Full Council - 26 October 2022
Full Council agenda and associated papers for the meeting on 26 October 2022.
- Provost Mary Montague
- Councillor Andrew Anderson
- Councillor Caroline Bamforth
- Councillor Tony Buchanan
- Councillor Kate Campbell
- Councillor Angela Convery
- Councillor Betty Cunningham
- Councillor Danny Devlin
- Councillor Paul Edlin
- Councillor Annette Ireland
- Councillor Chris Lunday
- Councillor David Macdonald
- Councillor Jim McLean
- Councillor Colm Merrick
- Councillor Andrew Morrison
- Councillor Owen O'Donnell
- Councillor Katie Pragnell
- Councillor Gordon Wallace
Notice of meeting
1. Report on Apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest.
5. Notices of Motion
Defibrillators in all schools
Council notes that every year, over 3,000 people in Scotland, including children and young people, experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Council notes that, unfortunately, only 1 in 10 people survive such an event.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can play a significant role in saving the lives of people who suffer heart attacks in public. It is estimated that a shock from an AED, alongside CPR treatment, increases survival rates to 75-80%.
Council notes that, although there are public defibrillators in various places across East Renfrewshire including some council premises and assets, there are gaps, especially in the provision of publicly accessible AEDs within or at our local schools.
Therefore, Council agrees to bring a report to Full Council no later than December 2022, detailing a plan to roll out more publicly accessible AEDs at all our primary and secondary schools.
Moved by Councillor Bamforth, seconded by Councillor Lunday.
This Council will, as a matter of urgency, investigate the changes implemented to East Renfrewshire Council's Council Tax collection and the capacity in East Renfrewshire to establish repayment instalment schedules.
East Renfrewshire Council's Policy previously allowed payment arrangements to be made at Final Notice and this prevented customers having to go to Summary Warrant and paying an additional 10% Statutory Addition. The new system does not allow for arrangements at Final Notice stage. This is now accommodated by Sheriff Officers at Summary Warrant stage.
Council will investigate, and report back at the next Full Council meeting, how this system will be amended to accommodate the flexibility once given to customers for payment arrangements
Moved by Councillor Ireland, seconded by Councillor Convery.
6. Statements by Conveners/Representatives on Joint Boards/Committees.
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