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No. Item

1.

Apologies and Announcements

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were presented on behalf of County Councillors Erica Lewis, Mark Perks, Shaun Turner and Barrie Yates.

 

Announcements

 

The Chairman welcomed County Councillor Jenny Purcell following her recent illness.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

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Minutes:

Name of Councillor

Agenda Item Number

Nature of Interest (non-pecuniary unless stated)

David O'Toole

NoM 3

Member, West Lancashire Borough Council Planning Committee

Stephen Clarke

NoM 3

Development Control Committee Member

Andrea Kay

NoM 3

Development Control Committee Member

David Foxcroft

NoM 3

Development Control Committee Member

Paul Rigby

NoM 3

Development Control Committee Member (Pecuniary)

James Eaton

NoM 3

Development Control Committee

Member

 

3.

Election of Chairman

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Minutes:

County Councillor Anne Cheetham, the retiring Chairman of the County Council, presided for this item.

 

It was moved by County Councillor Peter Buckley, and seconded by County Councillor Ed Nash, that County Councillor Paul Rigby be elected Chairman of the County Council.

 

There being no other nominations, it was:

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Paul Rigby be elected Chairman of the County Council until the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council in 2020.

 

County Councillor Rigby then took the Chair and made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

4.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

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It was moved by County Councillor Albert Atkinson, and seconded by County Councillor Andrea Kay, that County Councillor Susie Charles be elected Vice-Chairman of the County Council.

 

There being no other nominations, it was:

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Susie Charles be elected Vice-Chairman of the County Council until the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council in 2020.

 

County Councillor Charles then made her Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

 

At this point, the Chairman informed Full Council that he had agreed to suspend Standing Order B45(3) to allow County Councillor Jenny Purcell's votes to be counted whilst not in her designated seat.

5.

Cabinet and Lead Member Appointments pdf icon PDF 22 KB

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In moving a report on Cabinet and Lead Member appointments, County Councillor Geoff Driver announced the following changes, effective immediately:

 

-  The appointment of County Councillor Keith Iddon as Deputy Leader of the County Council (in addition to Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport).

-  The appointment of County Councillor Albert Atkinson as Cabinet Member for Technical Services, Rural Affairs and Waste Management.

-  The appointment of County Councillor Phillippa Williamson as Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools.

-  The appointment of County Councillor Jayne Rear as Lead Member for Young People.

-  The appointment of County Councillor David Foxcroft as Champion for Young People.

-  Changes to the scheme of delegation to Cabinet Members.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The changes to membership of the Cabinet, portfolios and Lead Member and Champion appointments, now presented, be noted.

(ii)  The Director of Corporate Services be authorised to make any consequential changes to the county council's Constitution.

6.

Question Time pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Questions submitted under Standing Order B28.

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Minutes:

County Councillors Kim Snape and Nikki Hennessy asked their respective questions as follows:

 

No.

Question From

Subject

For Answer by

1.

County Councillor Kim Snape

Adlington Rail Service

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

2.

County Councillor Nikki Hennessy

Sugar Tax

Leader of the County Council

 

 

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, and County Councillor Geoff Driver, Leader of the County Council, respectively replied.

7.

Confirmation of the Minutes from the Meeting held on 28 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 424 KB

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Resolved: - That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

8.

Non-Attendance of County Councillor pdf icon PDF 22 KB

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Minutes:

As County Councillor Jenny Purcell was present at the meeting, this item was withdrawn.

9.

Constitution of the County Council 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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Minutes:

County Councillor David O'Toole moved a report setting out proposals for the approval of the Constitution for 2019/20 and proposals for amendments in relation to Notices of Motion and language and behaviour.

 

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the following addition, seconded by County Councillor O'Toole:

 

  vi.  "Approve that the Corporate Complaints Committee be disestablished with immediate effect.

 

On being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

  (i)  The proposals of the Political Governance Working Group meeting on 7 May as set out in the report and Appendices 'B' and 'C' now presented, be approved.

  (ii)  A revised "Protocol for Members and Co-opted Members on Language and Behaviour", as set out at Appendix 'D' to the report, now presented, be approved, and that it be moved from Appendix M of the constitution to become an appendix to the Code of Conduct.

