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Voting record

 Council, Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 10.30 am

Item: Avon Mutual- Establishment of a Regional Mutual Bank

Avon Mutual:

Motion status:Carried

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

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

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

Amendment relating to Local Member speaking:

Motion 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.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson 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:

Motion status:Carried

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

Constitution.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson 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:

Motion status:Carried

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

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

Item: Electoral Review Committee Update and Terms of Reference

Electoral Review Update and Delegation:

Motion 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.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

 Council, Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10.30 am

Item: ICT and Digital Strategy

ICT and Digital Strategy:

Motion status:Carried

To approve additional capital budget for £11.100m to create a capital

budget for the replacement of line of business applications and various

technological equipment not normally covered by ICT budgets;

 

To note that the capital financing costs for this budget based on a 5-year

annuity at 2.53% would be £2.391 million per annum. This would need to

be built into 2020/2021 budget setting and corresponding savings

identified.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

Item: Allocation of Seats on Committees to Political Groups and Appointment of Committees

Allocation of seats on Committees:

Motion status:Carried

a)    To note the report and the legal requirements.

 

b)   To re-appoint the following committees in accordance with their Terms of Reference:

 

Appeals Committee

Area Planning Committees: Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western

Audit Committee

Children’s Select Committee

Electoral Review Committee

Environment Select Committee

Health Select Committee

Health and Wellbeing Board

Investment Sub Committee

Licensing Committee

Officer Appointments Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

Pension Fund Committee

Police and Crime Panel

Staffing Policy Committee

Standards Committee

Strategic Planning Committee

 

c)    To re-appoint those Area Boards, constituted as area committees as set out in paragraphs 13 to 15 and Appendix 1 of the report presented and within the Constitution, to comprise the Unitary Councillors for that area.

 

d)   To re-appoint the Local Pension Board established under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and consequent amendments to the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 with the terms of reference as set out in the Constitution.

 

e)    To approve a scheme of committee places which sets out the number of seats available to members of the Council and to political groups as set out below:

 

Committee

Total Number of Places for Elected Members

 

Conservative Group Allocation

 

 

(66 seats)*

Liberal Democrat Group Allocation

 

(20 seats)

Labour Group Allocation

 

 

 

(3 seats)

Independent Group Allocation

 

 

(9 seats)

Strategic Planning

    

11

      

8

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

Area Planning Committees

 

North

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

0

 

South

 

11

 

7

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

East

 

8

 

7

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

West

 

11

 

7

 

3

 

0

 

1

 

Licensing

 

12

 

8

 

3       

 

 0 

 

 

 1

 

Electoral Review

 

10

 

6

 

2

 

1

 

1

Overview and Scrutiny Management

 

15

 

10

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

Children’s

Select

 

13

 

9

 

3

 

0

 

1

 

Environment Select

 

 

13

 

8

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

Health Select

 

 

13

 

8

 

3

 

0

 

2

 

Standards

 

11

 

 

8

 

2

 

0

 

1

Police and Crime Panel

 

7

 

5

 

1

 

0

 

1

 

Audit

 

 

11

 

7

 

         2

 

 1

 

1

Appeals

 

 

8

 

5

 

2

 

0

 

1

Staffing Policy

 

 

9

 

6

 

2

 

1

 

0

Officer Appointments

 

 

5

 

4

     

1

          

0

 

0

Pension Fund

 

 

5

 

3

       

1

         

0

 

1

TOTALS:

184

124

(123.918)

37

(37.551)

6

(5.663)

17

(16.898)

 

 

f)     To appoint councillors to serve on those committees in accordance with the agreed scheme of committee places, until the next occasion membership is reviewed under the provisions of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989.

 

g)   To appoint substitute members (to a maximum of four per group) to the committees referred to in (b) above.

 

h)   To appoint those councillors representing electoral divisions to their respective area boards as set out in the report

 

 

i)     To re-appoint four non-voting co-opted members until May 2021 as follows:

 

Mr Richard Baxter

Mr Philip Gill MBE

Mr Michael Lockhart

Miss Pam Turner

 

j)     Re-appoint the following persons as Independent Persons each for a four-year term (until 2021):

 

                        Mr Tony Drew

                        Mrs Caroline Baynes

                        Mr Stuart Middleton

 

k)    To reappoint the following non-elected members to the Children’s Select Committee:

 

Non-Elected Voting Members

Representing

Vacancy

Church of England

Dr Mike Thompson

Clifton Diocese Roman Catholic Church

Vacancy

Parent Governor (Secondary- maintained)

Vacancy

Parent Governor (Secondary – academy)

Vacancy

Parent Governor (Special Educational Needs)

Vacancy

Parent Governor (Primary)

Non-Elected Non-Voting Members

Representing

Maisy Humphrey

(Sub Declan Kiely)

School, Children and Young People representatives

Ms Jen Jones

Further Education Representative

Miss Sarah Busby

Secondary Schools Head Teacher Representative

Miss Tracy Cornelius

Primary School Head Teacher Representative

Mr John Hawkins

School Teacher Representative

 

l)     To re-appoint the following co-opted members to the Wiltshire Pension Fund Committee:

 

Name

Representing

Cllr Brian Ford

Swindon Borough Councillor (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

Cllr Steve Allsopp.

