Agenda and minutes

Council
Wednesday, 16th July, 2014 7.00 pm

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

Contact: James Kinsella  Email: James.kinsella@enfield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

23.

ELECTION (IF REQUIRED) OF THE CHAIRMAN/DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING

Minutes:

The election of a Chair/Deputy Chair of the meeting was not required. 

24.

MAYOR’S CHAPLAIN TO GIVE A BLESSING

The Mayor’s Chaplain to give a blessing.

Minutes:

Reverend Dr Steve Griffiths – St Andrews Church, Enfield gave the blessing.

25.

Mayor's Announcements (if any) in connection with the ordinary Council Business

Minutes:

The Mayor made the following announcements.

 

Reverend Dr Steve Griffiths from St Andrews Church, Enfield was thanked for offering the blessing at the start of the meeting.

 

1.         Update on Mayoral Engagements

 

The Mayor took the opportunity to highlight the range of engagements he had been involved in supporting, since taking up office.  This had included:

 

·                engagements across the borough and further afield;

 

·                meeting Royalty, marking Armed Forces Day, visits to organisations involved in supporting the young and elderly and attending the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace, where Enfield had achieved a respectable 8th place;

 

·                welcoming a number of new citizens to Enfield;

 

The Mayor advised that he had been particularly impressed by the welcome and hospitality he had received when visiting Murrayfield Care Home and from the children of the Prince of Wales School who were undertaking a wonderful project in terms of growing and producing their own food.

 

During August, the Mayor advised that he would be taking a long overdue trip to visit his parents in Turkey and so he took the opportunity to wish all councillors a relaxing summer.

 

2.      KRATOS (Children in Care Council)

 

The Mayor then moved on to welcome representatives from KRATOS (Children in Care Council) who he had invited to attend the meeting in order to highlight the range of work they were involved in supporting.  The Mayor informed members that KRATOS had been formed to represent the views of looked after children and care leavers in Enfield, with the organisation actively engaged in supporting looked after children and care leavers.

 

Over the past year over 100 young people had been involved in a variety of events and activities organised through KRATOS, giving them a say about the support they received from Children Services, Health and Education.

 

The Mayor invited five representations from KRATOS to come forward and briefly address Council, in order to highlight the range of work and support being provided and priorities for their organisation moving forward.

 

The representatives invited to address the meeting included the chair and three young people currently in foster care.  The range of support and activities highlighted included:

 

·                the provision of a safe and supportive environment in which to meet and interact with people from similar backgrounds.

 

·                The opportunity to take part in training and development of other skills e.g. young leaders programme; Duke of Edinburgh Award; young inspectors programme; professional development of social care staff and Princess Diana awards

 

·                The provision of an advocacy service for young people in care or care leavers.

 

Members thanked the representatives for the attending the meeting in order to highlight the work being undertaken by KRATOS.

 

3.      Members Conduct

 

The Mayor completed his announcements by reminding members, as this was the first Council business meeting of the new Administration, that he would be seeking their co-operation in ensuring that meetings were conducted with due respect for each other, the office of Mayor and the Constitution.

 

Members were reminded of the need to conduct themselves in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on Wednesday 11 June 2014.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor advised members of an amendment to the minutes from the Annual Council Meeting (11 June 2014) which had been detailed on the Council amendment sheet tabled at the meeting.

 

The amendment related to the second roll call vote on the Political Management and Member Engagement Structure report (Min.13 referred – Page 11 of the agenda pack) which should have recorded the vote(in relation to the final decisions approved as 39 For and 20 Against and not 20 For and 39 Against

 

AGREED that, subject to the amendment detailed above, the minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on Wednesday 11 June 2014 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

27.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Alev Cazimoglu, Lee Chamberlain, Katherine Chibah, Turgut Esendagli and Alessandro Georgiou.

 

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillors Erin Celebi and Achilleas Georgiou.

28.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Members of the Council are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None declared.

29.

OPPOSITION BUSINESS - Tackling abuse in the Private Rented Sector pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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

 

The Constitution Procedure Rules relating to Opposition Business are attached for information.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor opened this item by referring Members to the legal advice that had been issued in relation to legal proceedings issued against the Council in relation to the Cabinet decision on the Assisted and Selective Licensing Scheme for Private Sector Landlords, which was the subject to Opposition Business. 

