Agenda and minutes

Council Business Committee
Thursday, 8th September 2016 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Tessa Mott, Democratic Services - 01524 582074 or email  tmott@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

14.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 30 June, 2016 (previously circulated).

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of 30 June 2016 (previously circulated) were approved by the Chairman as a correct record.

15.

Items of Urgent Business Authorised by the Chairman

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

16.

Declarations of Interest

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

Members 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, Members 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, Members 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. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

17.

Clinical Commissioning Group arrangements: Cumbria and Lancashire North pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Dr Alex Gaw, GP and Chairman of Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group and Andrew Bennett, Chief Officer, Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group, to the meeting.

 

Dr Alex Gaw and Andrew Bennett jointly presented information to Members regarding a possible boundary change to create a Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

 

Members raised a number of questions, which Dr Gaw and Mr Bennett responded to. The Committee understood the reasons for the proposed boundary changes and provided positive feedback. The good work that has been done by the NHS and the Council in partnership on health promotion and disease prevention was noted and it was hoped that this would continue if the boundary changes went ahead.

 

Dr Gaw and Mr Bennett explained the next steps in the process and agreed to keep the Council informed, providing further updates as necessary.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)  That, Dr Alex Gaw and Andrew Bennett be thanked for their attendance at the meeting.

 

(2)  That, further updates be provided on progress be provided to the Council as and when appropriate.

Dr Alex Gaw, Mr Andrew Bennett and Councillor Colin Hartley left the meeting at the conclusion of this item.

18.

Community Governance Review: Petition to create an Aldcliffe-with-Stodday Parish Council - Consultation Responses pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager.

(Report to follow)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Democratic Services Manager to consider the responses received at the introductory stage of the consultation process for the proposal to create an Aldcliffe-with-Stodday Parish Council.

 

The Democratic Services Manager reported that 14 consultation responses had been received from residents in the proposed parish area. Some consultees had expressed a preference for seven Councillors, rather than five Councillors, as set out in the consultation document. Two consultees felt that the precept in the first year should be higher than the average parish tax rate in the district of £25.75 (based on a band D property).

 

It was proposed by Councillor John Reynolds and seconded by Councillor Roger Mace:

 

“That the revised Terms of Reference document should recommend five Parish Councillors for the proposed Aldcliffe-with-Stodday Parish Council, with an initial precept of £25 (based on a Band D property).”

 

Upon being put to the vote, six Members voted in favour of the proposition, with one against, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the revised Terms of Reference document should recommend five Parish Councillors on the proposed Aldcliffe-with-Stodday Parish Council, and an initial precept of £25 (based on a Band D property).

 

Councillor Roger Mace left the meeting at this point.

19.

Appointments to Committees and Changes to Membership

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the following appointments to committees be approved:

 

1.    Councillor Alan Biddulph to replace Councillor Sheila Denwood on the Licensing Regulatory Committee.

2.    Councillor Sheila Denwood to become a substitute on the Licensing Regulatory Committee.