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Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item

1.

Mayoral Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that former councillor Robin Mabey had passed away. Robin Mabey was a member of the council between 1971 and 1978 and had a key role in the council’s purchase of street properties, which provided a significant amount of social housing in the borough. The Mayor extended her condolences to the family and friends of Mr Mabey.

 

The Mayor also announced that Jim Rooke had passed away. Jim Rooke was a resident representative on the Housing Scrutiny Committee and had previously served on the Housing Executive. The Mayor noted that his contribution would be missed and expressed her condolences.

 

Apologies for absence:
Apologies were received from Councillor Shaikh.

2.

Minutes of the Council meeting on 23 February 2017 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the Minutes of the meeting on 23 February 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

 

3.

Young Mayor and Young Deputy Mayor - Welcome and Presentation of Badges

Minutes:

The Youth Councillors were welcomed to the meeting a badges of officer were presented to Young Mayor Diana Gomez and Young Deputy Mayor Tega Agbede.

 

4.

Vote of Thanks and Presentation of Commemorative Badges to Outgoing Mayor and Consort

Minutes:

Councillor Watts moved a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Fletcher. Councillor Watts commended Cllr Fletcher for the passion and enthusiasm she had brought to the role and praised her work in supporting the Ben Kinsella Trust. Councillor Watts also thanked the Mayor’s Consort, Reverend Melanie Toogood, for her work in supporting the Mayor over the past year.

 

Councillor Burgess seconded the vote of thanks.

 

The Mayor thanked her Consort, her fellow councillors, and the Mayoral Team for their support over the past year. The Mayor thanked everyone who had supported her mayoral charity, noting that approximately £26,000 had been raised for the Ben Kinsella Trust during the year.

 

Councillor Watts presented commemorative Badges to Councillor Fletcher and Reverend Melanie Toogood.

 

5.

To Elect the Mayor of the London Borough of Islington for the ensuing Municipal Year

Minutes:

Councillor Convery, seconded by Councillor Webbe, moved that Councillor O’Halloran be elected as Mayor for the ensuing municipal year.

 

Councillor Rupert Perry spoke in support of the nomination.

 

RESOLVED:

There being no other nominations the Mayor declared that Councillor Una O’Halloran be elected as Mayor of the London Borough of Islington for 2017/18.

 

The Mayor vacated the chair and the Council adjourned while Councillor O’Halloran was invested with the robes of office. The Mayoral party then returned to the Chamber.

 

 

The Mayor (Councillor Una O’Halloran) in the Chair.

6.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office by the Mayor

Minutes:

The Mayor accepted by office by making and subscribing to the required declaration, attested by Councillor Convery and Councillor Webbe.

 

The Mayor thanked the Council for electing her. Ray O’Halloran was appointed as the Mayor’s Consort.

 

The Mayor appointed Councillor David Poyser to the role of Deputy Mayor. Emma Barker was appointed as the Deputy Mayor’s Consort.

 

The Mayor announced that her charity would be the Angel Shed Theatre.

 

 

7.

Appointment of the Deputy Leader and the Executive pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Watts introduced the paper. The Council noted the following appointments made by Councillor Watts as Leader of the Council:

 

 

Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Health and Social Care: Cllr Burgess

Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families: Cllr Caluori

Executive Member for Community Development: Cllr. Comer-Schwartz

Executive Member for Finance, Performance & Community Safety: Cllr Hull

Executive Member for Economic Development: Cllr Shaikh

 

Executive Member for Housing & Development: Cllr Diarmaid Ward

Executive Member for Environment and Transport: Cllr Webbe

 

 

Councillor Watts advised of an amendment to the paper, that the responsibilities allocated to the Executive Member for Environment and Transport be as previously notified, as follows:

 

·         Energy, Fuel Poverty and Climate Change

·         Refuse, Waste Reduction and Recycling

·         Street Scene, Roads and Highways

·         Sustainability

·         Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries

·         Traffic and Parking

·         Major Transport Infrastructure, Road Safety and Transportation

8.

Appointment of Councillors to Political Positions and the Appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs and Membership of Committees for 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Gill, seconded by Councillor Picknell, moved the recommendations in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

A.   APPOINTMENT OF COUNCILLORS TO POLITICAL POSITIONS

That Council note that the Labour Group have notified the following appointments:

Leader of Group

Councillor Richard Watts

Deputy Leader of Group

Councillor Paul Smith

Chief Whip

Councillor Satnam Gill

Assistant Whips

Councillors Angela Picknell & Nurullah Turan

Chair of Group

Councillor Gary Heather

Vice-Chair

Councillor Claudia Webbe

Secretary

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Treasurer

Councillor Janet Burgess

Social Secretary

Councillor Flora Williamson

Ordinary Member Posts

Councillors Aysegul Erdogan & Olly Parker

 