 

He then invited the Leader of the Opposition to make a statement in relation to discussions that had taken place in advance of the meeting with the Assistant Director Legal Services.  Whilst not being in agreement with the legal advice provided in relation to the matter now being subjudice, the Leader of the Opposition confirmed that he had agreed to the debate being adjourned on the basis that the Majority Group had agreed:

 

·                to the debate being rescheduled as Opposition Business, once the legal proceedings against the Council had been concluded; and

 

·                that the adjournment would not result in any negative impact in the total number of Opposition Business debates during the Municipal Year;

 

On this basis, Councillor Neville formally moved and Councillor Laban seconded adjournment of the Opposition Business debate to a future meeting, to be undertaken once the current legal proceedings had been concluded.  This was agreed without any further debate.

 

AGREED to adjourn consideration of the item pending completion of legal proceedings involving the Council relating to this item.

30.

Amendments to Constitution - Change to political management and member engagement structure pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Finance, Resources & Customer Services outlining changes to the Council’s Constitution following review of the Council’s political management and member engagement structure agreed at the Annual Council Meeting (11 June 14).          (Report No.34)

TO FOLLOW

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Simon moved and Councillor Savva seconded the report from the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services (No.34) detailing a number of amendments to the constitution arising from changes to the Council’s political management and member engagement structure agreed at the Annual Council meeting (11 June 2014).

 

NOTED

 

1.         The main constitutional changes outlined in the report had been designed to reflect the changes already agreed to the Council’s political management and member engagement structure in relation to:

 

a.      the introduction of a revised delivery model for scrutiny focussed on a single Overview & Scrutiny Committee (OSC) with two standing workstreams established in order to discharge the requirements in relation to health and crime & safety scrutiny and the ability to appoint other workstreams to undertake “task and finish” reviews on priority areas;

 

b.      the replacement of the Area Forum model with a more localised ward based approach towards member engagement; and

 

c.       the introduction of the Associate Cabinet Member (ACM) role

 

2.         The report set out the detailed changes (in tracked version) required to the constitution in order to facilitate the changes outlined in 1. above, as requested by Annual Council (11 June 14).  Members had also been supplied with a copy of the proposed amendments in final format, without the tracked changes.

 

3.         The following concerns raised by the Opposition Group in relation to the proposed changes:

 

a.      at what was felt to be the weakening of the Council’s scrutiny function and more limited opportunities available to hold the Executive to account and for wider member engagement and development, which it was felt the new scrutiny structure would result in;

 

b.      the lack of detail provided within the report on the level of quantified savings to be achieved as a result of the new arrangements and loss of experience in relation to the scrutiny officer support arrangements;

 

c.       the lack of detailed cross party and public consultation regarding the proposed changes;

 

d.      the role and cost of the ACM positions, which it was felt:

·               closely resembled the constituency roles of the current Members of Parliament in the borough; and

·               should be directly accountable to Council rather than Cabinet;

 

4.      In response to the concerns expressed by the Opposition Group members were advised:

 

a.      that the new scrutiny delivery model had been designed to provide a more flexible and focussed approach within the more limited financial and operational resources available.  The statutory requirements in relation to health and crime & disorder scrutiny would be maintained but under a more member led and streamlined function.  Scrutiny would continue as a cross cutting service but working in a smarter and more efficient way.  The new scrutiny structure would continue to be supported and it was felt would give members more time to spend with constituents and in undertaking more in-depth reviews designed to better meet the needs of local residents.

 

b.      in view of the issues raised, specific reference would be included within the Terms of Reference for Overview & Scrutiny Committee to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Enfield's Re-accreditation as a Fairtrade Borough pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services detailing the Council’s application to continue accreditation as a Fairtrade Borough.      (Report No.4A)

 

Members are asked to note that the intention to apply for re-accreditation as a Fairtrade Borough was approved by Cabinet (25 June 2014).  In approving the recommendations, Cabinet requested that the report also be referred on to Council for information.

Minutes:

Councillor Stafford moved and Councillor Sitkin seconded a report from the Director of Finance, Resources & Customer Services (No.4A) detailing the Council’s application to continue accreditation as a Fairtrade Borough.

 

NOTED

 

1.      The intention to apply for re-accreditation as a Fairtrade Borough had been approved by Cabinet (25 June 14), with the accompanying report referred on to Council for information.

