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    Council
    Thursday, 13 December 2018 7.30 pm

    Venue: Council Chamber. Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

    Contact: Gill Scott  Email: g.scott@spelthorne.gov.uk

    Items
    No. Item

    1.

    Minute's Silence

    The Mayor will invite all present to join her in a Minute’s silence in respect for the late Past Mayor Sam Budd who passed away on 19 November 2018.

    2.

    Apologies for absence

    To receive any apologies for non-attendance.

    3.

    Minutes pdf icon PDF 109 KB

    To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 18 October 2018.

    4.

    Disclosures of Interest

    To receive any disclosures of interest from Councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for Members.

    5.

    Announcements from the Mayor

    To receive any announcements from the Mayor.

    6.

    Announcements from the Leader

    To receive any announcements from the Leader.

    7.

    Announcements from the Chief Executive

    To receive any announcements from the Chief Executive.

    8.

    Questions from members of the public

    The Leader, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 14.

     

    Note: the deadline for questions to be considered at this meeting is 12 noon on Thursday 6 December 2018.

    9.

    Petitions

    To receive any petitions from members of the public.

    10.

    Staines Park - Fields in Trust pdf icon PDF 107 KB

    To consider a report on a proposal to protect Staines Park as an Open Space.

    Additional documents:

    11.

    Recommendations of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 60 KB

    To consider the recommendations of the Cabinet from its meetings held on 21 November, see attached for (a) and (b), and 11 December 2018 (to follow).

     

    Additional documents:

    11a

    Calendar of Meetings 2019-2020

    11b

    West Wing, Council Offices, Knowle Green - Key Decision

    12.

    Recommendations of the Licensing Committee

    To consider the recommendations of the Licensing Committee from its meeting on 5 December 2018.

     

    13.

    Reports from the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 62 KB

    To receive the reports from the Leader of the Council on the work of the Cabinet at its meetings on 21 November 2018 and 11 December 2018.

    14.

    Report from the Chairman of the Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 63 KB

    To receive the report from the Chairman of the Audit Committee on the work of her Committee.

    15.

    Report from the Chairman of the Licensing Committee

    To receive the report from the Chairman of the Licensing Committee on the work of his Committee.

    16.

    Report from the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 68 KB

    To receive the report from the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the work of her Committee.

    17.

    Report from the Chairman of the Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 61 KB

    To receive the reports from the Chairman of the Planning Committee on the work of his Committee at their meetings on 14 November (attached) and 12 December 2018 (to follow).

    18.

    Motions

    To receive any motions from Councillors in accordance with Standing Order 19.

     

    Note: The deadline for motions to be considered at this meeting was Monday 3 December 2018 and none were received.

    19.

    Questions on Ward Issues

    The Leader, or his nominee, to answer questions from Councillors on issues in their Wards, in accordance with Standing Order 15.

     

    Note: the deadline for questions to be considered at this meeting is 12 noon on Thursday 6 December 2018.

     

    20.

    General questions

    The Leader, or his nominee, to answer questions from Councillors on matters affecting the Borough, in accordance with Standing Order 15.

     

    Note: the deadline for questions to be considered at this meeting is 12 noon on Thursday 6 December 2018.

     

    Five questions were received by the deadline.

     

    The first question was received from Councillor R.W. Sider, BEM.

     

    Question 1

     

    “The 9th of November 2018 saw the council holding a special Service of Remembrance for schools to mark the Centenary of the end of the Great War, and was the largest gathering of young people ever seen at Knowle Green.  That said, will the Leader and members of this council join me in congratulating the Head of Corporate Governance who worked tirelessly in the organisation and planning of this special day, together with Head of Neighbourhood Services and her team who executed the plan with supporting council staff. In essence will the Leader agree with me that this was a fantastic team effort where everyone played a significant part in its success.”

     

    The second question was received from Councillor Q. Edgington.

     

    Question 2

     

    “Following on from the question relating to the additional invitation to the Queen’s Royal Garden Party. Do you agree with our Group that the second tickets should be given to Councillors only and preference given to long serving Councillors?”

     

    The third and fourth questions received were from Councillor J. Sexton.

     

    Question 3

     

    The Borough Bulletin has just dropped through residents' doors.  Pages 12 and 13 highlight Christmas activities around the Borough?  Why is there no mention of the Christmas Fayre in Ashford or any other town other than Shepperton or Sunbury?  It is too "Leader patch" centric - who has sanctioned this?  Can the Leader confirm that the Leader and Cabinet Member for Communications were given the opportunity to sign this off?”

     

    Question 4

     

    On page 19 of the Bulletin - "County Services under threat" - In the final paragraph it is stated that Spelthorne because of the scale of the forthcoming cuts by Surrey County Council to services, will no longer be able to step in and fill the gap?  What gap is this?  The different responsibilities between Surrey and Spelthorne are clear?  What Services are Spelthorne taking up that Surrey are statutorily obliged to carry out?  I might also ask did the Leader not think that the said item was somewhat hostile to its big brother, Surrey County Council?”

     

    The fifth question was received from Councillor D. Saliagopoulos.

    This question contained information relating to a matter which is exempt within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006 Paragraph 3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

     

    The question and response will be dealt with in private (Part 2).

     

     

    21.

    Appointment of a representative Trustee

    Ashford Relief in Need

    To consider the re-appointment of Alison Blundell as a representative Trustee to the Ashford Relief in Need Charity for a further four year term until 31 October 2022.

     

    Laleham Charities – Village Hall and Recreation Grounds

    To consider the re-appointment of Mavis Duncan, Richard Stokes and Keith Vigurs, as representative Trustees to the Laleham Charities – Village Hall and Recreation Grounds for further four year terms each, until December 2022.