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What’s on the agenda at Council on 21 March?

by Gemma Melling

A meeting of full Council will take place on Wednesday 21 March at 6pm.  We’ve summarised the items on the agenda to give you an idea of what’s coming up:

Corporate Peer Challenge – outcome

Council will consider the formal report following the Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Review Challenge undertaken from 20 to 23 November 2017. The review aimed to seek independent verification of the council’s performance and that its priorities and plans were robust and focused. The report highlights the improvements made in Adult Social Care and Children’s Services and also makes a number of recommendations for Council to consider.

Public Health Annual Report

This year’s annual report will be presented in a video format and addresses mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.

Notice of Motion – Construction Minimum Standards Charter

The introduction of a Construction Minimum Standards Charter will be considered, aiming to raise standards around health and safety, employment and skills and pay and benefits.  This is particularly important given the current level of construction projects in Knowsley to improve the borough’s town centres and accelerate house building in the borough.

Notice of Motion – UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

Support for UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter will be considered which aims to achieve improvements in care standards and employment practices in the residential and domiciliary care sectors.

Notice of Motion – Support for national action to tackle obesity

Council will be presented with a Notice of Motion calling on the Government to give healthy weight a greater priority, given that obesity is a major public health concern.  Whilst there are lots of initiatives being delivered locally, more needs to be done at a national level.

Notice of Motion – The 100% Clean Energy City Pledge

A Notice of Motion will be presented around a 100% Clean Energy City Pledge and the development of a plan to achieve 100% clean energy at a local level by 2050.

More information

The agenda and full papers can all be found on the council’s website.