Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 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 Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 27 June 2018 and the Extraordinary Meeting held on 20 August 2018 (less exempt item) pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

2.

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

3.

The making or termination of appointments to bodies set up by the Council.

4.

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.

 

5.

To answer questions (if any) under Council Procedure Rule 14. pdf icon PDF 180 KB

6.

To receive petitions (if any) under Council Procedure Rule 15.

7.

To consider and determine the following Recommended Minutes:

7a)

a) Audit Committee - 31 July 2018

Please note that the following Recommended Minute was agreed following brief discussion at the ‘Chairman’s Announcements’ point of the agenda: 

 

The Committee agreed to recommend to Council that the Audit (Governance) Sub Committee be discontinued as its business could be transacted by the Audit Committee itself.

 

RECOMMENDED:

 

THAT THE AUDIT (GOVERNANCE) SUB COMMITTEE BE DISCONTINUED

 

 

8.

Draft Reorganisation Order - Community Governance Review West of Waterlooville MDA (Report CL141 Refers) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

9.

To consider the following Notice of Motion to be moved by Councillor Rutter under Council Procedure Rule 9:

“Council notes that it is now more than two years since the Referendum and the Government still has no coherent Brexit plan that has the support of a majority in Parliament. 

 

Council further notes that nearly 59% of Winchester district residents voted to remain in the European Union and that since the vote:

 

a)    The performance of the UK economy has fallen behind. It is now the slowest growing economy in Europe with productivity slipping further and competitiveness reliant on the declining value of the Pound;

b)    Winchester residents – particularly those on lower incomes - are being hit hard by rising inflation and squeezed pay rates;

c)    Confidence among investors and established businesses is ebbing with jobs moving away from the UK;

d)    Many non-UK EU nationals resident in the district have had their lives, and those of their UK-national families, destabilised by the uncertainty of Brexit. On top of the social impacts, local businesses and, above all the NHS are losing vital staff; 

e)    New investment, which Winchester relies on for future prosperity, is being jeopardised and new job opportunities are being lost;

 

Council believes that a ‘hard’ or ‘no deal’ Brexit will seriously harm the long-term prosperity of all Winchester residents.  With only 20 weeks to go before the UK leaves, it is vitally important that Winchester City Council speaks up on their residents’ behalf.

 

Council calls on the government to abandon plans for a hard Brexit and to give the people of Winchester a vote on the final deal, along with the opportunity to vote on keeping the irreplaceable benefits Britons currently enjoy by staying in the European Union.”

 

10.

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.

 

11.

Exempt Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting held 20 August 2018

 

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