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Meeting Details

Full Council
22 Mar 2018 - 10:30 to 00:00
  • 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

This Council supports the upgrade of the MARR Route (Mansfield and Ashfield Regeneration Route) to a dual carriageway status. 


This Council recognises that this is an important highway for the economy of Mansfield and Ashfield districts. 


That this Council agrees that improving the dual carriageway would see better road links from the M1 through to the A617 Rainworth bypass, and beyond, linking towards the A614 and the surrounding areas towards Newark and the A1 in the east of our county, providing better connections for all communities across central of Nottinghamshire.


Councillor Stephen Garner        Councillor Andy Sissons

Councillor Martin Wright           Councillor Vaughan Hopewell


Nottinghamshire County Council, as a waste disposal authority:-  

  • supports the growing national campaign lead by, amongst others, the Prime Minister Theresa May, to highlight the dangers of single-use plastics to our environment, especially our oceans;

  • commits to continue our work with waste management partners, Veolia, to maximise the amount of plastic and other materials which can be recycled; 

  • commits to review and reduce our reliance on single-use plastics throughout the Council’s services and facilities as far as possible, wherever alternative materials or measures can be shown not to increase, and ideally to reduce costs to the council taxpayer;

  • agrees that a report should be brought to Communities & Place Committee every six months to update Members on progress towards this objective.

Councillor Chris Barnfather      Councillor Richard Jackson


This Council notes with concern that Universal Credit will start rolling out across Nottinghamshire from May 2018. 


It will roll out at Newark Job Centre Plus in May, Mansfield Job Centre Plus in September, Nottingham Central Job Centre Plus in October and Ashfield Job Centre Plus, Beeston Job Centre Plus and Arnold Job Centre Plus in November.


This Council further notes that Universal Credit will apply to working age households, and be paid as a single monthly payment to replace:


  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income Support

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Housing Benefit

This Council notes concerns from landlords, councils and charities about universal credit and how it affects Nottinghamshire's most vulnerable residents, that councils whose tenants have already been moved onto universal credit said they had built up millions in rent arrears with residents at risk of eviction.  Figures received under a recent Freedom of Information request show that half of all council tenants across 105 local authorities who receive the housing element of universal credit – which replaces housing benefit – are at least a month behind on their rent, with 30% two months behind.  Figures also show a dramatic increase in the use of food banks in areas where this has already been rolled out.


This Council has major concerns that families risk being pushed into a spiral of debt due to a minimum six-week wait for an initial payment and processing delays.  For low-income claimants, many of whom who lack savings, this in effect leaves them without cash for six weeks.


This Council has a responsibility to protect the poorest residents in Nottinghamshire.  This Council believes that Universal Credit in its current form will have a huge detrimental impact on our residents.


This Council calls on the Government to stop the roll out of Universal Credit in Nottinghamshire until the current problems with the system are sorted out. 


We therefore call for the leaders of the Ashfield Independents, Conservatives and Labour Parties to write to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Esther McVey outlining our opposition to Universal Credit in its current form.


Councillor Jason Zadrozny       Councillor Helen Ann Smith


This Council welcomes Nottinghamshire County Council's Highways capital and revenue programme that is to be delivered during 2018/19.


This Council further welcomes the £20m to be invested in highways over the next 4 years.


This Council acknowledges that one of the biggest complaints Councillors received from Constituents is about the state of our broken roads and pavements.  This Council further acknowledges that our Highways have been neglected for years and this investment will make a huge difference to both pedestrians and drivers all across Nottinghamshire.


This Council congratulates the Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee for his Leadership on this issue, welcomes extra funding spent in every District of this County and welcomes the communication with County Councillors.  It is only right that elected members take a leading role in identifying priorities over how this extra £20m will be spent over the next 4 years and we are keen to see this continued dialogue.


Councillor David Martin            Councillor Tom Hollis

(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


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Pauline AllanMedical/illness
Steve CarrOther
John LongdonMedical/illness
Mike Quigley MBEMedical/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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