Agenda

Council
Thursday, 31st January, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Darlington. DL1 5QT

Contact: Paul Dalton, Elections Officer, Resources 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 29 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 240 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

Council Tax Calculation of Tax Base 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Report of the Managing Director

8.

Cabinet Reports.

8a

Overview Report of the Leader and the Efficiency and Resources Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 228 KB

8b

Overview Report of the Adult Social Care Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 198 KB

8c

Overview Report of the Children and Young People Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 285 KB

8d

Overview Report of the Community Safety Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 212 KB

8e

Overview Report of the Economy and Regeneration Portfolio; pdf icon PDF 175 KB

8f

Overview Report of the Housing, Health and Partnerships Portfolio; and pdf icon PDF 121 KB

8g

Overview Report of the Leisure and Local Environment Portfolio. pdf icon PDF 239 KB

9.

Scrutiny Reports - To consider Scrutiny Overview Reports:-

9a

Adults and Housing Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 213 KB

9b

Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 210 KB

9c

Efficiency and Resources Scrutiny Committee; pdf icon PDF 110 KB

9d

Health and Partnerships Scrutiny Committee; and pdf icon PDF 126 KB

9e

Place Scrutiny Committee. pdf icon PDF 202 KB

10.

Notice of Motions

10a

Apprenticeship Agreement

 

That this Council will sign a local apprenticeship agreement with Unison that promises to:

 

(i)       Conduct a skills audit, to properly determine this Council’s needs.

 

(ii)      Negotiate with relevant trade unions, to develop a high quality apprenticeship scheme, which ensures apprentices’ rights are respected.

 

(iii)     Select and monitor a high-quality training provider.

 

(iv)    Recognise apprenticeships as investing in future labour, rather than ‘cheap labour’.

 

(v)     Keep existing employees informed about the introduction of the apprenticeship scheme.

 

(vi)    Provide support and training for the supervisors of apprentices.

 

(vii)   Meet regularly with apprentices and their representatives.

 

(viii)  Actively challenge job stereotyping.

 

(ix)    Encourage and celebrate apprentices.

10b

Great Jobs Agenda

 

That, as this Council believes that every job should be a great job, for this Council that means workers in Darlington should be paid fairly; work in a safe and healthy workplace; be treated decently and with respect; have regular hours; have the chance to be represented by unions and be consulted on what matters at work; and get the chance to learn and progress at work and get on in life, this Council resolves to:

 

(i)       Support the TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda, which sets out the actions employers and the government must take for every job to be a great job.

 

(ii)     Ensure as an employer we continue providing great jobs for our own employees.

 

(iii)    Continue to value meaningful workforce engagement and representation through our recognised trade unions.

 

(iv)    Continue our work with employers to secure business growth that is sustainable and ethical.

 

(v)     Make increasing job quality a key part of the conversation when pursuing local economic development opportunities.

 

(vi)    Use our commissioning and procurement processes where possible to raise employment standards amongst those suppliers and providers we work with.

 

(vii)   Where appropriate, engage with government and other bodies who hold regulatory powers, to tackle issues which local authorities do not have statutory powers to address directly.

11.

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