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Items
No. Item

PRAYERS

Reverend David Tuck, Priest-in-Charge, the Parish Church of St Alban’s, North Harrow, will open the meeting with Prayers.

1.

COUNCIL MINUTES pdf icon PDF 18 KB

That the minutes of the Annual meeting held on 18 May 2017 and of the Extraordinary meeting held on 13 June 2017 be taken as read and signed as correct records.

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2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

PETITIONS

To receive any petitions to be presented:

 

(i)                 by a representative of the petitioners;

(ii)               by a Councillor, on behalf of petitioners;

(iii)             by the Mayor, on behalf of petitioners.

5.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS *

A period of up to 15 minutes is allowed for members of the public to ask questions of members of the Executive, Portfolio Holders and Chairs of Committees, of which notice has been received no later than 3.00 pm two clear working days prior to the day of this Meeting.  Any such questions received will be tabled.

6.

LEADER AND PORTFOLIO HOLDERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive a presentation from the Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holders on business since the last ordinary meeting, followed by a question and answer session.  The item is allotted 20 minutes.

7.

SCRUTINY OF THE ACTION PLAN FOLLOWING OFSTED REPORT ON THE INSPECTION OF SERVICES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED OF PROTECTION, LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND CARE LEAVERS JANUARY 2017 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Report of the Corporate Director, People

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8.

COMMUNITY SAFETY AND VIOLENCE VULNERABILITY AND EXPLOITATION STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(13 July 2017)

 

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9.

CORPORATE PARENTING STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(13 July 2017)

 

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10.

USE OF RETAINED RIGHT TO BUY RECEIPTS pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(14 September 2017)

 

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11.

PENSION FUND COMMITTEE - ROLE OF CO-OPTEE pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Recommendation I:

Pension Fund Committee

 

(28 June 2017)

 

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12.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARKETS IN FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS DIRECTIVE (MiFID II).

Recommendation I:

Pension Fund Committee

 

(18 September 2017)

 

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13.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS - TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

 

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14.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR - TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL

To receive nominations for the appointment of Chair  of the Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel.

15.

OUTSIDE BODIES

To consider proposals for changes in representation on the identified outside bodies as follows:

 

OUTSIDE BODY

Representative

to be replaced

 

New Representative

POLITICAL GROUP HOLDING NOMINATION

 

Age UK

Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar

Councillor Maxine Henson

Labour

 

 

Harrow in Europe Committee

Councillor Chika Amadi

Councillor Michael Borio

Labour

 

London Road Safety Council

 

Councillor Chika Amadi

 

Councillor Jerry Miles

 

Labour

 

Relate London North West

 

Councillor Chika Amadi

 

Councillor Anne Whitehead

 

Labour

 

 

 

 

 

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Councillor Barry Kendler

Councillor Maxine Henson

Labour

 

16.

INFORMATION REPORT - DECISIONS TAKEN UNDER THE URGENCY PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer.

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17.

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE *

A period of up to 15 minutes is allowed for asking written questions by Members of Council of a member of the Executive or the Chair of any Committee:-

 

(i)                 of which notice has been received at least two clear working days prior to the day of this Meeting; or

 

(ii)               which relate to urgent matters, and the consent of the Executive Member or Committee Chair to whom the question is to be put has been obtained and the content has been advised to the Director of Legal and Governance Services by 12 noon on the day of the Council Meeting.

 

Any such questions received will be tabled.

18.

MOTIONS

The following Motions have been notified in accordance with the requirements of Council Procedure Rule 15, to be moved and seconded by the Members indicated:

 

1.

“Accessible London Underground stations Motion

 

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Krishna Suresh and seconded by Councillor Sue Anderson:

 

This Council notes:

 

·                 We would like to support the initiative of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to improve accessibility at Harrow on the Hill station as part of his £200m investment in improving step-free access on the London Underground over the next five years;

 

·                 Over 10.6 million journeys per year are made to and from Harrow on the Hill station on the Metropolitan line;

 

·                 Over 4 million journeys per year are made to and from Rayners Lane station on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines;

 

This Council believes:

 

·                 Improving accessibility at Rayners Lane station would enable even more Harrow residents and visitors to Harrow to travel independently, making travelling easier for a large number of people, especially those who are older, disabled or travelling with children in pushchairs;

 

This Council resolves:

 

To write to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and to the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, to pledge our support towards making Rayners Lane station accessible”.

 

2.

“NJC pay Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Kiran Ramchandani and seconded by Councillor Sachin Shah:

 

Harrow Council notes that:

 

·                 NJC basic pay has fallen by 21% since 2010 in real terms;

 

·                 NJC workers had a three-year pay freeze from 2010 to 2012;

 

·                 Local terms and conditions of many NJC employees have also been cut, impacting on their overall earnings;

 

·                 NJC pay is the lowest in the public sector;

 

·                 Job evaluated pay structure are being squeezed and distorted by bottom-loaded NJC pay settlements needed to reflect the increased National Living Wage and the Foundation Living Wage;

 

·                 There are growing equal and fair pay risks resulting from this situation.

 

This council therefore supports the NJC pay claim for 2018, submitted by UNISON, GMB and Unite on behalf of council and school workers and calls for the immediate end of the public sector pay restraint.  NJC pay cannot be allowed to fall further behind other parts of the public sector.  This council also welcomes the joint review of the NJC pay spine to remedy the turbulence caused by bottom-loaded pay settlements.

 

This council also notes the drastic ongoing cuts to local government funding and calls on the Government to provide additional funding to fund a decent pay rise for NJC employees and the pay spine review.

 

This council therefore resolves to:

 

·                 Call immediately on the LGA to make urgent representations to Government to fund the NJC claim and the pay spine review and notify us of their action in this regard

 

·                 Write to the Prime Minister and Chancellor supporting the NJC pay claim and seeking additional funding to fund a decent pay rise and the pay spine review

 

·                 Meet with local NJC union representatives to convey support for the pay claim and the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 18.

19.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential information in breach of an obligation of confidence, or of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:

 

Agenda Item No

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

20.

Information Report – Severance Package of £100,000 or Greater

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individuals).

 

 

 

20.

INFORMATION REPORT - REMUNERATION PACKAGES AND SEVERANCE PAYMENTS OF £100,000 OR GREATER

* Data Protection Act Notice

The Council will audio record items 5 and 17 (Questions with Notice) and will place the audio recording on the Council’s website, which will be accessible to all.

 

[Note:  The questions and answers will not be reproduced in the minutes.]