{meta} Agenda for Council on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 9.30 am

Agenda

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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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9.40 am

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4.

Minutes of meetings held on 20 January (Ordinary), 20 January (Mayoral Installation) and 24 February (Budget) 2021. pdf icon PDF 261 KB

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9.45 am

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5.

Receipt of Petitions/Communications

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9.50 am

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6.

Retiring Elected Members - Presentations

Presentations to Councillor Derek Antrobus, Councillor Jillian Collinson, Councillor Richard Critchley, Councillor Laura Edwards, Councillor Stephen Hesling, Councillor David Jolley, 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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10.10 am

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7.

Nomination for Office of Ceremonial Mayor 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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8.

Nomination for Office of Deputy Ceremonial Mayor 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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9.

Appointment of Independent Person for Salford City Council pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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10.

Appointment of an Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officers and Associated Electoral Matters pdf icon PDF 378 KB

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10.15 am

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11.

Pay Policy Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

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10.20 am

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12.

Place for Everyone: A Proposed Joint Development Plan of Nine Greater Manchester Districts pdf icon PDF 341 KB

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10.30 am

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13.

Notice of Motion

Cladding on Buildings

 

To be moved by Councillor Ann-Marie Humphreys and seconded by the City Mayor

 

This City Council notes that:

 

1.0 despite nearly four years passing since the fire at Grenfell Tower on the 14th June 2017, which tragically claimed 72 people’s lives and injured more than 70 people, the fire at Grenfell Tower further uncovered the growing industrial and regulatory scandal in the built environment across England;

 

1.1 thousands of Salford residents are still living in buildings, and that number continues to rise, including disabled people who face compounding difficulties including lack of specific support for their needs, additional financial pressures, and the potential exacerbation of health conditions;

 

1.2 thousands of private leaseholders in Salford are paying inflated insurance and service charge costs to cover the on-going costs of waking watches, often running into hundreds of pounds every month, and will soon be faced with demands for tens of thousands of pounds more to remedy the fire safety defects. Moreover, they are unable even to sell or re-mortgage their defective properties because of a broken EWS1 process and mortgage lenders un-willingness to lend on them;

 

1.3 every year the housebuilders responsible for these defective properties bank billions in profits and pay out millions in dividends to shareholders, with The Independent also reporting back in June of last year that since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister the Conservative Party has received more than £11 million in donations from property developers[i] and The Times more recently highlighting that property developers who built flats covered in dangerous cladding have donated £2.5 million to the Conservative Party since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017[ii].

 

1.4 the Government has provided no funding to correct fire safety defects that are not related to cladding systems or in buildings less than 18 metres tall and the £15 billion expected cost of all remediations as highlighted by the Homes, Communities and Local Government Committee in summer last year, is almost three times the £5 billion designated to rectify the industrial and regulatory crisis so far.

 

1.5 the Government has also cut the City Council’s overall core funding from central government by 53% since 2010/11, reducing the City Council’s overall local authority spending power and forcing authorities to raise council tax and precepts in order to maintain vital services such as enforcing building regulations. Salford City Council alone has lost over £222 million in cuts and un-funded budget pressures since 2010/11.

 

1.6 the on-going work of the Greater Manchester High-Rise Taskforce chaired by the Mayor of Salford and the work of the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign, which has brought together local campaigns, including Manchester Cladiators from across the country and proposed a Ten Step action plan[iii]to support residents in Salford and address the industrial and regulatory crisis swiftly and comprehensively across the whole of England.

 

This City Council believes that:

 

2.0 the industrial and regulatory crisis is a scandal that punishes leaseholders and residents of Salford for systemic  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

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10.50 am

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14.

Statement of the Elected City Mayor

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Interval 11.10 am

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Please note in relation to items 15, 16, 17 and 18 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, 15 March 2021).

 

11.20 am

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15.

General Questions or Comments to the Elected City Mayor

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11.40 am

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16.

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

·         Cllr Tracy Kelly - Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing 

·         Cllr John Merry - Deputy City Mayor, Lead Member for

Children’s and Young People’s Services and delegated

functions for Planning and Sustainable Development

·         Cllr Paula Boshell - Lead Member for Anti-Poverty, Neighbourhoods, Financial Inclusion and Equalities 

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

·         Cllr David Lancaster - Lead Member for Environment

            and Community Safety

·         Cllr Gina Reynolds - Lead Member for Adult Services,

Health and Wellbeing

 

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12.10 pm

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17.

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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12.20 pm

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18.

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

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19.

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, Cllrs Lancaster, Burch and Joan Walsh)

·         The Landing at MediaCityUK Limited (City Mayor and Cllr Kelly)

 

 

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SCHEDULED FINISH 12.30 pm

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