Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

87.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Tony Owen, Melanie Stevens, Tim Stevens and Stephen Wells.

 

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillors Nicky Dykes, Samaris and William Huntington-Thresher and Michael Rutherford.

 

(Apologies were subsequently received from Councillor Alan Collins.)

88.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Morgan declared, in relation to minute 95, that his daughter was a Director of Kier Group, who held a contract with the Council.

89.

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1st March 2017 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1st March 2017 be confirmed.

90.

Petitions

Minutes:

No petitions had been received.

91.

Questions from members of the public where notice has been given. pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Questions must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

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Minutes:

Eight questions had been received from members of the public. These are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

 

92.

Questions for oral reply from Members of the Council where notice has been given. pdf icon PDF 216 KB

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Minutes:

Twenty questions for oral reply had been received from members of the Council. These are set out in Appendix B to these minutes. 

 

(During consideration of question 17, Councillor Graham Arthur declared an interest as his wife was employed by KAB.)

 

93.

Questions for written reply from Members of the Council where notice has been given pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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Minutes:

Seven questions had been received from members of the Council for written reply. These are set out in Appendix C to these minutes.

 

94.

To consider any statements that may be made by the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders or Chairmen of Committees.

Minutes:

No statements were made.

95.

Budget Monitoring 2016/17 - Transfer to the Growth Fund pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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Minutes:

Report CSD17054

 

A motion to approve the transfer of £4.0m to the Growth Fund as recommended by the Executive was moved by Councillor Graham Arthur, seconded by Councillor Stephen Carr and CARRIED.

96.

Proposed Public Realm Project and Market Reorganisation for Bromley High Street pdf icon PDF 111 KB

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Minutes:

Report CSD17055

 

A motion to agree the following recommendations from the Executive was moved by Councillor Peter Morgan, seconded by Councillor Michael Rutherford and CARRIED.

 

(1) Agree that a total of £2.844m be allocated from the Growth Fund and added to the Capital Programme to undertake the implementation of the proposed public realm project and market reorganisation for Bromley High Street.

(2) Agree that Executive can approve a further sum of up to £720k for inclusion in the Capital Programme, following consideration of the outcome of the detailed design and final costs of the market kiosks.

(3) Agree that should the S.106 funding of £4m be received from the Langley Court development, these monies would be used to fund the scheme with a corresponding amount returned to the Growth Fund.

97.

Third Report of the Education Select Committee 2016/17 - Under Performing Pupils pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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Minutes:

Report CSD17065

 

A motion to invite the Leader and Portfolio Holders to consider the recommendations and (a) refer the recommendations within the report to Service Directors where appropriate and (b) provide a written response to the Education Select Committee for consideration at the Select Committee’s meeting in June 2017, was moved by Councillor Nicholas Bennett, seconded by Councillor Neil Reddin and CARRIED.

 

(During consideration of this item Councillor Pauline Tunnicliffe declared an interest as a foster carer for the borough.)

98.

Policy Development and Scrutiny Annual Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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Minutes:

Report SCD17056

 

The following amendment was moved by Councillor Angela Wilkins and seconded by Councillor Ian Dunn -

 

“The Council requests the Constitution Improvement Working Party to conduct a full review of the roles and effectiveness of PDS committees and to report any recommendations to Council in time for any changes to be implemented in May 2018.”

 

On being put to the vote, this amendment was LOST.

 

A motion to receive the Annual Policy Development and Scrutiny Report 2016/17 was moved by Councillor Simon Fawthrop, seconded by Councillor Keith Onslow and CARRIED.

99.

To consider Motions of which notice has been given.

Minutes:

No motions had been received.

100.

The Mayor's announcements and communications.

Minutes:

The Mayor reminded Members of the following forthcoming events -

 

·  The charity preview of Nick Dear’s “Power” at Bromley Little Theatre on 13th April.

 

·  The Valedictory Service on Sunday 23rd April at the Salvation Army in Ethelbert Road followed by an optional dinner at the Bromley Court Hotel.

 

·  The Mayor’s Golf Day at Langley Park Golf Club on 3rd May.

 

·  The draw for a painting of the Houses of Parliament by Angela Fielder signed by Margaret Thatcher.

 

The Mayor thanked members for their support at various events and visits.

Appendices pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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