Agenda

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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 59 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 19 and 26 May, 2021 (Annual Council) and the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 11 August, 2021.

 

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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 September, 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 September, 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

Wirral Plan 2021-26 - Referral from P&R Cttee pdf icon PDF 53 KB

The Council is requested to approve the Wirral Plan 2021-26 as referred from the Policy and Resources Committee.

 

Policy and Resources Committee minute 34 (28/7/21) attached, together with the report.

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5b

Wirral Plan 2021-2026 - Draft Delivery Plans pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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Revenue Outturn Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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

 

(1)  the 2020/21 budget of £46.574m in relation to Covid-19 funding for Council use and note the additional £22.963m of funds that is to be made available to the Council for onward relay to other organisations as passported funding. This recommendation follows on from the recommendation made by Policy & Resources Committee on 17th February 2021, following the recent notification of additional funding; 

 

(2)  that the debts in excess of £10,000 included within Appendix 2 be approved for write off against the Provision for Bad Debts.

 

Policy and Resources Committee minute 23 (30/6/21) attached.

 

The report can be viewed here.

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5d

Capital Outturn Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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

 

(1)  that the additional year end re-profiling of £27.4m from 2020/21 to 2021/22 be noted;

 

(2)  that the financing of the Programme for 2020/21 be noted;

 

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

 

(4)  that the Programme for 2021/22 and beyond be kept under review to ensure it is realistic, deliverable and affordable.

 

Policy and Resources Committee minute 24 (30/6/21) attached.

 

The report can be viewed here.

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5e

Treasury Management Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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

 

That the Treasury Management Annual Report for 2020/21 be agreed.

 

Policy and Resources Committee minute 36 (28/7/21) attached.

 

The report can be viewed here.

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5f

Community Safety Strategy - Referral from Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee pdf icon PDF 47 KB

The Council is requested to approve the Community Safety Strategy as endorsed by the Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee:

 

Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee minute 18 (27/7/21) and the report attached.

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5g

Members' Code of Conduct - Referral from Constitution and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The Council is requested to agree the following recommendation of the Constitution and Standards Committee:

 

That Council be recommended to adopt the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Constitution and Standards Committee minute 6 (23/6/21) attached, together with the report and appendices, which includes the revised Code of Conduct for Members.

 

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5h

Report on Vacant Committee Place on Regulatory and General Purposes Committee pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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5i

Outside Body - North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority - Replacement of Member

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5j

Six Month Attendance Rule S85 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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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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DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To receive reports about and receive questions and answers on decisions made by Committees since the week of the publication of the last ordinary Council agenda.

 

The minutes of all committees which have met since 8 March, 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 109 (Policy and Resources Committee (24/3/21)) – Proposed Grant Agreement with LCR Combined Authority for the Costs of the Acquisition of 92 Grange Road, Birkenhead, as formal acceptance of the offer was required by 31 March, 2021.

 

Two urgent officer decisions have also been taken, and are also reported to the Council in accordance with part 4 of the Constitution, as referred to above. One on 8 July, 2021 by the Director of Neighbourhood Services, ‘Covid Local Support Grant – Extension No.2’ (Decision notice attached atpages 153 – 154); and a decision on 5 August, 2021 by the Director of Regeneration and Place, ‘A Town Deal for Birkenhead – Acceptance of Head of Terms’ (Report attached at pages 155 – 160).

 

Minutes of Committees:

·  Policy and Resources Committee – 17 and 24 March, 2021, 9 June and 30 June, and 28 July, 2021 (Pages 161 - 224)

·  Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee – 7 June and 29 July,2021 (Pages 225 – 250)

·  Children, Young People and Education Committee – 11 March and 15 June, 2021 (Pages 251 - 270)

·  Economy, Regeneration and Development Committee – 8 June and 26 July, 2021 (Pages 271 - 280)

·  Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee – 16 March and 14 June, 2021 (Pages 281 - 304)

·  Housing Committee – 10 March, 2021 (Pages 305 - 308)

·  Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee – 16 June and 27 July, 2021 (Pages 309 - 318)

·  Audit and Risk Management Committee – 9 March and 5 July, 2021

(Pages 319 - 336)

·  Constitution and Standards Committee – 23 June, 2021

(Pages 337 - 342)

·  Licensing Act Committee – 17 June, 2021 (Pages 343 – 344)

·  Partnerships Committee – 29 June, 2021 (Pages 345 – 352)

·  Pensions Committee – 29 March and 22 June, 2021 (Pages 353 - 366)

·  Planning Committee – 18 March, 15 April, 10 June, 15 July and 12 August, 2021 (Pages 367 - 408)

·  Regulatory and General Purposes Committee – 23 March and 17 June, 2021 (Pages 409 - 418)

 

 

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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.

MOTIONS ON NOTICE pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Motions submitted in accordance with Standing Order 13.1, are attached. They are listed in accordance with Standing Order 13.2, and the full text of each motion is attached.

 

1.   Planning System Reform

2.   Schools Need Adequate Funding to Ensure Our Children Catch Up

3.  Inquiry into the Nicklaus Joint Venture Group (NJVG) Development Agreement

4.  Creating Low Traffic Streets and Neighbourhoods Across Wirral

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