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To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interests


Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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Announcements from the Chairman, Leader, Members of the Cabinet and the Head of Paid Service


Questions from the Public

From Peter Housley, Commodore Sutton-in-Ashfield Sailing Club


To the Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning and Regeneration:


“What are the long term plans for the site currently occupied by Sutton-in-Ashfield Sailing Club at Kings Mill reservoir?”



(None received for this meeting)


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2 (viii) to receive reports from the Cabinet in relation to the Council's budget and policy framework, reports of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for debate and reports from Officers of the Council:-


Changes to Committee Memberships


Report on Urgent Key Decision


Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Petition Scheme Review pdf icon PDF 192 KB

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Adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of Antisemitism pdf icon PDF 189 KB


Appointment to Outside Bodies


Recommendations from the Cabinet and the Council's Committees pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Updates from Members of the Cabinet on their Portfolio Activity


Notices of Motion.

Motion 1

To consider a notice of motion proposed by Councillor Jason Zadrozny and seconded by Councillor David Martin, as follows:-


“This Council notes that businesses are struggling across our District because of the high level of business rates.  This is why Ashfield District Council welcomed the Government’s Business Rates Relief Fund. 

The fund was introduced when the Government changed the way business rates are calculated.  It set aside £286,806 to help firms in the Ashfield District whose business rates had been adversely affected.


This Council notes that Ashfield District Council was the best performing Council in the whole of Nottinghamshire in terms of distributing the fund.  Ashfield District Council distributed 93.67% of the £286,806 they received from Government.


This Council regrets that other Councils in our County did not perform as well and further regrets that in total, businesses in Nottinghamshire were deprived of £893,939.00 of funding that would have made a huge difference to so many small businesses. Of this amount returned only 2% came from Ashfield District Council, which made us the best performing Authority in the whole of Nottinghamshire.


We would therefore like to congratulate this Council on being the best performing Council in the County. This Council believes that our success sends a clear message that we value small business and will do everything within our power to support them.


This Council should also be commended as one of the best performing in the UK when it comes to the distribution of Discretionary Housing Payments. In 2018/19 the Council received DHP funding of £280,396. We allocated all of that funding and an additional £25,662 from the Council’s own purse to support these vulnerable residents.


This Council therefore resolves to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for a continuation of these schemes that have benefitted so many businesses and residents across our District.”


Motion 2

To consider a notice of motion proposed by Councillor Tom Hollis and seconded by Councillor John Wilmott, as follows:-


“This Council notes the decision of Nottinghamshire County Council to approve the submission of the application for outline planning permission at Top Wighay Farm in Hucknall, for mixed-use development comprising of 805 homes and land for employment purposes.


This Council notes that although the development is in the Borough of Gedling; the impact of this development will fall on Hucknall which is in the Ashfield District.


This Council notes that the infrastructure in Hucknall is already struggling from a lack of medical provision, school places and the roads are gridlocked.


This Council notes that Nottinghamshire County Council is set to gain up to £7 million from the sale of the land. 


This Council calls for Nottinghamshire County Council to ringfence a portion of the £7 million they have made from the sale of the site towards improving the infrastructure in Hucknall, within Ashfield District to alleviate the impact of any development.


This Council further notes that Gedling Borough Council is set to benefit from significant Section 106 contributions to alleviate  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.


Questions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.

(None received for this meeting)


Questions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.2 - In relation to Cabinet and Committee Meeting Minutes published since the last ordinary meeting of the Council pdf icon PDF 87 KB