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Meeting Details

Full Council
25 Nov 2021 - 10:30

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Morning session -


Afternoon session -

  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Other Attendees
  • Declarations of Interests



Standard Items
2 Apologies for Absence
4 Declarations of Interests by Members and Officers:- (see note below)

(a) Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
(b) Private Interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary)


5 Chairman's Business
a)    Presentation of Awards/Certificates (if any)
Public Items
6 Constituency Issues (see note 4)
7a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 5)
11 Questions

a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to Committee Chairmen


Motion One - from 23rd September 2021 meeting


This Council wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all school teachers, teaching assistants and school support staff who have worked tirelessly alongside parents and carers during the Covid 19 pandemic to continue educating and caring for our children in Nottinghamshire. In addition, our thanks are extended to our nurseries, childminders and early years' providers, local charities and voluntary organisations, council officers and key workers who have all played their part in supporting our children and young people's health and well-being during this challenging period.


However, the impact of Covid has been significant on our children's learning and on many of our children and young people's mental health.


This Council accepts the Government's own Education Recovery Commissioner Sir Kevan Collin's estimate that £15bn is needed to help our children catch up with their learning. On this basis this Council determines the current allocation of £1.4 bn to be wholly inadequate. The Education Policy Institute have calculated that this amounts to £50 per pupil per year. This contrasts with £1,600 per pupil in the USA and £2,500 in the Netherlands.


This Council wishes to emphasise that no child's education should be blighted by this pandemic: no child should be left behind.


Therefore this Council resolves to write to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education to call on the Government to scale up its ambition for our children and young people in Nottinghamshire, ensuring that our  education system has the resources it requires.


Councillor Michelle Welsh    Councillor Kate Foale


ALTERED Motion Two - from 23rd September 2021 meeting


This Council recognises the evidence base that exists demonstrating the significant health and safety benefits to the public from a reduction in vehicle speed to 20MPH.


This Council resolves therefore to task the Transport and Environment Committee with exploring the feasibility of implementing a 20MPH speed limit and any other new measures that could help improve road safety in all its residential conurbations.


Councillor Penny Gowland     Councillor John Ogle


Motion Three - from 23rd September 2021 meeting


This motion has been withdrawn


Motion Four - from 23rd September 2021 meeting


This motion has been withdrawn


Motion Five - from 23rd September 2021 meeting


This Council recognises the immediacy of the challenge of poor nutrition and the need to encourage healthy eating in Nottinghamshire and beyond. Without radical change, we risk failing to achieve our statutory goals of improving the health & wellbeing of our residents, supporting the NHS, and tackling longstanding inequalities in our communities.


This Council therefore wishes to see nutrition developed as a key part of our 2022-2026 Health & Wellbeing Strategy, and asks Health & Wellbeing Board to consider in detail with partners how best to include this element appropriately, including plans for how officers can actively engage with residents on this key issue.


This Council will further set out to make Nottinghamshire a "Healthly Food Sustainable Shire" and ensure that these principles are considered and reflected appropriately in the development of the forthcoming Council Plan, overseen by the Deputy Leader, with actions arising from it to ensure that our communities are empowered to make positive choices about their nutrition and health.


Councillor Dr John Doddy     Councillor Bruce Laughton


Motion Six - from 23rd September 2021 meeting


This motion has been withdrawn


Motion Seven


This Council notes that Nottinghamshire is served by 60 static libraries.


This Council notes that according to data released by the Communities Committee - there was 112,087 physical visits to our 60 libraries between 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. This was only 19.49% of the physically footfall target set by Inspire, who run the library services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.


This Council believes that our Library Buildings are a valuable tool in terms of education and community cohesion.


Nottinghamshire County Council therefore commits to keep open all 60 library buildings in their current location until at least 2025.


Councillor Daniel Williamson     Councillor Elizabeth Williamson


Motion Eight

Nottinghamshire County Council is extremely disturbed that the Maternity Services at Nottingham University Hospital (NUH) have been deemed inadequate. 


The good health of mothers and babies in Nottinghamshire is of paramount importance to this Council. The Council recognises that NUH has tried for several years to improve the Service, but it has failed. It has now become apparent that this problem is far larger than first thought.


Serious incidents within maternity departments at NUH were downgraded by the hospital to avoid scrutiny and mistakes were kept hidden from regulators and senior health bosses which meant the Trust avoided proper scrutiny.


Therefore, Nottinghamshire County Council will call upon the Government to conduct a full public enquiry into Maternity Services at NUH and resolves to:-


  • Write to the Secretary of State for Health to express serious concerns and to present the case for a full public enquiry into the Maternity Services at NUH;

  • Ask the Secretary of State for Health to meet with the Health Scrutiny Committee and families affected regarding Maternity Services at NUH.

Councillor Michelle Welsh      Councillor Penny Gowland




Full Council will be invited to resolve:


"That the public be excluded for the following item on the grounds that the discussions are likely to involve disclosure of exempt information described in Paragraphs 1, 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.



If this is agreed, the public will have to leave the meeting during consideration of the following item.




Exempt Items
14 Section 5 Report (circulated to Members under separate cover)


  • Information relating to an individual
  • Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)
  • Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings


No attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
No apology information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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