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23.

MAYOR'S COMMUNICATIONS

24.

Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    No declarations of interest were made.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

26.

Public Questions and Petitions

27.

Notices of Motion

    To consider Motions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Councillor Paolucci and seconded by Councillor Sullivan that:

     

    Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark a celebration, as well as the limited time around November 5.

     

    But sudden loud bangs and noisy fireworks can cause distress to and disorient people who are vulnerable, sick, frail, elderly, have hearing problems or live with long term conditions or mental health issues. They can also be a cause of considerable risk to pets, livestock, wildlife and Birds. Significant injuries can be caused as animals run away or try to hide away. There is also the psychological effect and distress caused to animals.

     

    This Council supports the campaign by the RSPCA to restrict the noise levels of fireworks and requests that the Chief Executive write to the Government to ask for legislation to be amended limiting the noise level of fireworks from 120 decibels to 92 decibels.

     

    On being put the vote, the motion was carried and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

     

    It was moved by Councillor Susan Smith and seconded by Councillor Heakin that:

     

    This Council notes that increasing numbers of children and young people are being targeted and exploited by local gangs and further notes that the mental health of children and young people in the Borough is still a significant area of concern. We firmly believe that one positive way of countering this is to see more investment in services for young people. 

     

    This Council requests the Chief Executive write to the Office of Civil Society highlighting the need for sustained ring-fenced funding for local authorities so that they are able to provide continuing support to combat the issues most affecting children and young people.

     

    On being put to the vote the motion was declared to be carried and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

     

     

    It was moved by Councillor Blundell and seconded by Councillor O’Rourke that:

     

    This council gives its full support to the trade union Usdaw in its campaign against the reduction in rest breaks for 12 hour shift workers at JD Sports’ Kingsway distribution centre, Rochdale.

     

    A grievance signed by over 600 staff has been submitted to management by the union, so this can leave no doubt that that staff are up in arms about the company’s action.

     

    The company’s reduction in rest breaks from three per shift to two per shift is in clear contravention of the advice of the Health and Safety Executive, which recommends more frequent breaks for that type of repetitive, physical work in order to avoid fatigue-related accidents.

     

    This council does not want to see several thousand workers at one of Rochdale’s major employers put in danger by the imposition of such an ill-judged change to terms and conditions of employment.

     

    Therefore, this council urges JD Sports to open talks with Usdaw immediately about the reversal of the cut to rest breaks and the introduction of a new, improved rest breaks regime following Health and Safety Executive guidance to protect the well-being of its staff.

     

    Furthermore, this council urges JD Sports  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

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Members' Quarterly Reports pdf icon PDF 71 KB

    To receive quarterly reports from Members of the Cabinet, Chairs of Township Committees and Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Committees and to permit questions from Members of the Council.

    Minutes:

    Members presented their Quarterly Reports responding to questions and remarks from Members of the Council:-

               The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance;

               Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources;

               Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing;

               Cabinet Member for Planning, Development and Housing;

               Cabinet Member for Environment;

               Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business, Skills and Employment;

               Cabinet Member for Children’s Services;

               Cabinet Member for Adult Care;

               Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Community and Culture;

               Chair of Heywood Township Committee;

               Chair of Middleton Township Committee;

               Chair of Pennines Township Committee;

               Chair of Rochdale North Township Committee;

               Chair of Rochdale South Township Committee;

               Update on the work of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

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The Leader of the Council AND THE CABINET MEMBER FOR FINANCE pdf icon PDF 128 KB

30.

DEPUTY LEADER AND CABINET MEMBER FOR RESOURCES pdf icon PDF 138 KB

31.

DEPUTY LEADER AND CABINET MEMBER FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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THE CABINET MEMBER FOR PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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THE CABINET MEMBER FOR ENVIRONMENT pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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THE CABINET MEMBER FOR REGENERATION, BUSINESS, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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The Cabinet Member for Adult Care pdf icon PDF 100 KB

36.

The Cabinet Member for Children SERVICES pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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THE CABINET MEMBER FOR NEIGHBOURHOODS COMMUNITY AND CULTURE pdf icon PDF 141 KB

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UPDATE ON THE WORK OF THE GREATER MANCHESTER COMBINED AUTHORITY pdf icon PDF 116 KB

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The Chair of Heywood Township Committee pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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The Chair of Middleton Township Committee pdf icon PDF 317 KB

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The Chair of Pennines Township Committee pdf icon PDF 823 KB

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The Chair of Rochdale South Township Committee pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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The Chair of Rochdale North Township Committee pdf icon PDF 797 KB

44.

External Appointments to Committees pdf icon PDF 100 KB

    For Council to approve a report on External Appointments to Committees.

    Minutes:

     

    Council considered the appointment of external members to Committees.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the following appointments to Committees be approved:

     

    1.      The appointment of Craig Ainsworth as Independent Person under the Localism Act 2011 for a 2 year term ending in October 2021 with the option to extend for a further 2 year period;

    2.      The appointment of Jaime Sanderson  as Independent member of the Audit Committee for a 4 year term ending in October 2023;

    3.      The appointment of John McGrath as Lay Member on the Health Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for a term of 4 years until October 2023;

    4.      The appointment of Arron Dixon as Panel Member on the Independent Remuneration Committee for a 4 year period to October 2023.

45.

Decisions taken under Special Urgency Provisions pdf icon PDF 99 KB

    To receive details of urgent executive decisions taken by the Chief Executive.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Council considered a report detailing executive decisions taken under special urgency provision, by the Chief Executive between October 2018 and August 2019. Special urgency provisions were enacted in circumstances where a time limited decision was required, but there was not sufficient opportunity to call a meeting of the relevant body.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the decisions taken by the Chief Executive under special urgency provisions be noted.

46.

Civic Honours pdf icon PDF 95 KB

    For Council to determine under the Local Government Act 1972, nominations for admittance for the award of the Freedom of the Borough and Honorary Alderman/Woman.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to a series of nominations for the award of the Freedom of the Borough alongside the admittance of former Councillors as Honorary Aldermen/Women under Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972. Any awards would be bestowed at an extra-ordinary meeting of the Council.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That Mr Paul Ormerod be admitted as a Freeman of the Borough;

    That Mr David Kilpatrick be admitted as a Freeman of the Borough;

    That Mr Robert Clegg OBE be admitted as an Honorary Alderman;

    That Mrs Ann Stott JP be admitted as an Honorary Alderman/Woman;

    That Mrs Patricia Colclough be admitted as an Honorary Alderman/Woman;

    That Ms Angela Coric be admitted as an Honorary Alderman/Woman.