Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Thursday, 19th November, 2020 2.30 pm

Venue: This meeting is being held remotely. Please click here to access the meeting.

Contact: Mike Aynsley 

Items
No. Item

A minutes silence was observed following the death of former Councillors Harry Dinning and Judith Lister

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To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held 17 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Minutes:

COUNCIL RESOLVED  - 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September be approved as a correct record.

 

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Official Announcements

(announcements may be made by the Mayor, Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive)

Minutes:

(A)       Queen’s Birthday Honours

 

The Mayor announced that within the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, people that liv and work within the Borough were recognised:

 

·        Stephen Walters, Gateshead Council Libraries Manager, was awarded a British Empire Medal for his contribution to the COVID-19 crisis. 

 

·        Brendan Foster, Great North Run founder and Freeman of Gateshead, was awarded a knighthood for services to sport, culture and the North East.

 

·        Tanja Smith, Technical Director at Gradon Architecture, was awarded an OBE for services to apprenticeships and technical education.

 

·        Rabbi Sugarman, Director of Haskel School, was awarded an MBE for services to education and children with special educational needs.

 

·        Katherine Simpson, Vice-Chair of Employer Engagement with the North of England Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, was awarded an MBE for voluntary service to the armed forces.

 

·        Joanne Swan, Manager of Fountain Court, Housing 21, was awarded the British Empire Medal for her contribution to the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

(B)       Attendance at Meetings

 

Current arrangements, which waives the requirement for members to attend a meeting, have been reviewed and will cease at the end of November.

 

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Petitions

(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)

Minutes:

Councillor M Charlton submitted a petition regarding Winlaton Mill traffic and parking.

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Questions from Members of the Public

(to consider any questions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 7)

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by members of the public.

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Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22 to 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22 – 2025/26.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

That the Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2021/22 to 2025/26, including the proposed MFS principles and the medium-term financial context, be approved.

 

 

 

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Treasury Management Performance to 30 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report informing on Treasury Management performance for the six months up to 30 September 2020/21.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

That the Treasury Management Performance to 30 September 2020 be noted; to contribute to sound financial management and the long-term financial sustainability of the Council.

 

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Charging Structure for Garden Waste Collections 2021 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the charging structure for garden waste collections 2021.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

(i)

That the charging structure for garden waste collections for 2021 be approved.

 

(ii)

That the £34 and £36 charges be included on the fees and charges schedule for 2020/21 so that payments can be taken from November 2020.

 

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Revenue Budget - Second Quarter Review 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report setting out the latest position on the 2020/21 revenue budget at the end of the second quarter, including impacts of the global pandemic.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

(i)

That the revenue expenditure position at the end of the second quarter be noted.

 

 

(ii)

That the virements to contingency actioned for operational purposes be approved.

 

 

(iii)

That an amendment to the net revenue budget for 2020/21 from £238.071m to £240.961m, to account for the additional COVID-19 emergency grant funding, be approved.

           

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Capital Programme and Prudential Indicators 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report informing of the latest position on the 2020/21 Capital Programme and Prudential Indicators at the end of the second quarter to 30 September 2020.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

(i)

That all variations to the 2020/21 Capital Programme be approved as the revised programme.

 

 

(ii)

That the financing of the revised programme be approved.

 

 

(iii)

That the capital expenditure and capital financing requirement indicators have been revised in line with the revised budget and none of the approved Prudential Indicators set for 2020/21 have been breached.

 

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Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Capital Strategy for 2021/22 to 2025/26.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

That the Capital Strategy be approved to ensure full compliance with the requirements of good financial practice in capital accounting.

 

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Annual Report of the Audit and Standards Committee 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the annual report of the Audit and Standards Committee for 2019/20.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

That the annual report of the Audit and Standards Committee for 2019/20 be endorsed.

 

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Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the proposed arrangements for the review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

That the existing Statement of Licensing Policy be rolled forward as from the 7 January 2021 to the 6 January 2026, with a review of the Licensing Policy to be undertaken as and when deemed appropriate to do so within the stated five year period.

 

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Notice of Motion

(to consider any notices of motion submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9.1)

Minutes:

There were no motions submitted.

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Questions

(to deal with any questions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8.1)

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted.