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45.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE

The Chairman will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out under Note 8.

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The Chairman drew attention to the emergency evacuation procedure, as set out on the agenda.

46.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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The apologies are listed above.  In addition, Councillor Peter Turner had sent apologies but was able to attend the meeting for consideration of item 9 onwards.

47.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to complete the green interest forms circulated to groups in their pre-meetings (which will be announced at the Council Meeting) to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officeror a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.

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Councillor Paul May declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in item 8 “Your Care Your Way: Full Business Case” as a non-executive Director on the Board of Sirona Care and Health.  He withdrew from the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Joe Rayment declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in item 8 “Your Care Your Way: Full Business Case” as a member of staff at Developing Health & Independence, who are currently contracted to provide some of the services under YCYW. He withdrew from the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Sally Davis declared an ‘other’ interest in item 8 “Your Care Your Way: Full Business Case” in her capacity representing the Council on the Members’ Board of Sirona Care and Health.

 

Councillor Paul Crossley declared an ‘other’ interest in item 8 “Your Care Your Way: Full Business Case” as a member of the RUH Foundation Trust.

 

Councillor Lisa O’Brien declared an ‘other’ interest in item 8 “Your Care Your Way: Full Business Case” as a member of the RUH Foundation Trust. [This declaration was made just before item 8.]

 

Councillor Martin Veal declared an ‘other’ interest in item 11 “Update on Destination Management Commission” as Vice-Chairman of Bath Tourism Plus.

 

Councillor Lin Patterson declared that, although she had previously signed a petition opposing the award of the contract to Virgin Care, she was approaching this matter with an open mind.

 

The Democratic Services Manager made reference to the list of dispensations that had been granted to certain Councillors to enable them to take part in the debate.  The list is attached to the online minutes and available on the Council’s Minute book.

Council dispensations 10th November 2016 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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48.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OR FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

These are matters of information for Members of the Council. No decisions will be required arising from the announcements.

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The Chairman made the customary announcements regarding mobile phones, webcasting, Councillors accessing meeting papers via their ipads and a comfort break.

 

He congratulated the Roman Baths on having been named as Large Attraction of the Year and best International Visitor Experience at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

49.

TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIRMAN

If there is any urgent business arising since the formal agenda was published, the Chairman will announce this and give reasons why he has agreed to consider it at this meeting. In making his decision, the Chairman will, where practicable, have consulted with the Leaders of the Political Groups. Any documentation on urgent business will be circulated at the meeting, if not made available previously.

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With the Chairman’s consent, and in light of the length of the agenda, Councillor Tim Warren moved the following motion, seconded by Councillor Charles Gerrish it was

 

RESOLVED under Part 4A, Rule 16, that Rule 48 be suspended to allow for the extension of the meeting to allow resolution of items up to and including item 16, or until 11 o’clock, whichever is the later.  The suspension will take effect for the duration of the meeting.  All uncompleted business will stand adjourned to be considered at the next meeting.

 

[Notes;

1.  Councillor Joe Rayment wished it recorded that he had voted against the above resolution.]

50.

MINUTES - 15TH SEPTEMBER 2016 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair(man)

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On a motion from Councillor Tim Warren, seconded by Councillor Charles Gerrish, it was

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of 15th September 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

51.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.

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The Chairman referred to the questions from Jay Risbridger, Sian James and Christine Boyd which had been submitted, and the responses which had been circulated to the meeting, and are attached to the online minutes.

 

Statements were made by the following people;

 

Dr Ian Orpen, Clinical Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, made a statement to the meeting highlighting the patient at the heart of this important decision Councillors would be taking tonight.  He urged Councillors to be decisive and consider the risks if a decision was not taken.  Councillor Tim Warren asked if Dr Orpen could tell them the scores for the bids to which he replied that there was a significant difference, as the score for Virgin Care was 73% and that for the Link Partnership was 43%.  Councillor Will Sandry asked whether the CCG had held their costs over the last financial year and Dr Orpen responded that they had.  Councillor Sarah Bevan asked which of the 3 main drivers for change Dr Orpen would consider the most important, to which he responded that treating the person not the condition was key, and delivering on the others would contribute to this one. The Chairman thanked Ian for his statement which was referred to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health.

