To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council dated 13 October 2016 (copy previously circulated).
Declarations of Interest
Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct
To receive any announcements from the Chair of the Council, Leader of the Council, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive.
A list of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council's engagements since the Meeting of the Council on 13 October 2016 is enclosed - page 5.
Items not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances as defined in Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972. Please see the attached Notice of Motion from Councillor Ient (herewith - page 7).
To deal with questions which members of the public may wish to put to members of the Cabinet in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11. (Question from Mr. Vivian Carrick herewith - page 8).
To receive petitions from councillors or members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (if any).
Written Questions from Councillors
To deal with written questions which councillors may wish to put to the Chair of the Council, a Lead Councillor on the Cabinet or the Chair of any committee or sub-committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 (if any).
Questions to the Leader of the Council
To deal with questions (if any) which councillors may wish to put to the Leader of the Council. It will be at the Leader’s discretion to re-direct questions to relevant Members of the Cabinet.
A councillor wishing to raise a question must notify the Chair of the Council of the text of the question prior to the commencement of the meeting.
(NB This item is limited to a maximum of 5 questions, with no more than 1 question being asked per councillor. If a question requires a detailed or technical response, the Leader may decide that a written response is more appropriate).
To deal with ward issues which councillors wish to raise. A councillor wishing to raise a ward issue must notify the Chair of the Council prior to the commencement of the meeting in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.8 (if any).
Urgent Decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet Members
In accordance with Scrutiny Procedure Rule 17, to receive details of any urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet Members since the Meeting of the Council on 13 October 2016.
To consider the recommendations from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 November 2016 (herewith - page 9).
To consider the Report of the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services (Report No 160/16 herewith - page 14).
To consider the Report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Report No 161/16 herewith - page 42).
To consider the Report of the Director of Service Delivery (Report No 164/16 herewith - page 45).
Reporting Back on Meetings of Outside Bodies
To receive feedback from the Council’s representatives who serve on outside bodies in respect of meetings they have attended (if any). A councillor wishing to provide feedback must notify the Chair of the Council prior to the commencement of the meeting.