This is a meeting of the Council of Havant Borough Council held on the 21st Jun 2023.

The last meeting of the Council was on the 28th Feb 2024, and the next meeting will be 20th Mar 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX

Meeting Recordings

We know of no meeting recordings. If you know of one, let us know.

Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Denton, Moutray, Rason, Turner and Wade.

2 Declarations of Interests

There were no declarations of interests relating to any items on the agenda from the members present.

3 Confirmation of Previous Minutes Published Minutes of Annual Council 17 May 2023

Proposed by Councillor Kennett and seconded by Councillor Sceal, the minutes of the last meeting of the Council held on 17 May 2023 were approved as a correct record.

4 New Councillors Introductions

Newly elected members, Councillors James Blades, Ryan Brent, Andy Briggs, Mark Coates, Paul Gray, Philippa Gray and Gillian Harris introduced themselves to Members.

5 Mayor's Report Mayors Report 21 JUNE 23

The Mayor did not wish to add to her published report and there were no questions from members present.

6 Public Speaking under Standing Orders 27.5 & 28
7 Cabinet/Board/Committee Recommendations

There were no Cabinet / Board / Committee recommendations for Council to consider at this meeting.

8 Leader's Report Leader of the Council - Alex Rennie Cabinet Lead Report May 23 AD1

There was nothing the Leader wished to add to his published report.

 

Councillors asked the Leader questions on his report, which were duly responded to within the meeting.

9 Cabinet Lead Reports Councillor Neil Bowdell - Full Council June 2023
Councillor Lulu Bowerman - Full Council June 2023
Councillor Liz Fairhurst - Full Council June 2023
Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd - Full Council June 2023
Councillor Gwen Robinson - Cabinet Lead report June 2023

The Cabinet Leads took questions from Councillors on their published reports, which were duly responded to within the meeting.

 

Councillor Bowdell updated his report highlighting the importance for members to ensure they read the code of conduct.

 

Following a question from Councillor Philippa Gray to Councillor Robinson, in relation to the Bidbury Mead Play Area design plans.  Councillor Robinson confirmed a written response will be provided outside of the meeting, following a review of any legal restrictions by the Monitoring Officer.

10 Questions Under Standing Order 27.4.1

There were no questions received under the provision of this standing order.

11 Urgent Questions Under Standing Order 27.4.2 Urgent Questions and Responses

There was one urgent question received from Councillor Brent in accordance with this standing order, which was responded to within the meeting by Councillor Fairhurst as relevant Cabinet Lead.

 

A summary of the question and response is attached with the minutes of this meeting.

12 Notice of Motions under Standing Order 14.1 Motion from Cllr Fairhurst to Full Council June 2023
Motion from Cllr Munday to Full Council 21 June 2023

A motion in relation to the Langstone Mill Pond was proposed by Councillor Fairhurst and seconded by Councillor Payter, following debate and a vote, Council:

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. To seek support and funding from the Environment Agency and other key stakeholders for a long-term solution by undertaking a Chichester Harbour Environment and Investment Adaptation Strategy. This should include the holistic assessment of the long-term management and enhancement of the wildlife within the Langstone Mill Pond that supports the network of habitats and species within the Harbour.

 

  1. To write to the Environment Agency, Chichester Harbour Conservancy and Natural England to express the strong democratic support for the protection of the Langstone Mill Pond through sea defences.

 

A second motion in relation to signage at Hayling Island beach was proposed by Councillor Munday and seconded by Councillor Paul Gray. Following debate and a vote, Council:

 

RESOLVED

 

To investigate the installation of electronic signage on Beachlands, Hayling Island, in order to give beachgoers timely and accurate sewage pollution warnings.  This can be achieved by connecting to Southern Water’s Beachbouy software via the internet in order to access the most current data.

 

Before implementing this proposal, funding would need to be agreed and secured for this initiative through either

 

·       Agreement of the Cabinet to invest in the initiative with the expectation that income from advertising revenue would cover costs

·       Contribution to costs from Southern Water

·       Or alternative funding could be secured through crowdfunding.

13 Appointments Restricted enclosure
Schedule of Committee Appointments 2023-2024

Proposed by Councillor Stone, seconded by Councillor Sceal, it was:

 

RESOLVED that

 

a)    the appointment of Councillors to those Committees and Boards as set out in the Committee Appointments for 2023/2024

 

b)    that all appointments, shall remain in place until the next Annual meeting of the Council

14 Acceptance of Minutes minute volume cover

Proposed by Councillor Kennett and seconded by Councillor Keast, it was

RESOLVED that the minutes of Committees held since the last meeting of Council be received.

