Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Full Council
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. View directions

Contact: Kate Critchel 01305 252234  Email:

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Welcome by the Mayor

To receive the Mayor’s announcements.



To receive any apologies for absence.


Code of Conduct

Members are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council’s Code of Conduct regarding disclosable pecuniary and other interests.


Check if there is an item of business on this agenda in which the member other relevant person has a disclosable pecuniary or other disclosable interest


 Check that the interest has been notified to the Monitoring Officer (in writing) and entered in the Register (if not this must be done within 28 days


Disclose the interest at the meeting (in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct) and in the absence of dispensation to speak and/or vote, withdraw from any consideration of the item where appropriate.  If the interest is non-pecuniary you may be able to stay in the room, take part and vote.


For further advice please contact Stuart Caundle, Monitoring Officer, in advance of the meeting.




To confirm the minutes of the last meeting, (previously circulated).


Public Participation

30 minutes will be set aside to allow members of the public to ask questions relating to the work of the Council.  (If no questioners are present at this point, the meeting will proceed to the next item).



To receive any petitions in line with the petition scheme.


Appointment of Honorary Aldermen pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.


Functions & Assets pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider a report of the Head of Financial Services.

Additional documents:


Briefholder Update Reports pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To receive Briefholder reports from:-

Cllr J Cant – Finance and Assets

Cllr K Wheller – Community Facilities

Cllr Mike Byatt  – Community Safety

Cllr A Reed – Corporate Affairs and Continuous Improvement.

Cllr R Nickinson – Economic Development

Cllr R Nowak – Environment and Sustainability

Cllr C Huckle – Transport and Infrastructure

Cllr J Orrell  – Social Inclusion

Cllr R Kosior – Tourism, Harbour and Culture

Cllr G Taylor – Housing



Committee Chairman Update Reports pdf icon PDF 54 KB

This report is intended to give a summary of the work of each of the committees of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.  The minutes of all of the meetings setting out the detail of decisions made and information received will have been previously circulated to all members.


Notice of Motion

To consider the following notice of motion:-


A National Park for Dorset.


This Council recognises the benefits a National Park could offer Dorset and encourages the Glover Review to support the proposal and ask Natural England to undertake a full assessment at the earliest opportunity.

- A National Park would work in partnership with the Dorset Council and all local authorities and communities to help ensure the environment, communities and economy are thriving and prosperous. It would bring extra resources, promote truly affordable homes for local people, and support and attract business, jobs and skills.

- Dorset deserves National Park recognition for the area’s nationally and internationally important landscapes, World Heritage Coast, wildlife and heritage.

- Dorset needs a NP to better safeguard and enhance its outstanding environment, wildlife and heritage.

In these difficult times for public sector financing, this is a significant opportunity to secure a National Park for Dorset and bring significant extra public sector funding and the associated economic benefits to Weymouth and Portland’s communities.

I RECOMMEND that this council writes to both the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and The Glover Review Panel supporting this proposal for a National Park.

Moved by Cllr Paul R Kimber.

Seconded by Cllr Ray Nowak

                          Cllr Kate Wheller, Cllr Ann Weaving, Cllr Mark Tewkesbury




Urgent Business

To consider any items of business which the Chair has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.  The reason for the urgency shall be specified in the minutes.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). 


There are no exempt items