Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

454.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Cox.

455.

Declarations of Interest

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·           Councillor Ayling

 

Development Control Committee 7th October 2020

 

Minute 416 (1 Highwood Close, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: The applicant is a fellow Councillor;

 

·           Councillor Beck

 

Development Control Committee – 9th September 2020

 

Minute 358 (Land Rear of 26-30 Lime Avenue) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has received an email from the applicant;

 

Development Control Committee 7th October 2020

 

Minute 413 (Beaumont Court and Richmond House – 71 Victoria Avenue) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: Has been in correspondence with residents for months regarding this application

Minute 416 (1 Highwood Close, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: The applicant is a fellow Councillor;

Minute 417 (159 Burges Road, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: Friend lives close to the application site.

 

·           Councillor Borton;

 

Health and Wellbeing Board – 8th September 2020

 

Minute 340 (Covid-19 Pandemic Updates) – Non-pecuniary interest: EPUT mentioned – daughter is a ward manager of one of the mental health units at Basildon Hospital;

 

Development Control Committee – 9th September 2020

 

Minute 358 (Land Rear of 26-30 Lime Avenue) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has received an email from the applicant;

Minute 359 (8 Richmond Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: has been in correspondence with the objector;

Minute 341 (Airport Parking, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent) and Minute 342 (Airport Surface Access Strategy) – Non-pecuniary interest: Niece works at Southend Airport;

 

Cabinet – 15th September 2020

 

Minute 379 (Fire Safety Report) – Non-pecuniary interest: Non-Executive Director South Essex Homes;

 

Development Control Committee 7th October 2020

Minute 416 (1 Highwood Close, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: The applicant is a fellow Councillor;

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 12th October 2020

 

Minute 427 (SO46 Report) – Pecuniary interest (withdrew);

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 13th October 2020

 

Minute 439 (Changes to Acute Mental Health Beds in South Essex) – Pecuniary interest: daughter is a ward manager of one of one of the mental health units affected (withdrew);

 

·           Councillor  Boyd

 

Cabinet – 15th September 2020

 

Minute 384 (Potential amalgamation of Chalkwell Infant and Chalkwell Junior Schools – Consultation) – Non-pecuniary interest: Knows some of the Governors and former governors at the schools mentioned;

 

·           Councillor Burzotta

 

Council – 29th October 2020

 

Minute 457 (Public Questions: Hamlet Court Road Conservation Area Designation) – Non-pecuniary interest: family has business in the area and is a resident in Hamlet Court Road;

 

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 13th October 2020

 

Minute 439 (Changes to Acute Mental Health Beds in South Essex) – Family member works in care home setting - Non-pecuniary interest;

 

·           Councillor Chalk

 

Development Control Committee – 9th September 2020

 

Minute 358 (Land Rear of 26-30 Lime Avenue) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has received an email from the applicant;

 

Development Control Committee 7th October 2020

Minute 416 (1 Highwood Close, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: The applicant is a fellow Councillor;

 

·           Councillor Collins

 

Council – 29th October 2020

 

Item 7 – Petition – Non -Pecuniary Interest – Has met with the Petitioners and advised them on the process;

 

Development  Control Committee – 9  ...  view the full minutes text for item 455.

456.

Communications

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David Elf – Minutes Silence

 

The Council held a one minute’s silence as a mark of respect to former Southend-on-Sea Borough Councillor, Mr David Elf, who sadly passed away recently.

 

Simon Leftley MBE

 

The Worshipful the Mayor informed the Council that Simon Leftley, the Council’s former Deputy Chief Executive (People), had received the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists 2020 in recognition of the outstanding services to People with Learning Disabilities in Southend and Essex. 

 

On behalf of the Council the Mayor extended its congratulations to Simon Leftley for his well-deserved award.

 

457.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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The relevant Executive Councillors responded to written questions received from the public.

458.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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The relevant Executive Councillors responded to questions received from Councillors.

459.

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 10th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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Resolved:-

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 15th September be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

460.

