Meeting Details

    19 Jul 2016 - 19:30
    • Documents
    • Attendance
    • Visitors
    • Declarations of Interests



    Standard Items
    1. Lord Mayor's announcements
    2. Declarations of interest

    (Please note that it is the responsibility of individual members to declare an interest prior to the item if they arrive late for the meeting)
    3. Questions from the public
    4. Petitions
    5. Leader's statement: 'Norwich: after devolution and the E.U. referendum'

    Purpose - To agree the minutes of the meetings held on 22 March, 16 May and 28 June 2016.
    7. Questions to cabinet members / committee chairs

    (A printed copy of the questions and replies will be available at the meeting)

    Purpose - To consider the work and progress that has been made by the scrutiny committee for the civic year 2015 – 2016.

    Purpose - To present of the annual audit committee report 2015-16 to council.

    Purpose - To recommend the release of funding in the capital programme to enable the development of 105 houses at the Goldsmith Street site.
    11. Motion – Hate crime

    Proposed by councillor Lubbock and seconded by councillor Ackroyd:

    Following the EU referendum result, there are members of our community in Norwich who feel fearful about what the future may hold for them in our country.

    In some areas of this country, there are people - including children - who find themselves on the receiving end of racist and xenophobic hate mail.

    This council can be proud of its engagement with all communities and the multicultural nature of its events and festivals, and how equality is embedded in all we do.

    Council RESOLVES to:

    1. Speak out against division and expressions of hatred and stand together against intolerance and discrimination for the future of the United Kingdom in order to rebuild confidence to go forward together with a new vision of what it means to be outward-looking, generous and hospitable.

    2. Work with our partner organisations to join with us in reassuring residents from diverse communities that they are safe and welcome in this city.
    12. Motion – European Union referendum

    Proposed by councillor Waters and seconded by councillor Harris:

    In the recent referendum, Norwich voted to remain in the European Union, despite the national majority vote in the United Kingdom to leave.

    Council RESOLVES to:

    1. Agree with the majority of Norwich people who voted in the EU referendum that Norwich will be stronger - economically, politically, and socially - as a partner within the European Union.

    2. Request Cabinet write to Norwich Members of Parliament asking they support negotiations which include: full access to the European single market, finance companies to retain their right to trade in Europe, Britain to remain inside the European Investment Bank, keep all existing EU employment rights, the right of all current EU migrants to stay, with no change to their rights (and vice versa).

    3. Reaffirm our commitment to honouring and strengthening our existing twinning arrangements.

    Declarations of Interests

    Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
    Councillor James 'Bert' BremnerAgenda item 10 Award of contract - Goldsmith StreeBoard member of Norwich Regeneration LtdOtherRecorded in minutes. No other action taken.
    Councillor Mike StonardItem 10 - Award of contract - Goldsmith StreetBoard member of Norwich Regeneration LtdOtherRecorded in minutes. No other action taken.


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