Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

To consider the extent, if any, to which the public and press are to be excluded from the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest, if any

4.

Minutes of the Annual Council Meeting held on 24th September, 2020 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

5.

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

6.

In accordance with the Council's Petition Scheme, to receive the presentation of a Petition relating to the Defence of Conisbrough, Denaby & Old Denaby from flooding.

 

(The Council has received a petition from Councillor Lani-Mae Ball, the petition organiser, containing over 1156 signatures from constituents, stating that the residents of Conisbrough and Denaby have been let down badly by the government, including the Environment Agency, to provide adequate protection within the villages in terms of pro-active maintenance of the River Don/Kearsley Brook and the creation of flood defences at the River Don/Kearsley Brook.  This cannot continue and the people of these villages deserve better.  We demand the Environment Agency fully fund flood defence of these areas and regularly maintain the existing water courses.  After the floods of 2007 and now 2019, the people of this area note the scheme delivered at Meadowhall, Sheffield and are concerned that such defences may increase flood risk further down the Don Valley, leaving people and communities vulnerable.)

7.

Questions from the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13

(a)   Question from Mr Glen Bluff to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

“How much does the Council have invested as part of its treasury management that is due to mature between now and the end of 2020 and would it not be more prudent for the council to re-invest this money in local businesses impacted by COVID, rather than invest our money externally?”

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

For Decision

8.

Statement of Licensing Policy 2021 - Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 176 KB

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9.

Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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10.

To consider the following Motion, written notice of which has been given by Councillor Tosh McDonald and Seconded by Councillor John Healy, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.1

“This Authority looks to support the NUM campaign by raising the awareness of a longstanding issue that is seen as critical in context of the Covid-19 crisis, namely ensuring that the correct cause of death, including any underlying occupational diseases, is listed on the death certificate of former mineworkers to ensure proper compensation can be accessed by the bereaved widow and families.

 

More broadly, this Authority wants Ministers to do more to support healthcare and wider regeneration in former coalfield areas which we know suffer disproportionally from poor health and lower life expectancy.  Given that recently released data from the ONS shows our communities as some of the hardest hit during this pandemic, it is critical these issues are looked at in more serious detail.

 

We ask the Mayor Ros Jones to write, on behalf of this Council, to all Doncaster area MP’s, Jonathan Ashworth MP Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, David Lammy MP Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.”

11.

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

(i)        Questions on Notice to the Executive:-

 

(a)     Question from Councillor Nick Allen to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

“What steps have you implemented to support landlords in Doncaster during the pandemic?  Would you consider introducing some scale of Council Tax relief for landlords who have been affected by the extra charges levelled on owning a property which has been empty for two years or more.”

 

(b)     Question from Councillor Jane Cox to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

“Could the Mayor please give a detailed breakdown of what the initial £1 million that has been drawn down from the Town Fund will be spent on.  Does she consider these schemes to be good value for money given the current state of the town centre with many empty shops.  Would the money have been better spent on enhancing the look of the High Street?”

 

(ii)          Questions without Notice to the Executive and the Chairs of Committees.

 

For Information and Not Endorsement

12.

To receive the minutes of the following Joint Authorities pdf icon PDF 232 KB

 

A.        Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority Board held on 15th April, 1st June and 27th July, 2020.

 

B.      Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board held on 5th March, 21st May and 16th July, 2020.

 

C.      South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority held on 10th February, 22nd June (Annual) 22nd June (Ordinary) 27th July and 14th September, 2020.

 

D.      South Yorkshire Pensions Authority Local Pension Board held on 13th February and 23rd July, 2020.

 

E.      South Yorkshire Pensions Authority held on 12th September, 2019 and 23rd January, 19th March, 11th June (Annual) 11th June (Ordinary) and 10th September, 2020.

 

F.      South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel held on 6th February, 8th June and 20th July, 2020.

 

G.      Team Doncaster Strategic Partnership held on 21st January, 2020.

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