Agenda and minutes

Council
Monday, 10th September, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Overton Grange School, Stanley Road, Sutton, SM2 6TQ

Contact: Alexa Coates, Head of Committee and Management Support  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

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8.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2018.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.

9.

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced apologies from Councillors: Green, Gonzalez and Melican. Councillor Melican had been taken ill whilst on holiday whilst in Germany and the Mayor wished her a speedy recovery.

 

The Mayor updated the Council on his recent activities which included the Carers Week,  organised with support of the Sutton Carers Centre and engagements at Cheam Rotary Fair, Sutton College Awards, Met Police Choir at Southwark Cathedral, Carshalton Carnival, Oaks Way Centre 50th Anniversary, the opening of Whitehall, the Wallington Music Festival, Carshalton Arts Open Studio, Sutton Soup, Sutton Council Staff Awards, Met Police and Muslim Community Cricket Match, Sutton Borough Police Commendation Awards, Armed Forces Day, Belmont Festival, Sutton in Bloom Awards, opening of new garden room at Russettings Registry Office, Sutton Music Service’s Dorking Concert, the Jalsa Salana event for the Amyhdaya Muslim Community and the Drumhead Review at the Chelsea Hospital to mark the start of the last 100 days of WW1.

 

The Mayor informed Councillors that his charity fundraising  committee,had been formed and he would be fundraising for  the St Helier Kidney Fund and Home Start Sutton.

 

The Mayor noted the performance of Sutton Schools with high standard exam results.

 

The Mayor congratulated Vi Donovan, a Sutton resident who received the MBE for her services for restorative justice with the Chris Donovan Trust. Her husband Ray received a separate award recognising the work they did to help families and individuals affected by violent crime.

 

The Mayor noted the sad passing of Thomas Morris Scott (known as Morris), who was the Town Clerk and subsequently first Chief Executive of LB Sutton, when it was originally created as a London Borough in 1965. The Deputy Mayor attended his funeral on behalf of the council.

 

The meeting observed a minute silence for former Councillor  Ted Dutton, who represented Carshalton North (now Carshalton Central), Ted was a former Mayor and passed away in August.

 

10.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors to declare any personal or prejudicial interests that they have on matters to be discussed at this evening’s Council meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

11.

Answers to Questions

11a

Questions from Members of the Public

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

11b

Questions from Councillors

Minutes:

Nine members asked thirteen questions, the supplementary questions and answers are set out at Appendix A to the minutes.

12.

Petitions

To receive any petitions which will either be dealt with at this Council meeting or stand referred for consideration by appropriate Committees of the Council.

Minutes:

There were no petitions.

13.

Committee Recommendations and Notices of Motion

To receive and consider the following notices of motion and recommendations of Committees.

13a

Motion 1: Single-Use Plastics pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Hanna Zuchowska moved the motion which was seconded by Councillor Manuel Abellan.

 

Councillor Elliot Colburn moved an amendment which was seconded by Councillor Jed Dwight.

 

Councillor Nick Mattey moved an amendment which was seconded by Councillor Tim Foster.

 

Following debate Councillor Zuchowska, as mover of the original motion accepted Councillor Colburn’s amendment. Councillor Mattey’s amendment was put to the vote and lost. The substantive motion was put to the vote and carried.

 

Resolved

 

Council notes with concern that:

·  300 million tons of new plastic is made each year, half of which is for single-use. In many cases there are practical alternatives available that are either re-usable or sustainable.

·  the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has estimated that by weight there could be more plastic in oceans than fish by 2050.

·  79% of the plastic waste ever created is still in the environment.

·  plastic in rivers and seas leads to rubbish on beaches and riverbanks, as well as coastal dead zones, entanglement, death through ingestion, toxic transfer and, once degraded into microplastics, contamination of the animal and human food chains.

 

Council welcomes:

·  the significant increase in recycling achieved in the Borough in the last year - from 36% to 50% - as a result of the new waste and recycling contract introduced by Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat administrations in Kingston, Croydon, Merton and Sutton.  Sutton is now projected to beone of London’s top three boroughs for recycling.

·  the upcoming Government consultation on Deposit Return Schemes and the significant reduction in plastic waste that such schemes have achieved in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

·  the success of the ‘plastic bag levy’, introduced by the 2010-15 Coalition government, which has led to an 85% reduction in disposable plastic bag usage in England and 9 billion fewer bags per year going into landfill or waste treatment.

·  the introduction of a ban on products containing microbeads as a way of reducing these plastics getting into our oceans and harming marine life.

 

Council agrees that the Borough will reduce plastic waste, specifically by:

·  undertaking an audit of single-use plastics used by the Authority and all council commissioned services, replacing them with sustainable or re-usable alternatives where practicable.

·  ensuring, where possible, all future council commissioning exercises eliminate the use of single-use plastics, replacing them with sustainable or re-usable alternatives where practicable.

·  informing members of the public in its online and written communications about reducing plastic waste.

·  using its membership of the South London Waste Partnership to improve opportunities to recycle new materials wherever possible.

·  implementing the decision of the South London Waste Partnership to call on all supermarkets in the borough to reduce the use of plastic food wrappings.

·  writing to both Sutton’s Members of Parliament and to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs urging them to consider legislation and regulations which will reduce the amount of single-use plastic used in England.

·  working collaboratively with businesses and representative organisations, such as the BIDs and Chamber of Commerce, in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13a

13b

Corporate Plan - (Commissioning and Financial Planning 19/20 to 21/22) pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Councillor Ruth Dombey moved the minute of the Strategy and Resources Committee.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley moved an amendment which was seconded by Councillor David Hicks.

 

Councillor Nick Mattey moved an amendment which was seconded by Councillor Tim Foster.

 

Following debate Councillor Crowley’s amendment was put to the vote and lost, Councillor Mattey’s amendment was put to the vote and lost and the original recommendation was but to the vote and carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the Corporate Plan be adopted and authority delegated to the Assistant Director - Customers, Commissioning and Governance to finalise the plan in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

 

13c

AG/2018/04 - Treasury Management Annual Report pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Councillor Richard Clifton formally moved the adoption of the minute, which was put to the vote and carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the Treasury Management Annual Report 2017/18 and be adopted.

 

Appendices to the Minutes pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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