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To receive apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 25 KB


Declarations of interest in any matters to be discussed at the meeting pdf icon PDF 25 KB


To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the annual meeting of Council held on 25 May 2021. pdf icon PDF 180 KB


To consider any urgent business (with prior approval by the Mayor). pdf icon PDF 154 KB


To receive announcements from the Mayor. pdf icon PDF 251 KB


To receive petitions under Standing Order No. 5. pdf icon PDF 111 KB


To consider written questions under Standing Order No. 6 to:- pdf icon PDF 64 KB


(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

C Padda);

(iii)        Transport for the West Midlands (Councillor



(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.



Proposed Departure from the Development Plan at land to the rear of John Dando House, 235 Hamstead Road, Great Barr pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider an exception to the Development Plan in respect of planning application DC/21/65185.



Annual Report of the Licensing Committee and Licensing Sub Committees 2019-20 and 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To receive the annual report of the Licensing Committee/ Licensing Sub Committees for the municipal years 2019-20 and 2020-21.


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Scrutiny Annual Report 2019-2021 pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To receive the Scrutiny Annual Report for the 2019-21 period.


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Extension to Six Month Attendance Rule pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider requests for an extension to the six month attendance rule.


Constitution and Political Balance of Committees and Boards pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To consider the constitution and political balance of committees and boards following the recent by-election.

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Appointments to Vacancies on Committees, Boards and Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To consider any appointments required to vacancies on committees, boards and other bodies.

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Constitution Review - Cabinet Advisor Roles

To consider the remit and role description in relation to Cabinet Advisor Roles.


General Purposes and Arbitration Committee

To receive the minutes of the General Purposes and Arbitration Committee held on 8 June 2021, and to consider the recommendations arising from the meeting.



Cabinet pdf icon PDF 455 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 8, 17 and 19 March, 24 May and 16 June.

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Budget and Corporate Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 337 KB

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Notice of Motions

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


(a)        Right to Food


Proposer: Councillor Piper

         Seconder: Councillor Rollins

         “That this Council notes that approximately 11 million people in the UK are experiencing food insecurity;

Further notes that the use of food banks was increasing before the covid-19 pandemic, and has effectively doubled during the pandemic and all indications are that this situation will continue to get worse;


Is concerned that children in particular have been badly affected by the covid-19 crisis and the Trussell Trust that administers many of the nation’s foodbanks reported that 2.5 million emergency food parcels were given to people in crisis in the year to March 2021

Acknowledges the profound and devastating consequences of food insecurity on the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of people in our communities;

This Council believes that the Government has a duty to ensure nobody in our communities goes hungry and requests that the Leader of the Council writes to the Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs outlining the Councils view that the “Right to Food” should be enshrined in UK law in order to make clear this obligation; and calls on the Government to set positive targets and monitor progress accordingly and include the “Right to Food” in the Government’s National Food Strategy white paper which is due to be published in 2021.”


(b)        SEND Transport


Proposer: Councillor Anandou

Seconder: Councillor Fisher


“That this Council welcomes an independent external review into the SEND transport procurement and the future delivery model for SEN Passenger Transport. 


It also notes the respective work of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and relevant Scrutiny Boards into this matter so that all lessons are learned and recommendations on an effective and efficient future model are implemented.”


(c)         Brandhall


Proposer: Councillor Chapman

Seconder: Councillor Anandou


“This Council recognises the benefits of open space in relation to the wellbeing of current and future residents of the Borough.  Access to open space has demonstrable links to health benefits alongside the broader positive impact that green space has on the climate.  



The coronavirus pandemic saw an increase in the number of residents regularly using our green open space and there are significant local concerns around the potential loss of this space for redevelopment. 

Brandhall as a former golf course has been identified as a site for redevelopment and the Council undertook a public consultation between November and December 2019 requesting views on three potential visions for the site which included a school which would be a replacement for Causeway Green Primary, housing to address the housing shortage, and a public park.  In light of the increase in external recreation activities, it is an appropriate time for the Council to review and reconsider its position in relation to this space. This Council calls for the relevant scrutiny boards, to work closely with the local residents to consider and make recommendations to Cabinet on the outcome of the consultation and future of Brandhall recognising the Council’s Climate Change,  ...  view the full agenda text for item 18.