Agenda for Council on Thursday, 16th December, 2021, 6.00pm

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Contact: Mark Wall  Head of Democratic Services


No. Item


Declarations of Interest

    (a)       Disclosable pecuniary interests;

    (b)       Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

    (c)       Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


    In each case, you need to declare

    (i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

    (ii)       the nature of the interest; and

    (iii)      whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


    If unsure, Members should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or Democratic Services Officer preferably before the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 959 KB

    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the last Council meeting held on the 21st October 2021 ( to follow).


Mayor's Communications.

    To receive communications from the Mayor.


To Receive Nominations for the Deputy Mayor-Elect for the 2022/23 Municipal Year

    The Mayor will seek nominations for the Deputy Mayor-elect for the 2022-23 Municipal Year in line with the agreed protocol.


To receive petitions and e-petitions.

    To receive any petitions to be presented to the Mayor by members of the public and/or Members as notified by the due date of the 2nd December 2021 (10 working days).


    (1)      Speed Camera on Beaconfield Road. Petition to be presented by Rebecca Holland;

    (2)      Bring Back Brighton and Hove City in Bloom. Petition to be presented by Councillor Theobald.


Written questions from members of the public.

    A list of public questions received by the due date of 12noon on the 10th December 2021 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum at the meeting.


Deputations from members of the public.

    A list of deputations received by the due date of 12noon on the 10th December 2021 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum at the meeting.


Petitions for Council Debate pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    Petitions to be debated at Council.  Report of the Monitoring Officer.

    (1)      Keep Carden Nursery & Primary School as a Thriving 2-Form Entry. Lead petitioner Esther Garibay.

    (2)      Bevendean Primary School – SAVE OUR SCHOOL. Lead petitioner Abby Vaughan.

    (3)      Stop Woodingdean Primary School from having its pupil numbers reduced. Lead petitioner Karen Meeres.


Call Over for Reports of Committees.

    (a)  Call over (items 71 to 78) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for consideration.


    (b)  To receive or approve the reports and agree with their recommendations, with the exception of those which have been reserved for discussion.


    (c)  Oral questions from Councillors on the Committee reports, which have not been reserved for discussion.


Written questions from Councillors. pdf icon PDF 248 KB

    A list of the written questions submitted by Members has been included in the agenda papers.  This will be repeated along with the written answers received and will be taken as read as part of an addendum circulated separately at the meeting.

6.30 - 7.00pm Refreshment Break

Note: A refreshment break is scheduled for 6.30pm although this may alter slightly depending on how the meeting is proceeding and the view of the Mayor.



Oral questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 196 KB

    A list of Councillors who have indicated their desire to ask an oral question at the meeting along with the subject matters has been listed in the agenda papers.

Reports for Decision


Council Tax Reduction Review 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 89 KB


Gambling Policy 2022-24 (as revised) pdf icon PDF 187 KB

    • View the background to item 72.

    Extract from the proceedings of the Licensing Committee meeting held on the 14th October 2021, together with a report of the Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities.


Libraries Strategy 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 212 KB


White Ribbon UK Accreditation pdf icon PDF 101 KB


Review of the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 296 KB


Arrangements for Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 114 KB


Review of Allocations to Committees - December 2021 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Reports Referred for Information


Progress update against Corporate Key Performance Indicators Q2 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion have been submitted by Members for consideration:



Council Service Delivery pdf icon PDF 178 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Wilkinson on behalf of the Labour Group.


Poor Condition of Pavements in Brighton and Hove pdf icon PDF 186 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Nemeth on behalf of the Conservative Group.


Protect Residents This Winter pdf icon PDF 236 KB

    Proposed by Councillor John on behalf of the Green Group.


Council Placement of Homeless People and Rough Sleepers pdf icon PDF 267 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Mears on behalf of the Conservative Group.


Hangleton Link Road pdf icon PDF 190 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Janio, Independent Member.


Re-evaluating the Current Scheme for Valley Gardens Stage 3 pdf icon PDF 267 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Fishleigh, Independent Member.


Residents/Visitors 'Bus Gates' Fines pdf icon PDF 263 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Nemeth on behalf of the Conservative Group.


Restore Council Services pdf icon PDF 183 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Miller on behalf of the Conservative Group.


Southern Water Investment pdf icon PDF 319 KB

    Proposed by Councillor Hills on behalf of the Green Group.


Close of Meeting

    The Mayor will move a closure motion under Procedure Rule 17 to terminate the meeting 4 hours after the beginning of the meeting (excluding any breaks/adjournments).


    1.        The Mayor will put the motion to the vote and if it is carried will then:-

    (a)      Call on the Member who had moved the item under discussion to give their right of reply, before then putting the matter to the vote, taking into account the need to put any amendments that have been moved to the vote first;

    (b)      Each remaining item on the agenda that has not been dealt with will then be taken in the order they appear on the agenda and put to the vote without debate.

    The Member responsible for moving each item will be given the opportunity by the Mayor to withdraw the item or to have it voted on.  If there are any amendments that have been submitted, these will be taken and voted on first in the order that they were received.

    (c)      Following completion of the outstanding items, the Mayor will then close the meeting.

    2.        If the motion moved by the Mayor is not carried the meeting will continue in the normal way, with each item being moved and debated and voted on.

    3.        Any Member will still have the opportunity to move a closure motion should they so wish.  If such a motion is moved and seconded, then the same procedure as outlined above will be followed.

             Once all the remaining items have been dealt with the Mayor will close the meeting.


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