Council – 24 September 2019

Venue: Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL
Time: 2 pm
Email: Richard.mell@northlincs.gov.uk                              

 

1.Mayor’s Remarks

2. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

3. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Meetings of the Council held on 13 December, 2018 and 28 February, 2019, Annual Meeting held on 20 May 2019 and Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 June 2019.

4. Treasury Management Annual Report 2018/19 – Report by the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 1.

5. North Lincolnshire Youth Justice Plan 2019 – 2021- Report of the Director: Children and Community Resilience – See Appendix 2.

6. Annual Report of the Audit Committee 2018/2019 – Report by the Director Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 3.

7. Standards Committee – Annual Report – Report by the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 4.

8. Appointment of Independent Persons and Independent Person Remuneration – Report of the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 5.

9. Local Government Ethical Standards – Members’ Code of Conduct – Report of the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 6.

10. Governance Arrangements for Employment Procedures Concerning Statutory Officers – Report of the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 7.

11. Appleby Neighbourhood Plan Adoption – Report of the Director: Business Development – See Appendix 8

12. Proposed Changes to Contract Procedure Rules – Report of the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 9

13. To receive the minutes of the under mentioned committees/panels and to consider any recommendations made and to pass such resolutions as may be necessary.

Planning Committee –
(28 November, 12 December 2018, 16 January, 13 February 13 March, 3 April, 5 June, 3, 17 and 31 July and 28 August 2019)

Licensing Committee –
(14 and 25 January, 14 and 26 February, 14, 21 and 28 March, 18 April, 24, May, 6 and 20 June, 18 and 22 July, and
1 August (x2) 2019)

Audit Committee –
(23 January, 27 March, 26 June and 26 July 2019)

Standards Committee –
(19 March, 20 March, 17 June, 26 June, and 12 August 2019)

Health Scrutiny Panel –
(10 December 2018, 21 January and 2 August 2019)

Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel –
(29 November 2018, 17 January, 7 February and 22 March 2019)

People Scrutiny Panel –
(22 January, 12 February, 5 and 19 March 2019)

Governance Scrutiny Panel
(14 June, 5 and 26 July 2019)

Places Scrutiny Panel
(11 June and 24 July 2019)

Children and Education Scrutiny Panel
(12 August and 4 September 2019)       

14. To consider any questions on the discharge of the functions of the Humberside Fire Authority.

15.  Questions from members of the public (including town and parish councils).

16.  To consider a joint motion of which notice has been given and to pass such resolutions as may be necessary (none received).

MINUTES

Present

THE MAYOR – Councillor Jonathan Evison

Councillors Ali, Allcock, Armiger, Briggs, Clark, Collinson, A Davison, J Davison, Ellerby, England, L Foster, T Foster, Gosling, Hannigan, Longcake, Marper, Mitchell, Mumby-Croft, O’Sullivan, Poole, Rayner, Reed, Robinson, Rose, Rowson, C Sherwood,  N Sherwood, Southern, K Vickers, P Vickers, Walshe, Waltham MBE, Wells and Wilson and Yeadon,

The council met at Church Square House, Scunthorpe.

2652    MAYOR’S REMARKS – The Mayor welcomed fellow councillors, officers and members of the public to the meeting.  He outlined some of the community events he had attended since being elected as mayor in May including those involving local armed forces, their veterans and guests from France.

2653   LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972, SECTION 85 – The Monitoring Officer reported orally on the absence of Councillor Armitage as a result of her ongoing treatment of her illness, and pursuant to Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972, explained that council’s assent was sought for Councillor Armitage’s continued absence from meetings of the council.

The Mayor was requested to seek council’s agreement of the above proposal.

Resolved – That the above proposal as explained in the Monitoring Officer’s oral report be approved.

2654 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT LOBBYING – Declarations of personal interests were indicated as follows –

Member Subject/Minute
Councillor Ali

 

Hackney Carriage Driver/Licence Holder, with schools transport contract.
Crosby Community Association – Trustee
Councillor Armiger Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Water Management Board.
Bottesford in Bloom
Councillor J Briggs Humberside Fire Authority – Member
Councillor J Davison Bottesford in Bloom
Bottesford Town Council
Councillor Ellerby

 

 

 

 

Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Water. Management Board – Member.
Member of Burringham Parish Council.
Member of Gunness Parish Council.
School Governor
Councillor R Hannigan North Lincolnshire UTC
Councillor H Mumby-Croft Humberside Fire Authority – Member
Councillor D Longcake Bottesford in Bloom
Bottesford Town Council
Councillor J Reed Crowle and Ealand Regeneration Project Ltd.
Councillor N Sherwood Humberside Fire Authority – Member.

