Agenda

Council (SMDC) - Wednesday, 28th February, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Moorlands House, Leek

Contact: Linden Vernon 01538 395613  Email: linden.vernon@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Media

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

Prayers will be offered prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Additional documents:

1.

Apologies for absence, if any.

Additional documents:

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Additional documents:

3.

Urgent items of business, if any (24 hours notice to be provided to the Chairman).

Additional documents:

4.

Declarations of interest

1.    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

2.    Other Interests

Additional documents:

5.

Chairman's or Leader's announcements and correspondence, if any.

Additional documents:

6.

Receipt of petitions, if any.

Additional documents:

7.

To consider and debate any recommendations from the Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Panels and Committees, if any.

Additional documents:

7.1

Cabinet - 2024/25 Budget & Medium Term Financial Plan 2024/25 to 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Additional documents:

7.2

Cabinet - Council Tax Second Home and Empty Property Premiums pdf icon PDF 456 KB

Additional documents:

7.3

Audit and Accounts Committee - Treasury Management Update pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:

7.4

Audit and Accounts Committee - Treasury Management Strategy Statement (TMSS) 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

8.

Recommendations from meetings in the interim period prior to the Council Meeting, if any.

Additional documents:

9.

Checkley Parish Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum and Decision Statement pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Additional documents:

10.

Biddulph Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:

11.

Pay Policy 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Additional documents:

12.

Setting of the Council Tax 2024/25

Additional documents:

13.

Notices of Motion in accordance with Procedure Rule No. 8, if any.

Additional documents:

13.1

Support for Farmers and Local Produce - Cllr J Porter

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council recognises and notes the huge contribution made by our local farmers and growers to the local economy and its rural communities. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council commits to developing stronger partnerships with our arable, livestock, and dairy farmers to enhance our magnificent British countryside. The Council will strive to support farmers, by being sympathetic to diversification opportunities and promotion of local produce.

 

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council commits to supporting our local farmers and growers by, where possible, ensuring that all food provided at council organised events is sourced from local suppliers; to include meat, dairy, and plant-based produce.

 

With tackling climate change and restoring nature being key priorities for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, we will consider ways to encourage residents, where possible, to shop locally, taking advantage of home-grown, affordable and nutritious food, both plant and meat based thus reducing food miles to our plates and boosting the local economy.

 

Additional documents:

13.2

West Midlands Ambulance Service - Cllr L Malyon

This Council finds the West Midlands Ambulance Service as it stands unacceptable for the Staffordshire Moorlands.  This Council demands an independent review of the service.  The residences of the Staffordshire Moorlands deserve the same reliable quality of service as people in the urban areas receive, meeting government targets for everyone in rural and urban areas

 

Additional documents:

14.

To answer questions asked under Procedure Rule No. 10, if any.

(At least two clear days notice required, in writing, to the Proper Officer in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.3.)

 

Additional documents:

15.

To consider any political group appointments or changes to membership, if any.

Additional documents:

16.

Exclusion of the Press and Public:

The Chairman to move:-

 

“That, pursuant to Section 100A(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings whereby it is likely that confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act would be disclosed to the public in breach of the obligation of confidence or exempt information as defined in Section 100 I (1) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act would be disclosed to the public by virtue of the Paragraphs indicated.”

 

Additional documents:

17.

To consider and debate any recommendations from the Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Panels and Committees, if any.

18.

To answer questions asked under Procedure Rule No. 10, if any.

At least two clear days notice required, in writing, to the Proper Officer in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.3.)