Full Council – 19 January 2011

Present : The Mayor – Councillor Smith

Councillors Ali, Armitage, Bainbridge, Barker, Barkworth, Berry, B Briggs, J Briggs, Mrs Bromby, Bunyan, Carlile, Cawsey, Clark, Collinson, Davison, Eckhardt, Ellerby, England, L Foster, T Foster, Glover, Gosling, Grant, Jawaid, Kirk, O’Sullivan, Poole, Mrs Redfern, Regan, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, Mrs Simpson, Stewart, Swift, K Vickers, P Vickers, Waltham, Wells, Whiteley and Wilson.

The council met at Pittwood House, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.

1936 MAYOR’S REMARKS – The Mayor welcomed fellow councillors, officers and members of the public to the meeting. He also thanked Salaman Muzaffar of the Multi-Faith Partnership for reading the prayer tonight.

The Mayor then referred to one of the council’s former councillors, Sue Herring and also Janet Rocks, widow of the former councillor Vince Rocks who had both recently died. The thoughts and prayers of the council were with their families at this very sad time. The Mayor then asked everyone to join him in a minute’s silence to pay the council’s respects.

The Mayor then indicated that this evening included much business including an Extraordinary Meeting so the council then moved on to deal with the business.

1937 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – Declarations of personal interest were indicated as follows.

Councillor M Ali Licensed Hackney Carriage Driver
Councillor S Armitage Licence Holder
Councillor J Briggs Humberside Fire Authority – Member
Councillor I Jawaid Humberside Police Authority – Member
Councillor N Poole Licence Holder
Councillor Mrs E Redfern North Lincolnshire Homes – Board Member
Councillor R Waltham North Lincolnshire Homes – Board Member

1938 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the ordinary meeting and the extraordinary meeting of the council held on 13 October 2010 having been printed and circulated amongst the members be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Mayor.

1939 HUMBERSIDE POLICEMR T HOLLIS – CHIEF CONSTABLE – Mr Tim Hollis, Chief Constable of Humberside Police and Chief Superintendent Peter Simmonds ‘B’ Division Commander attended the meeting and outlined some of the current policing issues both nationally and locally. Mr Hollis and Mr Simmonds then answered a range of questions from members of the council about policing issues.

Mr Hollis then informed the council that Chief Superintendent Simmonds would be retiring from the police at the end of February and he paid tribute to his work in North Lincolnshire over the last three years. He also introduced Mr Simmonds’ successor, Mr Mike Duggleby.

At the conclusion of the question and answer session the Mayor thanked Mr Hollis and Mr Simmonds for attending the meeting.

Resolved – That Mr Hollis and Mr Simmonds be thanked for attending the meeting and that Mr Simmonds be thanked for his work in North Lincolnshire during the last three years and that the council’s best wishes be offered to him for the future.

1940 (19) CALCULATING THE COUNCIL TAX BASE FOR 2011/2012 – The Service Director Finance submitted a report asking the council to consider the council tax base to be used for each part of the council’s area for tax setting purposes. The report highlighted the requirements of relevant regulations and how the council tax base would be used. The key points in the report were the requirement of the council to set and notify its tax base, consideration of the council tax collection rate, calculation of the tax base for formula grant purposes and the calculation of a local tax base for each parish and the total tax base for the authority as detailed in appendix B to the report.

A key proposal this year was to increase the collection rate assumption from 98 per cent to 99 per cent which would help the council’s financial position at a time of reductions in central government support and was justifiable based on current collection and write off levels.

Resolved – (a) That the recommendations contained in the report of the Service Director Finance in relation to the calculation of the council’s tax base for 2011/2012 as set out in appendix C to the report be approved, and (b) that pursuant to the report and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax Base) Regulations 1992, the amount calculated by North Lincolnshire Council as its tax base for the whole area for the year 2011/2012 shall be 51,590.9 and for the parts of the area listed below for the year 2011/2012 shall be for the parish or area of

Alkborough 166.9
Amcotts 82.1
Appleby 231.6
Ashby Parkland 226.4
Barnetby-le-Wold 547.4
Barrow-on-Humber 1038.0
Barton-upon-Humber 3487.9
Belton 1137.7
Bonby 196.0
Bottesford 3774.0
Brigg 1743.1
Broughton 1778.6
Burringham 236.6
Burton-upon-Stather 1002.9
Cadney-cum-Howsham 161.4
Crowle 1591.7
East Butterwick 48.8
East Halton 217.4
Eastoft 150.2
Elsham 165.0
Epworth 1552.2
Flixborough 542.2
Garthorpe & Fockerby 144.0
Goxhill 806.8
Gunness 726.7
Haxey 1713.9
Hibaldstow 813.6
Holme 41.2
Horkstow 52.8
Keadby with Althorpe 547.3
Kirmington & Croxton 139.0
Kirton-in-Lindsey 1045.8
Luddington 126.5
Manton 42.6
Melton Ross 72.5
Messingham 1341.4
New Holland 286.7
North Killingholme 90.2
Owston Ferry 444.6
Redbourne 164.5
Roxby-cum-Risby 160.8
Saxby-all-Saints 91.8
Scawby-cum-Sturton 837.2
Scunthorpe 17221.0
South Ferriby 219.0
South Killingholme 329.3
Thornton Curtis 104.0
Ulceby 572.7
West Butterwick 264.5
West Halton 118.7
Whitton 86.1
Winteringham 345.7
Winterton 1468.6
Wootton 183.0
Worlaby 204.4
Wrawby 524.7
Wroot 181.2
1941 (20) FEAR OF CRIME IN NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE – The Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny Panel submitted a report on a recent review into the Fear of Crime in North Lincolnshire. The aim of the review was to –
  • Consider why residents of North Lincolnshire appeared more fearful of crime than the actual incidents of crime suggested.