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No. Item


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


The Mayor's Chaplain to give a Blessing


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


Minutes of the meeting held on 21 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 21 February 2018.




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. 


Opposition Priority Business - "Labour Council failings since 2010" pdf icon PDF 152 KB

An issues paper prepared by the Opposition Group is attached for the consideration of the Council.


The Council rules relating to Opposition Business are attached for information.

Additional documents:


Statutory Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To receive the report of the Assistant Director Human Resources presenting the Council’s Statutory Pay Policy Statement for consideration and approval.

                                                                                        (Report No: 178)


Members are asked to note that the Pay Policy Statement was considered and approved for recommendation onto Council, subject to the amendments identified, by the Remuneration Committee on 20 February 2018. 



9.1     Motion in the name of Councillor Mike 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.”


9.2     Motion in the name of Councillor Joanne Laban


“The draft London Plan has major implications for Enfield, its policy that requires Enfield to provide more Strategic Industrial Land capacity seriously impacts the Meridian Water Project. This policy restricts the area that homes can be built on at the Meridian Water site. Enfield Council agrees to write a letter to both the Mayor of London and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government setting out the adverse effects the draft London Plan has on the delivery of desperately needed homes at Meridian Water.”


9.3     Motion in the name of Councillor Joanne Laban


“The Mayor of London is proposing to extend the Ultra-Low Emission Zone to the North and South Circulars. These proposals whilst well intentioned are not the solution that Enfield requires to improve air quality. Enfield Council agrees to seek alternative measures to improve air quality and that the leaders of both political groups write jointly to the Mayor to express our concerns regarding what is proposed for our borough.”


9.4     Motion in the name of Councillor Nick 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 the awareness amongst men of prostate cancer, the symptoms to look out for and how and where to go for screening.”


9.5     Motion in the name of Councillor Ayfer Orhan


“Enfield Council notes the collapse of Carillion and the limited actions taken to date by the Government. This Council is concerned about the impact on schools as Enfield has some schools with Carillion as a provider.


Enfield is concerned of the Governments lack of any real dialogue with local authorities and feels that it would have thought it prudent in the current climate for the Council to be advised on how the Government intends to deal with the collapse of Carillion and the solution it has to honour the public sector contracts.


Further, Enfield will be seeking immediate and urgent clarification from Government and the appointed receiver (PWC) on how it has acted to date; the interim arrangement they have in place; assurance that they will do all they can to ensure a timely transition from the existing  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.


Councillor Question Time

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 March 2018. 


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. 


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. 


Called in Decisions

None received. 


Date of Next Meeting

To note the date agreed for the next Council meeting would be for Annual Council on:


·       Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 7pm at Enfield Civic Centre. 


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. 


There is no part 2 agenda.