Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells

Contact: Louise McGeoch Tel 01835 825005  email  lmcgeoch@scotborders.gov.uk

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Convener's Remarks.

2.

Apologies for Absence.

3.

Order of Business.

4.

Declarations of Interest.

2 mins

5.

Minute pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Consider Minute of Scottish Borders Council held on 26 June 2019 for approval and signing by the Convener.  (Copy attached.)

 

5 mins

6.

Committee Minutes

Consider Minutes of the following Committees:-

 

(a)     Hawick Common Good Fund                            28 May 2019

(b)     Teviot & Liddesdale Area Partnership                11 June 2019

(c)     Selkirk Common Good Fund                             12 June 2019

(d)     Tweeddale Area Partnership                              12 June 2019

(e)     Pension Fund Committee                                  13 June 2019

(f)      Pension Fund Board                                           13 June 2019

(g)     Community Planning Strategic Board               13 June 2019

(h)     Police, Fire & Rescue and Safer Communities

          Board                                                                  14 June 2019

(i)      Local Review Body                                            17 June 2019

(j)      Executive                                                           18 June 2019

(k)     Lauder Common Good Fund                             19 June 2019

(l)      William Hill Trust                                                 19 June 2019

(m)    Cheviot Area Partnership                                   19 June 2019

(n)     Galashiels Sub-Committee                                20 June 2019

(o)     Civic Government Licensing                              21 June 2019

(p)     Audit & Scrutiny                                                 25 June 2019

(q)     Selkirk Common Good Fund                             26 June 2019

(r)      Eildon Area Partnership                                     27 June 2019

(s)     Planning and Building Standards                       1 July 2019

(t)      Major Contracts Governance                            3 July 2019

(u)     Kelso Common Good Fund                               10 July 2019

(v)     Local Review Body                                            15 July 2019

(w)    Civic Government Licensing                              19 July 2019

(x)     Melrose Common Good Fund                           31 July 2019

(y)     Lauder Common Good Fund                             31 July 2019

(z)     Planning and Building Standards                       5 August 2019

(aa)   Jedburgh Common Good Fund                         15 August 2019

 

(Please see separate Supplement containing the public Committee Minutes.)

 

5 mins

7.

Committee Minute Recommendations pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Consider the recommendations made by the Peebles Common Good Fund Sub-Committee on 29 May 2019.  (Copy attached.)

15 mins

8.

Embedding Sustainable Development pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Consider report by Chief Executive.  (Copy attached.)

15 mins

9.

Audit and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Consider report by Chief Officer Audit and Risk.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:

20 mins

10.

Primary School Closures pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Consider reports by Interim Service Director Children and Young People on:-

 

(a)  Eccles/Leitholm Primary School;

(b)  Ettrick Primary School; and

(c)  Hobkirk Primary School

 

(Copy reports attached.)

Additional documents:

5 mins

11.

Motion by Councillor H. Scott

Consider Motion by Councillor H Scott in the following terms:-

to extend membership of the Community Action Team Strategic Oversight Group to include a member from the Independent group. Presently this Group consists of elected members who were selected on a mainly geographical criteria at the time the Group was formed. The make-up of the Council has changed since then, and the Independent group is the only one not represented on the Group. This motion seeks to amend the membership of the Group in the pursuit of fairness and equality, by seeking to expand the membership to include a nominated member of the Independent group of Councillors.”

 

5 mins

12.

Motion by Councillor Jardine

Consider Motion by Councillor Jardine in the following terms:-

 

“I ask that the council formally recognises the achievement of Scottish Borders athlete Jacob Adkin in becoming the first British athlete in history to win the European Mountain Running Championships. Jacob is supported by the Athlete Support Programme which is funded by Live Borders and administrated by Live Borders Sports Development team. It was established by Scottish Borders Council in 2007 to help elite athletes reach their potential. I hope that we can continue to support our elite athletes throughout the Scottish Borders and their performances encourage and inspire more people in the Scottish Borders to participate in sport.”

 

15 mins

13.

Open Questions

14.

Any Other Items Previously Circulated

15.

Any Other Items Which the Convener Decides Are Urgent

16.

Private Business

Before proceeding with the private business, the following motion should be approved:-

 

“That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the aforementioned Act.”

1 mins

17.

Minute

Consider private Section of Minute of Scottish Borders Council held on 26 June 2019.  (Copy attached.)

2 mins

18.

Committee Minutes

Consider private Sections of the Minutes of the following Committees:-

 

(a)     Hawick Common Good Fund                            28 May 2019

(b)     Executive                                                           18 June 2019

(c)     Lauder Common Good Fund                             19 June 2019

(d)     Civic Government Licensing                              21 June 2019

(e)     Selkirk Common Good Fund                             26 June 2019

(f)      Planning & Building Standards                           1 July 2019

(g)     Major Contracts Governance                            3 July 2019

(h)     Civic Government Licensing                              19 July 2019

(i)      Planning & Building Standards                           5 August 2019

 

(Please see separate Supplement containing private Committee Minutes.)

 

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