This is a meeting of the Council of Havant Borough Council held on the 22nd Feb 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

The Council observed a minutes silence in remembrance of the victims of the earthquakes that have claimed so many lives in Turkey and Syria recently, and in acknowledgement of the first-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine this week and in remembrance of all those who have lost their lives in the war.

 

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Diamond, Payter and Rennie.

2 Declarations of Interests

There were no declarations of interest from the members present.

3 Confirmation of Previous Minutes DRAFT Council Minutes 18 Jan 2023

Proposed by Councillor Kennett and seconded by Councillor Stone, the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18 January 2022 were agreed as a correct record.

4 Provision Appointment of the Mayor for 2023/24

Proposed by Councillor Crellin seconded by Councillor Bowdell, it was

 

Resolved that Councillor Rosy Raines be provisionally appointed as Mayor for 2023/2024.

5 Provisional Appointment of Deputy Mayor for 2023/24

Proposed by Councillor Raines and seconded by Councillor Weeks, it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Peter Wade be provisionally appointed as Deputy Mayor for 2023/24.

6 Mayor's Report Mayoral Report 22nd Feb 2023

There were no questions for the Mayor on her published report.

7 Public Speaking under Standing Orders 27.5 & 28

No public questions or requests to speak had been received under Standing Orders 27.5 or 28.

8 Budget Speeches

Councillor Denton presented his budget speech to Council and outlined the progress made since his budget speech in February 2022 and stressed the importance of continued close monitoring of the Council’s finances to ensure long-term financial stability in light of changing economic conditions and government funding cuts.

 

Councillor Denton thanked members of the Budget Working Group, Officers, and the Overview & Scrutiny Committee for their work in enabling a balanced budget to be brought forward.

 

Councillor Munday spoke on behalf of the Labour Group, outlining his concerns in relation to the current government funding cuts and outlined his support for the proposed budget. Councillor Munday further thanked the Audit & Finance Committee and Officers for their excellent work in creating a more stable financial base, following the separation from East Hampshire District Council.

 

Questions and points of clarification were responded to by the Cabinet Lead.

9 2023/24 Revenue Budget, Capital Budget, Reserves & Balances, Capital Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy and Medium Term Financial Strategy Appendix A - Budget 202324
Appendix B - MTFP 2023_24 - 2027_28
Appendix D - Reserves 2023_24 - 2027_28
Appendix E - TM Strategy 2324
Appendix F - HBC Capital Strategy 2023-24 to 2027-28
Appendix G - Fees and Charges 2324
Appendix H Business Rates 2324
Appendix I Revised
Appendix J - Q3 Forecast Outturn 2022_23
HBC Budget Report 23 24 Full Council V3
Appendix C - Capital Programme 2023_24 - 2027_28

Members spoke in support of the proposed budget.

 

A motion proposed by Councillor Denton and seconded by Councillor Linger to agree the recommendations set out in the submitted report was approved.  Therefore, it was

 

RESOLVED that Council

 

a.       Agrees the proposed Revenue and Capital budgets for 2023-24 including a Council Tax rate of £226.06 at Band D, representing a £6.58 increase on the current charge;

 

b.       Agrees the proposed Medium Term Financial Strategy, Capital Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Indicators.

 

c.       Agrees the Fees & Charges schedule for 2023-24.

 

d.       Agrees the Council Tax Resolution

 

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the requirements of Standing Order 26.8, the vote on this item was recorded as follows:

 

For the Motion:

 

Councillor Neil Bowdell

Councillor Lulu Bowerman

Councillor Pam Crellin

Councillor Tony Denton

Councillor Liz Fairhurst

Councillor Gary Hughes

Councillor Mark Inkster

Councillor David Keast

Councillor Richard Kennett

Councillor Brenda Linger

Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd

Councillor Sarah Milne

Councillor Phillip Munday

Councillor Husky Patel

Councillor Diana Patrick

Councillor Tim Pike

Councillor Rosy Raines

Councillor Amy Redsull

Councillor Julie Richardson

Councillor Gwen Robinson

Councillor Clare Satchwell

Councillor Carly Scannell

Councillor Mike Sceal

Councillor Elaine Shimbart

Councillor Richard Stone

Councillor Kris Tindall

Councillor Leah Turner

Councillor Peter Wade

Councillor Yvonne Weeks

Councillor Michael Wilson

 

 

Against the Motion:

 

None

 

Abstentions:

 

None

 

Absent:

 

Councillor Caren Diamond

Councillor David Guest

Councillor David Jenner

Councillor Tom Moutray

Councillor Imogen Payter

Councillor Alex Rennie

 

10 Cabinet/Board/Committee Recommendations Cover Paper HBC Corporate Strategy Cabinet Feb 23
App 1 Updated Corporate Strategy
App 2 HBC Corporate Strategy engagement
App 3 Corporate Strategy initiatives mapped

1     Updated Corporate Strategy

 

Cllr Robinson introduced this item and recommendation to Council arising from the meeting of Cabinet held on 08 February 2023, seeking adoption of the updated Corporate Strategy.

 

Proposed by Councillor Robinson and seconded by Councillor Wade, it was

 

RESOLVED that Council adopt the updated Corporate Strategy.

