Agenda

Council - Tuesday, 17th January, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council House. View directions

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

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1.

Apologies

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2.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 December 2022 pdf icon PDF 458 KB

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3.

Correspondence and Announcements of the Lord Mayor

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4.

Petitions

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5.

Declarations of Interest

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

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6.

Council Tax Premiums for Empty Properties and Second Homes pdf icon PDF 305 KB

From the Cabinet, 13 December 2022

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Public Realm 'Phase 6' pdf icon PDF 302 KB

From the Cabinet, 13 December 2022

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It is anticipated that the following matter will be referred as Recommendations from Cabinet, 10 January 2023. The report is attached. The relevant Recommendations will be circulated separately.

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Appointment of Proper Officers and Appointments Panel pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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Item for Consideration

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Polling District and Polling Place Review pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

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10.

Question Time

10.1  Written Question – There are no written questions

 

10.2  Oral Questions to Chairs of Scrutiny Boards/Chair of Scrutiny

Co-ordination Committee

 

10.3  Oral Questions to Chairs of other meetings

 

10.4  Oral Questions to Representatives on Outside Bodies

 

10.5  Oral Questions to Cabinet Members and Deputy Cabinet Members on any matter

 

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Statements

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12.

Debate - War in Ukraine

12.1  To be moved by Councillor P Male and seconded by Councillor M Lapsa:

 

As we approach the first anniversary of the conflict, this Council

 reaffirms its support for the people of Ukraine.

 

12.2   To be moved by Councillor AS Khan and seconded by Councillor

  G Lloyd:

 

The Elections Act 2022 was passed by Parliament in April 2022, requiring voters in Great Britain to show photo ID before being issued with a ballot paper at UK elections and local elections in England.  

This Council believes that the requirement of the Act for voters to show photo ID before being issued with a ballot paper is unnecessary; it addresses a problem that doesn’t exist. 

This Council is committed to encouraging greater participation in elections and believes that the requirement for electors to show photo identification when voting will be a deterrent to voters who don’t possess valid photo ID.

 

This Council urges the Government not to implement this policy or, at the very least, postpone the necessity of voter ID at polling stations until a prolonged National Information Campaign can be implemented.

There has been very little publicity around this issue, and we believe that many voters will be turned away at the polls for not having the necessary documentation and will therefore be disenfranchised”.

 

 

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