Agenda

City Council
Monday, 8th July, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council House, Old Market Square

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interests

3.

To note the appointment of the Lord Mayor's Chaplain

4.

Questions from citizens pdf icon PDF 110 KB

5.

Petitions from Councillors on behalf of citizens

6.

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of Council held on 20 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 589 KB

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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 120 KB

10.

Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report of the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Additional documents:

11.

Decisions taken under urgency procedures pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

12.

Motion

Motion in the name of Councillor Linda Woodings:

 

This Council welcomes the government consultation to revoke Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 that allows private landlords to evict tenants without reason. 

The threat of a no-fault eviction causes insecurity and stress for Nottingham households who rent privately, and in particular it penalises the children of such households who miss out on the wealth of benefits that secure housing delivers for their development and life chances.

Consequently this Council welcomes the action taken by the Scottish Government to restrict no-fault evictions. It further resolves to back the campaign to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 by lobbying the government and by submitting evidence to the formal consultation in support of this change in the law.

 

13.

Motion

Motion in the name of Councillor Kevin Clarke:

 

The month of June is traditionally recognised as LGBT+ Pride Month and on July 27th Nottingham will host its annual Nottinghamshire Pride event seeing thousands gather in the City Centre for a day-long celebration that includes a colourful parade around our city.

 

At a time when hate crimes directed at the LGBT+ community are on the increase nationally, (rising by 144% per capita since 2013/14 – with just under half of these being violent attacks) and with homophobic leaflets being distributed to Nottingham residents over the past month, it is important now more than ever that Nottingham City Council stands in solidarity with the LGBT+ community.

 

The Full Council meeting held on 20th May 2019 saw the adoption of the Labour Manifesto as the basis for Council policy until 2023. Whilst this document rightly celebrated the diversity of our City, it omitted to provide express support for Nottingham’s wider LGBT+ community and the challenges that they face. 

 

This Council resolves to:

·  support Nottingham’s LGBT+ community in the battle against hate and intolerance, by providing a strong and united voice against homophobia;

·  ensure that the Council provides the LGBT+ community with facilities at a local level, enabling people to receive support where they need it;

·  condemn recent protests held across the country that opposed the introduction of inclusive education programmes within schools, designed to teach equality;

·  provide support to Nottingham schools that teach the inclusive education programme and work with them to ensure that this can be done in a safe and supporting environment free from the threat of intolerance.

 

14.

Membership Changes

To note that:

·  Councillor Andrew Rule has been appointed to replace Councillor Kirsty Jones as a member of the Trusts and Charities Committee

·  Councillor Roger Steel has been appointed as a substitute member of the Trusts and Charities Committee