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Meeting Details

Full Council
12 May 2016 - 10:30
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Other Attendees
  • Declarations of Interests



Standard Items
1 Election of Chairman
2 Election of Vice-Chairman
4 Apologies for Absence
5 Declarations of Interests by Members and Officers:- (see note below)
(a) Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
(b) Private Interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary)
6 Chairman's Business
a)    Presentation of Awards/Certificates (if any)
Public Items
7a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 4 below)
12 Questions
a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to Committee Chairmen
“Following the publication of the Government’s White Paper – ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’– Nottinghamshire County Council objects to the following proposals:


  • The forced academisation of all schools in Nottinghamshire

  • Removing the requirement to have parent and staff governors which means removing the right to have community representation on Governing Bodies

  • The end of university based routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)


Nottinghamshire County Council believes that:


  • The proposals cited above are the wrong priorities.  The Government should be focussing on issues such as the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, rising class sizes and ensuring there are enough school places for all pupils

  • These proposals are a threat to local democracy, education provision and to staff terms and conditions

  • These proposals will leave this Council with duties to schools, parents, children and young people (including those who are vulnerable and those who have special educational needs) which it  will no longer have the funding to enact  


Nottinghamshire County Council will:


  • Actively oppose the proposals

  • Support a national campaign to reject the proposals

  • Start a Nottinghamshire wide petition against the proposals, working with head teachers, teachers, members of school staff, parents and governors

  • Inform the Secretary of State for Education that we are against all of the proposals above as they will have a detrimental effect on educational standards and community engagement in local schools across Nottinghamshire”

Councillor John Peck JP             Councillor Kate Foale           Councillor Liz Plant

"This Council:-

a)  Recognises legitimate complaints from residents that the new registration process for access to Nottinghamshire Household Waste Recycling Centres is intrusive and wrong, because it collects too much personal information;

b)  Is concerned about the practical application and likely effectiveness and value of the HWRC access policy, including:-

  • whether the use of hand held devices to check vehicle registration numbers will be effective;
  • whether the use of hand held devices could cause inconvenience to the public, especially at the busiest sites;
  • whether the recycling centre access scheme is sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of particular customers;
  • whether the changes needed to provide more flexibility would make the scheme impossible to police in an effective way;

c)  In the light of these complaints and concerns, instructs the Labour administration to reconsider the HWRC registration policy and bring a new proposal to Full Council."


Councillor Richard Butler                    Councillor Roger Jackson

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


(5)    Members attention is drawn to the question put to the Chairman of the Adult Social Care and Health Committee under paragraph 40 of the Procedure Rules, and the answer to which included in the back of the Council book.  Member's attention is also drawn to the questions put to the Chairmen of Children & Young People's Committee, Environment & Sustainability Committee and Transport & Highways Committee under paragraphs 32, 39 and 40 of the Procedure Rules, and the answers to which are included at the back of the Council book.


(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)



        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
Ian CampbellOther
Darren LangtonMedical/Illness
Martin Suthers OBEMedical/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.

Other Attendees

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