Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: King Alfred Conference Chamber, Guildhall, Winchester

Contact: David Blakemore, Democratic Services Manager  Tel: 01962 848217 Email:  dblakemore@winchester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

Procedural Items

1.

To confirm the following Minutes of Meetings of the Council: pdf icon PDF 94 KB

·         the Ordinary meeting held on the 28 February 2019 (less exempt minute).

·         the Extraordinary meeting held on the 19 March 2019.

·         the Annual meeting held on the 15 May 2019.

Additional documents:

2.

To receive any communications from the Mayor, Leader or Chief Executive.

3.

Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members or Officers in matters to be discussed.

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct.

 

4.

To answer questions under Council Procedure Rule 15. pdf icon PDF 121 KB

5.

To receive petitions under Council Procedure Rule 16.

5a)

A petition has been submitted by Winchester Friends of the Earth containing 598 signatures as follows:

This petition is in direct response to the recent strikes undertaken by the young people of Winchester who feel that they have been let down by those with power and influence in tackling climate change.

All governments and councils have a duty to limit the negative impacts of climate change. More than 50 councils have realised that they cannot wait for the UK Government to change its policies and have declared a Climate Emergency and many more are in the process of considering it.

Winchester City Council is already on the path to reducing its carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 and now we are asking the Council to step up its efforts and emulate these councils by declaring a Climate Emergency.

We who live, work or study in the Winchester district call upon Winchester City Council to:

1. Declare a Climate Emergency.

2. Commit to making all council activities carbon neutral by 2030.

3. Set up a working group, chaired by a Cabinet member, that will report back to full Council within six months of its formation with a staged and timed action plan for achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

4.  Establish a Citizens’ Assembly to promote dialogue and generate ideas. This should involve participation from a wide range of groups and backgrounds and include representation from school and college students.

5.  End Council investment in fossil fuel companies.

6.  Put in place an ethical procurement framework to ensure all Council suppliers reduce their carbon footprint.

7.  Call on the UK Government to provide the necessary powers and resources to enable the Council to achieve these objectives.”

 

 

5b)

A petition has been submitted by Councillor Mike Craske containing 305 signatures as follows:

CARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ST BARNABAS

 

“The quality of the environment, character of the area and community cohesion in St Barnabas Ward are under threat from poorly-planned and inadequately- controlled development. Housing requirements need to be addressed in a sustainable and sympathetic way for all residents: not driven overwhelmingly by profit. Urgent action is needed to protect our neighbourhood. As a matter of priority, we call on Winchester City Council to listen to and act on the concerns of local people: by 1. Funding Development Management properly so that Winchester has sufficient, well-qualified staff; 2. Reforming planning processes to give local residents a meaningful voice; 3. Protecting our community through a formal neighbourhood plan*.

 

* Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.

 

6.

Report of the Monitoring Officer: Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

7.

EXEMPT BUSINESS: To consider whether in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

(i) To pass a resolution that the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business because it is likely that, if members of the public were present, there would be disclosure to them of 'exempt information' as defined by Section 100 (I) and Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

8.

To confirm the Exempt Minute of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 28 February 2019

 

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