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532.

Apologies for Absence

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There were no apologies for absence at this meeting.

533.

Declarations of Interest

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·     Councillor Beggs

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 30th November 2021

 

Minute 502 – Home to School Transport and Vulnerable Adult Transport Services – Non-pecuniary interest: Family member has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and is in receipt of Educational Health Care Plan;

 

·     Councillor Berry

 

Council – 9th December 2021

Agenda Item 4 (Public Questions) – Some of the public questioners are known to him;

 

·     Councillor Bright

 

Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee – 1st December 2021

Minutes 510 and 512 – Seaway Leisure – non-pecuniary interest: lives in the town centre;

 

·     Councillor Buck

 

Development Control Committee – 3rd November 2021

 

Application Ref. No. 21/01715/BC3 (Garages, Juniper Road, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: His company is a benefactor to a Southend Homeless Charity;

Application Ref. No. 21/01621 (Part of former Goods Yard at Station Approach, Priory Works, Southend-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: Assisted residents with the application;

 

·     Councillor Burton

People Scrutiny Committee – 30th November 2021

Minute 502 (Home to School Transport and Vulnerable Adult Transport Services (SEND) – Non-pecuniary interest: Employed as a teacher at a school outside the Borough;

 

·     Councillor Cowan

 

Development Control Committee – 3rd November 2021

 

Application Ref. No. 21/01715/BC3 (Garages, Juniper Road, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: Owns a property in the vicinity;

 

Council – 9th December 2021

Agenda Item 5 (public questions) – Some of the public questioners are known to him;

 

·     Councillor Dent

 

Development Control Committee – 3rd November 2021

 

Application Ref. No. 21/01525/BC3 (Nicholson House, 299 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has received email correspondence from the applicant’s agent;

Application Ref. No. 21/01621/FUL (Part of Former Goods Yard at Station Approach, Priory Works, Southend-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has had correspondence with residents regarding the application;

Special Place Scrutiny Committee – 6th December 2021

 

Minute No. 525 (Porters Place LLP Final RMA Proposals) and 526 (Minutes of the meeting of the Shareholder Board) – Non-pecuniary interest: Member of the Development Control Committee;

 

·     Councillor F Evans

 

Development Control Committee – 3rd November 2021

 

Application Ref. No. 21/01662/FULH (10 Ashleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: Acquainted with the owner of the property next to the application site;

 

·     Councillor D Garston

 

Development Control Committee – 25th October 2021

 

Application Ref. No 17/00733/FULM – Non-pecuniary interest: Is a retailer and a Retail Impact Assessment is mentioned in the report;

 

Development Control Committee – 3rd November 2021

 

Application Ref. No. 21/01314/BC4 (Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea: Non-pecuniary interest: Member of the organisation which oversees Menora at the application site, which was mentioned during the debate;

 

Application Ref. No.21/01621/FUL (Part of Former Goods Yard at Station Approach, Priory Works, Southend-on-Sea) – Non-pecuniary interest: Assisted residents with the application;

 

·     Councillor Garne

Special Place Scrutiny Committee – 6th December 2021

 

Minute No. 525 (Porters Place LLP Final RMA Proposals) and 526 (Minutes of the meeting of the Shareholder Board) – Non-pecuniary interest: Member of the Development Control Committee;

 

·     Councillor Hooper

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 30th November 2021

 

Minute 499 – Annual  ...  view the full minutes text for item 533.

534.

Communications

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Presentation of the Yule Log

 

Councillor Keith Evans presented to the Council a Yule Log.

 

 

535.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 372 KB

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

536.

Questions from Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 366 KB

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to written and supplementary questions received from Councillors.

537.

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, 21 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 21st October 2021, be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

538.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held Thursday, 25 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 508 KB

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Resolved:-

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 25th November 2021, be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

539.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Monday, 25 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 819 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

540.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee B held Tuesday, 26 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

541.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held Tuesday, 2 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 416 (Resourcing Better Outcomes), Minute 417 (Seaway Leisure), Minute 421 (Gambling Act Licensing Policy) and Minute 422 (Southend Theatres Contract Review), be approved.

 

542.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control held Wednesday, 3 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

543.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee A held Wednesday, 17 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

544.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held Monday, 29 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes to follow

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During consideration of Minutes 510 and 512 (Seaway Leisure) a motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was proposed and seconded.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was not carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

545.

Minutes of the meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held Tuesday, 30 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

546.

Minutes of the meeting of Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee held Wednesday, 1 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

547.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Cabinet held Monday, 6 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

548.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Place Scrutiny Committee held Monday, 6 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

549.

Minutes of the meeting of General Purposes Committee held Tuesday, 7 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 530 (Honorary Alderman Nominations) and Minute 531 (Freedom of the Borough Nominations), be approved.

550.

Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Report of Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director (Finance and Resources) attached

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The Council considered a report of the Executive Director (Finance and Resources) presenting the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/23.

 

Resolved

That the current Local Council Tax Support Scheme, be re-adopted for 2022/23.

551.

Appointments to Committees, Outside Bodies, etc

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Resolved:

 

That the following officers of the Council be appointed as Directors to the outside bodies listed below:

 

Southend Business Services Ltd and Southend Trading Corporation

 

Alan Richards – Interim Executive Director (Growth and Housing)

 

(The appointment is for the sole purpose of closing these dormant companies which have not traded for several years and are no longer required.)

 

Vecteo Board

 

Glyn Halksworth – Director of Housing

 

(The appointment Is to ensure that the Council is properly represented on this Board.)

552.

Opposition Business - Means to Hold the Administration to Account

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In accordance with Standing Order 19 the Conservative Group requested that the following proposal be debated:

 

1. To note that this Council has no confidence in the current Administration;

 

2. To remove the current Leader of the Council.

 

3. To elect a new Leader of the Council.’

 

The motions set out at 1 and 2 above were voted on by way of a named vote.  The voting was as follows:

 

For the removal of the Leader:

Cllrs Beggs, Boyd, Bright, Buck, Buckley, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, Dear, F Evans, Folkard, Garne, Garston, Habermel, Jarvis, Lamb, McGlone, Moring, Moyies, Nelson, Salter, Walker and Warren (23)

 

Against removal of the Leader:

Cllrs Beck, Berry, Burton, Collins, Cowan, Cowdrey, Dent, George, Gilbert, Harp, Hooper, Jones, Kelly, Line, Mitchell, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Shead, Stafford, Terry, Thompson, Wakefield, Ward, Wexham, Woodley and Borton (27)

 

Abstentions:

 

Cllr K Evans (1)

 

The motions set out at 1 and 2 above were not carried. (Therefore it was not necessary to deal with element 3 of the proposals.)

 

 

 

 

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