Full Council
Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the previous Council meeting.


Chairman's announcements


Declarations of interest


Public questions session under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(j)

Members of the Public may ask questions in accordance with procedure rules. A maximum period of 15 minutes will be allowed with a maximum of three questions and a period of three minutes per questioner.


The deadline for questions is no later than 12 noon two working days before the date of the meeting – Thursday 19 September 2019 at noon.



Councillor questions under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(k)

The deadline for Members questions is at least three clear working dates before the meeting - Wednesday 18 September 2019.


Notices of motion under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(l)

Notice of Motion’s shall be referred to the appropriate Committee meeting. The mover of the motion can outline the proposal and then it will stand adjoined. The motion may be debated to assist debate later if agreed by two-thirds of Council Members.


Councillor Dewhirst supported by Councillors H Cox, J Hook, H Cox, Foden, Goodman-Bradbury, Nutley, Nuttall, J Petherick, L Petherick and Wrigley.


This Council notes that:

  • The United Kingdom has outlawed the farming of animals for their fur on ethical grounds since 2000 and that the use of one of the most common traps used to catch animals for their fur has been illegal for many years.
  • Nonetheless fur products are imported from overseas nations, particularly China, where such bans do not operate and where there is virtually no animal welfare legislation in force.
  • Real fur comes from animals raised in deplorable conditions or trapped in the wild and killed inhumanely.
  • Regrettably these products are often found for sale on public markets in the UK and customers can inadvertently buy them thinking them to be made of imitation fur.

Accordingly Council resolves to:

  • Prohibit the sale of any product wholly or partially made with real animal fur on Council owned land and at Council run or Council leased markets. This ban to cover such items as fur coats, vintage fur, fur shawls, garments with fur trim, fur pompom hats, and fur accessories and trinkets.
  • Support the Fur Free Markets campaign of the animal welfare charity, Respect for Animals, the UK’s leading anti-fur organisation, by:

-       Becoming a signatory to the initiative.

-       Seeking the advice and assistance of the charity in the enforcement of this ban.





2018/19 Statement of Accounts including the Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Progressing Carbon Neutral pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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Constitution Working Group Report pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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Part II: Items suggested for discussion with the press and public excluded


Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public

RECOMMENDED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it/they involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.



Sherborne House, Newton Abbot


Appointment of Heads of Service to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

To consider the recommendation of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee on 3 September 2019 - Minute 10


  Appointment of Heads of Service to the Senior Leadership   Team (SLT)


The Managing Director presented the report to recommend to Full Council that the Senior Management Structure be approved.


The Executive Members had been invited to the meeting as part of the Council’s process for the appointment of Chief Officers (which the Heads of Service are classed as) that Executive Members were consulted.


In response to Members questions, the Managing Director clarified the position with regards to the deputy Head of Paid Service, Section 151 and Monitoring Officer roles.


The recommendation was proposed by Councillor Bullivant, seconded by Councillor Haines and unanimously carried.


RECOMMENDED that Full Council approve the internal permanent appointments to the Senior Leadership Team of Head of Operations, Head of Community Services & Improvement and Head of Corporate Services.


Note – The Executive Members in attendance indicated their support for the recommendation.