refuses even to have theirs “tape recorded” for verification of minutes?”

 

The Leader replied that the Council’s Standing Orders provided that Council meetings may be recorded, if authorised by a majority vote of the meeting.

 

There is no legal obligation upon the Council to either televise or tape-record its meetings.

 

The Council is currently considering its response to new guidance issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government with regard to the filming of Cabinet meetings.

 

The new Policy will ensure the Council acts in both a lawful and transparent way with regard to the broadcasting of its meetings.

 

The member of the public welcomed that consideration was being given to a broadcasting Policy.

44.

Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the reports and minutes of the meetings of the Standards Committee (Section B) (pages 16B to 18B) be adopted.

 

Mover:-  Councillor Gosling                       Seconder:-  Councillor Pitchley

45.

Cabinet Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the reports and minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet (Section C) (pages 11C to 29C) be adopted.

 

Mover:-  Councillor Stone                          Seconder:-  Councillor Smith

46.

Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 57 KB

 

Children, Young People and Families Services – Pages 16D to 23D (Section D)

 

Communities and Cohesion – Pages 5E to 8E (Section E)

 

Culture and Tourism – Pages 7F to 9F (Section F)

 

Regeneration and Development – Pages 8G to 21G (Section G)

 

Adult Social Care – Pages 8H to 13H (Section H)

 

Safe and Attractive Neighbourhoods – Pages 7J to 9J (Section J)

 

Health and Wellbeing – Pages 5K to 10K (Section K)

 

Waste and Emergency Planning– Pages 9L to 15L (Section L)

 

Deputy Leader – Pages 6N to 10N (Section N)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:- That the reports and minutes of the meetings of Cabinet Members as listed below be adopted:-

 

·                Children, Young People and Families Services – Pages 16D to 23D (Section D)

 

·                Communities and Cohesion – Pages 5E to 8E (Section E)

 

·                Culture and Tourism – Pages 7F to 9F (Section F)

 

·                Regeneration and Development – Pages 8G to 21G (Section G)

 

·                Adult Social Care – Pages 8H to 13H (Section H)

 

·                Safe and Attractive Neighbourhoods – Pages 7J to 9J (Section J)

 

·                Health and Wellbeing – Pages 5K to 10K (Section K)

 

·                Waste and Emergency Planning– Pages 9L to 15L (Section L)

 

·                Deputy Leader – Pages 6N to 10N (Section N)

 

Mover:- Councillor Stone                           Seconder:- Councillor Sharman

47.

Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the reports and minutes of the meeting of the Audit Committee (Section P) (pages 4P to 8P) be adopted.

 

Mover:  Councillor Sangster                      Seconder:  Councillor Kaye

48.

Licensing Board pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the reports and minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Board (Section Q) (Pages 7Q to 12Q) be adopted.

 

Mover:-  Councillor Wootton                      Seconder:-  Councillor Barron

49.

Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the reports and minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board (Section S) (pages 8S to 21S) be adopted.

 

Mover:-  Councillor Doyle                           Seconder:-  Councillor Lakin

50.

Planning Board pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the reports and minutes of the meetings of the Planning Board (Section T) (pages 17T to 24T) be adopted.

 

Mover:-  Councillor Pickering                    Seconder:-  Councillor Dodson

51.

Questions to Cabinet Members and Chairmen

Minutes:

There were none.

52.

Questions to Spokespersons

Minutes:

There were none.

53.

Scrutiny Update

Minutes:

Councillor Whelbourn, Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board, welcomed the opportunity to give an update on activity and introduced Councillor Steele, Chairman of the Health Select Commission, to give a short overview of the work programme progress the Select Commission had carried out during the last year:-

 

-          Continuing Health Care

-          Autism

-          Child Obesity

-          Urgent Care Centre

-          Hospital Discharges

-          Residential Care

 

The Select Commission was about to start work on a Review of Carers and how they accessed support and Access to GPs.  Links had also been made with Healthwatch Rotherham.

 

Resolved:-  That the update on the work of Health Select Commission be noted.