Agenda and draft minutes

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3.

Public Questions and Statements

(A period not exceeding 20 minutes for questions and statements from

members of the public and Elected Members to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones. Questions/Statements should relate specifically to an item of business on the agenda and be limited to a maximum of 100 words. As stated within Executive Procedure Rule 3.3 each person will be allowed to submit one question/statement per meeting.A question may only be asked if notice has been given by delivering it in writing or by e-mail to the Governance Team no later than 5.00 p.m. of the third working day before the day of the meeting. Each question or statement must give the name and address of the person submitting it. Questions/Statements should be sent to the Governance Team, Floor 2, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU, or by email to Democratic.Services@doncaster.gov.uk)

Minutes:

Councillor Jane Cox submitted the following question to Mayor Ros Jones:-

 

'As you know, I sat on the local Climate Commission and took an active role in speaking up for residents about how we can all make small changes which, collectively, have a big impact. There was a commitment to updating residents with a regular column, in the local press, with what action DMBC has taken to address climate change. How will this be integrated into the 'new ways of working', which now make a Cleaner and Greener Doncaster a priority.'

 

In the absence of Councillor Jane Cox, Mayor Ros Jones asked for the following written response to be forwarded to Councillor Cox following the meeting:-

 

Thank you for your question Cllr Cox.

It is very important for us to take our residents along on the journey of addressing climate change and its impacts on the borough, as well as making Greener and Cleaner a priority, particularly while we are implementing new ways of working.

I will ensure you are provided with a full briefing note, which hopefully provides a more detailed response to your question but in short…

Since the declaration of the climate and biodiversity emergency in 2019 the council, in partnership, has put in place a range of projects which will contribute to our efforts to address and mitigate climate change. Some of this work includes:

·      Implementation of the actions from the Environment and Sustainability Strategy by both the Council and external partners.

·      Delivery of the Environment Services Improvement Plan which consists of short-term actions to achieve initial, step-change improvement in key areas of environment service delivery, including projects such as Naturalisation of appropriate green spaces and delivery of a Fly tip and Litter Action Plan.

·      6 projects focusing on flood alleviation to help the borough adapt to changes in the borough resulting from climate change.

·      A number of mini programmes contained within the wider Localities work that align with efforts to address climate change.

·      Application of Towns Fund accelerated grants which helped improve green spaces in the borough and the requirement for future Towns Fund and Levelling Up Fund projects to demonstrate how they minimise the effect of climate change.

·      Inclusion of Greener and Cleaner as a cross cutting goal and specifically ‘Tackling Climate Change’ as one of our 8 priorities.

·      Continued engagement with residents to inform DMBC work through Doncaster Talks and other channels.

We regularly report how the Council contributes to this agenda via a number of different channels for example the Quarterly Performance Monitoring report which is publically available. In addition Team Doncaster will be reviewing its operating model in the light of an agreement on Doncaster Delivering Together over the autumn period.

I hope this provides some assurance on our progress.

 

Councillor Nick Allen submitted the following question to Mayor Ros Jones:-

 

'My question relates to the Local Plan, Item 7. How confident are you that the proposed Local Plan is fit for purpose and do you feel officers have consulted with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

5.

Decision Record Forms from the meeting held on 7th July, 2021 for noting (previously circulated)

Minutes:

Decision Records dated 7th July, 2021, be noted.

6.

Doncaster Delivering Together (DDT). pdf icon PDF 462 KB

Additional documents:

7.

Adoption of the Doncaster Local Plan 2015-2035 (The Appendix to the report is not for Publication, by virtue of Paragraph 5 (information Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended. pdf icon PDF 390 KB

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8.

Quarter 1 2021-22 Finance and Performance Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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9.

St Leger Homes of Doncaster Ltd (SLHD) Performance & Delivery Update: 2021/22 Quarter One (Q1) . pdf icon PDF 830 KB

10.

Performance Challenge of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust: Quarter 1, 2021/22. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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