 (iii)  Consideration be given to any other changes Full Council might wish to make to the constitution to enable the efficient and effective running of the county council.

 (iv)  The Director of Corporate Services be authorised to make any consequential changes to other parts of the Constitution arising from these changes.

  (v)  The Constitution of the County Council for the year 2019/20 be approved.

 (vi)  The Corporate Complaints Committee be disestablished with immediate effect.

 

 

 

10.

Membership of Committees and Related Appointments for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 26 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out details of membership of committees and related appointments for 2019/20.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The Constitution and membership of the committees of the county council for 2019/20 as set out at a) in the report, now presented, be approved;

(ii)  The appointment of Chairs and Deputy Chairs of those committees for 2019/20 as set out at b) in the report, now presented, and as follows, be approved:

 

Committee

Chair

Deputy

 

Urgency Committee

 

G Driver

 

K Iddon

 

Overview and Scrutiny

 

 

 

 

Internal Scrutiny

External Services Scrutiny

 

D O'Toole

E Nash

 

M Salter

D Stansfield

Children's Services Scrutiny

Health Scrutiny

Education Scrutiny

A Kay

P Britcliffe

C Wakeford

N Hennessy

S Morris

M Dad

 

 

 

Other Committees

 

 

 

 

Development Control

B Yates

P Rigby

Regulatory

Audit, Risk and Governance

J Eaton

A Schofield

M Barron

E Nash

Pension Fund

E Pope

A Schofield

Student Support Appeals

C Wakeford

 

Employment

G Driver

K Iddon

Conduct

Health and Wellbeing Board

A Atkinson

S Turner

P Buckley

Non CC Chair (D Gizzi)

 

11.

Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire - Appointment of a County Council Representative for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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County Councillor Keith Iddon moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of one County Councillor to serve on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire until the Annual Meeting of Full Council in 2020.

 

County Councillor Iddon proposed County Councillor Geoff Driver be appointed as the county council's representative, seconded by County Councillor Andrew Gardiner.

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Geoff Driver be appointed to serve on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire until the Annual Meeting of Full Council in 2020.

12.

Lancashire Combined Fire Authority - Appointment of County Council Representatives for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 22 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of 19 members to serve on the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority until the Annual Meeting of Full Council in 2020 on the basis of 10 Conservative members, 7 Labour members, 1 Liberal Democrat member and I Independent member.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The following Members be appointed to serve on the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority until the annual meeting of Full Council in 2020:

 

Conservative (10)

Labour (7)

Liberal Democrat (1)

Independent (1)

P Britcliffe

I Brown

S Clarke

J Eaton

A Kay

D O'Toole

M Perks

J Shedwick

D Stansfield

G Wilkins

J Fillis

N Hennessy

S Holgate

H Khan

T Martin

F De Molfetta

M Parkinson

D Howarth

E Oades

 

 

 

13.

Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee - Appointment of County Council Representatives for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 22 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of members to serve on Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The following Members be appointed to serve on Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee until the annual meeting of Full Council in 2020:

 

Transport for the North

 

M Green

K Iddon (Substitute)

 

Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee

 

M Salter

A Snowden (Substitute)

 

 

14.

Appointments to the Local Government Association's General Assembly, Boards and Special Interest Groups for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of representatives to serve on the Local Government Association General Assembly for 2019/20; the appointment of representatives to serve on a number of the Local Government Association's Special Interest Groups for 2019/20, and to note the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The representation and appointments to serve on the Local Government Association's General Assembly and Special Interest Groups, as set out in the report now presented, for 2019/20 be approved as follows:

 

LGA - General Assembly (4)

 

Conservative (3)  Labour (1)

 

G Driver  A Ali

K Iddon

P Williamson

 

LGA Special Interest Group - Coastal Issues (1)

 

S Clarke

 

LGA Special Interest Group - Rural Services Network (1)

 

C Towneley

 

LGA Special Interest Group - Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum (1)

 

M Green

 

(ii)  That the County Council's 12 votes be carried by County Councillor Geoff Driver.

