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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are required to declare any pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they or their spouse/partner may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting. Interests are defined on the inside cover of this agenda.

Decision:

None.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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5.

PUBLIC STATEMENTS

6.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

7a

Misogyny and Hate Crime

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

 

Councillor Saima Mahmud will move;

Councillor Rosalind Doré will second:

 

The Council notes:

 

·       That the Law Commission is currently reviewing all current hate crime legislation to consider whether any additional characteristics, including misogyny, should be granted  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7a

Decision:

RESOLVED:

The Council notes:

 

·           That the Law Commission is currently reviewing all current hate crime legislation to consider whether any additional characteristics, including misogyny, should be granted legal protection, and is due to report back to Parliament in 2020. Misogyny is not currently recorded as a hate crime by the  ...  view the full decision text for item 7a

8.

ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON THE DEFINITION OF ISLAMOPHOBIA pdf icon PDF 293 KB

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Decision:

The Council

(a)  adopted the APPG definition of Islamophobia, including the working examples, into the Council’s codes of conduct for Members and officers; and

 

(b)  delegated authority to the Director of Governance and Law, in consultation with the Constitution Working Group, to make any arising amendments to Part 9 of  ...  view the full decision text for item 8.

9.

SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19 AND SCRUTINY FORWARD PLANS 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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Decision:

The Council:

(a)       noted the Scrutiny Annual Report 2018/19;

(b)       endorsed the proposed 2019/20 work programme for each of the committees; and

(c)       endorsed the Budget and Performance principles and process documents.

 

10.

ANNUAL TREASURY MANAGEMENT REVIEW 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 583 KB

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Decision:

The council to agreed the Annual Treasury Management Review 2018/19

 

11.

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT AND ANNUAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY MID-YEAR REVIEW 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

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Decision:

The Council:

(a)          agreed the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy Mid -Year Report 2019/20; and

 

(b)          agreed that the Strategic Director Finance and Governance may approve the pre-payment of employer and employee Local Government Pension Scheme contributions for a period of up to three years.

11a

POLLING PLACES REVIEW 2019 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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Decision:

The Council:

(a)  agreed the situation of polling places and districts as set out in Appendix 1 and as amended in Appendix 2 for a five-year period from 1st December 2019, or until it is superseded by a subsequent review as discussed at 1.3 of the report; and

 

(b) agreed  ...  view the full decision text for item 11a

12.

APPOINTMENTS

Details of appointments to be made will be set out in the Order Paper for the meeting.

Decision:

Committees:

Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee

Councillor Terry Wheeler to replace Councillor Whitney Ihenachor 

 

 

13.

REVIEW OF CONSTITUTION (PART 2) pdf icon PDF 420 KB

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Decision:

The Council:

(a)  adopted the Protocol for Freedom of the Borough as an amendment to the Constitution;

 

(b)  deferred the revised Petition Scheme;

 

(c)  agreed revised Terms of Reference of the Health and Wellbeing Board; and

 

(d)  agreed Terms of Reference of Public Transport Liaison Group.