Council Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 13th April, 2017
Time:
7.35 pm
Place:
New Council Chamber, Town Hall, Reigate
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor D.T. Powell (Mayor); Councillors Mrs R.H. Absalom, D. Allcard, L. Ascough, R. Ashford, M. Blacker, Mrs N.J. Bramhall, Mrs J.S. Bray, V.W. Broad, M.A. Brunt, R.W. Coad, J. Durrant, J.M. Ellacott, J.C.S. Essex, K. Foreman, J.S. Godden, Dr Z. Grant-Duff, Dr L.R. Hack, N.D. Harrison, A.C.J. Horwood, E. Humphreys, J. King, G.J. Knight, A.M. Lynch, R.S. Mantle, S. McKenna, Mrs R. Mill, R.C. Newstead, S.Parnall, J. Paul, D.J. Pay, Mrs R. Renton, T. Schofield, M.J. Selby, B.A. Stead, C. Stevens, Mrs A. Tarrant, Ms B.J. Thomson, Mrs R.S. Turner, S.T. Walsh, J. White and C.T.H. Whinney.
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Part I
79 MINUTES

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 9th February 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed.

80 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillors G. Crome, D.G. Jackson, F. Kelly, S.A. Kulka, S. Rickman, Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin and J.M. Stephenson.

81 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None.

82 URGENT BUSINESS

None.
 

83 PUBLIC QUESTIONS

None.
 

84 QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS

Two questions were asked and responses given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.15 and the Order paper circulated at the meeting. Details were as follows:

Question by: Councillor Ms. B.J. Thomson

Answered by: Executive Member for Health (Councillor Mrs R. Turner)

Subject:South Park Doctors Surgery

 

Question by: Councillor J.C.S. Essex

Answered by: Deputy Leader and Executive Member for the Environment and Infrastructure (Councillor Dr L.R. Hack)

Subject:Government’s Anti-Littering Policy

 

Note: For more information on responses to Council questions see this page on the Council’s website:

http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/downloads/download/441/full_council_questions_and_observations
 

85 RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE AND THE EXECUTIVE

RESOLVED that:


(i) the Recommendation of the Employment Committee under Minute 6 (Appointment of Monitoring Officer) be adopted; and


(ii) the Recommendations of the Executive under:
(a) Minute 90 (Treasury Management Strategy 2017/18) be adopted;
(b) Minute 91 (Marketfield Way – The Construction of a mixed use development comprising Cinema, A1, A2, And A3 Retail, together with 153 Residential Flats and undercroft car parking) be adopted; and
(c) Minute 97 (Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2017/18) be adopted.
 

86 RETIRING COUNCILLORS

The Council was informed that Councillor J. Clarke (Tadworth and Walton Ward) resigned from the Council on 3 March 2017. A by-election would be held at the forthcoming local elections on 4 May 2017 and the outcome reported to the Annual Council Meeting on 26 May 2017.

87 STATEMENTS

Leader: Councillor V.W. Broad


Councillor V.W. Broad, Leader of the Council highlighted some of the achievements that the Council had made during 2016/17 and referred to a number of priority areas for the Council to progress during 2017/18.
 

88 LEADER'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

89 MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor reported on the following recent events:

 

• Heritage Open Day Volunteer evening held on Monday 6 March 2017 in the Mayor’s Parlour and Old Council Chamber.

 

• Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth held on Monday 13 March 2017 at the Town Hall, Reigate.

 

• 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge held on Monday 10 April 2017 which included a flag raising ceremony at the ceremonial entrance to the Town Hall, Reigate.

 

The Mayor also informed the Council that:

 

• the Mayor’s Volunteer Awards nominations process for 2017 was open and Councillors were invited to encourage nominations for these awards that would culminate with a ceremony in July 2017 in the Town Hall.

 

• the Mayor’s 1960s Dinner & Dance event would be held at Reigate Manor Hotel on Friday 12 May 2107 which would be the Mayor’s final event of the year. The Mayor invited all to join him and the Mayoress at this charity fund raising event which included key note speaker Don Wales.

 

The Mayor closed the meeting by inviting Members to join him and the Mayoress for refreshments in the Old Council Chamber after the meeting which would include the showing of a video supporting the Mayor’s Local Youth Fundraising Endeavour for Redhill Youth Centre.
 

The meeting closed at 8.13 p.m.