 

Pam Richards made a statement on behalf of Protect our NHS BANES. Full details can be read in the statement which has been placed on the Council’s Minute book and attached to the online minutes.  In response to a question from Councillor Tim Ball enquiring whether Pam considered that adult social services should be split from this bid, Pam responded that it would be one way of dealing with this, as there was very little evidence that Virgin could deliver this bid.  Councillor Sarah Bevan asked whether Pam was aware of the information that had been given in the briefings on Virgin’s track record and references from other providers such as Barnardos, to which Pam responded she was aware.  The Chairman thanked Pam for her statement which was referred to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health.

 

Lesley Mansell made a statement highlighting her concerns that awarding the social care contract would have a detrimental effect on staff jobs and wages.  She gave the example of NHS Direct losing front line staff.  Full details can be read in the statement which has been placed on the Council’s Minute book and attached to the online minutes.  Councillor Tim Warren asked whether Lesley was aware that this was not about savings but the way care was delivered, Lesley responded that she was.  Councillor Will Sandry asked Lesley to give further examples of her concerns regarding the Equalities Impact Assessment, to which Lesley highlighted a section on disability for which she said there was no evidence.  Councillor Robin Moss asked for Lesley’s view on the Virgin Equality Impact Assessment, to which she responded that she had not been able to find such  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

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52.

'YOUR CARE, YOUR WAY': FULL BUSINESS CASE pdf icon PDF 115 KB

This Full Business Case (FBC) builds on the Outline Business Case published in September 2015 and describes the strategy for the development of integrated community health and care services for people living in B&NES.  It sets out proposals for the future of community health and care services beyond April 2017 and approach to achieving the required outcomes for the people and communities of B&NES.

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The Council considered a report presenting the Full Business Case for integrated community health and care services for people living in Bath & North East Somerset.

 

On a motion from Councillor Vic Pritchard, seconded by Councillor Tim Warren, it was

 

RESOLVED

 

1.  To approve the award of the contract to become the Prime Provider of community health and social care services to Virgin Care from 1st April 2017; and

 

2.  To delegate authority to the Strategic Director, People and Communities, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health to agree any required post contract award variations to the Prime Provider contract, provided they do not represent a significant variation.

 

[Notes;

1.  During debate, an unsuccessful amendment was moved by Councillor Eleanor Jackson and seconded by Councillor Robin Moss, requesting this item be deferred until the Health & Wellbeing Select Committee could consider the matter.  This was lost on a named vote with 23 Councillors voting in favour and 34 Councillors voting against, as set out below;

Councillors voting in favour; - Councillors Rob Appleyard, Tim Ball, Cherry Beath, Sarah Bevan, John Bull, Neil Butters, Paul Crossley, Chris Dando, Doug Deacon, Andy Furse, Ian Gilchrist, Liz Hardman, Steve Hedges, Eleanor Jackson, Alison Millar, Robin Moss, Lin Patterson, June Player, Caroline Roberts, Nigel Roberts, Dine Romero, Will Sandry, Shaun Stephenson McGall

Councillors voting against; - Councillors Patrick Anketell-Jones, Colin Barrett, Jasper Becker, Colin Blackburn, Anthony Clarke, Matt Cochrane, Fiona Darey, Matthew Davies, Sally Davis, Emma Dixon, Michael Evans, Charles Gerrish, Bob Goodman, Francine Haeberling, Alan Hale, Donal Hassett, Steve Jefferies, Les Kew, Marie Longstaff, Barry Macrae, Paul Myers, Michael Norton, Lisa O’Brien, Bryan Organ, Chris Pearce. Vic Pritchard, Liz Richardson, Brian Simmons, Martin Veal, David Veale, Karen Walker, Tim Warren, Karen Warrington, Chris Watt.

 

2.  During debate, a further unsuccessful amendment was moved by Councillor Lin Patterson and seconded by Councillor Will Sandry proposing that the decision on this item be moved to a future Council meeting to allow time for due diligence. This was lost, with 20 Councillors voting in favour, 35 Councillors voting against and 2 abstentions.

 

3.  The substantive motion was carried with 35 Councillors voting in favour and 22 Councillors voting against, as set out below;

Councillors voting in favour; - Councillors Patrick Anketell-Jones, Colin Barrett, Jasper Becker, Sarah Bevan, Colin Blackburn, Anthony Clarke, Matt Cochrane, Fiona Darey, Matthew Davies, Sally Davis, Emma Dixon, Michael Evans, Charles Gerrish, Bob Goodman, Francine Haeberling, Alan Hale, Donal Hassett, Steve Jefferies, Les Kew, Marie Longstaff, Barry Macrae, Paul Myers, Michael Norton, Lisa O’Brien, Bryan Organ, Chris Pearce, Vic Pritchard, Liz Richardson, Brian Simmons, Martin Veal, David Veale, Karen Walker, Tim Warren, Karen Warrington, Chris Watt.

