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706.

Apologies for Absence

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Beck, Dear and Moring.

707.

Declarations of Interest

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.

708.

Notice of Motions

(i) Waste Contract

That this Council resolves: To procure a new Waste Contract with making weekly waste collections a mandatory requirement in the tender specification for a new waste contractor.

 

(ii) No Confidence Motion

That this Council resolves: To note that this Council has no confidence in the current Administration.

 

(iii) Removal of Leader

That this Council resolves: To remove the current Leader of the Council.

 

(iv) Election of New Leader

That this Council resolves: To elect a new Leader on the night of the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Worshipful the Mayor had agreed to call this Council meeting following a requisition by 10 Councillors, pursuant to Section 3 of Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972, to consider the three matters referred to in the requisition and the associated motions.

 

The Worshipful the Mayor was satisfied that these matters were legitimate subjects for the Council to debate.

 

(a) Motion: Waste Contract

 

The Council had before it a motion calling on the Council to procure a new Waste Contract with making weekly waste collections a mandatory requirement in the tender specification for a new waste contractor.

 

During consideration of the matter an amendment was proposed and seconded as follows:

 

Amendment:

 

‘That this Council RESOLVES: To procure a new waste contract.

In doing so the following criteria will form the basis of the procurement process.

  • The requirement for bidders to take into account the Council’s preference for a weekly collection service; 
  • The declaration by the Council of a Climate Change Emergency in 2019 and the need to significantly reduce residual waste.
  • The passing of the Environment Act 2021 and its promulgated requirements for recycling (likely to be 65% by 2035) and other environmental matters and adaptability to further changes in legislation.

 

The financial imperatives for the Council to ensure value for money principles are adhered to.’

 

A requisition for a named vote having been made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 on the amended motion, the voting was as follows:

 

For the amendment:

 

Cllrs Berry, Burton, Collins, Cowan, Cowdrey, Dent, George, Gilbert, Harp, Hooper, Jones, Kelly, Line, Mitchell, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Shead, Stafford, Terry, Thompson, Wakefield, Ward, Wexham and Woodley (25)

 

Against the amendment:

 

Cllrs Beggs, Boyd, Buck, Buckley, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, F Evans, K Evans, Folkard, Garne, Garston, Habermel, Jarvis, Lamb, McGlone, Moyies, Nelson, Salter, Walker and Warren (21)

 

Abstention:

 

Cllr Borton (Mayor) (1)

 

Absent:

 

Cllrs Beck, Dear and Moring (3)

 

The amended motion was carried.

 

A requisition for a named vote having been made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 to refer the amended motion to Cabinet, the voting was as follows:

 

For reference to Cabinet:

 

Cllrs Berry, Burton, Collins, Cowan, Cowdrey, Dent, George, Gilbert, Harp, Hooper, Jones, Kelly, Line, Mitchell, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Shead, Stafford, Terry, Thompson, Wakefield, Ward, Wexham and Woodley (25)

 

Against reference to Cabinet:

 

Cllrs Beggs, Boyd, Buck, Buckley, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, F Evans, K Evans, Folkard, Garne, Garston, Habermel, Jarvis, Lamb, McGlone, Moyies, Nelson, Salter, Walker and Warren (21)

 

Abstention:

 

Cllr Borton (Mayor) (1)

 

Absent:

 

Cllrs Beck, Dear and Moring (3)

 

Accordingly it was resolved:

 

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

 

‘That this Council RESOLVES: To procure a new waste contract.

In doing so the following criteria will form the basis of the procurement process.

  • The requirement for bidders to take into account the Council’s preference for a weekly collection service; 
  • The declaration by the Council of a Climate Change Emergency in 2019  ...  view the full minutes text for item 708.

 

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