Annual Meeting of the Council 17 May 2018
THE MAYOR – Councillor Peter Clark
Councillors Ali, Allcock, Armiger, Armitage, J Briggs, Collinson, A Davison, J Davison, Ellerby, England, Evison L Foster, T Foster, Glover, Godfrey, Gosling, Grant, Hannigan, Kataria, Kirk, Marper, Mumby-Croft, Ogg, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Poole, Baroness Redfern, Reed, Robinson, Rose, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, Swift, K Vickers, P Vickers, Waltham MBE, Wells and Wilson.
The council met at The Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
2571 MAYOR’S REMARKS – The Mayor welcomed fellow councillors, officers and members of the public to the meeting. He outlined some of the highlights of his year of office and said that it had been a great honour and privilege to represent North Lincolnshire for a second time. He also thanked all those who had supported him throughout his year especially the Mayor’s Cadet, Gemma Roddis of the Sea Cadets. Finally, he reported that £42,778.88 had been raised for his charity and he thanked and presented a cheque to a representative of ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’.
2572 ELECTION OF MAYOR – Following the opening remarks made by Councillor Clark the council proceeded to elect a Mayor.
Moved by Councillor Baroness Redfern and seconded by Councillor J Reed –
That Councillor John Briggs be elected Mayor of North Lincolnshire Council for the ensuing year until his successor becomes entitled to act as Mayor.
Councillor Briggs then made a declaration of acceptance of office in accordance with Section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972.
At this point Councillor Briggs took the chair.
Councillor Briggs then expressed his thanks to the council for his appointment and spoke of his hopes for his year in office.
2573 VOTE OF THANKS TO RETIRING MAYOR – Moved by Councillor Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor L Foster –
That the council expresses to Councillor Peter Clark sincere thanks for the most able way in which he has carried out the duties of Mayor of the council during the past year.
Motion Carried 2574 APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MAYOR – The council proceeded to the appointment of a Deputy Mayor –
Moved by Councillor K Vickers and seconded by Councillor P Vickers –
That Councillor Jonathan Evison be appointed Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire Council for the ensuing year. Motion Carried
Councillor Evison then made a declaration of acceptance of office in accordance with Section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972.
The Council then adjourned and reconvened at 1:30pm.
2575 COUNCILLOR JOHN WARDLE – The Mayor referred to the recent sad death of former Councillor John Wardle who had been a member of North Lincolnshire Council from 1996 to 2015. The Mayor paid tribute to Councillor Wardle’s years of dedicated public service and on behalf of all councillors, expressed their thoughts for Councillor Wardle’ family at this sad time.
The council then observed a minute’s silence in memory of former Councillor John Wardle.
2576 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT LOBBYING – No declarations of interest were declared by members.
2577 PROCEDURE RULE D1.41 – It was moved by Councillor R Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor L Foster –
That the Council Procedure Rule D1.35 (d) (i) be suspended in order to allow all those members who are listed in the Working Papers to speak on the petitions to do so for a maximum of five minutes each.
2578 DARTMOUTH ROAD, SCUNTHORPE PETITION – In accordance with Procedure Rule 1.35(d) a petition containing 2475 signatures was considered by the council.
Ms Cheryl Hassall as lead petitioner presented the above petition which objected to the land off Dartmouth Road being sold and used for housing, and wished it to remain available for community leisure use and a safe place for children to play.
Following the presentation of the petition members of the council debated the issues contained within it. Following the debate it was –
Moved by Councillor R Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor R Hannigan –
‘This Council resolves to thank the petitioners for their contribution.
In addition, this Council acknowledges that the site off Dartmouth Road was at first identified for development in 2007. This Council also notes, with regret, that throughout the entire housing allocation land process that developed the current local plan, no consultation responses have at any time been received from the Scunthorpe MP or the Labour ward members for the area where the land is situated.
This Council acknowledges the established council position that the improved flood defences must be in place before any development of housing can take place on the Lincolnshire Lakes.
This Council consequently acknowledges the challenges in meeting affordable housing in Scunthorpe and seeks to realise the land off Dartmouth Road to deliver much needed homes for families and out older residents.
This Council commits to protect the 35 acres of green space and woodland which includes Quibell Park within the area of Scunthorpe.