2655   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the Ordinary Meetings of the Council held 13 December 2018 and 28 February 2018, Annual Meeting held on 20 May 2019 and Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 June 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Mayor.

2656 TREASURY MANAGEMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018/19 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted the Treasury Management Annual Report 2018/19 which summarised the council’s treasury performance during 2018/19 against the benchmark for measuring performance – the Treasury Strategy. The strategy was approved by the council at its meeting on 1 March 2018.

The Director explained that the annual treasury management and investment strategy was prepared in line with –

  • CIPFA Code of Practice in the Public Service Fully Revised 2017
  • CIPFA The Prudential Code Fully Revised 2017
  • MHCLG Guidance, and
  • Local Government Act 2003

and summarised key points of the Annual Report, which was attached as an appendix, that the council had –

  • Sought to minimise cash balances
  • Undertaken borrowing throughout the period predominantly via the inter-Local Authority market which offered access to short-term funding at low rates, generating c£2m in-year savings against budget.
  • Kept capital financing costs to below 10% of the revenue stream, and
  • Generated an average return of 0.53% for the year

Resolved – That the Treasury Management performance for the 2018/19 financial year be noted.

2657    NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE YOUTH JUSTICE PLAN 2019-22 – The Director: Children and Community Resilience submitted a report which updated the North Lincolnshire Youth Justice Plan 2019-22, which was attached as an appendix.

The report explained that the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 at Section 40 set out responsibilities placed upon the youth offending partnership in relation to the production of an annual Youth Justice plan. It stated that it was the duty for each local authority, after consultation with the partner agencies, to formulate and implement an annual youth justice plan setting out:

  • How youth justice services in the area were provided and funded;
  • How the Youth Offending Service was composed and funded, how it operated, and the functions it carried out.

Guidance issued in May 2019 by the Youth Justice Board (YSB) also updated the required format and content of the plan, which had been complied with. The plan had been submitted to the YSB in August 2019 and approved by the Youth Offending Management Board in July 2019, and as required signed off by its chairman, Nick Hamilton-Rudd. The plan reviewed the progress and successes achieved and how the partnership would continue to deliver improved outcomes for some of the most vulnerable young people with a focus on reducing anti-social behaviour and offending.

Resolved – That the updated North Lincolnshire Youth Justice Plan which is a key document in the delivery of youth justice services in the area be noted, supported and approved.

2658   ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE 2018/19 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report which presented to Council the first annual report of the Audit Committee. It summarises the activities of the committee and demonstrates how it had discharged its duties for the period May 2018 to May 2018. A copy of the annual report was attached as an appendix.

The report stated that the annual report of the Audit Committee was considered good practice and provided a mechanism to demonstrate transparently the effectiveness of the committee and provided assurance on the effectiveness of its role.

The annual report had been approved by the Audit Committee at its meeting of 26 July 2019 and recommended that it be presented to Council in support of the requirements of the Council’s Code of Governance.

Resolved – That the annual report of the Audit Committee for 2018/19 be received.

2659  STANDARDS COMMITTEE – ANNUAL REPORT 2018/19 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report which attached as an appendix the seventh annual report of the Standards Committee under its standards regime and associated published Standards Arrangements pursuant to the Localism Act 2011. The report covered the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, and detailed the work and activities of the Standards Committee throughout that time.

The report was approved by the Standards Committee at its meeting on 26 June 2019 with a request that the Monitoring Officer provide a copy to all Town and Parish Councils in the area.

Following receipt of this report by Council, the Monitoring Officer would provide the annual training sessions to town and parish members using the report to inform the itinerary.

Resolved – (a) That the report of the Standards Committee for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 be received, and (b) that the Council place on record its sincere thanks to Mr J Goolden, Independent Person, who had recently retired from the position, for his tremendous, professional service to the Standards Committee over the years. 

2660   APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSONS AND INDEPENDENT PERSON REMUNERATION – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report seeking Council’s approval to appoint two Independent Persons under the Council’s Standards Arrangements, and to consider the level of remuneration for the role of Independent Persons.

