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297.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bright, Buckley, Kelly and Stafford.

298.

Declarations of Interest

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·     Councillor Buck

 

Development Control Committee – 21st July 2021

 

Application No. 21/00344/FUL - 23-29 Clarence Street, Southend-on-Sea – Non-pecuniary interest: Applicant is known to him;

Application No. 21/01133/FULH - 1 Highwood Close, Leigh-on-Sea – Disclosable Pecuniary Interest: Property owner and applicant (withdrew);

 

Cabinet Committee – 26th July 2021

 

Minute 211 (Update on Outstanding Schemes – Scheme No. 335 – Highway Close) – Non-pecuniary interest: lives in the road;

 

·     Councillor Burton

 

Council – 9th September 2021

 

Minute *** (Councillor questions) – Non-pecuniary interest: question/answer in relation to SEND school transport as a teacher;

 

·     Councillor Cowan

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 31st August 2021

 

Minute 241 (Hamlet Court Road proposed Conservation Area) – Non-pecuniary interest: lives in close proximity to the proposed area;

 

·     Councillor Cowdrey

 

Development Control Committee – 1st September 2021

 

Application Ref No. 21/00604/FUL (Garages adjacent to 1 Shoebury Avenue, Shoeburyness – Non-pecuniary interest: relative lives across the road;

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 1st September 2021

 

Minute 259 (Questions from Members of the Public) – Non-pecuniary interest: Mentioned in the question to be presented at the meeting in the capacity of a former member of the Advisory Board of Healthwatch Southend;

 

·     Councillor Davidson

 

Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee – 2nd September 2021

 

Minute 272 (Anti-Poverty Strategy) – Non-pecuniary interest: Volunteer with Southend Foodbank;

 

 

 

·     Councillor Dent

 

Development Control Committee – 1st September 2021

 

Application Ref No. 21/00220/FUL (613 to 619 and Garages to rear of 593 to 647 Southchurch Road) – Non-pecuniary interest: Contacted by residents about the application;

 

Council – 9th September 2021

 

Minute *** (Opposition Business) – Non-pecuniary interest: Ambassador for White Ribbon which was mentioned;

 

·     Councillor Folkard

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 1st September 2021

 

Minute 261 (Southend 2050: Annual Review and Refresh of Outcomes and Roadmap milestones), Minute 262 (Annual Public Health Report 2020/21) and Minute 263 (Corporate Risk Register) – Non-pecuniary interest: Ambassador for Fund Raising Team at Southend University Hospital; Daughter is Head of Nursing for Paediatrics across Mid and South Essex Hospitals;

 

·     Councillor D Garston

 

Development Control Committee – 21st July 2021

 

Application Nos. 21/00289/FUL & 21/00416/LBC - Cockethurst, Eastwoodbury Lane, Eastwood – Non-pecuniary interest: Applicant known to him;

Application No. 21/01133/FULH - 1 Highwood Close, Leigh-on-Sea – Disqualifying non-pecuniary interest: Applicant is a fellow Councillor, Member of the Committee and a personal friend (withdrew);

 

·     Councillor Harp

 

Licensing Committee – 16th August 2021

 

Minute 233 (Consultation on the Council’s Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has associations with SAVS which was mentioned in the report.

 

·     Councillor Jones

 

Development Control Committee – 1st September 2021

 

Application Ref No. 21/00711/FULM (Land East of Fossets Way) – Non-pecuniary interest: Son is about to start as a Transport Assistant at the Council;

 

 

Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee – 2nd September 2021

 

Minute 276 (Land at Prince Avenue) – Non-pecuniary interest: Vehicle manufacture mentioned in the debate on the item, husband is employed in the vehicle manufacture industry;

 

Council – 9th September 2021

 

Minute 300  ...  view the full minutes text for item 298.

299.

Communications

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Minutes Silence

 

The Council remained silent for one minute as a mark of respect to the victims of the 9/11 terror attack and to Brian Kelly, former Councillor and Mayor of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in 2013/14, who sadly passed away recently.

300.

