CITY Council




28 January 2021






All Councillors:

You are summoned to join a meeting of the BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL to transact the under-mentioned business.



Mark Wall

Head of Democratic Services

01273 291006



Public Involvement

The City Council actively welcomes members of the public and the press to attend its meetings and holds as many of its meetings as possible in public.

Note: in response to current Government Regulations this meeting is being held as a virtual meeting for councillors and accessible via Teams. Public speaking and engagement opportunities will be made available.


The meeting will also be webcast live to the internet.


Agendas and minutes are published on the council’s website  Agendas are available to view five working days prior to the meeting date.


Electronic agendas can also be accessed through our meetings app available through ModernGov: iOS/Windows/Android


This agenda and all accompanying reports are printed on recycled paper














84       Declarations of Interest



(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)       Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)       the nature of the interest; and

(iii)      whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or Democratic Services Officer preferably before the meeting.





85       Minutes

9 - 46


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the last Council meeting held on the 17 December 2020.


Note: The meeting had to be adjourned prior to the conclusion of the business and a reconvened meeting is due to be held on the 22 January. The minutes of this meeting will be reported to the Council meeting.



Contact Officer:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006





86       Mayor's Communications.



To receive communications from the Mayor.





87       Covid-19 Update



With the agreement of the Mayor there will be an oral update from officers and a report of the Director of Public Health for information (to follow).



Contact Officer:

Alistair Hill

Tel: 01273 296560



Ward Affected:

All Wards






88       To receive petitions and e-petitions.



Petitions will be presented by Members and/or members of the public to the Mayor at the meeting.





89       Written questions from members of the public.



A list of public questions received by the due date of 12noon on the 22 January 2021 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum at the meeting.





90       Deputations from members of the public.



A list of deputations received by the due date of 12noon on the 22 January 2021 will be circulated separately as part of an addendum at the meeting.





91       Petitions for Council Debate

47 - 48


Petitions to be debated at Council.  Reports of the Monitoring Officer.


(1)  No Confidence in Brighton & Hove City Council. Lead petitioner Katie Brotherton.



Contact Officer:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006



Ward Affected:

All Wards






92       Call Over for Reports of Committees.



(a)  Call over (item 95) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the item for consideration.


(b)  To receive or approve the reports and agree with their recommendations, with the exception of those which have been reserved for discussion.


(c)  Oral questions from Councillors on the Committee reports, which have not been reserved for discussion.





93       Written questions from Councillors.

49 - 54


A list of the written questions submitted by Members has been included in the agenda papers.  This will be repeated along with the written answers received and will be taken as read as part of an addendum circulated separately at the meeting.



Contact Officer:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006






6.30 - 7.00pm Refreshment Break

Note: A refreshment break is scheduled for 6.30pm although this may alter slightly depending on how the meeting is proceeding and the view of the Mayor.




94       Oral questions from Councillors

55 - 56


A list of Councillors who have indicated their desire to ask an oral question at the meeting along with the subject matters has been listed in the agenda papers.



Contact Officer:

Mark Wall

Tel: 01273 291006








Reports for Decision




95       Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2021/22

57 - 96


Extract from the proceedings of the Policy & Resources Committee meeting held on the 21 January 2021 (to follow), together with a report of the Acting Chief Finance Officer.



Contact Officer:

Paul Ross-Dale

Tel: 01273 291969



Ward Affected:

All Wards







Reports Referred for Information




Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion have been submitted by Members for consideration:




96       Evictions

97 - 98


Proposed by Councillor Williams on behalf of the Labour and Green Groups.





97       Save the Union Learning Fund

99 - 100


Proposed by Councillor Childs on behalf of the Labour Group.





98       Bone Marrow, Stem Cell and Organ Donation

101 - 102


Proposed by Councillor Miller on behalf of the Conservative Group.





99       Value for Money Savings

103 - 104


Proposed by Councillor Bagaeen on behalf of the Conservative Group.





100    COP 26 & Wellbeing of Future Generations

105 - 106


Proposed by Councillor Phillips on behalf of the Green and Labour Groups.





101    Road Danger Reduction

107 - 108


Proposed by Councillor Hills on behalf of the Green and Labour Groups.





102    Trans Inclusion

109 - 110


Proposed by Councillor Powell on behalf of the Green, Labour and Conservative Groups.





103    Support for Excluded UK and those Excluded from Covid Support Schemes in the City

111 - 112


Proposed by Councillor Osborne on behalf of the Green Group.




Notices of Motion from 17 December Council meeting


The following Notices of Motion from the last Ordinary Council on the 17 December meeting have been included on the agenda for confirmatory vote only.

This is to ensure that the decisions can be taken publicly and recorded due to the problems encountered with the webcast at the last meeting.




104    Universal Credit

113 - 114




105    Action to Reduce the Impact of Fireworks

115 - 116




106    Support United Nations TPNW - ICAN Cities Appeal

117 - 118




107    Power of Youth Charter

119 - 120




108    Close of Meeting



The Mayor will move a closure motion under Procedure Rule 17 to terminate the meeting 4 hours after the beginning of the meeting (excluding any breaks/adjournments).


1.         The Mayor will put the motion to the vote and if it is carried will then:-

(a)      Call on the Member who had moved the item under discussion to give their right of reply, before then putting the matter to the vote, taking into account the need to put any amendments that have been moved to the vote first;

(b)      Each remaining item on the agenda that has not been dealt with will then be taken in the order they appear on the agenda and put to the vote without debate.

The Member responsible for moving each item will be given the opportunity by the Mayor to withdraw the item or to have it voted on.  If there are any amendments that have been submitted, these will be taken and voted on first in the order that they were received.

(c)      Following completion of the outstanding items, the Mayor will then close the meeting.

2.        If the motion moved by the Mayor is not carried the meeting will continue in the normal way, with each item being moved and debated and voted on.

3.        Any Member will still have the opportunity to move a closure motion should they so wish.  If such a motion is moved and seconded, then the same procedure as outlined above will be followed.

         Once all the remaining items have been dealt with the Mayor will close the meeting.






























Geoffrey Raw








Chief Executive

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road











Date of Publication - Wednesday, 20 January 2021







In response to the current situation with Covid-19 and the easing of Regulations, this Committee meeting will be held virtually via Teams and web cast simultaneously. 


The City Council actively welcomes members of the public and the press to attend its meetings and holds as many of its meetings as possible in public.  Provision is also made on the agendas for public questions to committees and details of how questions can be raised can be found on the website and/or on agendas for the meetings.


The closing date for receipt of public questions and deputations for the next meeting is 12 noon on the fourth working day before the meeting.


For those members of the public wishing to actively take part in the meeting a link will be emailed so that they can join the meeting.


Meeting papers can be provided, on request, in large print, in Braille, on audio tape or on disc, or translated into any other language as requested.



This meeting may be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website.  At the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.  Data collected during this web cast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy.


Therefore, by joining the meeting via the link provided you are deemed to be consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for the purpose of web casting and/or Member training.  If members of the public do not wish to have their image captured, they should ensure they do not use the skype video facility and provide a static image.



For further details and general enquiries about this meeting contact Mark Wall, (01273 291006, email or email




























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