Agenda

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Contact: Penelope Williams  Email: penelope.williams@enfield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election if Required of the Chair/Deputy Chair of the Meeting

2.

The Mayor's Chaplain to give a Blessing

3.

Mayor's Announcements in Connection with the Ordinary Business of the Council

4.

Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2018. 

5.

Apologies

6.

Declaration of Interests

Members of the Council are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda. 

7.

Budget report 2018/19 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 to 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To receive the report of the Executive Director of Finance, Resources & Customer Services presenting for approval the Budget for 2018/19 and Medium Term Financial Plan (General Fund).                     (Report No: 145A)

(Key Decision – Reference No: 4597)

 

Members are asked to note that:

 

·            Recommendations 2.1 – 2.13 are due to be endorsed and recommended onto Council for formal approval, by Cabinet on 14 February 2018.

 

·            The report will need to be considered in conjunction with Report No: 152A on the Part Two Council agenda.

Additional documents:

8.

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) 30 Year Business Plan, Budget 2018/19, Rent Setting and Service Charges pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To receive the joint report of the Executive Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services and Executive Director of Regeneration and Environment presenting for approval the revenue estimates of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for 2018/19 and the updated position on the HRA 30 year business plan.                                                               (Report No: 146)

(Key Decision – Reference No: 4586)

 

Members are asked to note that the recommendations in the report are due to be endorsed and approved for recommendation onto Council by Cabinet on 14 February 2017.

9.

Housing Gateway Annual Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To receive the Housing Gateway Limited Annual Report 2016/17 from the Executive Director of Finance Resources and Customer Services.

 (Report No: 139)

 

This report should be considered in conjunction with Report No: 141 on the Part Two Agenda. 

 

Members are asked to note that this report was considered by Cabinet on 24 January 2018 and referred on to Council for information. 

10.

Motions

Motion 10.1 in the name of Councillor Rye

 

“Enfield Council needs to take urgent action to support Enfield Town as a major shopping centre in the borough and will: undertake enforcement action on vacant shops with untidy frontages; seek funding to provide hanging baskets and Christmas lights; review the lengthy timelines for action set out in the Enfield Town Centre Draft Framework Master Plan to deliver positive outcomes sooner rather than later.”

 

Motion 10.2  in the name of Councillor Achilleas Georgiou

 

“This Council welcomes the saving of £2.5m to the Council budget by the purchase of properties through Housing Gateway since it was established in 2014.

 

Given this is a net contribution, it is hard to see how any councillor could consider it anything other than good economics.”

 

Motion 10.3  in the name of Councillor Taylor

 

“Council notes the decision to issue a Section 114 notice banning Northamptonshire from engaging any new expenditure.  Council notes all Councils, including Enfield, are suffering from persistent cuts in funding and instructs the Leader of the Council and Leader of the Opposition to put in writing to the Prime Minister, in the strongest terms, our view that there should be no more cuts.”

 

Motion 10.4  in the name of Councillor Nesimi Erbil

 

“On Saturday, 20th January, Turkish war planes launched air strikes on Afrin, one of the three Kurdish cantons in Northern Syria; compromising of 20% Armenians, 30% Arabics, 25% Kurdish and 25% Alevis and Turkmens. In the London borough of Enfield large numbers of residents are concerned about the ongoing problems in Afrin.

 

This was followed by ground attacks over the last few weeks with civilian casualties.

 

This act of unprovoked warfare by the Turkish state threatens to destabilise one of the calmest regions throughout the whole Syrian civil war. Afrin has been a crucial safe haven for people fleeing ISIS in the region, and it must stay that way!

 

It will have devastating consequences for not just the Kurdish people who will pay with their lives but also the people of Turkey and of the broader region.

 

As a member of this Council, I am calling the Council to:

 

·       Raise this issue as a priority with the UK Government,

·       Call for an end to all UK arms sales to Turkey,

·       Publicly condemn Turkey’s aggression on the Afrin region, and

·       Take any other necessary action to end the bloodshed in Afrin.

 

We urgently need the Council to support this motion because it’s a humanitarian crisis in Afrin.”

 

Motion 10.5 in the name of Councillor Dines

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. After bowel and lung cancer it is the third most common cause of cancer death, with one man dying in the UK every 45 minutes. As recent publicity has shown, men are remarkably unaware of this and unwilling to talk about the issue. The Council therefore commits as one its health awareness campaigns in 2018-19 to raise  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

11.

Councillor Question Time pdf icon PDF 325 KB

11.1    Urgent Questions (Part 4 - Paragraph 9.2.(b) of Constitution – Page 4-9)

 

With the permission of the Mayor, questions on urgent issues may be tabled with the proviso of a subsequent written response if the issue requires research or is considered by the Mayor to be minor.

 

Please note that the Mayor will decide whether a question is urgent or not.

 

The definition of an urgent question is “An issue which could not reasonably have been foreseen or anticipated prior to the deadline for the submission of questions and which needs to be considered before the next meeting of the Council.”

 

Submission of urgent questions to Council requires the Member when submitting the question to specify why the issue could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the deadline and why it has to be considered before the next meeting. 

 

11.2    Councillors’ Questions (Part 4 – Paragraph 9.2(a) of Constitution – Page 4 - 8)

 

Please note that the list of questions and their written responses will be published on Tuesday 20 February 2018. 

12.

Committee Membership

To confirm any changes to Committee memberships:

 

No changes have been received to date.  Please note that any changes received once the agenda has been published will be tabled on the Council update sheet at the meeting. 

13.

Nominations to Outside Bodies

To confirm any changes to the nominations to outside bodies. 

 

No changes have been identified to date.  Please note that any changes notified after the agenda has been published will be reported to Council on the update sheet tabled at the meeting. 

14.

Called in Decisions

None received. 

15.

Date of Next Meeting

To note the date agreed for the next Council meeting:

 

·       Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 7pm at Enfield Civic Centre. 

16.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To pass a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 excluding the press and public from the meeting for any items of business moved to part 2 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in those paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006) as listed on the agenda. 

 

Please see part two agenda. 

Part 2

17.

Budget Report 2018/19 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 to 2021/22

To receive a report from the Executive Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services seeking approval, as part of the 2018/19 Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan, to fees and charges for Environmental Services.

 

The report will need to be considered in conjunction with Report No: 145A on the Part One Council agenda.                                               (Report No: 152A)

 

(Key decision – reference number KD: 4597)

 

Members are asked to note that the recommendation set out in the report is to be endorsed and recommended for approval to Council, at the Cabinet meeting held on 14 February 2018.  The Cabinet decision will be reported at the meeting. 

 

(This document contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as amended).

18.

Housing Gateway Annual Report 2016/17

To receive and note part 2 of the Housing Gateway Limited Annual Report 2016/17 from the Executive Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services (Report No: 141)

 

This report should be considered in conjunction with report No: 139 on the Part One Agenda. 

 

Members are asked to note that Cabinet considered this report at their meeting on Wednesday 24 January 2018 and referred it to Council for information only. 

 

(This document contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as amended).