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44.

Public Open Forum

The public open forum will commence at 2.00 p.m. and the following formal business of the Council will commence at 2.30 p.m. or whenever the public open forum ends, if earlier.

Minutes:

Speaker 1

 

A question was put by Chris Davis from Market Deeping.

 

            I would like to ask the members of the Council why they consider such a large increase in allowances justifiable in a period of austerity and cutback in services?

 

As the question was not addressed to a specific member of the Council, the Chairman provided a response. He stated that an independent panel had collected evidence and made recommendations about Members’ allowances to the Council, which would be discussed during the meeting. Members of the council would have to vote to adopt a scheme of remuneration that could incorporate some, none or all of the panel’s recommendations.

 

Mr Davis stated that he felt the panel’s recommendations should have been broadcast more widely to allow broader debate amongst the electorate.

 

Speaker 2

 

Mr Davis put a second question, which was addressed to the Cabinet Member for Economy and Development.

 

            It has been now one-year from when the last house was occupied on "The Brambles Development" in Market Deeping. I would like to ask why the planning conditions given to the Developer have yet to be enforced?

 

To provide the context of Mr. Davis’ question for members of the Council, the Cabinet Member for Economy and Development stated that the 2014 outline planning permission for the development included a requirement that the applicable carriageway and footway surface courses should be appropriately completed within a three month period of the occupation of the last dwelling. As a result of the question, the issue had been raised with Lincolnshire County Council as the Local Highways Authority as it was responsible for the adoption of such highway infrastructure. Lincolnshire County Council had confirmed that discussion was underway with the developer with a view to getting the matters resolved.

 

Councillor King added that he would also specifically take Mr. Davis’ concerns regarding the time it had taken to resolve the matter to the County Council’s Highways Portfolio Holder.

 

Mr. Davis, as part of his supplementary question, stated that his query also related to public open spaces, the handover of allotments and ongoing debate about the public footpath.

 

The Cabinet Member for Economy and Development advised that the other matters raised could be quite complicated, with some variance in which body was responsible for their maintenance. He promised to look into the arrangements and feedback to Mr. Davis.

 

Speaker 3

 

Bourne Town Councillor, Paul Fellowes, made a representation on behalf of Bourne Town Council, which related to agenda item 8: recommendations from the Constitution Committee (questioning of public speakers at Development Management Committee).

 

Councillor Fellowes made reference to the existing provisions that allowed committee members to pose questions to anyone who spoke during the committee’s public speaking sessions. Bourne Town Council felt that the proposals, (which would only allow the Chairman and Vice-Chairman to ask questions of public speakers, with the other committee members only able to question the applicant, their agent or any other experts engaged to speak at a meeting), would take public  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Benn, Coutts, Manterfield, Reid, Judy Smith, Stephens, Sarah Stokes, Trollope-Bellew, Turner and Westropp.

46.

Disclosure of Interests

Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting.

Minutes:

Members were advised that there was no requirement for them to disclose a pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 6, which was the discussion of the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel and the adoption of a scheme of allowances.

 

No interests were disclosed.

 

47.

Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2017 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

                                                                                                                  (Enclosure)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2017 were proposed, seconded and agreed as a correct record.

 

48.

Communications (including Chairman's Announcements) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

                                                                                                                  (Enclosure)

Minutes:

The Council noted the Chairman’s engagements.

 

49.

Interim S.151 and Chief Finance Officer pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report CEX100 of the Leader of the Council.

Minutes:

The Chairman stated that he had agreed to accept the appointment of an Interim Section 151 and Chief Finance Officer as urgent business. A copy of the report in relation to this agenda item had been circulated to members prior to the beginning of the meeting.

 

Decision:

 

  1. Council approves the appointment of Debbie Mogg, Director of Resources, Rutland County Council, to the post of interim Section 151 and Chief Finance Officer for South Kesteven District Council for a period from 24 November 2017 until such time as a permanent appointment can be made

 

  1. Council delegates to the interim appointee those functions and delegations set out in the Constitution as delegations to the Chief Finance Officer/Section 151 Officer.

