Council - Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 10.00 am
Venue: The Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension
Contact: Donald Connolly
The Lord Mayor's Announcements and Special Business
To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2019.
Notice of Motion: Fireworks
This Council notes:
Fireworks are used by people throughout the year to mark different events. While they can bring much enjoyment to some people, they can cause significant problems and fear for other people and animals.
This Council resolves:
· to seek to require all public firework displays within the local authority boundaries to be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people
· to request that the City Solicitor investigate powers available to do so and report options back to Council at a future meeting
· to ask the Chief Executive to write to the relevant Secretary of State urging them to introduce legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90dB for those sold to the public for private displays
· to recommend to the Executive a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people – including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks
· to encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks for public display
Proposed by Councillor Stanton, Seconded by Councillor A Simcock and also signed by Councillors H Priest, Rawlins, Lovecy and Reid.
Notice of Motion: No Idling Zones
This Council Notes:
1. Poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK with air pollution estimated to contribute to the equivalent of 181 deaths in Manchester every year.
2. Manchester is fully committed to improving the air we all breathe as quickly as possible and fully committed to taking action against catastrophic climate change
3. In accordance to the ministerial direction Manchester City Council has developed and submitted collectively with the other 9 Greater Manchester local authorities and the GMCA, coordinated by TfGM and in line with government direction and guidance, proposals for a Greater Manchester wide Clean Air Zone in April 2019. The proposal includes a comprehensive package of measures to tackle poor air quality in the city, together with a multi-million clean air fund package to support people and local businesses to upgrade to a cleaner vehicle in order to support tackle poor air quality at the ‘shortest possible time’.
4. Government has yet to commit to Greater Manchester’s proposals for clean vehicle funds and implementation of the Clean Air Zone is some years away.
This Council resolves to:
1. Ask the Executive to consult with schools to look to Introduce enforceable “no vehicle idling” zones outside every school in the city with the intention of having at least four pilot zones in place by spring 2020.
2. Ask the Executive and Health and Wellbeing Board to work with our NHS partners and other care providers, to look at extending “no vehicle idling” zones outside medical buildings, in hospital pick-up areas, and outside care homes.
3. To ask the Executive to consider how best to pilot, before spring 2020, the use of enforcement powers available to local authorities to tackle drivers who leave their engines running while stationary
4. Call on the government to take urgent action to launch a public consultation on proposals to impose tougher penalties on idling drivers and
5. Call on the government to respond as a matter of urgency to GMCA’s Clean Air plan proposals for clean vehicle funds and clarify the legal criteria which Greater Manchester’s Clean air Plan will be assessed.
Proposed by Councillor Razaq, Seconded by Councillor Riasat and also signed by Councillors Watson, Flanagan and Karney.
To submit the minutes of the Executive held on 11 December 2019 and 15 January 2020 (to follow) and in particular to consider:
Exe/19/105 Capital Programme Update
To recommend that the Council approve the following change to Manchester City Council’s capital programme:
(a) Public Sector Housing – Northwards – Harpurhey 200 Estate Internal Works. A capital budget virement of £0.936m is requested, funded by a transfer from Northwards Housing Programme budget.
Exe/20/006 Capital Programme Update
To recommend that the Council approve the following changes to Manchester City Council’s capital programme:
a) Children’s Services – Special educational needs and disability (SEND) Expansions. A capital virement of £0.866m is requested from Education Basic Need Unallocated, funded by Government Grant.
b) Neighbourhoods – Abraham Moss Leisure Centre. A capital budget increase of £7.249m in 2021/22 is requested funded by borrowing, and revenue budget increase of £0.210m, funded by Capital Fund.
c) Children’s Services – Acquisition of Land at Hyde Road. A capital budget increase of £13.169m is requested, initially funded by borrowing.
Questions to Executive Members under Procedural Rule 23
To receive answers to any questions that councillors have raised
in accordance with Procedural Rule 23.
To note the minutes of the following committees:
Resources and Governance 3 December 2019 and 7 January 2020
Health on 3 December 2019 and 7 January 2020
Children and Young People on 4 December and 8 January 2020
Neighbourhoods and Environment on 4 December and 8 January 2020
Economy on 5 December 2019 and 9 January 2020
Communities and Equalities on 5 December 2019 and 9 January 2020 (to follow)
To submit for approval the minutes of the following meetings and consider recommendations made by the committee:
Audit Committee on 10 December 2019 and 14 January 2020 (to follow) and in particular to consider:
19/64 Draft Code of Corporate Governance
To recommend to Council that the revised Code be incorporated in to the Council’s Constitution.
Licensing and Appeals on 2 December 2019 and 20 January 2020 (to follow)
Licensing Committee on 20 January 2020 (to follow)
Personnel Committee on 5 December 2019 and 19 December 2019
Planning and Highways on 14 November 2019 and 19 December 2019
Standards Committee on 16 January 2020 (to follow)
Health and Wellbeing Board on 22 January 2020 (to follow)
Constitutional and Nomination on 29 January 2020 (to be tabled)
The report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer is enclosed.
The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.