Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1LP

Contact: Brian Offiler 

No. Item


To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 17 July, 2019 pdf icon PDF 114 KB


Mayor's Communications


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' and Officers' Interests relating to items on the Agenda.


Public Questions to the Council

To receive questions from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order No. 12.


Question submitted by Plastic Free Chesterfield:


“The newly formed group, ‘Plastic Free Chesterfield’, which is part of the larger group ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, is aiming to reduce the avoidable use of single use plastic. We feel that as Chesterfield Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency it is vitally important that the Council addresses the issue of avoidable single use plastic. At a recent event we found the public overwhelmingly in support of our aims.


We therefore ask what action the Council is taking or proposing to take in respect of the following aspects:


·        What actions has the Council taken to date to reduce its own use of single use plastic and what plans are in place to change to more sustainable solutions;


·        Acting as an exemplar; encouraging all local businesses to avoid the use of single use plastic where possible;


·        Providing better information for residents as to how they can consider ‘Refuse Reduce Re-use Recyle’ in relation to their plastic use, e.g. clearer promotion of alternatives to single use plastic or recycling facilities.”


Question submitted by Daniel Botham:


"Climate change is only one of the many challenges we are facing, another big challenge is loss of biodiversity. What strategies does the Council have for protecting and increasing biodiversity in the borough?”



Petitions to Council

To receive petitions submitted under Standing Order No. 13


Questions to the Leader

To receive questions submitted to the Leader under Standing Order No.14


Treasury Management Annual Report 2018/19 and Monitoring Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Additional documents:


Delivery of Chesterfield's Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:


Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:


Minutes of Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 24 KB

To receive for information the Minutes of the following meetings:


·        Appeals and Regulatory Committee

·        Employment and General Committee

·        Planning Committee

·        Standards and Audit Committee


To receive the Minutes of the meetings of Cabinet of 16 July and 10 September, 2019 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Additional documents:


To receive the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Cabinet and Employment and General Committee of 10 September, 2019 pdf icon PDF 59 KB


To receive and adopt the Minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Performance Scrutiny Forum of 4 July, 2019 pdf icon PDF 86 KB


To receive and adopt the Minutes of the meeting of the Community, Customer and Organisational Scrutiny Committee of 11 July, 2019 pdf icon PDF 68 KB


To receive and adopt the Minutes of the meeting of the Enterprise and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee of 18 July, 2019 pdf icon PDF 83 KB


Questions under Standing Order No. 19

To receive questions from Councillors in accordance with Standing Order No.19.


Questions submitted by Councillor Fordham after the agenda publication deadline:


1.   “With the winter Night Shelter in Chesterfield due to recommence, will the Council give the volunteer organisers and supportive churches access to storage facilities all year around and consider making a building available as an all year round drop-in-centre for Shelter Users?”


2.   “With new electric charging points being installed in car parks controlled by the Borough Council will the Council actively promote their existence and publicly report on the usage and take up?”