South Lanarkshire Council Agenda - 06 December 2017, 11:30 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chamber, Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton at 11:30 on 06 December 2017.

Meeting to commence at 11.30am (or immediately following the Executive Committee, whichever is the later)

Number Item
1Sederunt and Declaration of Interests
2Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes of the meeting of the South Lanarkshire Council held on 27 September 2017 submitted for approval as a correct record. (Copy attached)
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Item(s) for Decision 
3Recommendation Referred by the Executive Committee - Council Plan, Connect, 2017 to 2022

Report dated 22 November 2017 by the Chief Executive. (Copy attached)
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4Amendment to Standing Order No 4 - Notice of Motion

Motion received in terms of Standing Order No 19 on 21 November 2017, proposed by Councillor Ross, seconded by Councillor Craig, as follows:- "Motion to amend Standing Order No 4 by replacing "3 clear days" every time it occurs with "5 clear days" (with the exception of public holidays). Amended Standing Order No 4 to read:-

4 Notice of Meeting
a At least 5 clear days (with the exception of public holidays) before a Council meeting the following must happen.
- the Chief Executive must publish the time and place of the meeting at the Council's offices. If the meeting is held at short notice, these will be published straight away. If the meeting is called by members of the Council, the notice must be signed by those members and must set out the business they want to deal with.
- Every Council member must be sent an electronic summons. The summons must set out the business that will be dealt with.
b Any summons must give a note of the business and the proposed order for dealing with business at the meeting. We cannot deal with other business unless someone brings it before us as a matter of urgency under the following paragraph. If a meeting is called by councillors, we can only deal with the business listed in the councillors' request.
c If business has not been specified in the summons, we can only deal with any additional business at the meeting if the chairperson of the meeting rules that there are special reasons why it is urgent. We must know about the item at the start of the meeting when we decide on the order of business.
d If a Council member does not receive a summons, the meeting will still be valid.
e Members of the public and press can get electronic copies of the agenda for a Council meeting at least 5 clear days before the meeting (with the exception of public holidays). Hard copies will be available to view at our Council Offices, Hamilton. This will not be the case if the meeting is called at short notice. If this is the case, the public and press can get copies when the meeting is called. If an item of business is added to the agenda, the public and press can get copies at that time."

It is proposed that the implementation of this amendment will take place at the start of the financial year 2018/2019.
5Equality and Inclusivity for Young People of LGBTI+ Identities - Notice of Motion

Motion received in terms of Standing Order No 19 on 14 November 2017, proposed by Councillor Dryburgh, seconded by Councillor McAdams, as follows:-
"Council affirms that all young people in South Lanarkshire and across Scotland have the right to study in a learning environment which is fully inclusive, tolerant and accepting of LGBTI+ identities, and which is free of homophobic and transphobic bullying. Council notes the contribution of the recently published Stonewall School Report, a study into the experiences of lesbian, gay, bi and trans young people in Britain's schools in 2017.

Council resolves to work closely with external stakeholders, including equalities organisations, such as Stonewall Scotland, Tie Campaign, or LGBT Youth Scotland, and the Scottish Government, to ensure that homophobic and transphobic bullying in South Lanarkshire schools is effectively tackled and that South Lanarkshire classrooms actively promote equality and inclusivity for young people of LGBTI+ identities."
6State Pension Arrangements for Women Born in the 1950s - Notice of Motion

Motion received in terms of Standing Order No 19 on 16 November 2017, proposed by Councillor Devlin, seconded by Councillor Hamilton, as follows:-
"South Lanarkshire Council calls upon the Government to make fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes in State Pension Age and, who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age with a lack of appropriate notification.

The Council fully endorses the aims of Women Against State Pension Inequality."
Urgent Business 
7Urgent Business

Any other items of business which the Provost decides are urgent.