Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

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19.

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2017 pdf icon PDF 439 KB

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19.1     RESOLVED – to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the County Council held on 23 May 2017 as a correct record

20.

Apologies for absence

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20.1     Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Phil Boorman, Simon Elford, Sarah Osborne and Daniel Shing

21.

Chairman's business

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LOUISE BAXTER

 

21.1 On behalf of the Council, the Chairman congratulated Louise Baxter who was made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. Louise heads up the National Trading Standards Scams Team, which is hosted by the County Council. Through the work of the Scams Team and Louise’s determination, many residents have been protected from financial fraud. Louise has fought on behalf of potential victims for many years and I am delighted that her work has been recognised in this way

 

BRIEFING FROM DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER MARK ANDREWS

21.2     The Chairman informed all councillors that there would be a briefing from DCFO Mark Andrews regarding the latest position in relation to high rise buildings in the County immediately after the conclusion of the Council meeting

 

CHAIRMAN’s ACTIVITIES

21.3     The Chairman reported that he had attended a number of engagements since the last meeting including: the Chaseley Trust Open Day, a Citizenship Ceremony, a Hire a Hero Gala Ball, the Eastbourne Samaritans  AGM, the Seahaven Armed Forces Day, the Millennium Squadron Annual Presentation Evening at Hailsham, the Bishop of Chichester’s Choral Evensong and reception, the Opening Ceremony of the Eastbourne 999 Combined Emergency Services Display and the Lord Lieutenant's Reception and Open Air Concert.  The Chairman reported that he had hosted a Summer Reception. The Chairman welcomed back the Vice Chairman after his recent period of ill health.

PRAYERS

21.4     The Chairman thanked Inspector Daniel Russell of Sussex Police for leading the prayers before the meeting

PETITIONS

21.5           The Chairman informed the Council that immediately before the meeting the following petition had been received from a member:

Councillor Tutt

- calling on the County Council to address the dangerous levels of congestion on Ashgate Road in Langley, Eastbourne

 

 

22.

Questions from members of the public pdf icon PDF 205 KB

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22.1     Copies of questions asked by Gabriel Carlyle from St Leonards on Sea, Patricia Petterson-Vanegas from Ashurst Wood, Dirk Campbell from Lewes and Christina Letanka from Heathfield and the answers from Councillor Stogdon (Chair of the Pension Committee) are attached to these minutes. Supplementary questions were asked and responded to.

23.

Declarations of Interest

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23.1     The following member declared personal interests in items on the agenda as follows:

 

Member

Position giving rise to interest

Agenda item

 

Whether interest was prejudicial

 

 

Councillor Simmons

 

 

Council’s representative on Sea Change Sussex

 

 

Cabinet report, paragraph 1

 

No

 

24.

Reports

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24.1     The Chairman of the County Council, having called over the reports set out in the agenda, reserved the following paragraph for discussion:

 

Cabinet                                                          -paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4

Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee -     paragraph 1

Economy, Transport and Environment    -     paragraph 1    

Scrutiny Committee

 

NON-RESERVED PARAGRAPHS

 

24.2     On the motion of the Chairman of the County Council, the Council ADOPTED those paragraphs in the reports of the Committees that had not been reserved for discussion as follows:

 

Governance Committee report paragraph 1 – Amendments to Constitution – Transport and Student Support Panel

Standards Committee report paragraph 1 – Annual Report

 

 

25.

Report of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 505 KB

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Paragraph 1 – Council Monitoring 2016/17

 

25.1     Councillor Glazier moved this paragraph of the report

25.2     The motion was CARRIED after debate

 

Paragraph 2 – Reconciling Policy Performance and Resources – State of the County

25.3     Following debate, and in moving this paragraph of the Cabinet’s report, Councillor Elkin moved the following amendment:

            ‘agree to the priority outcome “driving economic growth” being replaced with “driving sustainable [insert] (economic) growth’

25.4     The amended motion was CARRIED after debate.

 

Cabinet Report – Other Reserved Paragraphs

 

25.5   The Chairman reminded the Council that he was taking paragraph 3 (Educational Attainment at Key Stage 4) of the Cabinet report with the report of the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee and paragraph 4 (Superfast Broadband) of the Cabinet report with the report of Economy, Transport and Environment Scrutiny Committee.

 

26.

Report of the Children's Services Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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SCRUTINY REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AT KEY STAGE 4

 

26.1     The Chairman reminded the Council that he was taking paragraph 1 of this report with paragraph 3 of the Cabinet’s report

 

26.2     Councillor Galley moved the adoption of paragraph 1 of the Scrutiny Committee report.

 

26.3     Councillor Glazier moved the adoption of paragraph 1 of the Cabinet’s report. The motion, including the recommendations, was CARRIED after debate.

 

26.4     The motion to adopt paragraph 1 of the Scrutiny Committee’s report, including the recommendations, was CARRIED after debate on the basis that implementation would be in accordance with the recommendations of the Cabinet.

 

 

27.

Report of the Economy, Transport and Environment Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 122 KB

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SCRUTINY REVIEW OF SUPERFAST BROADBAND

 

27.1     The Chairman reminded the Council that he was taking paragraph 1 of this report with paragraph 4 of the Cabinet’s report

 

27.2     Councillor Stogdon moved the adoption of paragraph 1 of the Scrutiny Committee report.

 

27.3     Councillor Glazier moved the adoption of paragraph 1 of the Cabinet’s report. The motion, including the recommendations, was CARRIED after debate.

 

27.4     The motion to adopt paragraph 1 of the Scrutiny Committee’s report, including the recommendations, was CARRIED after debate on the basis that implementation would be in accordance with the recommendations of the Cabinet.

 

28.

Questions from County Councillors

(a)  Oral questions to Cabinet Members

(b)  Written Questions of which notice has been given pursuant to Standing Order 44

 

 

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ORAL QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBERS

 

28.1     The following members asked questions of the Lead Cabinet Members indicated and they responded:

 

Questioner

Respondent

Subject

 

Councillor Lambert

Councillor Glazier

Review of policy regarding installation of sprinkler systems in buildings and review of emergency procedures. 

 

Councillor Tutt

Councillor Standley

Lead Member meetings for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability

 

Councillor Ungar

 

Councillor Maynard

 

Number of residents receiving direct payments for social care

 

Councillor Scott

Councillor Bennett

Funding for highway repairs in Hastings and work on highways in Hastings by Southern Water   

 

Councillor Godfrey Daniel

Councillor Standley

Funding for the East Sussex Music Service 

 

Councillor Webb

 

Councillor Maynard

 

Care Quality Commission inspection  ratings of establishments/services in East Sussex

 

 

 

Councillor Charman

Councillor Bentley

Response to cases of harassment and stalking

 

 

 

Councillor Godfrey Daniel

 

Councillor Bennett

Removal of graffiti on bridges on the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road

Councillor Stephen Shing

 

Councillor Standley

Policy for temporary short term home to school transport support for families

Councillor Stephen Shing

Councillor Standley

Proposals to expand Polegate Primary School

 

WRITTEN QUESTIONS PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 44

 

28.2     There were no written questions from councillors. 

 

 

 

 

 

29.

Report of the East Sussex Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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