Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Crematorium Meeting Room - North Devon Crematorium. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Community Services  01271 388253

Note: From the 7 May 2021, the law requires all councils to hold formal meetings in person. The Council is also ensuring that all venues used are Covid secure and that all appropriate measures are put in place. This meeting will be webcast on https://watch.obitus.com/. The username is cisi0887 and password is 291354. There are limited available for members of the public to attend in person, therefore if you would like to book a place, please contact Corporate and Community Services by 12noon on Monday 19 July 2021 by telephoning 01271 388253 or emailing member.services@northdevon.gov.uk. For track and trace purposes you will be required to provide your name, address and contact telephone number. This data will be held by the Council for 21 days. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

To approve as correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 7 April 2021 and 14 June 2021 (attached) pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Additional documents:

3.

Chair's announcements

4.

Business brought forward by or with the consent of the Chair

5.

Replies to any questions submitted by the Public and/or to receive Petitions under Part 4, Council Procedures Rules, Paragraphs 8 and 9 of the Constitution

6.

To consider motions of which notice has been submitted by Members in accordance with Part 4, Council Procedure Rules, Paragraph 11 of the Constitution

(a) To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Lovering:

 

“The equality act 2010 says that it is discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breast feeding. Breast feeding is legal in public places such as parks, sports and leisure facilities, public buildings, theatres, cinemas, and public transport.  While recognising that not all mums can breast feed, breastfeeding is the most natural way of understanding and satisfying a baby’s needs. The advantages of breast feeding for mother and baby are officially recognised by health care organisation all over the world. Breastfeeding can reduce the incidence of many infant illness and chronic diseases, so it eases the needed for health care. UNICEF and WHO (The World Health Organisation) recommend exclusive breast feeding from birth to until 6 months old.

North Devon Council has declared a climate emergency and to cut plastic waste. Breast feeding will cut down the need for plastic bottles, teats, and formula packaging. Depletion and destruction of natural resources and emission of major greenhouse gases are at their highest levels for at least the last 800 000 years. We need to protect our planet and our own health by using resources such as land, water and energy sources responsibly, conserving biodiversity and consuming with care. Feeding with breastmilk substitutes from farm-to-table affects the environment and climate due to its production, packaging, distribution and preparation methods. Millions of tonnes of metal formula cans end up in landfills every year, degrading the environment. Most formula powders need to be mixed with boiled water or heated and is expensive. Breast milk needs no plastic, no preparation and is free. Breast milk changes as a baby ages so a baby gets the nutrition it needs. Amazingly the composition of breast milk changes when a baby is ill, the levels of immunity-boosting cells rise rapidly when a baby is unwell.

Our towns can often seem like uncomfortable and uninviting places to breastfeed.

Breast feeding women are still facing an everyday battle because others around them feel uncomfortable. If a woman feels unsafe or fears disapproval when breastfeeding she is likely to stop breast feeding, resort to formula feeds or find a safe place. Women have resorted for many years to breast feeding in public toilets which is uncomfortable and unhygienic for mother and baby.

We need to learn how to react and respect this very natural process and lead the way to welcoming breastfeeding into society. If the District council promotes breast feeding as welcome within the towns and villages it will promote women to feel safe.  By promoting breast feeding it will help others to realize that breast feeding is a normal everyday activity mums need to do.

 

This council resolves to :

1)    Provide comms to let the public know that breast feeding is welcome within NDC’s public buildings and parks.

2)    Display signage within all their public buildings like the libraries, museums, leisure centres and parks saying that breast feeding is allowed.

3)    Promote and help commercial  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

7.

Declarations of Interest

(NB. Members only need to re-declare any interests previously declared at Committee and Sub-Committee meetings if the item is discussed at Council).

 

8.

Chair's replies to any questions to Council by Members submitted under Part 4, Council Procedures Rules, Paragraph 10 of the Constitution

9.

To agree the agenda between Part 'A' and Part 'B' (Confidential Restricted Information).

Part A

10.

North West Devon Police Commander Update

Superintendent Toby Davies, LPA Commander North and West Devon to report.

11.

Report of the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Report by Leader of the Council (attached).

12.

Questions by Members

Questions to the Leader or the Chair of a Committee submitted under Part 4, Council Procedure Rules, paragraph 10.4 of the Constitution.

13.

Better Care Funding for Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Energy Efficiency pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Report by Head of Environmental Health and Housing (attached)

14.

Performance and Financial Management Quarter 4 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 344 KB

(NOTE: A copy of the report that was considered by the Strategy and Resources Committee on 5 July 2021 is attached).

Additional documents:

14a

Report of the Policy Development Committee pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To receive the report of the Policy Development Committee held on 15 July 2021 (to follow)

14b

Report of meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To receive the report of the meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 5 July 2021 (attached).

15.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 945 KB

(NOTE: A copy of the report that was considered by the Strategy and Resources Committee on 5 July 2021 is attached).

15a

Report of the Policy Development Committee pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To receive the report of the Policy Development Committee held on 15 July 2021 (to follow).

15b

Report of meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 5 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To receive the report of the meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 5 July 2021 (attached)

16.

Report of Lead Member for Climate Change pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Lead Member for Climate Change to report.

17.

Minutes of Committees

Council is recommended to note the schedule of Committee minutes and approve recommendations as listed below:

 

17a

Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 96 KB

(i) 8 June 2021

 

(A) Minute 14: Local Government Association’s Model Code of Conduct

(B) Minute 16: Anti-Money Laundering Policy

(C) Minute 17: Whistle-Blowing Policy

(D) Minute 18: Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy

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17b

Harbour Board pdf icon PDF 9 KB

(i) 4 May 2021

 

(ii) 5 May 2021

(A) Minute 16: Appointment of an Independent Member to the Harbour Board

Additional documents:

17c

Licensing and Community Safety Committee pdf icon PDF 98 KB

(i) 8 June 2021

17d

Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 211 KB

(i) 14 April 2021

 

(ii) 21 April 2021

 

(iii) 28 April 2021

 

(iv) 19 May 2021

 

(v) 9 June 2021

Additional documents:

17e

Strategy and Resources Committee pdf icon PDF 381 KB

(i) 12 April 2021

 

(ii) 17 May 2021

(A) Minute 23 (c): Approval and Release of Section 106 Public Open Space Funds – Braunton

(B) Minute 24 (d) and (e): Braunton Burrows Special Area of Conservation Visitor Impact Strategy

 

(iii) 5 July 2021

Additional documents:

17f

Policy Development Committee pdf icon PDF 192 KB

(i) 18 March 2021

 

(ii) 27 May 2021

(A) Minute 5: Notice of Motion from Council on 24 February 2021

(B) Minute 6: Notice of Motion from Council on 7 April 2021

 

(iii) 15 July 2021 (to follow)

Additional documents:

Part B (Confidential Restricted Information)

Nil.