 

2.      The cross party support expressed towards the principle of Fairtrade and decision for the Council to apply for re-accreditation as a Fairtrade Borough.

 

3.      The thanks expressed to:

 

a.      the ex-council members from both political groups who had originally championed the Council’s application as a Fairtrade Borough, with specific reference made to Chris Cole and Annette Dreblow; and

 

b.      Christian Action Housing, for their support in the re-accreditation process as a Fairtrade Flagship employer;

 

4.      The Council’s ongoing commitment to the objectives of Fairtrade in terms of their positive environmental, economic and social impact and in support of the ongoing “Good Food for London” campaign as part of the broader food growing initiatives of the Council.

 

Following a short debate the recommendations in the report were unanimously approved, without a vote.

 

AGREED to note that Cabinet (25 June 14)

 

(1)     had approved the intention to apply for re-accreditation to remain a Fairtrade Borough in view of the benefits that Fairtrade was felt to provide.

 

(2)     had approved a change from the supply of Rainforest Alliance to Fairtrade tea and coffee in the Civic Centre restaurant.

32.

Councillor Conduct Committee Annual Report 2013/14 pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To receive the annual report from the London Borough of Enfield’s Councillor Conduct Committee for 2013/14.  The report sets out the key issues dealt with by the committee during the past year.

 

The report was agreed at the Councillor Conduct Committee meeting held on 30 April June 2014.

Minutes:

Councillor Brett moved and Councillor Rye seconded the 2013/14 Annual Report from the London Borough of Enfield Councillor Conduct Committee.

 

NOTED

 

1.      The Annual Report had been approved and recommended onto Council by the Councillor Conduct Committee on 30 April 2014

 

2.      The cross part support expressed for the way in which the Committee had operated during the year.

 

AGREED that the Councillor Conduct Committee Annual Report 2013/14 be noted and approved.

33.

Scrutiny Annual Report 2013/14 pdf icon PDF 348 KB

To receive the Annual Report detailing the work undertaken by the Council’s scrutiny function over the 2013/14 municipal year.

 

Members are asked to note that the report was agreed at the Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 27 March 2014.

Minutes:

Councillor Simon moved and Councillor Rye seconded the 2013/14 Scrutiny Annual Report detailing the work undertaken by the Council’s scrutiny function during the previous municipal year.

 

NOTED

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1.      The Annual Report had been approved and recommended onto Council by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee on 12 March 2013.

 

2.      The brief outline provided by each of the Scrutiny Chairs of the key areas of work undertaken by their Panels during 2013/14 and thanks to members, officers, the public and other key stakeholders for their engagement and support in the process.

 

3.      The concerns highlighted by the Opposition Group regarding the capacity of the new scrutiny model to engage in the same depth of work as the previous structure.

 

4.      In response to the concerns in 3. above members were reminded that the changes to the scrutiny arrangements had been designed to provide a more flexible and streamlined structure that would still function effectively but within the more limited financial and operational resources available.

 

AGREED to endorse and approve the 2013/14 Scrutiny Annual Report.

34.

Audit Committee Annual Report 2013/14 & Amendment to Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 186 KB

12.1  Audit Committee Annual Report 2013/14

 

To receive the annual report of the London Borough of Enfield’s Audit Committee for 2013/14.  The report sets out the key issues dealt with by the committee during the past year.

 

Members are asked to note that the report is due to be considered by the Audit Committee on 9 July 2014.  An update will be provided for Council on any comments made by the Audit Committee in relation to approval of the Annual Report.

 

12.2  Audit Committee – Terms of Reference

 

Council is asked to consider and agree, subject to any comments made by Audit Committee, the changes highlighted within the internal audit section of the Audit Committee’s Terms of Reference, which have been designed to reflect the current role of the Committee and Internal Audit service.  These have been highlighted as “tracked changes” and are due to be considered by Audit Committee on 9th July 2014.  Any comments made by Audit Committee in relation to the proposed changes will be reported to Council, at the meeting.

 

Members are asked to note that the Terms of Reference also include the functions previously undertaken by the Remuneration Sub Committee, following the change in political management arrangements agreed by Council on 11 June 14.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Lemonides moved and Councillor Simon seconded:

 

(a)       the London Borough of Enfield’s Audit Committee Annual Report 2013/14; and

 

(b)       the amendments to the internal audit section within the Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee, which had been designed to reflect the current role of the Committee and Internal Audit service.

