Council - Wednesday 22nd November, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Baptist Tabernacle Auditorium, The Square, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TE

Contact: Democratic Services Officer, Peter Bell 

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 20 September 2023.


Presentation of the Honorary Alderman of the Borough

The Worshipful the Mayor will award the Alderman Badge to:-

         Ken Dixon

         Bill Woodhead MBE


Social Worker of the Year Awards 2023

Amy Ibbotson – Shortlisted for student social worker of the year

Kim Cleaver – Mental Health social worker

Stockton Council – Supportive Employer of Social Work – Angela Connor and Joanne Adams


Public Question Time

Members of the public may ask questions on matters for which the Council has responsibility or which affect the Borough subject to those questions having been submitted in accordance with Rule 3.25 of the Council Procedure Rules



Private Hire & Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy Interim Review pdf icon PDF 123 KB


Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2023 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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Director of Public Health Annual Report pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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Appointments pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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The following motion had been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 3.40 by Councillor Niall Innes:-


“The Cabinet and Senior Leadership of this Council have recently sought to introduce a new ‘Director of Regeneration and Inclusive Growth’ without consulting the full Council.

Despite the exercise undertaken last year in which this council provided ‘Golden Goodbyes’ and reduced Director positions while increasing salaries, it has now been decided that a further Management position is required at an estimated cost of over £120,000 per year to the Taxpayers of Stockton.

Rather than continue to spend residents' money on yet another Director, this motion urges the Cabinet to think again and to ensure that the money is used for public good and suggest that it be used to employ more enforcement officers/street wardens and create a ‘Community Safety Hub’ in Ingleby Barwick.

The salary set aside for this single director could be used to recruit as many as three civic enforcement officers / street wardens and space could be set aside in property already owned by this authority to host a community security hub, providing a base from which enforcement officers and the police could operate.

This motion seeks to ensure that resident's money is being used on initiatives that deliver for them, and keep our communities safe, not create more bureaucracy and more waste!”



The following motion has been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 3.40 by Cllr Paul Rowling:-


“This motion proposes to amend the Procedure Rule “Appointment and Removal of the Leader of the Council” currently found in Part 3 of the Constitution of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. The addition is in bold.


The Council may at any meeting of Full Council remove the leader by passing a resolution in accordance with the Council's Procedure Rules. The removal will take effect immediately on the passing of the resolution. Where the Council has resolved to remove the leader, a new leader is to be elected either at the same meeting or at a subsequent meeting. When a motion  to remove the leader of the Council has been discussed by a meeting of the Full Council, no other motion, which is the same or similar can be considered again within a twelve-month period, unless the notice of motion has been signed by at least half the membership of the Council and delivered to the Proper Officer in writing at least ten clear days before the date of the meeting at which it is to be addressed.”



Members' Question Time pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Councillors may ask questions on matters: In relation to which the Council has powers or duties, or which affect the geographical area of the Council, subject to those questions having been submitted in accordance with Rule 3.35 of the Council Procedure Rules.


Forward Plan and Leader’s Statement