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Paul Gray photo
Committee Member
Councillor Paul Gray

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Philippa Gray photo
Committee Member
Group Leader
Councillor Philippa Gray

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Amy Redsull photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Standards Committee
Councillor Amy Redsull

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Gillian Harris MBE photo
Committee Member
Councillor Gillian Harris MBE

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Mark Coates photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mark Coates

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Philip Munday photo
Committee Member
Group Leader
Councillor Philip Munday

Labour

Present, as expected

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Committee Member
Councillor Tom Moutray

IG

Apologies

Councillor Grainne Rason photo
Committee Member
Councillor Grainne Rason

Green

Apologies

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Councillor Alex Rennie photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Council
Councillor Alex Rennie

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Andrew Briggs photo
Committee Member
Assistant Cabinet Lead - Performance, Risk and Service Improvement
Councillor Andrew Briggs

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Brenda Linger photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Brenda Linger

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Caren Diamond photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Caren Diamond

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor David Guest photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Planning Policy Committee
Councillor David Guest

Conservative

Absent

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Councillor David Keast photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Planning Committee
Councillor David Keast

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Diana Patrick photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Councillor Development Panel
Councillor Diana Patrick

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Elaine Shimbart photo
Committee Member
Councillor Elaine Shimbart

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd  (formerly known as Dianne) photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Planning, Environment and Water Quality
Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd (formerly known as Dianne)

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Gwen Robinson photo
Committee Member
Deputy Leader of the Council, Cabinet Lead for Communities and Housing
Councillor Gwen Robinson

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Husky Patel photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Planning Policy Committee
Councillor Husky Patel

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Imogen Payter photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Licensing Committee
Councillor Imogen Payter

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor James Blades photo
Committee Member
Councillor James Blades

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Julie Richardson photo
Committee Member
Assistant Cabinet Lead - Hayling Island Seafront and Tourism
Councillor Julie Richardson

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Kristine Tindall photo
Committee Member
Councillor Kristine Tindall

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Leah Turner photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Standards Committee
Councillor Leah Turner

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Liz Fairhurst photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Coastal
Councillor Liz Fairhurst

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Lulu Bowerman photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Commercial
Councillor Lulu Bowerman

Conservative

Absent

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Councillor Mike Sceal photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mike Sceal

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Neil Bowdell photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Finance
Councillor Neil Bowdell

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Pam Crellin photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Human Resources Committee
Councillor Pam Crellin

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Peter Wade photo
Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor of Havant
Councillor Peter Wade

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Richard Kennett photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Councillor Richard Kennett

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Richard Stone photo
Committee Member
Assisting Cabinet Lead - Coastal
Councillor Richard Stone

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Rosy Raines photo
Mayor
Mayor of Havant
Councillor Rosy Raines

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Ryan Brent photo
Committee Member
Councillor Ryan Brent

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Sarah Milne photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sarah Milne

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Tony Denton photo
Committee Member
Councillor Tony Denton

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Yvonne Weeks photo
Committee Member
Councillor Yvonne Weeks

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Committee Member
Councillor Carly Scannell

CON

Present, as expected

Public
Honorary Alderman
Honorary Alderman Brendan Gibb-Gray

CON

Expected

Public
Honoraray Alderman
Honorary Alderman Ralph Cousins

None

Expected

Public
Honorary Alderman
Honorary Alderman Ken Smith

None

Expected

Officer
Caroline Harvey

None

Not required

Public
Public Copies (Council and Cabinet)

None

Expected

Council Staff
Jane McEvoy

None

Not required

Council Staff
Head of Strategic Commissioning
Claire Hughes

None

Not required

Officer
Executive Head of Internal Services
Matt Goodwin

None

Not required

Council Staff
Head of Coastal Partnership
Lyall Cairns

None

Not required

Officer
Executive Head of Regeneration and Economic Development
Wayne Layton

None

Not required

Council Staff
Executive Head of Commercial
Chris Bradley

None

Not required

Secretary
Lauren Maidens

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Mark Gregory

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Emma Carlyle

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic & Electoral Services Manager
Jenni Harding

None

Expected

Source

This meeting detail is from Havant Borough Council website