County Council
Thursday, 25th July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Mike Bradbury  Email:


No. Item

General Housekeeping and Declaring an Interest pdf icon PDF 205 KB


Apologies for absence (if any)


Declarations of Interest under Standing Order 16


Confirmation of the minutes of the Council meeting held on 23 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 405 KB


Chairman's Correspondence

The Chairman will mention a range of recent items of news which may be of interest to Members


Statement of the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 290 KB

The Leader will inform the Council about his work and his plans for the Council, and will give an overview of decisions taken by the Cabinet (and Portfolio Holders) since the previous meeting of the Council


Notices of Motion

Mr Wileman to move the following motion:


“The County Council values the importance of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals including the global challenges of poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation and prosperity, and welcomes the importance placed by HM Government on all levels of government working together and that its partnership with local government is a key component to successful domestic implementation of the SDGs and that the county council has a vital role to play in terms of the planning, implementation and monitoring in Staffordshire which will be key in delivering the UK’s progress on meeting the ambitions of the Agenda 2030.


This County Council therefore:


·       Calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to explore supporting domestic implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through funded partnership roles within each local authority area;

·       Encourages councils to continue their work on linking their local priorities with the overall ambitions of the SDGs;

·       Declares a ‘Climate Emergency’, and commits to supporting Staffordshire councils in their work to tackle climate change by providing a strong unified voice for councils in lobbying for support to address this emergency, and sharing best practice; and

·       The county council refreshes the good work of Hard Rain, Hard Rain 2 and Green Shoots to meet these new targets and share best practice across all councils.




Recommendations to the Council pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Additional documents:


Staffordshire Corporate Parenting Panel - Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 212 KB


Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Committees

Oral report of the Leader of the Council



Questions to be asked by Members of the County Council of the Leader of the Council, a Cabinet Member, or a Chairman of a Committee.  The question will be answered by the relevant Member and the Member asking the question may then ask a follow up question which will also be answered



An opportunity for Members to present and speak on petitions submitted by their constituents


Exclusion of the Public

The Chairman of the Council will move the following motion so that the County Council can consider confidential business in private:-


“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.




(All reports in this section are on pink paper)