Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 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 10 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 as a correct record. 

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 (20 minutes)

6.

Petition - Stop the Bin Collection Changes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Law and Governance detailing a petition received seeking to stop the bin collection changes. (Report No. 94)

 

Members are asked to note that the Petition has been submitted under the Council’s Petition scheme and, in accordance with the scheme, has been referred for debate at Council as it contains more than the requires 3124 signatures.

 

Under the terms of the Petition Scheme the petition organiser will be given 5 minutes to present the petition at the Council meeting.  Council will then have the opportunity to discuss the petition for a maximum period of 15 minutes.

 

The Council will then need to decide how to respond to the petition.  In doing this, Council may decide to take the action requested, not take the action (for reasons given during the debate) or to commission further investigation. 

 

Where the issue is one on which the Council Executive are required to make the final decision, the Council will decide whether to make recommendations to inform that decision.

Item 7 (45 minutes)

7.

Opposition Business - Inappropriate Development (45 minutes) pdf icon PDF 160 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 8-14 and 20-21 (60 minutes)

8.

Treasury Management Outturn Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director of Resources presenting the Council’s Annual Treasury Management Report for 2018 -19 in accordance with Treasury Management Practices. 

 

It is a regulatory requirement for Council to receive this report by 30 September each year. (Report No: 41) (Key Decision Reference Number: KD: 4926)

Additional documents:

9.

Capital Programme Monitor First Quarter (June) 2019 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To receive a monitoring report from the Executive Director Resources on the Capital Programme First Quarter to June 2019.  (Report No: 72A)

(Key Decision Reference Number:  KD 4943)

 

Council is asked to approve changes to the Capital programme.

 

Cabinet is due to consider this report at their meeting on 11 September 2019. 

 

The Cabinet decisions will be reported to Council on the green update sheet tabled at the meeting. 

10.

ENERGETIK - TRANCHE 2 INVESTMENT DECISION pdf icon PDF 744 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Commercial seeking a second tranche of funding to deliver the remainder of the Energetik business plan. 

(Report No: 74) (Key Decision Reference Number: KD: 4642)

 

This report should be considered in conjunction with Report No: 78 on the part 2 agenda. 

 

This report is due to be considered at Cabinet on 11 September 2019 after this agenda has been published.  The Cabinet decision on recommendation will be reported to Council on the green update sheet tabled at the meeting. 

11.

Reardon Court Extra Care Housing Scheme pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To receive the report of the Executive Director People on the Reardon Court Extra Care Housing Scheme.

 

Council is asked to approve the allocation of capital funding for the Reardon Court development from the Council’s Capital Programme based on an improved business case.  (Report No: 48) (Key Decision Reference Number:  KD: 4898)

 

Council is asked to note that Cabinet agreed the scheme on 17 July 2019 and recommended that Council approve the additional funding. 

 

This report should be considered in conjunction with report no 51 on the part 2 agenda. 

12.

Overview and Scrutiny Workprogramme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To receive a report from the Overview & Scrutiny Committee setting out the Scrutiny Annual Work Programme and Workstreams identified for 2019/20. (Report No: 69)

 

Council is asked to approve the work programme and workstreams for 2019/20.

 

This report is also due to be considered at Cabinet on 11 September 2019.  Any comments will be reported on the update sheet at the meeting. 

13.

Changes to Housing Advisory Board pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Housing and Regeneration seeking changes to the terms of reference to the Housing Advisory Board.

 

The Member and Democratic Services Group at their meeting on 3 September 2019 agreed to recommend the changes to Council.  (Report No: 61). 

Additional documents:

14.

Members Allowances

The Members’ Allowances Scheme forms Part 6 of the Constitution. Paragraph 6.3 (c) states that “Annual Increases in allowances will be linked to average earnings, for the period ending the previous March of each year. New rates will be effective from the new Municipal year.”

 

There is a need to consider the level of allowances payable under the scheme for 2019/20, with Council asked to consider the following recommendation.

 

Recommendation: 

 

“That the current Members Allowances Scheme is re-approved as set out in Part 6 of the Constitution, and that the automatic increase in allowances by the average earnings as at March not be implemented for the 2019/20 financial year.”

Item 15 (20 minutes)

15.

Councillor Question Time pdf icon PDF 485 KB

12.1    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. 

 

12.2    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 17 September 2019. 

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

 

“The administration failed to listen to resident’s views on changes to wheeled bin collections. It was clear from the consultation that the majority of people did not support alterations to the current wheeled bin collection service. The recent refusal to accept a petition supported by 6,000 people further underlines that this new administration is simply not listening to the residents of Enfield.”

 

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 Ian Barnes

 

“Air pollution is a cause of major health inequality in Enfield and across London: Some areas of our borough suffer nitrogen dioxide levels higher than the World Health Organisation limit.

 

Obesity is also a huge issue and Enfield is in the grip of an inactivity crisis. The number of adults in the borough who are obese stands at 57% and even though this number is slowly decreasing there are twenty boroughs across London which are doing better than Enfield.

 

More than 40% of Londoners do not achieve the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity a week, hardly surprising  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.

Remaining Items (5 Minutes)

17.

Committee Membership

To confirm changes to Committee memberships:

 

No changes 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: 

 

No changes notified at present. 

 

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 20 November 2019 at 7pm at Enfield Civic Centre. 

Part 2 Agenda

Please note that the documents included in this part of the agenda pack contain exempt information. They should not be released to the press or public and will need to be handled in accordance with the Council’s Information Security Policy. Under the policy anyone issued with a pack will be responsible for ensuring the information is stored securely in order to protect it against unauthorised access and maintain its confidentiality. Further details on the Information Security Policy can be found on the Council’s intranet.

20.

Energetik Tranche 2 Investment Decision

To receive a report from the Director of Commercial seeking a second tranche of funding to deliver the remainder of the Energetik business plan.

(Report No: 78) (Key Decision Reference Number: KD: 4642)  

 

This report should be considered in conjunction with Report No: 74 on the part 1 agenda. 

 

This report is due to be considered at Cabinet on 11 September 2019 after this agenda has been published.  The Cabinet decision on recommendation will be reported to Council on the green update sheet tabled at the meeting. 

Additional documents:

21.

Reardon Court Extra Care Housing

To receive the report of the Executive Director People on the Reardon Court Extra Care Housing Scheme.

 

Council is asked to approve the allocation of capital funding for the Reardon Court development from the Council’s Capital Programme based on an improved business case.  (Report No: 51) (Key Decision Reference Number:  KD: 4898)

 

Council is asked to note that Cabinet agreed the scheme on 17 July 2019 and recommended that Council approve the additional funding. 

 

This report should be considered in conjunction with report no 48 on the part 1 agenda.