Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber - Sandwell Council House, Oldbury. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 25 KB

To receive apologies for absence (if any).

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Members to declare any interests in matters to be discussed at the meeting.

3.

Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider any urgent business (with prior approval by the Mayor).

4.

Mayor's Announcements pdf icon PDF 162 KB

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 111 KB

6.

Written Questions pdf icon PDF 160 KB

          To consider written questions under Standing Order No. 6 to:-

 

(a)     the Mayor;

 

(b)     the Leader of the Council;

 

(c)     any other member of the Cabinet;

 

(d)     any person appointed to preside at a committee, sub-committee or panel;

 

(e)     the members of the Council nominated pursuant to Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1985, on the discharge of the functions of the following Joint Authorities:-

 

(i)           West Midlands Combined Authority (the Leader);

(ii)         West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority (Councillor Jalil);

(iii)        Transport for the West Midlands (Councillor

Webb);

 

(f)      a nominated member appointed by the Council to the Board of Sandwell Leisure Trust;

 

(g)     a member of the Council who is, as a result of action taken by or on behalf of the Council, a member or director of any company.

 

7.

Sandwell Council Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 489 KB

          To consider the updated Improvement Plan to address the recommendations from external reviews and proposed reporting mechanisms.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Proposed Departures from the Development Plan

8a

Land at West Bromwich Street, Oldbury - DC/21/66339 pdf icon PDF 7 MB

8b

Ervin Amasteel, George Henry Road, Tipton - DC/21/65853 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

9.

Minutes of the Governance and Constitution Review Committee pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To receive the minutes of the Governance and Constitution Review Committee held on 27 May 2022 and consider the recommendations contained therein.

10.

Extension of Appointment of Independent Member for the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider an extension to the appointment of an Independent Member for the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

11.

Notice of Motions

         To consider the following motions received under Standing Order No. 7:-

 

11a

Environmental Impact of Cable Ties

 

         Proposer: Councillor William Gill

         Seconder: Councillor Archer Williams

 

That this Council reaffirms its commitment to tackling the climate crisis through the recognition of the impact that single use cable ties can have and moves to resolve through the banning of political posters from Council property in order to limit the usage of single use cable ties.

 

11b

Extend Free Parking Across Sandwell

Proposer: Councillor Trumpeter

Seconder: Councillor Dunn

 

As we have seen in Wednesbury Town Centre recently, and as we see in our other town centres on the lead up to Christmas, free parking in council owned carparks can be offered by this council with minimal fuss when it suits. Free parking benefits residents, shoppers and our fantastic local businesses in our town centres by ensuring that shoppers spend money in the towns rather than being drawn to out-of-town shopping centres that offer free car parking. 

 

Over 20,000 people backed the Sandwell Conservatives calls for free weekend parking in our borough at the recent elections. Therefore, this council moves to resolve to explore this and invites the executive to consider extending free car parking in all other town centres until October 2022, in line with the recent Wednesbury scheme.

 

11c

Off Road Motorbikes

Proposer: Councillor Fisher

Seconder: Councillor Chapman

 

That this council believes that council officers, elected members, neighbourhood policing and local residents do a great job trying to tackle off road motorbikes, but more support is needed. With off road motorbikes being one of the highest reported incidents of anti-social behaviour in Sandwell. The safety of local residents and their pets, are at risk with the nuisance they cause, along with the destruction to our parks and green spaces, this cannot continue. Will the leader of the council agree to write to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster calling for the re-introduction of a dedicated off-road motorbike team that can focus solely on this issue and give it the attention is deserves.