Extraordinary Meeting of the Council – 13 October 2010
The Mayor – Councillor Smith
Councillors Ali, Armitage, Bainbridge, Barker, Barkworth, B Briggs, J Briggs, Bunyan, Carlile, Cawsey, Clark, Collinson, Davison, Eckhardt, Ellerby, England, L Foster, T Foster, Glover, Gosling, Grant, Jawaid, Kirk, O’Sullivan, Poole, Mrs Redfern, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, Mrs Simpson, Swift, K Vickers, P Vickers, Waltham, Wardle, Wells, Whiteley and Wilson.
The Council met at Pittwood House, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
1934 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – There were no declarations of personal interest were indicated as follows.
|Councillor M Ali||Humber Bridge Board – Member|
|Councillor T Gosling||Humber Bridge Board – Member|
|Councillor M Grant||Humber Bridge Board – Attended a meeting as a substitute member|
|Councillor I Jawaid||Humber Bridge Board – Attended a meeting as a substitute member|
|Councillor A Smith||Humber Bridge Board – Member|
|Councillor K Vickers||Humber Bridge Board – Member|
|Councillor D Wells||Humber Bridge Board – Member|
1935 NOTICE OF MOTION – HUMBER BRIDGE TOLLS AND A160 ROAD SCHEME –
Moved by Councillor Kirk and seconded by Councillor L Foster –
“This council reaffirms the commitment made on 23 September 2009 to continue to lobby the government for the abolition of, or a significant reduction in, the cost of crossing the Humber Bridge.
Council calls on the government to both fund road schemes such as the A160 and commit to the abolition of the Humber Bridge tolls in order to position British manufacturing in the right place and release the potential of the Humber sub-region.
Furthermore, council gives its unequivocal support for full-scale resistance to a toll increase believing it to be an attack on the living standards of ordinary bridge users and hard-pressed businesses. Full council agrees to mobilise opposition from all quarters and to be represented by a barrister at the public inquiry, with costs shared by other Humber Unitary Councils, as was the case in March 2009, when a planned increase was successfully defeated.”
Moved by Councillor Mrs Redfern and seconded by Councillor J Briggs as an amendment –
“This council reaffirms its commitment to lobby the government for the abolition, or reduction in the cost of crossing the bridge.
This council further pledges to work with our political, social and business partners for the economic best interests of the whole of the eastern gateway to England.”
Moved by Councillor Swift and seconded by Councillor Barkworth –
“That in accordance with Procedure Rule D1.19 (m) the question be now put.”
The council then proceeded to vote on the amendment put by Councillor Mrs Redfern and the original motion put by Councillor Kirk.
Motion Carried Unanimously