Glasgow City Council Agenda - 13 December 2007, 13:30 Help

A meeting to be held at at 13:30 on 13 December 2007.

Number Item
1898Minutes of Council meeting of 1st and 15th November 2007 (Print 4, pages 515 to 521). View Papers
2Print 4 - Committees' minutes - Consideration of paragraphs marked "C", remaining paragraphs being submitted for information only (page 522 onwards).
3Consideration of minutes previously objected to.
4Proposed amendment of Council and Committee Standing Orders - Report by Chief Executive. View Papers
5Changes to committees etc.
6Representation on outside bodies
(a)Hidden Gardens Trust - Appoint Stephen Curran;
(b)Relate Glasgow - Appoint Catherine McMaster; and
(c)Sports Council for Glasgow - Appoint Archie Graham.
7Correspondence - Letter from West Lothian Council. View Papers
8Questions.
9Notices of motion
(a)by Councillor Stephen Curran

"This Council calls on Scottish Ministers to commit to the continued regeneration of Glasgow and the wider city region and recognize the full extent of the wider financial framework in the current Spending Review.

Council notes that the Howat Report considered such areas of spend which would impact on the work of the Council including:-

(i) Cities Growth Fund including Vocational Training;

(ii) Regeneration Budgets including the Community Regeneration Fund; and

(iii) Reprovisioning of Hostels and the Glasgow Homelessness Partnership.

Council values the role of these funds and reiterates the importance of each of these to the city."
(b)by Councillor Colin Deans

"Glasgow City Council applauds the good work done by Positive Action in Housing and recognizes the important role they play in assisting asylum seekers and refugees who find themselves destitute in Glasgow. The Council also recognizes that many of the problems faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow stem from policy decisions made in Westminster and urges Home Office Ministers and the Westminster Government to bring forward policies which will ease the hardship of people who seek sanctuary here after suffering great hardship in their native land."
(c)by Councillor Danny Alderslowe

"Glasgow City Council notes that access to good quality greenspace provides an effective strategy for the promotion of good health, wellbeing and quality of life for people of all ages.

Glasgow City Council will:

(i) increase support for the work of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network;

(ii) support and promote pupils involvement in the eco-schools programme by 2009;

(iii) work with local community councils, residents groups, allotment groups and greenspace initiatives to protect our greenspaces;

(iv) increase awareness amongst staff, partner agencies and wider business community of the importance of quality greenspace in creating safer and stronger communities;

(v) ensure the planning process makes a commitment to strengthen protection for our existing open space resources and ensuring that the future needs of all communities are planned for as outlined in Scottish Planning Policy 11, Open Space and Physical Activity; and

(vi) recognise that greenspace can help to tackle the effects of Climate Change and reduces the likelihood of flooding in a warmer, wetter Scotland."
(d)by Councillor Patricia Gibson

"Glasgow City Council notes with concern the potentially devastating effect that the diversion of lottery funds for the 2012 Olympics in London will have on the voluntary sector in Scotland in general and Glasgow in particular. Council believes that any decrease in lottery funding will undoubtedly impact adversely on the voluntary sector and the valuable services it provides in Glasgow. Therefore, Council instructs the Chief Executive to write to the appropriate UK minister raising these concerns and seeking protection for recipients of lottery funding."
(e)by Councillor Alison Thewliss

"Council congratulates the Scottish Government for its positive and inclusive view of young people. We note the marked change in this Government's approach to dealing with young people across a range of issues including education, health and well-being, and justice. Furthermore we welcome the number of recent Government announcements that have seen an unprecedented level of support for Glasgow's young people in particular the 1.3m provided by the Scottish Government for free school meals which will mean more healthy food will be available for the children who need it most. Council believes this measure will go a long way in improving the health and well-being of Glasgow's young people."