Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 26th June 2019 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Debbie Chambers, Democratic Services - telephone (01524) 582057 or email  dchambers@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

To receive as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the City Council held on17th May and 20th May 2019 (previously circulated). 

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

4.

ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS pdf icon PDF 63 KB

5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements which may be submitted by the Mayor or Chief Executive.  

6.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 11

To receive questions in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 11.1 and 11.3 which require members of the public to give at least 3 days’ notice in writing of questions to a Member of Cabinet or Committee Chairman. 

7.

PETITIONS AND ADDRESSES

To receive any petitions and/or addresses from members of the public which have been notified to the Chief Executive in accordance with the Council's Constitution. 

8.

LEADER'S REPORT pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive the Cabinet Leader’s report on proceedings since the last meeting of Council. 

Additional documents:

MOTIONS ON NOTICE

9.

MOTION ON NOTICE - CATERING CONCESSIONS pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the motion submitted by Councillors Tricia Heath, Geoff Knight, Merv Evans, Cary Matthews and Roger Dennison;

  

“It has not escaped the general public’s attention that there were no ice cream vans in their usual spots on Morecambe promenade during the very hot spell of weather at Easter. 

 

Lancaster City Council has for many years received guaranteed revenue from leasing these sites to local business. This ended this year as Lancaster City Council has apparently decided it would make much more money from selling ice creams themselves.

 

We all know this will never be the case. It has been proved by the council’s failed attempts to run business in the past.

 

Lancaster City Council has already lost 1/2 years rental income from concessionaires and we see no evidence that the council has put any money aside to provide their own ice cream vans. Does this mean that this council no longer has any plans to provide ice cream vans on Morecambe promenade? If so, we are leaving the door wide open for unregulated traders to turn up which raises Health and Safety concerns.


Apparently it has also been the policy to cancel leases on cafes at the end of their term. This means that a local resident who has worked hard and put their heart and soul into building up a business will have this taken away from them by the council on the grounds that the council will now keep the profit.  This does not inspire entrepreneurship in the town nor does it inspire being in partnership with Lancaster City Council. Is there any member here that thinks this is a sensible or desirable way forward?  


Other cafe owners have now been told that they will not be able to renew their lease - what incentive is there to invest in or improve their business.


We propose that the Council:-

 

1)     Does not take the livelihoods of local residents away from them by not renewing their leases;

 

2)     Does not begin the business of selling ice creams on Morecambe Promenade;

 

And that:

 

3)     The Council’s priorities should be on fulfilling its statutory duties”

 

An officer briefing note is attached.

OTHER BUSINESS

10.

Appointment to an Outside Body - Community Rail Partnership pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive.

11.

Appointment to Police and Crime Panel

To consider the report of the Chief Executive.

 

Report to follow.

12.

APPOINTMENTS AND CHANGES TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Group Administrators to report any changes to Committee Membership.  

 

13.

QUESTIONS UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 12

To receive questions in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 12.2 and 12.4 which require a Member to give at least 3 working days’ notice, in writing, of the question to the Chief Executive.