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Meeting Details

Full Council
23 Nov 2017 - 10:30 to 00:00
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  • 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)
Public Items
6a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 5 below)
10 Questions
a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to Committee Chairmen
Motion One
 Nottinghamshire County Council:


  1. Notes that the Government have granted 41 Petroleum Exploration Development Licences by the National Government.  This includes sites in all districts in Nottinghamshire.


  2. Recognises and acknowledges that in its ownership or management, the County of Nottinghamshire has many jewels in its crown.  These areas include the iconic and historic Sherwood Forest and these areas of such natural beauty should be protected for future generations


  3. Notes that the Government have granted exploratory licenses to allow companies to conduct companies to conduct seismic testing at a number of sites across the county


    Nottinghamshire County Council therefore:


  1. Commits to promote a green economy that will deliver skilled jobs and lower bills, as well tackling the urgent threat from climate change.


  2. Commits to not permitting seismic testing on any land owned or managed by Nottinghamshire County Council preserving the public use and the environmental benefits of such areas


  3. Will write to the Government asking them to focus on unlocking the jobs and growth that a low-carbon energy infrastructure could provide for our industry, workforce and communities in Nottinghamshire


    Councillor Alan Rhodes               Councillor Jason Zadrozny

Motion Two

This Council notes the current proposals being consulted on by the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service  (NSFS) to introduce ‘mixed crewing’  (a mixture of full time or ‘wholetime’  firefighters with on call or ‘retained’ personnel) at two out of three fire stations, Ashfield, Retford or Worksop.  This would mean that 2 out of the 3 selected stations would have no full time firefighter cover at night. 


This Council believes that the proposals from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to save £1m a year would put public safety at risk.  


This Council notes that the Public Consultation on the proposals ends on December 17th.  NCC call on the public of Nottinghamshire to take part in this vital consultation and will provide details of how to do so prominently on their website.


Calls for the County Council to take part in the consulation and state that the preferred option of this County Council is that current service levels at all 3 stations are maintained. 


Calls for a meeting with Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service – Nick Hurd MP and the leaders of the Ashfield Independents, the Conservatives and Labour Parties to discuss budget cuts at the Authority.


Councillor Jason Zadrozny         Councillor Tom Hollis

Motion Three

That the Leader of the Council should write to the Secretary of State for Health stating that Nottinghamshire County Council:-


  • Supports the policy of successive governments to achieve better integration of health and social care services, and supports the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) as a means of serving the needs of the population and providing the best value for public money, as enshrined in this Council’s agreed guiding principles for integration;


  • Supports the development of a countywide approach to the commissioning of health and social care provision that is transparent, subject to public consultation, and delivers consistent, flexible, high quality, financially sustainable services, in particular for people with long term conditions and/or disabilities;


  • Believes health and social care for Nottinghamshire residents should be provided within the County boundaries, as close to their homes as possible, and specifically calls for Bassetlaw to be part of the Nottinghamshire STP to ensure better and consistent delivery aligned with other council services;


  • Supports enhanced political scrutiny of the STP through the participation of elected County Councillors and NHS Board Chairs in an advisory capacity, and well ensure that the Council’s legal and financial responsibilities are met through direct oversight by County Councillors and officers.


    Councillor Stuart Wallace           Councillor Mrs Kay Cutts MBE

(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

        76 - relevant Committee Chairman has up to 5 minutes to reply


(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


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NameReason for Sending Apology
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NameReason for Absence
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Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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