Agenda

Council - Thursday, 24th September, 2020 7.00 pm

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 16 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 378 KB

To receive as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 16 July 2020.

4.

Mayor's Announcements

5.

Leader's Announcements

6.

Chief Executive's Announcements

7.

Citizens' Questions

To answer questions submitted by Citizens on the Council or its services.

8.

Covid-19 Budget pdf icon PDF 687 KB

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

9.

Scrutiny Annual Reports 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

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

Additional documents:

10.

Notices of Motion

To receive Notices of Motion submitted under Standing Order No.12

 

a)    In light of recent reports on council company governance issues leading to company failures, job losses, significant financial losses to the tax payer and council budgets being overly reliant on single commercial income streams, potentially impacted by Covid-19.

 

This Council calls on the Government to provide clearer governance and risk management guidance to councils taking part in commercial ventures - to ensure that local council tax-payersmoney and jobs are better protected.

 

Councillor S Robinson

 

b)    The 21% of new homes built in the flood zone in Rushcliffe is the highest in Nottinghamshire and cannot still be considered a sustainable option. The Environment Agency in England has said building homes on flood plains should be resisted where possible and Conservative MP John Redwood has stated in February 2020 that “building on land most at risk of flooding was a very foolish thing to do.” With the future impact of climate breakdown meaning that flooding is likely to intensify in both frequency and severity, we call on the Borough Council to commit to the following actions.

 

Give due consideration to the potential impact of the building of housing in flood risk areas, zones 1-3.

 

Where proposed sites in the Rushcliffe part of the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan fall within flood prone areas to actively engage with statutory consultees to ensure robust assessment of the proposal. 

 

Councillor M Gaunt

 

 

11.

Questions from Councillors

To answer questions submitted by Councillors under Standing Order No. 11(2)