Councillors voting against; -  Councillors Rob Appleyard, Tim Ball, Cherry Beath, John Bull, Neil Butters, Paul Crossley, Chris Dando, Doug Deacon, Andy Furse, Ian Gilchrist, Liz Hardman, Steve Hedges, Eleanor Jackson, Alison Millar, Robin Moss, Lin Patterson, June Player, Caroline Roberts, Nigel Roberts, Dine Romero, Will Sandry,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

THE LOCAL COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Council is required to agree the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme in accordance with S13 A (1a) (2a) and Schedule 1a of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.  The report sets out the preferred scheme that has been through a public consultation exercise and view seeking exercise with key stakeholders and it highlights areas where changes are suggested. The Council is now required to formally adopt the scheme in order that it can be taken into account as part of the annual Tax Setting process.

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The Council considered a report setting out the preferred Local Council Tax Reduction scheme and seeking formal adoption, so that it can be taken into account as part of the annual Tax Setting process.

 

On a motion from Councillor Charles Gerrish, seconded by Councillor Paul May, it was

 

RESOLVED to approve the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report [subject to an insertion to Schedule 6, Part 4 Sub-section D to insert paragraph 26 of Schedule 5], for application to Council Tax accounts with effect from 1st April 2017.

 

[Notes;

1.  During debate, an unsuccessful amendment was moved by Councillor Joe Rayment and seconded by Councillor Robin Moss to delay a decision on this policy until certain concerns had been addressed in policy terms rather than by increasing discretionary funds.  This amendment was lost, with 19 Councillors voting in favour, 35 Councillors voting against and 2 abstentions.

2.  The substantive motion was carried with 47 Councillors voting in favour, 8 Councillors voting against and 1 abstention.]

54.

PROCUREMENT OPTIONS - EXTERNAL AUDIT pdf icon PDF 71 KB

The report sets out the background and statutory requirements for the Council to approve the procurement route for the External Auditors to the Council, under the Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014. The Corporate Audit Committee reviewed this item at its September Committee and supported the recommended option of using the sector led body, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited.

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The Council considered a report setting out the background and statutory requirements for the Council to approve the procurement route for the External Auditors to the Council.

 

On a motion from Councillor Charles Gerrish, seconded by Councillor Andy Furse, it was unanimously

 

RESOLVED  to approve the use of Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA Ltd) to manage the procurement process for the appointment of External Auditors to the Council.

55.

UPDATE ON THE DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMMISSION pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The Council and Bath Chamber of Commerce, as co-owners of Bath Tourism Plus, have reviewed options.  The recommendation for the Council to take sole ownership of the Company is made to ensure the ongoing viability of Bath Tourism Plus and the successful delivery of Destination Management services.

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The Council considered a report seeking approval for the Council to take sole ownership of Bath Tourism Plus to ensure the ongoing viability of Bath Tourism Plus and the successful delivery of Destination Management Services.  In introducing the report, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones corrected a typo in paragraph 3.1.3 of the report – the figure of £47K should read £472K.

 

On a motion from Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, seconded by Councillor Paul Myers, it was

 

RESOLVED

 

1.  To delegate to the Strategic Director (Place) authority to extend the existing contractual arrangements between the Council and BTP (the Company) until the ownership issues (resolution 3 refers) are resolved;

 

2.  To delegate to the Chief Executive and Strategic Director (Place), in consultation with the Leader, the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, the s151 Officer, and the Monitoring Officer, authority to finalise and agree the Articles of the Company and other such matters necessary for the Council to;

 

  i.  take sole ownership of the Company

  ii.  deliver the objectives identified in this report

  iii.  finalise the new contractual arrangements for the Destination Management contract.

 

3.  To delegate to the Leader the exercise of all Council functions as sole shareholder representative of the Company, with the exception of disposing of ownership of the Company. 

 

4.  To delegate to the Strategic Director (Place) authority to finalise service provision arrangements between the Council and BTP for all required support services, including officer support.

 

[Notes;

1.  The above resolution was carried with 54 Councillors voting in favour and 2 abstentions.]

56.

BATH AND SOMER VALLEY ENTERPRISE ZONE pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The Council has been asked to submit a Business Case for the possible expansion of the Enterprise Zone to include additional sites in the Somer Valley and Keynsham.  This report seeks approval to finalise the site allocations and proposals for the expanded Enterprise Zone ahead of officially commencing operation in April 2017.

