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Venue: Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices, Severn Room

Contact: Democratic Services Tel: 01684 272021  Email:

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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 265 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 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 25 September 2019).


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


Member Questions properly submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive any questions submitted under Rule of Procedure 13. Any items received will be circulated on 1 October 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).


Notice of Motion on Climate Change pdf icon PDF 317 KB

To consider and determine the amended Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Cody and seconded by Councillor Softley. 

Additional documents:


Changes to Committee Membership

In accordance with Rule of Procedure 2.1 the Borough Solicitor has exercised her delegated authority to approve the following changes to Committee Membership:  


Councillor K J Cromwell has resigned from the Audit and Governance Committee and been replaced by Councillor D W Gray.


Councillor M L Jordan has resigned from the Licensing Committee and been replaced by Councillor R J Stanley.


Tewkesbury Borough Community Safety Partnership

In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Tewkesbury Borough Community Safety Partnership, the Council is asked to nominate one Member to join the Lead Member for Community on the Partnership.   


Notice of Motion: Accident and Emergency Service at Cheltenham General Hospital

Councillor Gore will propose and Councillor Hollaway will second that:

On 23 January 2018 a motion of this Council stated clear opposition to any proposed closure or downgrading of Accident & Emergency (A&E) facilities at Cheltenham General Hospital and called for any proposals relating to the future service to be the subject of wide consultation, to include the Council and its residents.

This Council now notes the launch of the discussion booklet 'Fit for the Future', but:

1)    is concerned at the lack of transparency in the 'Fit for the Future' proposals by OneGloucestershire for the reconfiguration of A&E provision and other affected services (oncology, general surgery, radiology and vascular treatment) in Gloucestershire;

2)    opposes OneGloucestershire's proposals for further downgrading of A&E services at Cheltenham General Hospital to an Urgent Treatment Centre; and

3)    supports the calls by Tewkesbury MP, Laurence Robertson, and others for a fully functioning, fully staffed A&E department operating 24/7 to be reinstated at Cheltenham General Hospital in line with this Council's previously agreed position.

This Council therefore instructs the Leader of the Council to:

1)    write to OneGloucestershire calling on it to withdraw and revise its current proposals and commit to retaining long-term A&E services at both Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucester Royal Hospital; and

2)    write to the Health Secretary asking him to investigate the widespread concerns over the OneGloucestershire's 'Fit for the Future' proposals and the lack of public clarity about the local NHS Trust's intentions for the future of NHS provision in Gloucestershire.


Separate Business

The Chairman will move the adoption of the following resolution:

That under Section 100(A)(4) Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.


Separate Minutes

To approve the separate Minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2019.


Separate Recommendations from Executive Committee

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


Future Countywide Waste Partnership - Joint Waste Committee and Joint Waste Team

(Exempt –Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 – Information relating to any individual) 


At its meeting on 4 September 2019 the Executive Committee considered the future of the Countywide Waste Partnership – Joint Waste Committee and Joint Waste Team and made a recommendation to Council accordingly.


Commercial Property Investment Strategy

(Exempt –Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 –Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information))

To note the acquisitions made and the performance of the commercial property portfolio; to agree funding to be added to the capital programme to finance further purchases in line with the Commercial Property Investment Strategy; and to delegate authority to the Head of Finance and Asset Management to amend the Council’s Treasury Strategy and Prudential Indicators to reflect the borrowing requirements of the Commercial Investment Strategy.