Council - Thursday, 17th September, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting - This meeting is being held remotely using Skype for Business. View directions

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Virtual Meeting - Joining Arrangements

Councillors should access the meeting using the link in their calendar.

Members of the press and public can gain access to the meeting by using the following link:

Council - 17 September 2020

If you are using a smartphone or tablet it may be necessary to download the Skype for Business app before you can enter the meeting; please allow yourself time to do this. If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, you should be able to access the meeting via your web browser.

When you follow the link to the meeting you will enter a virtual lobby; you will be invited into the meeting from the lobby just before the meeting begins. Members of the public should not use the Chat function in Skype for Business. This is for use by Councillors, who will use it to indicate that they would like to speak.

If you have any questions about how to join the meeting, e-mail

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


Register of attendance and apologies for absence

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Election of the Chairman of the District Council

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Vote of thanks to the retiring Chairman

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Election of the Vice-Chairman of the District Council

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Disclosure of Interests

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


Minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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Minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 280 KB


Communications (including Chairman's Announcements) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Best Kept Village - announcement of winners

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Announcement by the Leader of the Council on the size and membership of the Cabinet and Cabinet Members' remits

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Appointments to committees including the appointment of their Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen pdf icon PDF 252 KB


Appointment of representatives to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 237 KB


Amended 2020/21 Budget pdf icon PDF 320 KB


Updates from the Leader of the Council

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Decisions taken as a matter of urgency pdf icon PDF 241 KB


Meetings of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 186 KB


Members' Open Questions

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    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:

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Councillor Amanda Wheeler pdf icon PDF 149 KB

    South Kesteven District Council recognises that systemic racism and inequalities still exist in the UK today. SKDC commits to ensuring there is no place for institutional racism or unconscious bias in its functions and practices and that it is an authority not just tackling inequality to meet a duty, but one that actively works with its communities and other agencies to fight racism and hate crime throughout the district.

    As such, SKDC resolves:

    ·       To declare that this Council is intolerant to racism and will continue to seek to eradicate it, Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and hate crime across the district by developing initiatives that are actively inclusive and anti-racist;

    ·       To ask organisations across the district to pledge their commitment to anti-racism and tackling inequality;

    ·       To initiate a review involving BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) members of our community, of processes, policies and organisational attitudes;

    ·       To invite appropriate speakers on these issues to help with training for councillors and staff.


Councillor Ashley Baxter pdf icon PDF 125 KB

    The council resolves that:

    1)    Cabinet commissions a report into how the Coronavirus episode has impacted our operations, focusing specifically on opportunities to make long term environmental and financial savings (the report should be produced and published before the end of the December 2020).

    2)    Environment Committee and Cabinet to prioritise within their workplans:

    a)    consideration of how to use remote working opportunities for staff and members to the mutual benefit of the council and individuals.

    b)    further consideration of opportunities to improve grounds maintenance practices to improve ecology and reduce costs.

    c)     in partnership with the waste disposal authority, consideration of how waste collection and disposal systems could be enhanced to improve efficiency and recycling rates.