Glasgow City Council Agenda - 24 June 2010, 13:30 Help

A meeting to be held at City Chambers, Glasgow at 13:30 on 24 June 2010.

Number Item
2357Minutes of Council meeting of 13th May 2010 (Print 2, pages 87 to 92). View Papers
2Print 2 - Committees' minutes - Consideration of paragraphs marked "C", remaining paragraphs being submitted for information only (page 93 onwards). View Papers
3Consideration of minutes previously objected to.
4Revised Committee Terms of Reference - Report by the Leader of the Council. View Papers
5Appointment of Bailie - Tommy Morrison. View Papers
6Changes to committees etc:- View Papers
(a)Southside Central Area Committee - Appoint Anne Marie Millar as Chair.
(b)Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee - Appoint James McNally as Chair and Philip Braat as Vice-Chair and remove Gordon Matheson.
(c)Workers' Memorial Working Group - Appoint Danny Alderslowe, Paul Coleshill, Aileen Colleran, Matthew Kerr, John McKenzie and John McLaughlin.
7Representation on outside bodies. View Papers
8Correspondence.
9Question by Councillor Martha Wardrop:-

"Will the new Council Leader retract the former Council Leader's open invitation to the Israeli Ambassador?" View Papers
10Notices of motion:-
(a)by the Lord Provost:-

"This Council resolves to confer the Freedom of the City on Billy Connolly in recognition of the distinction he has brought to the city by his outstanding contributions in comedy and drama, in consideration of his many charitable works and in recognition of his pride in being a Glaswegian." View Papers
(b)by Councillor Graeme Hendry:-

"Council notes with concern the serious failings revealed at SPT during the recent KPMG Audit. Whilst Council welcomes some of the reforms that SPT have made recently it believes that, in the interest of balanced democracy, SPT's Chair and Vice-Chairs should be drawn from different political parties to restore the public's confidence in their structure and ensure such mistakes do not happen again." View Papers
(c)by Councillor Kieran Wild:-

"The Council supports the Commonwealth Orchard as part of the Legacy of the 2014 Games.

The Council will encourage children, families and communities to get involved in planting, looking after, harvesting and eating the fruit grown on Glasgow's 1000 new fruit trees and help the City's children to understand that growing local food can be fun, and rewarding." View Papers
(d)by Councillor Archie Graham:-

"Council notes the Bank on Owen campaign, which seeks to commemorate the achievements of Robert Owen by having his picture on Scottish banknotes to coincide with the United Nations International Year of the Co-operative in 2012.

Council recognises the importance of the Co-operative sector, which is estimated to be worth over 3billion to the Scottish economy, notes the important role that the City of Glasgow has had in the development of the Co-operative movement and agrees to support the Bank of Owen campaign by writing to the major Scottish banks expressing our support for this campaign." View Papers
(e)by Councillor Grant Thoms:-

"Council notes that Scotland as a nation is consuming far more alcohol than is safe. Strathclyde Police reported that a recent trend had seen violence associated with house parties rather than pubs, illustrated by the chilling statistic that 14 out of 18 murders across Strathclyde since 1st April had been drink related.

In the words of Strathclyde Police Chief, Stephen House, "I try not to get frustrated but it is my cops, the people in the NHS and the ambulance crews who are picking up the pieces on a daily basis."

Glasgow City Council resolves to work with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and all other partners in support of the Government proposals on taking action to restrict promotions of alcohol beverages and introducing a minimum retail price for a UK unit of alcohol." View Papers
(f)by Councillor Khalil Malik:-

"Council condemns the action of the Israeli Government in carrying out the attack on the freedom flotilla, killing nine volunteers embarked on a humanitarian mission, and ask for an independent enquiry by the international community into who should be held responsible for this atrocity.

Council also calls on Israel to end the Gaza blockade so that the people of Gaza can receive humanitarian aid, as well as food supplies and medicines to let the people of Gaza continue with their lives." View Papers
(g)by Bailie David McDonald:-

"Council notes with great concern the proposed loss of designated green belt land at the former Glasgow Zoo site and nearby Ellismuir farm in Broomhouse (Ward 20). Council notes the historical and environmental heritage of these locations which contain local and city wide sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, sites of Special Landscape Importance and Tree Preservation Orders, along with a number of European Protected Species and Habitats.

Council notes the submission of Scottish Natural Heritage on the Environmental Impact Assessment related to a proposed housing development which highlights a number of areas of concern. Council therefore calls for all appropriate ecological and archaeological surveys to be undertaken, for the existing development proposals to be extensively reviewed before any work is allowed to proceed and to consider, if/where appropriate, alternative usage of the sites." View Papers