Agenda and decisions

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No. Item


Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.


If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.


Mayoral Announcements


Minutes pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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Public Questions

Members of the public who have requested the opportunity to ask question(s) on any item(s) on the agenda will have three minutes to put their question(s) to the relevant Councillor. Members of the public will be allowed to ask one short supplementary question.


To view the procedure for public questions/ speaking click here and scroll to page 119


Executive Cabinet pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a general report of the Executive Cabinet meetings held on 22 February and  21 March. 




Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Task and Finish Groups pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 14 March, the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel held on 7 March and Task Group update.




Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Governance Committee held on 8 February and 13 March.




Adoption of New Code of Conduct for Members and Social Media Protocol pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Governance.

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1.         That Council approves for adoption a new form Code of Conduct for Members.

2.         That Council approves for adoption an updated and refreshed Social Media Protocol.


Suspension of Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Governance.


1.         That Standing Order 6 of Part A Appendix 3 to the Constitution (and the relevant procedure rules at Part E) be suspended, with the right of the public to speak at Council meetings being removed and the procedure detailed at Paragraph 16 being implemented.

2.         That this suspension of standing orders and implementation of the temporary changes is to continue until further decision by the Council.


Capital Budget for Fleet Replacement pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Customer and Digital.


To establish a capital budget of £300,000 recurring annual budget for fleet replacement.


Local Development Scheme (LDS) pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Planning and Property.

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To approve the publishing of the updated LDS to the Central Lancashire Local Plan website and associated Central Lancashire Authority websites.


Questions Asked under Council Procedure Rule 8 (if any)


To consider the Notices of Motion (if any) given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10


Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act.


By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).




Birkacre Reservoir Embankment Repairs - Budget Approval

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Planning and Property.


1.         To approve procurement exercise to undertake a competitive tender for essential reservoir embankment work through the open Chest portal in accordance with procurement procedures and to appoint the successful contractor. The works are estimated to be in the region of £150,000.

2.         To approve a 3-year rolling programme to undertake to undertake further repairs to the west and southwest elevations, costs are estimated to be in the region of £250,000.

3.         To approve the establishment of a budget totalling £400,000 to be added to the capital programme.

4.         To delegate the approval of the procurement strategies to the Director of Property and Planning for recommendation 2 & 3.

5.         To delegate the contract award decisions for the Contractor to the Executive Member of Resources for approval.


Any urgent business previously agreed with the Mayor