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40.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Cooper, R Kingstone, S Peaple,  B Price, R Pritchard, S Smith, P Turner, J Wade,

41.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

42.

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Mayor made the following announcement:

 

As we all know Councillor Richard Kingstone is unwell and I’d like you to join me now in sending him our best wishes.  

43.

State of Tamworth Debate pdf icon PDF 96 KB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor D Cook moved the following motions:

 

We as a Council reconfirm our commitment to the intentions of the motion 26th November 2014 that we put the vulnerable in our Society as a key priority for Tamworth Borough Council.  

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Claymore)

 

Motion was carried

 

Task Officers urgently to do a deep dive into the evidence carried by ourselves and our partners to establish an evidence base of the real issues affecting residents of Tamworth in these uncertain times. 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Claymore)

 

Motion was Carried

 

Task a cross party working group from Corporate Scrutiny to analyse the evidence of the real issues affecting residents of Tamworth in these uncertain times and make recommendations back to full council on a vision that meets the current needs of the residents of Tamworth during this dire time of crisis. 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Claymore)

 

Councillor D Cook withdrew the motion

 

Councillor J Oates moved an amendment that there is a whole Council seminar discussion to analyse the evidence of the real issues affecting residents of Tamworth and a cross party working group is set up  to allow all members to be part of that discussion. 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

Motion was carried

 

Councillor M Cook moved the following motion

 

A full review of the Market Strategy in partnership with our contractor.

 

(Moved by Councillor M Cook and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

Councillor J Oates asked for clarity from the Chief Executive on the timeline. 

 

Councillor Cook asked to amend the motion to add that when the Review is undertaken can it come back to full Council rather than Cabinet

 

The Chief Executive clarified that Corporate Scrutiny had asked for the work to be done and it would then go back to Corporate Scrutiny to complete the work. 

 

The original motion that a full review of the Market Strategy in partnership with our contractor is undertaken was voted on. 

 

Motion was carried  

 

Councillor Claymore moved the following motion

 

That the Council carry out a public consultation to seek the thoughts of the public future fireworks displays and what alternatives are available. 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Claymore and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

There were 7 votes for and 15 against therefore this motion was not carried. 

 

Councillor P Thurgood proposed a motion

 

To pass on the appreciation to officers for everything they do for us on a daily basis. 

 

(Moved by Councillor P Thurgood and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

Motion was carried

 

Councillor J Oates moved the following motion

 

Minutes of this meeting are collated with the outcome of the survey for a discussion with Cabinet, Scrutiny Chair, Councillor D Cook, Councillor S Peaple and Councillor R Kingstone to be discussed before consideration of the budget process. 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

Motion was carried  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.