Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

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

Items
No. Item

Items 1-5 (15 minutes)

1.

The Mayor's Chaplain to give a Blessing

2.

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

3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2019. 

4.

Apologies

5.

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. 

Item 6 (45 Minutes)

6.

Opposition Business pdf icon PDF 428 KB

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

 

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

Additional documents:

Items 7-14 (60 Minutes)

7.

Council Tax and Business Rate Collection Fund 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director of Resources seeking approval for the 2020/21 Council Tax and Business Rates Bases. 

(Key Decision – Reference Number: 5031)

(Report No: 202)

Additional documents:

8.

Council Tax Support Scheme for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a report from the Executive Director of Resources reviewing and seeking approval to changes in the local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019/20, which the Council is required to produce under section 13A(1)(a) and meeting 1A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.  

(Key Decision – Reference Number: 5032)

(Report No:  157)

 

Please note that this report was considered by Cabinet on Wednesday 4 December 2019 and recommended on to Council.

 

9.

Dockless Bike Byelaw - Delegation of Powers to London Councils pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director Place asking Council approval to delegate powers provided by s235 of the Local Government Act 1972 so that London Councils can make a London-wide byelaw regulating dockless cycles across the Capital.

(Report No:  132)

 

This report was recommended to Council by Cabinet on 13 December 2019. 

 

10.

Edmonton Leeside Area Action Plan - Adoption pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To receive a report of the Executive Director - Place on the Edmonton Leeside Area Action Plan.                              (Key Decision Reference Number:  4982)

(Report No: 164)

 

Council is asked to approve the formal adoption of the Edmonton Leeside Area Action Plan to form part of Enfield’s Local Plan.

 

Cabinet is to be asked to recommend this for Council approval at their meeting on 22 January 2020.  The Cabinet decision will be reported to the meeting on the green update sheet. 

Additional documents:

11.

Housing and Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To receive the report of the Executive Director Place seeking Council approval for the Housing and Growth Strategy.  Key Decision Reference Number:  4841

(Report No:  166)

 

Council is asked to note that Cabinet is due to consider this report and recommend to Council at the meeting on the 22 January 2020. 

Additional documents:

12.

Annual Treasury Management Mid Year Review 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director Resources on the Annual Treasury Management Mid-Year Review 2019/20.  Key Decision Reference Number:  4992

(Report No: 127)

 

This report was considered at Cabinet on 13 November 2019 and recommended to Council.

13.

Audit and Risk Management Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To receive the Annual Report 2018/19 of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. 

14.

Urgency Report pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Council is asked to note the details provided of decisions recently taken under the Council’s urgency procedure relating to the waiver of the Council’s key decision and call in processes along with the reasons for urgency. 

 

The decisions were made in accordance with the urgency procedures set out in Paragraph 17.3 of Chapter 4.2 (Scrutiny) and Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4.6 (Access to Information) of the Council’s Constitution.

 

Item 15 (20 minutes)

15.

Questions

16.1    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. 

 

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

 

The list of questions and their written responses will be published on Tuesday 28 January 2020. 

Item 16 (50 Minutes)

16.

Motions

Motion 1 in the name of Councillor Joanne Laban

 

“Bullying is the use of coercion, force, or threat to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate. In light of the recent articles in the press, Enfield Council agrees to confirm its opposition to the use of bullying and will deliver an anti-bullying campaign across the authority.”

 

Motion 2 in the name of Councillor Joanne Laban

 

“This Council has no confidence in Councillor Nesil Caliskan as Leader of the Council and confirms her removal as Leader of the Council pursuant to paragraph 2.3 of the Council Rules of Procedure.”

 

Motion 3 in the name of Councillor Edward Smith

 

“This Council agrees to resist residential developments on Underground Station car parks in Enfield that are not in conformity with the existing local plan on the grounds that these car parks encourage commuters to use public transport.”

 

Motion 4 in the name of Councillor Maria Alexandrou

 

“Cervical screening is a way for women to protect themselves from cancer. The sad reality is that fewer women are now having cervical screening. Last year 1.3m women didn’t attend NHS screenings. There are 3,200 new cases of cervical cancer every year and of those 870 women die from it.”

 

According to CANCER RESEARCH UK 99.8% of cases are preventable. When Jane Goody fought her cancer battle, nearly 80% of women went for smear tests.10 years later, only 72% of women go. If this rate falls any lower, the rise in deaths will shoot up. In the case of Jade Goody, she ignored letters about her abnormal cells. She needed to go to hospital for surgery to remove those abnormal cells, surgery which most probably would have saved her life.

 

Many young women in their 20s and 30s are dying from cervical cancer and the tragedy is they are leaving behind their partners and young children. We need to encourage everyone to look after their health and have regular check-ups.

 

“Enfield Council therefore agrees to work together with other agencies for a local campaign on cervical cancer awareness and encourage women to attend that important screening test. It only takes 5 minutes at the doctor’s surgery and this test can save your life.”

 

Motion 5 in the name of Councillor Joanne Laban

 

In the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, this council reaffirms its adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism:

 “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Enfield Council pledges to continue to work towards combating antisemitism.

 

Motion 6 in the name of Councillor Christine Hamilton

Britain and London are facing numerous Public Health Emergencies. Air Quality, Smoking, Obesity, Alcohol, Gangs & Youth Violence to name but a few but the Conservative government have seen it fit to slash public health grants over 5 years since 2015; amounting to a 60% cut in Public Health funding.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.

Items 17 - 20 (5 Minutes)

17.

Committee Membership

To confirm any changes to Committee memberships:

 

No changes have been notified to date. 

 

Any changes received once the agenda has been published with be tabled on the Council update sheet at the meeting. 

18.

Nominations to Outside Bodies

To confirm any changes to the nominations on outside bodies: 

 

·         EREC Executive:  Councillor Sabri Ozaydin to replace Councillor Derek Levy.

·         North London Waste Authority –Councillor Ergin Erbil to replace Councillor Guney Dogan

 

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

19.

Date of Next Meeting

To note the date agreed for the next Council meeting:

 

·         Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 7pm at Enfield Civic Centre. 

20.

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.