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Agenda item - NOTICES OF MOTION

Agenda item

NOTICES OF MOTION

A.        A Cycling Action Plan for Waltham Forest

 

Notice of the above Motion was given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.

Councillor C. Loakes will move;                        Councillor S. Qadir will second

 

This Council notes:

 

1.      The increasing number of cyclists in London as a whole - a 20% increase between 2008 and 2010 alone. This equates to half a million cycle journeys on average per day. 

2.      The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics provide an excellent catalyst to encourage and promote cycling in Waltham Forest and London, whether for practical, health, leisure, environmental or work purposes.

3.      That since 2001 1,275 cyclists have died on British streets. The latest data shows there were 1,850 deaths or serious injuries in the first half of 2011, a 12 per cent rise on 2010. There were 16 fatal cycle collisions London wide in 2011.

This Council resolves:

1.      To welcome, support and sign up to the aims and objectives of the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Love London Go Dutch’ Mayoral Election Pledge.

2.      To support the following 10 actions as part of the development and delivery of a 3 year ‘Waltham Forest Cycling Action Plan’ and request that officers bring a report to Cabinet in respect of the implementation of the proposals and report back to Full Council annually on progress.

3.      To support the implementation of the following 10 actions as part of the development and delivery of a 3 year ‘Waltham Forest Cycling Action Plan’:

1.      Ensure that all Council commercial vehicles and those of our contractors are fitted with the appropriate cycle safety devices (according to TfL procurement guide) and for this to be a standard request for all Planning Section 106 Agreements for vehicles working on and delivering to sites.

 

2.      Ensure that all Council and our contractor’s commercial vehicle drivers receive appropriate cycle safety training to Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and Safe Urban Driving (SUD) standards and for this to be a standard request for all Planning Section 106 Agreements for vehicles working on and delivering to sites.

 

3.      Identify the borough’s 20 most dangerous junctions and roads and introduce remedial measures to improve cycle safety.

 

4.      Substantially boost the funding we spend on cycle infrastructure and initiatives. Commit the future LIP (Local Implementation Plan) Borough Transport Funding of £100k to support safe cycling and cyclists, on top of the existing £70k spent on cycle training.

 

5.      Carry out an annual cycle count across the borough to accurately assess the full cycling levels in Waltham Forest.

 

6.      Improve consultation arrangements with the Waltham Forest London Cycling Campaign on all matters cycling and carry out a borough wide survey of residents’ views on our approach to cycling.

 

7.      Maintain, upgrade and expand secure cycle parking provision at all our tube and rail stations and at all new residential developments. 

 

 

8.      Explore the possibility of providing a more central location for our successful Bike Recycling Centre.

 

9.      Introduce a scheme to allow cyclists to ride in the opposite direction to the traffic flow in our one way streets. This will inform a Waltham Forest permeability strategy (maximum route choice, minimum diversion)

 

10. Roll out a 20 mph default speed limit across the borough in our residential streets.

 

B.        Backing Local Jobs and Businesses

Notice of the above Motion was given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.

Councillor F. Qureshi will move;                          Councillor W. Smith will second

 

This Council:

 

·        is currently negotiating an agreement to share its procurement with another local authority. The Council’s plans to save money in this area are welcome but this must not be at the expense of a commitment to local jobs and local businesses. This process should be an opportunity to deliver sustainable procurement that helps local businesses and delivers for local residents;

 

·        notes with concern that Waltham Forest missed its target for paying local small businesses within 10 days every month between May and October 2011 and has missed its overall target for 2011/12;

 

·        further notes with concern that the Council has only met its target to pay small businesses on time within 30 days for two months in the last year and believes that this is damaging to local businesses who are already struggling;

 

·        further notes that this Council employs only a handful of apprentices and currently has no commitment to encourage apprenticeships through its procurement;

 

·        believes that apprenticeships should be a core part of the Council’s drive to help young people into employment and training;

 

·        further notes that excluding Ascham Homes, less than 15% of the Council’s procurement goes to firms based in the borough;

 

·        believes that more should be done to promote local businesses in the Council’s procurement and supply chains.

 

 

 

This Council welcomes national measures to tackle unemployment and help local businesses including:

 

·        the recent launch of the £1billion Youth Contract by the Deputy Prime Minister aimed at the 2,570 18-24 year olds on job seekers allowance in Waltham Forest.

 

·        the Government’s announcement that under Vince Cable’s leadership at DBIS the number of apprentices in the Borough has more than doubled to over 1500;

 

·        the announcement that the Government will be accepting the majority of the Mary Portas recommendations to help local high streets.

 

Further to this, in order to promote jobs and apprenticeships locally the Council:

 

·        recommits to reaching existing targets for paying small businesses on time and commits to consistently pay more than 80% of small businesses within 10 days by the end of this financial year;

 

·        commits to monitoring apprenticeships in our procurement process and to delivering more and better opportunities for local people by encouraging apprenticeships as part of the Council’s sustainable procurement;

 

·        commits to increasing the number of local businesses used directly in the Council’s procurement and in the supply chain, with due regard to value for money.

 

 

Minutes:

The following motions were submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.

A.                 A Cycling Plan for Waltham Forest

With the consent of the meeting and in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15.7.1 Councillor C. Loakes agreed to alter the motion of which he had given notice to incorporate the amendments in the names of Councillor F. Qureshi and R. Sullivan set out in the Order Paper.

 

It was then moved by Councillor C. Loakes; seconded by Councillor S. Qadir and following debate RESOLVED as follows:

           

This Council notes:

 

1.      The increasing number of cyclists in London as a whole - a 20% increase between 2008 and 2010 alone. This equates to half a million cycle journeys on average per day. 

