{meta} Agenda for Council on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9.30 am


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

Contact: Mike Relph, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 


No. Item


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

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Apologies for absence

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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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9.40 AM

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Minutes of meetings held on 17 and 24 July, 2019 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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9.45 AM

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Receipt of Petitions/Communications

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9.50 AM

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Membership of Committees and Panels 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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9.55 AM

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Notices of Motion

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Rail Services to Southport

To be moved by Councillor Laura Edwards and seconded by Councillor Stuart Dickman:-


This City Council is concerned at the recent decision of Northern to switch all Southport rail services to run via Westhoughton and Bolton, rather than on the Atherton line, which serves Swinton, Moorside and Walkden Stations.


This decision, which will be implemented in December 2019, has been made without adequate consultation with local councillors and rail passengers.


We urge TfGM to make representations to Northern and ask them to consider a minimum rail service directly to Southport of one train per hour on the Atherton line, with effect from May 2020.

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10.10 AM

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A Fully Funded, Proper Pay Rise for Local Government Workers

To be proposed by Paul Dennett, City Mayor and seconded by Councillor Bill Hinds.


This Council notes


• Local government has endured central government funding cuts of nearly 50% since 2010. - Between 2010 and 2020, councils will have lost 60p out of every £1 they have received from central government.

• The 2019 LGA survey of council finances found that 1 in 3 councils fear they will run out of funding to provide even their statutory, legal duties by 2022/23. This number rises to almost two thirds of councils by 2024/2025 or later.

• The LGA estimates councils will face a funding gap of £8 billion by 2025.

• Faced with these cuts from central government, the local government workforce has endured years of pay restraint with the majority of pay points losing 22 per cent of their value since 2009/10. • At the same time as seeing their pay go down in real terms, workers experience ever increasing workloads and persistent job insecurity. Across the UK, an estimated 876,000 jobs have been lost in local government since June 2010, a reduction of 30 per cent. Local government has arguably been hit by more severe job losses than any other part of the public sector.

• There has been a disproportionate impact on women, with women making up more than three quarters of the local government workforce.


This council believes


• Local Government workers provide an invaluable safety net for people and communities across the country and without the professionalism and dedication of our staff, the council services residents rely on would not be deliverable.

• Government funding has been cut to the extent that a proper pay rise could result in a reduction in local government services.

• The government needs to take responsibility and fully fund increases in pay; it should not put the burden on local authorities whose funding has been cut to the bone.


This council resolves to


• Write to the Chancellor and Secretary of State in support of the pay claim submitted by GMB, UNISON and Unite the Union on behalf of council and school workers for a £10 per hour minimum wage and a 10 per cent uplift across all other pay points in 2020/21 - calling for this increase to be fully funded with new money from central government.

• Call on the Local Government Association to make urgent representations to central government to fund the NJC pay claim.

• Meet with local NJC union representatives to convey support for the pay claim.

• Encourage all local government workers to join a union.


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10.25 AM

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Statement of the Elected City Mayor

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Please note in relation to items  9,10,11 and 12 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, 16th September 2019).


10.45 AM

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General Questions or Comments to the Elected City Mayor

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11.15 AM

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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

·         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

·         Cllr John Ferguson - Lead Member for Workforce

              and Industrial Relations


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11.45 AM

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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 Kate Lewis - Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel


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12.00 NOON

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

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Scheduled Reports from Board Members pdf icon PDF 3 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:-


·         Working Class Movement Library (Cllr Ferguson)+

·         The Lowry Centre Trust (Cllrs Merry and Hinds)

·         Manchester Port Health Authority (Cllrs Nkurunziza, Brocklehurst, Ryan and Connor)

·         North West Employers Organisation (Cllr Ferguson)+

·         Salfordian Trust (Cllrs Hinds and Collinson)+

·         Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Cllr Critchley)

·         Salix Parent Board (Cllrs Bentham and King)


+ to follow/be tabled

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