Agenda

Agenda

County Council
Tuesday, 5 November 2013 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Ruthin LL15 1YN

Items
No. Item

PART 1 - THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS PART OF THE MEETING

1.

APOLOGIES

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting.

 

3.

URGENT MATTERS AS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

4.

CHAIRMAN'S DIARY pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To note the civic engagements undertaken by the Chairman of the Council (copy attached).

 

5.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the County Council held on 8 October, 2013 (copy attached).

 

6.

WORKFORCE EFFICIENCIES pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider a report by the Corporate Director: Economic and Community Ambition (copy attached) to provide Full Council with an update on the workforce negotiations and, following a positive result to the Trade Union’s ballots of their members, to gain Full Council’s agreement for implementation.

 

Additional documents:

7.

DRAFT ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY AMBITION STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider a report by the Corporate Director: Economic and Community Ambition (copy attached) for Council to approve the Economic and Community Ambition Strategy and Delivery Plan.

 

Additional documents:

8.

SCRAP METAL DEALERS ACT 2013 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Planning and Public Protection and the Public Protection Manager (copy attached) to inform Full Council of the provisions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 and request Full Council to approve the recommended delegated powers for Licensing Committee to hear oral representations.

 

Additional documents:

9.

NOTICE OF MOTION

To consider the following Notice of Motion submitted by Councillor Colin Hughes:

 

"That this council prohibits access to payday loan companies websites from council run libraries, buildings and wifi spots to do its utmost to ensure that vulnerable people do not use council facilities to access unaffordable and sometimes irresponsible sources of money lending. Instead the council will direct people to credit unions and the CAB in the hope that good advice will better guide them through their financial problems."

 

10.

NOTICE OF MOTION

To consider the following Notice of Motion submitted by Councillors Julian Thompson-Hill, Hugh Irving, Ann Davies, Peter Owen, Martyn Holland and James Davies:

 

“In light of the recent critical national average coverage of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and our long standing concerns about the running of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, we call upon the recently appointed Chair of the Board to attend the next meeting of Full Council.  We would like him to explain his plans for turning around the reputation of the Board and Health Service in general across North Wales and here in Denbighshire.  We want him also to tell us how he will rebuild the confidence of staff, patients and the general public in our local health services.”

 

11.

NOTICE OF MOTION

To consider the following Notice of Motion submitted by Councillors Gwyneth Kensler and Arwel Roberts:

 

“Council notes that:

·         Local government will see substantial real term cuts in the years ahead as a result of the Spending Review of the Westminster Government and its knock-on effect on the budget of the Welsh Government.

·         Extending the current Financial Transaction Tax on shares to other asset classes such as bonds and derivatives could raise £20bn of additional revenue in the UK a year; and

·         At least 11 European states including France, Germany, Italy and Spain are moving ahead with FTTs on shares, bonds and derivatives estimated to raise £30bn a year.

 

Council believes that:

·         Revenues from the FTT could help repair the damage caused by cuts in public services;

·         As key deliverers of local services and providers of employment, local government deserves to receive a significant proportion of FTT revenues.

 

Council resolves that:

·         The UK government should extend the current FTT on shares to other asset classes, such as bonds and derivatives, and ensure that revenue in equitably distributed to devolved administrations.

 

Council further resolves to:

·         Write to the UK Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, stating this council’s support for extending FTTs.”

 

12.

COUNTY COUNCIL FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the Council’s Forward Work Programme (copy enclosed).

 

 

 
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