Agenda

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Contact: Karen Shepherd  01628 796529

Note: Deadline for public questions: 12noon Thursday 15 April - for advice contact karen.shepherd@rbwm.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

2.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 969 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 23 February 2021 and the Extraordinary meeting of the Council held on 2 March 2021.

Additional documents:

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive any declarations of interest

4.

Mayor's Communications pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To receive such communications as the Mayor may desire to place before the Council

5.

Public Questions

a)    Ed Wilson of Clewer and Dedworth West ward will ask the following question of Councillor Johnson, Leader of the Council:

 

How will the Royal Borough take advantage of the Government’s Changing Places initiative to improve or introduce larger accessible toilets for people who cannot use standard disabled toilets?

 

b)   Ed Wilson of Clewer and Dedworth West ward will ask the following question of Councillor Hilton, Lead Member for Finance and Ascot:

 

Highways improvements conducted under the Clewer & Dedworth Improvement Programme were assessed by officers to form a prioritised programme approved by Cabinet.  None of these items were prioritised prior to the budget as the council was approving an area improvement scheme not a set of specific highways improvements.

Should the CIPFA Report commissioned by this council have mentioned this point?

 

c)    Adam Bermange of Boyn Hill ward will ask the following question of Councillor Stimson, Lead Member for Climate Change, Sustainability, Parks and Countryside:

 

With reference to the governance arrangements included in the Environment and Climate Strategy, please could the Lead Member indicate when the current interim board will be replaced by a full Stakeholder Advisory Board, meeting on a bi-monthly basis as stipulated, and will she provide details of the stakeholder organisations to be represented on the Board?

 

d)   Adam Bermange of Boyn Hill ward will ask the following question of Councillor Clark, Lead Member for Transport and Infrastructure:

 

Would the Lead Member please indicate whether those Active Travel Measures proposals that did attract public support through consultation, including installing a zebra crossing on Boyn Hill Road, will be prioritised and go ahead as part of the 2021/22 Capital Programme and will these projects be eligible for Department for Transport grant funding?

 

e)    Andrew Hill of Boyn Hill ward will ask the following question of Councillor Coppinger, Lead Member for Planning, Environmental Services and Maidenhead:

 

The Wider Area Growth Study part2 was due for delivery last year. Its remit was to "look at supply, capacity and constraints... to identify specific locations within its boundary where housing development could be deliverable and sustainable." Has RBWM received any drafts of this document, and have you now identified which sites could be deliverable and sustainable for housing development?"

 

f)     Andrew Hill of Boyn Hill ward will ask the following question of Councillor Hilton, Lead Member for Finance and Ascot:

 

The demolition of the Nicholson centre was projected to commence as early as July, and will presumably lead to a significant loss of business rate income for several years. What is the estimated loss of income to RBWM during the construction phase, and how will any such losses be balanced in the budget?

 

(The Council will set aside a period of 30 minutes to deal with public questions, which may be extended at the discretion of the Mayor in exceptional circumstances. The Member who provides the initial response will do so in writing. The written response will be published as a supplement to the agenda by 5pm one working day before  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

6.

Petition for Debate - River Thames Scheme Funding pdf icon PDF 155 KB

The Constitution provides for a maximum time of 30 minutes to debate petitions; this can be overruled at the Mayor’s discretion.

 

In accordance with the Constitution, the order of speaking shall be as follows:

 

a) The Mayor may invite the relevant officer to set out the background to the petition issue.

b) The Lead Petitioner to address the meeting on the petition (5 minutes maximum) c) The Mayor to invite any relevant Ward Councillors present to address the meeting. (5 minutes maximum each)

d) The Mayor to invite the relevant officer to provide any further comment.

e) The Mayor will invite all Members to debate the matter (Rules of Debate as per the Constitution apply)

7.

Petitions

To receive any petitions presented by Members on behalf of residents.

 

(Notice of the petition must be given to the Head of Governance not later than noon on the last working day prior to the meeting. A Member submitting a Petition may speak for no more than 2 minutes to summarise the contents of the Petition).

8.

Referrals from other bodies

To consider referrals from other bodies (e.g. Cabinet)

Finance Updates including referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 716 KB

Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 736 KB

9.

Proposal for the introduction of two new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot to address dog fouling, dog control and cycling prohibition areas in Maidenhead and Windsor town centres pdf icon PDF 715 KB

To consider the above report

10.

Constitutional Amendments pdf icon PDF 608 KB

To consider the above report

11.

Urgent decision

To consider the above report

12.

Members' Questions

No Member questions were submitted.

(The Council will set aside a period of 30 minutes to deal with Member questions, which may be extended at the discretion of the Mayor in exceptional circumstances. The Member who provides the initial response will do so in writing. The written response will be published as a supplement to the agenda by 5pm one working day before the meeting. The questioner shall be allowed up to one minute to put a supplementary question at the meeting. The supplementary question must arise directly out of the reply provided and shall not have the effect of introducing any new subject matter. A Member responding to a supplementary question will have two minutes to respond).

 

 

 

13.

Motions on Notice

a)    By Councillor Bond

 

The motion is proposed in response to the recently published government white paper on health & social care ‘Integration and Innovation’.

 

This Council: 

i)     Notes approvingly that in putting the Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on a statutory footing and encouraging cooperation rather than competition, it is essentially an evolutionary change rather than a top down reorganisation of the NHS.  

ii)    Considers that the following should be part of the development and implementation of the proposals: 

a.    The ICSs should encompass a range of stakeholders including doctors (GPs) to continuing to give them a voice, and local authorities to reflect peoples’ ‘place-based’ experience of health and care services 

b.    Besides continuing to improve collaboration across health and social care, that decision-making bodies recognise the importance of effective prevention & public health, addressing the social determinants of health and wellbeing, and of mental health services.  

iii)   Looks forward to the government’s proposals on the funding of social care.  

b)   By Councillor Rayner:

 

The provision in legislation allowing council meetings to take place virtually ceases on 6 May 2021. High Court proceedings are being pursued to seek confirmation that councils can continue with virtual meetings post 6 May. If this is unsuccessful, to ensure Annual Council can take place in a COVID-safe environment, it is proposed to amend the date of the meeting.

 

This Council:

 

i)             Agrees to amend the date of Annual Council from 25 May 2021 to 4 May 2021; and as a result:

ii)            Agrees an Extraordinary meeting of full Council be held on 29 June 2021 to consider the Development Management Review.

iii)           Agrees that for the municipal year 21/22 only, the requirement in the constitution for each Overview and Scrutiny Panel to meet within 30 days of Annual Council be waived (noting all O&S Panels already have a meeting scheduled in June 2021)

 

c)    By Councillor Johnson

 

This Council believes that all Members should, under Regulation 13 of the (LA Members Allowances) Regs 2003 and as detailed in the RBWM Members’ Allowances Scheme,  give notice in writing to the Head of Governance that they wish to forgo the indexation applied in 21/22 in relation to the Basic Allowance and any Special Responsibility Allowances they receive.

 

d)   By Councillor Hill

 

This Council agrees that in the interests of full and open debate all time-limits on debates at full Council meetings be removed and the prerogative for the duration of debates be given solely to the Mayor

 

(A maximum period of 30 minutes will be allowed for each Motion to be moved, seconded and debated, including dealing with any amendments.  At the expiry of the 30-minute period debate will cease immediately, the mover of the Motion or amendment will have the right of reply before the Motion or amendment is put to the vote).