Agenda

Council
Tuesday 13th April 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Civic Suite

Contact: Jane Game 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies.

2.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 522 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the previous Council meeting.

3.

Declarations of pecuniary or conflicting interests from Members

To receive declarations of interest from Members in accordance with the Code of Conduct (Members are directed to the guidance sheet attached)

 

4.

Petitions

To receive petitions from Members of the Council.

5.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, Leader of the Council or Members of the Cabinet.

6.

Questions and Deputations under Standing Order 9 and 12

To answer questions asked by residents of the Borough under Standing Order 9 and to hear petitioners or deputations in accordance with Standing Order 12.

 

7.

Questions under Standing Order 8

To answer questions asked under Standing Order 8 by Councillors (30 Minutes)

8.

Council Topic of Debate

To deal with any Topic of Debate submitted.

9.

Notice of Motion

To deal with any Motions received.

10.

Report from the Leader of the Council - The Council Plan Update 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To present updates to the Council Plan, 2020 - 2025 for approval.

Additional documents:

11.

Recommendations from Committees

To deal with the following recommendation from Committees:

 

Governance Committee 24 March 2021

Minute 4 Financial Regulations – 2021/22 Update (page 149)

 

RECOMMENDED

That the revised Financial Regulations and other associated guidance documents as set out in Appendices A-C to the report be approved by Council with the revised Regulations to be enforced from April 2021.

 

Minute 6 New Code of Conduct for Elected and Co-Opted Members (page 150)

 

RECOMMENDED

That the Council adopt the Local Government Association Model Code of Conduct as set out in the Appendix to the report with effect from the start of the 2021/22 Municipal Year, subject to paragraph 10.2 being amended to read “I register with the Monitoring Officer any gift or hospitality within 28 days of its receipt”.

 

Minute 7 Independent Remuneration Panel Review of Special Responsibility Allowances for Minority Group Leaders (page 150)

 

RECOMMENDED

That no change be made to the existing Scheme of Members’ Allowances.

 

Minute 8Update to Constitutional Standing Orders (page 150)

 

RECOMMENDED

That Standing Order 38 be amended to include the following:

 

·  Appeals Panel (appointed by Governance Committee) – 3 Members

·  Remuneration Committee – 7 Members of the Council and a co-opted non-voting independent member

 

 

 

12.

Reports from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To receive a summary of decisions, reports from and to deal with any subsequent questions in relation to the following Cabinet Portfolios:

 

a) Leader of the Council Cabinet and Portfolio (Economy) Report

(pages 27-38)

 

b) Cabinet Member for Resources (pages 39-44)

 

c) Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities (pages 45-49)

 

d) Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Planning and Housing (pages 51-55)

 

e) Cabinet Member for Children Education and Skills– (pages 57-63)

 

f)  Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways (pages 65-71)

 

g) Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health including Solihull Health and Wellbeing Board minutes  (pages 73-93)

 

h)  Cabinet Member for Growth and Infrastructure (pages 95-97)

 

(i) Cabinet Member for Leisure Tourism and Sport (pages 99-103)

 

Additional documents:

13.

Minutes of Scrutiny Boards pdf icon PDF 437 KB

The minutes of the following Scrutiny Board are presented for information:

 

a)  Resources and Delivering Value (pages 105-115)

 

b)  Health and Adult Social Care (pages 117-123)

 

c)  Children’s Services, Education and Skills (pages 125-132)

 

d)  Stronger Communities and Neighbourhood Services (pages 133-138)

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

14.

Minutes of Committees pdf icon PDF 201 KB

The minutes of the following Committees are presented for information:

 

a)  Audit Committee (pages 139-142)

 

b)  HS2 Implementation Advisory Group (pages 143-148)

 

c)  Governance Committee (pages 149-269)

 

 

Additional documents:

15.

Joint Arrangements and External Organisations pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To receive the following reports:

a)  Minutes of the WMCA Overview and Scrutiny Minutes

Additional documents:

16.

Questions by Leaders of Political Groups Under SO5 (2) (t)

To deal with any questions by Leaders of political groups to the Leader of the Council, a member of the Cabinet, a Chairman of a Committee, Board, Sub-Committee or Task and Finish Group.

17.

Chief Executive Urgent Matters

The Chief Executive to report on any urgent matters.

18.

Questions under Standing Order 8 (8.35pm)

To answer any remaining questions not dealt with under item 7.

19.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

That, pursuance of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business to be transacted, on the grounds that there would be disclosure to them of exempt information in terms of paragraph 3 of Part 9 of Schedule 12A to the said Act.

 

20.

Private Minutes

The following sets of minutes are presented for information:

 

(a)  Audit Committee (pages 295-297)

(b)  Resources and Delivering Value Scrutiny Board (pages 299-300)