Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

2.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 17 December 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive any declarations of interest

4.

Mayor's Communications pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

5.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 126 KB

a)    Jane Stone of Belmont ward will ask the following question of Councillor Carroll, Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Mental Health:

 

How many organisations tendered for the contract which was currently with Ways into Work and has now been awarded to Optalis?

 

b)   Janet Hayes-Brown of Clewer and Dedworth West ward will ask the following question of Councillor Carroll, Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Mental Health:

 

How many clients can the new Optalis supported employment service work with for the £74,000 budget, and what targets, including job outcomes, will be set with the new provider?

 

c)    Susan Edwards of Furze Platt ward will ask the following question of Councillor Carroll, Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Mental Health:

 

My son has benefitted greatly from funding provided by RBWM to Ways into Work and works for the Council. He has multiple and complex issues including severe learning disability, hearing impairment and, difficulties with communication. Whoever supports him needs to know him well. By changing service provider to Optalis, how can you guarantee that he will not be disadvantaged?

 

d)     Lisa Hughes of Furze Platt ward will ask the following question of Councillor Johnson, Leader of the Council:

 

Many residents with disabilities will be greatly affected by cuts of £166k to supported employment and £330k to the council tax reduction scheme plus increases to adult health and commissioning charges. Can RBWM provide evidence that due regard was given to its equality obligations in relation to residents with disabilities?

 

e)    Angela Clark of Cox Green ward will ask the following question of Councillor Carroll, Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Mental Health:

 

Ways into Work provides personalised employment support that enables residents with disabilities to be a part of the workforce, with commensurate benefits to their finances, health and well-being. Will the £166k of savings next year be realised by reducing the number of people supported or reducing the scope of the services provided?

 

f)     Paul Stretton of Clewer East ward will ask the following question of Councillor Coppinger, Lead Member for Planning and Maidenhead:

 

During the Council meeting (Sept 2018), concerns of asbestos hazards, during demolition (surface and airborne) in the Dedworth area were raised. Authority to proceed with demolition was given by RBWM, without ensuring all planning conditions had been met. What actions and recommendations have been implemented to protect and reassure the community from this and any such future suspected contaminations?

 

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

On 26th March Simon Dudley announced at the St Mary's Church Areli/Tikehau meeting, that he had “... already entered into” an agreement to sell Central House, and our 50% freehold of the Nicholson centre to Areli. On what date did he enter into that agreement, and had any officer or Cabinet approved this massive  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

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6.

Petitions

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

 

(Any Member submitting a petition has up to 2 minutes to summarise its contents)

7.

Referrals from other bodies

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

Council Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Council Tax Reduction Scheme pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Fees and Charges Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 416 KB

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Capital Programme 2020/21 - 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 1002 KB

Revenue Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 500 KB

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8.

Treasury Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 484 KB

To consider the above report

9.

Long Term Empty Property Premium pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the above report

10.

2020/21 Programme of Meetings pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider the above report

11.

Appointment of Panel Chairman

To consider the following appointment:

 

RECOMMENDATION: That Councillor Coppinger be appointed Chairman of the Maidenhead Town Forum for the remainder of the municipal year.

12.

Approval of 2020/21 Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 372 KB

To consider the above report

13.

Polling District and Polling Places Review 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To consider the above report

14.

Members' Questions

a)   Councillor Larcombewill ask the following question of Councillor Cannon, Lead Member for Public Protection and Parking:

 

The progress towards prompt completion of the £640m River Thames Scheme project is important to the residents and businesses of Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury.  There appears to be a significant delay due to lack of partnership funding.  Is there a report detailing the RBWM portion of the partnership funding, the sources of those funds, funding timings and the associated risks?

 

b)   Councillor Brar will ask the following question of Councillor Clark, Lead Member for Transport and Infrastructure:

 

In December 2019 a 13 year old was hit by a car on Switch Back Road, losing their life; the third fatality on this road since I lived in Cookham. The young man’s mother and other residents have been lobbying for a speed camera. Will you assure residents that measures will be put in place for a speed camera?

 

c)    Councillor Jones will ask the following question of Councillor Coppinger, Lead Member for Planning and Maidenhead:

 

Could the Lead Member for Planning give us an update on the status of the BLP and the estimated timescales for inspection?

 

 

(A Member responding to a question shall be allowed up to two minutes to reply to the initial question, and up to two minutes to reply to a supplementary question. The questioner shall be allowed up to one minute to put the supplementary question)

 

 

15.

Motions on Notice

a)    By Councillor Hill

 

This Council agrees to reduce the number of signatures required for a petition to be debated at Full Council from 1500 to 1000 in the interests of democracy by allowing residents to more easily get direct access to their elected representatives on issues of importance to them.

 

 

b)   By Councillor W. Da Costa

Council is reliant on officers to create the strategy to deliver our ambitions on net zero carbon, strategic enhancement of biodiversity, and climate change resilience. The constitution allows Members to give notice that they will forgo any part of their allowances under the Members’ Allowance Scheme. This motion aims to create a £12,000+ officer training fund missing from the budget.

This Council agrees to request all Members to give notice in writing to the Head of Governance that they elect to forgo 3% or more of their Basic Allowance and/or Special Responsibility Allowance (where applicable) as a special measure in 2020/21 to fund urgent Climate Change and Biodiversity training and awareness for relevant officers.