Council Meetings: 11 December 2012


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the South Staffordshire Council will be held in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Codsall, on Tuesday, 11th December, 2012 at 7.00p.m., for the purpose of transacting the business set out below.

Chief Executive

(Proceedings will open following prayers led by the Chairman's Chaplain)


1. Priority Business (if any)




To confirm and sign the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Council held on 25th September, 2012(copy attached).


To receive any apologies for non-attendance.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Questions pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11.4


A Councillor may ask the Chairman of the Council, a member of the Cabinet or the Chairman of any Committee, Sub-Committee or Panel a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties or which affects the District of South Staffordshire provided that:-


they have given at least seven working days notice in writing of the question to the Chief Executive; or


the question relates to urgent matters, they have the consent of the Chairman to whom the question is to be put, and the content of the question is given to the Chief Executive by 11.00a.m. on the day of the meeting. Every question shall be put and answered without discussion but the person to whom the question has been put may decline to answer.


Report of the Leader of the Council (copy attached)

Note: Council Procedure Rule 12 states:-


The Leader of the Council shall at each ordinary meeting of the Council submit a report on the work of the Cabinet, and shall be open to question thereon.


The Leader of the Council may invite (a) representative(s) of a partner organisation(s) to address the Council in respect of any matters referred to in the Leader's report relating to partnership working between the Council and the organisation(s).


A member of the Council may, at the discretion of the Chairman, ask the Leader of the Council a question relating to a matter referred to in the Leader's report to Council and may, after having the response from the Leader (or at the Leader's discretion the relevant Cabinet Member or representative of a partner organisation) ask one supplementary question on the point of the original question.


A member of the Council may question the Leader once (with the provision for a supplementary question) on each item in the Leader's report.


An answer by the Leader of the Council (or appropriate Cabinet Member) may take the form of:


a direct oral answer by the Leader of the Council


a direct oral answer by a Cabinet Member with portfolio responsibility for the matter subject to question




a direct oral answer from a representative or a partner organisation invited by the Leader of the Council to respond.

where the desired information is in a publication of the Council or other published work, a reference to that publication; or

where the reply cannot conveniently be given orally, a written answer circulated to the questioner.


There shall be no debate on a question submitted under Procedure Rule 12.3. A questioner may request that the matter under question be referred to the Cabinet or appropriate committee/sub-committee/panel, if such a request is made the Chairman will ask for a seconder to the proposal, the seconder will have no right to speak on the proposal; the Member of the Council, in responding to the question shall have the right to comment on the proposed referral. The question will then be put to the vote without further debate.


Report from the Cabinet re: The New Local Plan for South Staffordshire Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) - Adoption (copy attached).

8. Reports from the Leader of the Council re:



Transformation Delivery Plan (copy attached).

Localism Act - Community Right to Bid and Community Right to Challenge (copy attached).



Joint Report of the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Public Health Protection Services re: Proposed Council Procurement Plan and Proposed Council Procedure Rules (copy attached).

Reports of the Licensing Committee re:



Statement of Gambling Principles Pursuant to the Gambling Act, 2005 (copy attached).

Street Trading Policy (copy attached).


Report of the Audit Committee re: Annual Treasury Management Report 2011/2012 (copy attached).


South Staffordshire Joint Parking Committee

To note that the Leader of the Council has nominated Councillor D.J.Billson to the vacancy for a member of the Conservative Group on the South Staffordshire Joint Parking Committee arising following the death of Councillor Mrs.J.Williams.


Appointments to Outside Bodies



To fill the following vacancies arising following the death of Councillor Mrs.J.Williams:

(i) Local Joint Committee

(ii) Wombourne and District Community Association

(NB. Councillor M.W.Davies also represents the Council on this organisation).

(iii) Wombourne Youth Centre Management Committee

(NB. Councillor A.G.Hinton also represents the Council on this organisation).

To fill the vacancy on the Bilbrook (Twentyman) Playing Fields Committee arising from the resignation of Councillor Mrs.V.M.Chapman.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements which the Chairman wishes to bring to the attention of the members.

Note: Members, officers, and the public are requested to stand at the conclusion of the meeting whilst the Chairman and Vice-Chairman leave the Council Chamber.


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