Full Council - Tuesday, 18th July, 2023 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


Declarations of Interest by Members and Officers


Notification to those present that the meeting will be recorded and streamed online


Minutes from the Annual Meeting held on 23 May 2023 pdf icon PDF 429 KB

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Communications which the Chair, Leader, Chief Executive or Portfolio Holders may wish to lay before the Council


In accordance with Rule No. 3.1 to receive the presentation or the debating of any Petitions from Members of the Council (if any)

A petition calling for larger parking spaces with no height restrictions which would enable parking for vehicles transporting multiple wheelchair users, to be presented by Councillor Spoors as the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Economic Development.   


Questions from Members of the Public and Council

In accordance with Rule No. 3.3.2 the following question has been submitted to the Council from a member of the public, Laurence Goff:


“Would you consider your support by giving a donation to the Lancaster Bomber to be constructed on the A46 At Norton Disney, near Newark –‘"On Freedom's Wings" Let's Make this a Reality’. The Lancaster Bomber sculpture will be much bigger than The Angel of the North and would be seen by more than 34.000 drivers every day on the A46. This project still needs fundraising to make this dream come true. This will mark the historic link between Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire shared with RAF Bomber Command during the second world war. Over the last few years with materials, particularly steel, soaring in price, this has very much affected this major and fantastic project ever getting finished. This landmark on the border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire is very important, let's make it a reality.”



Leader's Appointments pdf icon PDF 647 KB

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Changes in Committee Membership pdf icon PDF 435 KB


Policy & Performance Improvement Committee Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 524 KB

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Treasury Management Outturn Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 526 KB

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Notices of Motion

In accordance with Rule No. 3.4.3, Councillor R Jackson will move and Councillor P Rainbow, will second a motion to the following effect:


“That this Council reviews the scrutiny provision that is required after the change in governance to this Council back in May 2022, from a committee structure to that of a cabinet system. It was always agreed and recognised that a review of scrutiny on this newly implemented governance structure was to be looked at after the first year to make sure that it was effectively scrutinising the policies and decisions made by the Cabinet members of this Council.


This Council would therefore propose that in the light of the increase in portfolios from 5 to 8 that the establishment of two scrutiny committees is now needed to effectively oversee the decisions the Cabinet members are making.


This Council proposes to have a policy scrutiny committee and a performance scrutiny committee to give a balanced and effective overview and scrutiny function of the Council’s decisions.


These committees will be cross party made-up with numbers from the matrix and chaired by opposition members to give more openness to the scrutiny function. There should also be no increase in the special responsibility allowances and the money allocated to overview and scrutiny at this moment in time should be divided equally between the two committees.”



In accordance with Rule No. 3.4, Councillor R Jackson will move and Councillor J Kellas will second a motion to the following effect:


“That officers of this Council will copy in Ward Members to all emails they are sending out to residents regarding issues and services that they are dealing with in that Member’s Ward, (unless confidential) so the Member can be aware of things happening in their Ward and of any issues that might be unknown to them.”



Minutes for Noting


Cabinet - 27 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 417 KB


Executive Shareholder Committee - 27 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 414 KB


Policy and Performance Improvement Committee - 26 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 471 KB


Planning Committee - 8 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 427 KB


Audit &Governance Committee - 14 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 433 KB

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General Purposes Committee - 22 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 413 KB


Licensing Committee - 22 June 2023 pdf icon PDF 542 KB


Planning Committee - 6 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 580 KB


Cabinet - 11 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 565 KB

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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 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.


Record of Urgent Decisions

Transfer of Section 106 Community Facility and Off-Site Sports Contributions to Clipstone Miners’ Welfare Trust (Exempt)


Review of Premise Licence in respect of Newark Cue Club (Exempt)

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