Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 8.00 pm

Venue: Enfield Grammar Upper School, Market Place, Enfield EN2 6LN

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

Note: To view the livestream of this meeting please use the following link https://bit.ly/329DrTC 

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.

APOLOGIES

4.

Declarations of interest

5.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on the 17th November 2021.

6.

Opposition Business - The Labour Administration 2018-2022 pdf icon PDF 318 KB

45 minutes

 

An issues paper prepared by the Opposition Group is attached for information.

7.

Council Tax & Business Rate Collection Fund 2022/23 - pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Council to approve a report reviewing and seeking approval to changes in the local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/23, which the Council is required to produce under section 13A(1)(a) and meeting 1A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 338 KB

The Council is asked to:

·         The Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/23 as summarised in Appendix A to provide financial support for households on low incomes in paying their Council Tax. The 2022/23 scheme is based on the 2021/22 scheme, updated for legislative amendments, income uprating and administrative changes.

·         Other than the minor changes above, the 2022/23 scheme is the same as the 2021/22 scheme, i.e:  

                                                                              

-       the minimum contribution for working age households not in a protected group will be maintained at 24.5%.

-       The maximum earned income for Universal Credit claimants to receive council tax support will be maintained at  £1,100 net per month 

 

Additional documents:

9.

Adoption of a Statutory Pay Policy Statement 2022 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Council to agree the amendments to the statutory Pay Policy Statement attached as Appendix 1 of this report.

 

Councils are required to formally review and adopt the pay policy statement by 31 March every year. 

 

10.

Quarterly Capital Monitoring 2021/22 Quarter 2 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This will provide the quarter two capital monitoring 2021/22.

 

(Key decision – reference number 5340

 

11.

Scrutiny Annual Report pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Council is asked to agree the Scrutiny Annual Report for 2020/21

12.

Proposed dispensation from the requirements of Section 85 Local Government Act 1972 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Council is asked to approve a general dispensation to remain in place until the 25th May 2022 AGM, to all councillors from the requirements of Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

13.

Elections Report pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Council is asked to:

·         Review current Election pre-planning tasks;

·         Note the Outreach and Electoral Registration activities.

 

14.

Motion

Motion 1 in the name of Councillor Maria Alexandrou

 

Cervical Cancer Screening

 

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 Jade 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 2 in the name of Councillor Maria Alexandrou

 

Low street lighting

 

Residents have raised concerns that the street lighting does
not produce a safe and even level of illumination across the public highways
and footpaths. The streetlights have been replaced with LED fixtures that are not being operated by the council at full capacity. In Bowes Ward the roads from Bounds Green to York Road have dark areas due to the dimmed lighting, creating a threatening situation, especially for women given the recent attacks highlighted in the news, with the potential for other criminal activity. Low level lighting results in an unsafe environment,  residents fear venturing out for walks and daily routines therefore  dark streets are inhibiting active travel which compromises the climate change agenda. Natural surveillance is greatly reduced as there is less footfall and no passing cars since the introduction of the LTNs. This worsens the personal safety aspect.

This chamber agrees to: 
· Listen to residents’ concerns
· Review the effectiveness of the street lighting across the borough and Bowes Ward   in particular
· Make improvements to any deficiencies highlighted by the review
· Consider lighting fixtures with wider light dispersal
· Risk assessment on equality, active travel and crime impact

Motion 3 in the name of Councillor Edward Smith

 

This Council supports the findings in the recent letter to all councillors from Andrew Boff, AM, Chair of the London Assembly's Planning and Regeneration Committee dated 2 September, which sets out the many disadvantages of residential high-rise buildings such as life-time costs, excessive density, impact on family lives, quality of design and post Covid 19 issues.

 

Motion 4 in the name of Councillor Andrew Thorp

 

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15.

Questions

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

16.

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.

17.

NOMINATIONS TO OUTSIDE BODIES

To confirm any changes to the nominations on outside bodies agreed since the last meeting.

 

Any changes notified after the agenda has been published will be reported to Council on the update sheet tabled at the meeting.

18.

Date of next meeting

To note the date for the next Council meeting is 24 February 2022.