The report explained that Section 28 of the Localism Act 2011 required the Council to appoint an Independent Person whose views must be sought, and taken into account, before a decision was taken on a Code of Conduct complaint that it had chosen to investigate. Furthermore, only Council could approve the appointment of an Independent Person.

The Council had appointed Mr. Jonathan Goolden and Mr. Richard Johnson as its Independent Persons at its meeting on 15 May 2012 (minute 2088 refers). Council also appointed Mr. Wayne Harvie as a non-voting, co-opted member to the Standards Committee. Mr. Goolden resigned from his position of Independent Person as of the Council’s 2019 Annual General Meeting.  Accordingly the Standards Committee appointed a cross party sub-committee to oversee the appointment of Mr. Goolden’s successor.

The position was publically advertised and interviews with candidates were held on 25 June 2019 and 2 July 2019. The sub-committee, mindful of both the Committee on Standards in Public Life best practice recommendation that “Local Authorities should have access to at least two Independent Persons” and the recent increase in town and parish council related complaints, were minded to appoint, subject to Council approval, two candidates, thereby increasing the pool of Independent Persons, along with Mr. Johnson, to three.

The Director in her report stated that the two candidates that the sub-committee recommended to Council for appointment as Independent Persons were Mr. Wayne Harvie and Mr. Anthony Forbes. The Standards Committee at its meeting on 11 September 2019 endorsed both appointments. The appointment of Mr. Harvie as an Independent Person would require Mr. Harvie to vacate his position on the Standards Committee as a non-voting, co-opted member but in so doing the Standards Committee recommended that one of the other candidates, Mrs. Sue Wroe be appointed to this vacancy.

The report also explained that in view of both the increase in complaints, particularly from town and parish councils, and the increasing complexity, the Standards Committee had also recommended that the remuneration for Independent Persons be revised to £42 per complaint referral. Currently, remuneration was based on attendance at Assessment or Hearings Panels, but this meant that those complaints that were disposed of without the need for a Panel or where multiple complaints were considered at one Panel, go unremunerated. The amount of reading and preparation time for complaints could be considerable, regardless of whether they trigger an Assessment or Hearings Panel.

Resolved – (a) That the appointment of Mr Wayne Harvie and Mr Anthony Forbes as Independent Persons and Mrs Sue Wroe as a co-opted, non-voting member of the Standards Committee be approved, and (b) that the change in remuneration for Independent Persons to £42 per complaint referral as set out in the report be approved.

2661  LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICAL STANDARDS – MEMBERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT – The Director: Governance and Standards submitted a report requesting Council to consider a number of proposed changes to North Lincolnshire’s Code of Conduct arising from a recent report on local government ethical standards by the Committee for Standards in Public Life (CSPL), and subsequent consideration by the Standards Committee. The Committee had responded to the CSPL in March 2019 as a part of the related consultation following its publication.

The report explained that the CSPL’s report found that, thankfully, there are no widespread standards problem within local government.   However, it was noted that misconduct by a minority of councillors continued, and that there was scope to make further improvements and standardisations to the arrangements to deal with these issues. The CSPL noted that local government, and society in general, was in a period of rapid change and that robust governance arrangements needed to be in place to respond to this changing environment.

Also, under the Localism Act 2011, local authorities were required to adopt a Code of Conduct that accords with the ‘Nolan’ principles and publish Standards ‘Arrangements’ that, amongst other things, set out how complaints under the Code of Conduct would be administered. Both were intended to be ‘living documents’, able to evolve over time in response to new legislation, guidance, research, or best practice. The Standards Committee had delegated authority to change the Arrangements but only the Council could approve changes to the Council’s Code of Conduct.

The report stated that amongst a range of recommendations directed towards Government, the CSPL identified fifteen best practice recommendations, directed to local authorities.  The Standards Committee carefully considered these recommendations at its meeting on 20 March 2019 and noted that most of the recommendations were being applied already within the Council’s existing prescribed Arrangements. The Committee however, identified two proposed changes to the Council’s Code of Conduct, necessitating the Council’s approval, following CSPL’s recommendations. Firstly, CSPL recommended that Codes of Conduct in addition to prohibiting bullying and harassment should “include a definition of bullying and harassment, supplemented with a list of examples of the sort of behaviour covered by such a definition.” CSPL also recommended that Codes of Conduct should include provisions “requiring councillors to comply with any formal standards investigation.” These changes were shown highlighted in red to the current Code of Conduct at Appendix 1 of the Director’s report, and had been submitted to Council for approval.

