Agenda and draft minutes

City Council
Monday, 11th July, 2022 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Jane Garrard, Senior Governance Officer  Email: jane.garrard@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

16.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark – unwell

Councillor Kevin Clarke - unwell

Councillor Michael Edwards - unwell

Councillor Sue Johnson – leave

Councillor Jawaid Khalil – unwell

Councillor Neghat Khan – personal reasons

Councillor Zafran Khan – unwell

Councillor Rebecca Langton – maternity leave

Councillor Dave Liversidge – personal reasons

Councillor Sally Longford - unwell

Councillor AJ Matsiko – personal reasons

Councillor David Mellen – personal reasons

Councillor Angharad Roberts – personal reasons

 

17.

Declarations of interests

Minutes:

None

18.

Questions from citizens pdf icon PDF 5 KB

Minutes:

Broadmarsh Redevelopment

CS asked the following question of the Leader of the Council:

During the last few years the Council has participated in a Big Conversation with members of the public about the future use of the Broadmarsh. Overwhelmingly people demanded a green and sustainable area with socially inclusive use.  Therefore, I am asking for assurance that current and/or future plans for the space, as well as including a park, will only include buildings that are constructed to at least Green Building Council Framework Standards, will not include fossil fuel use, will insulate up to passivhaus standards, will include heat pumps and solar panels, energy storage and energy-sharing sharing schemes.  I am also asking the Council for assurance that the development will include indoor spaces that are welcoming and financially accessible to all members of the community, including for creative and group use.  I would also like to be reassured that the plans include responsible use of waste products generated.

In the absence of Councillor David Mellen, Councillor Adele Williams replied as follows:

 

Thank you Lord Mayor, and thank you to the citizen for the question. It is really good to have the opportunity to explain what we have done so far and how we plan to shape the future development and reimagining of Broadmarsh. You will remember that some time ago we carried out the Big Conversation, conducting our biggest and broadest engagement and consultation exercise. We had 3000 full responses, and at least 12,000 comments, and we got submissions from stakeholders like the Wildlife Trust, the Green Quarter, and many local and renowned architects and artists. The feedback and conclusions are all available on the Council’s website.

 

There were lots of brilliant ideas and it really quickly became very clear that what people wanted was something quite different, not to just resurrect a shopping centre like we had before, but something very different. Three clear themes emerged from that conversation. People wanted to see green space, heritage and a mixture of land uses, so that we could enable different ways of using the city centre.

 

Through talking and listening, hearing from people and understanding what they wanted from the site, what they wanted to see from a reimagined Broadmarsh, this has really fed into our vision for the area. Our role as place leader as the City Council and the democratically accountable local policy maker has to be to listen and respond to what people in Nottingham are asking us for, to make sure that the city centre is a place where people want to be to spend some time, and a place where people can start new businesses, grow their skills and support new generations of entrepreneurs, as well as somewhere where people can enjoy their days out.

 

We want it to be a place where you can meet friends, colleagues, and work from various public and private spaces if you wish to. So many people find themselves unable to spend some time somewhere without spending money  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

Petitions from Councillors on behalf of citizens

Minutes:

Councillor Phil Jackson presented a petition on behalf of citizens asking the Council not to close Aspley, Basford and Radford/ Lenton libraries.

20.

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of Council held on 9 May 2022 pdf icon PDF 512 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2022 were confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

21.

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

Minutes:

The Chief Executive reported the following:

 

I am pleased to announce that, in partnership with Nottingham Futures, the SEND Team won an award in the ‘Transforming Lives’ category of the 2022 Municipal Journal Awards for its work in supporting our most vulnerable young people into employment, education and training.

 

The Council was pleased to celebrate Windrush Day on 22nd June, hosting a civic reception and raising the Windrush flag on the Council House. Thanks go to community partners, including the Pilgrim Church Charitable Trust, for organising the event. The arrival of the Empire Windrush nearly 73 years ago marked a seminal moment in Britain’s history and has come to represent the rich diversity of this nation. Those who arrived on the Empire Windrush, their descendants and those who followed them have made and continue to make an enormous contribution to Nottingham, not just in the vital work of rebuilding the country and public services following World WarII but in enriching our shared social, economic, cultural, and religious life. This Council has vowed to mark this occasion annually on 22nd June.

