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Items
No. Item

1.

COUNCIL MINUTES pdf icon PDF 18 KB

That the minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on 24 May 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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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.

HONORARY FREEDOM OF THE BOROUGH OF HARROW

Presentation of Scroll

8.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR OF LICENSING AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

9.

REDEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTRAL DEPOT pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Recommendation I:                         Cabinet

                                                (12 July 2018)

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10.

COMMUNITY SAFETY AND VIOLENCE VULNERABILITY AND EXPLOITATION STRATEGY (VVE)

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(12 July 2018)

 

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11.

YOUTH JUSTICE PLAN

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(12 July 2018)

 

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12.

VEHICLE PROCUREMENT OPTION RE:CAPITALISATION

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(12 July 2018)

 

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13.

APPOINTMENT OF CO-OPTED MEMBER - PENSION FUND COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Recommendation I : Pension Fund Committee

                                    (27 June 2018)

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14.

INFORMATION REPORT - DECISIONS TAKEN UNDER THE URGENT MINOR MATTERS PROCEDURE - COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 21 KB

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15.

INFORMATION REPORT - USE OF THE URGENCY AND SPECIAL URGENCY PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 20 KB

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16.

INFORMATION REPORT - REMUNERATION PACKAGES AND PAYMENTS OF £100,000 OR GREATER pdf icon PDF 21 KB

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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)  “Reject Antisemitism and uphold the “working definition of antisemitism” as adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance” Motion

 

To be moved by Councillor Marilyn Ashton and seconded by Councillor Paul Osborn:

 

 

“This Council notes:

 

  • HM Government adopted the “working definition of antisemitism” in December 2016.

 

  • Harrow Council Adopted the “working definition of antisemitism” in February 2017.

 

  • The Labour Party’s rejection of the full “working definition of antisemitism” and omission of Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour” from their own definition of antisemitism.

 

This Council believes:

 

  • The “working definition of antisemitism”, as adopted by the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and HM Government is the correct definition of antisemitism.

 

  • Antisemitism is fundamentally wrong and should not be tolerated.

 

  • Rejection of any part of the “working definition of antisemitism” is deplorable, particularly by any mainstream Political Party, including the questioning of Israel’s right to exist.

 

This Council resolves:

 

  • To reaffirm our adoption of the “working definition of antisemitism” and our support of the “Harrow Council recognises working definition of anti-Semitism Motion” which was adopted at the Full Council meeting on 23rd February 2017.

 

  • To instruct the Interim Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council to write to the Leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, calling upon him to deplore any rejection of the “working definition of antisemitism” and asking him as Leader of the Labour Party to immediately fully adopt and support this definition.

 

(2)       Remembering Srebrenica Motion

 

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

 

           “This Council:

 

  • Notes that 2018 is the twenty-third anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which saw over 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed by Serbian nationalist forces.

 

  • Notes that in 2009 the European Parliament passed a resolution that 11 July should be recognised as the day of commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide all over the EU; and in 2015 urged the development of educational and cultural programmes that promote an understanding of the causes of such atrocities and raise awareness about the need to nurture peace and to promote human rights and interreligious tolerance. All UK political parties have supported the work of Remembering Srebrenica in this regard. 

 

  • Applauds the work of those involved in the pursuit of justice for the victims and their surviving relatives, including the International Commission of Missing People (ICMP) and the Mothers of Srebrenica, whose courage and humility in the face of unthinkable horror is an inspiration to us all.

 

  • Commends the work of the charity, Remembering Srebrenica, in raising awareness of this tragic and preventable genocide and working in communities across Britain to help them learn the lessons of Srebrenica.

 

          The Council resolves to:

 

* 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.]