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Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Blackpool FY1 1GB

Contact: Sarah Chadwick  Democratic Governance Advisor

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned either a

 

(a)   personal interest

(b)   prejudicial interest

(c)    disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

 

and

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

2.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 24 MAY 2021 pdf icon PDF 479 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting held on 24 May 2021 as a true and correct record.

3.

RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE AND MINUTE'S SILENCE

This Council and the people of Blackpool were deeply saddened to learn since its last meeting of the sad death of Honorary Alderman, former Councillor and Mayor of the Borough Sylvia Taylor, who served on the Council from May 1995 to May 2015.

 

Group Leaders/ representatives will be asked to pay tribute to the work and dedication of Honorary Alderman Sylvia Taylor.

 

Councillor Taylor will then address Council with regard to former Councillor Sheilagh Dyson (nee Baugh), former Deputy Mayor who served on the Council from May 1983 to May 1991 who sadly passed away last month.

 

The Lady Mayor will then move the following resolution of condolence.

 

“The Council sends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of Honorary Alderman and former Mayor Sylvia Taylor and former Councillor Sheilagh Dyson for their loss and places on record its recognition of the dedication to office of these civic office holders.”

 

Following the passing of this resolution, Council will then hold a minute’s silence, as a mark of respect.

4.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive official announcements from the Mayor.

5.

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE REGARDING THE PANDEMIC

Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health to provide a verbal update regarding the pandemic.

6.

EXECUTIVE REPORTS AND COMBINED FIRE AUTHORITY REPORTS pdf icon PDF 480 KB

To consider the attached reports to Council from the Corporate, People and Place portfolios and the Combined Fire Authority report.

 

Members are reminded that:

 

·         The Lead Executive Member * has up to three minutes to present the report, after which there will be a period of no longer than 25 minutes per report for questions/comments (a green card will give a one minute warning, red for the end of the debate).

 

·         There will be three minutes per question/ comment from any Councillor on anything within the portfolio and no limit to the number of times a Councillor can ask a question.

 

·         There will be a period of up to 25 minutes for responses from any Cabinet Member * on their area of responsibility at the end of the questions/ comments for each report.

 

* or Combined Fire Authority representative.

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7.

CODE OF GOVERNANCE pdf icon PDF 456 KB

To consider the Audit Committee’s recommendation that Council adopts the local Code of Governance and that this forms part of the Council’s Constitution.

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8.

AUDIT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 453 KB

To consider the annual report to Council from the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

9.

SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Annual Report for 2020/2021.

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10.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE REFERRAL pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To consider the referral from the Standards Committee by way of a censure following a hearing held under the Council’s Code of Conduct involving Councillor Simon Blackburn.

 

11.

STATUTORY APPOINTMENTS pdf icon PDF 457 KB

To confirm the statutory appointment of Vicky Gent to the position of Director of Children’s Services, following the interim decision by the Chief Executive.

 

To consider the statutory appointment of Mark Golden to the position of Deputy Chief Finance Officer, following the retirement of the previous appointee.

 

12.

REVIEW OF POLITICAL BALANCE AND APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 481 KB

The Council will be asked to review the political balance of its committees and consider the membership of those committees, in accordance with the Council's Constitution and the Local Government Act 1972. This is following a change in the size of the Labour Group.

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13.

REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL pdf icon PDF 444 KB

To consider the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel in relation to a review of some scheduled allowances under the Members Allowances scheme.

 

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14.

BLACKPOOL MEDAL pdf icon PDF 453 KB

The Council to consider awarding the Blackpool Medal posthumously to Brian London (Brian Sidney Harper), former British and Commonwealth boxing heavyweight champion.