Executive Agenda - 27 August 2019, 09:30 Help

A meeting to be held at Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 09:30 on 27 August 2019.

Number Item
Record of Votes View Papers
1Apologies
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.
3Minute

Minute of Meeting of the Executive held on 18 June 2019.
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4Rolling Action Log  View Papers
5Motions referred to the Executive under Standing Order 31.
The following motions were referred to the Executive from the meeting of Falkirk Council on 26 June 2019
(a)Proposed by Councillor Aitchison

Budget cuts over the last 10 years have taken their toll on communities and Council services. Currently there has been a rise in constituent enquiries regarding vermin.

Council notes that we no longer have a pest control service.

Council understands that monthly green bin collections, 30 special uplift charge and a reduction in opening hours of waste recycling centres can lead to an increase in vermin on our streets.

Council recognises that tenants, home owners, vulnerable adults and some of our older citizens may find it difficult to tackle this serious issue.

Council will look at how we can help our citizens to deal with this by looking at areas where we might get better results for our residents.

1. Engaging with pest control companies to see if they could offer a better deal for Falkirk residents.

2. Educating people as to how to prevent vermin from frequenting a particular area.

3. Using our media team to promote residents understanding on how to deal with this problem.

4. Looking at other ways in which we might tackle this issue collaboratively.

Council asks the Director of Development Services to report back to a future meeting outlining actions taken on or proposals to give effect to the areas outlined above.

Environment Portfolio
(b)Proposed by Councillor Black

Council values the work of carers employed within Falkirk Council and within the third sector and private sector, who often work long and unsocial hours, delivering care in an empathetic and professional manner.

Council recognises that there are difficulties in recruitment and retention of care staff, whilst at the same time service users need consistency and continuity of care, delivered, with a person centred approach.

Council congratulates the head of social work services and senior staff for implementing around 80% of Unison's Ethical Care Charter already.

Council recognises that adopting the charter will largely fall within the remit of the Integration Joint Board.

Council asks for the Chief Officer to bring forward a report detailing how the charter can be implemented in full to the November meeting.

Health and Social Care Portfolio
(c)Proposed by Councillor Coombes

Council welcomes the Climate Emergency declarations made by both UK and Scottish governments in recent weeks and the proposed amendment to the Climate Change Bill which will set a target of 'net zero' emissions of greenhouse gases in Scotland by 2045 - the most ambitious statutory target in the world.

Council however notes with concern that the Scottish Government has missed its statutory emissions targets for 2016 and 2017.

Council therefore calls for a report on the actions in place, and planned, by the Council to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Falkirk and the anticipated reductions which these would achieve.

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(d)Proposed by Councillor Reid

Council agrees that street name signs should identify in brief the provenance of the name as is common in other countries, particularly when it is the name of a person.

Council agrees that this practice would be a useful addition to local history and instil a greater sense of community.

Council agrees that this should apply to any future names and that there should be retrospective application also, where possible and appropriate.

Environment Portfolio View Papers
6Referral from the Corporate Partnership Forum

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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7Review of Taxi Fare Scales and other Charges

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Public Protection Portfolio
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8Falkirk Local Development Plan 2 - Supplementary Guidance

Report by the Director of Development Services.
Economic Development Portfolio
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9Projected Financial Position 2019/20

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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10Capital Programmes Update 2019/20

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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11Land Surplus to Requirements - Disposal of Land at Bantaskine Park, Falkirk

Report by the Director of Development Services.
Economic Development Portfolio
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12Sale of 0.47 Hectares at Kemper Avenue Car Park, Falkirk

Report by the Director of Development Services.
Economic Development Portfolio
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13Land Surplus to Requirements - Polmonthill Cottage

Report by the Director of Development Services.
Economic Development Portfolio
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14Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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