Questions from Members of the Public

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

301.

Questions from Members of the Council

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

302.

Minutes of the meeting of Extraordinary Council held on Monday, 12 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:-

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday 12th July 2021, be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

303.

Minutes of the meeting of Council held on Thursday, 15 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 454 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 15th July 2021, be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

304.

Petition - Parking Permits Jena Close, Waterloo and Maya Close pdf icon PDF 4 KB

Prayer of the Petition attached

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Councillor Cox presented a petition containing 27 signatures from residents requesting Resident Parking Permits in Jena Close, Waterloo and Maya Close.

 

Resolved;

That in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15.7 the petition be referred to the Cabinet Committee.

305.

Opposition Business - Notices of Motion referred to Working Parties pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Motion attached

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

 

To reverse the decision to refer all motions to the working parties and reinstate that all motions are referred direct to Cabinet.’

 

During consideration of the matter two amendments were proposed and seconded as follows:

 

Amendment 1:

 

To amend Standing Order 8.4 so that it reads:

 

‘Motions of which notice has been duly given, shall beformally moved and seconded and shall thereupon stand referred to the relevant Cabinet Working Party, within two months of the Council meeting, for consideration and report who shall invite the mover and seconder of the motion in question to attend the meeting of the Cabinet Working Party at which the motion is considered and afford them an opportunity of explaining and commenting on the motion.’

 

Upon being put to the vote, amendment 1 was not carried.

 

Amendment 2:

 

To amend Standing Order 8.4 so that it reads:

 

Motions of which notice has been duly given, shall beformally moved and seconded and shall thereupon stand referred to the relevant Scrutiny Committee, for consideration and report who shall invite the mover and seconder of the motion in question to attend the meeting of the Scrutiny Committee at which the motion is considered and afford them an opportunity of explaining and commenting on the motion.’

 

Upon being put to the vote, amendment 2 was not carried.

 

The Opposition Business proposal to ‘reverse the decision to refer all motions to the working parties and reinstate that all motions are referred direct to Cabinet’ was then put to the vote.  The proposal was not carried.

 

Accordingly, resolved that no change be made to Standing Order 8.4.

306.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee B held on Tuesday, 13 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

307.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held on Wednesday, 21 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

308.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee held on Monday, 26 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

309.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 226 (Adoption of Highways Policies – recommendation 4), and Minute 228 (Feed and Food Service Plan 2021/22), be approved.

 

310.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Committee held on Monday, 16 August 2021 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

311.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Minutes to follow

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Minutes:

During consideration of Minute 241 (Hamlet Court Road Proposed Conservation Area) a motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was proposed and seconded.

 

The motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was not carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

312.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 389 KB

Minutes to follow

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

313.

Minutes of the meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held on Wednesday, 1st September 2021 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Minutes to follow

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

314.

Minutes of the meeting of Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee held on Thursday, 2 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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During consideration of Minute 276 (Land at Prince Avenue) a motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was proposed and seconded.

 

The motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was not carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

315.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Cabinet held on Tuesday, 7 September 2021

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendations in Minute 281 (Southend 2050 Annual Review and Refresh of the Outcomes and Roadmap Milestones), be approved.

 

316.

Notice of Motion - Censorship of Gabriella Hirst's 'An English Garden' pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Notice of Motion attached

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On the basis of legal advice the notice of motion could not be considered.

317.

Notice of Motion - Bee Bus Stops and Green Roofs pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Notice of Motion attached

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Resolved:

 

That the Notice of Motion concerning Bee Bus Stops and Green Roofs be referred to the Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning Working Party.

318.

Appointments to Committees, etc

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There were no changes or amendments to the appointments of Committees, etc.

319.

Joanna Ruffle

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The Worshipful the Mayor informed Councillors that Joanna Ruffle, Executive Director (Transformation) will be leaving the Council and this was her last Full Council meeting. 

 

On behalf of the Council, I wish to express my appreciation and thanks to Joanna for her sterling work and excellent service and wish her all the very best for the future.

 

 

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