Eastbourne Borough Council Full Council - Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Remotely on Microsoft Teams

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

Note: This meeting is being held remotely using Microsoft Teams in accordance with section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and section 13 of the related regulations. You can view the meeting via the Council’s YouTube page  


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


Notification of apologies for absence.


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).


Minutes of the meeting held on 18 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 521 KB

To receive and sign as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting.


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.


Mayor's announcements. pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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


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.


Other matters referred from Cabinet or other council bodies.

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


Council Budget and Setting of the Council Tax for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Report of Councillor Holt on behalf of the Cabinet.  Referred from Cabinet on 10 February 2021.  To include decisions in respect of:


-       General Fund Budget 2021/22 and Capital Programme.

-       Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue Budget and Rent Setting 2021/22 and HRA Capital Programme 2020-24; and

-       Treasury Management and Prudential Indicators 2020/21, Capita Strategy and Investment Strategy.


Please note: that the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 requires named votes to be taken and recorded when setting the annual budget and council tax, this to include votes on any amendments and substantive motions.

Additional documents:


Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report of Councillor Shuttleworth on behalf of the Cabinet.  Referred from Cabinet on 2 December 2020.


Approval of Licensing Fees and Charges 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Report of Councillor Rodohan on behalf Licensing Committee held on 18 January 2021.

Additional documents:



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


Motion 1 - Use of Emergency Accommodation in Eastbourne pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Motion submitted by Councillor Shuttleworth:


Eastbourne Borough Council calls upon Brighton and Hove City Council to end their policy of placing large numbers of homeless people into emergency accommodation in Eastbourne over recent months.


Apart from the detrimental effect on those people who are placed so far from their support services, the policy has impacted significantly upon local health, housing, police, adult social care, children’s and other support services.


Brighton and Hove City Council must find alternative accommodation in Brighton using the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government funding provided to the City Council for this purpose.”

Additional documents:


Calendar of Meeting 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To agree the proposed Calendar of Meetings for 2021/22. 


Please note: The Council dates will be subject to final approval at the annual meeting of the Council, in accordance with legislation.



Special Urgency Decisions by Cabinet Members. pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of the Leader on three Cabinet Member decisions made under special urgency powers during the last three months and reported in accordance with Section 17.3 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedures Rules.  Copies of the decision notices for the following matters are attached for information:


·        Local Restrictions Support Grants – 12 November 2020

·        Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme – 19 November 2020

·        Local Restrictions Support Grant 'Open' - 2 December onwards – 23 December 2020

Additional documents:


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 - 20 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 149 KB


Minutes of Scrutiny Committee - 2 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 250 KB


Minutes of Cabinet - 4 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 146 KB


Minutes of Planning Committee - 24 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 149 KB


Minutes of Audit and Governance Committee - 26 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 141 KB


Minutes of Cabinet - 2 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 147 KB


Minutes of Planning Committee - 15 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 137 KB


Minutes of Licensing Committee - 18 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 259 KB


Minutes of Planning Committee - 26 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 142 KB


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of Full Council is scheduled to take place on 19 May 2021 at 6 pm.