A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting for questions submitted by Members.


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


(1)      Funding Maintenance Plans – Councillor Robert Nemeth


A Conservative amendment to the Draft City Plan Part Two referencing the need to maintain new buildings received unanimous support at a Special Meeting of Full Council on Thursday 2nd April 2020. The text was as follows:


The detailing and finishing of exterior surfaces (for example metal cladding, timber cladding, glazed curtain walling, concrete or rendered/painted surfaces) needs to be carefully considered to avoid requiring onerous maintenance requirements or poor weathering properties. Where appropriate, a funded maintenance plan will be required to demonstrate how the quality of materials used will be secured over time.”


Would the Chair set out the likely timetable of actions that will take place to implement the agreement?

(2)      Field Officers – Councillor Robert Nemeth

Would the Chair provide (i) an update on the Field Officer employment and retention situation and (ii) confirm that no council tenant will be charged (through the Housing Revenue Account) for the Field Officer service if, for whatever reason, it is not being provided?