11 Leader's Report Leader of the Council Report Feb 23

In Councillor Rennie’s absence, members were asked to contact Democratic Services with any questions they may have on his published report.

 

12 Cabinet Lead Reports Cover Sheet
Councillor Lulu Bowerman Feb 23
Councillor Tony Denton Feb 2023
Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd Feb 2023
Councillor Tim Pike Feb 2023
Councillor Gwen Robinson Feb 2023
Councillor Satchwell Cabinet Lead Report February 23

Councillor Bowerman led members who wished to speak in remembrance of former councillor Ray Bolton who passed away recently.

 

Councillor Denton thanked residents, schools, visiting Mayors and members who attended the Holocaust Memorial event on 27 January 2023.

 

Councillor Satchwell thanked officers that work in her portfolio areas for their support during her time as Cabinet Lead.

13 Cabinet Leads and Chairmen's Question Time

Councillor Denton confirmed for Councillor Hughes, that a working group is looking at the ability for residents to pay for their garden waste collection service by either Direct Debit or to pay on-line.

 

In response to queries raised by members in relation to the recycled water consultations, Councillor Lloyd offered to discuss the issues with Cllr Munday outside of the meeting and to chair a briefing that all members could be invited to participate.

 

Councillor Redsull raised queries in relation to temporary accommodation, which were responded to by Councillor Robinson within the meeting, confirming that residents are prioritised according to their level of need.  Councillor Robinson further confirmed there are 2 residents who are currently sleeping rough in the Borough, both of which do not wish to engage with services, however, daily welfare checks are undertaken, with food and blankets being provided to try and ensure they are safeguarded as much as possible.

14 Questions Under Standing Order 27.4.1

 

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

15 Urgent Questions Under Standing Order 27.4.2

 

There were no urgent questions from Members under the provision of this standing order.

16 Notice of Motions under Standing Order 14.1 Motion on testing in Langstone Harbour final

The Council considered the following Motion, proposed by Councillor Munday and seconded by Councillor Redsull.  Following debate and a vote, it was

 

RESOLVED that Council

 

A)   negotiate with Portsmouth City Council to develop regular water quality sampling of Langstone Harbour in order to understand the environmental, health and safety impact within the harbour in a data driven way; and

 

B)   verifies with Southern Water their claims about Budds Farm £20M investment on water quality; and

 

C)   to better protect our residents who use the harbour from the effects of harmful pathogens like e-coli that cause sickness and infection

17 Calendar of Meetings 2023/24 HBC Committee Calendar 2023-24 V2

Proposed by Councillor Milne and seconded by Councillor Patel, it was RESOLVED that the Calendar of meetings for 2023/24 be approved.

18 Committee Appointments Appendix B - MASTER LIST OF APPOINTMENTS AS AT February 2023

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

 

RESOLVED that the schedule of Cabinet and Committee Appointments be approved.

19 Acceptance of Minutes minute volume cover

 

Proposed by Councillor Keast and seconded by Councillor Satchwell it was RESOLVED that the minutes of Committees held since the last meeting of Council be received.

Meeting Attendees

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

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

Absent

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

Conservative

Apologies

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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 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
Mayor
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

Apologies

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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

Present, as expected

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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

Present, as expected

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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
Committee Member
Deputy Mayor of Havant
Councillor Peter Wade

Conservative

Present, as expected

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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
Deputy Mayor
Mayor of Havant
Councillor Rosy Raines

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

Present, as expected

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Councillor Yvonne Weeks photo
Committee Member
Councillor Yvonne Weeks

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Committee Member
Councillor David Jenner

CON

Absent

Committee Member
Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Mark Inkster

CON

Present, as expected

Committee Member
Councillor Gary Hughes

CON

Present, as expected

Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Levelling-Up
Councillor Tim Pike

CON

Present, as expected

Committee Member
Councillor Clare Satchwell

CON

Present, as expected

Committee Member
Councillor Carly Scannell

CON

Present, as expected

Committee Member
Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Caren Diamond (Formerly known as Howard)

CON

Apologies

Committee Member
Chairman of Standards Committee
Councillor Michael Wilson

CON

Present, as expected

Public
Honorary Alderman
Honorary Alderman Brendan Gibb-Gray

CON

Expected

Secretary
Democratic & Electoral Services Manager
Jenni Harding

None

Expected

Secretary
Lauren Maidens

None

Expected

Council Staff
Executive Head of Commercial
Chris Bradley

None

Expected

Officer
Executive Head of Regeneration and Economic Development
Wayne Layton

None

Expected

Council Staff
Head of Coastal Partnership
Lyall Cairns

None

Expected

Council Staff
Executive Head of Internal Services
Matt Goodwin

None

Expected

Council Staff
Head of Strategic Commissioning
Claire Hughes

None

Expected

Council Staff
Interim Executive Head of Place
Neeru Kareer

None

Expected

Officer
Interim Chief Executive
Kim Sawyer

None

Expected

Officer
Interim Legal Services Manager
Mark Watkins

None

Expected

Council Staff
Jane McEvoy

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Emma Carlyle

None

Expected

Public
Honoraray Alderman
Honorary Alderman Ralph Cousins

None

Expected

Officer
Caroline Harvey

None

Expected

Public
Public Copies (Council and Cabinet)

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Mark Gregory

None

Expected

Source

This meeting detail is from Havant Borough Council website