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.

2.

CIVIC MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the extraordinary meeting of the Council held on 15 July 2019 and the ordinary meeting of Council held on 15 July 2019, attached.

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4.

PETITIONS

To receive petitions submitted in accordance with Standing Order 21.

5.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

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

6.

LEADER'S, EXECUTIVE MEMBERS' AND CHAIRS REPORTS

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.

6a

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairs' Reports pdf icon PDF 132 KB

6b

Cabinet Members reports pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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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.

8.

VACANCIES pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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.

 

STATUTORY AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

 

Wirral Climate Change Group

Councillor Tom Anderson to replace Councillor Chris Blakeley.

 

 

COMMITTEES

 

Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Councillor Lesley Rennie to replace Councillor David Burgess-Joyce.

 

Licensing, Health & Safety and General Purposes Committee

Councillor Ian Lewis to replace Councillor David Burgess-Joyce.

 

Licensing Act 2003 Committee

Councillor Ian Lewis to replace Councillor David Burgess-Joyce.

 

 

OUTSIDE BODIES

 

Merseyside Police and Crime Panel

A Conservative nomination to replace Councillor David Burgess-Joyce.

 

Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust – Governors

Councillors Mike Collins (to be reappointed – term expires on 17 October)

Councillor Irene Williams (to be reappointed – term expires on 17 October)

 

Chrysalis Board

Councillor Pat Hackett to replace Councillor Anita Leech

9.

MATTERS REQUIRING APPROVAL OR CONSIDERATION BY THE COUNCIL

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

9a

STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2018/19 FOR WIRRAL COUNCIL AND MERSEYSIDE PENSION FUND pdf icon PDF 73 KB

A referral from Audit and Risk Management Committee, 23 September 2019 (Minute 11 refers).

 

It be recommended to Council that:

 

1)  The Audit Findings Report presented by the External Auditor, and the actions taken regarding the amendments to the Statement of Accounts for the Council and Mersey Pension Fund Accounts, be agreed;

 

2)  The Statement of Accounts for 2018/19 as presenting a true and fair view of the Council’s income and expenditure for the year and its overall financial position, be approved; and

 

3)  The Chair and Director of Finance and Investment (S151) to sign and date the Letter of Representation.

 

 

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9b

REVENUE AND CAPITAL COMBINED MONITORING 2019-20 QUARTER 1 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

A referral from the Cabinet, 2 September 2019 (Minute 26 refers).

 

The Council is recommended to approve: That,

 

Revenue

 

(1)  the Year-end forecast position at Quarter 1 of £4.327 million Adverse, be noted;

 

(2)  the level of achievement of savings proposed for 2019-20, be noted;

 

(3)  the revisions to the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2020-2025, be noted;

 

Capital

 

(4)  the expenditure at Quarter 1 of £2.9 million, be noted;

 

(5)  Cabinet recommends to Council the approval of additional funding for the schemes referred to in paragraph 3.7 of the report, i.e. Eureka Project, Seacombe (£200,000) and Eastham Youth Hub (£442,000);

 

(6)  Cabinet recommends to Council the approval of the revised Capital Programme of £88.7 million (Table 2 of the report) for 2019-20.

 

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9c

Wirral Council Plan 2025 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

With reference to the Cabinet, 30 September 2019 (Minute 30 refers).The Council be recommended to agree to the following:

 

That the Wirral Council Plan be referred to the Council for consideration at its ordinary meeting scheduled for 14 October 2019.

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9d

Public Health Annual Report 2019 – Creative Communities pdf icon PDF 62 KB

With reference to the Cabinet, 30 September 2019 (Minute 31 refers).The Council be recommended to agree to the following:

 

That the recommendations of the Public Health Annual Report 2019 be endorsed and its publication be supported.

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9e

Approval of Revised Local Development Scheme for Wirral – July 2019 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

With reference to the meeting of Cabinet, 30 September 2019, Minute 33 refers, Council is recommended to:

 

(1)  approve the adoption of the revised Local Development Scheme attached to the report; and

 

(2)  subject to the approval of (1) above, agree that the revised Local Development Scheme comes into effect on the day following the date that the Council resolution is passed.

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9f

NORTHERN LGPS OPERATING AGREEMENT pdf icon PDF 65 KB

With reference to the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee, 26 September 2019 (Minute 12 refers). The Council be recommended to agree to the following:

 

That

 

(1)  the proposed principles of governance contained in the draft Operating Agreement approved by the Pensions Committee at its meeting on 16 July 2019 and in particular the establishment of a Joint Committee with Tameside and Bradford Councils to oversee the required arrangements for the pooling of investments by all three Pension Funds;

 

(2)  the Chair and Vice Chair of the Pensions Committee (or as otherwise determined by Pensions Committee) be the Council’s elected representatives on the Joint Committee; and

 

(3)  the Director of Pensions in consultation with the Director: Governance and Assurance be given delegated authority to negotiate and agree with Tameside and Bradford Councils the details of the final draft of the Operating Agreement within the parameters of the principles of governance approved by the Pensions Committee and the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee.