This council commits to use any capital receipts, arising from the development of this site, to keep residents safe, well, prosperous and connected’.
It was then moved by Councillor L Foster and seconded by Councillor S Swift as an amendment –
‘That this Council recognises that the Dartmouth Road land (also known as Quibell Fields) has only ever been recognised as a contingency site as identified in the ‘Housing and Employment Land Allocation Development Plan’.
It therefore agrees to remove the site from the list of disposable assets from the ‘Property Transaction Schedule’.
At the request of members and in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.22 (d) the names of members voting for, against and abstaining from the amendment are as follows –
FOR: Councillors Ali, Armitage, Collinson, A Davison, Ellerby, L Foster, Godfrey, Gosling, Grant, Kataria, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Swift and Wilson.
AGAINST: CouncillorsAllcock, Armiger, Briggs, Clark, J Davison, England, Evison, T Foster, Glover, Hannigan, Marper, Ogg, Poole, Baroness Redfern, Reed, Robinson, Rose, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, K Vickers, P Vickers Waltham MBE and Wells.
Amendment Lost Motion Carried.
2579 MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL 2018/2019 –
Moved by Councillor Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor R Hannigan –
That meetings of the council be held at the time indicated on the following dates –
Thursday 20 September 2018 – 2.00 p.m. Thursday 13 December, 2018 – 2.00 p.m. Thursday 28 February 2019 – 10.00 a.m. Thursday 23 May 2019 – 10.30 a.m. (Annual Meeting)
2580 NOTIFICATION OF GROUP LEADERS, DEPUTY LEADERS AND SECRETARIES – The Chief Executive reported the following notifications in relation to the appointment of Group Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Secretaries.
|Conservative||Councillor R Waltham MBE||Councillor R Hannigan||Councillor J England|
|Labour||Councillor L Foster||Councillor A Davison||Councillor J Collinson|
Resolved – That the report be noted.
2581 (1) LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING ACT 1989 – POLITICAL BALANCE AND COMMITTEES – Having regard to the report of the Director: Governance and Partnerships entitled ‘Local Government and Housing Act 1989 – Political Balance’ the representation of the different political groups on each committee/panel is to be reviewed.
Moved by Councillor Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor Hannigan-
(a) That Committees/Panels be appointed until the date of the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019 or such earlier date as may be determined from time to time by the Council, and the number of members and appointments be as shown, and (b) that appointments be made to key outside bodies as follows until the date of the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019 or such earlier date as may be determined from time to time by the council –
|Committees/Panels||Number of Members||Conservative Members||Labour Members|
|Appeals Committee Pool||12||8||4|
|Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel||5||3||2|
|People Scrutiny Panel
|Health Scrutiny Panel||5||3||2|
|(plus 2 Church Representatives and 2 Parent Governors – voting, in relation to Education issues)|
|(plus 1 co-opted non-voting member)|
|Appointment and Employment Committee||5||3||2|
|Humberside Police and Crime Panel||To be appointed in line with all member the council’s joint political balance/proportionality arrangements.|
That the membership of committees/panels be as follows –
PLANNING COMMITTEE (10 Members)
|Conservative (6)||Labour (4)|
|N Sherwood (c)
LICENSING COMMITTEE (15 Members)
|Conservative (9)||Labour (6)|
|K Vickers (c)
STANDARDS COMMITTEE (7 Members)
|Conservative (4)||Labour (3)|
|Co-opted (Non-Voting) Members|
|Mr W Harvie|
|Independent Persons – (Non-Voting)|
|Mr J Goolden|
|Mr R Johnson|
APPEALS COMMITTEE (3 Members)
Membership of appeals committees to deal with individual cases to be appointed as required from eligible members as set out below –
|Conservative (8)||Labour (4)|
AUDIT COMMITTEE (7 Members)
|Conservative (4)||Labour (3)|
|T Foster (vc)||Kirk|
PEOPLE SCRUTINY PANEL (5 Members)
|Conservative (3)||Labour (2)|
|T Foster (c)||Collinson (vc)|
Parent Governor Representatives
|Mr W Egan||Mr S Milner|
|Mr G Marsden||Mrs P Whittaker|
Note:The Church Representatives and the Parent Governor Representatives are entitled to attend all meetings and vote on education issues. Parent governor representatives will be entitled to substitute for one another as and when required.
GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS SCRUTINY PANEL (5 Members)
|Conservative (3)||Labour (2)|
|Robinson (c)||Gosling (vc)|
HEALTH SCRUTINY PANEL (5 Members)
|Conservative (3)||Labour (2)|
|Mumby-Croft (c)||O’Sullivan (vc)|
APPOINTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
|Conservative (3)||Labour (2)|
HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD (MANAGEMENT GROUP)
|Conservative (1 Voting Member)
Conservative (2 Non-Voting Members)
|Key Outside Bodies||Number of Members||Conservative Members||Labour
|Humberside Combined Fire Authority||4||3||1|
|Humberside Bridge Board||1||1||–|
|Humberside Airport Board||1||1||–|
|North Lincolnshire Adoption Panel||2||1||1|
2582 (2) CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES – Members had before them a report by the Director: Governance and Partnerships outlining proposed amendments to the Constitution to facilitate changes to the council’s governance and working arrangements for 2018/19.
The amendments to facilitate these changes were set out in the report and the accompanying appendices. These included changes to Part D Rule 1 – Council Procedure Rules – Petitions.
Moved by Councillor Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor Hannigan –
That the Constitution be approved noting and incorporating the amendments as detailed in the report.
At the request of members and in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.22 (d) the names of members voting for, against and abstaining from the motion are as follows –
FOR CouncillorsAllcock, Armiger, Briggs, Clark, J Davison, England, Evison, T Foster, Glover, Hannigan, Marper, Ogg, Poole, Baroness Redfern, Reed, Robinson, Rose, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, K Vickers, P Vickers Waltham MBE and Wells.
AGAINST Councillors Ali, Collinson, A Davison, Ellerby, L Foster, Godfrey, Gosling, Grant, Kataria, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Swift and Wilson.
2583 NUMBER AND NAMES OF MEMBERS TO BE APPOINTED TO THE CABINET AND THEIR CABINET MEMBER PORTFOLIOS, AND APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMEN AND VICE-CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES/PANELS – Moved by Councillor Waltham and seconded by Councillor Hannigan –
(a) That the number, names and revised titles as stated below, and content of the portfolios of Cabinet Members as detailed in Appendix A of the Working Papers be noted, and (b) that Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen/vice-chairs of Committees/Panels be appointed as follows –
|Councillor Clark||Licensing Committee|
|Councillor Collinson||People Scrutiny|
|Councillor J Davison||Business Transformation|
|Councillor Evison||Planning Committee|
|Councillor Glover||Audit Committee|
|Councillor England||Standards Committee|
|Councillor T Foster||People Scrutiny||Audit Committee|
|Councillor Gosling||Governance and Standards Scrutiny|
|Councillor Hannigan||Deputy Leader and Adults
Health and Community Wellbeing
|Public Participation and Culture|
|Councillor Mumby-Croft||Health Scrutiny|
|Councillor Ogg||Safer, Greener and Cleaner Spaces|
|Councillor O’Sullivan||Health Scrutiny|
|Councillor Reed||Finance and Governance|
|Councillor Rose||Children, Families, Learning and Leisure|
|Councillor Robinson||Governance and Standards Scrutiny|
|Councillor N Sherwood||Planning Committee|
|Councillor K Vickers||Licensing Committee|
|Councillor Waltham||Leader of the Council Portfolio|
2584 APPOINTMENT OF LEAD MEMBERS – Moved by Councillor Waltham and seconded by Councillor Hannigan –
(a) That lead members be appointed to champion the following :-
|Councillor England||Highways Quality|
|Councillor Longcake||Older People|
|Councillor Mumby-Croft||Younger People and Skills|
|Councillor Baroness Redfern||Higher Education Ambassador|
|Councillor Rowson||Farming and Rural Communities|
|Councillor C Sherwood||Steel and Heavy Industry Ambassador|
|Councillor P Vickers||Small Businesses|
|Councillor David Wells||Transport and Roads|
2585 TIMETABLE OF MEETINGS 2018/2019 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a proposed timetable of meetings for 2017/2018.
Moved by Councillor Waltham and seconded by Councillor Hannigan –
That the timetable of meetings for 2018/2019 attached as an Appendix to the Working Papers, subject to the meeting of the Council in December being moved from 6 to 13 December, be approved and adopted.