Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8 November 2017 be approved as a correct record.

     

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests

    Minutes:

    None.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Question and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

6.

Members Item (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Annual Electoral Registration Report 2017 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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    Minutes:

    On behalf of the Electoral Registration Officer, the Head of Electoral Services presented the annual report on Electoral Registration 2017.

     

    In response to questions on electoral registration, the Head of Electoral Services reported the following:

     

    ·         In relation to properties that were demolished as part of regeneration schemes and tenants moving

    o   An elector cannot be removed from the register until the ERO has received two separate pieces of evidence that said elector is no longer ‘resident’ at an address - for this reason the electoral registration system does not allow a residential address to be deleted from its property database until it is confirmed as empty of electors

    o    legislation does not allow the ERO to add individuals to the electoral register (e.g. at a newly built property) unless they have submitted an application and been verified, even if they were previously registered at a property within Barnet;

     

    ·         Information on the requirement for new tenants to register is supplied to new developments and it is understood that this is included in ‘new tenant’ packs that are distributed as people move in to newly built properties.

    ·         Council tax bills include a leaflet with details of how to register and every effort is made to ensure that no tenant is neglected in the reminder process.

    ·         There was no cut-off point for residents to submit their details for the electoral register as the register was continuously being updated. There is a deadline for registering in time to take part in elections – which falls 12 working days before the date of the election.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED that the first annual Electoral Registration 2017 report be noted.

     

     

     

8.

Annual Interim Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places pdf icon PDF 271 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Chief Executive (Returning Officer) and Head of Electoral Services presented a report on the Annual Interim Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED to approve all polling place arrangements as proposed by the Returning Officer as set out in Appendices A, B and C.

     

9.

Barnet Living Wage Supplement pdf icon PDF 233 KB

    Minutes:

    The Strategic HR Director presented a report on the Barnet Living Wage Supplement.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the report be noted

     

    2.    That the minimum hourly rate paid by the Council to its staff will rise to £10.42 with effect from 1st April 2018 which is above the recommended London Living Wage rate of £10.20 per hour with effect from 1 April 2018.

     

10.

Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 225 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Strategic HR Director presented a report on the Pay Policy Statement.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED to agreed the Council’s Pay Policy Statement for the financial year 2018/19 and to remit it for endorsement by Council on 30 January 2018.

     

11.

Brent Cross Cricklewood Programme Leadership pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Deputy Chief Executive presented a report on Brent Cross Cricklewood Programme Leadership.  In response to a question from the Committee, it was confirmed that proposed new post would have no implication for staffing remuneration elsewhere in the Council.  It was also confirmed that the post was within the Re management structure and that the position was within the scope of the Re contract.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED that the post of Brent Cross Cricklewood Programme Director be amended such that the postholder is jointly employed by the Council and Regional Enterprise Ltd.

     

     

     

12.

Nomination of Local Authority Representatives on School Governing Bodies pdf icon PDF 252 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report in the name of the Head of Governance. The report asked the Committee to nominate representatives to local authority governor vacancies on the school governing bodies listed in Appendix A to the report.

     

    The Committee noted that the nominations for Finchley Catholic High School, Holly Park and Wren Academy proposed by Governor Services had not been supported by nomination forms or skills audits and these nominations would therefore be deferred. 

     

    The Committee RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the following representatives be nominated to vacancies on school governing bodies:

     

    School Governing Body

    Representative

    Oakleigh School – N20 0DH

     

    Cllr Sachin Rajput

    Northway School – NW7 3HS

     

    Mr Matt Dreisin

    Hollickwood Primary School – N10 2NL

     

    Cllr Barry Rawlings

     

     

    2.    That nominations to the following school governing bodies be deferred:

     

     

    School Governing Body

    Wren Academy – N12 9HB

    Finchley Catholic High School – N12 8TA

    All Saints CE – NW2 2TH

    Barnfield Primary – HA8 0DA

    Chalgrove Community Primary – NW3 3PL

    Childs Hill School – NW7 3ED

    Finchley Catholic High School – N12 8TA

    Holy Trinity C of E Primary School – N2 8GA

    Holly Park – N11 3HG

    Moss Hall Infant – N12 8PB

    St James Catholic High School

    Wren Academy – N12 9HB

    Sunnyfields School – NW4 4JH

     

13.

Decision of a School Governing Body not to Appoint a Local Authority Representative Nominated by the Council pdf icon PDF 154 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report from the Head of Governance on the decision of a school governing body not to appoint a local authority representative nominated by the Council.

     

    The Committee requested that the Chief Executive discuss this issue with the Assurance Director and Strategic Director for Children and Young People to seek better engagement with schools on this issue.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED to note

     

    1.    That the governing body of a school considered the Council’s nomination (made on 28 June 2017) and decided not to appoint the candidate.

     

    2.    The reason for the governing body’s decision (as set out in section 1.6 of the report).

     

    3.    That the local authority governor position at that school remained vacant.

     

14.

Motion to Exclude the Press and Public

    Minutes:

    The Committee RESOLVED that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended).

     

15.

Decision of a School Governing Body not to Appoint a Local Authority Representative Nominated by the Council (Exempt)

    Minutes:

    The Committee RESOLVED to note the name of the school referred on the related public report on the decision of a school governing body not to appoint a local authority representative nominated by the Council.