{meta} Agenda for Council on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 9.30 am

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton. View directions

Contact: Mike Relph, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Any announcements or special business (including the submission of any urgent business) introduced by the Chair.

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2.

Apologies for absence

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3.

Declaration of Interests

Disclosure by Members of “Disclosable Pecuniary Interests” (as defined by The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012), and Members’ “Personal Interests” in accordance with paragraph 12.1 of Salford City Council’s Code of Conduct for Members.  

 

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9.35 AM

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4.

Minutes of meetings held on 15 January (attached) and 26 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

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9.40 AM

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5.

Receipt of Petitions/Communications

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9.45 AM

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6.

Elected Members - Presentation of Retirement Gifts

Presentations to Councillor Derek Antrobus, Councillor Jillian Collinson, Councillor Richard Critchley, Councillor Laura Edwards, Councillor Stephen Hesling, Councillor Charlie McIntyre, Councillor Brendan Ryan, Councillor Michael Wheeler and Councillor Ronald Wilson, all of whom are retiring as elected members and not standing in the forthcoming May Local Elections, in recognition of their contribution to the City Council and the residents of Salford.

 

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10.00 AM

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7.

Nomination for Office of Ceremonial Mayor 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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10.05 AM

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8.

Nomination for Office of Deputy Ceremonial Mayor 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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10.10 AM

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9.

Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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10.15 AM

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10.

No One Left Behind: Tackling Poverty in Salford - Year 3 2019/20 Progress pdf icon PDF 5 MB

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10.20 AM

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11.

Notices of Motion

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11a

Islamophobia Definition

To be moved by Councillor Sharmina August and seconded by Councillor Heather Fletcher:-

 

Salford has a strong history of promoting cohesion and welcoming people from all over the world. Its residents have always united and supported each other in the fight against racism and discrimination in all its forms. Salford City Council therefore welcomes, endorses and adopts the working APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) definition of Islamophobia, including all of its examples in full cited as follows:

 

"Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness."

 

Contemporary examples of Islamophobia in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in encounters between religions and non-religions in the public sphere could, considering the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

 

• Calling for, aiding, instigating or justifying the killing or harming of Muslims in the name of a racist/fascist ideology, or an extremist view of religion.

 

• Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Muslims as such, or of Muslims as a collective group, such as, especially but not exclusively, conspiracies about Muslim entryism in politics, government or other societal institutions; the myth of Muslim identity having a unique propensity for terrorism and claims of a demographic ‘threat’ posed by Muslims or of a ‘Muslim takeover’.

 

• Accusing Muslims as a group of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Muslim person or group of Muslim individuals, or even for acts committed by non-Muslims.

 

• Accusing Muslims as a group, or Muslim majority states, of inventing or exaggerating Islamophobia, ethnic cleansing or genocide perpetrated against Muslims.

 

• Accusing Muslim citizens of being more loyal to the ‘Ummah’ (transnational Muslim community) or to their countries of origin, or to the alleged priorities of Muslims worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.

 

• Denying Muslim populations, the right to self-determination e.g., by claiming that the existence of an independent Palestine or Kashmir is a terrorist endeavour.

 

• Applying double standards by requiring of Muslims behaviours that are not expected or demanded of any other groups in society, eg loyalty tests.

 

• Using the symbols and images associated with classic Islamophobia.

 

• Holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of any Muslim majority state, whether secular or constitutionally Islamic.

 

This motion asks that Salford City Council:

 

 1.    Write to government ministers asking them to listen to Muslim communities and the cross-party group of MPs and peers and to adopt this definition of Islamophobia which classifies discrimination against Muslims as a form of racism.

 

2.    Continue to prioritise tackling hate crime and Islamophobia in partnership.  That Salford City Council works with partners, especially Greater Manchester Police, on a rolling basis, and will now coordinate future actions in line with this definition of Islamophobia for all Muslims.

 

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10.30 AM

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11b

Greater Manchester Pension Fund Disinvestment

To be moved by Councillor Lewis Nelson and seconded by Councillor Joan Walsh:-

 

That this Council,  recalling its previous decision to declare a climate emergency,  welcomes the reduction in investments in fossil fuels already achieved by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund; welcomes the commitment to further disinvestment in fossil fuels; and urges the Trustees of the fund to accelerate disinvestment in line with the commitments of the City Mayor and the Mayor of Greater Manchester to seek carbon neutrality and remain within the carbon budget established by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research.

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10.40 AM

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11c

Members Code of Conduct

To be moved by Councillor Les Turner and seconded by Councillor Arnold Saunders:-

 

This council reaffirms its determination to promote and maintain its high standard of conduct for Members and Co-Opted Members and requests the Monitoring Officer to arrange suitable training under the Code adopted by the Council for all Elected Members to commence as soon as possible after the Local Government Elections.

 

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10.50 AM

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11d

Single Use and Reusable Plastic Bags

To be moved by Councillor Karen Garrido and seconded by Councillor Jillian Collinson:-

 

That following the City Council’s decision to declare a climate emergency, Salford moves to becoming the first City in Greater Manchester and in the Country, to ask all of its suppliers to commit to stop using single use plastic, including the provision of single use and reusable plastic bags. It also seeks to persuade all stores and shops in Salford to supply alternative non plastic, or recyclable bags. 


We have seen the way our seas are being polluted by pulverised plastics and how it is affecting our food chain. 

 

The time has come to end this serious pollutant.

 

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INTERVAL 11.00 AM

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11.10 AM

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12.

Statement of the Elected City Mayor

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Please note in relation to items 13, 14, 15, 16  and 17 below, it is requested that, wherever possible, any questions are submitted in writing and e-mailed to the Democratic Services Section at decisionmakingandscrutiny@salford.gov.uk

by no later than 48 hours before the meeting (i.e. by 9.30 am on Monday, 16 March 2020).

 

11:30 AM

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13.

General Questions or Comments to the Elected City Mayor

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11.50 AM

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14.

General Questions or Comments to Cabinet Members on the discharge of responsibilities within their portfolios

·         Cllr Paula Boshell - Statutory Deputy City Mayor 

·         Cllr John Merry - Deputy City Mayor and Children’s

and Young People’s Services

·         Cllr Bill Hinds - Lead Member for Finance and Support Services (including Workforce and Industrial Relations)

·         Cllr Tracy Kelly - Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods  

·         Cllr David Lancaster - Lead Member for Environment

            and Community Safety

·         Cllr Derek Antrobus - Lead Member for Planning

            and Sustainable Development

·         Cllr Gina Reynolds - Lead Member for Adult Services,

Health and Wellbeing

 

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12.15 NOON

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15.

General Questions or Comments to Chairs of Scrutiny Panels

·         Cllr David Jolley - Overview and Scrutiny Board

·         Cllr Adrian Brocklehurst - Children’s Scrutiny Panel

·         Cllr Tanya Burch - Community and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Panel

·         Cllr Margaret Morris - Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel

·         Cllr Robert Sharpe - Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel

 

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12.25 PM

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16.

General Questions or Comments on the discharge of functions of Joint Authorities and Outside Bodies

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17.

Scheduled Reports from Board Members pdf icon PDF 9 MB

The following reports are submitted for information with the intention they be noted. Members who have any questions, or require further information on the contents of these reports, are in the first instance advised to contact the representatives respectively indicated:-

 

·         Booth Charities (City Mayor and Cllrs Burch, Dawson and Lancaster)

·         The Landing at MediaCityUK (City Mayor and Cllr Boshell)

·         Salix Parent Board (Cllrs Bentham and King)

 

 

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SCHEDULED FINISH 12.30 pm

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