Agenda

Council
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

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CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

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LEADER'S STATEMENT

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MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 89 KB

    1.     The Leader of the Council or the appropriate Member of the Cabinet or the Chairman of a Committee to answer any questions on any matter relating to the powers and duties of the County Council, or which affects the county.

     

    (Note:  Notice of questions in respect of the above item on the agenda must be given in writing, preferably by e-mail, to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Wednesday 4 July 2018).

     

    2.     Cabinet Member Briefings on their portfolios

     

    These will be circulated by email to all Members prior to the County Council meeting, together with the Members’ questions and responses.

     

    There will be an opportunity for Members to ask questions.

     

     

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

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ORIGINAL MOTIONS

    Item 8 (i)

     

    Mr Robert Evans (Stanwell and Stanwell Moor) to move under Standing Order 11 as follows:

    Surrey County Council is proud that our new Chief Executive, the most senior officer of the staff, is a woman. However, Council notes that the average female Surrey CC employee is paid 14.7% less than the average male employee.

    Similarly, Council notes that the average woman employed by Surrey Police is paid 12.2% less than the average man in the force.

    Surrey County Council is committed to equality and recognises that this is an issue that needs to be faced.

    This Council hereby resolves to adopt measures that will attempt to address this differential gap in future.

     

    Item 8 (ii)

     

    Mr Chris Botten (Caterham Hill) to move under Standing Order 11 as follows:

     

    Council recognises that it has failed to anticipate demand for a number of services, including CAMHS and for Special Needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, where demand is growing at a considerable rate and which no-one foresaw.

     

    Council further recognises that the current CAMHS arrangements are inadequate and notes the current remedial action plan is still failing to meet the needs of many Surrey children, and that an alternative provider may very well need to be found.

     

    Council notes that in order to deliver the sustainable vision for 2030 it is essential that demand for such crucial services is anticipated so that it can be met.

     

    Accordingly, Council resolves to establish a partnership with the University of Surrey to examine and understand the drivers of demand in CAMHS and special needs such as ASD, and aims to create a world-leading source of expertise in predicting and managing demand for these crucial services between now and 2030.

     

    Item 8 (iii)

     

    Cllr Rachael I Lake (Walton) to move under Standing Order 11 as follows:

    There is growing evidence to suggest a link between air quality and health, and poor air quality is said to contribute to 40 thousand premature deaths per annum in the UK. Surrey has already assessed its air quality and has established 25 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in the county. The Government recently published its Clean Air Strategy, which has wide-ranging implications, including for Local Government. 

    In this context, Council notes that Surrey County Council has: 

    ·        Developed clean air and Electric Vehicle (EV) strategies that are currently being consulted on as part of the Local Transport Plan

    ·        Secured funding for investment in EV charge points 

    ·        Secured funding to switch Guildford Park & Ride to a fully electric bus fleet

    ·        Procured the UK’s first EV fire engine

    ·        Initiated dialogue with the EV sector to develop the county’s EV provision.

    This Council:

    1.     Recognises its leading role in tackling air quality, particularly in its public health, highway and transport roles.

     

    2.     Will continue to work with the Districts and Boroughs, and other partners to develop a countywide strategy to improve air quality.

     

    3.     Commits to work with government to secure funding and to develop and deliver its Clean Air Strategy.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

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FORMATION OF GUILDFORD JOINT COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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REPORT OF THE AUDIT & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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URGENT REPORT - APPOINTMENT OF AN INTERIM STATUTORY S151 OFFICER pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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REPORT OF THE CABINET pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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MINUTES OF CABINET MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 27 KB