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Voting record

 Council, Tuesday 26 November 2019 10.30 am

Item: Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review

Council Tax Reduction Scheme:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Following consultation and testing the proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction scheme originally presented to Council in July 2019 have been reviewed and reduced to one proposal recommended to Cabinet.

 

To agree this change to the Council Tax Reduction scheme as set out at section 30 in the conclusion of this report. If agreed the change will take effect from April 2020

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Treasury Management Strategy

Treasury Management Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Council is asked to note:

a) the contents of the Cabinet Report on Treasury Management Strategy 2019/2020 Half Year ended 30 September 2019

 

Council is asked to approve:

b) revised counter party limits of:

• £10.000 million with HSBC in respect of fixed term investments

• £10.000 million with HSBC in respect of balances held on an overnight basis

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Wiltshire Council Carbon Reduction - Corporate Property Energy Efficiency and Generation Programme Phase 1

Wiltshire Council Carbon Reduction - Corporate Property Energy Efficiency and Generation Programme Phase 1:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

1) To agree the addition of £5.2m capital funding to the Councils 2020 to 2023 Capital Programme to deliver the Operational Property Energy Efficiency and Generation Programme as a step towards achieving carbon neutrality for its operational property portfolio.

 

2) To note that a full business case for canopy-based solar panels at all viable Park and Ride sites will be presented to Cabinet for subsequent approval and to approve a provisional capital allocation of £3.5m from Councils 2020 to 2023

Capital Programme.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Housing Revenue Account Business Plan and Council House Build Programme

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan and Council House Build Programme:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

a)            To agree the Housing revenue account business plan 2020/21-2050 to deliver 1000 new homes over the next 10 years

 

b)            To agree to Council house, build programme phases 3.1 and 3.2 at total cost of £18.717m and £ 18.754m respectively

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Melksham Community Campus and Melksham House Construction Projects and Development Opportunities

Melksham Community Campus and Melksham House Construction Projects and Development:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council support an additional capital budget for the Community Campus Project of £3.000 million taking the total capital budget to £20.110 million

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: The Maltings

The Maltings:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full council approve the allocation of capital finance towards the acquisition of third-party land holdings and fund further development as detailed in the October report.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Homelessness Strategy

Homelessness Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the homeless strategy 2019 – 2024 and agrees the implementation of the homeless strategy action plan.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Household Waste Management Strategy

Household Waste Management Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approves the Household Waste Management strategy as part of the Council’s Policy Framework

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Wiltshire Council Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2019 and Objectives 2019-2022

Wiltshire Council Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2019 and Objectives 2019-2022:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council adopt the Equality & Inclusion Objectives (The Corporate Equality Plan).

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Statement of Licensing Policy

Statement of Licensing Policy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approves the Statement of Licensing Policy (2019 -2024) (Appendix 1) under Licensing Act 2003.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Wiltshire Air Quality Strategy

Wiltshire Air Quality Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council notes and approves the Air Quality Strategy.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Protocol 4 of the Constitution: Planning Code of Good Practice

Changes to Protocol 4 of the Constitution:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the proposed changes to Protocol 4 of the Constitution.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Part 4A of the Constitution: Petitions Scheme

Changes to Protocol 4A of the Constitution:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the proposed changes to Part 4A of the Constitution.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Polling District and Polling Place Review

Polling District and Polling Places Review:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the recommendations from the Electoral Review Committee for adjustments to polling stations, polling places and polling districts as set out in the Appendices to the report.

 

That Full Council approve the proposed changes to the Terms of Reference of the Electoral Review Committee to delegate approval of future Polling District and Polling Place Reviews to the Committee.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

 Extraordinary Meeting - Electoral Review, Council, Monday 25 March 2019 9.30 am

Item: Electoral Review - Division Boundaries and Submission

Proposed Amendment to the Draft Submission to the LGBCE:

Recorded Vote status:Rejected

To amend the boundaries of the proposed Chippenham Monkton Division to be included within the Council’s submission to the LGBCE, to include the areas of Station Hill, St Mary’s Place and Monkton Hill.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Against

Draft Submission to the LGBCE:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approves the draft response to the Local Government

Boundary Commission for England as set out in report, subject to any

necessary consequential changes and any additional supporting

evidence, with the final wording of the response to be delegated to the

Director of Legal and Democratic Services after consultation with the

Chairman of the Electoral Review Committee.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Abstain

Item: Electoral Review - Division Names

Amendment to Proposed Division Names:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

For inclusion with the submission to the LGBCE:

 

Melksham Bowerhill to be changed to Bowerhill

Melksham East to be changed to Melksham Sandridge

Melksham South to be changed to Melksham Spa

Melksham North to be changed to Whitley, Shaw and Shurnhold

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Division Names for Draft Submission:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approves the proposed names of the divisions as

recommended in Appendix A, with the following amendments:

 

‘Bowerhill’ to replace ‘Melksham Bowerhill’;

‘Melksham Sandridge’ to replace ‘Melksham East’;

‘Melksham Spa’ to replace ‘Melksham South’;

‘Whitley Shaw and Shurnhold’ to replace ‘Melksham North’;

‘Tidworth North and West’ to replace ‘Tidworth West’;

‘Seend, Potterne and Poulshot’ to replace ‘Seend and Potterne’;

‘Fovant and Chalke Valley’ to replace ‘Chalke Valley’;

‘Aldbourne and Ramsbury’ to replace ‘Ramsbury’;

