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No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 410 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.




Questions from members of the public

To receive and answer any questions from the public.

(Questions must be received in writing by Democratic Services no later than noon on Tuesday 15 December 2020)



Petitions cannot be presented to virtual council meetings but should be sent to the council for consideration.


Resignations and appointments pdf icon PDF 376 KB

a)    If necessary, to review the allocations of seats to political groups


b)    to receive resignations from Committees and to make any necessary re-appointments


c)    to receive resignations from Outside Bodies and to make any re-appointments and (ii) fill any existing vacancies.


Additional documents:


Council Tax Discretionary Discounts and Council Tax Support Scheme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Services (S151 Officer)


Change of Name of Parish Council - Section 75 Local Government Act 1972 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:


Dispensation Consideration pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Report of the Head of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer


Calendar of Meetings 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To approve the calendar of meetings for 2021/22 municipal year.



Notice of Motion - Doctor's Surgeries

Proposer: Councillor K Taylor
Seconder: Councillor Watts


In Basingstoke & Deane, over a period of recent years many GP services have been in crisis. 


Practice after practice is struggling and more GPs are retiring or leaving the service. Over the past 3 years we have seen significant problems where GP practices have given up their contracts usually after a period of instability. We have seen mergers that do not work, and takeovers by large private organisations with resulting poor service to the community. 


Since 2017 we have seen six GP practices in difficulty and two in the last month have given contracts back. This is not the future we envisioned for our local health services depicted in our Horizons 2050 vision. 


This Council through its responsibility for Community Well-Being has a direct role to play working with partners to press for improved local health services to be delivered in our communities. 


The CCG have oversite of this situation and it is vital that this Council develop a much closer and more regular working partnership with them to develop clear plans for securing services and improving those where needed, and to monitor progress and performance.


This Council refers the issue of GP services in Basingstoke and Deane to the CEP committee and tasks it to urgently review and gather evidence on the current factors affecting GP practices, the reasons for the failure of recent partnerships, for contracts being returned and to receive plans and KPI for securing GP services and updates from the CCG on the progress of those plans. 


This Council further asks the Leader of the council to write to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and ask for an early investigation and intervention by his Department in respect of the provision of GP services in the Borough. 



Notice of Motion - Fireworks

Proposer: Councillor McCormick

Seconder: Councillor Jones


This Council resolves: 


·           to require all public firework displays within the local authority boundaries to be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people;


·           to actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people – including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks;


·           to write to the UK Government urging them to introduce legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90dB for those sold to the public for private displays; and 


·           to encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks for public display.



Questions to the Chair of Cabinet and/or a committee

To receive questions from members in relation to the minutes of the meetings detailed below:



Meeting Date

Community, Environment and Partnerships

16 September 2020

Human Resources

17 September 2020


22 September 2020

Development Control

23 September 2020

Human Resources

24 September 2020

Audit and Accounts

28 September 2020

Human Resources

29 September 2020


6 October 2020

Development Control

7 October 2020

Manydown Overview Committee

14 October 2020


15 October 2020

Community, Environment, Partnerships

21 October 2020


2 November 2020

Economic, Planning, and Housing

5 November 2020


10 November 2020

Development Control

11 November 2020


16 November 2020

Economic, Planning and Housing

19 November 2020

Audit and Accounts

23 November 2020


24 November 2020



Questions from Members of the Council on notice

Question 1


From:  Councillor Vaux

To:       Cabinet Member for Homes and Families


At this festive time, when the weather can be awful, wet and cold, our thoughts are with those less fortunate.  Please would the Cabinet member for Homes and Families update us with the numbers of people who are rough sleeping, and what the borough is doing to support them?




Exclusion of press and public

To consider whether, in view of the nature of the remaining items on the agenda, any of them are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt or confidential information within the terms of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972


Confidential/exempt items for information