Agenda

City Council
Monday, 9th July, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - at the Council House. View directions

Contact: Laura Wilson, Senior Governance Officer  Email: laura.wilson@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interests

3.

Questions from citizens

Additional documents:

4.

Petitions from Councillors on behalf of citizens

5.

To confirm the minutes of the last meetings of Council held on 14 May 2018:

5a

Ordinary meeting pdf icon PDF 414 KB

5b

Extraordinary meeting pdf icon PDF 196 KB

6.

To receive official communications and announcements from the Leader of the Council and/or the Chief Executive

7.

Questions from Councillors - to the City Council's lead Councillor on the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority

8.

Questions from Councillors - to a member of Executive Board, the Chair of a Committee and the Chair of any other City Council body

Additional documents:

9.

Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Chair of the Licensing Committee

Additional documents:

10.

Review of Statement of Gambling Policy pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Report of the Chair of the Licensing Committee

Additional documents:

11.

Overview and Scrutiny Annual report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Report of the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Additional documents:

12.

Decisions taken under Urgency Procedures pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Leader

13.

Motion

Motion in the name of Councillor Sally Longford:

 

This Council is committed to protecting and improving air quality for all our citizens, improving everyone's health and quality of life. We will introduce measures to bring down Nitrogen Dioxide to be in compliance with national and EU targets by 2020 and we will also take measures to reduce particulate matter. We will work to go beyond government requirements by continuing our commitment to clean public transport, take action to reduce engine idling, helping people to shift to Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles and reducing the Council's emissions of pollutants.

 

However, we cannot do this in isolation and we need national action to support our work. We call upon the Government to improve Air Quality across the country by taking the following actions:

 

·  Adopt an ambitious national plan for clean air that prioritises action to reduce road transport emissions, provides new powers to tackle other sources of pollution and creates a framework to support partnerships between local, regional and national Government and business. This plan must ensure that local action is adequately supported by activity across Government to tackle air pollution.

·  Bring forward a modern Clean Air Act that establishes strong air quality standards linked to World Health Organisation recommended guidelines, and a new independent statutory body to enforce them. The Act should also grant local and regional authorities the powers and resources they need to tackle all sources of air pollution, including from construction, buildings, wood-burning and maritime sources.

·  A targeted national vehicle renewal scheme to replace older polluting vehicles that supports drivers and businesses to change to low emission vehicles and other sustainable forms of transport, taking special care that those on low-incomes and also small businesses are helped to make the shift.

·  Provide an enhanced Clean Air Fund open to all towns and cities in England funded by UK Government and motor-vehicle manufacturers, sufficient to support the delivery of Clean Air Zones and provide investment for cleaner buses, taxis and alternatives to car travel.

·  Support for businesses to innovate clean transport technology and enable the UK to be a global leader in manufacturing low-emission vehicles post-Brexit as part of the Road to Zero Transport, Clean Growth and Industrial Strategies. This should include a commitment to phase out sales of pure diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030. To ensure the role out of the vital electric vehicle infrastructure needed to support this, cities should have the power to install charge points at petrol stations and private car parks. 

·  Commit to the electrification of Midland Mainline in order to reduce the number of polluting diesel trains entering the City of Nottingham.

14.

Motion

Motion in the name of Councillor Georgia Power:

 

This Council notes:

  • Mental health needs are common, 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health needs in any given year, in Nottingham this equates to 65,000 people.
  • 1 in 10 young people aged 5-16 will have a significant mental health needs, just over 4000 in Nottingham City.
  • 50% of long term mental health needs begin before the age of 14, 75% by the age of 18. There are known inequalities associated with mental health needs, for example people living in the most deprived communities are disproportionately affected. 
  • People with a severe mental health needs die up to 20 years younger than their peers in the UK.
  • Prevention and early identification of mental health needs in both children and adults is key to promoting the health and wellbeing of our population
  • As a major employer in the city, Nottingham City Council has an important role in promoting and protecting the mental health of its staff.
  • Nottingham City Councils’ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) do lots of good work with children and young people around mental health, particularly through the Self Harm Awareness and Resource Project (SHARP).

 

This council believes:

  • As a local authority we have a crucial role to play in improving the mental health of everyone in our community and tackling some of the widest and most entrenched inequalities in health.
  • Mental health should be a priority across all the local authority’s areas of responsibility, including health improvement, housing, community safety and planning and education.
  • Nottingham City Council, as an important part of the wider health and social care system, is in a good position to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the population.

This council resolves:

  • To re-affirm our commitment to the Local Authorities’ Mental Health Challenge run by Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, AMHP, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal College of Psychiatrists and YoungMinds.
  • To commit to refreshing Nottingham City Council’s Time to Change pledge and to support the work of the Time to Change hub.
  • To appoint an elected member as ‘mental health champion’ across the Council.
  • Work with local partners to offer effective support for people with mental health needs.
  • Tackle discrimination and stigma in relation to mental health in our community.

·  Support Councillors to develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health, including the support available for citizens.