 

NOTED

 

1.      The annual report had been considered and recommended onto Council by Audit Committee on 9 July 2014.

 

2.      The key areas of work undertaken by the Audit Committee during 2013/14, as outlined in the Annual Report, and thanks to members and officers for their support in the work of the Committee over the year.

 

3.      The following amendment to the Annual Report (tabled at the meeting on the Council amendment sheet) – Section 1: Membership of Committee to include Councillor Don Delman.

 

4.      Audit Committee (9 July 2014) had considered and approved the proposed amendments to their Terms of Reference (as detailed in Agenda Item 12.2) for reference on to Council.

 

5.      In addition to the amendments to the Audit Committee Terms of Reference set out under agenda item 12.2, the Chair of the Audit Committee advised of his intention to seek a review of the current requirements in relation to members of the Audit Committee being able to lodge objections to the Council’s Statement of Accounts.  Whilst recognising the legal rights for local government electors to raise objections to the accounts and not seeking to prevent challenge, it was felt that members of the Audit Committee already had sufficient opportunity to raise issues of concern, hence the need for a review.

 

AGREED to approve:

 

(1)       The Audit Committee Annual Report 2013/14, subject to the inclusion of Councillor Don Delman under the Committee Membership list in Section 1 of the report.

 

(2)     The changes, as detailed under agenda item 12.2, to the Internal Audit section of the Audit Committee Terms of Reference in order to ensure that they reflected the current role of the Committee and Internal Audit service.

35.

COUNCILLORS’ QUESTION TIME (Time Allowed - 30 minutes) pdf icon PDF 495 KB

13.1    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.  A supplementary question is not permitted.

 

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

 

The list of sixty three questions and their written responses are attached to the agenda.

Minutes:

1.1    Urgent Questions

 

         None received.

 

1.2    Questions by Councillors

 

NOTED

 

1.            The sixty three questions on the Council’s agenda which had received a written reply from the relevant Cabinet Member.

 

2.            The following supplementary questions and responses received for the questions indicated below:

 

Question 1 (Councillor Questions) from Councillor Neville to Councillor Taylor, Leader of the Council.

 

“Whilst recognising the Member & Democratic Services Group as the appropriate body to consider this request, can I ask whether the Leader supports the proposal that councillor questions should be moved to the beginning of the council agenda with the time allowed increased to one hour?” 

 

Reply from Councillor Taylor:

 

The Council has a process for considering changes to the constitution via the Member and Democratic Services Group so it would be sensible to consider this suggestion, along with any other changes proposed, through that process.

 

Question 2 (local election result) from Councillor During to Councillor Taylor, Leader of the Council

 

Can the Leader comment further on the scale of the collapse of the Conservative vote at the recent local government elections in Enfield?

 

Reply from Councillor Taylor:

 

Looking at the results, the Conservative vote reduced by 4% across the borough as a whole compared to the previous election.  Focussing on specific areas their vote reduced by 4.65% in Cockfosters and 7.77% in Grange wards.  This compares to an increase of 10.14% for the Labour vote in Ponders End.  We are looking forward to further increases in the next local elections.

 

Question 4 (Ashmole School) from Councillor B Charalambous to Councillor Orhan, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection.

 

Is the Cabinet Member considering additional provision, beyond that due to be provided by Bowes Primary School as a “partner school”, to supplement the number of school places in the area?

 

Reply from Councillor Orhan:

 

As a result of our carefully managed and planned approach I would like to remind Council of the numbers of school places we have already secured in Enfield and am confident that the innovative arrangements being introduced will provide the places required to meet the identified need for school places in that part of the borough.

 

Question 5 (Associate Cabinet Members) from Councillor Neville to Councillor Taylor, Leader of the Council

 

Did Councillor B. Charalambous position as prospective parliamentary candidate for Enfield Southgate have a bearing on his appointment to the position of Associate Cabinet Member?

 

Reply from Councillor Taylor:

 

No. Councillor Charalambous activities outside his role as councillor have no bearing whatsoever on his appointment as Associate Cabinet Member.

