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Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices
Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes
To submit for confirmation, the draft minutes of the meetings of the County Council held on the following dates:-
• 10 September 2019
• 7 October 2019 (Extraordinary)
• 22 October 2019 (Extraordinary)
The minutes of the following meeting of the County Council were confirmed and correct:-
· 10 September, 2019
· 7 October, 2019 (Extraordinary)
· 22 October, 2019 (Extraordinary)
Declaration of Interest
To receive any declaration of interest from any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.
To receive any announcements from the Chairperson, Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive
The Chair made the following announcements:-
· Congratulations to those who were successful at the Winter Fair in Mona last month and also at Builth Wells;
· Congratulations to the Young Farmers from Anglesey who competed in the Young Farmers National Eisteddfod in Wrexham recently;
· Congratulations to Councillor Dylan Rees who was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority;
Best wishes was extended to Councillor Peter Rogers for a speedy recovery following his recent surgery.
The Chair thanked the staff and users of Blaen y Coed and Haulfre Gardens for decorating the County Council’s Christmas Tree at Cyswllt Môn reception area.
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Condolences was extended to Mr Marc Jones, Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer following the death of his father recently.
Condolences was extended to Mrs Anwen Davies, Scrutiny Manager following the death of her father recently.
Condolences were extended to any Member of the Council or staff who had suffered a bereavement.
Members and Officers stood in silent tribute as a mark of their respect and sympathy.
Notice of Motion Pursuant to Rule 188.8.131.52 of the Constitution
To submit the following Notice of Motion by Councillor Robert Llewelyn Jones:-
YNYS Môn used to be covered with Oak trees in the past and now we are one of the least wooded areas in Wales. Our Penrhos Woods in Holyhead has been allowed to be given over to a Holiday Chalet Play Park.
We as a Council need to reverse the decline in our woodland and to actively encourage more tree planting on Ynys Mon.
I am asking-to have an Island wide effort by all our schools and their pupils becoming involved in planting and for them to be sponsored by our Council and our local companies.
Submitted – the following Notice of Motion by Councillor Robert Llewelyn Jones:-
“Ynys Môn used to be covered with Oak trees in the past and now we are one of the least wooded areas in Wales. Our Penrhos Woods in Holyhead has been allowed to be given over to a Holiday Chalet Play Park.
We as a Council need to reverse the decline in our woodland and to actively encourage more tree planting on Ynys Môn.
I am asking to have an Island wide effort by all our schools and their pupils becoming involved in planting and for them to be sponsored by our Council and our local companies.”
Councillor Bryan Owen seconded the Motion.
The Leader of the Council proposed an amendment to the last paragraph of Councillor R Ll Jones’ Notice of Motion which includes that the Town and Community Council’s be involved in the planting of trees. She noted that through the Town and Community Council’s Liaison Forum correspondence was sent to all Town and Community Council’s to raise awareness of the Woodland Trust’s initiative to give away free trees to community groups for planting locally. She further said that as Leader she intends to source long term capital and revenue funding from Welsh Government towards a project of planting trees on the Island.
Members of the Council supported the need to address the decline in woodland and the need to encourage business and local communities to take part in the tree planting initiative.
In the ensuring vote the amendment to the Motion as noted above was carried.
Presentation of Petitions
To receive any petition in accordance with Paragraph 4.1.11 of the Constitution.
No petitions received.
To consider recommendations in respect of an Executive decision taken by the Leader.
Submitted – the Executive decision taken by the Leader as follows:-
‘That the Council endorses and approves the recommendations in the report’.
It was RESOLVED to endorse the recommendations within the report.