 

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9g

Review of Scrutiny Arrangements pdf icon PDF 69 KB

With reference to the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee, 26 September 2019 (Minute 13 refers). The Council be recommended to agree to the following:

 

That

 

(1)  the Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee be thanked for its very detailed report;

 

(2)   the Council be recommended to approve the recommendations of the review of its scrutiny arrangements as follows:

 

(a)  the findings of this review of scrutiny arrangements be taken into account as part any new governance model, with the six key principles of effective scrutiny formally included within the new model of decision-making;

 

(b)  the effectiveness of the Overview & Scrutiny arrangements of the new governance model at Wirral be reviewed after 12 months to ensure the good practice currently in operation is continued; and

 

(c)  the new governance model should ensure full consideration of Wirral’s involvement in the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Overview & Scrutiny function.

 

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9h

Governance Review pdf icon PDF 86 KB

With reference to the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee, 26 September 2019 (Minute 14 refers). The Council be recommended to agree to the following:

 

Having considered:

 

(a)  the materials presented to the Governance Review Working Group; and

 

(b)  the discussions held at the Working Group’s meetings and subsequent Member sessions.

 

This Committee is of the view that Wirral’s residents will now be better served by the introduction of a more accountable and transparent way of conducting the Council’s business, policy formulation and decision-making. 

 

It is the opinion of this Committee that the Council should now move to a Committee based structure to be designed, finalised and in place for the next Municipal Year.

 

  The Committee notes that a range of costs have been put forward that apply to the revised arrangements.  It is recognised however, that revisions to the existing Constitution have been under discussion for some time and that costs would have been incurred in that process. 

 

The Committee considers that the operational costs of the new system of governance should be the subject of regular reports and that in practice these costs should be minimised.

 

The Committee:

 

(1)  recommends to the Council: That

 

(a)  there be a move from Leader and Cabinet Executive arrangements to a Committee System form of governance arrangements to take effect from the Annual Council Meeting in 2020; and

 

(b)  the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee accordingly prepare a draft revised Constitution to propose to the Council meeting of 16 March 2020.

 

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10.

NOTICES OF MOTION pdf icon PDF 155 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 they will be dealt with as follows:

 

1.  Delayed Domestic Violence Bill

 

2.  Children in Care

 

3.  Prioritising Safety Around Schools

 

4.  Boosting Funds for Green Transport

 

5.  Wirral Council to Commit to Keep It Local Campaign

 

6.  Better Provision for Stray, Abandoned, and Neglected Dogs

 

7.  Appraisal of Parking Restrictions in Wirral

 

8.  Borough of Culture Achievements

 

9.  Every Child Matters

 

10.  Delivering a New Deal for Transport

 

11.  The Placement Market is not working for Children or for the Public Purse

 

12.  Biosolar Roofing on all Suitable Flat Roofs

 

13.   Safer Roads

 

14.   Keeping Alleyways Clear

 

15.  Blue Flag Beaches

 

10a

Motion (1) DELAYED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL pdf icon PDF 58 KB

10b

Motion (2) CHILDREN IN CARE pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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10c

Motion (3) PRIORITISING SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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10d

Motion (4) BOOSTING FUNDS FOR GREEN TRANSPORT pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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10e

Motion (5) WIRRAL COUNCIL TO COMMIT TO KEEP IT LOCAL CAMPAIGN pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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10f

Motion (6) BETTER PROVISION FOR STRAY, ABANDONED AND NEGLECTED DOGS pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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10g

Motion (7) APPRAISAL OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN WIRRAL pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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10h

Motion (8) BOROUGH OF CULTURE ACHIEVEMENTS pdf icon PDF 48 KB

10i

Motion (9) EVERY CHILD MATTERS pdf icon PDF 41 KB

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10j

Motion (10) DELIVERING A NEW DEAL FOR TRANSPORT pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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10k

Motion (11) THE PLACEMENT MARKET IS NOT WORKING FOR CHILDREN OR FOR THE PUBLIC PURSE pdf icon PDF 61 KB

10l

Motion (12) BIOSOLAR ROOFING ON ALL SUITABLE FLAT ROOFS pdf icon PDF 55 KB

10m

Motion (13) SAFER ROADS pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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10n

Motion (14) KEEPING ALLEYWAYS CLEAR pdf icon PDF 41 KB

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10o

Motion (15) BLUE FLAG BEACHES pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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