Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Thursday, 18th July, 2024 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions

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No. Item


To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held 23 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 99 KB



(i)            That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2024 to be approved as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Official Announcements

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


We are incredibly saddened to acknowledge the death of Bob Goldsworthy, who was a Councillor for 17 years, elected in 2007.


Councillor Goldsworthy worked in the engineering, constructing, and housing sectors, before pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Combined Studies in Cultural and Social Studies, and afterwards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Housing Management and Social Policy.


As a Councillor, Bob was the Chair of the Planning and Development Committee and a member of:

·         Care, Health and Wellbeing OSC;

·         Licensing Committee, and;

·         Regulatory Committee.


Councillor Goldsworthy entered politics because he believed that the people of Gateshead deserve the best possible public service provision and that this can only be achieved by getting involved in the decision-making process. His contributions and role as a Councillor have been appreciated by this Council, and we give him our thanks. We also share our sympathies with Councillor Maureen Goldsworthy, and Bob’s family and friends.


It is with sadness that I must also inform you that former Councillor and Alderman Malcolm Graham passed away on at the end of May.


Malcolm was elected to the High Fell ward in 1988 and served for 31 years until 2019.  Malcolm held the following roles at the Council:


·         Chair of Planning Committee – 1995 - 1999

·         Vice-Chair of Economic Development Committee – 1990 – 1995

·         Cabinet Member 2002 – 2016

·         Member of Executive Committee – 1999/2000/01/02

·         Member of Policy and Resources Committee – 1991 – 1999


Following his retirement from the Council, Malcolm was made an Honorary Alderman in 2023.


The Mayor announced that within the King’s Birthday Honours List 2023 the following people were recognised who live and work within the Borough:


·         Vanessa Graham, Head of Commercial Development for the Labour Party, was awarded an MBE for political and public service.


·         Jennifer Hartley, Head of Economic Development at Newcastle City Council, has been awarded an MBE for services to businesses and trade.




(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)


A petition was received from the residents of Chopwell and Rowlands Gill regarding reducing the speed on the A694 in Rowlands Gill. The petition was presented by Councillor Caffrey.


Questions from Members of the Public

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


There were no questions submitted by members of the public


Review of Corporate Risk Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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Considerations were given to seek approval of the Corporate Risk Management Strategy.




i.              To approve the Corporate Risk Management Strategy.


Capital Programme and Prudential Indicators 2023/24 - Year End Outturn - Capital Monitoring Outturn 2024-24 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Considerations were given to a report on the 2023/24 Capital Programme outturn and the monitoring of performance against the statutory prudential indicators. 




i.              That the Capital Programme Outturn for 2023/24 be noted;

ii.            That the financing of the Capital Programme be approved; and

iii.           That none of the approved prudential indicators set for 2023/24 have been breached.



Revenue Budget - Provisional Outturn 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Consideration was given to a report confirming the outturn position on the 2023/24 revenue budget.




i.              That the appropriations to and from reserves be approved.


Treasury Annual Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Considerations were given to a report seeking approval of the Treasury Annual Report 2023/24.




i.              That the Treasury Annual Report for 2023/24 be approved.


Notice of Motion

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


There were no motions submitted.



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


There were no questions received.