 

Question 7 (Measuring the success of Associate Cabinet Members) from Councillor Neville to Councillor Taylor, Leader of the Council

 

Given what appears to be their close resemblance to the role of an MP or GLA member, what value will the role of Associate Cabinet Member add to the existing democratic arrangements in the borough?

 

Reply from Councillor Taylor:

 

We have already covered this issue at the meeting, where I have been clear about the role, responsibilities and merits of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

Change in order of Business

Minutes:

Councillor Stewart moved and Councillor Georgiou seconded a proposal to change the order of business on the agenda under paragraph 2.2 (page 4-5) of the Council’s procedure rules to enable the meeting to take the following as the next items of business:

 

        Item 14.4: Motion in the name of Councillor B.Charalambous on refusal of application for a Primary School at Ashmole Academy.

        Item 14.3: Motion in the name of Councillor Stewart on Passport Office delays.

        Item 14.5: Motion in the name of Councillor Hamilton on Health & Social Care Act.

        Item 14.1: Motion in the name of Councillor Rye on review of scrutiny arrangements.

        Item 14.2: Motion in the name of Councillor Neville on purchase of Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust site.

 

The change in order of the agenda was put to the vote and agreed with the following result:

 

For: 36

Against: 20

Abstentions: 0

 

Please note the minutes reflect the order in which the item was dealt with at the meeting.

37.

MOTIONS

14.1In the name of Councillor Rye:

 

“Enfield Council congratulates the officers supporting the scrutiny function over the past 10 years and achieving the CFPS award for excellence in 2010 and the MJ award in 2012 and  the Association of Public Services Award also in 2012.  Enfield Council undertakes to review the effectiveness of any new Scrutiny arrangements by commissioning an independent peer review to report by June 2015.”

 

14.2In the name of Councillor Neville:

 

“The Council welcomes the completion of the purchase of the Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.  The Council notes that this is the first piece of potentially positive news in the chequered history of Chase Farm for a very long time!

 

The Council shares both, the Royal Free’s assessment that the site needs to be redeveloped and it’s acknowledgement that parts of the site are “no longer suitable for the delivery of modern health care”.  The council is concerned however to see that the £100million of government investment in the site is actually delivered, and as quickly as possible.  It looks forward to working with the Royal Free to secure this much needed and long overdue redevelopment, for the benefit of Enfield residents.”

 

14.3In the name of Councillor Stewart:

 

“This Council recognises the distress and costs brought on to Enfield residents because of the Home Secretary’s crisis at the Passport Office.  This Council calls on the Passport Office to refund all those residents who had to incur extra fees and costs because of the Home Secretary’s poor management of the agency.  The Leader of the Council should write to the Home Secretary to pass on our view.”

 

14.4    In the name of Councillor B.Charalambous:

 

“This Council notes the decision of the Department for Education to refuse to fund a primary school at Ashmole Academy and the impact this decision will have on school places in the borough of Enfield.  This Council further notes the efforts of the Council to provide school places for the projected increase in population over the next decade and beyond and calls upon the Conservative led coalition Government to fully explain why it failed to fund Ashmole school, disappointing so many Enfield families with this decision.”

 

14.5In the name of Councillor Hamilton:

 

“This Council is calling on the three Enfield MPs to support the private members bill by MP Clive Efford to repeal the competition provisions in the coalition’s Health and Social Care Act.  The bill will tackle Section 75 rules which force CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to put services out to market even if they do not want to.

 

This Council is dismayed by the fact that private providers have won the majority of tenders for services since the Health and Social Care Act came into force in April 2013, this shows that the Tory pledge that the NHS is not being privatised is untrue.


Therefore, we call on the three Enfield MPs to demand that  ...  view the full agenda text for item 37.

Minutes:

1.1    Councillor B. Charalambous moved and Councillor Orhan seconded the following motion:

 

“This Council notes the decision of the Department for Education to refuse to fund a primary school at Ashmole Academy and the impact this decision will have on school places in the borough of Enfield.  This Council further notes the efforts of the Council to provide school places for the projected increase in population over the next decade and beyond and calls upon the Conservative led coalition Government to fully explain why it failed to fund Ashmole school, disappointing so many Enfield families with this decision.”

