Agenda

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

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Election if required of the Chair/Deputy 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.

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. 

6.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 28 February 2017 pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2017 as a correct record. 

7.

Opposition Business - "The Council's Labour administration isn't listening" pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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

 

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

Additional documents:

8.

Appointment of Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive a report from the Assistant Director Human Resources setting out the recommendation from the Council's Appointment Panel for the appointment of the new Chief Executive.          TO FOLLOW

(Report No:  248)

 

Council is asked to note that Appointment Panel is due to undertake the final interviews for this position on Thursday 30th March 2017.  The report has therefore been marked as “To Follow” pending the outcome of the recruitment process.

9.

Changes to Council Constitution pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive the report of the Executive Director Finance, Resources and Customer Services setting out changes to the Council Constitution following recommendation from the Members and Democratic Services Group (1 March 2017).  (Report No:  249)

 

Council is asked to approve the recommended changes. 

Additional documents:

10.

Motions

10.1  In the name of Councillor Alessandro Georgiou:

 

“The people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. Therefore the Council resolves that the flag of the EU should be removed from the flag pole on the civic centre premises and replaced with the Union Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.”

 

10.2  In the name of Councillor Alessandro Georgiou:

 

“This Council resolves that the National Anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should have time reserved to be sung during the beginning of each Full Council Meeting.”

 

10.3  In the name of Councillor Terry Neville:

 

“Borough residents were once again exposed to an unnecessary and pointless 24 hour strike on the London Underground in January, including the Piccadilly Line locally, which brought chaos to our capital and put extra pressure on other transport services. As with previous disputes this strike served only to inflict the maximum inconvenience and misery on hard working Londoners trying to get to and from their place of work.

 

The Council condemns the actions of the Transport Unions involved, and calls upon the Government to fully implement the relevant provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 to further restrict the ability to take industrial action in the public transport sector.”

 

10.4  In the name of Councillor Ahmet Oykener:

 

“The White Paper helpfully returns to an emphasis on affordable housing of all tenures, both rented and affordable homeownership. The government does now accept that the housing market is “broken” and so in this regard we are disappointed that the Paper did not go further. Whilst the Paper recognises the great role that Local Authorities can play in meeting the serious housing demand challenge it could and should have gone further. In particular we continue to ask for the government to allow councils to borrow against our assets which is the one measure which will truly enable a renaissance in housing building. There are different ways to do this so what I propose is we work together, meet the Minister, and agree a new deal which is right for the people of Enfield”.

 

10.5  In the name of Councillor Terry Neville:

 

“The Council is aware that the management of the Cycle Enfield proposals post implementation has aroused considerable concerns amongst residents which have not been satisfactorily addressed, coupled with the failure to provide in this year’s capital budget (2017/18) adequate funding for highways maintenance, and other matters leads the Council to conclude that it has no confidence in Councillor Daniel Anderson as the Cabinet Member for the Environment.”

 

10.6  In the name of Councillor Joanne Laban:

 

“Enfield Council believes that air quality is an important issue in our borough. However the Mayor of London’s proposal to extend the Ultra-Low Emission Zone to the North Circular is not the solution that Enfield requires. Enfield Council agrees to seek a meeting with the Mayor to discuss his proposals and put forward alternative measures that will make a real  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

11.

Councillor Question Time pdf icon PDF 368 KB

12.1    Urgent Questions (Part 4 - Paragraph 10.2.(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. 

 

12.2    Councillors’ Questions (Part 4 – Paragraph 10.2(a) of Constitution – Page 4 - 8)

 

The list of 35 questions and the responses will be published, in accordance with the Council procedure rules, on Wednesday 5 April 2017, the day before the Council meeting.

12.

Committee Membership

To confirm any changes to the committee memberships.

 

Please note no changes have been notified to date.  Any received once the agenda has been published will be tabled on the Council update sheet at the meeting.

13.

Nominations to Outside Bodies

To confirm any changes notified to the nominations on outside bodies.

 

Please note no changes have been notified to date.  Any received once the agenda has been published will be tabled on the Council update sheet at the meeting.

14.

Called in Decisions

None received. 

15.

Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Council will be Annual Council and will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 7pm at the Civic Centre. 

 

16.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing 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 the part 2 on the grounds that they involve 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 note that there is currently no Part 2 agenda.