Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Neil Terry
Senior Democratic Services Officer
019032 21006  Email: neil.terry@adur-worthing.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.

 

If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.

3.

Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Annual Council Meeting held on Tuesday 17 December 2019 and the Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 17 December 2019, copies of which have been previously circulated. 

 

Copies are available to view at Council Minutes & Special Council Minutes

4.

Questions from the Public

 

To receive any questions from members of the public addressed to Member of the Executive in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11. There is up to 5 minutes for each question, one supplementary question may be asked arising from the original question.

 

Questions must relate to any matter the Council has power or which affects the Borough, except no questions may be asked in relation to

a)    A specific planning or licensing application

b)    A specific staffing appointment or appeal, or Standards determination

 

Public question time will last up to 30 minutes; questions will be taken in the order of receipt. The deadline for submission of questions is Friday 14 February 2020 at 12 noon.

 

Questions to be submitted to democratic.services@adur-worthing.gov.uk

5.

Announcements by the Mayor, Leader of the Council, Executive Members or the Head of Paid Service

6.

Items raised under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Mayor has agreed are urgent.

7.

Recommendations from the Executive and Committees to Council pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To consider recommendations to the Council, details of which are set out in the attached items. 

 

Full reports are available on the website as listed below.

 

 

Executive / Committee

 

Date

Item

A

Joint Strategic Committee

14 January 2020

i) JSC/079/19-20 Council Tax Support Schemes for 2020/21

 

ii) JSC/080/19-20 Council Tax “long term empty” premium and discounts

 

B

Joint Governance Committee

 

28 January 2020

i) JGC/059/19-20 Review of the Code of Conduct for Members

C

Worthing Executive

 

3 February 2020

i) Budget Estimates 2020/21 and Setting of 2020/21 Council Tax

D

Joint Strategic Committee

 

11 February 2020

i)  Delivering our Housing Strategy - Adur and Worthing Councils’ Housing Allocations Policies

 

ii) Joint Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2020/21 to 2022/23, Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

8.

Council Tax 2020/21

To consider and set the Council Tax for 2020/21.

 

A separate budget pack, produced by the Director for Digital and Resources, shall be circulated as items 8(a) and 8(b), and the recommendation from Worthing Executive, at item 7C(i), will also be considered as part of this item.

8a

WBC Budget Pack pdf icon PDF 1 MB

9.

Report of the Leader on Decisions taken by the Executive pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To receive a report from the Leader as item 9. The report contains decisions taken by the Executive, Executive Members and the Joint Strategic Committee since the last Council meeting.

 

There will be up to 15 minutes for Executive Members to make any statements on the report. There will also be up to 15 minutes for Executive Members to respond to questions on the report. These questions will not be the same as any to be asked under Item 11.

 

(Note: Papers relating to items under 7 and 9 have been previously circulated and can be viewed here on the Council’s website

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/meetings-and-decisions/)

10.

Schedule of Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive from the Proper Officer, the Director for Communities, the schedule of meetings for the Council and other meetings in the next Municipal Year. A copy of the schedule is attached as item 10.

 

The Council is invited to formally approve the dates for its meetings and to note the proposed meeting dates for Committees.

11.

Members Questions under Council Procedure Rule 12

Members question time will last up to 30 minutes, with questions being taken in the order of receipt and in rotation from each political group on the Council. The deadline for submission of questions is Friday 14 February 2020 at 12 noon. Questions to be submitted to democratic.services@adur-worthing.gov.uk

 

Questions can be asked of the following:

a) The Mayor

b) A Member of the Executive

c) The Chairman of any Committee

d) The Council’s representative on any outside body

 

Questions cannot be asked in relation to the following:

a) A specific planning or licensing application

b) A specific staffing appointment, appeal or Standards determination

12.

Motion on Notice pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Motion from Councillor Martin McCabe - Chat Benches

 

To consider a Motion on Notice, submitted by the Proper Officer on behalf of Councillor Martin McCabe, detailed as item 12.

13.

Motion on Notice pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Motion from Councillor Sean McDonald - Definition of Anti-semitism

 

To consider a Motion on Notice, submitted by the Proper Officer on behalf of Councillor Sean McDonald, detailed as item 13.

14.

Motion on Notice pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Motion from Councillor Bob Smytherman - EU Citizens

 

To consider a Motion on Notice, submitted by the Proper Officer on behalf of Councillor Bob Smytherman, detailed as item 14.

Part B - Not for Publication - Exempt information Reports

None.