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Council
24 Sep 2020 - 09:30 to 13:00
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
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Apologies
Apologies from members.
Declarations of Interest
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Recording of Meeting
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Recording of meeting of Renfrewshire Council Part 1 of 4 - 24 September 2020
Recording of meeting of Renfrewshire Council Part 2 of 4 - 24 September 2020
Recording of meeting of Renfrewshire Council Part 3 of 4 - 24 September 2020
Recording of meeting of Renfrewshire Council Part 4 of 4 - 24 September 2020
Items Of Business

Emergencies Board, 19 June 2020, pages 1-4

Council, 25 June 2020, pages 5-14

Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel, 29 June 2020, pages 15-18

Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel, 1 July, 2020, pages 19-22

Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel, 3 July 2020, pages 23-26

Emergencies Board, 3 July 2020, pages 27-32

Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel, 6 July 2020, pages 33-34

Emergencies Board, 17 July 2020, pages 35-40

Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, 18 August 2020, pages 41-56

Regulatory Functions Board, 19 August 2020, pages 57-62

Education and Children's Services Policy Board, 20 August 2020, pages 63-70

Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board, 24 August 2020, pages 71-76

Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, 26 August 2020, pages 77-86

Personnel Appeals and Applied Conditions of Service Appeals Panel, 27 August 2020, pages 87-88

Regulatory Functions Board, 27 August 2020, pages 89-92

Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel, 1 September 2020, pages 93-94

Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board, 2 September 2020, pages 95-106

Regulatory Functions Board, 3 September 2020, pages 107-110

Emergencies Board, 4 September 2020, pages 111-114

Local Review Body, 8 September 2020, pages 115-116

Leadership Board, 16 September 2020 (to follow)

Regulatory Functions Board, 17 September 2020 (to follow)

Emergencies Board, 18 September 2020 (to follow)

Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board, 21 September 2020 (to follow)

Report by Director of Finance & Resources
Report by Director of Finance & Resources

"Webcasting of Policy Board Meetings

 

Council in recognising that it should meet the needs of communities into the future agrees to extend the current arrangements for webcasting Council meetings to the following Boards and their successors, from the next cycle of Boards:

 

Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board
Cross Party Sounding Board
Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board
Petitions Board
Community, Housing and Planning Policy Board
Education and Children’s Service Board
Infrastructure, Land and Environment Board
Leadership Board
Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-committee"

"In view of the suggestion that Howwood might lose the two school crossing patrollers, has yet again highlighted the very dangers that the children and residents of Howwood encounter every day in trying to cross the B787 that runs straight through the village and the B776 Bowfield Road.

 

Council should give strong consideration to erecting a pedestrian controlled crossing close to the junction of these two roads within the Village. Argument has been put forward before with regard to this possibility but rebuffed as being not feasible because of the site lines. This problem surely can be mitigated by the installation of highly visible warning signs at both entrances to the village stating that there is a pedestrian controlled crossing ahead.

 

I would ask the Council, as a matter of priority and the safety of our children, to arrange a public meeting in the village to discuss this issue."

"A number of schools including Howwood PS and Bridge of Weir PS are missing or recently have had the threat of losing their school crossing patroller. Council notes the concerns of parents about potentially losing their school's crossing patroller and believes that the allocation of school crossing patrollers should be based primarily on child safety. Council has, for a number of years, been short of these crossing patrollers. Council must do more to recruit and retain patrollers and have additional staff trained to step in when one becomes unavailable. Council must bring a report to the next Education Policy Board on the steps being taken to fill missing positions or suggest alternative measures such as installing pedestrian crossings."
"Council contacts the UK Government to request they work with the BBC to offer free TV licence to all over 75 during Covid and moving forward."

"Commemorative Plaque for Mr John Fraser, Founder of the Co-Operative Society in Johnstone

This Council recognizes, in this the 200th anniversary of the 1820 Radical Uprising, the legacy of peaceful reform and belief in social justice, which the Radicals left to the people of Renfrewshire.

In particular, Council wishes to honour the memory of 1820 Radical, and Johnstone Schoolmaster, Mr John Fraser, who became Editor of the Scottish Chartist newspaper, the True Scotsman, and founded the Johnstone Co-Operative Society in 1866.

Council, accordingly, agrees to erect a plaque to his memory in Johnstone town hall”.

"Road Crossing and Upgrade of Lochwinnoch Railway Station

“Council reiterates its demand for Network Rail/Scotrail to review the parking provisions and lack of access, for both able bodied and disabled users, at Lochwinnoch Train Station.

Council calls on Renfrewshire’s MP’s to lobby the Westminster Government to deliver UK infrastructure investment, and calls on Renfrewshire’s MSP’s to lobby the Transport Secretary in Holyrood to nominate Lochwinnoch for improved access and car parking space.

Council resolves to honour its previous pledge to upgrade both the footpath at the bridge on the A761 to the Train Station, and provide a suitable crossing to the Train Station to ensure it is fully accessible, within the next two financial years”.

"Upgrade and Dualling of the A737

 

“This Council notes the long-standing campaign by residents of Howwood, Kilbarchan, and Lochwinnoch, to get the A737 upgraded and dualled between the Roadhead Roundabout, outside Lochwinnoch, and Kilbarchan. Council further recognizes the compelling case from a health and safety and economic development perspective for this to happen.

Council accordingly calls for the Scottish Government to agree to the upgrade and dualling of the A737 as intimated above, and to give a timescale and budget for his completion”.

