WATCH | Full Council meeting 2 July

It's a busy agenda for a full meeting of the District Council on Thursday, 2 July, to be broadcast live at 6pm on our YouTube channel.

View the meeting here:

Our councillors will meet "virtually" and will be asked to consider endorsing the principle of the District Council - which no longer controls any social housing stock - investing in a modest programme of new council housing in the Derbyshire Dales.

Members will also consider a draft submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission on the size of the Council, which
seeks approval to reduce the number of councillors from the current 39 to 33.

The Council, which has been making decisions through an Emergency Committee system during the coronavirus lockdown, will also consider a report seeking approval for the resumption of decision making through its full committee system.

Other agenda items include considering approval of a draft Corporate Peer Challenge Action Plan and noting coronavirus measures already undertaken at Matlock Town Hall and considering approval for an additional revenue expenditure of £40,000 for proposed building adaptation works.

There will also be a debate on this Motion, submitted by Councillor Jason Atkin:
“Given what we have seen in other boroughs, districts and local government authorities around the UK in recent weeks, we have a duty to address the legacy of colonialism, slavery and racism in all its forms.
"We acknowledge the public outcry of hurt, pain and anger over these legacies and that we undertake a review of all our assets and a report be brought back to full council on completion of the review with recommendations on what assets deemed as having these legacies attached to them and for their removal.”
View the full agenda.

Public Participation is suspended temporarily and is replaced with an alternative mechanism for the public to bring matters to the Council’s attention.

Members of the public can submit questions or comments in writing before 12 noon on the working day prior to the meeting by:

The Committee Team will assist any member of the public without access to electronic means by capturing their concerns over the telephone. Phone: 01629 761133 (working days only 9am – 5pm).

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