Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Thursday, 16th September, 2021 2.30 pm

Venue: Sports Hall, Gateshead Leisure Centre

Contact: Rosalyn Patterson 

Items
No. Item

CL32

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held 22 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Minutes:

COUNCIL RESOLVED

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That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

CL33

Official Announcements

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

Minutes:

(A)       Labour Appointments

 

Councillor Maria Hall and Councillor Brenda Clelland will fill the vacancies on Corporate Resources OSC. Councillor Denise Robson and Councillor Dot Burnett will fill the vacancies on Families OSC.

 

Councillor Chris Buckley will become a member of the Licensing and Regulatory Committees and Councillor Stuart Green will become a member of the Special Appointments Committee.

 

Councillor Kathleen McCartney will replace Councillor Brenda Clelland on the Strategic Housing Board.  

CL34

Presentation from Abigail Pogson - Managing Director, Sage Gateshead

Minutes:

Council received a presentation from Abigail Pogson, Managing Director at the Sage Gateshead, around the work of the Sage Gateshead during the pandemic and also the work planned for the future.

CL35

Petitions

(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)

Minutes:

There were no petitions submitted.

CL36

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.

CL37

Appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report proposing Chairs and Vice Chairs positions on Council Committees and Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

 

An amendment was moved to propose Councillor Dot Burnett as Vice Chair of Corporate Resources.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED

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That the proposed appointment of Chair and Vice Chairs as set out in paragraph 3 and the proposed amendment be approved.

 

CL38

Appointment of Independent Members and Independent Person pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of an extension to the terms of office of the Independent Person for standards of conduct issues affecting Council and Parish Council Members and the three Independent Members to the Audit and Standards Committee.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED

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That the terms of office of the Independent Person for standards of conduct issues affecting Council and Parish Council Members and the three Independent Members to the Audit and Standards Committee be extended to 18 November 2021.

 

CL39

Breathe: The Clean Air Plan for Newcastle and Gateshead pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report outlining the Full Business Case prior to formal submission to the Joint Air Quality Unit as the proposed option for delivering compliance with legal limits for nitrogen dioxide.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED

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That the Full Business case be endorsed, in advance of formal submission to the Joint Air Quality Unit as the proposed option for delivering compliance with legal limits for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time, in adherence to the Council’s obligations under the Environment Act 1995 (Feasibility Study for Nitrogen Dioxide Compliance) Air Quality Direction 2017 and the Environment Act 1995 (Gateshead Council and Newcastle City Council) Air Quality Direction 2020.

 

CL40

Annual Report of the Audit and Standards Committee 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the annual report of the Audit and Standards Committee for 2020/21.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED

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That the annual report of the Audit and Standards Committee for 2020/21 be endorsed.

 

CL41

Review of the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report outlining a number of amendments to the Constitution.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED

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That the proposed changes to the Council’s Constitution, as set out in Appendices 2 – 5 of the report, be approved.

 

CL42

Notice of Motion

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

Minutes:

There were no motions received.

CL43

Questions

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

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted.