Falkirk Council Agenda - 04 December 2019, 10:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 10:00 on 04 December 2019.

Number Item
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 Special Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 20 September 2019;  View Papers
(b)Minute of Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 25 September 2019;  View Papers
(c)Minute of Special Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 12 November 2019;  View Papers
(d)Volume of Minutes - Volume 2 2019/20, and  View Papers
(e)Information Bulletin - Volume 2 2019/20.  View Papers
4Questions

Questions submitted in accordance with Standing Orders will be published in advance of the meeting.
5Rolling Action Log View Papers
6Falkirk Council/Falkirk Community Trust Joint Working Group: Feedback on Community and Stakeholder Consultation



Report by the Chief Executive.
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7Payments at Advice and Support Hubs

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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8Standing Orders

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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9Revenue Budget/Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP)

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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10Falkirk Integration Joint Board Business Case 2020/21

Report by the Chief Officer, Health & Social Care Partnership.
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11Scrutiny Plan 2020

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 submitted in accordance with Standing Order 29 are set out below. Motions that refer to matters within the remit of the Executive, or Education, Children and Young People 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 motions stand referred unless otherwise determined by the Provost, having consulted with the Leader of the Council and the Leaders of the main Opposition groups.
(a)School Transport

Council:-

(1) notes the current position regarding school transport for children with more than one residence as set out in the Transport Policy - Operational Guidance;

(2) notes that the current policy unfairly impacts children whose parents live separately and the child lives with both parents as only one pass is issued on a specified route and therefore only allows travel to one parent's residence; and

(3) instructs the Director of Children's Services to report to the next meeting of Council with:-

i) options to provide school transport to children with more than one residence, where each residence meets the distance entitlement, and

ii) Information on any cost implications arising therefrom.

Proposed by Councillor Kerr
(b)Fireworks

Council resolves:-

(1) to agree in principle to require all public firework displays within the authority area to be advertised in advance of the event to allow residents to take precautions for their animals and for vulnerable people and requests the Director of Corporate & Housing Services to consider a standard condition to this effect for any public entertainment licence granted for a public firework display;

(2) to actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people - including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks;

(3) to write to the UK Government urging them to introduce legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90dB for those sold to the public for private use; and

(4) to encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock 'quieter' fireworks for public display.

Proposed by Councillor Kerr