Agenda

Council
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Amelia Christopher  020 8213 2838

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 225 KB

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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

    • Please do take a look at the Chairman and Vice-Chairman notice boards (situated outside their offices) which provides pictorial information about recent visits and activities.

     

    Recent visits and events

     

    • Interfaith Forum: 12 Years to Save our Planet. I attended a wonderful and thought-provoking event at the University of Surrey which discussed how all faiths could and should come together to work together as a whole for the entire community, instead of working separately for their own section of society.

     

    • Pitch@Palace: I had the pleasure of meeting HRH The Duke of York at a Pitch@Palace event hosted at the University of Surrey. The event provided a platform for around 20 entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and business propositions and helped connect them with potential supporters who could help turn their business dreams into a reality. It was fascinating and highly encouraging to see the wealth of talent and creativity that Surrey residents have to offer.

     

    • Opening: I am delighted that the Eliza Palmer Hub has been opened at Whiteley Village, which expands the care services and capacity at Britain's oldest retirement village. The new care hub provides intensive care capacity for up to 30 people with complex needs associated with old age and includes space for visiting families to stay with their loved ones, therapy space and even a café to provide a new social venue at the heart of the village.

     

    • Surrey Youth Mayor: Surrey’s youth mayor, Jacob Wrenn, has been very busy, helping to create one voice for younger people across Surrey by linking the District/Borough youth Councils (Woking, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey Heath and Mole Valley) to the Youth Cabinet. He has attended numerous events around the County, including 'Safe Drive Stay Alive', which is all about safe driving for younger people. We wish him well on his endeavours.

     

     

     

     

     

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PUBLIC PETITION pdf icon PDF 51 KB

    To consider a petition regarding fire appliances in Surrey, which received 13,048 signatures via the Councils e-petition facility.

     

    The petition states:

     

    “We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to demand Surrey County Council scrap their plans to leave 7 major fire appliances un-crewed at night.”

     

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LEADER'S STATEMENT

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MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 511 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 2 October 2019).

     

    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

9.

ORIGINAL MOTIONS

    Item 9 (i)

     

    Mr Chris Botten (Caterham Hill) to move under standing order 11 asfollows:

     

    This council notes:

     

    With concern that 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. It further notes with concern that the proposal for the coming financial year in the local government funding settlement appears to allow councils to raise a precept on residents to cover the funding gap.

     

    This approach is deeply flawed; it perpetuates the injustice of the current system, asking those who have savings to subsidise the care of those who don’t, and it is a sticking plaster to cover up the failure of successive governments to bring forward a sustainable and equitable solution to the problem of social care funding.

    Therefore resolves that:

    1. 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 care provision in Surrey and across the country.
    2. The Cabinet is called upon to publish the business case it promised in February examining the possibility of the Council entering the market as a provider of adult social care, since that move could stabilise a fragile market, potentially re-balance some of the inequities of a for profit environment, and secure quality against the significant risk of the impact of Brexit on the local workforce. 

     

    1. This Council further requests that Cllr Sinead Mooney, the cabinet member for adults and public health, seek an urgent meeting with Caroline Dinenage MP, the minister of state in the department for Health and Social Care.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Item 9 (ii)

     

    Mr Robert Evans (Stanwell and Stanwell Moor) to move under standing order 11 asfollows:

     

    This council notes:

     

    This Council has previously noted that both Heathrow and Gatwick airports make vital contributions to the continuing success of Surrey’s economy and Surrey County Council now takes note of Heathrow’s Airport Expansion document, dated June 2019 and the associated community consultations events.

    Council welcomes Councillor Kemp’s letter to Heathrow dated 9 September 2019, highlighting the many serious concerns and discrepancies in Heathrow’s latest position.

     

    Surrey County Council also notes the serious reservations on airport expansion now being registered by an increasing number of councils, around Heathrow airport, in particular Spelthorne Council which recently voted to send a strong message to Heathrow Airport Limited, stating that its masterplan for expansion now presents “significant issues” for residents of Spelthorne, concluding that it could only support the expansion and third runway if the council’s 15 demands laid out last year are met, including compensation for those people whose properties are worst affected.

     

    Council is dismayed that neither the Government nor the aviation industry have shown any intention to invest in road or rail connections and that far from reducing congestion, the current proposals will  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

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APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL COMMITTEE VICE-CHAIRMAN

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UPDATES TO THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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CHANGES TO CABINET PORTFOLIOS pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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REPORT OF THE CABINET pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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MINUTES OF CABINET MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 152 KB