 

I would like to congratulate Nottingham Forest Football Club on securing promotion to the Premier League, following victory in the Championship Playoffs on 29th May.  The Council hosted a civic reception for players and staff in this building in recognition of the victory.

 

On 23rd June 2022 the then Minister for Equalities, Local Government, Faith and Communities announced in a written ministerial statement that the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is ‘minded to’ intervene in Nottingham City Council. On the same day, I received a letter from the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities setting out the justification for the proposed intervention, inviting the Council to make any representations to the Secretary of State by 7th July before a final decision is made by Government about intervention at the Council.  Council will be asked to consider and note the Council’s formal letter of representation which is appended to agenda item 9.

22.

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

Minutes:

None

23.

Questions from Councillors - to a member of Executive Board, the Chair of a Committee and the Chair of any other City Council body pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Services for children and young people in Clifton

Councillor Maria Watson asked the following question of the Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Schools:

On reopening in 2015 following a £500,000 renovation, the then Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services and current Leader said, and I quote: “There was a need for a new and updated centre in Clifton and we saw the importance of investing in somewhere children and young people can socialise and meet new friends.”  Can the Portfolio Holder illustrate what it has done to replace the services lost in Clifton which it previously described as a “need”?

 

Councillor Cheryl Barnard replied as follows:

Thank you Lord Mayor, and thank you Councillor Watson for your question. As you will be aware, Nottingham City Council has had to make difficult decisions to ensure we are operating within a balanced budget and meeting the requirement of our Improvement Plan. We have previously outlined that it was imperative that we reduced the number of buildings and changed some elements of service delivery across Early Help Services and Youth and Play Services. I acknowledge that these have not been easy decisions for me, as I am committed to services for children and young people.

 

Going forward, we are looking to mitigate the impact of those building reductions and service changes through the transformation work taking place across Children’s Integrated Services. This will include city-wide service delivery for the Youth Service and our Early Help Service through a hub-and-spoke model. This will ensure we are maximising the city-wide reach of our remaining services and working closely with our community and voluntary partners to ensure that there are still services available in local communities.  Nottingham City Council officers are currently in discussions with community and voluntary partners that have expressed an interest in taking on the running of play and youth sites or children centres across the city. They are working with providers to shape their offers and advise on the feasibility of their proposals.  With regards to Clifton in particular, we are continuing to deliver some Early Help services in Clifton Cornerstone, including our Supporting Families Service and the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service, also known as CAMHS. We are also currently looking at expressions of interest for Clifton Young People’s Centre, which will support the continuation of services in the community and continue this excellent facility. We will continue to have ongoing discussions with community providers to take on responsibility for maintaining access to sites across the city to ensure wherever possible relevant services are still being made available.

 

This question does, however, make me wonder why Councillor Watson and her colleagues in opposition made no attempt to offer an alternative budget to show how they would have found money to continue these services at the same time as balancing our budget.

 

Libraries

Councillor Maria Watson asked the following question of the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Planning:

Can the Portfolio Holder provide updates, both on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Proposed Statutory Intervention pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In the absence of the Leader of the Council, Councillor Adele Williams, as Deputy Leader of the Council, proposed the report advising Council that the Chief Executive had received a letter from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities setting out that Government is ‘minded to’ implement an intervention package at the Council; and that the Council has made a representation to the Secretary of State in response to that letter.  The report was seconded by Councillor Cheryl Barnard.

 

Resolved to note the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ letter dated 23 June 2022 stating that the Secretary of State is ‘minded to’ intervene, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report, together with the Council’s letter of representation, as set out in Appendix 3 to the report.

25.

