Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Elect a Member to preside if the Mayor is absent

3.

Prayer

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 115 KB

6.

Official announcements

    Minutes:

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted that Councillor Zubairi had asked him to convey her thanks for council’s wishes for her speedy recovery from her recent accident, and noted she was making good progress.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor announced he was pleased to advise that tickets for the Mayors gala dinner on 4 May were now available, and he hoped that as many councillors as possible would be able to attend to support his nominated charities. He noted that this year the dinner would be held under the wings of a Lancaster Bomber at the RAF Museum Hendon.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted he was also pleased to inform Council that he would be running in the 2017 London Marathon in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. 

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted it was with sadness he had to announce the passing of former Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Barnet Major Patrick O’Brien TD DL who passed away on Valentine’s Day 2017 aged 86. He noted Patrick would be remembered by many as a former Officer Commanding 240 (Tank Transporter) Squadron RCT at St Albans Road, Barnet, and later as a popular and active Representative Deputy Lieutenant of the Borough for ten years until he reached mandatory retirement on his seventy-fifth birthday in 2005. Educated during the Second War at St Edmund’s College, Ware, Patrick was a Roman Catholic, and his faith was a strong force in all he did. After undergoing training for the Priesthood, he decided his own calling was insufficiently loud, and after extended National Service, he found employment in the Victoria offices of the National Coal Board.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted Patrick became involved with an astonishing range of bodies and activities, both locally and farther afield.  Many of those charities and associations had a military or uniformed theme, from the Army Benevolent Fund, Royal British Legion, Normandy Veterans’ Association, and importantly locally, he took over the reins of Barnet War Memorials Initiative, where he was instrumental in having the Edwardian Officers’ Mess at Inglis Barracks listed and so prevented its demolition. There too, he laboured to find means of having the War Memorial to the circa 12000 dead of the Middlesex Regiment re-sited on The Ridgeway  opposite the former Regimental Chapel, St Paul’s Church, NW7. Patrick served as President of the Finchley Society from 2007, was a Liveryman of the Carmen’s Company, member of the Honourable Artillery Company, and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.  The Worshipful the Mayor noted his funeral had taken place on 7 March, and that he was a dedicated servant of the borough.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted also that Baroness Wall of New Barnet had recently passed away on 25 January 2017. She was created a life peer in the House of Lords in 2004 and was Chair of the Labour Party from 2001 to 2002. She later served as Chairman of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust from 2007, and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Any business remaining from last meeting

8.

The Mayoralty for the Municipal Year 2017-2018

    Minutes:

    The Worshipful the Mayor called for nominations for election of Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet for 2017/18:

     

    Conservative Group Nomination

    Councillor Sachin Rajput, duly seconded by Councillor Stephen Sowerby moved that Councillor Brian Salinger be proposed for the appointment of Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet at the annual meeting of the Council on 23 May 2017.

     

    Labour Group Nomination

    Councillor Phil Cohen, duly seconded by Councillor Tim Roberts moved that the Councillor Laurie Williams be proposed for the appointment of Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet at the annual meeting of the Council on 23 May 2017.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor advised Council that a vote was either in favour of the Conservative Nomination, Councillor Brian Salinger, or in favour of the Labour Nomination, Councillor Laurie Williams. Upon the nominations being put to the vote, the Conservative nomination was declared carried.

     

    Councillor Brian Salinger was nominated as Mayor Designate.

     

    RESOLVED – That Councillor Brian Salinger be formally proposed and seconded at the annual meeting of the council on 23 May 2017 for the appointment as Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet for the municipal year 2017/18.

     

    Councillor Brian Salinger thanked those present for his nomination and announced that Councillor Val Duschinsky had consented to be his Deputy Mayor.

9.

Petitions for Debate

10.

Reports from the Leader

11.

Report of Policy and Resources Committee - Business Planning 2017 to 2020 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted that an update to the Labour amendment had been tabled and directed members to refer to this updated report.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor moved suspension of Council Procedure Rule 26 with regards to the length of speeches on the budget, which was duly agreed by council.

     

    RESOLVED to allow the initial speeches on the budget to be up to the following lengths:

     

    Leader of the Council – 15 minutes

    Leader of the Opposition – 10 minutes

     

    The Leader, Councillor Richard Cornelius, moved reception and adoption of the recommendations set out in the report from the Policy and Resources Committee. Councillor Barry Rawlings moved his amendment. Councillor Jack Cohen moved his amendment. Debate ensued.

