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Notices of motion

Except for motions which can be moved without notice under Rule 12, and notice of a motion to remove the Leader, written notice of every motion, signed by at least one member, must be delivered to the Director of Policy and Resources (Monitoring Officer) not later than 10 days before the date of the meeting. These will be entered in a book open to public inspection.

Set out below is a register of all written notices delivered to council to date:

Register of Written Notices of Motion 

Date received Signed by Motion Committee/ Date Action taken

03-07-12

Cllr Ben Berry

That council continues to register its concern with regard to the draft First TransPennine May 2014 timetable proposals, and that it supports efforts to ensure there are regular through train services between the district, Manchester and Manchester Airport as they are key to the wellbeing of our communities and our prospects for economic growth.

Council

26-7-12

This motion was withdrawn at the meeting on 26 July 2012.

14-09-12 Cllr Ben Berry That this Council acknowledges that boosting small businesses and encouraging start-ups is the best option for leading our economy into a period of sustainable growth. As such, this Council joins Rory Stewart MP, Jamie Reed MP, Tim Farron MP and John  Woodcock MP in formally supporting the Federation of Small Business' campaign "Real-Life Entrepreneurs". Specifically noting that; we call on Government to simplify the tax system and look at the feasibility of introducing targeted VAT cuts in key sectors such as tourism to kick start the economy and stimulate growth

Council

27-9-12

The following substantive motion was carried at the meeting of 27 September 2012:

 

That this Council acknowledges that boosting small business and encouraging start-ups is the best option for leading our economy into a period of sustainable growth.

As such, this Council joins Rory Stewart MP, Jamie Reed MP, Tim Farron MP and John Woodcock MP in supporting the Federation of Small Business' campaign "Real Life Entrepreneurs".

Specifically noting that: we call on Government to simplify the tax system and look at the feasibility of introducing targeted VAT cuts in key sectors to kick start the economy and stimulate growth.

We further call for the income tax threshold to be raised further so that no one pays income tax on less than £12,500 i.e. the full time minimum wage, in order to help low and minimum wage earners in the South Lakes and to boost demand in our local economy, to be paid for by higher taxes on the wealthy.

17-09-12 Cllr Peter Thornton

That Council resolves:

1. To thank Tim Farron MP and the NFU for running the "Fair Deal for Dairy Farmers" campaign.

2. To ask the Agriculture Minister to look at the Grocery Code Adjudicator Bill and press for regulation to be used to get a fair deal for local dairy farmers.

Council

27-9-12

After an amendment to the original motion, the following motion was carried on 27 September 2012:

 

1. Tim Farron MP, the NFU and others locally and nationally be thanked for running the "Fair Deal for Dairy Farmers" campaign, and

2. The Agriculture Minister be asked to look at the Grocery Code Adjudicator Bill and press for regulation to be available to get a fair deal for local dairy farmers.

17-09-12 Cllr Sylvia Emmott That Council continues to register its concern with regard to the draft First Trans-Pennine Express May 2014 timetable proposals and that it supports South Cumbrian M.P.s Tim Farron and John Woodcock, the Furness Line Action Group, the Lakes Lines Rail User Group together with the community partnerships of both organisations and the local members of TravelWatch NorthWest in their efforts to ensure that there are regular through train services between the district, Manchester and Manchester Airport, as they are key to the wellbeing of our communities and to economic growth in South Lakeland.

Council

27-9-12

The motion was carried at the meeting of 27 September 2012.
07-12-12 Cllr Ben Berry

With events such as the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, this Council recognises the significant benefit the Adventure Economy can and does bring to South Lakeland District.

As such, this Council wishes to support the application at Honister Slate Mine for a temporary zip line. Even though the application site is outside South Lakeland, we believe such an application will benefit our residents economically and socially, with the additional benefit of a 12 month trial run caveat to clarify any negatives from such a development on this historically industrial site.

Council

27-9-12

It was resolved at the meeting of 18 December 2012 that the motion be not carried.
07-12-12 Cllr Ben Berry We recognise that as Principal Authorities abandon public conveniences, those lower tiers of Local Government that take them on should be exempted from the presently applied business rates or given an equivalent grant to compensate them for these sites. This Council wishes to lobby Government on this point.

Council

27-9-12

It was resolved at the meeting of 18 December 2012 that the motion be not carried.
07-12-12 Cllr John Holmes

Will this Council support the motion that whilst it accepts in principle the proposal to create three centres of excellence for Vascular Surgery to serve the whole of Cumbria and Lancashire it requires Lancaster Royal Infirmary to become one of the three rather than Preston. This is to ensure a reasonable location of these centres throughout the area to ensure in turn that the residents of South Lakeland and parts of Lancashire are not disadvantaged in terms of travel time and distances.

Further, that if it is claimed that Lancaster Royal Infirmary does not meet the criteria at the moment (which is arguable) then resources should be put into RLI to ensure that it does.