"This council calls on the Chief Executive and the Director of Children's Services to work with the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, COSLA and teaching unions to produce and implement anti-racist teaching resources into the school syllabus. Further, to include education on Britain’s use of its people from across the British Colonies in the great wars, to recognise the longstanding effects of colonialism around the world and to teach the facts in their entirety on the regrettable and significant part Britain played in the slave trade economy.  
 

Council also calls upon the Director of Children's Services to provide training and guidance to educators to discuss sensitive topics around racism, the role of Britain and its imperialist influence and equipping them with the confidence and support needed to teach this necessary education."

"City Deal Cabinet Reform
 

This Council: 
 

• Recognises that clarity and transparency are crucial in the delivery of the City Deal projects for Renfrewshire.

 

• Notes the concerns of The Accounts Commission’s report Scotland’s City Region and Growth Deals on City Deal governance. 

 

• Believes that the Convenership of the Glasgow Region City Deal Cabinet should rotate on an equal basis between the Glasgow City Deal Local Authorities. 

 

• Believes that the Chief Executive Officers of the Glasgow City Deal Local Authorities should convene the Chief Executives Group on a rotational basis, in conjunction with the rotation of the City Deal Cabinet Convenership. 

 

• Calls for reform of the City Deal Cabinet’s Protocols to ensure that agreed City Deal projects can be changed with the approval of the relevant local authority." 

"Reform of Hate Crime Bill
 

This Council agrees with the sentiment behind the proposed Hate Crime Bill, which the SNP Government is currently promoting through Holyrood, but calls for radical amendment of the Bill to ensure it does not undermine free speech. 
 

In particular, Council demands that the intention to commit hate crime should be enshrined in the Bill as a core principle, as should a clause which defends satire under Scots law as protected speech in order to defend the rights of artists, comedians, and writers”. 

"Realistic Wage for Social Care Workers 
 

Council declares its deep felt appreciation and gratitude to social care workers in Renfrewshire who, since the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis, are supporting the most vulnerable in society. 
 

Council believes it is vital that social care workers are given a realistic wage commensurate to their responsibilities, and rising to that comparable with junior nurses. Council calls on both private and public sector providers of social care to work collectively to deliver that aim as soon as possible". 
 

Council welcomes the decision by the Scottish Government to review adult social care in Scotland with a view to establishing a National Care Service."

"Independent Care Review 

 

Council welcomes the publication of the final report of the Independent Care Review and acknowledges the findings; Commits to engaging with all relevant stakeholders and most importantly Care Experience young people, including the Renfrewshire Children’s Champions Board to discuss necessary changes to ensure that ‘The Promise’ is kept and that our children and young people grow up to be loved, safe and respected and that they realise their full potential; Agrees that following engagement a delivery plan be brought to a future Education and Children’s Service Policy Board for the consideration of elected members."

"Council notes the support and engagement of our local communities in the continued success of the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.

 

Council thanks the many local volunteers who have continued to litter pick throughout the period of lockdown. These dedicated and committed litter picking heroes while adhering to social distancing guidelines have played their part in not only raising the profile of community volunteering but in sending a clear message that everyone has a role and a responsibility in keeping Renfrewshire's environment clean."

"Pedestrian Barriers - Well Street / Wellmeadow Street / Glasgow Road, Paisley 

 

Council regrets the disruption to the Community and, in particular,a the business owners who have been inconvenienced by the pedestrian barriers placed in Well Street, Wellmeadow Street and Glasgow Road. Council agrees that reasonable compensation should be paid to those businesses affected. "

Meeting Documents

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Stephen Burns21Councillor Burns declared an interest as he worked in another authority's Health & Social Care PartnershipOtherCouncillor Burns remained in the meeting
Provost Lorraine Cameron21Provost Cameron declared an interest as she had a family member who worked in the social care sectorOtherProvost Cameron remained in the meeting
Councillor Michelle Campbell21Councillor Campbell declared an interest as she was an employee with GG&CHB but not in the Council's areaOtherCouncillor Campbell remained in the meeting
Councillor Carolann Davidson21Councillor Davidson declared an interest as she had a family member who worked in the social care sectorOtherCouncillor Davidson remained in the meeting
Councillor Andy Doig21Councillor Doig indicated an interest as he worked in the social care sectorPecuniaryCouncillor Doig remained in the meeting
Councillor Audrey Doig21Councillor Doig declared an interest as her spouse worked in the social care sector PecuniaryCouncillor Doig left the meeting
Councillor Alison Jean Dowling22Councillor Dowling declared an interest as she was foster carer to a care experienced young personOtherCouncillor Dowling remained in the meeting
Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes21Councillor Hughes declared an interest as she had a family member who worked in the social care sectorOtherCouncillor Hughes remained in the meeting
Councillor Colin McCulloch21Councillor McCulloch declared an interest as his spouse worked within the social care sectorPecuniaryCouncillor McCulloch left the meeting
Councillor Iain Nicolson21Councillor Nicolson declared an interest as he had a family member who worked in the social care sectorOtherCouncillor Nicolson remained in the meeting
Councillor Jim Paterson21Councillor Paterson declared an interest as he had a family member who worked in the social care sectorOtherCouncillor Paterson remained in the meeting
Councillor Emma Rodden21Councillor Rodden declared an interest as she worked in the social care sectorPecuniaryCouncillor Rodden left the meeting
Councillor Jim Sharkey21Councillor Sharkey declared an interest as he had a family member who worked in the social care sectorOtherCouncillor Sharkey remained in the meeting
Councillor John Shaw21Councillor Shaw declared an interest as his spouse worked within the social care sectorPecuniaryCouncillor Shaw left the meeting

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