Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are asked to consider whether they have any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or any other relevant interest, in connection with any matter to be debated or determined at this meeting and, if so, to declare it and state the nature of such interest.

 

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2.

CIVIC MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Civic Mayor's announcements and any apologies for absence.

 

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3.

Procedural Matter

Further to Minute 42, Council 15 October 2018, Council is advised that, should it so determine, use of Electronic Voting will require suspension of the current Standing Order 18.

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4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 15 October 2018.

 

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5.

PETITIONS

To receive petitions submitted in accordance with Standing Order 21.

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6.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

To deal with questions from members of the public, in accordance with Appendix 1 to Standing Orders – up to 30 minutes.

 

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7.

LEADER'S, EXECUTIVE MEMBERS' AND CHAIRS REPORTS pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To receive the written reports of the Executive and Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairs, and to receive questions and answers on any of those reports in accordance with Standing Orders 10(2)(a) and 11.

 

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8.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS

To consider Members’ general questions to the Civic Mayor, Executive or Committee Chair in accordance with Standing Orders 10 (2)(b) and 11.

 

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9.

MATTERS REFERRED FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES OR OTHER COUNCIL COMMITTEES

To consider and determine any references from the Overview and Scrutiny Committees and any other Council Committees.

 

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9a

'Call-In' of the decision taken by the Joint Strategic Commissioning Board (Cabinet Committee) pdf icon PDF 127 KB

A referral from the Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting of 27 November, 2018.

 

Report of the Director: Governance and Assurance, Monitoring Officer and the resolution of the Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee are attached (Minute 32, 27 November 2018 to follow).

 

Item: ‘Call-In’ of the decision taken by the Joint Strategic Commissioning Board (Cabinet Committee) on 16 October, 2018 relating to ‘Wirral Health and Care Commissioning Pooled Fund Arrangements’.

Supporting documentation can be viewed on the Council website here.

 

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10.

VACANCIES pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Governance and Assurance on the appointment of Committee places, attached.

 

To receive nominations, in accordance with Standing Order 25(6), in respect of any proposed changes in the membership of committees, and to approve nominations for appointments to outside organisations.

 

COMMITTEES

 

Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Labour nominee for the vacant Vice Chair post, to replace Councillor Moira McLaughlin.

 

Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vice Chair)

Labour nominee for the vacant Vice Chair post, to replace Councillor Moira McLaughlin.

 

Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee (Chair)

Labour nominees for the position of Chair and/or Vice Chair.

 

STATUTORY AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

 

Discharge from Guardianship by Wirral Council under the Mental Health Act 1983 Panel

Labour nominee to replace Councillor Moira McLaughlin.

 

Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education

Labour nominee to replace Councillor Moira McLaughlin.

 

Schools’ Joint Consultative Committee

Labour nominee to replace Councillor Moira McLaughlin.

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11.

MATTERS REQUIRING APPROVAL OR CONSIDERATION BY THE COUNCIL

To consider any recommendations of the Executive or Council Committees which require the approval or consideration of the Council.

 

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11a

Revised Pension Board Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 52 KB

A referral from the Pensions Committee of 16 July, 2018 (minute 10 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to agree the revisions to the Pension Board’s Terms of Reference (attached) and their adoption into the Council’s Constitution.

Supporting documentation can be viewed on the Council website here.

 

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11b

Draft Statement of Policy - Gambling Act 2005 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Licensing Act 2003 Committee, 17 October 2018, (Minute 9 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to approve the Statement of Policy – Gambling Act 2005 attached.

The committee report and appendices can be viewed on the Council website here.

 

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11c

Code of Corporate Governance pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Audit and Risk Management Committee, 19 November 2018, (Minute 36 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to approve that the Council’s Constitution be updated to include the revised Code of Corporate Governance and new governance framework attached.

The committee report and appendices can be viewed on the Council website here.

