Agenda and draft minutes

Budget Meeting, Council - Wednesday 6 March 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Contact: Paul Robinson, Democratic Services  Email: paul.robinson@sheffield.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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2.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public.

 

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3.

Declarations of Interest or Inability to Vote on the Setting of the Council Tax Charge pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting, or an inability to vote on the setting of the Council Tax charge where an amount has become payable on a Council Tax account they are solely or jointly liable for, and it has remained unpaid for at least 2 months.

 

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Public Questions and Petitions and Other Communications

(a) To receive any questions or petitions from the public, or communications submitted by the Lord Mayor or the Chief Executive and to pass such resolutions thereon as the Council Procedure Rules permit and as may be deemed expedient.

 

 

(NOTES: 1. There is a time limit of one hour for the above item of business.  In accordance with the arrangements published on the Council’s website, questions/petitions are required to be submitted in writing, to committee@sheffield.gov.uk, by 9.00 a.m. on Monday 4 March 2024.  Questions/petitions submitted after the deadline will be asked at the meeting subject to the discretion of the Chair (The Lord Mayor);

 

2. For this particular meeting, it is expected that the one-hour time limit will be strictly adhered to, in accordance with the Council Procedure Rules.  Priority will be given to petitions and to questions relating to budget proposals, and any questions which are unable to be asked within the one-hour allocation will be answered in writing after the meeting.  The Lord Mayor (as Chair of the meeting) has discretion as to how questions and petitions are presented at the meeting and as to whether questioners/petitioners are invited to ask their question or present their petition at the meeting, or they are read out at the meeting.)

 

 

(b) Petition Requiring Debate

 

The Council’s Petitions Scheme requires that a petition containing over 5,000 signatures from individuals who live, work or study in Sheffield, be the subject of debate at the Council meeting. A qualifying petition has been received as follows:-

 

Petition Requesting the Council to “Stand with Palestine”

 

To debate a joint electronic and paper petition containing over 5,300 signatures online and over 2,400 signatures on paper, requesting the Council to “stand with Palestine”.  The online petition - Sheffield Council: Stand with Palestine - Action Network - includes further information.  There is a time limit of 25 minutes for this item of business.

 

 

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5.

Revenue Budget and Capital Programme 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve, with or without amendment, the recommendations made by the Strategy and Resources Policy Committee, at its meeting held on 21 February 2024, relating to the Revenue Budget for 2024-25 and the Capital Strategy 2024-2054, as set out in the report of the Director of Finance and Commercial Services, published with this agenda.

 

 

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Council Plan pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To approve, with or without amendment, the recommendation made by the Strategy and Resources Policy Committee, at its meeting held on 21 February 2024, as set out in the report of the Chief Executive, published with this agenda, for the Council to approve the proposed Council Plan.

 

 

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Members' Questions Relating To Urgent Business

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.6(ii), Members, with the permission of the Lord Mayor, may ask questions relating to urgent business, of which notice in writing has been given to the Chief Executive not later than 12.00 noon on the day of the meeting.

 

 

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8.

Memberships of Council Bodies, Representatives to Serve on Other Bodies and Related Issues

To consider any changes to the memberships and arrangements for meetings of Committees etc., delegated authority, and the appointment of representatives to serve on other bodies, which may be proposed at the meeting.

 

 

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