Thursday, 20th September, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Office. View directions

Contact: David Taylor  01302 736712

No. Item


Apologies for Absence.


Declarations of Interest, if any.


Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 19th July, 2018. pdf icon PDF 240 KB


To receive any announcements from the Chair of Council, the Mayor, Members of the Cabinet or the Head of Paid Service.


Questions from the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13:-

(a)       Question from Mr. Stuart Exelby, on behalf of Doncaster Unite: Retired Members Branch, to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-


“Could the Mayor and Council Members give a commitment to the continuous support for all concessionary travel, because without this commitment, Doncaster will be failing the elderly, disabled and the economy of Doncaster?”


(b)     Question from Mr. Stuart Adams to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-


“As you look to dispose of further assets and as all previous assets disposed of at Lakeside have been converted for retail and housing use, such as the large field now being turned into Willow Grange, can you at least make some provision to consult with residents and allow part of this land to be used to create a public community space such as a park, picnic or play area for all residents and users of the lake to enjoy?”


(c)     Question from Mrs. Rachael Peace to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-


“As Doncaster Council has agreed to use a certain amount of funding to support extra Police Officers in the town centre.  I would like to know where exactly is this funding to be taken from to support this and will it have a detrimental effect on the area from which it is taken?”


(d)     Question from Mr. Doug Wright, on behalf of ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-


“The Health and Social Care Joint Commissioning Management Board (JCMB) is responsible to the Council Cabinet and Doncaster CCGB Governing Board.  Unlike the CCGB, DMBC does not publish any information about JCMB meetings.


The public has the right to be involved in the consultation and planning of healthcare services, including the challenge of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw NHS (SYB) financial gap of £139.5M required by 2020/21.


Will you:-

1. Publicise JCMB meetings and minutes

2. Agree to the public attending meetings and asking questions

3. Inform this meeting of DMBC's projected contribution towards SYB's financial gap of £139.5M

NB. Current CCG projected contribution is around £30m?”

A. Items where the Public and Press may not be excluded.

For Decision


State of the Borough 2018 and Doncaster Growing Together (DGT) Impact Report. pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Additional documents:


Freedom of the Borough Application - Yvonne Woodcock. pdf icon PDF 263 KB


Freedom of the Borough Application - Tony Sockett. pdf icon PDF 189 KB


To consider the following Motion, written notice of which has been given by Councillor Dave Shaw and Seconded by the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.1.

That this Council notes:-


·         With concern that the government has made fracking a central plank of the UK’s energy policy.


·         That the Government have granted exploratory licenses to allow companies to conduct shale gas testing at a number of sites across the country (mainly in the north of England).


·         That in areas where exploratory drilling is under consideration, local residents have expressed concern.


·         That the Labour Party manifesto at the 2017 General Election included a clear commitment to ban fracking.


·         That all planning applications relating to fracking must be considered on their merits in planning terms, within the rules set out by the Government.


That this Council, therefore:-


a)    Regrets the decision of the then Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, to lift the national ban on fracking in 2012.


b)    Commits to not allow any fracking activities, including survey work, on Council owned or controlled land and property.


c)    Regrets that the Government now appear to be determined to force fracking on areas, regardless of local opinion.


d)    Supports the position taken by the Labour Party calling on the Government to ban fracking and focus on unlocking the jobs and growth that a low-carbon energy infrastructure can provide for our industry, workforce and communities.



Questions by Elected Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 15.2 and 15.3.


(i)           Questions on Notice to the Executive:-


None received for this meeting.


(ii)           Questions without Notice to the Executive and the Chairs of the Audit Committee, Elections and Democratic Structures Committee, Health and Wellbeing Board and Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.

For Information


To receive the minutes of the following Joint Authorities. pdf icon PDF 107 KB


A.        Sheffield City Region Combined Authority held on 30th July, 2018.


B.      Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board held on 6th August, 2018.


C.      South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority held on 25th June (Annual), 25th June (Ordinary) and 23rd July, 2018.


D.      South Yorkshire Pensions Authority Local Pension Board held on 7th June, 2018.


E.      South Yorkshire Pensions Authority held on 7th June (Annual) and 7th June (Ordinary) 2018.


F.      South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel held on 2nd July, 2018.


G.      Team Doncaster Strategic Partnership held on 5th June, 2018.

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