Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG

Contact: Maria Lugangira 020 8359 2761 Email: maria.lugangira@barnet.gov.uk 

Note: Public Questions and Comments must be submitted by 10am on the third working day before the meeting. The deadline for this meeting is 10am on Monday 12 March. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 70 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Longstaff, Chairman of the Community Leadership Committee welcomed all attendants to the meeting.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 November 2017 be agreed as the correct record.

     

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    Councillor Narenthira sent apologies and was substituted by Councillor Langleben.

    Councillor Charlie O-Macauley was absent.

     

    The Labour Councillors queried the political proportionality considering the resignation of a Conservative Councillor. The Governance Officer advised the Committee that the Monitoring Officer had been consulted and the meeting could take place with the current proportionality. The Labour Councillor’s did not agree with the advice. The Chairman followed the advice of the Monitoring Officer and continued the meeting as planned.

     

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

     

    Member

    Agenda Item

    Non-Pecuniary Interest

    Councillor Adam Langleben

    Item 7 – Members Item referred from CELS

    The Councillor works for The Jewish Leadership Council and they work with organisations preventing FGM.

     

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Comments and Questions (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

6.

Members' Items (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Members Item - Referred from CELS committee pdf icon PDF 229 KB

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Lead for Safer Communities introduced Councillor Hutton’s Members Item that had been referred to the Committee by the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee on the 16th January 2018. She updated the Committee on the work that had taken place on International Zero Tolerance to FGM and on continuing work surrounding the prevention of FGM in the Borough.

     

    The Chairman requested a report be brought back to a future meeting and asked that a representative from Public Health be invited to attend and provide a more detailed update on the topic. 

     

    After discussion of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED to:

    (I)   Note the Members item and instructions in relation to the item requested.

    (II)  Noted the verbal update from Officers.

    (III)                 Request a report be brought back to the next committee meeting and a representative from Public Health attend.

     

8.

Corporate Grants Programme, 2017/18 - grant applications pdf icon PDF 257 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the Corporate grants applications for Art Against Knives, The Flower Bank, Chana Charitable Trust and Faiths Forum for London.

     

    Following consideration and discussion of the item the Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations.

     

    RESOLVED that:

    (1)   Subject to the Council’s Standard Conditions of Grant and special conditions shown in the response in the respective grant assessments enclosed:

    (i)           A one-year start-up grant of £9,739 be awarded to Art Against Knives;

    (ii)          A one-year start-up grant of £6,650 be awarded to the Flower Bank

    (2)  That, for the reasons set out in the respective grant assessments:

    (i)           The application for a grant by Chana Charitable Trust is not supported;

    (ii)          The application for a grant by Faiths Forum London is not supported.

     

    The Chairman thanked the Grants Manager for his hard work throughout the year.

     

9.

Quarter 3 2017/18 Commissioning Plan Performance Report pdf icon PDF 471 KB

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Lead for Safer Communities introduced the report, which provided an overview of Performance for Quarter 3 2017/2018. The report included the budget position for revenue and capital, progress on key activities, indicators that have not met target and high-level risks for the Theme Committee in relation to the Commissioning Plan.

     

    Following consideration and discussion of the item the Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee reviewed the finance, performance and risk information in relation to Theme Committee’s Commissioning Plan.

     

10.

Annual Update on the Community Safety CCTV service pdf icon PDF 561 KB

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Lead for Safer Communities introduced the report which provided an update on the performance of Barnet Community Safety CCTV service and outlined how the CTTV transformation is meeting its performance and financial objectives.

     

    Councillor Patel asked for further information on how the data was gathered and stored and whether it was susceptible to hacking. The Strategic Lead explained that there was a Commissioners Code, which outlines the data protection legislation and laws and that the team worked closely with Information governance team to ensure compliance.

     

    Councillor Langleben highlighted the importance of CCTV on subways as there had been cases of violence towards students. The Lead Officer asked that any cases or areas of concern were passed onto her to investigate and these would be considered on a case by case basis.

     

    Following consideration and discussion of the item the Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    (i)           That the Community Leadership Committee (CLC) note the progress made on transforming Barnet’s CCTV service and capabilities.

    (ii)          That the Community Leadership Committee (CLC) note the future actions (next steps).

     

11.

Draft Corporate Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 318 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report on the Draft Corporate Plan 2018/2019.

     

    Councillor McGuirk noted that the Corporate Parenting section of the report needed to be completed for future meetings.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendations.

     

    That the Committee review the key activities and targets for the Community Leadership Committee in the draft Corporate Plan 2018/2019 addendum, and recommend any changes.

     

    The votes were recorded as follows

     

    For 6

    Against 4

    Abstain 0 

     

    The Committee RESOLVED to agree the draft Corporate Plan 2018/2019.

     

12.

Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 196 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee requested a report on FGM to be added to the work programme.

     

13.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    Councillor Old thanked the Chairman for his diligent Chairmanship and for taking an active role in community engagement over the four years.

    Councillor McGuirk thanked the Officers, Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Committee for working together as a team.

    Councillor Langleben thanked the Chairman and Officers.

    The Chairman thanked all the Members and the Officers for their work on the Committee.