Decisions taken under Urgency Procedures pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

Minutes:

In the absence of the Leader of the Council, Councillor Adele Williams, Deputy Leader of the Council, presented the report detailing an urgent decision that Council is required to note, which had been taken under provisions within the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.  The report was seconded by Councillor Toby Neal.

 

Resolved to note the following decision taken under the Call-in and Urgency provisions of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules:

 

Decision Reference

Subject

Decision Taker

Reason for Urgency

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Public transport contribution from development at Teal Close, Netherfield

Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks

Completion of the deed of variation was required due to Nottinghamshire County Council’s new school construction contract deadline.

 

 

26.

Establishment of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Adele Williams proposed the report seeking approval to establish the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership, as a joint committee between the Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board.  The report was seconded by Councillor Linda Woodings.

 

Resolved to:

 

(1)  note the inclusion of the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board to the Council’s Outside Bodies Register and the joint nomination (Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council) of the Corporate Director for People to be one of the five partners, with a specific remit to ‘bring a perspective of the social care needs and health and wellbeing characteristics of people and communities living in an urban city area’;

 

(2)  approve the establishment of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) as a joint committee between the following three statutory bodies: Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, NHS Integrated Care Board;

 

(3)  approve the initial Terms of Reference for the Integrated Care Partnership, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report, and note that a further report will be submitted to Full Council to approve the finalised Terms of Reference, following any further guidance and regulations;

 

(4)  note that the Health and Wellbeing Board and Health and Wellbeing Board Commissioning Sub-Committee Terms of Reference will be update to reflect the changes in NHS structures and that any substantial changes that may be required in the future will be brought to a meeting of Full Council;

 

(5)  note the principles relating to the establishment of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership as advised by the Integrated Care System and outlined in the Terms of Reference as set out in Appendix 2 to the report;

 

(6)  appoint the following Nottingham City Council representatives to be members of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership: the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board (elected member representative and Vice Chair), the Director for Children’s and Adult Social Care (i.e. the Corporate Director for People) and the Director of Public Health; and

 

(7)  note that the additional two City partners places on the Committee will be appointed via the in-year changes process prior to the first meeting of the Committee.

27.

The Crime and Drugs Partnership Plan 2022 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Inclusion

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In the absence of the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Inclusion, Councillor Adele Williams proposed the report recommending that Council adopt the Crime and Drugs Partnership Plan 2022-2025.  The report was seconded by Councillor Toby Neal.

 

Resolved to approve and adopt the Crime and Drugs Partnership Plan 2022 – 2025, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

28.

Committee membership

To note the following changes to Committee membership:

a)  Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis has been removed as a member of the Licensing Committee

b)  Councillor Ethan Radford has been removed as a member of the Corporate Parenting Board

c)  Councillor Dave Liversidge has been removed as a member of the Planning Committee

d)  Councillor Dave Liversidge has been appointed as a named substitute for the Planning Committee

e)  Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis has been appointed to replace Councillor Linda Woodings as a member of the Joint Committee on Strategic Planning and Transport

f)  Councillor Salma Mumtaz has been appointed to a vacant seat on the Planning Committee

g)  Councillor Salma Mumtaz has been appointed to a vacant seat on the Corporate Parenting Board

h)  Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark has been appointed to a vacant seat on the Corporate Parenting Board

Minutes:

It was noted that:

1)  Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis had been removed as a member of the Licensing Committee

2)  Councillor Ethan Radford had been removed as a member of the Corporate Parenting Board

3)  Councillor Dave Liversidge had been removed as a member of the Planning Committee

4)  Councillor Dave Liversidge had been appointed as a named substitute for the Planning Committee

5)  Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis had been appointed to replace Councillor Linda Woodings as a member of the Joint Committee on Strategic Planning and Transport

6)  Councillor Salma Mumtaz had been appointed to a vacant seat on the Planning Committee

7)  Councillor Salma Mumtaz had been appointed to a vacant seat on the Corporate Parenting Board

8)  Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark had been appointed to a vacant seat on the Corporate Parenting Board