Swindon Borough Councillor (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

Chris Moore

 

 

 

Employer Representative

Diane Hall

Employer Representative

Stuart Dark

Scheme Member Observer- appointed by Unison

Mike Pankiewicz

Scheme Member Observer- appointed by Unison

 

To reappoint the Investment Sub Committee in accordance with its Terms of reference with the following co-opted members:

 

Name

Representing

Cllr Brian Ford

Swindon Borough (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

 

Cllr Gordon King

 

Wiltshire Council member of Wiltshire Pension Fund Committee.

 

 

m)  To re-appoint the Local Pension Board under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 until the expiry of the 4 year term and to re-appoint the Chairman for a further 1 year term.

 

Name

Representing

Howard Pearce

Independent Chairman

David Bowater

Scheme Member Representative

Barry Reed

Scheme Member Representative

Mike Pankiewicz

Scheme Member Representative

Sarah Holbrook

Employer Member Representative

Cllr Richard Britton

Employer Member Representative

Vacancy

Employer Member Representative

 

 

n)   To re-appoint the following co-opted members to the Police and Crime Panel:

 

Name

Representing

Cllr Alan Bishtop

Swindon Borough Council (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

Cllr Caryl Sydney Smith

Swindon Borough Council (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

Cllr Junab Ali

Swindon Borough Council (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

Cllr Abdul Amin

Swindon Borough Council (as determined by Swindon Borough Council)

Mamie Beasant

 

 

Independent co-optee

Anna Richardson

Independent co-optee

 

o)   To appoint Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the following meetings:

Committee

Chairman

Vice-Chairman

Area Planning Committee – Eastern

Mark Connolly

Paul Oatway

Area Planning Committee – Northern

Tony Trotman

Peter Hutton

Area Planning Committee – Southern

Fred Westmoreland

Richard Britton

Area Planning Committee – Western

Christopher Newbury

Jonathon Seed

Audit Committee

Richard Britton

Stewart Dobson

Health and Wellbeing Board (Chairman only)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE

 NA

Licensing Committee

Peter Hutton

Jose Green

Officer Appointments

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE

John Thomson

Pension Fund Committee

Tony Deane

Roy While

Staffing Policy Committee

Allison Bucknell

Tony Jackson

Standards Committee

Paul Oatway

Howard Greenman

Strategic Planning Committee

Fleur de Rhé-Philipe

Derek Brown

 

p)   To note that the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, the Scrutiny Select Committees, the Police and Crime Panel and the Area Boards will be asked to elect their respective Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen at their first meeting following the annual meeting of council.

 

q)    To note that the Appeals Committee does not meet as a formal committee.However, three members who have undergone appropriate training are drawn from its membership to form Appeal Panels to consider and determine various types of appeals. No appointment of chairman or vice-chairman to the committee is therefore necessary. Each panel when convened will elect its own chairman.

 

r)    That Council appoint the following 6 members to serve as Council representatives on the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority:

 

Conservatives (4)

Liberal Democrat (1)

Independent (1)

Peter Hutton

Bob Jones

Ernie Clark

Christopher Newbury

 

 

Paul Oatway QPM

 

 

Pip Ridout

 

 

 

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

Item: Proposed Changes to the Constitution

Proposed Changes to the Constitution:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

 Extraordinary Meeting, Council, Monday, 25th March, 2019 9.30 am

Item: Electoral Review - Division Boundaries and Submission

Proposed Amendment to the Draft Submission to the LGBCE:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Draft Submission to the LGBCE:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Item: Electoral Review - Division Names

Amendment to Proposed Division Names:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Division Names for Draft Submission:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson Non-voting

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

Item: Treasury Management Strategy 2019/2020

Treasury Management Strategy:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

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

Amendment to Budget (Bank Holiday Car Parking):

Motion status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

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

Motion 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.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson Against

Budget Vote 2 (Civ, Cv, Cvi):

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Item: Capital Strategy and Programme

Capital Strategy:

Motion 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)

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

Item: Council Tax Setting 2019/2020

Council Tax:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Item: Pay Policy Statement

Pay Policy Statement:

Motion status:Carried

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

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Sarah Gibson For

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

Motion 12 Safe Passage Our Turn Campaign:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

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

Acknowledging a Climate Emergency and proposing the way forward:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Item: Notice of Motion - Environment and Global Warming

Motion 15 - Environment and Global Warming:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson For

Item: Proposed Changes to the Constitution

Proposed Changes to the Constitution:

Motion 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 Sarah Gibson Non-voting

 

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