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No. Item

74.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any discloseable pecuniary interest or any other significant interests in any item/s on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at the meeting.

75.

Proposal to change the name of the district

This report sets out a proposal to change the name of the district from “Shepway to “Folkestone and Hythe”.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report A/17/17 set out a proposal to change the name of the district from “Shepway to “Folkestone and Hythe”.

 

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Hollingsbee; and

 

1.        To receive and note report A/17/17

2.        Pursuant to Section 74 Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) to change the name of the district from “Shepway ” to “Folkestone and Hythe” from 1 April 2018.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Lawes,

Seconded by Councillor McKenna;

 

That the item be considered “in Committee” in accordance with Council procedure rule 15.14, and that for the duration of this meeting the following rules be suspended:

 

Procedure rule 15.14.1 (the right of a councillor seconding a motion to reserve their speech until later in the debate);

·        Rule 15.4 (limit on length of speeches);

·        Rule 15.5 (curtailment of councillors’ right to speak more than once);

·        Rule 22.1 (requirement to stand while speaking).

 

 (Voting figures: 5 in favour, 20 against, 0 abstentions).

 

Upon being put this motion was  LOST

 

Amendment to recommendation 2

 

Proposed by Councillor Wilkins,

Seconded by Councillor Miss Govett;

 

t 2. Pursuant to Section 74 Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) to change the name of the district from “Shepway” to “Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh”.

 

 (Voting figures: 6 in favour, 16 against, 3 abstentions).

 

Upon being put this motion was LOST

 

Amendment to recommendation 2

 

Proposed by Councillor Meyers,

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Lawes;

 

2.         To defer consideration of the report to allow consultation with parish and town councils.

 

(At this point in the meeting, Councillor Peall entered the meeting).

 

(Voting figures: 5 in favour, 20 against, 1 abstentions).

 

Upon being put this motion was LOST.  The amendment was therefore defeated. 

 

The substantive motion was then put, and

 

 RESOLVED:

 

3.        To receive and note report A/17/17

4.        Pursuant to Section 74 Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) to change the name of the district from “Shepway” to “Folkestone and Hythe” from 1 April 2018.

 

Upon five members demanding a recorded vote names were taken voting for, against or abstaining as follows:

 

FOR: Councillors Mrs Berry, Miss Carey, Collier, Dearden, Gane, Godfrey, Mrs Holben, Mrs Hollingsbee, Mrs Jeffrey, Lyons, Martin, Monk, Owen, Pascoe, Peall, Tillson, Mrs Wallace and Mrs Wheeler (18).

 

AGAINST: Councillors Miss Govett, Mrs Lawes and McKenna (3).

 

ABSTENTIONS: Councillors Laws, Love, Meyers, Mrs Sacre and Wilkins (5).

 

(Voting figures: 18 in favour, 3 against, 5 abstentions).

 

Note Section 74 (1) Local Government Act 1972 requires a resolution to change the name of a district to be passed by not less than two-thirds of the members voting thereon the motion was therefore CARRIED