B.           APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS AND MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES FOR 2017/18

 

RESOLVED:

 

1)    That the following appointments be made to the Policy and Performance Committee for 2017/18 or until successors are appointed be agreed:

 

POLICY & PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE (16 Councillors)

 

Councillor Richard Greening (Chair)

Councillor Martin Klute

Councillor Clare Jeapes (Vice Chair)

Councillor Robert Khan

Councillor Rowena Champion

Councillor Troy Gallagher

Councillor Gary Doolan

Councillor Mick O’Sullivan

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Councillor Theresa Debono

Councillor Una O’Halloran

Councillor Paul Smith

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor Flora Williamson

Councillor Alice Perry

Councillor Caroline Russell

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Angela Picknell

Councillor Marian Spall

Councillor Nick Wayne

Councillor James Court

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Olly Parker

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

 

 

 

2)    That the following appointments be made to the remaining committees for 2017/18 or until successors are appointed be agreed:

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (7 Councillors)

Councillor Theresa Debono (Chair)

Councillor Marian Spall

Councillor Nick Wayne (Vice Chair)

Councillor Rakhia Ismail

Councillor Troy Gallagher

Councillor Nick Ward

Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo

 

 

Co-opted Members for Education related issues:

 

 

Parent Governor – Primary – Erol Baduna

 

 

Parent Governor – Secondary – James Stephenson

 

 

Roman Catholic Diocese – Mary Clement

 

 

Church of England Diocese - Vacancy

 


Substitutes:

 

 

Councillor David Poyser

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

 

Councillor Alex Diner

Councillor Satnam Gill

 

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Angela Picknell

 

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT & REGENERATION SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9 Councillors)

 

Councillor Rowena Champion (Chair)

Councillor Troy Gallagher

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche (Vice Chair)

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor Raphael Andrews

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Gary Doolan

Councillor Alice Perry

Councillor Caroline Russell

 

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor David Poyser

Councillor Theresa Debono

Councillor James Court

Councillor Alex Diner

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Angela Picknell

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

 

 

HEALTH AND CARE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (7 Councillors)

 

Councillor Martin Klute (Chair)

Councillor Troy Gallagher

Councillor Nurullah Turan (Vice Chair)

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo

Councillor James Court

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Alice Perry

Councillor Angela Picknell

Councillor Clare Jeapes

 

Councillor Satnam Gill

 

 

HOUSING SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

Councillor Mick O’Sullivan (Chair)

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Marian Spall (Vice Chair)

Councillor Osh Gantly

Councillor Gary Doolan

Councillor Alex Diner

Councillor Aysegul Erdogan

Councillor Troy Gallagher

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Una O’Halloran

Councillor Angela Picknell

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor David Poyser

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Jenny Kay

Councillor Olly Parker

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

Resident Observer:

 

 

Rose-Marie McDonald – PFI Managed Tenants

 



AUDIT COMMITTEE (4 Councillors and 2 Independent Members, as below)

Councillor Kat Fletcher (Chair)

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Nick Wayne (Vice Chair)

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9.

Appointment of Representatives to certain Outside Organisations for 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Gill, seconded by Councillor Picknell, moved the recommendations in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That the following list of appointments to outside bodies for 2017/18 for one year or until successors are appointed be agreed:

 

Outside Body

Term of Office

Member(s)

London Council Committees:

Leaders Committee

One Year

Leader: Cllr Richard Watts

Deputies:

Cllr Janet Burgess

Cllr Paul Smith

 

 

Associated Joint Committee - Transport and Environment Committee

One Year

Cllr Claudia Webbe

Deputies:

Cllr Rowena Champion

Cllr Troy Gallagher

 

London Councils Forums:

Greater London Employment

 

One Year

Cllr Jenny Kay

Local Government Association:

LGU General Assembly

One Year

 

Cllr Claudia Webbe

Cllr Asima Shaikh

Cllr Richard Watts

Cllr Paul Smith

 

Others:

Angel Business Improvement Board

One Year

Cllr Martin Klute

Archway Town Centre Management Board

One year

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Cllr David Poyser

 


Crossrail High Level Forum

One Year

Cllr Claudia Webbe

Deputy:

Cllr Osh Gantly

 

b)    That the following list of appointments to outside bodies to take effect on the date indicated, for the term of office indicated, or until successors are appointed be agreed:

 

Outside body

Member(s)

Term of Office

Date Appointment to take effect

City YMCA

Claudia Webbe

Three years

12 May 2017

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Rakhia Ismail

Three years

12 May 2017

Lee Valley Regional Park

Claudia Webbe

 

Four years

1 July 2017