(iii)  That the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards as set out in the report, now presented, be noted.

 

 

 

 

15.

Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any Member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.

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Minutes:

There was no urgent business to be considered.

16.

Report of the Cabinet (Part B) pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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Minutes:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Cabinet from its meetings on 7 March and 11 April 2019.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Cabinet, now presented, be noted.

17a

The Urgency Committee pdf icon PDF 22 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Urgency Committee setting out details of a decision taken by the Monitoring Officer under the county council's urgent business procedure on behalf of the Urgency Committee.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Urgency Committee, now presented, be noted.

17b

The Employment Committee pdf icon PDF 19 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Employment Committee from its meeting on 11 March 2019.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Employment Committee, now presented, be noted.

17c

The Pension Fund Committee pdf icon PDF 19 KB

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County Councillor Eddie Pope moved the report of the Pension Fund Committee from its meeting on 29 March 2019.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Pension Fund Committee, now presented, be noted.

17d

The Overview and Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 21 KB

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County Councillor David O'Toole moved the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees from their meetings as follows:

 

Children's Services Scrutiny Committee - 27 February and 10 April 2019

Education Scrutiny Committee - 6 February and 26 March 2019

External Scrutiny Committee - 5 March and 16 April 2019

Health Scrutiny Committee - 5 February and 2 April 2019

Internal Scrutiny Committee - 15 March 2019

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, now presented, be noted.

17e

The Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 19 KB

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County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board from its meeting on 19 March 2019.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board, now presented, be noted.

18.

Report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 19 KB

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County Councillor Frank De Molfetta moved the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority from its meetings held on 18 February and 29 April 2019.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority, now presented, be noted.

19.

To consider Notices of Motion Submitted under Standing Order B36 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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1.  It was moved by County Councillor Andrew Snowden and seconded by County Councillor Kim Snape that:

Making Lancashire a Leader in Supporting People with Crohns and Colitis

 

The numbers of people suffering with Crohns and Colitis and other severe bowel and urinary diseases and conditions, such as recovering from cancer surgery, is rising. There are also increasing numbers of young people with the condition, brought to the world’s attention by the recent news of a ten year old boy from Kentucky who took his own life after being bullied for having a colostomy bag.

 

These conditions in themselves are incredibly painful, exhausting and stressful - for many they also pose life threatening and life changing situations and decisions. Yet, on the whole, awareness in the general public about the severity and reality of life for those with these conditions is low, leading to embarrassment and stress for those with the condition and meaning that things such as access to toilets are not seen as a public health priority.

 

Campaigns such as ‘Not every disability is visible’ and the ‘Can’t Wait' card have made headway in raising awareness that not everyone needing access to a disabled toilet has a readily visible disability. But much more needs to be done.

 

It is proposed that Lancashire becomes a national beacon of best practice in supporting people with Crohns and Colitis and other related conditions by:

·  Recognising toilet access, both public and private, as an important public health issue.

·  Raising awareness of groups for whom toilet access is a crucial issue and creating a better understanding of the conditions, symptoms and support needed

·  Ensuring the county council leads by example as an organisation in its employment practices, awareness raising and support.

·  Working with partners to improve toilet access and to identify means to do this through information sharing and digital platforms.

·  Developing a pledge with district councils, businesses and the public sector to increase recognition of the ‘Can’t Wait' card programme and sharing their toilet facilities information on relevant digital platforms.

 

On being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was:

 

Resolved: - That:

Making Lancashire a Leader in Supporting People with Crohns and Colitis

 

The numbers of people suffering with Crohns and Colitis and other severe bowel and urinary diseases and conditions, such as recovering from cancer surgery, is rising. There are also increasing numbers of young people with the condition, brought to the world’s attention by the recent news of a ten year old boy from Kentucky who took his own life after being bullied for having a colostomy bag.

 

These conditions in themselves are incredibly painful, exhausting and stressful - for many they also pose life threatening and life changing situations and decisions. Yet, on the whole, awareness in the general public about the severity and reality of life for those with these conditions is low, leading to embarrassment and stress for those with the condition and meaning that things such as access to toilets are not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.