Agenda and minutes

Council - Thursday, 27th September, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services (01737 276182)  Email: Democratic@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

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Note

The Council stood in one minutes silence prior to the start of the meeting following the sad passing away of Councillor Mrs. M.R. Mill on 6 September 2018.

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Webcasting

Before the start of the meeting the Mayor reminded all present that this meeting of the Council would be webcast live on the Council’s website.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 26 July 2018.  

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RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 26 July 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed.

32.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M.S. Blacker, G.P. Crome, S. Parnall, D.T. Powell, M.J. Selby and B.A. Stead.

33.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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None.

34.

Urgent business

To consider any urgent business.

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None.

35.

Public questions

To consider any questions received from members of the public under Council Procedure Rule 13.

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None.

36.

Questions by Members

To consider any questions received from Members of the Council under Council Procedure Rule 14.

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Nine questions were asked and responses given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.15 and the Order Paper circulated at the meeting. Details were as follows:

 

Question by

Answered by

Subject

Councillor

R. Michalowski

Councillor

M.A. Brunt, Leader

 

Committee Webcasts

Councillor

K. Foreman

Councillor

M.A. Brunt, Leader

 

A23 (Hooley)

Highway Proposal

Councillor

J.C.S. Essex

Councillor

M.A. Brunt, Leader

 

Councillors’ Question Time

Councillor

H. Brown

Councillor

G.J. Knight, Deputy Leader, Housing and Benefits 

 

Affordability of Private Rent

Councillor

S. McKenna

Councillor

Mrs. N.J. Bramhall, Executive Member,  Property and Acquisitions

 

Marketfield Way, Redhill

Councillor

D. Allcard

Councillor

Mrs. N.J. Bramhall, Executive Member,  Property and Acquisitions

 

Cromwell Road and Pitwood Park

Councillor

G. Curry

Councillor A.C.J. Horwood, Executive Member, Neighbourhood Services

 

Flats Recycling

Councillor

Ms. B.J. Thomson

Councillor J.E. Durrant, Executive Member, Community Safety

 

Drugs

Councillor

G. Owen

Councillor J.E. Durrant, Executive Member, Community Safety

 

Illegal Encampments

Note: For more information on responses to Council questions please see this page on the Council’s website:

http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/downloads/download/441/full_council_questions_and_observations

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To receive and consider the recommendations of the Employment Committee and the Executive.  

Report to Follow

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The Council received one Recommendation arising from the Employment Committee meeting held on 29 August 2018 and one Recommendation arising from the Executive meeting held on 13 September 2018.

RESOLVED that:

(i)            The Recommendation of the Employment Committee, from its meeting on 29 August 2018, under Minute 18 (Appointment of Monitoring Officer) be adopted.

 

(ii)          The Recommendation of the Executive, from its meeting on 13 September 2018, under Minute 36 (Housing Enforcement Policy and Amendments to the Officer Scheme of Delegation) be adopted.

38.

Councillor Mrs. M.R. Mill

It is with great regret that Council is informed of the sad passing away of Councillor Mrs M.R. Mill on 6 September 2018.

Amongst her many achievements Councillor Mrs Mill represented the Kingswood and Burgh Heath ward from 2007 until her passing (covering a period of 11 years); she was Executive Member for Communities (2010-14) and Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing (2014-18).

Councillor Mrs Mill also served on the following Committees during her period of office:

·         Licensing Committee (2008-12)

·         Overview & Scrutiny Committee (2007-08)

·         Surrey County Council / Reigate and Banstead Local Committee (2009-10)

·         Planning Committee (May 2007 – October 2007)

The Leader of the Council will make a full statement at the meeting on Councillor Mrs Mill’s career. There will be an opportunity for Members to respond.

Council is requested to note the sad loss of Councillor Mrs. M.R. Mill.

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The Mayor informed Council of the sad passing away of Councillor Mrs M.R. Mill on 6 September 2018.

It was highlighted that amongst her many achievements Councillor Mrs Mill had represented the Kingswood and Burgh Heath Ward from 2007 until her passing (covering a period of 11 years), was Executive Member for Communities (2010-14) and Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing (2014-18).

The Leader of the Council, Councillor M.A. Brunt paid tribute to Councillor Mrs Mill and reflected on the many achievements that she had made during her period on the Council. This was followed by tributes from others, including Councillor R.H. Ashford, Councillor V.W. Broad, Councillor N.D. Harrison and Councillor J.C. White.   

On conclusion of all the tributes it was

RESOLVED that the Council:

(i)            Record its sincere sadness at the tragic sudden loss of Councillor Mrs Ros Mill who passed away on 6 September 2018: and

 

(ii)          Place on record its thanks to Councillor Mrs Ros Mill for 11 years of unstinting dedication to the people of Reigate and Banstead and, as former Executive Member for Communities and Leisure and Wellbeing (for 8 years), ensuring significant projects were completed that had left a lasting legacy for residents, including the development of the new Tadworth Leisure Centre, delivering award winning Living and Ageing Well initiatives and partnerships and support for the voluntary sector.

39.

Statements

To receive any statement from the Leader of the Council, Members of the Executive, Chairmen of Committees or the Head of Paid Service.

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Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services: Councillor A.C.J. Horwood

Councillor A.C.J. Horwood, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, informed the Council that many of the borough’s parks and open spaces had been recognised by South East in Bloom 2018, and had won awards. It was explained that Memorial Park, Redhill had won Gold for “Best Park” and it was highlighted that Banstead Village had been awarded a Silver Gilt for “Small Town of the Year”. The Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services placed on record his thanks to the Council’s Greenspaces Team for their work across the borough.

40.

Leader's announcements

To receive any announcements from the Leader of the Council.  

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The Leader of the Council, Councillor M.A. Brunt, reported on the Government’s consultation concerning changes to permitted development rights. Councillor Brunt highlighted a number of concerns and explained he would be responding, on behalf of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, and would object to any changes that would remove the right of locally elected councils to determine Oil and Gas applications. 

 

41.

Mayor's announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor.

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The Mayor provided feedback on the recent Heritage Open Day (15 September 2018). It was highlighted that the event had been a huge success with approximately 1,000 people visiting Reigate Town Hall and raising funds for the Mayor’s charities: Born Free and George and the Giant Pledge.   

The Mayor informed the Council:

·         It was hoped a Film Premiere of Walt Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms would be held on Friday 2 November 2018 at The Harlequin Theatre and the Cinema Warwick Quadrant, Redhill.

 

·         Of the various Remembrance Sunday events taking place on Sunday 11November 2018.

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·         That a Ladies Lunch would be held on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at the Redhill and Reigate Golf Club. It was noted that Virginia McKenna, from the Born Free Foundation, would be guest speaker.

 

·         That the Civic Pantomime would take place at The Harlequin Theatre on Saturday 8 December 2018.

 

·         That a Christmas Carol Service would take place on Sunday 16 December 2018 at Reigate Park Church.

The Mayor concluded by reporting on an initiative, developed by the High Sheriff for Surrey, to recognise charity work undertaken across the county.