To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council dated 6 December 2017 (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 of the Council's engagements since the meeting of the Council on 6 December 2017 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.
Questions from Members of the Public
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 (if any).
To receive petitions from councillors or members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (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 6 December 2017.
Note from Monitoring Officer:
Councillors are reminded that quite apart from the Code of Conduct, section 106 of the Local Government Act 1992 restricts the rights of councillors who are two months or more in arrears with their council tax payments. Any such member must disclose the fact and must not vote at any meeting on decision being taken which might affect the level of the council tax or arrangement for administering it. Failure to comply is a criminal offence.
(i) To consider the recommendations from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 5 February 2018 (Minute Extracts herewith - page 6). See also the proposed amendments to the budget which have been received from Councillor Osborne (herewith - page 13) and Councillor Denis (herewith - page 15).
(ii) To consider, if thought appropriate, adopt a formal resolution for the Council Tax for the year ending 31 March 2019 (herewith - page 16).
To consider the recommendations from the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 28 November 2017 (Minute Extract herewith - page 31).
To consider the report of the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services (herewith - page 41).
To consider the report of the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services (herewith - page 61).
To consider Notices of Motion which have been received from Councillor Rowell (herewith - page 69).
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 (if any).
To receive any reports from the Council's representatives who serve on outside bodies in respect of meetings they have attended. (Report received from Councillor Nicholson herewith - page 71).