Thursday, 26th September, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

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For those Councillors who wish to attend, prayers will be held in the Council Chamber at 12:55pm before the commencement of the meeting. Please be seated by 12:50pm.


Public Open Forum


Apologies for Absence


Disclosure of Interests


Statement by Councillor Matthew Lee


Election of the Leader of the Council


Announcement on the size and membership of the Cabinet and the allocation of Cabinet Members' remits


Minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 220 KB


Communications (including Chairman's Announcements) pdf icon PDF 51 KB


Appointments to committees including the appointment of their Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen pdf icon PDF 204 KB


Appointment of representatives to outside bodies pdf icon PDF 198 KB


Climate Emergency - changes to Budget and Policy Framework pdf icon PDF 292 KB


Amendment to Budget Framework pdf icon PDF 201 KB


Recommendations from the Constitution Committee pdf icon PDF 226 KB


Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 192 KB


Meetings of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 190 KB


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.


Notices of Motion given under Article 4.9:


Councillor Ashley Baxter pdf icon PDF 167 KB

    Council believes:


    1.    All governments (national, regional and local) have a duty to limit the negative impacts of Climate Breakdown, and local governments that recognise this should not wait for their national governments to change their policies. It is important for South Kesteven residents that their local authorities become carbon neutral at the earliest opportunity

    2.    Bold climate action can deliver economic benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings and market opportunities (as well as improved health, security and well-being for people worldwide)


    Council resolves to:


    1.    Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’

    2.    Set a target for South Kesteven District Council’s operations to be carbon neutral by 2030

    3.    Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible

    4.    Integrate carbon reduction measures into all council activities, including the activities of the Council’s companies

    5.    Continue to work with partners across the District, County and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies and plan

    6.    Work with other governments (both within the UK and internationally) to determine and implement best practice methods to limit Global Warming to less than 1.5°

    7.    As part of the Council’s budget-setting process, allocate an additional £100,000 to ‘pump-prime’ sustainability and carbon reduction initiatives

    8.    Request the Cabinet considers appointing an officer responsible for driving the Council’s carbon reduction agenda

    9.    Request the Leader of the Council writes to Lincolnshire County Council urging them to recognise the climate emergency and take a lead, both in their own operations and in working with the Districts, to move as rapidly as possible to carbon neutrality


Councillor Charmaine Morgan pdf icon PDF 162 KB

    1.    The Government has stated that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 31st October, 2019 with or without a deal.


    South Kesteven District Council needs to be able to demonstrate that it has taken appropriate action to prepare for the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit.


    2.    Therefore, Council mandates the Leader, Chief Executive and Senior Management Team of the Council to produce an evidence-based Brexit impact assessment briefing for all Councillors.


    The impact assessment will enable informed decisions be made by Cabinet members, councillors and officers. It will be a useful tool for other affected parties. It will identify the scope of impact, scale and severity of impact and associated risks.


    3.    The briefing is to include:


    a)    A summary of the forecast impacts of Brexit on South Kesteven District Council services (including Council owned enterprises);


    b)    An assessment of the likely risks and opportunities of the most likely Brexit scenarios;


    c)    Details of actions likely to be necessary or beneficial in light of Brexit


    d)    The likely additional costs to the District Council resulting from most likely Brexit Scenarios.


    4.    The briefing is to give full consideration to the likely impacts of Brexit on the following:


    a)    all services provided by, or on behalf of, the Council (and its subsidiaries): 


    b)    the Council’s critical supply chain:


    c)    residents of South Kesteven


    d)    businesses within the District. 


    5.    The briefing is to be produced at the earliest opportunity and before 11 October at the latest.

    Updates will be provided to Councillors at appropriate intervals.


    6.    As far as possible the content of the briefing will be available within the public domain.  Any information concerning sensitive information of a commercial and/or personal nature should be appended and clearly indicated as confidential.


    7.    Publication of the briefing should be followed by a short but meaningful consultation with relevant stakeholders including Councillors, staff, residents, businesses and other organisations.


Councillor Virginia Moran pdf icon PDF 164 KB

    Council resolves:


    1)    To refuse permission for use of SKDC assets for any activity connected with the Belvoir Hunt (this is to include all land and property which is owned or managed by the Council).


    2)    To refuse any discretionary licence application relating to activities of Belvoir Hunt including event licences and so-called ‘charitable’ street collections.


    3)    To ensure that all costs associated with preparation, management or clearing up after activities connected with the Belvoir Hunt are recovered from the organisers.


    4)    To refuse and withhold any other non-statutory support for the Belvoir Hunt.