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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 John Walsh 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 John Walsh 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 John Walsh 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

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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).

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Wiltshire Air Quality Strategy

Wiltshire Air Quality Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council notes and approves the Air Quality Strategy.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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 John Walsh 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.

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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 John Walsh For

 Council, Tuesday 9 July 2019 10.30 am

Item: Avon Mutual- Establishment of a Regional Mutual Bank

Avon Mutual:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

To approve a grant of £0.050m to support the funding of the initial process to accreditation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Protocol 4 - Planning Code of Good Practice and Site Visit Protocol

Amendment relating to Local Member speaking:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

To make the amendment as below:

 

The unitary division member for the application will then be invited to make a representation for up to five minutes at Chairman’s discretion.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Protocol 12 - Arrangements for dealing with Code of Conduct Complaints and Part 3B - Responsibility for Functions

Proposed Changes to Protocol 12 and Part 3B of the Constitution:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

To approve the proposed changes to Part 3B and Protocol 12 of the

Constitution.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Miscellaneous: Protocol 10 - Local Code of Corporate Governance, Protocol 8 - Partnership Protocol, Part 3C _ Scheme of Delegation (Executive) and Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution

Proposed Changes to the Constitution - Miscellaneous:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

To approve the proposed changes to Part 2, Part 3C, Protocol 8 and Protocol 10 of the Constitution.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Electoral Review Committee Update and Terms of Reference

Electoral Review Update and Delegation:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

1)    That Council delegates the preparation and approval of a response to the latest consultation of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to the Electoral Review Committee, to include approval of any final consequential changes to the submission documentation to the Director of Legal, Electoral and Registration Services after consultation with the Chairman of the Electoral Review Committee.

 

2)    To approve amendments to the Terms of Reference of the Electoral Review Committee as detailed in Appendix A, and include them within Part 3B of the Constitution.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh 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.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

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

Amendment to Budget (Bank Holiday Car Parking):

Recorded Vote status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

Budget Vote 1 (A, B, Ci, Cii, Ciii, D and S25 Approval):

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

A. Endorses the update of the Financial Plan for 2019/20;

B. Approve the growth and savings proposals summarised in the report to provide a net revenue budget for 2019/20 of £332.378 million

C(i). Set the Council’s total net expenditure budget for 2019/20 at £332.378 million;

C(ii). Set a Council Tax increase of 2.99%;

C(iii). Agree delegated changes in fees and charges as set out in Section 41;

D Endorse the Medium Term Financial Strategy and receive regular updates

on delivery against strategy to Cabinet.

And notes the Section 25 report and consider this as part of the budget

setting process.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

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 John Walsh For

Item: Capital Strategy and Programme

Capital Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

a) Adopt the Capital Strategy 2019/2020;

b) Approve the Capital Programme 2019/2020-2023/2024

c) Adopt the non-financial investment indicators (as set out in paragraph 46)

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CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Council Tax Setting 2019/2020

Council Tax:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That the Council approves the resolutions as set out within Appendix A of the report.

 

1.    It be noted that on 11 December 2018 the Council calculated:

 

(a)  the Council Tax Base 2019/2020 for the whole Wiltshire Council area as 186,013.00 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the "Act")] and,

 

(b)  for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates as in the attached Appendix.

 

2.    Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2019/2020 (excluding precepts) is £270,996,759.

 

3.    That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2019/2020 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

(a) £852,038,751 (Gross Revenue Expenditure including transfers to reserves, parish precepts and any collection fund deficit) being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils).

 

(b) £573,784,806 (Gross Revenue Income including transfers from reserves, General Government Grants and any collection fund surplus) being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

 

(c) £278,253,945 (Net Revenue Expenditure including parish precepts) being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year. (Item R in the formula in Section 31A(4) of the Act).

 

(d) £1,573.54 (Wiltshire Council band D tax plus average Town & Parish Councils Band D Council Tax) being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (2 above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts), as shown below:

 

(e) £21,702,097.02 (Aggregate of Town & Parish Council Precepts) being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the attached Appendix C).

 

(f) £1,456.87 (band D Council Tax for Wiltshire Council purposes only) being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by Item T (2 above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no Parish precept relates, as shown below:

 

 

 

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

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 John Walsh For

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 John Walsh For

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 John Walsh For

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 John Walsh For

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 John Walsh For

 

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