Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Andy Cottell  01273 481935

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42.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 426 KB

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42.1     RESOLVED  - to confirm as a correct record the minutes of the County Council meeting held on 15 October 2019 as a correct record.

43.

Apologies for absence

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43.1     Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Phil Boorman, Charles Clark, Martin Clarke, Deidre Earl-Williams, Kathryn Field, Andy Smith and Steve Wallis.

44.

Chairman's business

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PROJECT RULDOLPH

 

44.1     The Chairman reminded all councillors that each Christmas presents are collected at the main council offices in Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes for children whose families live in financial crisis and who would not otherwise receive a present. This project is very much valued by the Children and families and I would ask that you support the project by donating a gift by the deadline of 13 December. There is also a cash box for any councillor wishing to make a donation . Many thanks to all those who have already donated including the Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne who have donated a number of family tickets.

 

CHAIRMAN’S ACTIVITIES

 

44.2     The Chairman reported that he and the Vice Chairman had attended a number of events since the last County Council meeting including a number of Remembrance Services. In November, they had hosted a Tea Party in Bexhill to celebrate, on behalf of the Council, the work of volunteers in East Sussex. The Chairman reported that the was in awe of the contribution that the many thousands of volunteers make every day and that the event was a small token to show our appreciation for these unsung heroes. The Chairman had also attended a Drive Safe Stay Alive event.

PRAYERS

44.3     The Chairman thanked Father Jim Horton for leading the prayers before the meeting.

 

PETITIONS

44.4     The following petitions were presented by members immediately before the meeting:

 

Councillor Osborne                                                                                            

- calling on the County Council to work with Sussex Police to enforce the 7.5 tonne limit on HGVs through Ditchling and to find a sustainable solution  

 

Councillors Rodohan                                                                                             

- calling on the County Council to install parking restrictions in Arundel Road, Eastbourne between St. Anne’s Road and Carew Road

 

Councillor Ungar

 

calling on the County Council to address the poor state of Osborne Road, Eastbourne following roadworks undertaken in August 2019introduce traffic calming measures in Cavendish Avenue, Eastbourne 

 

 

 

45.

Questions from members of the public pdf icon PDF 424 KB

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45.1     Copies of questions from Gabriel Carlyle from St Leonards on Sea, Julia Hilton from Hastings, Frances Witt from Lewes and Arnold Simanowitz from Lewes and the answers from Councillor Fox (Chair of the Pension Committee) are attached to these minutes. Supplementary questions were asked and responded to.

46.

Declarations of Interest

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46.1     There were no declarations of interest

47.

Reports

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

 

Cabinet report - paragraph 1 (Reconciling Policy, Performance and Resources), paragraph 2 (Scrutiny Review of the Changing Care Market: Adult Social Care Workforce) and paragraph 3 (Scrutiny Review of Support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children)

People Scrutiny Committee report - paragraph 1 (Scrutiny Review of the Changing Care Market: Adult Social Care Workforce) and paragraph 2 (Scrutiny Review of Support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children)

 

 

 

48.

Report of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 313 KB

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Paragraph 1 – Reconciling Policy Performance and Resources

 

48.1     Councillor Glazier moved the reserved paragraph of the Cabinet report

 

48.2     The motion was CARRIED after debate

 

Paragraphs 2 (Scrutiny Review of the Changing care market) and 3 (Scrutiny review of the support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children)

 

48.3     The Chairman reminded the Council that he was taking paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Cabinet report with the report of the People Scrutiny

49.

Report of the People Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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PARAGRAPH 1 – SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE CHANGING CARE MARKET: ADULT SOCIAL CARE WORKFORCE

 

49.1     The Chairman reminded the Council that he was taking paragraph 1 of this report with paragraph 2 of the Cabinet report.

 

49.2 Councillor Davies moved the adoption of paragraph 1 of the Scrutiny Committee report.

 

49.3 Councillor Glazier moved the adoption of paragraph 2 of the Cabinet’s report. The motion, including the recommendations, was CARRIED after debate.

 

49.4 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.

 

PARAGRAPH 2 – SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE SUPPORT FOR UNACCOMPANIED ASYLUM SEEKING CHILDREN

 

49.5 The Chairman reminded the Council that he was taking paragraph 2 of this report with paragraph 3 of the Cabinet report.

 

49.6 Councillor Davies moved the adoption of paragraph 2 of the Scrutiny Committee report.

 

49.7 Councillor Glazier moved the adoption of paragraph 3 of the Cabinet’s report. The motion, including the recommendations, was CARRIED after debate.

 

49.8 The motion to adopt paragraph 2 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.

50.

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

Questioner

Respondent

Subject

 

Councillor Osborne

Councillor Claire Dowling

Possibility to consider a formal agreement being entered into between East Sussex and West Sussex County Council’s to be entered into allowing residents living close to the County border to use the nearest Household Waste Recycling Site without incurring a charge.

 

Councillor Lambert

Councillor Claire Dowling

Budget for installation of dropped kerbs

 

Councillor Tutt

Councillor Glazier

Opportunity for Group Leaders to consider the possibility of a Transformation Programme for East Sussex 

 

Councillor Godfrey Daniel

Councillor Standley

Benefit Public schools with charitable status have in relation to waste disposal costs when compared with state funded schools     

 

Councillor Whetstone

Councillor Claire Dowling

Disposal of waste across county borders at Household Waste Recycling sites

   

Councillor Stephen Shing

Councillor Claire Dowling

Whether the introduction of charging for

certain items at HWRS has resulted in an increase in fly-tipping and the income received over the past 12 months as a result of the introduction of charging

 

Councillor Whetstone

Councillor Glazier

Trusteeship of Ashdown Forest and funding of the Conservators

 

Councillor Stephen Shing

Councillor Claire Dowling

Recent flooding of many roads in the County and gully emptying policy.

 

WRITTEN QUESTIONS PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 44

 

50.2     There were no written questions from councillors.