Special Meeting of the Council – 3 June 2013
Present – THE MAYOR – Councillor Peter Clark
Councillors Ali, Allcock, Armitage, Bainbridge, Barker, Briggs, Mrs Bromby, Bunyan, Carlile, Davison, Eckhardt, Ellerby, England, Evison, L Foster, T Foster, Glover, Gosling, Grant, Jawaid, Kataria, Marper, Ogg, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Poole, Mrs Redfern, Robinson, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, Swift, K Vickers, P Vickers, Waltham, Wardle, Wells, Whiteley and Wilson.
The council met at the Civic Centre Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
2190 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – Declarations of Personal and Prejudicial Interests were indicated as follows –
|Councillor S Armitage||Westcliff Neighbourhood Drop-in Centre – Management Committee|
|Councillor P Carlile||Westcliff Neighbourhood Drop-in Centre – Management Committee|
|Councillor P Vickers||CHAMP – Member|
Having declared personal and prejudicial interests in the following item of business Councillors Armitage, Carlile and P Vickers left the meeting and took no part in the discussion and voting on the matter.
2191 PROCEDURE RULE D1.41 – It was moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor Steve Swift –
That the council’s Procedure Rules be suspended in order to allow a greater number of members to take part in the debate and to allow a maximum of 3 petitioners to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes each.
Moved by Councillor Mrs Redfern and seconded by Councillor Briggs as an amendment –
That the council’s Procedure Rules be suspended to allow a full debate by as many members as wish to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes each and to allow 2 petitioners to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes each.
Motion Carried Unanimously
2192 FUTURE OF THE YOUTH SERVICE – In accordance with Procedure Rule D. 135(d), a petition containing over 2,115 signatures was considered by the council.
Two representatives of the petitioners, Mr David Plumtree and Mr James Eyles presented the petition and commented on the previous decisions taken by the cabinet member for people in relation to the future of the youth service. In addition, Mr Eyles read out a statement prepared by Mr Ian Sharpe one of the petitioners who was unable to attend the meeting.
Following the presentation of the petition members of the council debated the issues contained within the petition relating to the future of the Youth Service in North Lincolnshire. During the debate it was –
Moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor Swift –
That the council’s Procedure Rules be further suspended to allow two petitioners to respond to the debate.
Motion Carried Unanimously
Following the debate by members of the council Mr Plumtree and Mr Eyles then responded.
Following the response from the petitioners the Leader of the Council first of all thanked the petition organisers and the young people attending the meeting for presenting and supporting the petitioner. She stated that over the last few weeks there had been considerable interest in this issue with a council extraordinary meeting and a full petition panel hearing and the council had listened with a significant level of additional investment being put into the youth service.
It was then moved by Councillor Mrs Redfern and seconded by Councillor Briggs –
(a) that the petitioners be thanked for the contributions they have made to this debate; (b) that the council continue to listen and engage with our young people to improve the service offered, to monitor the effectiveness of the providers to ensure the quality of the service – thus matching the aspirations of all young people in North Lincolnshire, and (c) that the original decision of the Cabinet Member for People be endorsed along with the ongoing implementation of that decision.
Moved by Councillor Gosling and seconded by Councillor L Foster as an amendment –
Given the level of interest in the future of youth service provision in North Lincolnshire, particularly the well documented concerns of young people about the proposals, as evidenced within the media and in the recent scrutiny panel call-in, and the first petition panel hearing this council calls upon the Cabinet Member for People and the Leadership of the Council to reconsider the decisions containing minute 44 of the 11 January 2013 Transformation of the Youth Service.
This council also urges the cabinet member to carry out full, detailed, open and transparent consultations with all stake holders and particularly the young people of North Lincolnshire which includes the development of “in-house” provision to identify their needs and aspirations for the future – a service we should be geared to meet their needs.
At the request of members and in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.23(d) the names of members voting for, against and abstaining from the amendment are as follows –
FOR: Councillors Ali, Bainbridge, Barker, Davison, Ellerby, L Foster, Gosling, Grant, Jawaid, Kataria, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Swift, Whiteley and Wilson.
AGAINST: Councillors Allcock, Briggs, Mrs Bromby, Bunyan, Clark, Eckhardt, England, Ellison, T Foster, Glover, Marper, Ogg, Poole, Mrs Redfern, Robinson, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, K Vickers, Waltham, Wardle and Wells.
At the request of members and in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.23(d) the names of members voting for, against and abstaining from the motion are as follows –
FOR: Councillors Allcock, Briggs, Mrs Bromby, Bunyan, Clark, Eckhardt, England, Evison, T Foster, Glover, Marper, Ogg, Poole, Mrs Redfern, Robinson, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, K Vickers, Waltham, Wardle and Wells.
AGAINST: Councillors Ali, Bainbridge, Barker, Davison, Ellerby, L Foster, Gosling, Grant, Jawaid, Kataria, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Swift, Whiteley and Wilson.