Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 14 MB

To authorise the signing of the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 21st November 2018 and 20th February 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 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Leader, Clean Growth and Development, attached.

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6.

Motions

(a)  Councillor Furnell to move:

 

This Council notes with alarm the continuing increase in the rate of recorded crime across the country with a rise last year of 12.8%. 

 

This Council is concerned that this disturbing pattern is mirrored in Southampton with the number of crimes recorded in the city last year totalling 31,859 - a 2.3% increase on the figure for 2016/17 (which represented a 9% increase on 2015/16) and representing 20% of all recorded crime across the Hampshire & Isle of Wight police force area. 

 

Of particular concern are the sharp increases in the following categories:

·  Serious Knife Crime (up by 28.9% on the previous year)

·  Hate Crime (up by 24.7% on the previous year)

·  Robbery (up by 23.9% on the previous year)

·  Rape (up by 23.8% on the previous year)

This Council notes that between January 2010 and March 2018 the number of neighbourhood police serving the City declined by a third from 87 to 60 and presently the number stands at 47.

 

This Council, therefore, welcomes the commitment given by the Police & Crime Commissioner to increase the number of frontline police officers by 210 – as justification for an increase in the police precept element of the Council Tax – and fully expects Southampton to receive its fair share of this additional resource.

 

This Council calls upon the Police & Crime Commissioner to ensure deployment of a further 25 additional neighbourhood police officers over the coming year to boost the number in each of the City’s eight neighbourhood teams and to create sufficient capacity to respond in a timely manner to local incidents without depleting existing local services.

 

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.

Pay Policy 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Report of the Chief Executive detailing the Pay Policy 2019/2020 attached.

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10.

Connected Southampton Transport Strategy 2040 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Transport and Public Realm seeking approval of the Connected Southampton Transport Strategy 2040, attached.

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11.

Delivery of the Local Plan to Achieve EU Nitrogen Dioxide Compliance pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Green City seeking approval to accept and spend funds received from government to deliver the Local Plan to Achieve EU Nitrogen Dioxide Compliance as approved by cabinet on the 22nd January 2019.

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NOTE: There will be prayers by Carol Cunio, Chair of Southampton Council of Faiths in the Mayor’s Reception Room at 1.45 pm for Members of the Council and Officers who wish to attend.