Executive Agenda - 13 February 2024, 10:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Grangemouth Community Education Unit, 69-71 Abbots Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8JB at 10:00 on 13 February 2024.

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Record of Votes View Papers
In accordance with section 43 of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 the Convener has directed that this meeting will be conducted in such a manner as to allow remote attendance by elected members.

The meeting will be livestreamed at: https://www.falkirk.gov.uk/live
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.

Minute of Meeting of the Executive held on 16 January 2024.
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4Rolling Action Log  View Papers
5Development Plan Scheme 2024

Report by the Director of Place Services.
Economic Development Portfolio
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6Provisional Financial Outturn 2023/24

Report by the Director of Transformation, Communities & Corporate Services.
Leader of the Council
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7Motions referred to the Executive under Standing Order 29
(a)Grangemouth Refinery

The Executive is asked to agree that:-

(1) it is deeply worried about the future of the Grangemouth Refinery following recent news reports, believing it could have great consequences for local jobs and have a hugely detrimental impact on the local, Scottish, and British economy;

(2) it is concerned about the lack of transparency from Grangemouth Future Industry Board about the efforts being made to try and save Grangemouth refinery; and

(3) therefore calls on council officers to produce an Economic Impact Assessment on the potential closure of Grangemouth refinery to be presented to a future meeting of the Executive if an impact assessment is not being produced by Scottish Government or Scottish Enterprise; and

(4) further calls for the Grangemouth Future Industry Board to give monthly updates regarding the future of Grangemouth refinery and their views and recommended actions to help save Grangemouth refinery.

Proposed by Councillor Bundy
(b)Assaults Against Public Sector Staff

The Executive is asked to agree:-

(1) Its deep concern about news reports that 51 public-sector workers are verbally and physically assaulted every day in Scotland;

(2) that it is further concerned that Falkirk Council saw the largest increase in the past 5 years, rising from 298 in 2018-19 to 826 in 2022-23;

(3) that this trend coincides with the rise in assaults teachers are facing in classrooms across the Falkirk Council area;

(4) that no members of staff should go to work fearing physical or verbal assault; and

(5) that therefore, officers should urgently produce a plan to reduce the verbal and physical assault Falkirk Council staff are facing to be presented to a future meeting of the Executive.

Proposed by Councillor Bundy