 

In proposing the recommendations in report CEX100, the Leader of the Council informed members that the current incumbent, Daren Turner, had decided to leave the Council. He thanked Mr Turner for his years of support and service to the Council and wished him luck for the future. The proposition was seconded.

 

A number of members from across the Chamber took the opportunity to publicly express their thanks to Mr. Turner, praising the contribution he had made to the Council, his loyalty and hard work. Members also echoed their best wishes to Mr. Turner for the future.

 

On being put to the vote, the interim appointment was agreed.

50.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report number LDS247 of the Chairman of the Independent Remuneration Panel.        (Enclosure)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

1.    That the Council agrees the recommendations made by the Independent Remuneration Panel made in its report as attached at Appendix A to report number LDS247 as its scheme of remuneration for Councillors.

 

2.    That Members’ allowance should continue to be index-linked to local authority pay awards.

 

3.    That the Council agrees to adopt the following local changes:

 

a.    To allow members to claim for their travel when they have a legitimate interest in a matter being discussed by one of the Council’s Committees.

 

b.    To allow members to claim for their travel when they attend the Council offices to meet with an appropriate officer to discuss included item(s) on committee agendas.

 

c.    To allow members to claim for their travel when attending parish council meetings

 

d.    To allow recompense for “informal” caring arrangements

 

4.    That the Constitution be amended to incorporate the approved Scheme of Remuneration.

 

5.    That the Council refers to the Constitution Committee to formulate appropriate wording following consultation with Internal Audit for consideration by Council on 25 January 2018.

 

6.    That the revised scheme of Members’ Allowances should take effect from 1 September 2017

 

The Chairman of the Council welcomed John Cade, who was the chairman of the Independent Remuneration Panel. Mr. Cade was invited to present the Panel’s report and recommendations.

 

The Chairman of the Remuneration Panel summarised the Panel’s process, which fell into five stages: a pack of background comparator information, a workshop, a questionnaire, an evidence-giving session and the subsequent review of all the evidence that had been gathered. He stated that while the evidence gathered was not unanimous, the common message related to the recognition that there had been changes to the way in which the Council was doing business. He referred to the question put during the public open forum session of the Council meeting and stated that while the panel was very much aware of budget pressures, it had reached the conclusion that, on balance, it could not disregard the weight of evidence that it had received and felt that this needed to be acknowledged and recognised.

 

He explained that the scheme was based on building up from the basic allowance and highlighted some of the changes that had been proposed. Mr. Cade made specific reference to the proposal relating to the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees. The panel had recommended that the allowance for the Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees should be a factor of 1 of the basic allowance; but this uplift had not been reflected in appendix B to the panel’s report. He explained that the uplift recognised the strong improvements developing around scrutiny and reflected the importance of the scrutiny function in a local authority that operated a strong leader model of governance. He added that this had also been reflected in the recommended uplift in the allowance for opposition group leaders.

 

While the panel had not made recommendations in relation to the level of travel and subsistence  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

Amendments to Budget Framework 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report number CFM443 of the Cabinet Member for Finance.     (Enclosure)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

The Council approves the following amendments to the 2017/18 budget framework:

 

Revenue

  • St Peter’s Hill redevelopment – feasibility works £500,000
  • InvestSK - £321,500
  • Additional budgetary requirement to fund in-year changes to the scheme of remuneration for councillors to be funded from the local priorities reserve

 

Capital

  • Disabled Facilities Grant – increase to £733,770 for 2017/18
  • St Peter’s Hill development – increase to £5.7M

 

The Cabinet Member for Finance proposed the recommendations listed in report number CFM443 and added a provision to meet any additional budgetary requirement to fund in-year changes to the scheme of remuneration for councillors from the local priorities reserve. The proposition was seconded.

 

In response to a question, the Cabinet member confirmed that the level of funding for disabled facilities grants had increased from £376k per annum to £733k per annum and that there was no provision for clawback of funds that had not been used within the year.

