Agenda

Council - Thursday, 25th November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Sports Hall, Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP.

Contact: Paul Dalton, Elections Officer, Operations Group  Email:  [email protected] or Telephone 01325 405805

Items
No. Item

1.

Introductions / Attendance at Meeting.

2.

Minutes - To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Council held on 30 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

3.

Declarations of Interest.

4.

Sealing.

5.

Announcements.

6.

Questions - To answer questions (where appropriate notice has been given from):-

6a

The Public;

6b

Members to Cabinet/Chairs;

6c

Members to the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for Durham and Darlington.

7.

Council Reports.

7a

The Code of Conduct for Members pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

7b

Gambling Act Policy pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Group Director of Services

Additional documents:

7c

Council Tax Support Scheme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Group Director of Operations

Additional documents:

7d

Eastbourne Sports Complex - Release of Capital pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Group Director of Services

Additional documents:

8.

Cabinet Reports.

8a

Overview Report of the Leader of the Council; pdf icon PDF 89 KB

8b

Overview Report of the Stronger Communities Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 148 KB

8c

Overview Report of the Adults Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 78 KB

8d

Overview Report of the Children and Young People Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 127 KB

8e

Overview Report of the Economy Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 130 KB

8f

Overview Report of the Health and Housing Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 117 KB

8g

Overview Report of the Local Services Portfolio; and pdf icon PDF 83 KB

8h

Overview Report of the Resources Portfolio. pdf icon PDF 91 KB

8i

Treasury Management Annual Report and Outturn Prudential Indicators 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Report of the Group Director of Operations

9.

Scrutiny Reports - To consider Scrutiny Overview Reports:-

9a

Adults Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 73 KB

9b

Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 108 KB

9c

Communities and Local Services Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 74 KB

9d

Economy and Resources Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 61 KB

9e

Health and Housing Scrutiny Committee. pdf icon PDF 91 KB

10.

Notice of Motion

10a

To consider a Motion submitted by Councillor Snedker, and seconded by Councillor McCollom

 

Climate Emergency

In light of the increased need for comprehensive and urgent action to avert the worst consequences of the global heating, I propose that this council updates the terms of its Climate Emergency Declaration, agreed by Council at its meeting held on 18 July 2019, by renaming paragraphs g) and h) to h) and i) and inserting the following additional paragraph g) as follows :-

g) Acknowledge the impact of decisions made by Darlington Borough Council on the emissions across the whole Borough of Darlington, measure the carbon impact of decisions taken by the Council on the emissions across the whole Borough, monitor and declare the carbon emissions of the whole Borough of Darlington.

For clarity, if carried, the Council Motion will therefore read

a) Declare a 'Climate Emergency';

b) Sign up to a science-based carbon reduction target that is consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement of no more than 1.5°C global temperature increase;

c) Work with nurseries, schools and colleges to include age appropriate learning about climate change while calling for the national curriculum to be reformed to include "the ecological crisis as an educational priority";

d) Work to make Darlington Borough Council carbon neutral by 2050 and call on central government to provide funding and powers to make this possible;

e) Work with other organisations and governments within the UK and internationally to determine and implement best practice methods to limit Global Warming to less than1.5°C;

f) Work with partners to run a conversation with residents, Trade Unions, public sector organisations, businesses and the third sector on developing a plan with the actions and milestones required to reach this target;

g) Acknowledge the impact of decisions made by Darlington Borough Council on the emissions across the whole Borough of Darlington, measure the carbon impact of decisions taken by the Council on the emissions across the whole Borough, monitor and declare the carbon emissions of the whole Borough;

h) Set up a cross-party working group to develop an action plan and milestones to achieve carbon neutral status;

i) Report the progress to Full Council every 6 months.

 

10b

To consider a Motion submitted by Councillor Harker, and seconded by Councillor Holroyd

 

Climate Emergency

This Council recalls the Climate Emergency resolution that was agreed by Council at its meeting held on 18 July 2019.  

This Council resolves to make the following change to that resolution: 

delete paragraph d) and replace it with the following :-

d) Work to make Darlington Borough Council carbon neutral by 2030 and call on central government to provide funding and powers to make this possible.

 

 

Note – Should the 2019 Motion be amended by Agenda Item 10 (a) above, the above Motion will refer to the 2019 Motion, as subsequently amended.

 

 

11.

Membership Changes - To consider any membership changes to Committees, Subsidiary Bodies and Other Bodies.