 

During the debate on this item, the Opposition Group highlighted what they felt to be the need for a direct mandate to be provided for the Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection to write to the Secretary of State for Education to express support for a new primary school on the Academy site. As a result Councillor Neville then formally moved and Councillor E.Hayward seconded the following amendment to the motion:

 

Delete all the words after the first sentence and replace with:

 

“The Council mandates the Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection to write to the Secretary of State for Education expressing support for a new primary school on the Ashmole Academy site.”

 

The amendment was subject to a period of debate, during which Councillor Charalambous (in exercising his right of reply as mover of the original motion) advised that the Council would be writing to the Secretary of State for Education asking for the decision to refuse the application for funding to be reconsidered.  The amendment to the motion was then put to the vote and lost, with the following result:

 

For: 20

Against: 36

Abstentions: 0

 

The debate then continued on the original (unamended) motion, during which Councillor B. Charalambous moved and Councillor Taylor seconded a further amendment, as follows:

 

To insert immediately after the word “explain” in the final sentence the words “and reconsider”.

 

Following a short debate the amendment was then put to the vote and agreed, with the following result:

 

For: 36

Against: 0

Abstentions: 20

 

The substantive motion (as amended and detailed below) was then put to the vote and agreed, with the following result:

 

“This Council notes the decision of the Department for Education to refuse to fund a primary school at Ashmole Academy and the impact this decision will have on school places in the borough of Enfield.  This Council further notes the efforts of the Council to provide school places for the projected increase in population over the next decade and beyond and calls upon the Conservative led coalition Government to fully explain and reconsider why it failed to fund Ashmole school, disappointing so many Enfield families with this decision.”

 

For: 36

Against: 0

Abstentions: 20

38.

Duration of Council Meeting

Minutes:

The Mayor advised, at this stage of the meeting, that the time available to complete the agenda had now elapsed so Council Procedure Rule 8 would apply.

 

NOTED that in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8 (page 4-8 – Part 4), the remaining items of business on the Council agenda were considered without debate.

39.

Motions

Minutes:

The following motions listed on the agenda lapsed due to lack of time:

 

1.1       In the name of Councillor Rye:

 

“Enfield Council congratulates the officers supporting the scrutiny function over the past 10 years and achieving the CFPS award for excellence in 2010 and the MJ award in 2012 and  the Association of Public Services Award also in 2012.  Enfield Council undertakes to review the effectiveness of any new Scrutiny arrangements by commissioning an independent peer review to report by June 2015.”

 

1.2       In the name of Councillor Neville:

 

“The Council welcomes the completion of the purchase of the Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.  The Council notes that this is the first piece of potentially positive news in the chequered history of Chase Farm for a very long time!

 

The Council shares both, the Royal Free’s assessment that the site needs to be redeveloped and it’s acknowledgement that parts of the site are “no longer suitable for the delivery of modern health care”.  The council is concerned however to see that the £100million of government investment in the site is actually delivered, and as quickly as possible.  It looks forward to working with the Royal Free to secure this much needed and long overdue redevelopment, for the benefit of Enfield residents.”

 

1.3       In the name of Councillor Stewart:

 

“This Council recognises the distress and costs brought on to Enfield residents because of the Home Secretary’s crisis at the Passport Office.  This Council calls on the Passport Office to refund all those residents who had to incur extra fees and costs because of the Home Secretary’s poor management of the agency.  The Leader of the Council should write to the Home Secretary to pass on our view.”

 

1.4       In the name of Councillor Hamilton:

 

“This Council is calling on the three Enfield MPs to support the private members bill by MP Clive Efford to repeal the competition provisions in the coalition’s Health and Social Care Act.  The bill will tackle Section 75 rules which force CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to put services out to market even if they do not want to.

 

This Council is dismayed by the fact that private providers have won the majority of tenders for services since the Health and Social Care Act came into force in April 2013, this shows that the Tory pledge that the NHS is not being privatised is untrue.

 

Therefore, we call on the three Enfield MPs to demand that the Tory led coalition government repeals the competitive tendering legislation in the Health and Social Care Act so that:

 

           CCGs are free to commission in the best interest of patients, as was promised before the passing of the Act and

 

           Scant NHS resources are used for front line patient services.”

40.

Use of the Council's Urgency Procedures pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Council is asked to note the details provided of decisions taken under the Council’s urgency procedure relating to the waiver of call-in and, where necessary, the Forward Plan along with the reasons for urgency.  These decisions have been 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.

