Agenda

Council
Thursday, 20th September, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

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 19 July 2018 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 19 July 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.

Opposition Priority Business - Empty Shops pdf icon PDF 577 KB

An issues paper prepared by the Opposition Group is attached for the Council to consider.

 

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

Additional documents:

8.

Corporate Plan 2018/22 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive on the Council’s new Corporate Plan 2018/22.  (Report No: 59)

 

Council is asked to adopt the Corporate Plan 2018/22 as attached to the appendix of the report. 

 

Cabinet is meeting to consider the plan and recommend to Council on 12 September 2018, after the agenda for this meeting has been published.  The Cabinet decision and any alterations agreed will be reported to Council on the update sheet tabled at the meeting. 

9.

Annual Treasury Management Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director of Resources presenting the Council’s Annual Treasury Management Report for 2017 -18 in accordance with Treasury Management Practices. 

 

It is a regulatory requirement for Council to receive this report by 30 September each year.                                                               (Report No: 25)

                                                          (Key decision reference number: 4527)

 

10.

Reardon Court Extra Care Housing pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director Resources and the Director of Adult Social Care recommending that Council approve the addition of £17.5m to the Council’s Capital Programme for the Reardon Court Extra Care Housing scheme.  (Report No:  31)  (Key Decision Number KD: 4710) 

 

Please see also Report No: 36 on the Part 2 Agenda. 

 

Cabinet approved the Reardon Court Extra Care Housing Scheme on 25 July 2018 and recommended that Council approve this addition to the Capital Programme. 

Additional documents:

11.

Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To receive a report from Overview & Scrutiny Committee setting out the Scrutiny Annual Work Programme and Workstreams identified for 2018/19.                                                                                   (Report No: 65)

 

Council is asked to note that Cabinet will be considering this report at their meeting on 12 September 2018.  Any comments from Cabinet will be included on the Council update sheet at the meeting.

 

12.

Role of Chief Finance Officer pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Law and Governance on the designation of the role of the Chief Finance Officer.   (Report No:  73)

13.

Motions

12.1    Motion in the name of Councillor Laban

 

“This Chamber agrees that the new Administration has fallen at the first hurdle by the announcement that the Annual Town Show will not be held.

 

This Council has no confidence in the leader of the council because if the administration cannot facilitate a long-standing event such as the Annual Town Show it is not competent enough to deal with the complex challenges our borough faces over the next four years.”

 

12.2    Motion in the name of Councillor Alessandro Georgiou

 

“For all future international tournaments, the St. George’s Flag should have a prominent place within the chamber whilst the England team is still in the tournament.”

 

12.3    Motion in the name of Councillor Barry

 

“The results of the recent election in Winchmore Hill once more showed that our residents support the Cycle Enfield scheme.  Opposition candidates made this an election issue and their share of the vote decreased by 8.5%.

 

We ask that the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet members for Community Safety & Public Health, the Environment and Economic Regeneration & Business do all they can to ensure that the other parts of this scheme are built at soon as possible so that other parts of the borough can also benefit from the advantages it brings.”

 

12.4   Motion in the name of Councillor Laban

 

The officers who work in the group offices do an exceptional job supporting past and present councillors. Enfield Council wishes to thank officers in both groups for their tireless dedication to the borough and its residents over many years. Their work has been greatly appreciated by councillors and residents.

 

12.5   Motion in the name of Councillor Laban

 

Enfield Council is committed to delivering fairness and equality. However, it currently has one of the highest levels of nepotism in Local Government. This council agrees to deliver on its promise to tackling inequality by reducing the level of nepotism that exists within the organisation. This act will give a strong signal to the local community as well as Officers that we are truly committed to delivering fairness and equality.

 

12.6    Motion in the name of Councillor Maguire

 

“The LGA has estimated that councils face a funding gap of £7.8 billion by 2025 – just to maintain current service levels.  By 2020, the Government will have cut a staggering £16 billion from core funding since 2010.  Here in Enfield, the Government has cut £161 million from our funding since 2010 with yet more to come.

 

These massive cuts threaten Enfield Council’s ability to deliver the services that the people of Enfield, whether residents or running businesses, expect and deserve.

 

This Council believes that this punitive action by this Government against local authorities shows a callous disregard for the young, sick, elderly and vulnerable who rely on council services to have a decent quality of life. 

 

This Council supports the LGA campaign – Moving the Conversation On – to build the case for long-term, sustained investment in local government as the way  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

14.

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 Wednesday 19 September 2018. 

15.

Committee Membership

To confirm the following changes to Committee memberships:

 

·       Licensing Committee – Councillor Anne Brown to replace Councillor Ahmet Hasan and Councillor Savva to be appointed as a vice chair. 

 

·       Electoral Review Panel – To increase the number of councillors on the panel from 7 to 9.  Councillors Nesil Caliskan, Daniel Anderson and Ergin Erbil to be appointed.  Councillors Tolga Aramaz, and Anne Brown to be removed.  Another member from the Opposition Group to be nominated. 

 

Please note that any other changes received once the agenda has been published will be tabled on the Council update sheet at the meeting. 

16.

Nominations to Outside Bodies

To confirm the following changes to the nominations to outside bodies:  

 

1.               Council Companies

 

That the following councillors have been nominated to represent the Council on the Council Company Boards:

 

  • Housing Gateway: Councillor Tim Leaver
  • Enfield Innovations: Councillor Sabri Ozaydin
  • Independence and Wellbeing Enfield (IWE): Councillor Hass Yusuf
  • Energetik: Councillor Doug Taylor
  • Enfield Norse: Councillor Charith Gunawardena
  • Red Lion Homes: Councillor Anne Brown 
  • Montagu Regeneration: Councillor Tolga Aramaz

 

2.               Edmonton United Charities

 

To nominate Councillor Mahym Bedekova as the Council’s third representative on Edmonton United Charities. 

 

 

Please note that any further changes notified after the agenda has been published will be reported to Council on the update sheet tabled at the meeting. 

17.

Called in Decisions

None received. 

18.

Date of Next Meetings

To note the date agreed for an extraordinary meeting of the Council:

 

·       Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 7pm at the Enfield Civic Centre. 

 

To note the date agreed for the next ordinary Council meeting:

 

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

19.

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 2 agenda. 

Part 2 Agenda

20.

Reardon Court Extra Care Housing

To receive a part two report from the Executive Director Resources and the Director of Adult Social Care recommending that Council approve the addition of £17.5m to the Council’s Capital Programme for the Reardon Court Extra Care Housing scheme.   (Report No:  36)  (Key Decision Number KD: 4710) 

 

Please see also Report No:  31 on the Part 1 Agenda. 

 

Cabinet approved the scheme on 25 July 2018 and recommended that Council approve the addition to the Capital Programme.