Resolved – (a) That the changes to the Council’s Code of Conduct as detailed at paragraph 2.6 of the report be approved, and (b) that the Monitoring Officer circulate a copy of the revised Code of Conduct to all Town and Parish Councils within North Lincolnshire.

2662   GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES CONCERNING STATUTORY OFFICERS – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report seeking approval of the terms of reference of the Appointment and Employment Committee and the revised Appeals Committee’s terms of reference as detailed in its appendix, and to amend the Constitution to take into account the changes recommended in order to comply with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. This amended statutory processes by introducing a series of procedural safeguards relating to the disciplinary process for Statutory Governance Officers (Head of Paid Service, Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer).

Resolved – (a) That the revised terms of reference for the Appointment and Employment Committee and Appeals Committee as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be approved, and (b) that the Constitution be amended to reflect the changes as detailed in the report.

2663   APPLEBY PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN ADOPTION –The Director: Business Development submitted a report informing the Council that the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan met the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and therefore recommended that it be adopted by North Lincolnshire Council.

The report explained that Neighbourhood Planning enabled communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they lived and worked and in supporting new development proposals. This was because a Neighbourhood Plan attained the same legal status as a local plan and other documents that form part of the statutory development plan once it had been approved at a referendum. Applications for planning permission must be determined in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. The Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan had been developed by a core of Steering Group members led by the Parish Council. The Plan could be accessed at the following link: Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030 – Final Version. The local community was engaged throughout the process during a number of consultation events, questionnaires, surveys and Visioning Day. Following submission of the final Draft Neighbourhood Plan to North Lincolnshire Council it was advertised and published for a six-week consultation and subsequently submitted for examination.

In his report on the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan the Examiner stated that the Plan was highly readable and articulates the concerns and aspirations of the local population. The local community and the Parish Council showed themselves to be organised and developed a good working relationship with North Lincolnshire Council. They had been proactive in developing a framework of documents that would guide development decisions to the benefit of the community. The Examiner made recommendations to modify a number of policies and text to ensure the Plan met legal requirements. He concluded that, once modified, the Plan should proceed to referendum.

Following the examination, the referendum for the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan was held. It met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011, and more than 50% of those who voted were in favour of the Plan being used by the Council to decide planning applications in the Plan area. Paragraph 38A (4)(a) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 required that the Council must ‘make’ (adopt) the Neighbourhood Plan if more than half of those voting had voted in favour of the Plan. Although a Neighbourhood Plan came into force as part of the statutory development plan once it had been approved at referendum, an Order must be made by the local authority before it had effect. However, Section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) provided that a local planning authority must have regard to a post-examination draft Neighbourhood Plan for the purpose of it being used to help determine planning applications.

The Director in her report stated that North Lincolnshire Council had produced the ‘Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan – Final Decision Statement’. The document which was attached as an appendix to the report, explained the Neighbourhood Plan process for Appleby Parish and the decision and reasoning behind the recommendation for the Plan to be adopted by Council. The Planning Committee of 5 June 2019 had considered the Plan and resolved to recommend the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan for adoption by Council in line with the Final Decision Statement.

Resolved – That the report be noted, and the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan be adopted.

2664    PROPOSED CHANGES TO CONTRACT PROCEDURE RULES – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report introducing a series of proposed changes to the council’s Constitution’s Contract Procedure Rules for members’ consideration and approval. A copy of the proposed new set of CPRs was attached at appendix 1 to the report.

The report explained that the mandatory procedures governing how the procurement of supplies, services and works should be carried out by officers and elected members were set out in Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs). CPRs were reviewed every two years to align key procedural thresholds with the bi-annual change to the process values specified under the EU procurement regime. The review provided an opportunity to ensure that the framework remained contemporary with local and national policy requirements.

The update to CPRs for 2019 was generally presented as “light touch” given minimal changes to Public Contract Regulations. However, a number of key changes to CPRs were proposed to ensure that they continued to reflect best practice and enable the achievement of the council’s goals, priorities and outcomes. These were summarised in paragraph 2.4 of the report.

