Agenda and minutes

Council
Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtually

Contact: Lisa Young  email:  lisa.young@gosport.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

54.

To receive apologies from Members for their inability to attend the Meeting

Minutes:

An apology for non attendance was received from Councillor Ms Ballard.

55.

To confirm the Minutes of the 7 October 2020 (Copy herewith) pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minute of the meeting held on 7th October 2020 be signed as a true and correct record.

56.

To consider any Mayor's Communications

Minutes:

The Mayor reflected on the difficult year, and thanked key workers for their support and resilience.

 

The Mayor advised that there were currently two initiatives running to continue to publicise the Borough at this time, the Mayor’s Bear would travel around the Borough and be photographed in locations and that a photography competition had been launched by the Mayor of Havant.

 

The Mayor advised she would be publishing online a virtual Christmas message and that she was pleased to report the success of the food partnership scheme.

57.

To receive Deputations in accordance with Standing Order No 3.4 and to answer Public Questions pursuant to Standing Order No 3.5, such questions to be answered orally during a time not exceeding 15 minutes.

(NOTE: Standing Order No 3.4 requires that notice of a Deputation should be received by the Borough Solicitor NOT LATER THAN 12 O’CLOCK NOON ON MONDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2020 and likewise Standing Order No 3.5 requires that notice of a Public Question should be received by the Borough Solicitor NOT LATER THAN 12 O’CLOCK NOON ON MONDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2020).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

58.

Questions (if any) pursuant to Standing Order No 3.3.

(NOTE: Members are reminded that Standing Order No 3.3 requires that Notice of Question pursuant to that Standing Order must be received by the Borough Solicitor NOT LATER THAN 12 O’CLOCK NOON ON TUESDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2020).

 

Minutes:

Question standing in the name of Councillor Blackman on

 

Now that the second national Lockdown is over and GBC has moved into Tier 2.  

 

1) How do GBC keep party leaders and councillors up to date with latest developments?

(2) How do Councillors have input into any new decisions being considered?

(3) What access to information is available to Council Officers / Staff at this time?

 

 

Was answered by the Leader of the Council

 

59.

Notice of Motion pdf icon PDF 29 KB

It was reported that Councillor Burgess had given notice of the following Motion in accordance with Standing Order 3.2, as included within the agenda.

 

Library Operation

Minutes:

It was reported that Councillor Burgess gave notice of a motion

 

Proposer Councillor Burgess

Seconder Councillor Hutchison

 

That this Council supports the bid by the Lee Community Hub to take on responsibility for the operation of the Lee on the Solent Library and the bid by the Elson Community Library and Hub to take on the responsibility for the operation of the Elson Library, for the benefit of local residents following their anticipated closure as Libraries operated by Hampshire County Council on 31 December 2020

 

That this Council approves the transfers of the Library Buildings and associated land at Lee on the Solent Library and Elson Library from Hampshire County Council to this Council for nil consideration subject to all necessary documentation being agreed to facilitate this including – but not limited to - property information and schedules of condition, and legal transfer documentation (such transfers being necessary to enable the continued and future use of those Library Buildings as community Libraries and independent community hubs by community groups)

 

AND further delegates power to the Chief Executive to negotiate and agree with Hampshire County Council any remedial works, if required, together with all necessary documentation; and conclude the arrangements to give effect to this motion

 

RESOLVED: That the motion be carried.

60.

Licensing Policy Part I pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Report to follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a cross reference report from the Regulatory Board detailing the proposed Licensing Policy.


RESOLVED: That the Policy be approved.

61.

To receive the following Part II minutes of the Boards of the Council pdf icon PDF 47 KB

·         Community Board: 4 November 2020

·         Housing Board: 11 November 2020

·         Climate Change Board: 12 November 2020

·         Economic Development Board: 18 November 2020

·         Policy and Organisation Board: 25 November 2020

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the following Part II Minutes be received.

 

Community Board – 4 November 2020

Housing Board – 11 November 2020

Climate Change Board – 12 November 2020

Economic Development Board – 18 November 2020

Policy and Organisation Board – 23 November 2020

62.

Outside Body Nomination

To elect from the Council a representative to sit on the Solent Airport Consultative Committee

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That Councillor Beavis be appointed as the Gosport Borough Council representative on the Solent Airport Consultative Committee.