Motions approved by Council

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A Motion is a request made by a councillor for an issue to be discussed at a council meeting and for a decision to be made. The links above contain Motions approved by council since May 2015. The council's procedure rules relating to Council Motions are set out below.

C12 Motions on notice

C12.1 - Notice: Except for Motions which can be moved without notice under Rule 13, written notice of every Motion, signed by the Member proposing it or sent by electronic mail by the Member proposing it must be delivered to the Democratic Services Manager not later than midday, seven clear working days immediately preceding the next Council. These will be dated, numbered in the order they are received and entered in a register open to public inspection.

C12.2 - Motion set out in agenda: Motions for which notice has been given will be listed on the agenda in the order in which notice was received, unless the Member giving notice states, in writing, that they propose to move it at a later meeting or withdraw it.

C12.3 - Scope: Motions must be about matters for which the council has a responsibility or which affect the Royal Borough and shall neither contain more than three related proposals nor be preceded by more than 60 words. No Motion shall be accepted or debated which, in the opinion of the Mayor, is not relevant to some matter over which the council has power or which does not directly affect the Royal Borough or is offensive or frivolous. The Democratic Services Manager may, after consultation with the Member who has submitted a Notice of Motion, amend the wording of the Motion either for the purpose of clarification or to ensure that it is not offensive or frivolous.

C12.4 - Number Of Motions: No Member of the council shall have more than one Notice of Motion on the Summons for any single council meeting.

C12.5 - Motions Not Moved: If a Motion, notice of which is specified in the summons, is not moved it shall, unless postponed by consent of the council, be treated as abandoned and shall not be moved without fresh notice. Any Member who has not submitted that Notice of Motion may in the event of the absence or inability of the Member who has submitted the Motion, move the Motion.

C13 Motions without notice

The following Motions may be moved without notice:

  1. to appoint a Chairman of the meeting at which the Motion is moved;
  2. in relation to the accuracy of the minutes;
  3. to change the order of business in the agenda;
  4. to refer something to an appropriate body or individual;
  5. to appoint a Committee, Panel or Member arising from an item on the summons for the meeting;
  6. to receive reports or adoption of recommendation of Cabinet, Committee, Forums, Panel or Officers and any resolutions following from them;
  7. to withdraw a Motion;
  8. to amend a Motion;
  9. to proceed to the next business;
  10. that the question be now put;
  11. to adjourn a debate;
  12. to adjourn a meeting;
  13. to suspend a particular council procedure rule;
  14. to exclude the public and press in accordance with the Access to Information Rules;
  15. to not hear further a Member named under Rule C21.5 or to exclude them from the meeting under Rule C21.6;
  16. to give the consent of the council where its consent is required by this Constitution;
  17. to extend the time limit for speeches;
  18. to vote on the Mayor's ruling under Rule C25.
  19. to consider an urgent item under Rule C6.2

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