Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Thursday, 6th February, 2020 10.00 am


modern.gov app available
View upcoming public committee documents on your iPad, Android Device or Windows 10 with the free modern.gov app.

Venue: Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall

Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer

Media

Items
No. Item

181.

Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interest of a pecuniary or non-pecuniary nature from Members in respect of the items on this agenda (other than those already recorded within the minutes contained in the Minute Book).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

182.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on the 28th November and 19th December, 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

183.

Communications

To consider any communications to be submitted by the Mayor or the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

184.

Housing Revenue Account - Draft 2020/21 Budget and Investment Proposals 2020-24 (Cab.11.12.2019/6) pdf icon PDF 757 KB

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:-

 

(i)        that the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), as set out in Section 3 of the report now submitted, be noted;

 

(ii)       that approval be given to the proposed variations to the existing Housing Growth Investment schemes, as outlined in paragraph 3.8 and Table 2 of the report;

 

(iii)      that approval be given to the Housing Revenue Account Draft Budget for 2020/21, as outlined in Section 6, including the proposed revenue investments and savings, as outlined in Section 5, with any final amendments/additions being delegated to the Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) and the Executive Director Place in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesperson for Core Services and the Service Director – Finance (Section 151);

 

(iv)      that a rent increase in line with the Government’s rent policy be approved;

 

(v)       that it be noted that there is no proposed change to non-dwelling rents, service charges and heating charges for 2020/21;

 

(vi)      that approval be given to the 2020/21 Berneslai Homes Management Fee at paragraph 6.7, with any final amendments/additions delegated to the Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) and the Service Director Regeneration and Culture in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesperson for Core Services and the Service Director – Finance (Section 151);

 

(vii)     that the 2020/21 Berneslai Homes Management Fee for Gypsy and Traveller Sites, charged to the Authority’s General Fund, detailed in paragraph 6.8 of the report, be approved;

 

(viii)    that approval be given, in principle, to the proposed emerging capital priority schemes as detailed in Section 7, subject to individual reports, as appropriate, in line with the Council’s governance arrangements;

 

(ix)      that the Council Housing Capital Investment programme for 2020/21 be approved and that the indicative programme for 2021/22 through 2024-25, as outlined in Section 8 be noted; and

 

(x)       that the Council be approved to set aside resources for both remedial works at the 26 properties affected by the floods in November 2019 and to undertake a further wider flood risk assessment of all Council dwellings in the Borough (as referred to in paragraph 7.2).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

185.

Corporate Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policies (Cab.8.1.2020/8) pdf icon PDF 241 KB

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that approval be given to the policies with continued support and endorsement given to the corporate approach to minimise the risk of fraud, corruption and bribery within the Authority’s overall ethical framework.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

186.

Adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Anti-Semitism pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive a report of the Executive Director Core Services requesting the Council to consider the adoption by the Council of the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of Anti-Semitism.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

187.

Representation on Committees and Outside Bodies

To consider, and note where appropriate, the following appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies:

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

To note the appointment of Ms G Carter as the Primary School Parent Governor Representative on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Berneslai Homes

 

Proposed:

 

(i)            That following an independent review of the Board Chair of Berneslai Homes, Mr P Hayes be re-appointed as Chair for a further term of three years; and

 

(ii)          That following an interview process, Councillor Green be appointed as a Board Member

 

Police and Crime Panel

 

Proposed – one vacancy

Additional documents:

Minutes:

188.

Appointment Panel - Executive Director Children's Services - 19th November, 5th December and 18th December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

189.

Appointment Panel - Executive Director Core Services - 20th November, 5th December, 2019 and 14th January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

190.

Planning Regulatory Board - 19th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

191.

Planning Regulatory Board - 17th December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

192.

Planning Regulatory Board - 21st January, 2019 pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

193.

Audit Committee - 4th December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

194.

Audit Committee - 22nd January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

195.

General Licensing Panel - Various pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

196.

Appeals, Awards and Standards - Various pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

197.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Strong and Resilient Communities) - 3rd December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

198.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - 7th January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

199.

Central Area Council - 4th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

200.

