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Items
No. Item

PRAYERS

Reverend David Tuck, 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 meeting held on 30 November 2017 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.

CORPORATE PLAN - 2018 UPDATE

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(15 February 2018)

 

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8.

FINAL REVENUE BUDGET 2018/19 AND MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2018/19-2020/21

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(15 February 2018)

 

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9.

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT INCLUDING PRUDENTIAL INDICATORS, MINIMUM REVENUE PROVISION POLICY STATEMENT AND ANNUAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR 2018/19

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(15 February 2018)

 

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10.

FINAL CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2018/19 TO 2020/21

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(15 February 2018)

 

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11.

HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT BUDGET 2018-19 AND MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2018-19 TO 2020-21

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(15 February 2018)

 

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12.

NON-EXECUTIVE FEES AND CHARGES FOR 2018-19

Report of the Interim Head of Paid Service

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13.

APPOINTMENT OF CABINET ADVISORY PANELS, CONSULTATIVE FORUMS AND APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Recommendation I: Cabinet

                                    (7 December 2017)

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14.

MINOR AND ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNCIL

Report of the Monitoring Officer.

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15.

REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL NON-VOTING BOARD MEMBER pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Recommendation I:

Health and Wellbeing Board

 

(11 January 2018)

 

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16.

INFORMATION REPORT - DECISIONS TAKEN UNDER THE URGENCY PROCEDURE - COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 19 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)          Our children and young people should be getting the best - not just getting by Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Christine Robson and seconded by Councillor Kiran Ramchandani:

  

 

“This Council believes:

 

·         Good mental health is just as important as physical health, as it provides you with the resilience to cope with set backs and difficult emotions.  The consequences of not tackling problems early can be lifelong;

 

·         Today, we know that at least one in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems.  Historically the funding CAMH services have been chronically underfunded.  Despite this, lack of funding is leaving service thresholds so high that around 75 per cent of young people experiencing a mental health problem are unable to access any treatment;

 

This Council supports:

 

·         Children and adolescents should be getting the best care, with mental health and wellbeing being prioritised and appropriately funded;

 

·         Early intervention is the key to better mental health outcomes, but drastic cuts in Government funding is crippling LA early interventions both in social care where support can prevent mental health deteriorating for children and young people and also as informed commissioners of more specialist CAMHS early intervention services;

 

·         The lack of funds in the health service resulted in Commissioners setting the entrance threshold for CAMH services too high, limiting access for many children and young people and making early intervention difficult to achieve;

 

·         Partner agencies should be able to work together to commission such services . Locally the Council’s Children’s Services have worked with the CCG to commission an early intervention service in schools in Harrow.  However, the Government’s funding for local authorities has been drastically reduced and will continue to be reduced over the coming years;

 

This Council resolves:

 

1.    To instruct the Interim Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council to write  to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, and to Rt Hon Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, to request the release of the £1.7 billion to ensure adequate and sustainable funding for CAMHS and to address the chronic imbalance in the funding for Mental Health Services for Children and Young People and Adults.

 

2.    The improvement of standards and make sure funding is spent wisely.  It is critical that Government ensure care pathways and services are quickly accessible and appropriate for all, including those with complex needs.  They must also strengthen governance over how funding is spent, recognising that health and wellbeing boards are best placed to ensure that funding reaches the right services;

 

3.    The prioritisation of prevention and early intervention, providing funding for independent counselling in every secondary school.  Children and young people’s chances of thriving dramatically increase the earlier we provide help as well as saving money in the longer term.  Cuts to the Early Intervention Grant must be reversed, counselling introduced in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 18.

* 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.]