Agenda

Full Council - Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting - Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@crawley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

Minute Silence for Former Mayor and Councillor Raj Sharma.

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Disclosures of Interest pdf icon PDF 126 KB

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillors of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to declare interests where appropriate.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 520 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on 16 December 2020.

4.

Communications

To receive and consider any announcements or communications, including any additional Cabinet Member announcements.

5.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To answer public questions under Full Council Procedure Rule 1.1-E.  The questions must be on matters which are relevant to the functions of the Council, and should not include statements.

 

One supplementary question from the questioner will be allowed.

 

Up to 30 minutes is allocated to Public Question Time.

6.

Consideration of Full Council Recommendations and Call-In Decisions pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider any recommendations before the Full Council or items which have been Called-In. 

 

NB In advance of the meeting Political Groups will identify which recommendations they do not wish to reserve for debate.

Additional documents:

7.

Appointment of the Council's Monitoring Officer (Recommendation 9) pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider report CEx/55 by the Chief Executive, following the Employment Panel held on Monday 15 February 2021. (RECOMMENDATION 9)

(To follow)

8.

Notification of Decision Protected from Call-In - (Recommendation 10)

In line with Constitution’s Call-In Procedure Rule 8, Section 8.3, the Full Council is required to be informed when the Chief Executive has protected a decision from Call-in.

 

As detailed in the Councillors’ Information Bulletin IB/1054 on 18 November 2020, in relation to a decision taken by the Leader of the Council in respect of Additional Restrictions Discretionary Business Grant - Revised Scheme and Guidelines, the Chief Executive used her protection from Call-in authority. The rationale behind the use of the protection was by to enable the Council to immediately start supporting its local businesses by ensuring that they could immediately apply for the further Discretionary Business Grant (DBG) payments and to ensure that the Council could make such DBG payments as soon as possible.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION 10

 

The Full Council is requested to note the use of the protected from Call-In by the Chief Executive in respect of the decision by the Leader of the Council entitled Additional Restrictions Discretionary Business Grant - Revised Scheme and Guidelines on 18 November 2020.

 

 

 

9.

Councillors' Question Time pdf icon PDF 303 KB

There will be a maximum of 30 minutes for Councillors’ Question Time (CQT). Councillors may ask questions relating to either a portfolio issue or with regard to the functions delegated to a Committee.

 

There are two methods for Councillors asking questions:

 

1.     Councillors can submit written questions in advance of the meeting and written answers will be provided on the evening of the Full Council.

 

2.     Councillors can also verbally ask questions during the CQT.

 

Councillors have the opportunity to ask oral supplementary questions in relation to either of the methods above.

10.

Receiving the Minutes of the Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Commission and Other Committees including Items for Debate pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To receive the minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Commission and Committees, as listed on page XX, and set out in the appendices to this item and to debate any Reserved Items contained within those Minutes.

 

NB:  In advance of the meeting Political Groups can identify any items they wish to debate as a Reserved Item.  These Reserved Items will then be the only matters to be the subject of debate.

 

11.

Supplemental Agenda

Any urgent item(s) complying with Section 100(B) of the Local Government Act 1972.

12.

Labour Amendment to Recommendation 2 Allocation of Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Enclosed is the Labour Amendment to Recommendation 2 2020/2021 Allocation of Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs (Governance Committee, 26 January 2021, Minute 5, p.42) to be moved by Councillor Lamb and seconded by Councillor Lunnon

 

This amendment will be discussed under item 6 Consideration of Full Council Recommendations and Call-In Decisions, as part of the discussion on Recommendation 2 2020/2021 Allocation of Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs