Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
(a) To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Maskell
Councillor Maskell outlined the reasons for the submission of her notice of motion to Council as a lot of complaints from residents had been passed to her in relation to the lack of toilet facilities at the station. Passengers waiting for buses could wait for up to an hour for a bus without access to toilet facilities. This lack of facility certainly discouraged people from travelling to the town. She advised that the Strategy and Resources Committee at its meeting on 8 January 2024 had considered the re-opening of the café and the reconfiguration of toilets open to the public and it was anticipated that the toilets and café would be re-open by Easter 2024. This would give passengers greater confidence to travel. Therefore she withdrew her notice of motion to Council.
(b) To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Wilson
Councillor Wilson presented her notice of motion to Council.
Councillor Wilson declared for transparency reasons that she was an employee of Pickwell Foundation.
It was moved by Councillor Wilson and seconded by Councillor Prowse that the notice of motion be adopted.
Councillor Walker declared for transparency reasons that she was a sponsor
host under the Home for Ukraine scheme.
It was moved by Councillor Walker and seconded by Councillor Maskell “that the notice of motion be referred to the Strategy and Resources Committee for further consideration”.
RESOLVED that the notice of motion be referred to the Strategy and Resources Committee for further consideration.
Publication date: 06/02/2024
Date of decision: 17/01/2024
Decided at meeting: 17/01/2024 - Council