Minutes:

NOTED the details of the following decision taken under the Council’s urgency procedure relating to the waiver of call-in and, where necessary, the notice required of a Key Decision along with the reasons for urgency. The decision had been 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:

 

·                Contract for external wall installation, roof replacement/insulation upgrade, window replacement, external structural repairs and associated works to the Exeter Road Estate & Welch House, Woolpack House.

41.

MEMBERSHIPS

To confirm the following changes to committee memberships:

 

(a)     Councillor Conduct Committee

 

The following to be appointed as substitute members:

 

Labour Group: Councillor B. Charalambous & Councillor Pite

 

Conservative Group: Councillor Lavender & Councillor A.M.Pearce

 

(b)     Conservation Advisory Group

 

Councillor B.Charalambous to be replaced by Councillor Pite.

 

(c)     Health & Well Being Board

 

Councillor Orhan and Councillor Taylor to fill vacancies

 

(d)     Public Transport Consultative Group

 

Councillor Chibah to fill Labour Group vacancy

 

(e)     Staff Appeals Panel

 

Councillor Jiagge to be appointed as Chair and Councillor Erbil as Vice-Chair.

 

Cllr Abdullahi to fill vacancy

 

(f)      Joint Consultative Group for Teachers & Staff Forum

 

Councillor Kepez to fill vacancy

 

(g)     Schools Forum

 

Councillor Keazor to fill vacancy

Minutes:

AGREED to confirm the following changes to committee memberships:

 

(1)     Councillor Conduct Committee

 

The following be appointed as substitute members:

 

Labour Group: Councillor B Charalambous and Councillor Pite

Conservative Group: Councillor Lavender and Councillor AM Pearce

 

(2)     Conservation Advisory Group

 

Councillor B Charalambous to be replaced by Councillor Pite

 

(3)     Health and Wellbeing Board

 

Councillor Orhan and Councillor Taylor to fill vacancies. 

 

(4)     Joint Consultative Group for Teachers and Staff Forum

 

Councillor Kepez to fill the vacancy

 

(5)     Pension Fund Board

 

Councillor Taylor to replace Councillor Keazor

 

(6)     Public Transport Consultative Group

 

Councillor Chibah to fill Labour Group vacancy. 

 

(7)     Schools Forum

 

Councillor Keazor to fill the vacancy

 

(8)     Secondary Tuition Centre

 

To be removed from the Membership List

 

(9)     Staff Appeals Panel

 

Councillor Jiagge to be appointed as Chair and Councillor Erbil as Vice Chair.

 

Councillor Abdullahi to fill vacancy.

 

(10)   Town Twinning and Tourism Working Group

 

Councillor Erbil to replace Councillor Bakir

42.

NOMINATIONS TO OUTSIDE BODIES

To confirm the following changes to nominations to outside bodies:

 

(a)    Enfield Homes Board

 

Councillor Fallart to replace Councillor Chamberlain

 

(b)    LBE/Enefield Racial Equality Council

 

Councillor Jukes to replace Councillor Chamberlain

 

(c)     London Councils – Greater London Employment Forum

 

Councillor Taylor to replace Councillor Stafford

 

(d)     Safer & Stronger Communities Board

 

Councillor Bond to be confirmed as Council representative

 

(e)     Reserve Forces & Cadets Association for Greater London

 

Councillor Jemal to fill vacancy

 

(f)      North London Ltd

 

To delete from the list as body no longer in existence.

Minutes:

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

 

(1)       Enfield Homes Board

 

Councillor Fallart to replace Councillor Chamberlain.

 

(2)       LBE Enfield Racial Equality Council

 

Councillor Jukes to replace Councillor Chamberlain. 

 

(3)     London Councils – Greater London Employment Forum

 

Councillor Taylor to be nominated as the main representative with Councillor Stafford as deputy. 

 

(4)     North London Limited

 

To delete from the list as the body is no longer in existence

 

(5)     Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Greater London

 

Councillor Jemal to fill vacancy

 

(6)     Safer and Stronger Communities Board

 

Councillor Bond to be confirmed as Council representative. 

43.

Called in decisions

None received.

Minutes:

None received.  

44.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

To note that the next meeting of the Council will be held on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 7.00 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Minutes:

NOTED that the next meeting of the Council would be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at the Civic Centre.