 

Some members spoke about the St. Peter’s Hill development; their comments included whether there was evidence to indicate that there was an appetite for a five screen cinema in Grantham and its potential to attract additional visitors into the town, parking provision for cinema-goers using the cinema, consultation with Grantham residents and the use of the cinema as a means to increase footfall in the town centre. There was also some discussion around the use of consultants, specifically in relation to the project to redevelop the Council Offices, when a number of schemes had been drawn up previously. Members were advised of the Leader’s intention to commission the delivery of specific projects on the Council’s behalf with best value and getting the right skills at the right price as key considerations.

 

In support of the proposed spend on the re-development of the Council Offices, reference was made to improving working conditions for officers and an identified need to provide more office accommodation for businesses in Grantham. The commissioned feasibility study would provide an indication of the project costs, which would be included within the budget for 2018/19.

 

Reference was also made to the proposed provision for InvestSK. One member asked how an annual revenue requirement of approximately £800k would affect the Council’s ongoing budget position. The rationale for creating InvestSK was the provision of a new delivery arm for the Council, bringing additional resource to complement the skills of officers already employed by the Council.

 

On being put to the vote, the proposition was carried.

 

15:38 to 16:07 – the meeting adjourned

52.

Appointment of the Assistant Director for Housing pdf icon PDF 106 KB

(To follow)

Minutes:

As agenda item 8 proposed a change to the remit of the Employment Committee, which, if approved would alter the responsible body for the appointment of senior offices, the Chairman agreed to consider agenda item 11 before agenda item 8. This would mean that the appointment of the Assistant Director for Housing would be completed under the old procedure. Any future appointments of Directors and Assistant Directors (except those statutory officers that the Council must appoint) would be made by the Employment Committee.

 

Decision:

 

The Council approves the appointment of Harrinder Rai as the Assistant Director for Housing for the Council

 

The Chairman of the Employment Committee explained that it had met as an interview panel for the Assistant Director for Housing on 13 November 2017. As a result of the assessments for the four candidates, the Committee recommended to Council the appointment of Harrider Rai, which was duly proposed and seconded.

 

A number of members who had sat on the panel spoke about their experiences on the day, how thorough they considered the process to be and endorsed the recommendation to appoint Mr Rai. They also expressed their thanks to members of the Human Resources team who had supported the recruitment.

 

One member also asked that the Council’s thanks to Lisa Barker, the former Business Manager for Housing, be placed on record.

 

A vote was taken and Harrider Rai was appointed as the Assistant Director for Housing.

53.

Recommendations from the Constitution Committee pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Chairman of the Constitution Committee.                (To follow)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

The Council approves the recommendations of the Constitution Committee as follows:

 

 

1.             Budget and Policy Framework

 

            That the Constitution be amended at Article 4.12.2 as shown below in bold

 

4.21.2 Process for developing the Budget

 

The Cabinet will publish in its Schedule of Decisions a timetable for making proposals to the Council for the adoption of an annual budget, including those decisions which are required by detailed at Schedule 2 of the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) Regulations 2001 (as amended) which are required to be made before the 8th February in any financial year and its arrangements for consultation after publication of those initial proposals. The Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees will also be notified. The consultation period shall be a period of not less than two weeks.

 

2.            Development Management Committee – report LDS249

 

            That no amendment is made to Article 9.1.9 a)(viii) and agrees that the proposed change with regard to public speaking be undertaken on a trial basis by the Development Management Committee for six months, meaning that during that period, Articles 9.1.9 a)(viii) and Article 9.1.9 a) (v) will be varied as follows:

       

 2.1     Article 9.1.9 a) (viii)

 

Questions may only be put by Committee members to the applicant, an agent and/or a specialist advisor/consultant whether speaking on behalf of the applicant, for the grant of an application or against the grant of an application. Questions must be relevant to the application being considered and limited to the following matters:

 

·         Anything that they have specifically referenced in their speech

·         Anything that is contained in the application

·         Anything that has been made in a representation by the speaker in respect of the application

 

Questions may be asked of public speakers by the Chairman and/or Vice-Chairman but only to establish the source of any material facts stated by a public speaker.

