Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 5.30 p.m.

The Agenda for this meeting will be published 5 clear working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The Minutes and Decisions for this meeting will normally be published within 9 working days following the date of the meeting.

Note: this does not apply to Scrutiny Working Groups or Scrutiny Commissioners meetings, please contact the relevant Scrutiny Officer for more information on the work programme for these Groups.

Venue: via Zoom

Contact: Sandeep Tiensa  0116 272 7640

Items
No. Item

218.

In remembrance of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Minutes:

The Chairman, Cllr. Iain Hewson offered his sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and other members of The Royal Family.

 

The Chairman asked Members and Officers to observe a minutes silence in remembrance of His Royal Highness, The Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh who sadly passed on 9 April 2021.

219.

Disclosures of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (i.e. the existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

220.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2021 (enclosed).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2021, as circulated, were approved as a correct record.

221.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman, Cllr. Iain Hewson, announced that he had sent a letter of condolence to the Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of Blaby District Council.

 

The Chairman also announced that a service of thanksgiving and remembrance for His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is taking place on 15 April at 5:00pm at Leicester Cathedral and that he will be attending.

 

The Chairman also stressed the importance of following social distancing guidelines now that restrictions are beginning to be lifted, in order to continue to follow the roadmap out of lockdown.

222.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Corporate  Services Group Manager with details of the Agenda Item to which they relate. (Such persons entitled to use the Protocol attend for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business of the meeting and the time allocated to each person is a maximum of three minutes unless extended at the discretion of the Chairman).

 

Minutes:

No requests were received.

223.

Questions from Members

Any Members wishing to submit questions must do so to the Corporate Services Group Manager no later than 5 working days before the meeting.

 

The Corporate Services Group Manager will report if any questions have been submitted.

Minutes:

No questions were received.

224.

Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic HR Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Strategic HR Manager, presented by Cllr. Maggie Wright, Finance & Assets Portfolio Holder.

225.

Draft Housing Strategy pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the report of the Housing Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Housing Services Manager, presented by Cllr. Les Phillimore, Housing & Community Services Portfolio Holder.

226.

Urgent Report - Continuance of Remote Meetings and Associated Constitutional Amendment pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider the report of the Democratic Services, Scrutiny & Governance Manager (enclosed). 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Democratic Services, Scrutiny & Governance Manager, presented by the Leader, Cllr. Terry Richardson.

 

Cllr. Terry Richardson thanked all Group Leader’s for their assistance in supporting this report.

227.

Exempt Paragraph

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item on the grounds that the item involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

 

Exemption Category: 3

 

Reason for Exemption: The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

 

Public Interest Test: The public interest test has been considered and, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption is considered to outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

Minutes:

Considered – A proposed resolution to exclude members of the public from the following item.

 

228.

Leisure Centre Update and consideration of financial support measures

To consider the report of the Strategic Director (enclosed).

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Strategic Director, presented by the Leader, Cllr. Terry Richardson.