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Venue: Council Chamber, Blackburn Town Hall

Contact: Phil Llewellyn 

Items
No. Item

1.

Prayers by Mayor's Chaplain followed by Welcome and Apologies

2.

Minutes Of The Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 181 KB

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 72 KB

4.

Mayoral Communications

5.

Council Forum

To consider any questions from members of the public under Procedure Rule 10.

6.

Motions

To consider the following Motion received under Procedure Rule 12:

 

 

Foster Carers and Council Tax

  

Council acknowledges the importance of Foster Carers in providing a safe, loving home to children who are unable to live with their birth parents. In recent years, we have become concerned that the recruitment of Foster Carers by the Council has stagnated. We are of the view that the Council must do more to both reward existing Foster Carers for their brilliant work and to attract new Foster Carers into the sector. By doing so, children in need will continue to receive the same or better care at a fraction of the cost of other placements.

 

Accordingly, in addition to paying Foster Care fees, Council resolves to consider providing existing and new Foster Carers with an exemption from the payment of Council Tax with effect from the next financial year. It is our view that the cost of this will, in time, be met from reduced costs for Children who, otherwise, would be put in expensive placements often out of the Borough.

 

Moved by Councillor John Slater

Seconded by Councillor Denise Gee

 

7.

Council Appointments Update pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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8.

Council Tax Support Scheme 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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9.

Adoption of the Blackburn with Darwen Local Plan 2021-2037 pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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10.

Updates from Other Committees pdf icon PDF 72 KB

11.

Reports of the Executive Members with Portfolios

11.1

Leader pdf icon PDF 63 KB

11.2

Adult Social Care & Health pdf icon PDF 87 KB

11.3

Children, Young People & Education pdf icon PDF 98 KB

11.4

Digital & Customer Services pdf icon PDF 77 KB

11.5

Environment & Operations pdf icon PDF 81 KB

11.6

Finance & Governance pdf icon PDF 64 KB

11.7

Growth & Development pdf icon PDF 99 KB

11.8

Public Health, Prevention & Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 92 KB

12.

Questions from Members

To consider any questions received from Members under Procedure Rule 11.

13.

Year Planner 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To approve the final version of the Year Planner for 2024/25, following submission of the draft version at the Policy Council Meeting in December.