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South Ayrshire Council (Special) - 17 January 2024

South Ayrshire Council (Special) - 17 January 2024

Notice of meeting

South Ayrshire Council (Special) Agenda - 17th January 2024 (PDF) [57KB]


1.       Provost.

2.       Sederunt and Declarations of Interest.

3.       Agenda Item No 3 Communications (PDF) [4MB]  - Remit from Council Meeting of 7 December 2023:-

In accordance with the Scheme of Delegation and Standing Orders for Meetings, the recommendations in the minutes as contained in the 'C' paragraph have been referred to the Council for decision - Minutes of Cabinet of 28 November 2023 - "Communications Strategy 2023-28 and Communications Team Staffing Proposals" (copy of report and minute excerpt herewith).

4.       Agenda Item No4 Rent Setting (PDF) [182KB]  - Setting of Council House Rents and Other Rents and Charges (2024/25-2026/27) and Proposed Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue Budget 2024/25 and Capital Budget (2024/25 - 2028/29) - Submit joint report by Assistant Director - Housing and Operations and Head of Finance, ICT and Procurement (copy herewith).

5.        Notice of Motion

          (a)     Moved by Councillor Laura Brennan-Whitefield, seconded by Councillor Cameron Ramsay:-                                                              "As tensions rise in the Middle East and the onslaught of bombings continues in Gaza and elsewhere across the region, Council requests that the Chief Executive of South Ayrshire Council write to the UK government and request that they call for a ceasefire to help prevent continued loss of life of both Palestinian and Israeli civilians and allow for the provision of a humanitarian corridor to permit movement of the displaced and continued distribution of essential supplies of food and critical lifesaving medication.                                                                                           

Over the past few months, we have seen hundreds of thousands of people take to the UK streets calling for a ceasefire in the region, a display of solidarity that has not been seen in over 20 years. The public clearly support an immediate ceasefire, as with each day that passes the death toll continues to spiral out of control. By supporting our motion and requesting a ceasefire, the proposer and seconder are not asking that you take a side on the conflict, but simply asking that Council support the call to address the on-going humanitarian crisis and reduce the needless loss of innocent life on both sides.                                                                                                                                                                                             

We stress, this is not a call to support the Israeli military or the Hamas organisation, it is a call to support families - Mothers, Fathers, Children and Grandparents. No conflict has been resolved in a humane way with reckless bombings and killing of innocent people."

6.       Formal Questions


Meeting papers

South Ayrshire Council (Special) Combined File - 17th January 2024 (PDF) [4MB]

Meeting recording

The recording of this meeting can be viewed on our Webcasting channel.


Final South Ayrshire Council Minute - 17th January 2024 (PDF) [65KB]