Full Council Agenda

Full Council Meeting of Buckingham Town Council.

Agenda: Monday 15th July 2019 at 7pm

Venue: The Town Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP View directions

Contact: Nina Stockill; Email: committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Please note that the Full Council will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Order 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Agenda

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for Absence
    Members are asked to receive apologies from members.
  2. Declarations of Interest
    To receive declarations of any personal or prejudicial interest under consideration on this agenda in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 Sections 26-34 & Schedule 4.
  1. Minutes
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Full Council Meetings held on:
  1. Interim Minutes
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Interim Council meeting held on Monday 24th June 2019
    Copy previously circulated IM/01/19
  1. Planning Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Planning Committee meetings held on:
  1. Town Centre and Events Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Town Centre and Events Committee meetings held on Monday 10th June 2019.
    Copy previously circulated TCE/01/19
    RECOMMENDED to Full Council that the Mayor reads the Proclamation of the new King outside the Old Goal. It is recommended that TC & E receive an annual report reviewing plans for the death of a member of the Royal Family. (81/19)
  2. Environment Committee
    To receive the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on Monday 17th June 2019
    Copy previously circulated E/01/19
  3. Resources Committee
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Resources Committee meeting held on Monday 8th July 2019
    Copy previously circulated R/01/19

    Members AGREED to recommend to Full Council to amend Standing Orders to specify that, “The contributions or speeches by a councillor shall relate only to the agenda item under discussion and shall not exceed 3 minutes without the consent of the chairman of the meeting.” (min 167/19)
    Link to Standing Orders Members AGREED to recommend to Full Council for the Town Mayor to arrange a date for the 2019/20 Civic Service. (min 169.2/19)
  4. Economic Development working Group
    To receive the minutes of the Economic Development Working Group meetings held on:
    Tuesday 4th April 2019
    Wednesday 8th May 2019
    Thursday 27th June 2019
  5. Terms of Reference
    12.1 Town Centre & Events
    To review and agree the Terms of Reference as amended at TC&E (min 60/19)
    Link to TC&E TOR 
    12.2 Staffing (Confidential Matters) Committee
    To review and agree the Terms of Reference as amended at Resources (min 166.3/19)
    Link to Staffing (confidential matters) TOR
  6. Resources Committee
    To review and agree the Terms of Reference as amended at Resources Committee (min     166.2/19)
    Link to Resources TOR
  7. Earmark Reserves
    To receive a written report from the Town Clerk
    BTC/33/19
  8. Action List
    Appendix A
  9. To receive and question reports from District and County Councillors
  10. Representation on Buckingham Town Council
    To receive and consider a written report from the Town Clerk.
    BTC/34/19
  11. Bard of Buckingham
    To receive and consider a written report from the Town Clerk
    BTC/35/19
  12. Walnut Drive – Funding request
    To receive a written report from the Town Clerk
    BTC/36/19 
  13. Twinning arrangements
    To receive and consider a written report from the Town Clerk
    BTC/37/19
  14. Youth Council
    To receive and consider a written report from the Town Clerk
    BTC/38/19
  15. Nominees to Buckingham General Charities
    To receive and consider a written report from the Town Clerk
    BTC/39/19
  16. New Homes Bonus
    To discuss endorsing a Micro grant application from Buckingham Canal Society
    Appendix B
  17. Managing Reserves
    To receive a report from Town Clerk and consider recommendations.
    BTC\40\19
  18. Unitary Council
    To receive a verbal report from the Town Clerk
  19. Neighbourhood Plan Refresh
    To receive a verbal report from the Town Clerk
  20. Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies
    Members to receive reports from Town Council representative on outside bodies.
  21. Councillor Attendance 2018/19
    Members to note the Councillor Attendance spreadsheet for 2018/19
    Appendix C
  22. Motion – Climate Emergency
    It is now clear that the world has less than 12 years to switch away from fossil fuels to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Reducing energy use and switching to clean energy will also increase energy security, improve air quality, minimise fuel poverty, boost the local economy and provide jobs and training.It is proposed that Buckingham Town Council declares a climate emergency and commits to going carbon neutral by 2030. This will help to raise the profile of this vital issue and secure external support and funding. It is also proposed that Buckingham Town Council also signs up to the Covenant of Mayors to track our progress and link with towns around the world who are cutting emissions. Proposer Ruth Newell, Seconder Robin Stuchbury
  23. Motion – Climate Change Action Plan
    Proposed by Cllr. Newell and seconded by Cllr. Stuchbury.We call on Buckingham Town Council to support the need for a Climate Change Action Plan for Buckingham Town, so that we take the first step towards taking some concerted actions to reduce and move towards a Net Zero Carbon Footprint for the town.  There are so many no-cost and low-cost options available that when combined with the funding available to community and other organisations we can start to play an increased role in combating climate change
  24. Mayoral Engagements
    To receive a list of events attended by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
    Functions the Mayor has attended:
    May 17   Mayor-Making
    May 21   Pontio Group
    May 22   National Trust 30 Years at Stowe
    May 24   Buckingham School Sports Academy Awards
    Jun 06    EDWG Market Town Visit, Towcester
    Jun 11    Bayeux War Memorial visit
    Jun 14    Le Mans Hotel de Ville (City Hall) visit
    Jun 27    EDWG Meeting, Council Chamber
    Jun 28    EntFest 2019 University of Buckingham
    Jun 29    Armed Forces' Day flag-raising, Cornwall's Meadow
    Jun 29    Medical School Graduation University of Buckingham
    Jul 07     Buckingham Festival Love's Labours Lost, Maids Moreton Mill
    Jul 09     Medical Detection Dogs Visit, Gt Horwood
    Jul 10     Bourton Meadow ITCC Graduation, Bourton Meadow Academy
    Jul 11     Buckingham Fringe Week Youth Project, Royal Latin School
    Jul 13     Buckingham Festival Gala Concert, Parish Church
    Jul 14     Vice-Chancellor's Summer Reception, University of Buckingham (Mayoress)Functions the Deputy Mayor has attended:
    May 26th Music in market
    June 22nd Civic Day awards
  25. Chair’s Announcements
  26. Date of the next meeting:
    Interim Council – Monday 9th September 2019
    Full Council - Monday 30th September 2019