 

2.2      Article 9.1.9 a) (v)

 

            Each person is allowed to speak for a maximum of three minutes and may be required to answer questions in accordance with Article 9.1.9 (a) (viii).

 

3.            Employment Committee

 

That Article 13 of the Constitution is amended as follows:–

 

3.1       Article 13.4.1 (ii) to be amended to read:

 

To oversee the recruitment and selection process of the Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer and make recommendations to Council in this respect

 

 3.2      Article 13.4.1 (v) to be amended to read:

 

To review the appointment of an external investigator to carry out an investigation on behalf of the Committee where necessary.

 

3.3       A new paragraph to be inserted at 13.4.1 (iii) as follows:

 

            To appoint Strategic Directors, and posts falling within the level of Assistant Director

 

3.4      Existing paragraphs 13.4.1 (iii) to (ix) to be renumbered (iv) to (x) to accommodate the insertion of the new paragraph (iii) above.

 

The Chairman announced that two written representations had been sent to the Chief Executive which related to the recommendations of the Committee on the questioning of public speakers at meetings of the Development Management Committee. Copies of both  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

The Leader's Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Report number LDS246 of the Leader of the Council.                   (Enclosure)

Minutes:

When the Council met on 21 September 2017, the Leader announced a number of changes to his scheme of delegation. Report number LDS246 brought the revised scheme of delegation to the attention of Councillors.

55.

Meetings of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report number LDS248 of the Leader of the Council.                   (Enclosure)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader presented report number LDS248 which provided Council members with copies of the reports submitted to, and the minutes of Cabinet meetings, including decisions taken by individual Cabinet Members.

 

A number of members asked questions about the papers included in the report.

 

A question was raised about an individual Cabinet Member decision to buy commercial property outside South Kesteven. The decision had been called-in and would be the subject of discussion at a meeting of the Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 1 December 2017.

 

One member asked about the usage level of the existing cinema. The relevant Cabinet member reported that in the last year it had had approximately 60,000 attendees. The preferred operator for the new five-screen cinema had projected it would attract 200,000 attendees each year.

 

Reference was made to proposals that were considered by the Cabinet, which would mean that Councillors would have access to £1,000 each to support community groups and initiatives in their own Wards. The Leader confirmed that the Cabinet had agreed to the principle of such a scheme but had asked the Communities and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee to develop appropriate criteria, rules and procedures for the scheme. One member indicated that they had requested the opportunity to speak on the subject when it was last discussed by the Communities and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting but had not been allowed the opportunity. The Chairman of that Committee stated that he had not been present at the last meeting but agreed that the member would be able to speak on the subject at the next meeting.

56.

Members' Open Questions

A 45-minute period in which members may ask questions of the Leader, Cabinet Members, the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees and opposition group leaders excluding the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Development Management Committee, Licensing and Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committees and Governance and Audit Committee.

Minutes:

Question 1

 

Councillor Wootten addressed his question to the Leader of the Council. He stated that at the last board meeting of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, the decision to re-open Grantham accident and emergency department had been delayed due to the Trust being in special measures. If, at its next meeting on 15 December 2017, the Trust would not re-open the accident and emergency department, he asked whether Councillor Lee would join other councillors and campaign groups to protest.

 

Councillor Lee confirmed that he would. He referred to previous statements that had been made by the Trust which had said that the department would not be able to re-open until it had recruited more doctors. The department remained closed despite the recruitment of additional doctors. He hoped that the report was being completed so that a decision could be made in December. If it was not, he suggested that it was time for the Council as a whole to grow more vocal in its opposition. He stated that if the decision was not made to re-open the department, he would support other Members and campaign groups and that there would be a full campaign run by this Council to add weight. He asked the Chief Executive to write to the appropriate bodies, including the Secretary of State for Health, to set out this intention.

 

Question 2

 

Reference was made to recent incidents of bicycle theft that had occurred in Grantham. Councillor Selby, who put the question, understood that any bikes that were found were taken away by the Council and, if they were not claimed they were destroyed. He asked that instead of being destroyed, whether those bicycles could be made available for good causes.