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The Council considered a report seeking approval to finalise the site allocations and proposals for an expanded Enterprise Zone to include additional sites in the Somer Valley and Keynsham.

 

On a motion from Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, seconded by Councillor Sarah Bevan, it was

 

RESOLVED unanimously

 

1.  To approve the extension to the Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone in accordance with the proposals set out in the report

 

2.  To approve the proposed Governance and operating procedures for the Enterprise Zone, which are set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and supporting Partnership Agreement.

 

3.  To grant delegated authority to the Strategic Director (Place) in consultation with the Executive Member for Economic Regeneration to:

 

a.  Finalise the site allocations for Enterprise Zone status subject to a final decision by DCLG and the West of England LEP following the Government’s Autumn Statement;

b.  Confirm with DCLG that the existing Enterprise Area boundary is protected and clarify the policy on business rate relief;

c.  Based on concluding the discussions in a. and b., complete the Memorandum of Understanding with the LEP and Government covering the expansion of the Bath & Somer Valley EZ;

d.  Agree and submit an Implementation Plan for the Enterprise Zone expansion to the West of England LEP prior to the 30th November ahead of submission by the West of England LEP to DCLG on 9th December.

57.

AVON PENSION FUND COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 52 KB

The Avon Pension Fund Committee reports annually to Council on the work it has undertaken in the previous twelve months and reference is also made in the report to the future work programme.  This report is for the 12 months to 31 March 2016.

 

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The Council considered the annual report of the work of the Avon Pension Fund for the previous twelve months.

 

On a motion from Councillor David Veale, seconded by Councillor Shaun Stephenson-McGall, it was

 

RESOLVED to note the report.

 

[Notes;

1.  The above resolution was carried with 55 Councillors voting in favour and 1 abstention.]

58.

CHARITABLE TRUST BOARD - AMENDMENTS TO TERMS OF REFERENCE pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The Charitable Trust Board has now met twice.  At its last meeting on 4th October, the Board made recommendations about amending their Terms of Reference, which Council are asked to ratify as outlined in the report.

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The Council considered a report seeking agreement to amendments to the Charitable Trust Board’s Terms of Reference.

 

On a motion from Councillor Martin Veal, seconded by Councillor Robin Moss, it was

 

RESOLVED

 

1.  To recommend to Council that the Charitable Trust Board’s terms of reference are amended as detailed in Appendix A to permit the following:

 

a.  Decisions about requests for works to be undertaken, or events to be approved that fall outside of the Charitable Trust Board cycle be delegated to the Chair of the Trust Board in consultation with the Lead Officer to decide (as detailed in Schedule 1 & 2 of Appendix A).

 

b.  That urgent works required under health and safety legislation be delegated to the Lead Officer to action promptly (as detailed in Schedule 1 & 2 of Appendix A).

 

2.  That the Terms of reference (TOR) of the Charitable Trust Board are amended so as to move the land, Free Fields (Rainbow Woods) into Schedule 1 of the Board’s Terms of Reference so that its responsibilities as trustee are delegated to the Board, now that it has been established that this is a trust for which the Council is sole corporate trustee.

 

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1.  The above resolution was carried with 55 Councillors voting in favour and 1 Councillor voting against.]

59.

APPOINTMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT PERSONS pdf icon PDF 53 KB

The report invites the Council to appoint the Independent Persons as required by the Localism Act 2011.

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The Council considered a report inviting Members to appoint the Independent Persons as required by the Localism Act 2011.

 

On a motion from a Councillor Tim Warren, seconded by Councillor Dine Romero, it was

 

RESOLVED to approve the appointment of the Independent Person and the Deputy Independent Person.

 

[Notes;

1.  The above resolution was carried with 55 Councillors voting in favour and 1 abstention.]

60.

TREASURY MANAGEMENT MONITORING REPORT TO 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

This report gives details of performance against the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Plan 2016/17 for the first six months of 2016/17.

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The Council considered a report giving details of performance against the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Plan 2016/17 for the first six months of 2016/17.

 

On a motion from Councillor Charles Gerrish, seconded by Councillor Paul Myers, it was unanimously

 

RESOLVED

 

1.  To note the Treasury Management report to 30th September 2016, prepared in accordance with the CIPFA Treasury Code of Practice; and

 

2.  To note the Treasury Management Indicators to 30th September 2016.

61.

