Agenda and draft minutes

County Council - Thursday 9th February 2023 10:00am

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

Contact: Mike Bradbury  Email:


No. Item


Apologies for absence (if any)


Declarations of Interest under Standing Order 16


Confirmation of the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 December 2022 pdf icon PDF 205 KB


Chairman's Correspondence

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


Medium Term Financial Strategy 2023/28 and 2023/24 Budget and Council Tax pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Joint report of the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources outlining how the Council will finance its operations over the next five years and recommending a budget to the Council for 2023/24.


NOTE: Members are reminded that, under Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, if they are two months or more in arrears with their Council Tax it is an offence for them to vote on the budget. Members are also required to disclose at the meeting the fact that this Section applies to them.


Statement of the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 187 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


Appointment of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Committees



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)