 

The Leader stated that he was not aware of the current practice but if it was the Council’s policy to destroy unclaimed bicycles, he would see whether there was the possibility and provision to give them to good causes.

 

Question 3

 

Councillor Bryant referred to the inclusion of Cabinet reports and minutes in the Council agenda and the amount of paper that was used as a result. He highlighted that the information was already available, speculated about the number of people who read the full pack of documents and asked whether it was necessary.

 

The Leader stated that he was attempting to make sure that information was available to all Councillors, whether or not they chose to read it.

57.

Notices of Motion given under Article 4.9:

57a

Councillor Charmaine Morgan

Grantham is one of the largest towns in Lincolnshire and yet has no directly elected representation.

 

It is time to give the people of Grantham a voice.

 

We call upon South Kesteven District Council to undertake a Community Governance Review for the purpose of establishing a Grantham Town Council.

Minutes:

Councillor Morgan stated that she had withdrawn her motion from the agenda for this meeting and that she would work with members of other parties to word a motion that fully reflected the needs of the community and its desire to have a Town Council.

57b

Councillor Ashley Baxter

This Council pledges to hold at least one formal meeting (e.g. an OSC meeting) in each of the 3 smaller towns (Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping) during each calendar year.

 

The Council mandates the Chief Executive to liaise with relevant Members and Officers to organise suitable dates and venues.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

This Council encourages its Committee Chairmen to consider the venue for holding committee meetings to ensure that at least one formal meeting (e.g. an OSC meeting) is held in each of the 3 smaller towns (Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping) during each calendar year.

 

The Council mandates the Chief Executive to liaise with relevant Members and Officers to organise suitable dates and venues.

 

Councillor Baxter proposed his motion:

 

This Council pledges to hold at least one formal meeting (e.g. an OSC meeting) in each of the 3 smaller towns (Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping) during each calendar year.

 

The Council mandates the Chief Executive to liaise with relevant Members and Officers to organise suitable dates and venues.

 

In presenting his motion, Councillor Baxter referred to the geography of the district and said that all meetings being held in Grantham made the people living in its furthest reaches feel even more removed. He added that his proposal would allow the Council to be seen as more accessible and accountable.

 

He explained that he had raised the suggestion in a number of different forums, including one of the old policy development groups, with the Leader and Deputy Leader, the Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees and the Chief Executive and the Assistant Director, Legal and Democratic. He had requested that an item be included on the agenda for each Overview and Scrutiny Committee and indicated that this had happened in some instances but not others. He explained that when he had put forward the suggestion, the only response in opposition related to the cost of sending officers to other parts of the district.

 

The proposition was seconded.

 

An amendment was proposed:

 

This Council encourages its Committee Chairmen to consider the venue for holding committee meetings to ensure that at least one formal meeting (e.g. an OSC meeting) is held in each of the 3 smaller towns (Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping) during each calendar year.

 

The Council mandates the Chief Executive to liaise with relevant Members and Officers to organise suitable dates and venues.

 

The amendment, was proposed by the Leader of the Council, who indicated that he supported the principle, but did not feel it was appropriate for the Council to tell Chairmen where to hold their meetings.

 

The amendment was seconded.

 

The Chairman of one of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees indicated that he would be prepared to hold a meeting at another location in a district, while another member related their experiences of a policy development group meeting that was held outside Grantham.

 

The proposer and seconder agreed to incorporate the wording of the amendment within the substantive motion. A vote was taken on the substantive motion, which was carried.

57c

Councillor Ashley Baxter

Consultation   on   proposals   for   changes   to Gaming   Machines   and   Social Responsibility   Measures.

 

Problem   gambling   rates in the UK have increased from   0.6%   of   the   population   in   2012   to   0.8%   of   the   population   in   2015. Around   a   further   2   million   people   were   identified   as   being   at   risk   of problem gambling.

