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Meeting Details

Full Council
27 May 2021 - 10:30

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  • Declarations of Interests



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

b)    Questions to Committee Chairmen
Motion One


This Council welcomes comments made by the new Leader of The Council that the Government have “pulled the plug” on Unitary Authorities.

This Council further notes the fervent opposition from Borough and District Council leaders to creating a ‘Super Council’ or Unitary Authority that would be bigger than Luxembourg - centrally ran from West Bridgford.

This Council believes in localism and that decisions are best made as close to the communities they impact.

This Council welcomes election leaflets issued by the Conservative Party in the 2021 County Council elections asserting that there are no plans to scrap our Borough and District Councils.

During successive COVID lockdowns - the strength of partnership working between our Borough and District Councils, Nottinghamshire County Council and other key partners was a major and widely recognised success in our multi-agency response to COVID.

This council therefore commits to maintaining our current model of local government and that the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council will write to the Rt Hon. Robert Jenrick MP - the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government making clear that this Council has no intention of becoming a Unitary Authority as we now concentrate on leading the local recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Councillor Jason Zadrozny     Councillor Lee Waters

Motion Two


Nottinghamshire County Council notes the ambition to end all single use plastic in Nottinghamshire, the UK and globally and the climate change commitments this authority has made. 

Globally, we produce 150 tons of plastic each year that is only used once for the likes of water bottles and food containers.  This cannot be recycled and is not biodegradable.  This is having a devastating for our oceans and marine life. 

This council therefore resolves:

To source locally, preferably within Nottinghamshire, when purchasing food, drink and all hospitality to stipulate that such procurement will cease any purchase of non-recycled plastic and to follow this up with 100% recycling of such bottles.

To seek to end the procurement of any plastic in this context and to cease the culture of single use plastic water bottles and food containers. 

To promote a County-wide refill campaign in all Council County buildings and encourage businesses to become free water filling stations.

Councillor Helen-Ann Smith    Councillor Daniel Williamson 


Motion Three


In May 2019, a motion calling for Nottinghamshire County Council to set a carbon neutral target and implement an associated governance structure to closely monitor carbon emissions received unanimous support from Members of this Chamber.

In October 2020, the Council agreed to commit to carbon neutrality in all its activities by 2030 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This Council now formally agrees to declare a Climate Emergency, and to delegate the new Transport & Environment Committee to take the lead in considering, agreeing, and overseeing appropriate measures to achieve this authority's commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in all its activities by 2030.

All other committees of the Council will be expected to ensure that the decisions they take within their remit adhere to this principle, and the relevant actions agreed across all of these committees will be reported to Full Council on a regular basis so that every Member has an ongoing overview of the progress being made.

Councillor Ben Bradley MP   Councillor Neil Clarke MBE   Councillor Mike Adams

Motion Four


This Council agrees to establish a cross-party Highways Review Panel, to be led by the Chairman of the Transport & Environment Committee, with a remit to examine the current methods and technologies used to repair and maintain roads across Nottinghamshire.

The Panel will consider whether additional or different approaches can be adopted to deliver maximum value from this Council’s significant extra and ongoing investment in highways maintenance.

The Panel will report its recommendations as soon as possible to the Policy Committee for final consideration and decisions.

Councillor Ben Bradley MP   Councillor Neil Clarke MBE

Exempt Items


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Declarations of Interests

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