Council - Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council House. View directions

Contact: Carolyn Sinclair/Suzanne Bennett  024 7697 2302 / 2299


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Minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

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Coventry Good Citizen Award

To be presented by the Lord Mayor and Judge Lockhart, Honorary Recorder

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Correspondence and Announcements of the Lord Mayor

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Declarations of Interest

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Matters Left for Determination by the City Council/Recommendations for the City Council

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It is anticipated that the following matters will be referred as Recommendations. The reports are attached. The relevant Recommendations will be circulated separately.

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Options to Improve the Provision of Temporary Accommodation for Homeless Families Through Property Acquisition pdf icon PDF 285 KB

From the Cabinet, 15 March 2022

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Transforming Mental Health Services pdf icon PDF 258 KB

From the Cabinet, 15 March 2022

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One Coventry Elected Member Training and Development Strategy pdf icon PDF 173 KB

From the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities, 21 March 2022

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Proposed Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 374 KB

From the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities 21 March 2022

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Amendments to the Constitution - The Code of Good Planning Practice for Members and Employees Dealing with Planning Matters pdf icon PDF 326 KB

From the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities 21 March 2022

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Item(s) for Consideration

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Annual Pay Policy Statement 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 476 KB

Report of the Director of Human Resources

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Question Time pdf icon PDF 99 KB

(a)  Written Question – Booklet 1


(b)  Oral Questions to Chairs of Scrutiny Boards/Chair of Scrutiny

Co-ordination Committee


(c)  Oral Questions to Chairs of other meetings


(d)  Oral Questions to Representatives on Outside Bodies


(e)  Oral Questions to Cabinet Members and Deputy Cabinet Members on any matter


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Debates - The Invasion of Ukraine pdf icon PDF 96 KB

15.1 To be moved by Councillor J Mutton and seconded by Councillor T Khan:


Coventry City Council condemns without reservation the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Government, led by President Putin.

Our thoughts and solidarity are with the Ukrainian people.

This war is a war brought about by Putin and is a war against democracy. Our thoughts are also with those brave Russian people who are protesting and demonstrating against Putin’s actions, despite the penalties they themselves face for daring to stand up and be counted.

We will be keeping our lines of communication with our twin City of Volgograd. Our Friendship and Twinning links are with Cities and their people, not with their National Governments. Keeping our lines of communication open could allow us to raise our concerns with our Twin City about the actions that are being taken in their name by their Government. This Council supports the suspension of all cultural, educational and sporting exchanges with Russia

Furthermore, Coventry City Council vow to be part of any refugee dispersal programme for refugees coming to the UK from Ukraine., and we urge the Government to bring forward revised policies to allow any Ukrainian fleeing the war to enter the UK without bureaucratic barriers.

This Council pledges support to all those communities  affected by this war as we will continue to be the City of Peace and Reconciliation, and a City of Sanctuary.


15.2 To be moved by Councillor G Ridley and seconded by Councillor P Male:


“In light of the recent unprovoked Russian aggression against Ukraine this Council resolves to:


·  Suspend the twinning link with Volgograd and instructs the Leader to write to the Mayor of Volgograd explaining why


·  Ask the Mayor of Volgograd to issue a statement condemning this illegal invasion of Ukraine, an independent sovereign state, and do all that he can to bring to an end this military offensive (or military operation) that has caused so much suffering and loss of life


·  Support and welcome Ukrainian refugees to the city


·  Work with other local authorities to explore the possibility of entering twining arrangements with cities in Ukraine”




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