Agenda and minutes

Council
Thursday, 16th July, 2020 2.30 pm

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

Contact: Mike Aynsley 

Items
No. Item

A minute‘s silence was observed following the death of Aldermen George Gill and Nick O’Neil

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To confirm the Minutes of the meetings held 23 January 2020 and 27 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

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COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the minutes of the meetings held on 23

January 2020 and 27 February 2020 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:

There were no official announcements.

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Petitions

(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)

Minutes:

There were no petitions submitted.

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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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Appointments to Committees, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 200 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking affirmation of changes to appointments following formation of the Gateshead Independent Group.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the appointments be affirmed.

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Local Government Act 1972 - Section 85 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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Consideration was given to a report outlining the impact of the COVID pandemic on the calendar of meetings and the opportunities for councillors to attend meetings.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         that for the purposes of Section 85(1) of

the Local Government Act 1972, the impact of the COVID pandemic on the calendar of meetings and consequently the limited opportunities for some councillors to attend meetings be regarded as a reason for the failure of councillors to attend meetings;

 

                                                            (ii)        that having regard to the circumstances

the requirement for members to attend a meeting of the Council or a sub-committee be waived until 30 November 2020; and

                                               

                                                            (iii)       that the situation be reviewed by the

Council at its November meeting.

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Calendar of Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the proposed calendar of meetings for 2020/21.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         that the calendar of meetings 2020/21

be approved;

 

                                                            (ii)        that, as far as possible, meetings should

not be held during school holidays;

 

                                                            (iii)       that the Strategic Director, Corporate

Services and Governance, be authorised, following consultation with the relevant Chair, to make any necessary amendments to the calendar of meetings.

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Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval to adopt a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Gateshead.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the Gateshead Health and Wellbeing

Strategy be adopted as part of its policy framework.

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Treasury Policy Statement and Treasury Strategy 2020/21 to 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Treasury Policy Statement and Treasury Strategy for 2020/21 to 2024/25.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the Treasury Policy Statement and the

Treasury Strategy be approved.

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Localism Act 2011 - Pay Accountability Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval to a revised pay policy statement.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That the draft Pay Policy Statement

2020/21 be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the Strategic Director, Corporate

Services and Governance be authorised to amend the Pay Policy Strategy on the basis set out in paragraph 10 of the report.

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Gateshead Homes Adaptations Policy pdf icon PDF 191 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of Gateshead Home Adaptations Policy.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the proposed Gateshead Home

Adaptations Policy 2020 be approved for adoption as part of the Council’s policy framework.

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Treasury Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Treasury Annual Report 2019/20.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           That the Treasury Annual Report for 2019/20 be

approved.

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Capital Programme and Prudential Indicators 2019/20 – Year End Outturn pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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Consideration was given to a report informing of the 2019/20 capital programme outturn, the impact of CIPFA’s Prudential Code and the monitoring of performance against the statutory Prudential Indicators.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That all variations to the 2019/20 Capital

Programme be approved;

                                   

                                                            (ii)        That the financing of the 2019/20 Capital

Programme be approved;

           

                                                            (iii)       That the capital expenditure and capital

financing requirement indicators have been revised in line with the revised budget and that none of the approved Prudential Indicators set for 2019/20 have been breached.

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Provisional Revenue Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the proposed changes to strategic reserves following the outcome of a review of Council reserves.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED          -           (i)         That the appropriations to and from

reserves, outlined in paragraphs 11-16 of the report, be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the proposed changes to strategic

reserves following the outcome of a review of Council reserves be approved.

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Notice of Motions

(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.