Resolved – That the proposed changes to the council’s Contract Procedure Rules be approved and adopted.

2665 PLANNING COMMITTEEResolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 28 November, 12 December 2018, 16 January, 13 February, 13 March, 3 April, 5 June, 3, 17 and 28 July and 28 August 2019 be received with the exception of minutes 1940(iv), 1950(i), 1958(i), 1964(i), 1969(i), 1969(iv) and 1974(i) –

2666    APPLICATION PA/2018/2404 – With regard to the excepted portion (a) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor J Collinson as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2667    APPLICATION PA/2018/440 – With regard to the excepted portion (b) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor T Gosling as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2668    APPLICATION PA/2018/1966 – With regard to the excepted portion (c) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor T Gosling as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2669   APPLICATION PA/2018/820 – With regard to the excepted portion (d) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor T Gosling as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2670   APPLICATION PA/2015/0396 – With regard to the excepted portion (e) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor T Gosling as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2671   APPLICATION PA/2018/2186 – With regard to the excepted portion (f) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor L Yeadon as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2672   APPLICATION PA/2018/2305 – With regard to the excepted portion (g) it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor T Gosling as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2673   LICENSING COMMITTEE – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Committee held on 14 and 25 January, 14 and 26 February, 14, 21 and 28 March, 18 April, 24 May, 6 and 20 June, 18 and 22 July and 1 August (x2) 2019 be received, approved and adopted.

2674   AUDIT COMMITTEE – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 23 January, 27 March, 26 June and 26 July 2019 be received, approved and adopted.

2675   STANDARDS COMMITTEE – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Standards Committee held on 19 and 20 March, 17 and 26 June, and 12 August 2019 be received.

2676 HEALTH SCRUTINY PANEL – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Health Scrutiny Panel held on 10 December 2018, 21 January and 2 August 2019 be received with the exception of minute 504 –

2677   CABINET MEMBER AND SERVICE AREA PRIORITIES – With regard to the excepted portion it was –

Moved by Councillor H Mumby-Croft and seconded by Councillor S Wilson –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor S Wilson and seconded by Councillor J Collinson as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2678   GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS SCRUTINY PANEL – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Governance and Scrutiny Panel held on 29 November 2018, 17 January, 7 February and 22 March 2019 be received.

2679   PEOPLE SCRUTINY PANEL – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the People Scrutiny Panel held on 22 January, 12 February, 5 and 19 March 2019, be received with the exception of minute 484 –

2680   LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN’S BOARD (LSCB) ANNUAL REPORT 2017/18 – With regard to the excepted portion it was –

Moved by Councillor T Foster and seconded by Councillor J Collinson –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2681    GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS SCRUTINY PANEL – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel held on 14 June and 5 and 26 July 2019 be received with the exception of minute 8 –

2682    ADDED ITEM (Overview and Scrutiny) – With regard to the excepted portion it was-

Moved by Councillor D Robinson and seconded by Councillor T Gosling –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2683   PLACES SCRUTINY PANEL – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Places Scrutiny Panel held on 11 June and 24 July 2019 be received with the exception of minutes 3 and 10 –

2684  CALL – IN MINUTE 1 OF THE DEPUTY LEADER CABINET MEMBER MEETING HELD ON 4 JUNE 2019 – APPROVAL OF COMMUNITY GRANT FUND APPLICATION – With regard to the excepted portion (a) it was –

Moved by Councillor T Mitchell and seconded by Councillor J Collinson –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor S Wilson and seconded by Councillor J Collinson as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2685   CONSIDERATION OF WORK PROGRAMME With regard to the excepted portion (b) it was –

Moved by Councillor T Mitchell and seconded by Councillor J Collinson –

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor T Mitchell and seconded by Councillor J Evison as an amendment-

That the minute be received with an instruction to refer back for further consideration of the matter by the Panel.

Amendment Carried
Substantive Motion Carried

2686 CHILDREN AND EDUCATION SCRUTINY PANEL – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Children and Education Scrutiny Panel held on 12 August and 4 September 2019 be received with the exception of minute 3 –

2687    HELPING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: ANNUAL SELF-ASSESSMENT 2018/19 – With regard to the excepted portion it was –

Moved by Councillor T Foster and seconded by Councillor L Yeadon-

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried