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Council and Democracy

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1.

CIVIC MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Civic Mayor to make any appropriate announcements.

 

At this juncture the Civic Mayor will retire from the Chair and the Chair of Council Business shall assume the Chair for the remaining business.

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MINUTES pdf icon PDF 221 KB

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Meeting of Council held on 10 October 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair of Council Business (or other person presiding) (Minutes attached).

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Council.

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COMMUNICATIONS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements or communications from the Chair of Council Business, the Executive Leader, Members of the Executive Cabinet or the Chief Executive.

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COUNCIL BIG CONVERSATION

To consider any questions submitted by Members of the public in accordance with Standing Orders 31.12 and 31.13.

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EXECUTIVE LEADER'S ANNUAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Chair of Council Business to invite the Executive Leader, Councillor Kieran Quinn, to give his annual keynote address, following which the Leader of the Opposition Group will be entitled to respond with a final right of reply reserved for the Executive Leader.

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MEETING OF EXECUTIVE CABINET pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To receive the minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Cabinet held on 18 October 2017.

 

 

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MEETING OF STANDARDS COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To receive the minutes of the Meeting of the Standards Committee held on 7 November 2017.

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AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION - SINGLE COMMISSIONING pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To consider the attached report of the Executive Member (Adult Social Care and Wellbeing)/Care Together Programme Director.

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SECTION 48 AGMA GRANTS SCHEME pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To consider the attached report of the Executive Leader/Assistant Director (Stronger Communities).

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MEMBERSHIP OF COUNCIL BODIES

To consider any changes to the membership of Council bodies.

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HONORARY ALDERMAN

To agree that, in recognition of his eminent service he has rendered to the Borough of Tameside, former Councillor Jim Middleton be made an Honorary Alderman of the Borough at the Annual Meeting of Council on 22 May 2018.

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13.

NOTICES OF MOTION

To consider the following motion:

 

(a)       Motion in the name of Councillor P Buckley

 

That this Council notes that chronic loneliness is unhealthy and leads to many physical and mental health problems. It can affect anyone at any stage of their life. A disconnected society could be costing the UK economy £32 billion a year and also has a massively negative impact on communities across Tameside.

 

Nine million people, across all ages and social groups, in the UK report themselves lonely all or most of the time – including 43% of 17-25 year olds, 24% of parents and 8 out of 10 carers. Up to 50% of disabled people will be lonely on any given day and 3.6 million people aged over 75 say that television is their main form of company.

 

This Council notes the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness in tackling this scourge on society. The Commission has, over the course of this year, put a spotlight on a number of sections of society, including older people, refugees, carers and children; not only highlighting the problem, but acting as a call to action. With the message ‘Start a Conversation’, the Commission is trying to get people talking to one another, whether chatting to a neighbour, visiting an old friend or just making time for the people they meet. It is also targeting businesses and employer organisations to get them to be part of the solution.

 

The Council also notes that Commission will produce a manifesto of recommendations in the new year on how to reduce loneliness, however, it is possible to pledge to start a conversation now at the Commission website (www.jocoxloneliness.org/pledge).

 

This Council resolves that:

 

(i)      The Chief Executive will write to the Co-Chairs of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness (Seema Kennedy MP and Rachel Reeves MP) to offer the Council’s support in their endeavours,

(ii)      Councillors and officers of the Council will work with local voluntary groups, businesses and Government to reduce loneliness in communities across the borough of Tameside, and,

(iii)     Councillors and officers of the Council will ‘Start a Conversation’ and take the time to do something to make someone feel less lonely.

 

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URGENT ITEMS

To consider any other items which the Chair of Council Business (or other person presiding) is of the opinion shall be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

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QUESTIONS

To answer questions (if any) asked under Standing Order 17.2, for which due notice has been given by a Member of the Council.

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