A recent debate took place in Council arguing abut the correctness (even legal) of Agenda Items marked for noting only. It is generally used when Councillors have put in reports (especially Ward Reports) which may or may not have recommendations for Councillors to consider.
The resolution agreed by Council/Councillors was as follows: It was resolved not to include reports from Councillors on agendas in the future; they will be disseminated through the Clerks weekly e-mail updates instead. Those reports that are included on the agenda will be marked for noting only, and not for discussion, unless there are clear recommendation/proposals for Council to consider.
As far as I am aware Ward activities and Reports are the bedrock of local democracy and Councillors have a perfect right to discuss them irrespective of any Recommendations made when they are submitted. Any comments please?