Full Council, Monday 27 September 2021
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm. Please note that due to COVID restrictions attendance will be limited
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FULL AGENDA AND REPORTS
You may find it convenient to use this copy of the agenda and reports in one document.
1 CHAIR'S OPENING COMMENTS AND THOUGHT OF THE DAY
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
If a member of the Council has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting they should now declare its existence and nature publicly. In addition to this, members will be asked to review their declarations of interest.
4 RECENT CHAIR'S ENGAGEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair will give an update of events attended.
5 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
6 PREVIOUS MINUTES
Full Council is asked to consider the minutes from the meetings held on 15 April, 26 April and 30 April 2021, and to approve them as accurate records of those proceedings.
7 INTRODUCTION TO THE GROUP COMMANDER OF THE DEVON AND SOMERSET FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
Martin Carnell has been invited to address Council as the recently appointed Group Commander of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
8 LEADER'S UPDATE
A verbal update will be given.
9 TREASURY MANAGEMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2020/21
The Council is required by regulations issued under the Local Government Act 2003, to produce an annual treasury management review of activities and the actual prudential and treasury indicators for 2020/21.
10 UPDATE ON PROGRESS TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY
This report provides an update on progress made to deliver on the Council's Climate and Ecological Commitment and associated priorities.
11 STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY 2021-26
Approval is sought asked to the Council's Statement of Licensing Policy.
12 APPLICATION TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR A PEDESTRIANISATION ORDER IN RESPECT OF BERKLEY LANE AND DARK LANE, BERKLEY MARSH, FROME
Council is asked to support the application to the Secretary of State, having regard to the advice in the report regarding associated risks.
13 MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS REPORT
This report seeks approval to continued promotion and facilitation of events and activities, wherever possible in line with the latest Government guidance.
14 PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION
The report seeks Council's approval to a number of changes to the Constitution.
15 REPORT OF THE JOINT INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL
This report sets out the conclusions and recommendations of a "light-touch" review of Mendip's Members' Allowances Scheme.
16 ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS - AUTHORITY TO EXEMPT
This report seeks approval to a request from Councillor Helen Sprawson-White for an extension beyond the six-month period of non-attendance, on the grounds of personal reasons.
17 MOTIONS TO COUNCIL
To discuss any motions that have been submitted to Council.
18 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
To discuss any questions submitted by the public in accordance with the Constitution.
19 QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
To discuss any questions submitted by Members in accordance with the Constitution.
20 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.