Eastbourne Borough Council Full Council - Wednesday, 16th November, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 


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Minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 170 KB


Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct (please see note at end of agenda).


Mayor's announcements. pdf icon PDF 173 KB

A list of the Mayor’s announcements in respect of his activities since the last meeting is attached for information.


Notification of apologies for absence.


Public right of address.

The Mayor to report any requests received from a member of the public under council procedure rule 11 in respect of any referred item or motion listed below.


Order of business.

The Council may vary the order of business if, in the opinion of the Mayor, a matter should be given precedence by reason of special urgency.


Result of the St Anthony's Ward By-Election

To receive the result of the St Anthony’s Ward By-Election held on 6 October 2022 and welcome Councillor Hugh Parker (Liberal Democrat) as a new member of the Council.


Proposed changes to Conservation Advisory Group Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Head of Democratic Services.

Additional documents:


Matters referred from Cabinet or other council bodies.

The following matters are submitted to the Council for decision (council procedure rule 12 refers):-


Eastbourne Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of Councillor Swansborough on behalf of the Cabinet. Referred from Cabinet on 2 November 2022.

Additional documents:



The following motions have been submitted by members under council procedure rule 13:-


Motion - Cost of School Equipment

Councillor Vaughan has submitted the following motion:


“Eastbourne Borough Council recognises that the cost of specialist items, such as school uniform is putting enormous additional financial pressure and stress on families and can also lead to discriminatory and mental health issues.


This Council calls upon the Government to issue guidance to schools to require a more flexible approach in this cost of living crisis.”



Motion - No Confidence pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Councillor Babarinde has submitted the following motion:


“This Council notes that:


·         Under the Conservative Government, inflation rose to 10.1% in September 2022 and The International Monetary Fund has predicted that UK inflation will be the highest in the G7 by the end of 2023.

·         Under the Conservative Government, mortgage rates have sharply risen, with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation forecasting that homeowners will face average mortgage increases of £250 per month.

·         Under the Conservative Government, the Bank of England has predicted that the UK will experience its longest recession since records began.

·         Under the Conservative Government, Eastbourne’s Foodbank has become the busiest Foodbank in the UK.

·         Eastbourne’s Conservative Member of Parliament has supported the Conservative Government in 99% of votes in the House of Commons.

·         The UK’s third Conservative Prime Minister of 2022, Rishi Sunak, has been given no mandate to govern from the people of Eastbourne.

·         Conservative Minister Zac Goldsmith has said that a General Election is “morally unavoidable”.

·         Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries has said that “it will now be impossible to avoid a General Election”.

The Council therefore:


·         Has no confidence in the UK’s Conservative Government;

·         Has no confidence in Eastbourne’s Conservative Member of Parliament; and

·         Demands that the Conservative Government calls a General Election immediately to give the people of Eastbourne, and the people of the UK, a say.”





Discussion on minutes of council bodies.

Members of the Council who wish to raise items for discussion (council procedure rule 14) on any of the minutes of the meetings of formal council bodies listed below must submit their request to the Head of Democratic Services no later than 10.00 am on the day of the meeting. A list of such items (if any) will be circulated prior to the start of the meeting.


The following are appended to this agenda:-


Minutes of Planning Committee - 25 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 130 KB


Minutes of Audit and Governance Committee - 28 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 162 KB


Minutes of Planning Committee - 3 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 127 KB


Minutes of Scrutiny Committee - 10 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 155 KB


Minutes of Planning Committee - 17 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 152 KB


Minutes of Cabinet - 2 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 139 KB


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of Full Council is scheduled for 22 February 2023 at 6 pm.