Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 17th November, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Email: clare.cade@enfield.gov.uk  Email: clare.cade@enfield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

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 Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 114 KB

4.

Declarations 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.

5.

Apologies

6.

Treasury Management Mid Year Report pdf icon PDF 836 KB

To receive the report of Executive Director of Resources on the Treasury Management Mid Year report.

 

The Council is asked to note the report and approve the 2021/22 Mid Year Treasury Management position.

7.

Polling District and Polling Place Review - Recommendations pdf icon PDF 517 KB

To receive a report of the Chief Executive on the Polling District and Polling Place Review.

 

The Council is asked to agree the recommendations set out in paragraph 2 of the report.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Safeguarding Enfield Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 324 KB

To receive the report of the Executive Director of People on the Safeguarding Enfield Annual Report 2020/21.

 

The Council is asked to note the successes and challenges that have risen from safeguarding activity in the period 2020-21.

 

Additional documents:

9.

GAMBLING ACT 2005 - GAMBLING POLICY & CASINO RESOLUTION pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To receive the report of the Executive Director of Place on the Gambling Act 2005 – Gambling Policy & Casino Resolution.

 

The Council is asked to agree the Sixth Edition Gambling Policy, and continue the resolution to prevent casino operators from locating within the borough.

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10.

Councillor Question Time pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Members are asked to note the questions submitted for written response. Responses to the questions will be published the day before the meeting.

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11.

Motions pdf icon PDF 170 KB

 

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11.1      MOTION TO THE COUNCIL IN THE NAME OF COUNCILLOR AKSANOGLU

Cladding

Enfield Council Supports the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign and calls for the government to provide active remedies to resolve the cladding scandal in the country which is affecting leaseholders and residents in Enfield.

 

The Council notes:

  • The Government has made it a requirement to remove all cladding that presents a fire risk and remediation of unsafe wall systems on the walls of existing residential buildings of any height after the Grenfell disaster. This is affecting not only buildings with the ACM Cladding used on Greenfell, but many other buildings incorporating materials which could be flammable – including balconies and wooden panels.

 

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the UK Council of Mortgage Lenders agreed an industry-standard External Wall System fire review process, which takes place through a EWS1 form.

 

  • An EWS1 form shows that the building is “safe”. Lenders often value properties at £0. Many leaseholders are unable to secure a mortgage over their properties. leaseholders are trapped in their ‘unsafe’ homes unless they are able to pay the huge sums of money often required to address the fire safety issues highlighted in the EWS1 form. Many people face bankruptcy by this even before remediation bills can be passed on.

 

  • It is estimated that at the current rate it will take over 150 years to complete the remediation work required to the number of known unsafe properties over 18 metres.

 

  • Whilst the Government has provided some funding to support the remediation of unsafe cladding, this only covers a bare minimum number of buildings requiring remediation works.

 

  • For buildings under 18 meters tall, the Government has provided no funding at all as a result of this funding shortfall the costs of remediation works are being passed on to leaseholders, who are blameless for this situation and bought their properties in good faith.

 

 

 

 

 

  • There are many Enfield residents affected by this issue including Prowse Court in Edmonton and many leaseholders are facing high bills to rectify the issue.

 

Council also notes:

 

That giving leaseholders loans to pay for the repairs, whatever the terms, is not an acceptable solution, as this is placing the long-term financial burden on them.

 

Council calls for:

 

  • The council supports the end our Cladding Scandal Campaign, which makes the following 10 demands:

1)    The government must lead an urgent national effort to remove all dangerous cladding from buildings by June 2022.

2)    The Building Safety Fund must cover all buildings, regardless of height, and a range of internal and external fire safety defects, not just cladding.

3)    The government should provide the money up front and then seek to recover it from any responsible parties or via a temporary levy on development.

4)    Social housing providers must have full and equal access to the fund.

5)    The government must compel building owners or managers to be honest with residents about fire safety defects.

6)    The government should cover the cost of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

12.

Committee Memberships

To confirm changes to Committee memberships agreed since the last meeting.

 

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

 

13.

Outside Bodies Membership

To confirm changes to outside bodies memberships agreed since the last meeting.

 

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

 

14.

Date of next meeting

To note the date of the next Council meeting as 26 January 2022.