Agenda and decisions

Council - Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Anthony Clements tel: 01708 433065  Email: anthony.clements@oneSource.co.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

PRAYERS

2.

PROTOCOL ON THE OPERATION OF COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Attached.

Decision:

Noted by Council, without division.

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive apologies for absence (if any).

 

Decision:

Received from Councillor Sally Miller.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To sign as a true record the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 15 December 2020 (attached).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Noted that Councillor Tucker had requested to speak at the previous meeting. Minutes otherwise AGREED as a correct record.

5.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. 

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

 

Decision:

There were no disclosures of interest.

6.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR, BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL OR BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

To receive announcements (if any).

7.

PETITIONS

 

No Members have given notice of intention to present a petition pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 14.

Decision:

There were no petitions presented.

8.

STAFF EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURE RULES pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To consider a report of Governance Committee on Staff Employment Procedure Rules (attached, subject to approval by Governance Committee).  

Additional documents:

Decision:

Report to be presented at March meeting of Council.

9.

ALLOCATION OF SEATS ON THE COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive on the Allocation of Seats on the Committees of the Council (attached).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Amendment on behalf the Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 35 votes to 12 with 5 abstentions; deemed motion on behalf of the Administration AGREED without division.

10.

THE IMPORTANCE OF COVID-19 VACCINATION pdf icon PDF 590 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive on the Importance of Covid-19 vaccination (attached).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Amendment on behalf of the Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 50 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions; deemed motion on behalf of the Administration AGREED without division.

 

11.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Attached.

Decision:

Twelve questions submitted. Three questions answered at the meeting. Answers to be circulated to all Members by e-mail. Supplementary questions (for questions not dealt with at the meeting) to be responded to in writing, which will be copied to all Members.  

12.

MOTIONS FOR DEBATE pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Attached.

Decision:

A.   LOWER THAMES CROSSING

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 39 votes to 5 with 8 abstentions and AGREED as substantive motion, without division.  

 

 

B.   ORCHARD VILLAGE

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 37 votes to 4 with 11 abstentions and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

 

C.   FIRST DO NO HARM

 

Motion by Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 42 votes to 4 with 7 abstentions.

 

 

D.   SUPPORT TO VACCINATION PROGRAMME

 

Amendment by Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 41 votes to 3 with 8 abstentions; motion on behalf of Conservative Group AGREED as substantive motion without division.