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Meeting Details

Full Council
24 Mar 2016 - 10:30
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Other Attendees
  • Declarations of Interests



Standard Items
2 Apologies for Absence
3 Declarations of Interests by Members and Officers:- (see note below)
(a) Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
(b) Private Interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary)
4 Chairman's Business
a)    Presentation of Awards/Certificates (if any)
5 Constituency Issues (see note 4)
6a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 5 below)
Public Items
10 Questions
a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to Committee Chairmen

"That this Council:-

1) Notes the explanation of funding sources for the Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management set out in a paper issued in December 2015 by the Department for Environment, Flood and Rural Affairs which can be read at:;

2) Recognises the importance of the local levy raised by the Environment Agency's Regional Flood & Coastal Committees, noting that Nottinghamshire County Council pays around £270,000 per year to the Trent Regional Flood & Coastal Committee;

3) Notes that the Trent Regional Flood & Coastal Committee already holds £2.8 million in local levy reserves, with the contributions for 2016/17 still to come;

4) Resolves to write a letter to the Chairman of the Trent Regional Flood & Coastal Committee stating:-

i) that this money should be spent on providing physical flood protection schemes (e.g. flood barriers) for our local communities, and protection for individual properties where necessary;

ii) that this money should NOT be diverted to cover maintenance and revenue costs which should be met by individual Lead Local Flood Authorities, the Environment Agency or Internal Drainage Boards;

5) Instructs Nottinghamshire County Council's finance officers to support our flood prevention officers to prepare bids for areas in the county which are at high risk of flooding in order that money can be drawn down from the local levy reserve, in line with point 4 I) above;

6) Will send a copy of the letter (described in point 4) as soon as possible to the relevant borough, district and parish councils with areas at risk of flooding, expressing the importance of their support in this matter"

Councillor Bruce Laughton                Councillor Roger Jackson


"This Council believes that Nottinghamshire is better off within the European Union."

Councillor Steve Carr      Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE


"This Council:-

1) Notes the intention of Bassetlaw District Council to apply for full constituent membership of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, whilst still expecting to become a non-constituent member of the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire Combined Authority;

2) Is concerned that this decision should not have been taken by Bassetlaw District Council in isolation and without proper consultation with the residents of Bassetlaw;

3) Is concerned that this decision should not have been taken without full consideration of the implications for the position of the people of Bassetlaw within the County of Nottinghamshire;

4) Strongly advises Bassetlaw District Council to conduct a full referendum across the whole of the district to establish the views of all the people it represents;

5) Resolves to write immediately to the Leader and Chief Executive of Bassetlaw District Council to this effect."

Councillor Liz Yates      Councillor John Ogle

(if any)

(A)   For Councillors


(1)    Members will be informed of the date of their Group meeting for Council by their Group Researcher.


(2)    The Chairman has agreed that the Council will adjourn for lunch at their discretion.


(3)    (a)    Persons making a declaration of interest should have regard to the Code of Conduct and the Procedure Rules for Meetings of the Full Council.  Those declaring must indicate whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or a private interest and the reasons for the declaration.


         (b)    Any member or officer who declares a disclosable pecuniary interest in an item must withdraw from the meeting during discussion and voting upon it, unless a dispensation has been granted.  Members or officers requiring clarification on whether to make a declaration of interest are invited to contact the Monitoring Officer or Democratic Services prior to the meeting.


         (c)    Declarations of interest will be recorded and included in the minutes of this meeting and it is therefore important that clear details are given by members and others in turn, to enable Democratic Services to record accurate information.


(4)    At any Full Council meeting except the annual meeting, a special meeting and the budget meeting, Members are given an opportunity to speak for up to three minutes on any issues which specifically relates to their division and is relevant to the services provided by the County Council.  These speeches must relate specifically to the area the Member represents and should not be of a general nature.  They are constituency speeches and therefore must relate to constituency issues only.  This is an opportunity simply to air these issues in a Council meeting.  It will not give rise to a debate on the issues or a question or answer session.  There is a maximum time limit of 30 minutes for this item.


(5)    Members are reminded that petitions can be presented from their seat with a 1 minute time limit set on introducing the petition.


(6)    Members are reminded that these papers may be recycled.  Appropriate containers are located in the respective secretariats.


(7)    Commonly used points of order

        36 - Supplementary Questions must be on the same matter

        50 - The Member has spoken for more than 10 minutes

        52 - The Member is not speaking to the subject under discussion

        55 - The Member has already spoken on the motion

        60 - Points of Order and Personal Explanations

        79 - Disorderly conduct


(8)    Time limit of speeches



        50 - no longer than 10 minutes (subject to any exceptions set out in the Constitution)


        Constituency Issues

        24 - up to 30 minutes allowed



        27 - up to one minute allowed


        Questions to Committee Chairmen

        32 - up to 60 minutes allowed


        Adjournment Debates

        74 - Mover has up to 5 minutes

        75 - any other Councillor has up to 3 minutes


(B)    For Members of the Public


(1)    Members of the public wishing to inspect "Background Papers" referred to in the reports on the agenda or Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act should contact:

Customer Services Centre 0300 500 80 80


(2)    The papers enclosed with this agenda are available in large print if required.  Copies can be requested by contacting the Customer Services Centre on 0300 500 80 80.  Certain documents (for example appendices and plans to reports) may not be available electronically.  Hard copies can be requested from the above contact.


(3)    This agenda and its associated reports are available to view online via an online calendar -





Exempt Items


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Keith LongdonMedical/Illness
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

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