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154.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Evans, Terry, Ward, Willis and Van Looy.

155.

Declarations of Interest

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·           Councillor Arscott

Development Control Committee – 6th June 2018

Minute 27 and 28 (17/02074/FUL and 17/02075/LBC Havens 138-140 Hamlet Court Road) – non-pecuniary interest – Personnel/volunteers of Age Concern are known to him;

Minute 31 (18/00579/FULH – 27 Glenbervie Drive) – Disqualifying non-pecuniary interest – lives in Glenbervie Drive (withdrew);

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 10th July 2018

Minute 131 – Schools Progress Report – non-pecuniary interest – Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School (Assisi Trust);

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 19th July 2018

Agenda item relating to Schools Progress report – non pecuniary – Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School (Assisi Trust);

 

·           Councillor Aylen

 

Cabinet Committee – 21st June 2018

Minute 81 – Objections to Traffic Regulation Orders – Belfairs Park Drive – non-pecuniary interest – friends live in the vicinity;

 

·           Councillor Ayling

 

Development Control Committee – 6th June 2018

Minute 27 and 28 (17/02074/FUL and 17/02075/LBC Havens 138-140 Hamlet Court Road) – non-pecuniary interest –Council representative on Age Concern a few years ago;

 

Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee – 12th July 2018

Minute 144 – Compulsory Licensing Scheme – disclosable pecuniary interest – Residential Landlord – However, as this matter could not be debated the issues of participation and withdrawal from the Council meeting did not arise.

 

·           Councillor Borton

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 10th July 2018

Minutes 122 (Primary Care Strategy), 131 (Scrutiny Committee Updates) – non-pecuniary interest – daughter is a nurse at Basildon Hospital;

Minute 128 – Annual Public Health Report – non-pecuniary – DWP mentioned and is her employer;

Minute 130 – Schools Progress Report – non-pecuniary interest – Governor at Milton Hall School;

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 19th July 2018

Agenda item relating to School Progress report – non-pecuniary – Governor at Milton Hall School;

Agenda item relating to Scrutiny Committee - updates – non-pecuniary – daughter is a mental health nurse at Basildon Hospital;

 

·           Councillor Boyd

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 10th July 2018

Disqualifying non-pecuniary interests in all the called-in/referred minutes – attended pursuant to the dispensation agreed at Council on 19th July 2012, under S.33 of the Localism Act 2011;

Minute 122 – Primary Care Strategy – non-pecuniary interest – Dr Garcia is at GP local practice;

 

Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee – 12th July 2018

Minute 144 – Compulsory Licensing Scheme – disclosable pecuniary interest – Residential Landlord – However, as this matter could not be debated the issues of participation and withdrawal from the Council meeting did not arise.

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 19th July 2018

Cabinet Member – disqualifying non-pecuniary interest in the Schools Progress Report; attended pursuant to the dispensation agreed at Council on 19th July 2012, under S.33 of the Localism Act 2011;

 

·           Councillor Bright

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 9th July 2018

Minute 108 – Air Quality – non-pecuniary interest – works for the Minister for the Environment;

 

·           Councillor Buckley

 

Cabinet Committee – 21st June 2018

Minute 82 – Requests for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 155.

156.

Communications

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The Council stood for a one minute silence as a mark of respect to former Councillors Mr Richard Brown, Mr Nigel Baker and Mrs Daphne White who had recently passed away.

157.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to written questions received from two members of the public.

158.

Questions from Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to questions received from Councillor Aylen.

159.

Petition - Parking Restrictions Earls Hall Avenue pdf icon PDF 714 KB

Petition attached.

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Councillor Davidson presented a petition on behalf of local residents containing 102 signatures requesting the Council to introduce a double yellow line parking restriction on the south side of Earls Hall Avenue.

 

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That in accordance with Standing Order 15.7 the petition be referred to the Cabinet Committee.

160.

Minutes of the Special Council meeting held on Thursday 19th April 2018 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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That the Minutes of the Special Meeting held on Thursday 19th April 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

161.

Minutes of the Council meeting held on Thursday 19th April 2018 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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That the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 19th April 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

162.

Minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on Thursday 10th May 2018 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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That the minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on Thursday 10th May 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

163.

Minutes of the Appointments Council held Thursday 17th May 2018 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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That the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 17th May 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

164.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee B held Friday, 13 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

165.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee C held Wednesday, 25 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

166.

Minutes of the meeting of Audit Committee held Wednesday, 25 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

167.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee A held Thursday, 26 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

168.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 6th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

169.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held Tuesday, 19th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in Minutes 44, 51, 57, 58 and 59 be approved.

170.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub Committee A held Wednesday, 20th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

171.

Minutes of the meeting of the Health & Wellbeing Board held Wednesday, 20th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

172.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee held Thursday, 21st June 2018 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

173.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 4th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

174.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee (PVX) held Thursday, 5th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

175.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held Monday, 9th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations in Minute 106 be approved.

176.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Committee held Tuesday, 10th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

177.

Minutes of the meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held Tuesday, 10th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

178.

Minutes of the meeting of Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee held Thursday, 12th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted and that the following Members be appointed to the Joint Scrutiny Working Party:

 

Councillor J Garston

Councillor D Nelson

Councillor N Folkard

Councillor D McGlone

Councillor K Buck

Councillor K Robinson (Chair)

Councillor I Gilbert

Councillor B Ayling

179.

Minutes of the People Scrutiny Committee held Thursday, 19th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

180.

Notice of Motion - Motor Neurone Disease Charter pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Notice of Motion attached

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That, in accordance with Standing Order 8.4, the following Notice of Motion, be referred to the Cabinet:

 

‘Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter

 

That this Council adopts the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) charter and thereby supports achieving quality of life, dignity and respect for people with MND and their carers.

 

The Council notes that over 60 councils across the country have signed up to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter

 

The Charter is made up of 5 points:

 

1. People with MND have the right to an early diagnosis and information;

2. People with MND have the right to access quality care and treatments;

3. People with MND have the right to be treated as individuals and with dignity and respect;

4. People with MND have the right to maximise their quality of life; and

5. Carers of people with MND have the right to be valued, respected, listened to and well supported.

 

Background:

 

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, five-point MND Charter sets out the rights of people with MND and their carers and the pillars of good care and support. Five people a day die in the UK from MND. It is a rapidly progressive, fatal disease that can affect any adult at any time. The disease leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. The cause of MND is unknown and there is no cure.

 

* MND is a fatal, neurological disease for which there is no effective treatment and no cure.

* MND kills five people in the UK every day.

* Today there are 5,000 people living with MND in the UK. Life expectancy from diagnosis is two to five years

* It can affect any adult at any age. Imagine being trapped inside a body that can’t move.

* MND attacks the nerves that control movement; people with MND can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work. As these nerves die, the muscles weaken and waste, leaving people locked in a failing body, unable to move, walk or talk.

Why should councils adopt the charter?

Many decisions about services used by people with MND, such as social care, housing adaptations and support for carers, are made at the local level by councillors. Currently, there are significant differences in the quality of services available to people with MND locally, depending on where they happen to live. As such, it is important that councillors, and all those working for and with the council, understand the needs of people with MND and their carers. While councils aren’t responsible for everything outlined in the MND Charter, they are a significant part of the jigsaw. When services such as social care and housing are provided in a timely person-centred way, this has a huge impact on the person with MND and their family.MND is a devastating, complex disease and particularly difficult to manage. If a council can get it right for MND, it can get it right for residents with other neurological conditions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 180.

181.

Changes to Calendar of Meetings 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 502 KB

Report of the Director of Legal & Democratic Services

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The Council was advised that the report proposing the deletion of the March 2019 Cabinet cycle was withdrawn from the Council agenda, save that the Council was asked to agree a change of date of the Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee from 11th October to 10th October 2018.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday 11th October be moved to Wednesday 10th October 2018 and the Calendar of Meetings for 2018/19 be amended accordingly.

182.

Opposition Business: Latest Developments in the Mid & South Essex STP and related healthcare matters

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In accordance with Standing Order 19 the Labour Group requested that the Mid & South Essex STP, be debated this evening.

 

Councillor Gilbert proposed and Councillor Woodley seconded the following motion:

 

The proposed changes in health and care provision in Southend and across the Mid and South Essex footprint are destined to bring lasting change to care provided to patients. That change must carry a guarantee of better patient outcomes for everyone who needs care. The recent consultation on the measures in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan did not set out the impact of proposed changes and evidence of patient outcomes has not been demonstrated despite requests from the People Scrutiny Committee, the Joint Health Overview Committee, Southend Health and Wellbeing Board, and individual councillors, over a period of 18 months. Proposals by the STP Team are still unclear even though the potential for amendment of those proposals has almost concluded.

The council therefore asks for the following to be placed on record.

Earlier this year, the Council’s response to the STP consultation expressed dissatisfaction with the STP proposals in a number of very important areas:

- We would not support the STP without better rationale and evidence for moving stroke services to Basildon Hospital

- We said that the proposals are weak in terms of guaranteeing investment in localities without the impact of which, the acute reconfiguration is not viable.

- We believed that proposals around transport and transfers were unclear and poorly defined, and would not be able to support the STP until detailed workable proposals were set out

- We found the proposals on consolidated discharge and repatriation arrangements unclear

- We noted the challenges in workforce recruitment, retention and long-term sustainability

This council believes that even at this late stage there is still not sufficient clarity in respect of these serious concerns. We further note that the consultation process reached only a small fraction of the population in the footprint of these proposals.

It has still not been made clear to residents that six out of the seven therapeutic areas consulted upon will be wound down at Southend Hospital, with patients being moved to Basildon and Broomfield hospitals. The consultation document made no mention of closing down services and wording is vague when public-facing documents refer to treatment being available to patients who seek help at Southend, but don't mention they will be transferred to another hospital for that care.

Southend Borough Council understands the reasons for change - 20,000 GP appointments not provided to patients, which will rise to 60,000 within only a few years, and hospitals in the STP footprint not performing as patients expect. It disagrees with the current process for delivery of change and wants to see a true process of consultation being undertaken, setting out the full impact of proposed changes, including the impact on patients, and clarity about what will happen to current services.

The council notes that the STP proposals are now subject to a formal scrutiny procedure. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 182.

 

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