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Meeting Details

Full Council
30 Mar 2023 - 10:30

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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)


Public Items
5 Constituency Issues (see note 4)
6a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 5)
10 Questions

a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to the Leader, Cabinet Members and Committee Chairmen


Motion One - carried over from 20 January 2023 meeting


Nottinghamshire County Council believes that it should do everything possible to ensure that no child goes hungry.


This Council notes that according to information from the October 2022 school census, covering pupils in years R-11 in all primary, secondary and special schools in the county (including academies) there are 25,265 - 22.1% of all pupils claiming free school meals.


This Council further notes the following table which shows the highest number of school children ever claiming free school meals across Nottinghamshire.


District of school

Number on roll

NCY R-11 (1)

Number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals (2) Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals (2)
Ashfield 17,997 5,283 29.4
Bassetlaw 16,130  3,795 23.5
Broxtowe 14,910 2,913 19.5
Gedling 16,469 3,208 19.5
Mansfield 16,711 4,681 28.0
Newark 14,225 3,370 23.7
Rushcliffe 18,055 2,015 11.2
Nottinghamshire 114,497 25,265 22.1


This Council believes that there are children who may be entitled to free school meals but do not claim them for a variety of reasons.


This Council therefore resolves to increase Free School Meal take up by investigating whether Nottinghamshire County Council can:


1) Automatically enrol children on to free school meals, using existing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction data.


2) Implement a policy of 'opt out' meaning that those not aware of their entitlement can benefit from free school meals.


The council believes that this will significantly increase Free School Meal uptake in Nottinghamshire, which will lead to additional Pupil Premium Funding to help reduce the gap in attainment between children from higher and lower income households.


Councillor Francis Purdue-Horan    Councillor Debbie Darby


Motion Two - carried over from 20 January 2023 meeting


The motion has been withdrawn


Motion Three


On 27 February 2023, it was reported that Nottinghamshire was named one of 'most dangerous places to live in UK for crime'.


An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report published in January confirmed that in the annual period between September 2021 and 2022, every area of Nottinghamshire has experienced rising crime, including:


  • In Ashfield, an increase in 'Bicycle Theft' by 115% and of 'Non-Residential Burglaries' by 50%.
  • In Bassetlaw, an increase in 'possession of dangerous weapons' by 76% and 'Violent Crime' by 23%.
  • In Mansfield, rises in 'Robbery' by 71% and 'Shoplifting' by 66%.
  • In Newark and Sherwood, an increase in 'Sexual Offences' by 41% and 'Public Order Offences' by 27%.
  • In the South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership area, an increase in 'All other theft' by 28% and 'Theft from person' by 14%.
  • Across Nottinghamshire, Total Recorded Crimes rising by 15%.


This Council's Plan, The Nottinghamshire Plan, states:


"Helping our communities to stay safe is one of our top priorities as a Council. Over 1 in 3 people hoped to see lower crime in their local area over the next 10 years. So, we'll lead the Safer Nottinghamshire Board, working closely with Nottinghamshire Police, to reduce crime and make people feel safer and more protected."


The Safer Nottinghamshire Board (SNB) developed a 3-year Community Safety Agreement, to be reviewed annually from 2020-2023. This agreement outlines the strategic priorities of the SNB and assigns strategic leads to each priority.


This Council therefore resolves to recommend to the SNB that they:


  • Ensure that rising crime rates across Nottinghamshire are acknowledged in the upcoming annual SNB CSA review.
  • Consider the identified specific types of rising crime within a future CSA beyond 2023, to ensure there are targeted responses to these crimes across Nottinghamshire.
  • Report on performance under current strategic priorities outlined in the SNB CSA and review whether those currently assigned to lead on these priorities remain suitable.
  • Ensure that all past and future SNB CSA annual review reports are published online and easily accessible to Nottinghamshire residents via the Nottinghamshire County Council website.


Councillor Paul Henshaw    Councillor Mike Pringle



Exempt Items


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Sinead Andersonmedical/illness
Stephen Garnermedical/illness
Kane Oliverother reasons
Sheila Placemedical/illness
Elizabeth Williamsonmedical/illness
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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