Agenda and decisions

Council - Wednesday 8th September 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Town Hall, Huddersfield. View directions

Contact: Andrea Woodside  Email:


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Announcements by the Mayor and Chief Executive

To receive any announcements from the Mayor and Chief Executive.


The Mayor conveyed thanks to Members of the Council for invitations to local events and advised that he would welcome further invitations for the mayoral diary. Members were also reminded of the Mayor’s Civic Dinner event which would be taking place on 5 October 2021.


Council received tributes to former Heckmondwike Ward Councillor, Tim Crowther, who had recently passed away. Tributes were paid by Councillors Pandor, Lukic, Bolt, S Hall and Butt.


The Strategic Director for Corporate Strategy, Commissioning and Public Health (present on behalf of the Chief Executive), invited Councillor Pattison to make a statement to Council in regards to the Afghanistan resettlement programme and the role of the Council in helping those affected following recent events.








Apologies for absence

Group Business Managers to submit any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Dad, D Firth, Holmes, Lyons, McGuin, K Pinnock, Sarwar, K Taylor and White.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 327 KB

To agree and authorise the Mayor to sign the Minutes of Council held on 14 July 2021.



RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 July 2021 be approved as a correct record.


Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 22 KB

The Councillors will be asked to say if there are any items of the Agenda in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of them items or participating in any vote upon the items, or any other interests.




Councillor J Taylor declared an ‘other’ interest in Agenda Item 9 on the grounds that he is an Alternate Director (Council representative) at Suez Recycling Ltd.


Petitions (From Members of the Council)

To receive any Petitions from Members of the Council in accordance

with Council Procedure Rule 9.



Councillor Burke submitted a petition with regards to tree planting at 

Longwood Edge, requesting that Council owned land at Longwood Edge

fields be retained for such use.


Councillor Munro submitted a petition which requested road improvement

resurfacing works to be carried out at Fenay Bankside.




Deputations & Petitions (From Members of the Public)

The Committee will receive any petitions and hear any deputations from members of the public. A deputation is where up to five people can attend the meeting and make a presentation on some particular issue of concern. A member of the public can also hand in a petition at the meeting but that petition should relate to something on which the body has powers and responsibilities.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 (2), Members of the Public should provide at least 24 hours’ notice of presenting a deputation.


Council received deputations from Leah Stuart, Heather Peacock and Hannah Longbottom with regards to the impact of the A629 (Phase 5) road widening scheme, and was advised of an online petition titled ‘Save Edgerton’s Iconic Trees’.


Council received a petition, submitted by Julie Whittaker, which requested that West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership install fixed speed cameras along A653 Leeds Road Dewsbury between Shaw Cross junction and Woodkirk Post Office.  


Public Question Time

The Committee will hear any questions from the general public.


Council received questions from;


(i)             Keith Mallinson in regards to highway issues on new housing developments.


A response was provided by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Democracy (Councillor Scott)


(ii)            Greg Christoffe in regards to car parking restrictions in Holmfirth Town Centre.


A response was provided by the Cabinet Member for Regeneration (Councillor McBride)


(iii)          Leah Stuart, pursuant to her earlier deputation, requesting a meeting with the Cabinet Portfolio Holder.


A response was provided by the Cabinet Member for Regeneration (Councillor McBride)



West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Minutes pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 24 June 2021.


The Minutes of the Meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 24 June 2021 were received and noted.



Resources and Waste Strategy 2021-2030 (Reference from Cabinet) pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To (i) receive a presentation and (ii) consider the adoption of the Kirklees Resource & Waste Strategy 2021-2030.


Contact: Natalie Clark, Environment and Greenspace

Additional documents:


That the Resources and Waste Strategy 2021-2030 be adopted.


Financial Outturn Report 2020/21, including Revenue, Capital and Housing Revenue Account Outturn Position and Annual Report on Treasury Management (Reference from Cabinet) pdf icon PDF 354 KB

To receive the 2020/2021 financial outturn position for General Revenue Fund, Housing Revenue Account and Capital Plan and to consider the revenue and capital rollover from 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.


Contact: James Anderson, Head of Accountancy

Additional documents:



1)    That, in regards to General Fund, (i) the revenue outturn position for 2020/2021, including Covid-19 impacts, be noted (ii) the year end position on corporate reserves and balances including Covid-19 impacts be noted (iii) the proposed use of pre-existing reserves be reaffirmed and the proposed use of new reserves, as set out in section 1.9 of the report, be endorsed (iv) regular monitoring and review of corporate reserves in 2021/2022 be reported to Cabinet as part of the quarterly financial monitoring cycle and (v) the use of the Council’s flexible receipts strategy for year end capitalisation of £2.3m transformation related costs in 2020/2021 be noted.

2)    That the year end position on the Collection Fund including Covid-19 impacts be noted.

3)    That the Housing Revenue Account revenue outturn and reserves position 2021/2022 be noted.

4)    That, in regards to Capital, (i) the outturn position 2020-2021 be noted (ii) approval be given to £26.9m capital rollover from 2020-2021 to 2021-2022 (iii) approval be given to the revised capital plan for the period 2021-2026, having taken into account rollover, the re-phasing of schemes and changes to grant assumptions.   

5)    That the review of treasury management activity for 2020/2021 be noted.



Committee System Proposal pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To consider the report.


Contact: Samantha Lawton, Head of Governance


That Corporate Governance and Audit Committee be asked to determine the next steps of the proposal, in accordance with the Local Government Association’s key issues, as set out in paragraph 2 of the considered report.


Written Questions to the Leader, Cabinet Members, Chairs of Committees and Nominated Spokespersons pdf icon PDF 369 KB

To receive written questions to the Leader, Cabinet Members, Chairs of Committees and Nominated Spokespersons in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.


The schedule of written questions will be tabled at the meeting.


Item not considered (due to time constraints).


Key Discussion - Covid 19 Recovery

A Key Discussion Debate will take place on the Council’s Covid-19 Recovery.


(A presentation will be given prior to the debate).



Council held a key discussion debate on Covid 19 recovery.


Motion submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14 as to Mayoral Precept

To consider the following Motion in the names of Councillors Lawson, Marchington and A Smith;


“This Council recognises the regressive nature of taxes raised locally under precepts. For most of those who must pay those taxes, there is no account taken of household income.


We ask, therefore, that Cabinet consider if it is appropriate for the newly elected Mayor of West Yorkshire to use such tax-raising powers for the foreseeable future in the current economic climate.”



Item not considered (due to time constraints).