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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Sarah Chadwick  Democratic Governance Senior Advisor

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The Mayor reminded Council members that the meeting was an informal meeting as it was being conducted virtually and not physically present in the same location, as the law required. However, she indicated that the same protocols and procedural standing orders would apply to the meeting and the meeting was being broadcast via You Tube in the normal manner.



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)




(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.


The Council noted that there were interests references to wholly-owned companies in the Executive reports and that should discussion take place on these items, in particular regarding the financial interests of the companies, council-appointed non-executive directors would need to consider declaring the relevant interest.  Councillor Benson also indicated that she would declare an appropriate interest and if necessary leave the meeting if discussion in relation to Blackpool Transport Services Ltd took place.




To consider the attached reports to Council from the Corporate, People and Place portfolios.


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.


Additional documents:


The Executive Lead Members for the meeting presented reports to the Council on work undertaken in the Corporate, Place and People portfolio areas. The reports covered corporate, strategic and policy issues, together with work being undertaken in transforming services and with partners.  


Questions, comments and debate were invited from all councillors on each of the report areas.




1.             Councillor L Williams agreed to:

·        provide written clarification for Councillor Clapham on the reasons why further information had been requested in respect of the Levelling Up bids for Multiversity and Blackpool Central Courts Relocation schemes

·        send details to Councillor Walsh on the number of residents and businesses that had been subject to Compulsory Purchase Orders, whether contact had been made and the cost to the Council

·        provide further information to Councillor Mrs Scott on the engagement with town centre stakeholders regarding the Town Centre Strategy and Action Plan

·        confirm for Councillor T Williams whether existing club members of Stanley Park Golf Course would be given a new lease.


2.             In response to a request from Councillor T Williams for a breakdown of the profit and loss position of the Council’s wholly owned companies, Councillor Taylor agreed to provide further information subject to any commercial restrictions.


3.             Councillor Hugo agreed to:

·        provide further details to Councillor R Scott on whether materials for new housing developments had been sourced locally and were considered as part of the procurement process

·        clarify for Councillor Galley whether support had been offered to homeless people rough sleeping in the area around the Metropole Hotel.