Virtual meeting, Council - Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Accessible via Microsoft Teams and YouTube

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:

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Important Information regarding COVID-19

Unfortunately, due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 we are unable to allow Members of the Public to speak at this meeting.


These measures are temporary and will be reviewed as circumstances and the current restrictions improve.


However, written representations are being received and can be read out at the meeting with a written response provided. If you would like to make representations on any of the items contained within this agenda, please email Democratic Services FAO Charlotte Lynch before 12 noon on Monday 25 January 2021.


The meeting will be streamed live to YouTube and can be accessed by clicking here,


Elected members of the Council must take part in the meeting remotely over Microsoft Teams. Only the Mayor, Group Leaders and required officers will be permitted attendance to the Civic Centre.


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to indicate at this stage in the proceedings any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest. Members are reminded that if the interest is a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct) they must leave the room for the whole of that item. If the interest is not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, but is such that a member of the public could reasonably regard it as being so significant that it is likely that it would prejudice their judgment of the public interest (as explained in the Code of Conduct) then they may make representations, but then must leave the meeting for the remainder of the item.


Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 25 November 2020 of Council pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To be signed as a correct record by the Mayor.


Mayors Announcements


Cabinet pdf icon PDF 12 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Cabinet held on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 (attached) and Wednesday, 20 January 2021 (to follow).


Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To receive and consider the reports of the Governance Committee held on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 (attached), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 (attached) and Tuesday, 19 January 2021 (to follow).



Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Scrutiny Committee held on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 attached.


Urgent Decisions Taken Due to COVID-19 Pandemic pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Report of the Shared Services Lead – Democratic, Scrutiny and Electoral Services attached.


External Audit Finding Report - Written Recommendations pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Report of the Director of Governance attached.

Additional documents:


Review of Cabinet Portfolios pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Report of the Director of Governance attached.


Changes to Committee Membership pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Report of the Director of Governance attached.


2021-22 Calendar of Meetings pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Shared Services Lead – Democratic, Scrutiny and Electoral Services attached.

Additional documents:


Tint Policy Report pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Report of the Shared Services Lead – Legal attached.


Modified Vehicles Policy pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Report of the Shared Services Lead – Legal attached.


National Register of Hackney and Private Hire Licences pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Report of the Shared Services Lead – Legal attached.


Notice of Motion

Notice of the following motion has been submitted. The motion is proposed by Councillor Matthew Tomlinson and seconded by Councillor Jacky Alty.


“This Council extends its sympathies and condolences to all our residents and families who have lost loved ones in the Covid 19 pandemic. Council commends everyone in our Borough, including our own staff, who have stepped forward during the last twelve months to provide help, assistance and support to all our community in such difficult times.


In doing so, this Council supports South Ribble resident Rachael Lidgett’s campaign to mark March 23rd as a day of national remembrance of those who have lost their lives to Covid 19. This Council further commits to provide publicity to the ongoing petition via its normal communication outlets.”


The link to the petition is available at:




Questions to the Leader of the Council


Questions to Members of the Cabinet


Questions to Chairs of Committees and My Neighbourhood Hubs


Questions to Member Champions and Representatives on Outside Bodies


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph(s) 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.


Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Future management of Leisure Centres

Report of the Director of Communities attached.