Agenda and minutes

Council
Thursday, 21st September, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Team Leader - 023 9244 6234

Items
No. Item

30.

Prayers

The Chairman to lead the Council in prayer.

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the meeting with a short prayer.

31.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make for information.

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that agenda item 7 had been deferred and that item 13 had been withdrawn.

32.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Costigan, Mouland, Muldoon, Noble, Phillips, Pienaar, Saunders, Shepherd, Spencer, Standish, Thomas and Wren.

33.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interests from members present.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from any of the members present.

34.

Confirmation of Previous Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 20 July 2017, previously circulated.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 20 July 2017 were approved as a correct record.

35.

Presentation from Hampshire Constabulary

Chief Inspector Clare Jenkins of Hampshire Constabulary to give a presentation to Council on current priorities and challenges and the work being done by the Police across the District.

Minutes:

At the invitation of the Chairman, Chief Inspector Clare Jenkins of Hampshire Constabulary was invited to address the Council on work currently being done by the Police across the District. 

 

Chief Inspector Jenkins set the national, international and local context, current challenges, the focus of police priorities within increasingly limited resources and the importance of partnership working and information sharing between the Police and partner organisations.  Chief Inspector Jenkins then took questions from Councillors.

 

At the conclusion of this item the Chairman thanked Chief Inspector Jenkins for her time and for her interesting and informative presentation.

36.

Pets As Therapy

This item has been deferred.

Minutes:

This item was deferred.

37.

Parish Charter Signature pdf icon PDF 5 MB

The Parish Charter, approved in March 2017, to be formally signed by the Chairman on behalf of East Hampshire District Council and Jim MacDonald, Chairman of the East Hampshire Assocation of Parish and Town Councils.

Minutes:

Councillor Butler briefed the Council on the significant amount of work that had been undertaken over a period of time to bring forward an updated and fit for purpose Parish Charter for East Hampshire.  The Charter had formally been approved by the Cabinet in March 2017 following lengthy consultations between representatives of the District, Town and Parish Councils and all parties were fully committed to working seamlessly together in the delivery of services for residents across the District.

 

The Charter was then formally signed by the Chairman on behalf of the Council and by Councillor Jim MacDonald, Chairman of the East Hampshire Association of Parish and Town Councils.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor MacDonald then addressed the Council in support of the Charter and expressed his gratitude to Councillor Sue Halstead for her contribution as former Chairman  of the EHAPTC.

38.

Public Question Time (Standing Order 13.4(f)(i))

To deal with any public questions notified at least two clear working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

39.

Appointments

To note the following appointments made by the Leader to the role of Member Project Lead:

 

(1)  Councillor Alan Waterhouse, Member Project Lead supporting Councillor Ferris Cowper (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Portfolio for Finance and Whitehill & Bordon);

(2)   Councillor Sara Schillemore, Member Project Lead supporting Councillor Guy Shepherd (Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Regeneration Delivery)

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Millard and seconded by Councillor Cowper, it was

 

RESOLVED that the following appointments, made by the Leader, be noted:

 

(1)  Councillor Alan Waterhouse, Member Project Lead supporting Councillor Cowper (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Portfolio for Finance and Whitehill & Bordon); and

(2)   Councillor Sara Schillemore, Member Project Lead supporting Councillor Shepherd (Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Regeneration Delivery).

40.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4 (a)

(Notice of questions from Councillors must be given in writing at least 48 hours before the meeting)

Minutes:

There were no questions under Standing order 23.

41.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4(b)

(Questions from Councillors relating to urgent business, of which notice has not been given under Procedural Order 23.4(a), to be received at least two hours prior to the start the meeting).

Minutes:

There were no urgent questions.

42.

Motions Received under Procedural Order 14.1

This item has been withdrawn.

Minutes:

This item had been withdrawn prior to the meeting.

43.

Committee Minutes

To receive the minutes of the following Committees:

 

Licensing Sub-Committee – 27 August 2017

Extraordinary Joint Environmental Services Committee – 2 August 2017

Licensing Sub-Committee – 4 August 2017

Planning Committee – 24 August 2017

Governance Audit and Scrutiny Committee – 5 September

Cabinet – 7 September 2017

Minutes:

The minutes of committees held since the last meeting of the Council were received.