105/04/22CL: Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.

106/04/22CL: Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

To receive disclosure of any pecuniary interests relating to meeting agenda items.

Having declared an interest, a member must not participate in discussion on the matter and must not take part in any vote unless an appropriate dispensation has been granted.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.

107/04/22CL: Public Participation

The council meets and makes its decisions in public. A council meeting is not a public meeting. It is a meeting held in public and there is no requirement in law which allows members of the public to speak at such meetings.

However, the council is is keen to encourage public attendance at meetings and will therefore provide an opportunity to local registered electors to show it is committed to community engagement.

A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed per person to speak and the total length of time afforded for public participation at each meeting shall be no more than 15 minutes, subject to an extension of this time, in exceptional circumstances, being agreed by the Chairman.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.

108/04/22CL: To receive a presentation from Matthew Morris regarding the Carbon Audit of Stone Parish Council

In February, a Carbon Audit of council operations and services was commissioned, to establish emissions baseline data and support production of an action plan for the council to implement.

This will assist the council in finalizing its Environmental Strategy and, eventually, in meeting the council’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Members will receive a presentation from Matthew Morris on his findings and have the opportunity to answer questions.