Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Abigail Lewis Email: abigail.lewis@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 4369 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Dean Cohen.

     

2.

Declarations of Interest

    Minutes:

    None

     

2.1

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 548 KB

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting dated 3rd March 2020 were agreed as a correct record.

     

3.

Official announcements

    Minutes:

    The worshipful the Mayor, expressed her sadness at the passing of former East Finchley Ward Councillor Andrew McNeil, who served as a Member of the Council between May 2006 and May 2012.  He was the Labour Group Chief Whip and sat on the Area Environment Committee and Health & Social Care Scrutiny Committee. Councillor Kathy McGuirk and Councillor Alison Cornelius both said a few words in memory of former Councillor McNeil.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor also expressed her sincere condolences at the passing of Councillor O’Macauley’s wife.

     

    In memory of those who had passed away and to mark the many residents who had lost their lives to Covid-19, The Worshipful the Mayor asked Council to join her in a one-minute silence.

     

    Following the one-minute silence, the Worshipful the Mayor also took the opportunity to thank all the Barnet Council team for working extremely hard over the last few months, to respond to Covid-19 and to keep the borough running under unprecedented and very difficult circumstances.

     

4.

6-Month Councillor Attendance Rule pdf icon PDF 176 KB

    Minutes:

    The Worshipful the Mayor introduced the report of the Monitoring Officer on the 6-Month Councillor Attendance Rule. The Worshipful the Mayor moved reception and adoption of the recommendations in the report.

     

    On the recommendations in the report being put to the vote, the recommendations were agreed.

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    60

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    0

    Absent

    3

    Total

    60

     

    RESOLVED that Council agreed a waiver for all members of the Authority until May 2021 should they become unable to attend a meeting of the Authority for 6 months as a result of:

    a)    Illness;

    b)    Maternity, paternity, adoption or other parental leave;

    c)    Cancellation of meetings which the member would otherwise have been expected to attend; or

    d)    Problems accessing a virtual meeting which the member would otherwise be expected to attend.

     

5.

Report of the Head of Governance pdf icon PDF 307 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    The Head of Governance introduced the report.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor moved reception and adoption of the recommendations in the report.

     

    On the recommendations in the report being put to the vote, the recommendations were agreed.

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    60

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    0

    Absent

    3

    Total

    60

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1.    Council approved the changes to committee appointments as set out in Appendix A.

     

    2.    Council approved the Member and officer appointments to Barnet Education and Learning Service Ltd as set out in Appendix B.

     

    3.    Council noted that Councillor and Non-Councillor Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies and the appointments of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were extended until 8th September 2020.

     

     

     

    The meeting finished at 6.15pm.