This is a meeting of the Council of Havant Borough Council held on the 26th Jul 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, Diamond and Patrick.

2 Declarations of Interests

To were no declarations of interests from the members present relating to matters on the agenda.

3 Confirmation of Previous Minutes Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the last meeting of the Council held on 21 June 2023 were approved as a correct record.

4 New Councillor Introduction

The Mayor invited recently elected Councillor Rason introduced herself to members.

5 Mayor's Report Mayors Report - July 2023

The Mayor had nothing further to add to her published report and there were no questions from members present.

6 Public Speaking under Standing Orders 27.5 & 28 Public Questions 26 July 2023
Public Q&A Questions 26 July 2023 v2

There were 3 questions received from members of the public in accordance with these Standing Orders.

 

Mrs Buckley attended Council and asked her questions which were duly responded to by Councillor Lloyd within the meeting.

 

A full list of questions and a summary of the responses are attached as an appendix to the minutes.

7 Cabinet/Board/Committee Recommendations

There were 2 Cabinet / Board / Committee recommendations for Council to consider at this meeting.

 

1        Overview & Scrutiny’s Annual Report

 

Councillor Kennett introduced this item and recommendations to Council arising from the meeting of Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 05 July 2023, seeking Council to note the report.

 

Proposed by Councillor Kennett, seconded by Councillor Crellin, Council:

 

RESOLVED that the submitted 2022/23 Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report be noted.

 

2        Membership of the Solent Cluster

 

Councillor Lloyd introduced this item and recommendations to Council arising from the meeting of Cabinet held on 26 July 2023, seeking agreement for Havant Borough Council to become a member of the Solent Cluster.

 

Proposed by Councillor Lloyd, seconded by Councillor Linger, following debate and a vote in which there was one abstention, Council:

 

RESOLVED that Havant Borough Council become a member of the Solent Cluster.

8 Health and Safety Policy Statement 2023/24 Paper_Health and Safety Policies Agreement 2023
Appendix A_Health and Safety Policy Statement July 2023

A motion to Council to approve the Health & Safety Policy Statement for 2023/2024 was proposed by Councillor Bowdell and seconded by Councillor Wade.  Council considered the published report and following a vote, Council:

 

RESOLVED that the Health and Safety Policy Statement for 2023/24 be approved.

9 Leader's Report Leader of the Council - Cabinet Lead Report Alex Rennie July 23

In presenting his published report, the Leader wished to highlight the Council’s successful in achieving Gold award status for the Armed Forces Scheme. Cabinet thanked officers, in particular to Laura Bevis and former Councillor Thain-Smith, for their work behind the scenes in achieving this success and looked forward to the award ceremony later in the year on HMS Warrior on 05 October 2023.

 

The Leader responded to questions from Councillors on his published report within the meeting.

10 Cabinet Lead Reports Cover Sheet
Councillor Bowdell Cabinet Lead Report - July 2023
Councillor Bowerman Cabinet Lead Report - July 2023
Councillor Fairhurst Cabinet Lead Report - July 2023
Councillor Lloyd Cabinet Lead Report - July 2023
Councillor Robinson Cabinet Lead Report - July 23

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

11 Questions Under Standing Order 27.4.1 Councillor Questions 26 July 2023
Councillor Q&A Questions 26 July 2023 v2

There were 6 questions received from Councillors under the provision of this standing order, which were duly responded to within the meeting by the relevant Cabinet Leads.

 

A summary of the questions and responses is attached as an appendix to the minutes of this meeting.

12 Urgent Questions Under Standing Order 27.4.2

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

13 Notice of Motions under Standing Order 14.1 1 Notice of Motion

The Council considered the published motion proposed by Councillor Turner and seconded by Councillor Coates.  Following debate and a vote, Council:

 

RESOLVED

 

To support the establishment of an annual Honourable Havant Citizen Award.  Establish a Civic Board to support the annual Honourable Havant Citizen Award and any future Freedom/Freeman of the Borough nominations.

14 Acceptance of Minutes

Proposed by Councillor Keast and seconded by Councillor Sceal, Council:

 

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

Absent

Councillor Grainne Rason photo
Committee Member
Councillor Grainne Rason

Green

Present, as expected

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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

Apologies

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

Conservative

Present, as expected

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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

Apologies

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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

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
Deputy Mayor
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
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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Public
Honorary Alderman
Honorary Alderman Brendan Gibb-Gray

CON

Expected

Committee Member
Councillor Carly Scannell

CON

Absent

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Mark Gregory

None

Expected

Secretary
Democratic & Electoral Services Manager
Jenni Harding

None

Expected

Secretary
Lauren Maidens

None

Expected

Council Staff
Executive Head of Commercial
Chris Bradley

None

Not required

Officer
Executive Head of Regeneration and Economic Development
Wayne Layton

None

Not required

Council Staff
Head of Coastal Partnership
Lyall Cairns

None

Not required

Officer
Executive Head of Internal Services
Matt Goodwin

None

Not required

Council Staff
Head of Strategic Commissioning
Claire Hughes

None

Not required

Council Staff
Jane McEvoy

None

Not required

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

Secretary
Democratic Services Officer
Emma Carlyle

None

Expected

Source

This meeting detail is from Havant Borough Council website