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.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 18 October, 2021.

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4.

PUBLIC AND MEMBER QUESTIONS

To deal with questions, statements and petitions from members of the public, and Members, in accordance with Standing Orders 10, 11 and 12.

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4a

Public Questions

Notice of question to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon, Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 to the Council’s Monitoring Officer (committeeservices@wirral.gov.uk) and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 10.

 

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4b

Statements and Petitions

Notice of statements to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon, Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 to the Council’s Monitoring Officer (commmitteeservices@wirral.gov.uk) and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 11.1.

 

Petitions may be presented to the Council. The person presenting the petition will be allowed to address the meeting briefly (not exceeding one minute) to outline the aims of the petition. The Mayor will refer the matter to another appropriate body of the Council within whose terms of reference it falls without discussion, unless a relevant item appears elsewhere on the Agenda. Please give notice of petitions to committeeservices@wirral.gov.uk in advance of the meeting.

 

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4c

Members' Questions

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5.

MATTERS REQUIRING APPROVAL OR CONSIDERATION BY THE COUNCIL

To consider any recommendations and receive reports from the Council’s Committees which require the approval or consideration of the Council, and to receive questions and answers on any of those reports.

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5a

Capital Monitoring Quarter 2 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Council is requested to agree the following recommendation of the Policy and Resources Committee:

 

(1)  the approval of the revised Capital Programme of £77.6 million for 2021/22, including the addition of the new grant funding referred to

 in section 3.4 in the report, as follows:

 

·  Coastal Defence – Meols Feasibility Study - £100,000;

·  Future High Street Fund – New Ferry - £3.214 million;

 

(2)  the approval of the virements referred to in Appendix 3 in the report.

 

Policy and Resources Committee minute 78 (10/11/21) and report attached.

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5b

Draft Statement of Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Council is requested to approve the Draft Statement of Policy under the Gambling Act 2005.

 

Licensing Act Committee minute 8 (24/11/21) and report attached.

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5c

Appointment of Independent Members to the Audit and Risk Management Committee pdf icon PDF 71 KB

The Council is recommended to appoint Joanne Byrne and Peter McAlister as Independent Members to the Audit and Risk and Management Committee in an advisory and consultative role (subject to this recommendation being agreed by the Committee).

 

A cover report and the report to be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Committee at its meeting on 30 November, 2021, are attached (minute to follow).

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5d

Revision to the Appointment of Committees 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Council is requested to:

 

(a)  agree the revised proportionality in the political composition of membership of ordinary committees of the Council as set out at Appendix A; and

 

(b)  appoint Cllr J. Bird to sit on the Council’s Regulatory and General Purposes Committee & Licensing Act Committee and the Pensions Committee.

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6.

REPORTS AND DECISIONS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND PARTNERSHIP ORGANISATIONS

To receive reports about and receive questions and answers on decisions made by Committees since the last meeting of Council.

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6a

DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The minutes of all committees which have met since 27 September up until 11 November, 2021 are attached, as below.

 

Members’ attention is drawn to one minute, in accordance with Part 4, Section 4, paragraph 9 of the Constitution, in that a decision was taken, which was regarded as urgent by the Committee, as follows:

 

·  Minute 75 (Policy and Resources Committee (10/11/21)) – Household Support Fund, as projects needed to be funded immediately to ensure full spend of the grant.

 

Minutes of Committees 

·  Policy and Resources Committee – 7 and 25 October, and 10 November,  2021 (Pages 125 - 147)

·  Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee – 13 October, 2021

(Pages 149 - 157)

·  Children, Young People and Education Committee – 4 and 27 October, 2021 (Pages 159 - 165)

·  Economy, Regeneration and Development Committee – 29 September and 26 October, 2021 (Pages 167 - 178)

·  Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee – 20 October, 2021 (Pages 179 - 186)

·  Housing Committee – 19 October, 2021 (Pages 187 - 190)

·  Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee – 12 October, 2021 (Pages 191 - 194)

·  Audit and Risk Management Committee – 27 September, 2021 (Pages 195 - 198)

·  Constitution and Standards Committee – 30 September, 2021 (Pages 199 - 204)

·  Health and Wellbeing Board – 29 September and 3 November, 2021 

(Pages 205 - 217)

·  Partnerships Committee – 28 September and 9 November  2021 (to follow)

(Pages 219 - 223)

·  Planning Committee – 14 October and 11 November, 2021 (Pages 225 - 235)

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6b

JOINT ARRANGEMENTS AND EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS

To receive reports about and receive questions and answers on the business of joint arrangements and external organisations, including the Combined Authority.

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7.

BY-ELECTION RESULTS - 22 JULY AND 25 NOVEMBER, 2021

To receive and note the outcomes of the by-elections on 22 July, in that Councillor Daisy Kenny was elected as Councillor for Liscard ward, and on 25 November, 2021, in that Councillor Orod Osanlou was elected as Councillor for Oxton ward.

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8.

URGENT ITEM OF BUSINESS pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The Civic Mayor has agreed to accept this item of urgent business at the request of the Leader of the Council and Councillor Tom Anderson.

 

On Tuesday, 30 November, 2021, the Policy and Resources Committee met to consider and respond to the Minister of State’s recent letter to the Council. The minutes of that meeting and an accompanying motion are attached as an urgent item for Council. Given the importance of the Council making clear its position in respect of the recommendations of the External Assurance Review that accompanied the Minister’s letter, the Mayor has agreed that this matter is urgent and that Council should consider this item, which will be considered after item 4b.

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