2.      The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics provide an excellent catalyst to encourage and promote cycling in Waltham Forest and London, whether for practical, health, leisure, environmental or work purposes.

3.      That since 2001 1,275 cyclists have died on British streets. The latest data shows there were 1,850 deaths or serious injuries in the first half of 2011, a 12 per cent rise on 2010. There were 16 fatal cycle collisions London wide in 2011.

This Council resolves:

1.      To welcome, support and sign up to the aims and objectives of the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Love London Go Dutch’ Mayoral Election Pledge.

2.      To support the following 11 actions as part of the development and delivery of a 3 year ‘Waltham Forest Cycling Action Plan’ and request that officers bring a report to Cabinet in respect of the implementation of the proposals and report back to Full Council annually on progress.

3.      To support the implementation of the following 11 actions as part of the development and delivery of a 3 year ‘Waltham Forest Cycling Action Plan’:

1.      Ensure that all Council commercial vehicles and those of our contractors are fitted with the appropriate cycle safety devices (according to TfL procurement guide) and for this to be a standard request for all Planning Section 106 Agreements for vehicles working on and delivering to sites.

 

2.   Ensure that all Council and our contractor’s commercial vehicle drivers receive appropriate cycle safety training to Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and Safe Urban Driving (SUD) standards and for this to be a standard request for all Planning Section 106 Agreements for vehicles working on and delivering to sites.

 

3.   Identify the borough’s 20 most dangerous junctions and roads and introduce remedial measures to improve cycle safety.

 

4.   Substantially boost the funding we spend on cycle infrastructure and initiatives. Commit the future LIP (Local Implementation Plan) Borough Transport Funding of £100k to support safe cycling and cyclists, on top of the existing £70k spent on cycle training.

 

5.   Carry out an annual cycle count across the borough to accurately assess the full cycling levels in Waltham Forest.

 

6.      Improve consultation arrangements with the Waltham Forest London Cycling Campaign on all matters cycling and carry out a borough wide survey of residents’ views on our approach to cycling.

 

7.      Maintain, upgrade and expand secure cycle parking provision at all our tube and rail stations and at all new residential developments and to ensure adequate provision of cycle parks, including cycle stands, at key leisure, business and retail locations, such as Walthamstow Village and the lower end of Church Hill.

 

8.      Explore the possibility of providing a more central location for our successful Bike Recycling Centre.

 

9.      Introduce a scheme to allow cyclists to ride in the opposite direction to the traffic flow in our one way streets. This will inform a Waltham Forest permeability strategy (maximum route choice, minimum diversion).

 

10. Roll out a 20 mph default speed limit across the borough in our residential streets.

11.Support the London Cycling Campaign proposals to fit

    sensors on to the side of heavy vehicles.

 

            B.        Backing Local Jobs and Businesses

It was moved by Councillor F. Qureshi and seconded by Councillor

W. Smith as follows:

 

This Council:

·        is currently negotiating an agreement to share its procurement with another local authority. The Council’s plans to save money in this area are welcome but this must not be at the expense of a commitment to local jobs and local businesses. This process should be an opportunity to deliver sustainable procurement that helps local businesses and delivers for local residents;

 

·        notes with concern that Waltham Forest missed its target for paying local small businesses within 10 days every month between May and October 2011 and has missed its overall target for 2011/12;

 

·        further notes with concern that the Council has only met its target to pay small businesses on time within 30 days for two months in the last year and believes that this is damaging to local businesses who are already struggling;

 

·        further notes that this Council employs only a handful of apprentices and currently has no commitment to encourage apprenticeships through its procurement;

 

·        believes that apprenticeships should be a core part of the Council’s drive to help young people into employment and training;

 

·        further notes that excluding Ascham Homes, less than 15% of the Council’s procurement goes to firms based in the borough;

 

·        believes that more should be done to promote local businesses in the Council’s procurement and supply chains.

 

 

 

This Council welcomes national measures to tackle unemployment and help local businesses including:

 

·        the recent launch of the £1billion Youth Contract by the Deputy Prime Minister aimed at the 2,570 18-24 year olds on job seekers allowance in Waltham Forest;

 

·        the Government’s announcement that under Vince Cable’s leadership at DBIS the number of apprentices in the Borough has more than doubled to over 1500;

 

·        the announcement that the Government will be accepting the majority of the Mary Portas recommendations to help local high streets.

 

Further to this, in order to promote jobs and apprenticeships locally the Council:

 

·        recommits to reaching existing targets for paying small businesses on time and commits to consistently pay more than 80% of small businesses within 10 days by the end of this financial year;

 

·        commits to monitoring apprenticeships in our procurement process and to delivering more and better opportunities for local people by encouraging apprenticeships as part of the Council’s sustainable procurement;

 

·        commits to increasing the number of local businesses used directly in the Council’s procurement and in the supply chain, with due regard to value for money.

 

It was then moved by Councillor M. Fitzgerald and seconded by Councillor J. Hemsted that the motion be amended as follows:

           

(a)       In paragraph 2 –first bullet point – delete “Deputy Prime Minister” and replace with “Coalition Government”

 

(b)       In paragraph 2 – second bullet point – delete “under Vince Cable’s leadership at DBIS”

As a result of voting the Mayor declared that the amendment in the names of Councillors M. Fitzgerald and J. Hemsted carried

 

The substantive motion was thereupon put to the vote.

 

As a result of voting the Mayor declared the substantive motion lost.