 

The   Government   is   also   concerned   about   the   potential   harm   being caused   to   vulnerable   people   which   would   not   be   reflected   in   headline problem   gambling   rates. Gambling-related   harm   goes   wider   than   the harm   experienced   by   those   identified   as   problem   gamblers and   also affects   families   of   gamblers,   their   employers,   communities   and   society more   widely.

 

The government   has recently launched a 12-week consultation on gambling issues.

 

Recommendations:

 

1)    This Council will respond to the above-mentioned current DCMS consultation on gambling.

 

2)    The Council’s response will include:

a)    in response to the Question 1 concerning B2 machines (FOBTs), that this Council expresses support in favour of Option 4 which is to reduce the maximum stake from £100 down to £2.

b)   in response to Question 10, that this Council supports the government’s  proposals   to   bar   contactless   payments as   a   direct   form   of   payment   to   gaming   machines.

 

3)    Responses to the rest of the consultation should be discussed and decided at the appropriate Committee meeting.


Further information:  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/655969/Consultation_on_proposals_for_changes_to_Gaming_Machines_and_Social_Responsibility_Measures.pdf

Minutes:

Decision:

 

1)    This Council will respond to the above-mentioned current DCMS consultation on gambling.

 

2)    The Council’s response will include:

 

a)     in response to the Question 1 concerning B2 machines (FOBTs), that this Council expresses support in favour of Option 4 which is to reduce the maximum stake from £100 down to £2.

 

b)    in response to Question 10, that this Council supports the government’s proposals   to   bar   contactless  payments as   a   direct   form   of   payment   to   gaming  machines.

 

3)    Responses to the rest of the consultation should be discussed and decided at the appropriate Committee meeting.

 

Councillor Baxter proposed his motion

 

1)    This Council will respond to the above-mentioned current DCMS consultation on gambling.

 

2)    The Council’s response will include:

a)    in response to the Question 1 concerning B2 machines (FOBTs), that this Council expresses support in favour of Option 4 which is to reduce the maximum stake from £100 down to £2.

b)     b) in response to Question 10, that this Council supports the government’s  proposals   to   bar   contactless   payments as   a   direct   form   of   payment   to   gaming   machines.

 

3)    Responses to the rest of the consultation should be discussed and decided at the appropriate Committee meeting.

 

He added that gambling had increased because of the availability of fixed-odds betting terminals and he felt that the issue was particularly pertinent given comments that were made about the Council needing to consider the personal circumstances of its residents which had been made earlier in the meeting.

 

The proposal was seconded.

 

Other comments expressed supported the motion but some concern was expressed that this proposal should not lead to the Council seeking to respond to all government consultations.

 

The motion was put to the vote and carried.

 

17:58 - As the 30 minute extension to the duration of meeting had ceased, members agreed to carry on for an additional five minutes to allow the conclusion of business.

57d

Councillor Matthew Lee

The Council resolves to support the lobbying strategy to the Government to achieve an improved funding deal for Greater Lincolnshire (including South Kesteven District Council) going forwards.    

Minutes:

Decision:

 

The Council resolves to support the lobbying strategy to the Government to achieve an improved funding deal for Greater Lincolnshire (including South Kesteven District Council) going forwards.

 

Councillor Lee proposed his motion:

 

The Council resolves to support the lobbying strategy to the Government to achieve an improved funding deal for Greater Lincolnshire (including South Kesteven District Council) going forwards.

 

He explained that like all Councils, funding for Lincolnshire’s Councils had decreased overtime as the country continued to face a budget deficit. He added that it was imperative that funding should be distributed fairly and equitably so that all Councils shouldered the burden evenly. If Lincolnshire received the average level of national funding it would receive an extra £116m from central Government. The strategy that was being deployed was to ask the Lincolnshire MPs to work together and put pressure on the Treasury to look at how the county could get fairer funding. Other Councils in Lincolnshire were also putting forward similar motions.

 

The proposal was seconded.

 

A further comment was made that the need for fairer funding extended beyond local government to health funding. Current health funding arrangements had a consequential impact on local authorities.

 

The proposition was put to the vote and carried.

58.

Close of meeting

Minutes:

The meeting was closed at 18.00.