     

    The Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and Council Procedure Rule 15.4 requires that voting decision relating to the budget and Council Tax be recorded. In accordance with this requirement, voting on the budget decisions was as follows:

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the Labour Alternative Budget was declared lost. Voting on the Labour Alternative Budget:

     

     

     

    For

    Against

    Not Voting

    Absent

    Maureen Braun

    ü

     

     

    Jess Brayne

    ü

     

     

     

    Rebecca Challice

     

    ü

    Pauline Coakley Webb

    ü

     

     

     

    Dean Cohen

     

    ü

     

     

    Jack Cohen

     

    ü

     

    Melvin Cohen

     

    ü

     

    Philip Cohen

    ü

     

     

     

    Geof Cooke

    ü

     

     

     

    Alison Cornelius

     

    ü

     

     

    Richard Cornelius

     

    ü

     

     

    Tom Davey

     

    ü

     

     

    Val Duschinsky

     

    ü

     

     

    Paul Edwards

    ü

     

     

    Claire Farrier

    ü

     

     

     

    Anthony Finn

    ü

     

     

    Brian Gordon

    ü

     

     

    Eva Greenspan

    ü

     

     

    Rohit Grover

     

    ü

     

     

    Helena Hart

    ü

     

     

    John Hart

    ü

     

     

    Ross Houston

    ü

     

     

     

    Anne Hutton

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    Andreas Ioannidis

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    Devra Kay

    ü

     

     

    Sury Khatri

     

    ü

     

     

    Adam Langleben

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    Kathy Levine

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    David Longstaff

     

    ü

     

     

    Kitty Lyons

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    John Marshall

     

    ü

     

     

    Kath McGuirk

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    Arjun Mittra

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    Alison Moore

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    Ammar Naqvi

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    Nagas Narenthira

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    Charlie O’Macauley

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    Graham Old

     

    ü

     

     

    Alon Or-Bach

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    Reema Patel

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    Bridget Perry

     

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    Wendy Prentice

     

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    Sachin Rajput

     

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    Barry Rawlings

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    Hugh Rayner

     

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    Tim Roberts

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    Gabriel Rozenberg

     

    ü

     

     

    Lisa Rutter

     

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    Shimon Ryde

     

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    Brian Salinger

     

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    Gill Sargeant

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    Joan Scannell

     

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    Alan Schneiderman

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    Mark Shooter

     

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    Agnes Slocombe

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    Stephen Sowerby

     

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    Caroline Stock

     

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    Daniel Thomas

     

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    Reuben Thompstone

     

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    Jim Tierney

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    Laurie Williams

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    Peter Zinkin

     

    ü

     

     

    Zakia Zubairi

     

    ü

     

    For:                 28

    Against:         32

    Abstain:          1

    Absent:           2

     

    TOTAL:           63

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the Liberal Democrat Alternative Budget was declared lost. Voting on the Liberal Democrat Alternative Budget:

     

     

    For

    Against

    Not Voting

    Absent

    Maureen Braun

    ü

     

     

    Jess Brayne

     

     

    ü

     

    Rebecca Challice

     

    ü

    Pauline Coakley Webb

     

    ü

     

    Dean Cohen

    ü

     

     

    Jack Cohen

    ü

     

     

    Melvin Cohen

    ü

     

     

    Philip Cohen

     

    ü

     

    Geof Cooke

     

    ü

     

    Alison Cornelius

    ü

     

     

    Richard Cornelius

    ü

     

     

    Tom Davey

    ü

     

     

    Val Duschinsky

    ü

     

     

    Paul Edwards

     

    ü

    Claire Farrier

     

    ü

     

    Anthony Finn

    ü

     

     

    Brian Gordon

    ü

     

     

    Eva Greenspan

    ü

     

     

    Rohit Grover

    ü

     

     

    Helena Hart

    ü

     

     

    John Hart

    ü

     

     

    Ross Houston

     

    ü

     

    Anne Hutton

     

    ü

     

    Andreas Ioannidis

     

    ü

     

    Devra Kay

     

    ü

    Sury Khatri

    ü

     

     

    Adam Langleben

     

    ü

     

    Kathy Levine

     

    ü

    David Longstaff

    ü

     

     

    Kitty Lyons

     

    ü  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Report of the Monitoring Officer - Members Allowance Scheme 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 243 KB

13.

Report of the Head of Governance pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Head of Governance introduced the report. He noted that the items set out at agenda item 12.2 detailedin-year changes to the 2016/17 calendar of meetings, an appointment to a joint committee, the appointment of a Diabetes Champion and the appointment of an employee member to the Local Pension Board. It was noted that an update to Appendix B had been published and tabled and that Members should therefore refer to Appendix B1 for the updated recommendations.

     

    The recommendations as set out in Appendix A were put to the vote and were unanimously agreed.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor noted there was a contest for the appointment of a Member to the NHS North Central London (NCL) Sustainability and Transformation Plan Joint Committee. The Administration nomination of Councillor Hugh Rayner and the Opposition nomination of Councillor Phil Cohen were put to the vote and the Administration nomination was declared carried.

     

    The recommendation for the appointment of Mr Salar Rida as Employee Representative, Active Member of the Local Pension Board was put to the vote and unanimously agreed.

     

    The Leader spoke in support of the Opposition proposal for a joint-appointment to the position of Diabetes Champion. The joint nomination of Councillor Hugh Rayner and Councillor Agnes Slocombe was put to the vote and was declared carried.

     

    RESOLVED – That Council

     

    1.    Note the changes to the Calendar of Meetings 2016/17 as attached in Appendix A.

     

    2.    Approve the appointment of Councillor Hugh Rayner as member of the NHS North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan Joint Committee.

     

    3.    Approve the appointment of Mr Salar Rida as Employee Representative, Active Member to the Local Pension Board.

     

    4.    Approve the appointment of Councillor Hugh Rayner and Cllr Agnes Slocombe as joint Diabetes Champions.

14.

Questions to Council Representatives on Outside Bodies