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Venue: Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices, Severn Room

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Pursuant to the adoption by the Council on 26 June 2012 of the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct, effective from 1 July 2012, as set out in Minute No. CL.34, Members are invited to declare any interest they may have in the business set out on the Agenda to which the approved Code applies.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2019.



1.   When the continuous alarm sounds you must evacuate the building by the nearest available fire exit. Members and visitors should proceed to the visitors’ car park at the front of the building and await further instructions (during office hours staff should proceed to their usual assembly point; outside of office hours proceed to the visitors’ car park). Please do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.


      In the event of a fire any person with a disability should be assisted in leaving the building.  


2.   To receive any announcements from the Chair of the Meeting and/or the Chief Executive.


Items from Members of the Public

a)   To receive any questions, deputations or petitions submitted under Council Rule of Procedure.12.


(The deadline for public participation submissions for this meeting is 13 February 2019).


b)   To receive any petitions submitted under the Council’s Petitions Scheme.


Member Questions properly submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rules

To receive any questions submitted under Rule of Procedure 13. Any items received will be circulated on 19 February 2019.


(Any questions must be submitted in writing to Democratic Services by, not later than, 10.00am on the working day immediately preceding the date of the meeting).


Recommendations from Executive Committee

The Council is asked to consider and determine recommendations of a policy nature arising from the Executive Committee as follows:- 


Budget 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 353 KB

At its meeting on 6 February 2019 the Executive Committee considered the 2019/20 budget and RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that:

1.      a net budget of £8,772,830 be APPROVED;

2.      a Band D Council Tax of £119.36, an increase of £5.00 per annum, be APPROVED;

3.      the use of New Homes Bonus, as proposed in Paragraph 3.5 of the report, be AGREED; and

4.      the capital programme, as proposed in Appendix A to the report, be AGREED.


(If a Councillor intends to move a Motion or Amendment in relation to the Council’s annual budget, the text of the proposed Motion or Amendment must be submitted in writing to the Borough Solicitor by 9.00am on the working day preceding the day of the Council meeting). 

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Council Tax Discounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

At its meeting on 6 February 2019 the Executive Committee considered the Council Tax Discounts for 2019/20 and RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that the following discounts be effective from 1 April 2019:

·           the Council Tax discount for unoccupied furnished properties (second homes) is zero;

·           the discount for unoccupied and substantially unfurnished properties is 100% for a period of one month then 25% for the following five months;

·           the discount for dwellings which are vacant and undergoing major repair work to render them habitable will be 25% for a maximum period of 12 months; and

·           an empty homes premium of an additional 100% is levied on properties that have remained unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for more than two years.


Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 132 KB

At its meeting on 6 February 2019 the Executive Committee considered a Council Tax Discount Scheme for Care Leavers and RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that the Council Tax Discount Scheme for Care Leavers be ADOPTED effective from 1 April 2019.

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Council Constitution Review pdf icon PDF 346 KB

To consider and agree amendments to the Council’s Constitution.  

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Council Tax 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The Council is asked to formally set the Council Tax for 2019/20.


(A report will be circulated at the meeting)  

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