Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Thursday, 27th May, 2021 2.30 pm

Venue: Sports Hall, Gateshead Leisure Centre

Contact: Roz Patterson 

Items
No. Item

CL8

To confirm the Minutes of the meetings held on 25 March and 21 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           That the minutes of the meetings held on 25

March and 21 May 2021 be approved as correct records.

CL9

Official Announcements

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

Minutes:

There were no official announcements.

CL10

Petitions pdf icon PDF 203 KB

(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)

 

Council are in receipt of a qualifying petition requiring a debate

Minutes:

The Council received a qualifying petition, requiring a debate, regarding the proposal to restructure Gateshead’s Music Service.

 

Judith Thompson, the lead petitioner, presented the reasons for the petition.

 

Councillor M Gannon outlined the Council’s position in relation to this matter and recommended that the petition be given full consideration as part of the consultation process.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           That the petition be given full consideration as

part of the consultation process.

CL11

Questions from Members of the Public

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

Minutes:

There were no valid questions submitted by members of the public.

CL12

Performance Management and Improvement Framework pdf icon PDF 122 KB

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the proposed new Performance Management and Improvement Framework.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           That the Performance Management and

Improvement Framework be approved.

CL13

Charging and Financial Assessment for Adult Care and Support Services pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of a change to policy on Charging and Financial Assessment for Adult Care and Support Services.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           That the proposed policy change for Charging

and Financial Assessment for Adult Care and Support Services be approved.

CL14

Proposals for Corporate Parenting Arrangements pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval to implement a Corporate Parenting Board.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           (i)         That the Corporate Parenting OSC Sub-

Committee be dissolved and the scrutiny of the Council’s Corporate Parenting role be placed specifically within the remit of the Families OSC, with agenda items relating to the Corporate Parenting role prioritised within specific meetings in its work programme.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the proposal to develop a robust

relationship between the Board, Overview and Scrutiny and the Corporate Partnership group to pursue continual improvement in the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Parenting Strategy, including applying the learning from other local authorities, be endorsed.

 

(iii)       That the proposal that there should be regular mandatory training for all councillors in relation to the Council’s Corporate Parenting role be endorsed.

CL15

Care Leavers Covenant pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval for the Care Leavers Covenant.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           (i)         That the Care Leavers Covenant be

endorsed.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the proposal for the Council to sign                                                                         up to be a trailblazer organisation be                                                                         approved.

CL16

Gateshead Code of Conduct for Councillors pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of a new Code of Conduct for Councillors.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED           -           (i)         That the new Code of Conduct for                                                                             Councillors be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That a Members’ Seminar be held                                                                             on the Code of Conduct for Councillors.

CL17

Notice of Motion

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

Minutes:

There were no motions received.

CL18

Questions

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

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted.