Falkirk Council Agenda - 05 December 2018, 10:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 10:00 on 05 December 2018.

Number Item
(a)Record of Votes View Papers
1Sederunt
2Declarations of Interest

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest.
3Minutes and Information Bulletin
(a)Minute of Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 19 September 2018;  View Papers
(b)Volume of Minutes - Volume 2 2018/19, and  View Papers
(c)Information Bulletin - Volume 2 2018/19.  View Papers
4Questions

Questions submitted in accordance with Standing Orders will be published in advance of the meeting.
5Rolling Action Log View Papers
6Referral from Executive - 27 November 2018
Treasury Management - Interim Review 2018/19



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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7Referral from Executive - 27 November 2018
Revenue Budget/Medium Term Financial Plan [MTFP]



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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8Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust - Joint Vision Document



Report by the Chief Executive.
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9Review of Parking Within Schools



Report by the Director of Children's Services.
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10Revenue Budget/Medium Term Financial Plan [MTFP]

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.

Information contained in appendix 2 to the report is exempt from publication in accordance with paragraph 6 of part 1 of schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 if so decided by Council
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11Appointments

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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12Execution of Deeds

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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13Motions

Motions submitted in accordance with Standing Order 29 are set out below. Motions that refer to matters within the remit of the Executive, or Education Executive, will stand referred to the appropriate body, without discussion, unless:-

(1) special circumstances exist which, in opinion of the Provost (having consulted with the Council Leader and the Leader of the main Opposition groups) requires an exception to be made;

(2) two thirds of the members present vote in favour of the matter being discussed; or

(3) the motion raises an issue with significant impact on the Council area which the Provost, having consulted with the Leader of the Council and the Leaders of the main Opposition groups, considers suitable for debate at Council.

The following motion is reserved to Council:-

(a) Council recognises that effective scrutiny is crucial to raising standards and ensuring that service deliver the right outcomes for the communities in which we serve.

Council notes that there are issues within the current system that are making effective, timely scrutiny difficult.

Council therefore asks the Chief Executive, Chief Governance Officer, Head of Policy and elected member from each group, to look at a review of the structure, governance and development of scrutiny within Falkirk Council. With a view to provide the resources and infrastructure, for councillors to carry out their scrutiny role effectively, and that the Chief Executive reports back to Council on the outcome of the group's consideration.

The following motion stands referred to the Executive unless otherwise determined by the Provost, having consulted with the Leader of the Council and the Leaders of the main Opposition groups

(b) Council agrees that child poverty is on the rise and that Universal credit and benefit sanctions have led to a rise in foodbank use and the increased poverty in our area.

Council also acknowledges that due to welfare reform more people are struggling to sustain their tenancies.

Council therefore agrees to ask the Chief Executive to:-

1. consider how services are delivered across the council area, with particular emphasis on sustainability of tenancies, income maximisation and inequalities, so that our anti poverty strategy can be fit for purpose at this time of increasing hardship for our citizens, and

2. report back to the Executive on the outcome of his review.

Proposed by Councillor Black
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14Exclusion of Public

If so resolved in terms of Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, exclude from the meeting the press and public for the following item of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 11&12 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the said Act.
15Equal Pay Update

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.