 

 

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11d

Quarter 2 Budget Monitoring Report - Revenue pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Cabinet, 26 November 2018, (Minute 35 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to approve that Capital Receipts funding for the Children’s Services transformation program be brought forward from 2017/18 in the amount of £1.1 million.

The report and appendices can be viewed on the Council website here

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11e

Quarter 2 Budget Monitoring Report - Capital pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Cabinet, 26 November 2018, (Minute 36 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to approve the revised Capital Programme of £60.9 million for 2018/19, as set out in Table 1 of the report and below:

 

  £000

Programme agreed by Cabinet on 16 July 2018  86,391

Re-profiling  (26,869)

Additional requirements  2,989

Reduced requirements  (1,563 )

  Revised 2018/19 Programme  60,948

 

  Table 1: Capital Programme 2018/19 as at 30/9/18

 

Capital Strategy

June

September 

Actual Spend

Sept 2018

 

£000

£000

£000

£000

Adult Care & Health

7,912

8,543

3,468

381

Business Management

4,990

3,729

5,489

777

Children’s Services

19,099

20,852

18,341

7,542

Delivery Services

25,775

34,280

22,724

7,435

Economic & Housing Growth

16,785

18,987

10,926

157

Total expenditure

74,561

86,391

60,948

16,292

 

The report and appendices can be viewed on the Council Website here.

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11f

Council Tax 2019/20 (Taxbase, Discounts and Exemptions and Council Tax Support Scheme) pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Cabinet, 26 November 2018, (Minute 39 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to agree the following recommendations of Cabinet:

 

1  The figure of 93,497.8 be approved the Council Tax Base for 2019/20.

 

2  The level and award of each local discount for 2019/20 be:-

 

  Wirral Women’s & Children’s Aid

 

   To continue to award Wirral Women & Children’s Aid 100% discount

 

  Care Leaver’s Discount

 

  To award Care Leaver’s the requisite discount to reduce their Council Tax liability to zero until they are 25, from 1st April 2019. This remains unchanged from 2018/19.

 

  Empty Property Discounts

 

  Discount category D = 0% Full charge on properties undergoing renovations.

 

Discount category C = 0% Full charge on empty properties from date they become unoccupied.

 

Both remain unchanged

 

  Empty Property Premium = 200%. Unfurnished properties empty for more than two years. This is a change from 150% in 2018/19 allowed by the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018.

 

  This change was reported in last year’s report.

 

  Council Tax Discretionary Relief Scheme

 

  The Council Tax Discretionary Hardship Relief Scheme continues in its current format for 2019/20.

 

  Council Tax Support Scheme

 

3.  The Council Tax Support Scheme approved for use in 2018/19 is also approved as the Scheme for 2019/20 with additional amendments to incorporate the introduction of Full Service for Universal Credit, including backdating of reduction for up to 3 months.

 

The report and appendices can be viewed on the Council website here.

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11g

Wirral Together: Getting the Basics Right - A New Model for Community Engagement pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Cabinet, 26 November 2018, (Minute 41 refers) attached.

 

The Council is requested to agree the recommendation of Cabinet that:

 

The provisions relating to Constituency Committees be removed from the Council’s Constitution (Council’s executive arrangements).

The report and appendices can be viewed on the Council website here.

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12.

NOTICES OF MOTION pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Notices of motion submitted in accordance with Standing Order 7(1), are attached. They are listed in accordance with Standing Order 7(2), and the full text of each motion is attached. The Mayor, having considered each motion, in accordance with Standing Order 7(4) has decided that each will be debated:

 

1.  On-going impact of New Ferry explosion

 

2.  Post Office Services

 

3.  Taking every opportunity to reform Universal Credit

 

4.  Climate Emergency

 

5.  Cuts to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

 

6.  A Free School for Wirral

 

7.  Time to end the Hoylake Golf Course Development

 

8.  Paid Leave for Domestic Abuse Victims

 

9.  Police Crime Commissioners to rethink Policing priorities in the interests of Wirral residents

 

10.  Taking back control of our buses

 

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