Agenda

Council - Tuesday, 13 July 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8EF

Contact: Amelia Christopher  Email: amelia.christopher@surreycc.gov.uk; 020 8213 2838

Note: This meeting will be held in public, however numbers will be limited in order to adhere to Covid-19 social distancing requirements. If you would like to attend, please contact Amelia Christopher. 

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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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    The Chair to report apologies for absence.

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MINUTES pdf icon PDF 245 KB

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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    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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CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS pdf icon PDF 7 KB

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LEADER'S STATEMENT

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    The Leader to make a statement.

     

    There will be an opportunity for Members to ask questions and/or make comments.

     

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MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 518 KB

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    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 7 July 2021).

     

     

    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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    Any Member may make a statement at the meeting on a local issue of current or future concern.

     

    (Note:  Notice of statements must be given in writing, preferably by e-mail, to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Monday 12 July 2021).

     

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ORIGINAL MOTIONS

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    Item 8 (i)

     

    Eber Kington (Ewell Court, Auriol & Cuddington) to move under standing order 11 asfollows:

     

    This Council notes that:

     

    • Following the tragic murder of Sarah Everard on the evening of 3 March 2021, ensuring the right to feel safe walking our streets at night has become a major requirement for political action across the country.

     

    • Women have made their voices heard, and too many of them express the view that they do not feel safe walking alone in public places.

     

    • Speaking in March, Dame Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police said, “Right now, 80% of women report being harassed in public spaces, but 90% of them don't bother reporting it because they don't think anything will happen if they do."

     

    • The immediate Government response to Sarah’s murder included an additional £25 million to councils around the country to help enhance street lighting in areas of poor illumination, as well as improving CCTV coverage.

     

    • The issue of feeling safe at night has also been raised by Surrey residents who are night-time workers, late night commuters out of London, those attending late night music venues, and those walking home after meeting family and friends.

     

    This Council further notes that:

     

    • Surrey County Council has a policy that sees Surrey streetlights switched off at night, at a time when the political debate and majority opinion is clearly calling for streetlighting to be improved as one of the positive moves that can be taken towards residents feeling safe in our streets.

     

    • Surrey County Council is investing £19.9 million over a 3-year period to convert all Surrey’s streetlights to LED, with a target saving of £2 million a year.

     

    In light of the factors listed above, this Council calls upon to the Cabinet:

     

                   I.         To make a commitment to end the streetlight switch-off as soon as is practicable, but as a matter of urgency.

     

                 II.          To fund the additional costs out of the £2 million saving on the switch to LED streetlights.

     

     

    Item 8 (ii)

     

    Will Forster (Woking South) to move under standing order 11 asfollows:

     

    This Council notes that:

     

    In Boris Johnson’s first speech as Prime Minister in July 2019, he promised to fix the crisis in social care once and for all “with a clear plan we have prepared to give every older person the dignity and security they deserve.”

     

    This Council also notes that:

     

    In October 2019 it unanimously passed a motion proposed by Lib Democrat Members that spoke to the situation in Surrey:

     

    “With concern that, owing to Government policy, Surrey residents who pay for their own elderly care significantly subsidise the residents who rely on County to pay for their care. This is a result of an unjust and inequitable funding regime which is itself a result?of inadequate government funding.”

     

    With the corresponding resolution (I.):

     

    “This council accordingly calls on the government to bring forward urgently a sustainable solution so that councils can restore equity and enable a sustainable market for social  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

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REVIEW OF CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES - REMOTE MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 280 KB

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    Council is asked to review the measures put in place and recommendations made for Council decision making by 31 July 2021 as agreed at its meeting on 16 March 2021.

     

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CHANGES TO CABINET PORTFOLIOS AND APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES

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    Recommendations:

     

    1. Council to note Luke Bennett’s appointment by the Leader as the Cabinet Member for Health on 29 June 2021.

     

    1. As a result of the above, appointments are to be made to the Resources and Performance Select Committee, the Planning and Regulatory Committee and the Surrey-Wide Commissioning Committees in Common for the remainder of the 2021/22 Council Year:

    ·         Rebecca Jennings-Evans to be appointed to the Resources and Performance Select Committee.

    ·         Bernie Muir to be appointed to the Planning and Regulatory Committee as a substitute.

    ·         Luke Bennett to be appointed to the Surrey-Wide Commissioning Committees in Common in place of Tim Oliver.

     

    3.    Council to delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to make the necessary changes to the Terms of Reference for the Surrey-Wide Commissioning Committees in Common and to update the Constitution accordingly.

    1. Council is asked to note the following changes to the committee memberships for the remainder of the 2021/22 Council Year:

     

    CHILDREN, FAMILIES, LIFELONG LEARNING AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE

     

    Andy Lynch in place of Lesley Steeds.

     

    RESOURCES AND PERFORMANCE SELECT COMMITTEE

     

    Lesley Steeds in place of Andy Lynch.

     

    SURREY PENSION FUND COMMITTEE

     

    Mark Sugden in place of John O’Reilly.

     

    JOINT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE FOR THE SURREY HILLS AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY (“SURREY HILLS BOARD”)

     

    Marisa Heath in place of Denise Turner-Stewart.

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REPORT OF THE CABINET pdf icon PDF 372 KB

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    To receive the report of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 1 June 2021 and 29 June 2021.

     

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MINUTES OF CABINET MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 430 KB

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    Any matters within the minutes of the Cabinet’s meetings, and not otherwise brought to the Council’s attention in the Cabinet’s report, may be the subject of questions and statements by Members upon notice being given to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Monday 12 July 2021.

     

     

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