Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Judy Cordell and Claire Heather  023 8083 2766/2412

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To authorise the signing of the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 17th July, 2019, attached.

3.

Announcements from the Mayor and Leader

Matters especially brought forward by the Mayor and the Leader.

4.

Deputations, Petitions and Public Questions

To receive any requests for Deputations, Presentation of Petitions or Public Questions.

5.

Executive Business Report pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council, attached. 

Additional documents:

6.

Motions

(a)  Councillor Hammond to move:

 

Council notes that in 2017, our city became one of the first local authorities in the UK to pass a motion recognising that the world faced an environmental crisis and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2040.

 

Since then, over 200 councils have followed those trailblazing Councils and passed motions declaring climate emergencies. Council welcomes this movement, reiterates our established view that there is a climate emergency and celebrates action already taken by organisations across Southampton.

 

Earlier this year, the city council launched its bold and ambitious Green City Charter that goes above and beyond the UK government’s targets and commits this council to be carbon neutral by 2030. To reinforce this council’s commitment, £60M has already been allocated towards projects that support the ambitions of the Green City Charter. These projects are split across the council including; £36M improving our housing stock to become energy efficient, £9M on reducing road congestion, £8M in improving cycle ways, £3M investment in public transport and £4M on including improving our green spaces and investing in electric vehicles.

 

Council resolves that there is more to do, but is encouraged by the progress made to date including; reducing its carbon footprint by more than 50%, by the end of the year.

 

(b)  Councillor Guthrie to move:

 

This Council notes that the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020 is a time when many other local authorities, not just in Britain but around the world, will be holding their own events to mark the end of the Second World War in Europe.

 

Southampton played a unique role in the effort to defend the United Kingdom's freedom. As such, this Council commits itself to the organisation of a special event for the VE Day commemoration and will work with local armed forces veterans and charities to remember the sacrifices that finally brought peace to Europe in 1945.

 

This Council recognises that many of Southampton's residents are proud of their city's struggle to defend their future and will ensure that information on the event is widely distributed and that members are kept updated on its planning in a timely manner.

 

(c)  Councillor Keogh to move:

 

This Council recognises the extreme difficulties and challenges faced by our three Further Education colleges in this City as a result of the significant cuts to their budgets since 2010 and in particular the impact this has had on our two sixth form colleges.  Per student funding for sixth form students has been frozen at £4 000 since 2013 and the rate for  those over 18 was cut by a third in 2014 from £4 000 to £3 300.

 

This Council does recognise and welcomes the recent announcement by the chancellor of £400m of additional funding for further education in England, but this does go far enough to restore the cuts since 2010 and the detail has yet to be published.

 

This Council is aware of the recent Area Reviews that have sought to place  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

7.

Questions from Members to the Chairs of Committees or the Mayor

To consider any question of which notice has been given under Council Procedure Rule 11.2.

 

 

8.

Appointments to Committees, Sub-Committees and Other Bodies

To deal with any appointments to Committees, Sub-Committees or other bodies as required.

9.

Appointment of Executive Director Finance and Commercialisation

Following interviews taking place on 16th September, 2019 to approve the appointment of Executive Director, Finance and Commercialisation.

 

10.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Exempt Papers included in the following Item (if needed)

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the exempt appendices to the following Item.

The appendices 2 to 8 are considered to be exempt from general publication based on Category 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules. It is not the public interest to disclose this because those appendices include details of a proposed transaction which, if disclosed prior to contract, could put the Council or other parties at commercial disadvantage. 

11.

Toys R Us site regeneration pdf icon PDF 349 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council on proposals for a mixed-use redevelopment of the Toys R Us site in Southampton.

Additional documents:

12.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Exempt Papers included in the following Item

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the exempt report to the following Item.

The report and appendices are considered to be exempt from general publication based on Category 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.
It is not in the public interest to disclose this because doing so would reveal information that is both commercially sensitive and detrimental to the business affairs of the Council.

13.

Report on use of delegated powers to purchase modular classroom

Confidential report of the Chief Executive detailing a decision taken under delegated powers to purchase modular classroom.

14.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Exempt Papers included in the following Item

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the exempt report to the following Item.

The report is considered to be exempt from general publication based on Category 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.
It is not in the public interest to disclose this information because it includes information relating to the Authority’s own financial or business affairs.  Disclosing this information could invite a procurement challenge from the unsuccessful bidders which, although not likely to be valid, would delay the project.  It does not include information which is required to be registered under the Companies Act 1985, the Friendly Society Acts 1974 and 1992, the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965-1978, the Building Societies Act 1986 or the Charities Act 1993 as such information will be in the public domain in any event.

 

15.

Client Case Management (CCM) system update

Confidential Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources seeking approval for additional funding to deliver the new client case management system and to outline changes to the implementation timeline.

NOTE: There will be prayers by Reverend Brian Parfitt in the Mayor’s Reception Room at 1.45 pm for Members of the Council and Officers who wish to attend.