Agenda

Annual Business Meeting, Council - Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Charlotte Kearsey  01246 345236

Items
No. Item

1.

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 24 February, 2021 pdf icon PDF 385 KB

2.

Mayor's Communications

3.

Apologies for Absence

4.

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

5.

Public Questions to the Council

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

6.

Petitions to Council

To receive petitions submitted under Standing Order No. 13

7.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Appointments 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Additional documents:

Council's Delegation Scheme pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Questions to the Leader

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

Consideration of business outstanding from the Council Meeting held on 24 February, 2021 (see Items marked '*' below)

Organisational Development Strategy and Programme pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes of Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To receive for information the Minutes of the following meetings:-

 

Appeals and Regulatory Committee

Employment and General Committee

Licensing Committee

Planning Committee

Standards and Audit Committee

To receive the Minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet of *15 December, 2020, *12 January, 2021, *2 February, 2021, *9 February, 2021, 23 February, 2021 and 16 March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 331 KB

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To receive the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Cabinet and Employment and General Committee of *12 January, 2021 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To receive and adopt the Minutes of the meetings of the Overview and Performance Scrutiny Forum of *19 November, 2020, *17 December, 2020 and 21 January, 2021 pdf icon PDF 360 KB

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To receive and adopt the Minutes of the meetings of the Community, Customer and Organisational Scrutiny Committee of *26 November, 2020 and 25 March, 2021 pdf icon PDF 305 KB

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To receive and adopt the Minutes of the meetings of the Enterprise and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee of *3 December, 2020, 4 February, 2021 and 1 April, 2021 pdf icon PDF 276 KB

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Questions under Standing Order No. 19

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

 

*Question submitted by Councillor Fordham:

 

“To ask if the Council has plans regarding its links and relationship with the city of Yangquan in Shanxi Province, China, in the light of the planned review of the friendship cooperation between us (signed 2016 to last from 2017-2021). And to ask that this review takes into consideration the issue of human rights abuse and in particular the treatment of the Uyghur which includes forced re-education, forced labour, forced sterilisation and imprisonment. And to ask that this also includes consideration of the authoritarian repression of democracy in Hong Kong with the arrest of activists, secret trials, and crushing of political dissent?”

 

*Question submitted by Councillor Fordham:

 

“To ask if representations could be made to the Polish Embassy regretting the creation of LGBT-free zones and towns in Poland and to make clear our support for inclusion and diversity of all communities, and to share with the Chesterfield Polish Society?”

 

Question submitted by Councillor Fordham:

 

“In the light of growing concerns over hate crime, over the Police handling of women, and over the total silence of the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner on LGBT+ issues during LGBT+ History Month, will the Borough Council book a stall at Chesterfield Pride 2021?”

 

Question submitted by Councillor Fordham:

 

“Given the Climate Change commitment to planting trees and the scale of opportunity with both Poolsbrook and Holmebrook within the Borough, and noting that in excess of 3,000 trees are being planted this year - how many of those are or will be fruit trees?”