Agenda

Agenda

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1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declaration of Interests

Under the Code of Conduct members are reminded that in declaring interests you should make clear the nature of that interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest, registerable interest or other interest

 

3.

Chairman's Announcements

4.

Leader's and Portfolio Holders' Announcements

Members are reminded that under paragraph 11.1 of part 3 of the Constitution, questions can be asked of the Leader and Cabinet Members without notice about any matter contained in any address.  Questions shall be limited to five minutes in total for each announcement.

5.

Question and Answer Session

To receive questions from members of the public under procedure rule no.10.  The procedure rule provides that members of the public may ask members of the Cabinet any question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the District, provided that three clear days’ notice in writing has been given to the Head of Legal and Support Services.

6.

Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To receive members’ questions under procedure rule no.11.  The procedure rule provides that any member may ask the Chairman of a board or group any question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the District, provided that three clear days’ notice in writing has been given to the Head of Legal and Support Services.

7.

Motions

To consider the following motion received from Councillor M Wyatt:

 

This Council notes:

 

Sky lanterns might look pretty but they are a serious danger to animals and the countryside, causing fires, injuring farm animals and creating significant litter problems.

 

Every year up to 200,000 sky lanterns are released in the UK.

 

In 2019, the NfU launched a campaign to urge people to email their council to ban sky lanterns on land it owns. To date 188 councils out of 333 have banned them in England and Wales. In January 2023, the NfU’s petition reached more than 100,000 signatures as more members of the public became concerned with the harmful impact of sky lanterns. The petition remains open and NWLDC has received a request asking that it consider supporting the campaign.

 

I would like to propose a motion that this Council resolves to:
 

a)     Refuse permission for the release of any sky lanterns from any Council owned public open space.

b)     Require officers to introduce a condition of contract relating to outdoor events and organised functions on land or property owned and/or controlled by the District Council to prohibit the release of any sky lantern.

c)     To provide information on its website drawing attention to the harmful effects of sky lanterns on the environment and animals.

 

8.

Petitions

To receive petitions in accordance with the Council’s Petition Scheme. 

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 30 January 2024.

10.

Robustness of Budget Estimates and Adequacy of Reserves pdf icon PDF 496 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Resources)

11.

Capital Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Indicators pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Resources)

 

Additional documents:

12.

General Fund Budget and Council Tax 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 628 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Resources)

 

Additional documents:

13.

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget and Rent Setting 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Resources)

 

Additional documents:

14.

Council Tax Resolution 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Resources)

 

Additional documents:

15.

Statement of Accounts 2021/22 and 2022/23 Update pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Resources)

 

16.

Annual Review of the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

17.

Pay Policy Statement 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

18.

Gender Pay Gap 2023 pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Report of the Chief Executive