Full Council
Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY

Contact: Nigel Hill Tel: 01636 655243 Email: 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes from the meeting held on 11 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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Declarations of Interest by Members and Officers and as to the Party Whip


Declarations of any Intentions to Record the Meeting


Communications which the Chairman or the Chief Executive may wish to lay before the Council


Communications which the Leader of the Council and Committee Chairmen may wish to lay before the Council


Questions from Members of the Public


In accordance with Rule No. 10 to receive Petitions from Members of the Council (if any)


Housing Revenue Account Budget and Rent Setting 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 340 KB

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Treasury Management 2018/19 - Mid Year Report pdf icon PDF 551 KB


Economic Prosperity Committee pdf icon PDF 355 KB

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Kings Clipstone Neighbourhood Planning Referendum pdf icon PDF 251 KB


Notices of Motion

In accordance with Rule No 13.1, Councillor K. Girling will move and Councillor D. Staples will second a motion to the following effect:


Motion to Council on Modern Slavery:

     Though it’s approaching 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade, it is estimated that there are more slaves today than ever before.  Figures from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that there are more than 40 million people in modern slavery across the world, with nearly 25 million in forced labour.

     There were 5145 victims of modern slavery submitted to the National Referral Mechanism in 2017, a 35% increase on 2016.  A rising number but still well below the 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims estimated by the Home Office.

     Modern slavery is happening nationwide and within Nottinghamshire, traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they have at their disposal to coerce, deceive and force individuals into a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment.  This can include sexual and criminal exploitation.


Newark & Sherwood District Council resolves to:

     Raise public awareness about modern slavery, working with the media and local partners to highlight the prevalence of modern slavery.

     Regularly train our staff to identify victims of slavery and to ensure they are referred for suitable support.

     Work proactively with Nottinghamshire Police and other enforcement agencies to prevent and disrupt modern slavery, taking a robust response against perpetrators.

     Investigate how best to ensure that the Council’s procurement arrangements minimise the risk of modern slavery within its own supply chain.


Proposed by: Councillor Keith Girling

Seconded by: Councillor David Staples




Questions from Members of the Council


Minutes for Noting


Policy & Finance Committee - 24 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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Economic Development Committee - 16 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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Homes & Communities Committee - 14 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 265 KB


Leisure & Environment Committee - 22 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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Audit & Accounts Committee - 6 February 2019

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Shareholder Committee Minutes- 17 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 225 KB


Planning Committee - 15 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 397 KB


Planning Committee - 5 February 2019

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider resolving that, under section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 7 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.