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Items
No. Item

230.

ELECTION OF MAYOR pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To elect a Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2017/18.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Margaret Davine be elected Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2017/18.

231.

MINUTE SILENCE

Minutes:

Members of Council stood and observed a minute silence for the late Councillor Mitzi Green and Mrs Mary Dorothea Carmody, former Mayoress.

232.

ELECTION AND INVESTITURE OF DEPUTY MAYOR

To elect a Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2017/18.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar be elected Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2017/18.

233.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAPLAIN

To receive the Mayor’s announcement concerning a Chaplain.

Minutes:

The Mayor confirmed to Council that she had appointed Reverend David Tuck, Priest-in-Charge, the Parish Church of St Alban’s, North Harrow as her Chaplain for her Mayoral Year.

234.

CIVIC FUNCTIONS pdf icon PDF 18 KB

To receive any communications for the newly elected Mayor as to the Civic Functions for 2017/18.

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RESOLVED:  That the dates of the Civic Functions be noted.

235.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from all Members of the Council.

Minutes:

Item 9 – Petition – Harrow Association of Disabled People Welfare Benefits Team

 

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali declared an interest in that he was a Council appointed representative on Harrow Association of Disabled People Committee.  He would remain in the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Sue Anderson declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was a Friend of Harrow Association of Disabled People.  She would remain in the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Susan Hall declared a disclosable non-pecuniary interest and would leave the Chamber for the discussion and voting on this item.

 

Councillor Jean Lammiman declared an interest in that she was a Trustee of Harrow Association of Disabled People. She would remain in the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Lynda Seymour declared a non-pecuniary interest in that her sister-in-law had received assistance from Harrow Association of Disabled People. She would remain in the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Norman Stevenson declared an interest in that he was a Council appointed representative on Harrow Association of Disabled People Committee.  He would remain in the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Krishna Suresh declared an interest in that he was a Trustee of Harrow Association of Disabled People. He would remain in the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

236.

PROCEDURAL MOTIONS

To receive and consider any procedural motions by Members of the Council in relation to the conduct of this Meeting.  Notice of such procedural motions, received after the issuing of this Summons, will be tabled.

Minutes:

There were no procedural motions.

237.

COUNCIL MINUTES pdf icon PDF 18 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

238.

COUNCILLOR MITZI GREEN

The Mayor will invite tributes to the late Councillor Mitzi Green.

Minutes:

Members paid tribute to the late Councillor Mitzi Green.

239.

PETITION - HARROW ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED PEOPLE WELFARE BENEFITS TEAM

A petition containing approximately 3,000 signatures has been received and has the following terms:

 

“The HAD Welfare Benefits team have decades of experience and success helping disabled people. Each year they assist over 1,000 people with disabilities in Harrow to claim more than £1,000,000 in benefits from the government; so they can then live their lives with independence and dignity. This service will cease if Harrow Council continues with its proposed cuts to voluntary sector funding.

 

We the undersigned demand that the Council continue the £27,000 pa required to directly fund the HAD Welfare Benefits team”.

 

A representative of the petitioners will read the terms of the petition on behalf of the petition signatories.  There is a period of one minute allocated to present.  A period of ten minutes is permitted for Members to debate the Petition terms and issues.

 

Following discussion the Council may choose to refer the petition to the Cabinet, a Committee or Corporate Director to consider the matter, taking into account the views expressed by Council.

 

Minutes:

In accordance with the Council’s Petition Scheme, Council received a petition containing over 2,000 signatures as follows

 

(i)            Petition submitted by Bill Phillips, Chair of Harrow Association of Disabled People, containing approximately 3,000 signatures  stating

 

“The HAD Welfare Benefits team have decades of experience and success helping disabled people.  Each year they assist over 1,000 people with disabilities in Harrow to claim more than £1,000,000 in benefits from the government; so they can then live their lives with independence and dignity.  This service will cease if Harrow Council continues with its proposed cuts to voluntary sector funding.

 

We the undersigned demand that the Council continue the £27,000 pa required to directly fund the HAD Welfare Benefits team”.

 

(ii)          Debate was held on the content of the petition.

 

RESOLVED:  That the petition referred to the Corporate Director of Resources and Commercial for consideration.

240.

CABINET AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To note the appointments to Cabinet and to make appointments to Committees, Advisory Panels and Consultative Forums

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RESOLVED:  That

 

(i)            it be noted that Councillor Keith Ferry was the Deputy Leader of the Council;

 

(ii)          the Councillors appointed to Cabinet with the identified portfolios, as contained in the report, be noted;

 

(iii)         the terms of reference for the Portfolio Holders attached at Appendix A to the report be agreed for inclusion in the Council’s Constitution;

 

(iv)         the determination of the allocation of places on the Council’s Committees contained in the report and in accordance with the ‘political balance’ rules in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 be agreed and Members be appointed to them, in accordance with the notification from Political Groups;

 

(v)          the establishment and terms of reference of all of the Council’s Committees and other bodies contained in Appendix B to the report be agreed;

 

(vi)         the amendments to the terms of reference of the Health and Wellbeing Board approved by the Monitoring Officer be included in the Council’s Constitution; and

 

(vii)       the establishment and terms of reference of the Cabinet Advisory Panels and Consultative Forums, as set out in Appendix C to the report, be agreed.

241.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS TO COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 18 KB

To make appointment of Chairs to Committees for the Municipal Year 2017/18

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the  following Councillors be elected as the Chairs of the relevant Committees:

 

Governance Audit,  Risk Management and Standards

 

Councillor Antonio Weiss

 

Health and Wellbeing Board

 

Councillor Sachin Shah

Licensing and General Purposes

 

Councillor Krishna Suresh

Overview and Scrutiny

 

Councillor Phillip O’Dell

Planning

 

Councillor Keith Ferry

Pension Fund

 

Councillor Nitin Parekh

 

242.

APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To receive proposals from Political Groups as to the appointment of representatives of the authority to serve on Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year 2017/18.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Outside Body appointments for the Municipal Year 2017/18 be approved, as set out in the Appendix to these minutes.

243.

SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Recommendation I: Overview and Scrutiny Committee

                                    (6 April 2017)

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Scrutiny Annual Report 2016/17 be endorsed.

244.

DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS 2017/18

To note and confirm the dates of ordinary meetings of the Council for the 2017/18 Municipal Year, as follows:-

 

28 September 2017

30 November 2017

22 February 2018

24 May 2018 (Annual)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the dates of the following Council meetings be confirmed:

 

28 September 2017

30 November 2017

22 February 2018

24 May 2018 (Annual)