Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 25th January, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Email: Nicola.Lowther@enfield.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

The Mayor's Chaplain to give a Blessing

1.

Elect a Person to Preside if the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are not present

2.

Apologies

3.

Mayor's Announcements

4.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the previous meeting of Council held on Wednesday 16 November 2022 as a correct record.

5.

Declarations of Interest

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

6.

Opposition Priority Business - The Future of Whitewebbs pdf icon PDF 215 KB

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

7.

Annual Treasury Management - Half Yearly Treasury Position 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 641 KB

To update Council on the Treasury Management position of the Council for the first half of the 2022/23 financial year.

8.

Council Tax and Business Rate Collection Fund 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To recommend for Council approval the 2023/24 Council Tax and Business rate bases. 

Additional documents:

9.

Modern Slavery Strategy 2023-28 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Council is asked to note the report for the Modern Slavery Strategy 2023-28.

Additional documents:

10.

Councillor Question Time pdf icon PDF 261 KB

The list of questions and their written responses will be published prior to the meeting.

Additional documents:

11.

Motions

11.1    Motion in the name of Councillor George Savva

Enfield Council congratulates the England Lionesses in their amazing achievements, winning in the 2022 Euro final, beating Germany 2-1, and bringing football home.

 

11.2    Motion in the name of Councillor Doug Taylor

Council reaffirms its support for Crossrail 2 as a project which can generate growth for the borough and improve connectivity both into central London but also Northwards. It is for Government and Mayor of London to create the opportunities for the project, but Enfield will give its support.

 

11.3    Motion in the name of Councillor Maria Alexandrou

The celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science commemorates the invaluable role of women in this field.

 

Over the years, incredible women like Margaret Hamilton and Katherine Johnson pushed the boundaries in space travel and were pioneers in mankind’s quest to reach to moon.

 

The 11th February is the date this International Day is celebrated.

 

This year’s theme is Equality and Diversity.

 

Let us unite and acknowledge the accomplishments of women that continue to explore the depths of science and applaud the women that innovate and are an inspiration to others.

 

11.4    Motion in the name of Councillor Maria Alexandrou

We condemn the shocking brutality that led to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on the 16th September, sparking world-wide protests.

 

We stand together in support of Amini’s family and the brave people of Iran demanding Freedom.

 

11.5    Motion in the name of Councillor Chris Joannides

This Council notes that loneliness and isolation are a public health issue that must be tackled at a local, as well as national level. It is estimated one in ten people of pensionable age living in the London borough of Enfield are likely to be classed as lonely or severely lonely.”

 

This Council believes:

 

1.    Loneliness increases the risk of people falling into depression and suicide.

2.    Loneliness increases the risk of heart disease and puts people at greater risk of blood clots and heart attacks.

3.    Being chronically lonely is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

4.    Loneliness makes people more likely to drink more alcohol, eat more and exercise less.

5.    Raising awareness of the health impact of loneliness is important because it affects older people's mortality and morbidity.

6.    Councillors and the local authority as a whole can play a key leadership role in ensuring Enfield is an area in which people maintain and forge social connections.

7.    Enfield Council's Health, Adult Social Services and Children's services scrutiny panels must play a central role in mapping local services and supporting local interventions to help reduce social isolation and loneliness.

 

Enfield Council will work at three levels to address loneliness:

 

One to one:

 

1.    Improve information and advice on existing services and activities that reduce loneliness and isolation. Make sure this information is available both off and online.

2.    Launch a local campaign to raise awareness of the health effects of loneliness and isolation amongst target risk groups.

 

Neighbourhood:

 

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12.

Committee Memberships

Councillor Maria Alexandrou to replace Councillor Stephanos Ioannou on the Environment Forum.

 

Any further changes received once the agenda has been published will be included in the supplementary Agenda to be circulated at the meeting.

 

13.

Nominations to Outside Bodies

Councillor Rick Jewell to replace Councillor Nesil Caliskan on the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

 

Any further changes received once the agenda has been published will be included in the supplementary Agenda to be circulated at the meeting.

 

14.

Date of Next Meeting

To note the agreed date of the next Council meeting as Thursday 23 February 2023.