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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

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Items
No. Item

148.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Raphael Andrews (observer).

149.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

150.

Declarations of interest

 

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

         if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

         you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)      Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b)        Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c)        Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d)        Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e)        Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f)        Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Richard Watts declared a personal interest in agenda item B2 (Brickworks Community Centre), as a former trustee of Brickworks.

151.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

152.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED recommendations

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

(a) That the proposals for funding under the Local Initiatives Fund submitted by Ward councillors and the changes to previous proposals, detailed in Appendix A (attached to these minutes) of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, be approved in principle, subject to the Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services being satisfied that the necessary checks have been made and any other issues resolved.

(b) That the declarations of interest made by councillors, detailed in paragraph 3.11 of the report, be noted.

 

Reason for decision

To assist in developing and sustaining a healthy voluntary and community sector in Islington.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

153.

Allocation of the Brickworks Community Centre to Hanley Crouch Community Centre (to follow) pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Decision:

AGREED recommendation

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

Minutes:

The Chair had agreed that this item be considered as urgent business in order that the relocation of Hanley Crouch Community Association could take place as soon as possible to enable the much needed development of new housing at Crouch Hill Court.

 

 

RESOLVED:

(a) That Hanley Crouch Community Association be granted a ten year lease of the Brickworks, with a five year rent review, at an initial annual rent of £19,437 per annum, which was in line with the usual VCS rent practice, subject to a personal concession to Hanley Crouch Community Association, reducing the rent to £17,000 per annum, to reflect the need to move Hanley Crouch Community Association to facilitate development of its existing premises and on such other terms and conditions as the Corporate Director of Resources, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, shall agree.

(b) That the Corporate Director of Resources, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, monitor the continuing need for the rent concession and the ability of Hanley Crouch Community Association to pay the rent reserved in the lease until the five year rent review

 

 

Reasons for decision

The relocation of Hanley Crouch Community Association would enable the development of further new housing at Crouch Hill Court. The lower running costs, reduced rent and larger floor space at the new Brickworks community building would provide Hanley Crouch Community Association with a sound basis on which to develop a sustainable operating model and to continue to deliver services.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.

 

154.

Allocation of the Brickworks Community Centre to Hanley Crouch Community Centre - exempt appendix (to follow)