‘Salisbury Bemerton’ to replace ‘Salisbury Bemerton Heath’;

‘Salisbury Fisherton and Lower Bemerton’ to replace ‘Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton’.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

 Budget and Council Tax Setting Meeting, Council, Tuesday 26 February 2019 10.30 am

Item: Treasury Management Strategy 2019/2020

Treasury Management Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

a) Adopt the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy (paragraph 32 34);

b) Adopt the Prudential and Treasury Indicators (paragraphs 24 31, 40 49 and Appendix A);

c) Adopt the Annual Investment Strategy (paragraph 77 onwards), including the ratification of the adjustment of the minimum requirement for high credit quality, the limits for certain counterparties and the ability to invest in the CCLA property fund;

d) Delegate to the Director of Finance and Procurement the authority to vary the amount of borrowing and other long-term liabilities within the Treasury Indicators for the Authorised Limit and the Operational Boundary;

e) Authorise the Director of Finance and Procurement to agree the restructuring of existing long-term loans where savings are achievable or to enhance the long-term portfolio;

f) Agree that short term cash surpluses and deficits continue to be managed through temporary loans and deposits;

g) Agree that any surplus cash balances not required to cover borrowing are placed in authorised money-market funds, particularly where this is more cost effective than short term deposits and delegate to the Interim Director of Finance and Procurement the authority to select such funds.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett For

Item: Wiltshire Council's Financial Plan Update 2019/20

Amendment to Budget (Bank Holiday Car Parking):

Recorded Vote status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

Budget Vote 2 (Civ, Cv, Cvi):

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

C(iv). Set a 1% reduction for social dwelling rents;

C(v). Set the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2019/20 as set out at Appendix D of this report; and

C(vi). That all service charges related to the HRA be increased to recover costs, capped at increase of £5 for those not on housing benefits and garage rents increased by 3%.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

Item: Pay Policy Statement

Pay Policy Statement:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

To approve the updated Pay Policy Statement set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

Item: Notice of Motion "Safe Passage Our Turn" Campaign

Motion 12 Safe Passage Our Turn Campaign:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Wiltshire Council builds on its achievements in caring for vulnerable unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children by supporting the Safe Passage ‘Our Turn’ campaign, recognising the historical legacy of the Kindertransport; and pledges to welcome directly from affected regions (including Europe) a target of 10 at-risk refugee children per year for the next 10 years taking into consideration Wiltshire Council’s foster carer capacity to meet the need, as part of a fully funded government vulnerable children’s resettlement scheme. Furthermore, that officers should work with the government to examine the detail of how this scheme should operate, and work with local campaigners and faith groups to highlight the need for more Wiltshire Council foster carers in the county.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

Item: Notice of Motion - Acknowledging a Climate Emergency and Proposing the Way Forward

Acknowledging a Climate Emergency and proposing the way forward:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

1.    Acknowledge that there is a ‘Climate Emergency’.

 

2.    Seek to make the County of Wiltshire carbon neutral by 2030.

 

3.    Requests and supports the work of Overview and Scrutiny to set up a task group of the Environment Select Committee to develop recommendations and a plan to achieve this pledge along with undertaking a carbon / renewables audit.

 

4.    Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible.

 

5.    Work with other local government authorities (both within the UK and internationally) to determine and implement best practice methods to limit Global Warming to less than 1.5°C.

 

6.    Continue to work with partners in the private sector and civil society across the County and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies and plans.

 

7.    Report to Full Council on a six-monthly basis with the actions the Council is taking and will take to address this emergency and reporting these against the Carbon / Renewables Baseline audit.

 

 

 

 

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

Item: Notice of Motion - Environment and Global Warming

Motion 15 - Environment and Global Warming:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Wiltshire Council acknowledges the public concern in respect of the environment and global warming and proposes that Wiltshire Council implement the following this year:

 

To refer to the Leader to consider the establishment of a portfolio holder or cabinet member with responsibility for environmental issues with a remit to:

 

1.    Agree parameters with Overview and Scrutiny that represent the council impact on the environment and can be accurately reported to council on a regular period, to potentially include

a.    Carbon generation/use by the council.

b.    Energy use year on year by the council.

c.    Reports on the use of vehicles by the council in respect of their environmental impact.

d.    Report on the use of the council’s car share system particularly in respect of methods to increase its use.

e.    Monitor and report on air quality across the county to inform future decision

f.     Monitor and report on any major development and technology used for the management of waste in Wiltshire to report on any local impact.

 

2.    Investigate and report on the viability of purchasing our power from “Green Suppliers”

 

3.    Investigate the adoption of building and planning recommendations to allow for electric charging points on new build property to facilitate future use of electric vehicles.

 

4.    Investigate the potential adoption of renewable energy generation for Council property

 

5.    Investigate the adoption of building and planning recommendations to allow for sustainable systems to be compulsory on new build property.

 

6.    Investigate the commercial viability of installing electric car chargers across Wiltshire to encourage and enable the use of electric vehicles in Wiltshire.

 

7.    To enhance the current air quality strategy and request that any air pollution responsibilities that are passed to Wiltshire Council are fully funded by central government.

 

8.    Instigate a Green Campaign to support and stimulate the generation of sustainable ideas across Wiltshire

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

Item: Proposed Changes to the Constitution

Proposed Changes to the Constitution:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the proposed changes as detailed at Appendix 2 and 3 of the report.

 

Note: In relation to Part 4 and Protocol 1 of the Constitution.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Horace Prickett Non-voting

 

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