AGENDA MOTION FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT GROUP - REFUGEES pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To be moved by Councillor Dine Romero.

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The Council considered a motion from the Liberal Democrat group which was moved by Councillor Dine Romero, seconded by Councillor Joe Rayment and

 

RESOLVED unanimously that

 

This Council notes that:

 

1.  Bath & North East Somerset Council, on an all-party basis, expressed a strong willingness to the Home Office be involved in the Government’s national resettlement scheme. It established an officer working group which established the capacity within the area for this, particular relating to support services, housing supply and medical interventions.

 

2.  The Council accepted 25 individuals (5 families) during 2015/16 under the Home Office Syrian Vulnerable People Resettlement programme.

 

3.  The Council has received 10 unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

 

4.  The Council is grateful to the people of Bath & North East Somerset for the many offers of support from citizens, voluntary organisations, faith groups and other organisations to assist in resettlement and confirms its commitment to build on that spirit of welcome.

 

5.  Refugees contribute a huge amount to local communities throughout the UK.

 

6.  The Council has agreed in principle to sponsor an application by the local group ‘Bath Welcomes Refugees’ for Community Sponsorship.

 

7.  The Chair of the Local Government Association’s Asylum, Refugee and Migration task group has called for Councils to receive more funding from central government to cope with resettlement challenges.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

1.  Commend the work of Council officers and staff from the Clinical Commissioning Group in responding quickly and efficiently to urgent requests for resettling the most vulnerable of the refugees during 2015/16.

 

2.  Continue to actively address requests from the Home Office for further resettlement of vulnerable people, refugees and asylum seeking children.

3.  Work with partners, organisations and local individuals to address the significant problem of lack of housing that is affordable (i.e. within Local Housing Allowance rates).

 

4.  Identify the skills and capacity which Council and partners can contribute to a variety of resettlement options.

 

5.  Call on the Cabinet member for finance and efficiency to consider separating out the budget line for refugees from the Connecting Families project, in the forthcoming budget process, to increase transparency.

 

6.  Request that the Leader write to government and local MPs to once again call for additional funding and support to be made available to help local authorities resettle refugees and to build capacity.

 

7.  Encourage Councillors to sign the “Councillors Statement of Support for Refugee Children” hosted by Liberty, which has already won the support of 300 Councillors from across the country and five Councils.

62.

AGENDA MOTION FROM THE LABOUR GROUP - GRAMMAR SCHOOLS pdf icon PDF 36 KB

To be moved by a member of the Labour Group.

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This item was moved to the end of the agenda, and then adjourned to the next available meeting as the agreed end time for the meeting had been reached.

63.

AGENDA MOTION FROM THE LABOUR GROUP - PHARMACIES pdf icon PDF 39 KB

To be moved by Councillor Eleanor Jackson.

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The Council considered a motion from the Liberal Democrat group which was moved by Councillor Eleanor Jackson, seconded by Councillor Francine Haeberling and

 

RESOLVED unanimously that

 

Council notes:

 

  • That there are 38 community pharmacies in B&NES and these are evenly situated across the local authority area.
  • The valuable role local pharmacies play in our communities in providing local people with a vital service to seek medical advice and reducing waiting times at local GPs.

 

Council further notes:

 

  • That NHS England has a huge challenge in tackling its deficit.
  • That the Government previously planned to cut £170 million of funding from community pharmacies.

 

Council believes:

 

  • That residents should have easy access to local pharmacies.
  • That further investigation is required to assess the adequacy of existing services and the impact of any proposed cuts to pharmacy services when demand is on the rise.

 

Therefore Council resolves:

 

  • To request the Health and Wellbeing Select Committee investigates this matter further.

64.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.

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Councillor Lin Patterson made a statement (taken earlier in the meeting with the agreement of the Chairman) concerning the withdrawal of the subsidy to the 6/7 bus service and presenting a petition of over 2400 signatures calling on the Council to reinstate the funding and reverse the cut to the route of the 6 and 7 bus serving Larkhall and Fairfield Park due to the serious impact on these communities.  Councillor Tim Warren asked if Lin knew the average numbers of bus users per bus, to which she responded that she did not.  Councillor Robin Moss asked for information to be supplied to all Councillors about the nature of the decision making process, and was given a commitment that this would take place as soon as possible following the meeting.  The Chairman thanked Lin for her statement and petition which were referred to the Cabinet Member for Transport.

 

The Council noted the question from Councillor Will Sandry and response, which had been circulated to the meeting.

 

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