Recorded Vote status:Carried
“This Council opposes a single
Surrey-wide Unitary Authority;
This Council recognises principles
of localism many of which are incompatible with a single unitary
authority within Surrey, therefore Council, instructs the Executive
to urgently investigate alternative forms of Unitary Authorities
and the timing of any such reorganisation that may be more
advantageous to Waverley and its residents, including any
opportunities with neighbouring
Recorded Vote status:Rejected
To require that any changes to car parking
tariffs in the borough in 2020/21 be brought to Council for full
transparent debate and decision, following all necessary
consultation, and are not approved through delegated authority.
To agree a 1.9% increase in Waverley’s
element of the Council Tax Charge for 2020/21, equivalent to around
7p a week on a Band D property.
To make no change to the Council’s
existing Council Tax Support Scheme.
To agree the proposed Fees and Charges as
shown at Annexe 4 of the report.
To approve the General Fund Budget for 2020/21
as set out in Annexes 2 and 3 of the report.
To approve the General Fund Capital Programme
as shown in Annexe 6.
To approve the Capital Strategy for 2020/21
incorporating the Treasury Management Strategy, Prudential
Indicators, and Property Investment Strategy.
An increase in the rent level of Council dwellings of 2.7% on the
2019/20 level with effect from 1 April 2020, in accordance with the
Government’s permitted guidelines.
An increase in the weekly charge for garages rented by both Council
and non-Council tenants of 25 pence per week excluding VAT with
effect from 1 April 2020.
An increase in the service charge in sheltered accommodation of 50
pence per week with effect from 1 April 2020.
An increase in the recharge for energy costs in sheltered
accommodation (as appropriate) of 50 pence per week with effect
from 1 April 2020.
The revised HRA Business Plan 2020/21-2023/24.
The approval change for the fees and charges.
The HRA Capital Programme.
The use of the Working Balance Reserve and Contingency Reserves to
fund Capital programmes.
Financing of the capital programmes in line with resources as
To approve the Annual Pay Policy Statement
To approve the council tax resolutions as set
out in the report.
To approve the proposed revisions to the
Contract Procurement Rules.
To agree that,
The Council’s Taxi and Private Hire enforcement functions
under the legislation set out in the report are delegated to the
Surrey local licensing authorities, in addition to retaining those
functions within the Borough, and to similarly receive the
delegated Taxi and Private Hire enforcement functions of those
local authorities; and
The responsibility for relevant Taxi and Private hire licensing
legislation currently delegated to the head of Environmental &
Regulatory Services be extended to include the authorisation of
officers of other Surrey authorities participating in a Joint
That the Council approves the
Communications and Engagement Strategy 2019 –
That Council delegates
authority to the Head of Environmental & Regulatory Services in consultation with
Portfolio Holder and relevant Ward Members to vary, extend or
delete the specific areas affected by the PSPO as listed within the
Schedule of Land.Any such
amendments will be subject to consultation and publicity /
notification requirements (in accordance with regulations made by
the Secretary of State).
That the Council agrees that a
PSPO in relation to dog control is made, and delegated authority is
given to the Head of Environmental Services in consultation with
the Portfolio Holder and relevant Ward Councillors to vary, extend
or delete the specific areas affected by the PSPO as listed within
the Schedule of Land. Any such amendments
will be subject to consultation and publicity / notification
requirements (in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary
That the Council agrees the
proposed amendments to the Financial Regulations.
That Council notes the
conclusion of the compulsory review of polling districts and
polling places, and approves the list of future polling places as
set out in Appendix B of the report.
The Council agrees that no further changes to
the Statement of Community Involvment are required.
To amend Council Procedure Rule 10 (Public
Questions) in order to reinstate Informal Questions before the
start of Council meetings, on the same basis in which they have
previousl operated and on a trial basis.
That the Schedule of Special Responsibility
Allowances within the Members’ Scheme of Allowances be
amended to increase the SRA for the Chairman of the Standards
Committee to the same level as for other Committee Chairmen, and to
introduce an SRA for the Vice-Chairman of the Standards Committee,
at the same leve as for other Committee Vice-Chairmen, and that
these SRAs be backdated to the beginning of the current Council
Executive recommends to Council that:
i) Waverley Borough Council
declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ requiring urgent
ii) Officers be instructed to
provide to the Council’s Executive, within six months of the
date of this decision, a report setting out:
defined baseline data to demonstrate the scale of the
Council’s current carbon footprint and against which progress
can be measured;
achievable and realistic date that this Council’s operations
can be conducted on a carbon-neutral basis;
that the Council can take to approach carbon neutrality, together
with an action plan, specifying year on year milestones and metrics
to show progress towards achieving the goal; and
associated with achieving carbon neutrality and the impact that the
plan of action will have on other Council services.
Subject to the findings of the above report, Waverley Borough
Council aims to become carbon neutral at the earliest achievable
and realistic date, taking into account both production and
addition to seeking to achieve carbon neutrality for its own
operations, the Council will also take a leadership role in the
pursuit of carbon neutrality across the borough, including the
promotion of awareness amongst residents and by working with other
councils, including town and parish councils within the
Waverley Borough Council
recognises that the achievement of the target it agrees to set will
require central government to provide the powers, funding and other
resources, and therefore calls on the government to provide such
powers, funding and other resources as appropriate to facilitate
working towards the agreed target.
v) Waverley Borough Council
recognising the need to lead by example, will with immediate effect
list all meetings to be held during the working day, thereby
avoiding the need to heat and light the civic building outside
normal working hours, and allowing members and staff to utilise
public transport avoiding the need for multi car
Waverley Borough Council declares a ‘Climate Emergency’
requiring urgent action.
Waverley Borough Council aims to become
carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and
consumption emissions, and takes a leadership role to achieve this
working with other councils, including town and parish councils
with the borough.
Waverley Borough Council recognises that
the achievement of the target will require central government to
provide the powers, funding and other resources to achieve the
target and therefore calls on the government to provide such
powers, funding and other resources as appropriate to facilitate
achieving the 2030 target.
Officers be instructed to provide to the
Council’s Executive, within six months of the date of this
decision, a report on the actions the Council and the local
community can take to address these issues together with an action
plan, specifying year on year milestones and metrics to show
progress towards achieving the goal of carbon neutrality by 2030
noting any additional costs that might be involved.
That the Waverley Borough Council Corporate
Strategy 2019-2023, as amended to include reference to
‘religion’ in the 3rd bullet point, be