Council

18-9-12

After an amendment to the original motion, the following motion was carried at the meeting of 18 December 2012:

 

That this Council support the motion that whilst it accepts in principle the proposal to create three centres of excellence for vascular surgery to serve the
whole of Cumbria and Lancashire, it requires Lancaster Royal Infirmary to become one of the three. This to ensure a reasonable location of these centres
throughout the area to ensure in turn that the residents of South Lakeland and parts of Lancashire are not disadvantaged in terms of travel time and distances.
Further that if it is claimed that Lancaster Royal Infirmary does not meet the criteria at the moment (which is arguable) then resources should be put into LRI to ensure that it does. This to be in support of South Lakes Health Action, Tim Farron MP, Kendal Town Council and all other parish councils for their continued efforts to achieve
this.

22-01-13 Cllr David Williams That in future all meetings of This Committee be held alternatively in Windermere and Kendal.

Lake Administration Committee

8-2-13

Withdrawn on 25 July 2013.
25-01-13 Cllr David Williams That This Committee humbly requests of The Director of Policy and Resources (Monitoring Officer) that in future all meetings of This Committee be held alternatively in Windermere and Kendal.

Lake Administration Committee

8-2-13

Cllr Williams agreed to an amendment at the meeting, and the following motion was carried:-

"That this Committee humbly requests that in future all meetings of this Committee be held in either Windermere or Kendal at the discretion of the Director of Policy and Resources (Monitoring Officer)."
10-09-13 Cllr David Evans The Council calls on the Secretary of State for Health, Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, to reconsider proposals to phase out Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) funding for GP surgeries because of the grave threat this poses to the future viability of some GP practices in sparsely populated areas, and instructs the Council's Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State expressing the views of this Council and to report back as soon as a governmental response is received.

Council

26-9-13

 It was resolved at the meeting that:-

(1) the motion, as presented, be adopted ; and

(2) the Chief Executive be asked to:-

(a) write to the Secretary of State expressing the views of this Council; and

(b) report back as soon as a governmental response is received.

11-02-14 Cllr James Airey This Council registers its disgust at Cumbria County Council's disastrous cuts of rural bus services and the removal of support for 16-19 year old school transport.  This Council strongly condemns this proposed action and the affect it will have on hard working South Lakeland residents.

Council

25-02-14

 The motion was lost at the meeting on 25 February 2014.
13-03-14 Cllr Rob Boden That this Council regrets the pernicious effect on vulnerable and in many cases disabled people of deductions being made from housing benefit paid to working age tenants in the social housing sector deemed to have an excess number of bedrooms in their homes; and calls on the Government to end these deductions with immediate effect.

Council

27-03-14

 

Following suggested amendments having been agreed to, it was resolved that the following motion be supported:-

This Council regrets the effect on vulnerable and in many cases disabled people of deductions being made from housing benefit paid to working age tenants in the social housing sector deemed to have an excess number of bedrooms in their homes; and calls on the Government to end these deductions as soon as possible.

15-07-15 Cllr Matt Severn

This Council:

  • affirms its belief in a mixed housing market with opportunities for all;
  • opposes the Government’s plan to compel housing associations to sell off their stock;

  • notes with alarm the shortage of affordable rented homes in our area with high numbers on our Council’s housing waiting list; and

  • restates its commitment to increasing the amount of social housing in our District.

Council resolves:

  • to work with other neighbouring authorities and housing associations to oppose the current Government proposals;

  • to write to Tim Farron MP and John Woodcock MP asking them to support the Council’s position, to speak up in Parliament for more social housing and not less and to push for a genuine “one for one” replacement but not at the cost of losing more council housing; and

  • to write to the Minister of State for Housing, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Prime Minister of Her Majesty’s Government to notify them of this Council’s opposition to these current plans and to urge them to think again.

Council

28-07-15

 The motion was carried at the meeting of 28 July 2015.
12-07-16 Cllrs Giles Archibald, Ben Berry and Mark Wilson  

This Council wishes to assert that it is proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society.

Council believes that everyone should be free to live their lives without fear of abuse or attack on the basis of who they are.

Racism, xenophobia, sexism, ageism and homophobia have no place in South Lakeland or elsewhere.

We condemn these attitudes and the hate crimes that result from them unequivocally.

Council believes that hate crimes are particularly corrosive as they strike at the heart of our communities, breaking them down, by making people look at one another with suspicion and mistrust.

This council will continue to ensure local bodies and programmes have the support needed to fight and prevent all forms of racism, xenophobia, sexism, ageism and homophobia.

We wish to reassure all residents that they are valued members of our community.

This Council therefore instructs the Chief Executive to write to the Police & Crime Commissioner, the Chief Superintendent and the leader of Cumbria County Council  giving them our support in tackling such behaviour, and requesting that they work with Council and its local partners to create an atmosphere of welcome and inclusion by:-

Challenging prejudice, hate and negative stereotyping

  • Supporting the campaign to encourage the public to report hate crimes

  • Reminding our communities that hate crimes are against the law and they are treated very seriously

  • Running activities to celebrate diversity and to highlight the positive contribution that everyone makes in our society

Council

26-07-16

The motion was carried at the meeting on 26 July 2016.