Agenda

Council - Thursday, 7th March, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford

Contact: Helen Tambini  0115 9148320

Items
No. Item

Moment of Reflection

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2023 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To receive as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on Thursday, 7 December 2023.

4.

Mayor's Announcements

5.

Leader's Announcements

6.

Chief Executive's Announcements

7.

Citizens' Questions

8.

2024/25 Budget and Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 184 KB

The report of the Director – Finance and Corporate Services is attached.

Additional documents:

9.

Council Tax Resolution 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

The report of the Director – Finance and Corporate Services is attached.

10.

Amendments to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The report of the Monitoring Officer is attached.

Additional documents:

11.

Notices of Motion

To receive Notices of Motion

 

a)               Councillor Calvert

 

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) remains far too high in our society. 

In Rushcliffe we are determined to change this.

 

This Council is a signatory to the Nottinghamshire Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy which has been developed in a multi-agency approach.

 

This Council will:

 

·          report progress on the implementation of the Action Plan of the Strategy back to the Corporate Overview Group within the 2024/25 municipal year; and

·          seek re-accreditation (as an employer) as a White Ribbon UK organisation within the same timeframe.

 

b)               Councillor Chewings

 

Rushcliffe Borough Council recognises with grave concern the challenging circumstances local authorities have faced as a direct consequence of reductions in council funding from central government since 2010. The Council further acknowledges the issuance of Section 114 notices by Northamptonshire County Council, Croydon Council, Slough Borough Council, Nottingham City Council, Thurrock Council, and Birmingham City Council, alongside warnings from numerous councils regarding their increasingly unsustainable budget shortfalls. In response to these financial pressures, Rushcliffe Borough Council has had to raise taxes and implement budget reductions.

 

Accordingly, Rushcliffe Borough Council resolves to:

 

1.  Formally communicate with Government to assert the necessity for adequate funding to local councils, ensuring the provision of services to our communities.

2. Advocate for the establishment of multi-year funding settlements, enabling local authorities to effectively plan for the future with greater certainty and stability.

12.

Questions from Councillors