1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
2. MINUTES - COUNCIL - WEDNESDAY 16 JULY 2014
To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 16 July 2014.
Minutes attached - Item 2 (pages 1 - 7)
3. MINUTES - SPECIAL COUNCIL - THURSDAY 28 AUGUST 2014
To approve as a correct record the Part 1 section of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on 28 August 2014.
Minutes attached - Item 3 (pages 8 - 9)
4. MAYOR'S COMMUNICATIONS
To receive any communications that the Mayor may wish to put before Council.
5. MAIN DEBATE - THE VOTE FOR WORK EXPERIENCE
To include a presentation from the Youth Council.
6. PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS
7. QUESTIONS FROM THE YOUTH COUNCIL
8. QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
9. LEADER OF THE COUNCIL'S UPDATE
In accordance with the Council's Standing Orders, the Leader of the Opposition shall be given the opportunity to raise one matter relevant to the Borough that has arisen since the last meeting of the Council. The Leader of the Council shall then have the opportunity to advise the Council of matters relevant to the Borough that have arisen since the last meeting.
10. NOTICE OF MOTIONS
11. QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS TO COMMITTEE CHAIRS / PORTFOLIO HOLDERS
The following questions have been received -
(a) From Councillor G Snell to the Portfolio Holder for Resources Regeneration -
What works have been completed on the Arts and Leisure Centre Walkway, what is the current total cost spent to date and when will the project be finally completed?
(b) From Councillor R Parker to the Portfolio Holder for Economy, Enterprise and Transport -
Has the Council undertaken a feasibility study into the possible effect to residents on changes to bus services in Stevenage caused by cuts to route subsidies?
(c) From Councillor A McGuinness to the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration -
How much money the Council have currently spent on its attempts to implement parking charges in Fairlands Valley Showground on match days at the Lamex Stadium and what steps have been taken since August to implement this policy?
12. ANNUAL TREASURY MANAGEMENT REVIEW 2013/2014 AND MID YEAR REVIEW REPORT 2014/2015
To consider and officer report on a review of the operation of the 2013/2014 Treasury Management and Investment Strategy and recommendations for updating the 2014/2015 Treasury Management and Investment Strategy.
This report was considered by the Audit Committee on 3 September 2014 who concurred with the recommendations to Council set out in the report.
This report is on the agenda for the Executive on 30 September 2014. Any comments or recommendations will be reported at the Council meeting.
Report attached - Item 12 (pages 1 - 27)
13. REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES
To consider an officer report that advises on the outcome of the recent review of the Polling Districts and Polling Places in the Borough of Stevenage and to make recommendations to the existing Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Order.
Report attached - Item 13 (pages 28 - 31)
14. REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS
To consider an officer report on the outcome of a recent review of the Council's Standing Orders.
Report and Appendix A attached - Item 14 (pages 32 - 37)
15. AUDIT COMMITTEE MINUTES - 12 JUNE 2014
To note the Minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 12 June 2014.
Minutes attached - Item 15 (pages 38 - 41)
16. AUDIT COMMITTEE MINUTES - 3 SEPTEMBER 2014
To note the Minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 3 September 2014.
Minutes attached - Item 16 (pages 42 - 45)
17. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
To consider the following Motions -
18. PART II MINUTES - SPECIAL COUNCIL - 28 AUGUST 2014
To approve as a correct record the Part II section of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on 28 August 2014.
Minutes attached for Councillors only - Item 18 (pages 46 - 49)