Agenda and minutes

Full Council - Thursday, 27th May, 2021 10.00 am


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Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer

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26.

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 recorded within the Minutes submitted for consideration at this meeting).

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 453 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 1st April 2021.

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Communications

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

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Appointment to Regulatory Boards, Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Outside Bodies

To consider appointments to Regulatory Boards, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Outside Bodies consequent to the Annual Council held on the 20th May, 2021.

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Audit and Governance Committee - 17th March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 390 KB

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Audit and Governance Committee - 14th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

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Planning Regulatory Board - 13th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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General Licensing Panel - Various pdf icon PDF 281 KB

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Appeals, Awards and Standards - Various pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Strong and Resilient Communities Workstream) - 23rd March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

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Overview and Scrutiny Committee - 27th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 282 KB

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Central Area Council - 1st March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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Dearne Area Council - 15th March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

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North Area Council - 15th March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 276 KB

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North East Area Council - 25th March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Penistone Area Council - 8th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 284 KB

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South Area Council - 23rd April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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South Area Council - 4th May, 2021 pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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Cabinet Meeting - 24th March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 301 KB

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Cabinet Meeting - 7th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Cabinet Meeting - 21st April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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47.

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

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South Yorkshire Pensions Authority (Draft) - 18th March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

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Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority Board (Draft) - 22nd March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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Police and Crime Panel (Draft) - 19th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (Draft) - 26th April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 342 KB

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Questions by Elected Members pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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

 

(a)  Councillor Fielding

 

‘The temporary new Trinity MAT secondary school to be located on Broadway is due to open in just 14 weeks’ time and welcome the 180 students who chose this as their secondary school.

 

At the time of writing, no work has yet commenced on site and parents are understandably concerned that the school will not be ready in September.

 

Is the school expected to be ready to receive its new students in September, and in the event that it isn’t ready, what plans are in place to provide a school place for these 180 students?’

 

(b)  Councillor Greenhough

 

‘Over the last year there have been a large number of incidents at the borough’s recycling centres. These incidents saw staff being verbally and physically abused. With the staff on these sites wearing body cameras, can the council confirm whether any offenders have been reported to the police?’

 

(c)  Councillor Hunt

 

‘It was recently reported that 1,700 littering fines were issued by the council in 2020 - 1,000 less than in 2019. In 2016 the number of fines issued totalled 8,594. Why have the number of fines issued reduced so much since 2016?’

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Members' Questions at Full Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Proposer – Councillor Kitching

 

Seconder – Councillor Hunt

 

This Council believes that:

 

i)             The ability of members to ask questions at Full Council meetings is essential for openness, engagement and transparency. It allows Cabinet members to respond to submitted written questions in a public forum.

 

ii)            The members’ questions facility has become popular and well used in recent years, with both ruling and opposition group members using it to ask questions of Cabinet members at Full Council meetings

 

iii)           This has led to the session frequently over-running the allotted 30-minute time limit and being cut short.

 

iv)           When the session is cut short it is frustrating for members whose questions are missed, for Cabinet members who do not have the opportunity to respond and for officers who have spent time and effort in preparing responses.

 

Therefore, this council calls for:

 

v)            The current 30-minute time limit on members’ questions at Full Council to be extended to 1 hour.

 

vi)           The Chief Executive to make the relevant constitutional changes to facilitate this.

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