Petition - Wren Avenue Lower Speed Limit and introduce one-way pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Prayer of Petition attached

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The Democratic Services Team had received a petition from Ms Ventura containing 19 signatures from local residents calling on the Council to lower the speed limit and introduce a one-way system in Wren Road.

 

Resolved:

 

That, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15.7, the petition stands referred to the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) for consideration.

 

 

 

 

461.

Minutes of the Meeting of Licensing Sub Committee B held on Monday 20th July 2020 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

462.

Minutes of the Meeting of Licensing Sub Committee B held on Friday 4th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

463.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Wellbeing Board held on Tuesday 8th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

464.

Minutes of the Meeting of Development Control Committee held on Wednesday 9th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

465.

Minutes of the Meeting of Licensing Sub Committee A held on Monday 14th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

466.

Minutes of the Meeting of Cabinet Committee held on Monday 14th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

467.

Minutes of the Meeting of Cabinet held on Tuesday 15th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations in Minutes 376, 381, 383, 385, 386, 388 and 389, be approved.

468.

Minutes of the Meeting of Cabinet Committee held on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

469.

Minutes of the Meeting of Special Cabinet Committee held on Tuesday 6th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations in Minute 407, be approved.

470.

Minutes of the Meeting of Development Control Committee held on Wednesday 7th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

471.

Minutes of the Meeting of Licensing Sub Committee B held on Thursday 8th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

472.

Minutes of the Meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held on Monday 12th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

473.

Minutes of the Meeting of Appeals Committee A held on Tuesday 13th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

474.

Minutes of the Meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held on Tuesday 13th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

475.

Minutes of the Meeting of Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee held on Thursday 15th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

476.

Notice of Motion - Street Prostitution in Southend pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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Resolved:

 

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

 

‘Street Prostitution in Southend-on-Sea

 

Street prostitution has existed in Southend-on-Sea, especially in the area around York Road and Ambleside Drive for many, many years. Various police operations have succeeded in moving the women selling sex from one road to another and various organisations have tried to support women selling sex but no intervention has had a significant impact on reducing the number of women selling sex or on the numbers of men buying sex.

 

Women who sell sex are at significant risk of psychological, emotional, physical and sexual harm. The psychological impacts of selling sex are immense and multiply the longer a woman remains in prostitution. Trauma responses make managing everyday life more difficult, so accessing services and agencies is more challenging which, in turn, leads to increased vulnerability and further exploitation. Being in prostitution becomes a cycle that is incredibly difficult to break.

 

There is also a significant impact on the local community with high levels of anti-social behaviour as a result of the women selling sex and the men in the area who are pimping the women or buying sex, including drug-dealing, hazardous litter and noise nuisance.

 

Southend-on-Sea needs a long term and coherent approach to street prostitution within the Borough that seeks to end the harms caused by those who purchase sex.

 

This Council resolves:

 

·         to recognise street prostitution as adult sexual exploitation and a form of violence against women and girls, to acknowledge it as such in the Borough’s violence and vulnerability strategy and to consider the specific needs of women who sell sex on the street in the strategy.

·         to recognise the public health risks associated with street prostitution and ensure harm reduction measures are in place for women selling sex on the street, including provision of condoms and sexual health testing in a way that is truly accessible to women.

·         to enable departments within the Council to work with local third sector organisations to develop exiting pathways that allow women who wish to stop selling sex to do so, including helping to facilitate a forum for services to fast-track women into trauma-informed support, promoting collaborative working and holding organisations to account for the support they offer.

·         that, once exiting pathways are in place that are shown to be appropriate and working to enable women to exit street prostitution, the focus moves to ending street prostitution in the Borough and sending a clear message that this town will not tolerate perpetration of sexual harm.’

 

Proposed by: Cllr Helen McDonald

Seconded by: Cllr Dan Nelson

 

 

477.

Opposition Business - Collapse of Robin Hood Energy

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By virtue of Standing Order 19 the Conservative Group requested that the collapse of Robin Hood Energy be placed on the agenda for discussion and accordingly the matter was debated.

 

478.

Appointments and Amendments to Committees etc. pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the change to the membership of the Health and Adult Social Care Working Party as set out on page 153 of the Council book, be approved.

 

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