Dearne Area Council - 18th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

201.

North Area Council - 18th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

202.

North East Area Council - 28th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

203.

Penistone Area Council - 5th December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

204.

South Area Council - 17th January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

205.

Cabinet Meeting - 27th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

206.

Cabinet Meeting - 11th December, 2019 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

207.

Cabinet Meeting - 8th January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

208.

Questions relating to Joint Authority, Police and Crime Panel and Combined Authority Business

Additional documents:

Minutes:

209.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority - 14th October, 2019 pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

210.

Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority Board (Draft) - 18th November, 2019 pdf icon PDF 690 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

211.

Questions by Elected Members

To consider any questions which may have been received from Elected Members and which are asked pursuant to Standing Order No. 11.

 

1             Councillor Carr

 

‘How many applications for aids and adaptions are being received weekly?  How many are for adaptations for residents to be able to leave health locations, who I well understand are a priority?  How many for low level showers and ramps for the residents in need of modifications to be able to live independently and access the outside world?  What is the timeframe for these adaptations? What are the pressures in this department?’

 

2             Councillor Fielding

 

Please detail the costs of the security provided at Penny Pie Park as part of the project to construct the gyratory road junction on the park, specifically:

 

·         What has been the cost of legal advice relating to securing the park and the construction site?

  • What has been the cost of engaging the services of Middlesbrough based security company Vistech – please detail the daily cost, the costs to date and the anticipated total cost of security services for the duration of this project?
  • What was the procurement process for this contract and how did it ensure value for money?
  • What is the total cost of the security fencing for the site?
  • What were the perceived risks that led the Council to believe that this level of security was necessary?
  • What was the estimated cost of security contained in the £4.3million estimate for this scheme?

 

3             Councillor Hunt

 

It was reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 10th January that an innovative scheme which could have seen potholes filled in with recycled plastic was being placed on the back burner. Is this report correct? Please provide an update on this project

 

4             Councillor Hunt

 

At the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 7th January the press were excluded part of the meeting where the Children’s Services performance reports were discussed. Why was this part of the meeting held in closed session?

 

5             Councillor Hunt

 

What is the current structure for parking enforcement in Barnsley? How many personnel are employed, how are they managed and what arrangements are in place to ensure that the council’s obligations under the Traffic Management Act 2004 are complied with? How many parking enforcement personnel routinely work outside the town centre? How does the current structure and arrangements compare with the situation when the TMA 2004 was first introduced?

 

6             Councillor Fielding

 

What progress has been made by the Council in working with Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust to establish a Park and Ride scheme for staff and visitors at Barnsley Hospital?  What does the Council intend to do to facilitate such a Park and Ride scheme?

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

212.

Notice of Motion - Tree Planting Strategy

Notice of Motion submitted in accordance with Standing Order No 6.

 

Proposer – Councillor Kitching

 

Seconder – Councillor Greenhough

 

This Council notes:

 

(i)            The motion declaring a climate emergency which was passed on 26th September, 2019;

(ii)          That the biggest single contributor to climate change is the emission of carbon from fossil fuels;

(iii)         That trees have the ability to soak up carbon emissions and, therefore, tree planting can offset some of the carbon dioxide which is contributing to climate change

 

Furthermore, this Council recognises:

 

(iv)         The excellent efforts made by community groups, Ward Alliances and Area Councils to undertake small scale tree planting

 

Therefore, this Council calls on the Chief Executive and Team to prepare a borough wide tree planting strategy which:

 

(v)          Aims to increase considerably the tree cover within the borough by identifying council owned land that could be used for tree planting;

(vi)         Sets out to create more community orchards to help improve the supply of fresh, local produce and boost the health of residents;

(vii)        Works with the voluntary sector to deliver tree planting plans, including via the Area Councils and Ward Alliances;

(viii)      Involves schools, colleges and universities and their pupils and students in carrying out tree planting and woodland maintenance; and

(ix)         Identifies sources of funding available to the Council and voluntary organisations to pay for tree planting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

213.

Mr G Brain - Mayor's Attendant/Chauffeur

Additional documents:

Minutes: