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Items
No. Item

12.

Mayoral Announcements

(a)  Apologies for absence

(b)  Order of business

(c)   Mayor’s Announcements

(d)  Vote of thanks to Lesley Seary

Minutes:

(a)  Apologies for absence

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Caluori, Clarke-Perry, Picknell, Khurana, Khondoker, Woodbyrne and Woolf.

 

(b)  Order of business

 

The Mayor advised that the order of business would be as per the agenda.

(c)   Mayor’s Announcements

 

The Mayor said that he was pleased to be able to publicise Mental Health Awareness Week and attend events which challenged the stigma around mental health issues. The Mayor expressed his shock and sadness at the news of a suicide at Archway Bridge earlier the same week and reiterated the council’s support for the anti-suicide measures due to be installed on the bridge. The Mayor said that the council’s thoughts were with the family and loved ones of the deceased.

 

The Mayor had attended a successful tri-borough civic event celebrating 150 years of Finsbury Park with the Mayor of Haringey and the Speaker of Hackney. The Mayor highlighted the importance of inter-borough co-operation and thanked Talal Karim of the Finsbury Park Trust for his work in organising the event.

 

The Mayor thanked everyone involved in the Grayson Perry event at Union Chapel which had raised £16,000 for the mayor’s charities.

 

(d)  Vote of thanks to Lesley Seary

 

The Council passed a vote of thanks to Lesley Seary, former Chief Executive of Islington Council. The Mayor and the Leader of the Council paid tribute to Lesley for her service to the council and her commitment to making the borough a fairer place.  

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Minutes of the previous meeting on 28 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Council meeting held on 28 February 2019 be agreed as a correct record and the Mayor be authorised to sign them.

14.

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

Minutes:

The Youth Councillors were welcomed to the meeting and badges of office were presented to Young Mayor Lydia Banjo and Young Deputy Mayor Arkan Ali Akiil.

 

15.

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

Minutes:

Councillor Chapman moved a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Poyser. Councillor Chapman said that Councillor Poyser would be remembered for the way in which he enthusiastically participated in community events and engaged positively with local residents. The vote of thanks was seconded by Councillor O’Halloran, who commented that Councillor Poyser should be proud of a fantastic year as Mayor. Councillor Watts also contributed to the debate, thanking Councillor Poyser for his dedication to the role. It was noted that approximately £30,000 had been raised for the mayor’s charities, CARIS Cold Weather Night Shelter and Freightliners City Farm, during the year. 

 

Councillor Poyser thanked his fellow councillors, the Mayoress Emma Barker and everyone who had supported him during his year as Mayor. Councillor Poyser said that the mayoralty was a much loved institution and highlighted the importance of engagement with the local community. Councillor Poyser also thanked the people of Islington and said that it was an honour to serve as Mayor.

 

Councillor Watts presented commemorate badges to Councillor Poyser and Emma Barker.

16.

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

Minutes:

Councillor Smith, seconded by Councillor Webbe, moved that Councillor Ismail be elected as Mayor for the ensuing municipal year. Councillor Watts also spoke in favour of the nomination.

 

RESOLVED:

 

There being no other nominations, the Mayor declared that Councillor Ismail be elected as Mayor of the London Borough of Islington for 2019/20.

 

The Mayor vacated the chair and the Council adjourned while Councillor Ismail was invested with the robes of office. The Mayoral Party then returned to the Chamber.

17.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office by the Mayor

Minutes:

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

 

Yassin Hersi was appointed as the Mayor’s Consort.

 

The Mayor announced that her charities would be Centre 404 and the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre.

 

18.

Appointment of the Deputy Mayor

Minutes:

The Mayor appointed Councillor Troy Gallagher to the role of Deputy Mayor. Councillor Marian Spall was appointed as the Deputy Mayor’s Consort.

 

19.

Appointment of the Deputy Leader and the Executive pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

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

 

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

 

Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families: Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

 

Executive Member for Finance, Performance and Community Safety: Cllr Andy Hull

 

Executive Member for Community Development: Cllr Una O’Halloran

 

Executive Member for Inclusive Economy and Jobs: Cllr Asima Shaikh

 

Executive Member for Housing and Development: Cllr Diarmaid Ward

 

Executive Member for Environment and Transport: Cllr Claudia Webbe

 

20.

Appointment of Councillors to Political Positions and the Appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs and Membership of Committees for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Gill, seconded by Councillor Hamitouche, moved the recommendations in the report. The recommendations were put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

A.   APPOINTMENT OF COUNCILLORS TO POLITICAL POSITIONS

 

That the 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

Deputy Whips

Councillors Nurullah Turan & Mouna Hamitouche

Chair of Group

Councillor Gary Heather

Vice-Chair

Councillor Claudia Webbe

Secretary

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Treasurer

Councillor Janet Burgess

Social Secretary

Councillor Marian Spall

Ordinary Member Posts

Councillors Matt Nathan & Sue Lukes

 

B.   APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS AND MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES FOR 2019/20

 

RESOLVED:

 

1)    That the following appointments be made the Policy and Performance Committee for 2019/20 or until successors are appointed be agreed:

 

POLICY & PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE (16 Councillors)

 

Councillor Rowena Champion (Chair)

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor Troy Gallagher (Vice Chair)

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Santiago Bell-Bradford

Councillor Anjna Khurana

Councillor Sheila Chapman

Councillor Matt Nathan

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Councillor Mick O’Sullivan

Councillor Vivien Cutler

Councillor Dave Poyser

Councillor Osh Gantly

Councillor Caroline Russell

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor Nick Wayne

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

 

 

2)    That the following appointments be made to the remaining committees for 2019/20 or until successors are appointed be agreed:

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

 

Councillor Vivien Cutler (Chair)

Councillor Phil Graham

Councillor John Woolf (Vice Chair)

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Santiago Bell-Bradford 

Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo

Councillor Alice Clarke-Perry

Councillor Flora Williamson

 

Co-opted Member for Education related issues:

 

 

Roman Catholic Diocese – Mary Clement

 

 

 

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

 

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor Nick Wayne

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT & REGENERATION SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9 Councillors)

 

Councillor Dave Poyser (Chair)

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Roulin Khondoker (Vice Chair)

Councillor Anjna Khurana

Councillor Rowena Champion

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Tricia Clarke

Councillor Caroline Russell

Councillor Paul Convery

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

 

 

HEALTH AND CARE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

 

Councillor Osh Gantly (Chair)

Councillor Tricia Clarke

Councillor Nurullah Turan (Vice Chair)

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor Joe Caluori

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Councillor Martin Klute

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche 

Councillor Anjna Khurana

Councillor Satnam Gill

 


The co-opted member from Healthwatch Islington is to be confirmed.

 

HOUSING SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

 

Councillor Mick O’Sullivan (Chair)

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Sue Lukes (Vice Chair)

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor Theresa Debono

Councillor Ben Mackmurdie

Councillor Troy Gallagher

Councillor Marian Spall

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Vivien Cutler

Councillor Jenny Kay

Councillor Osh Gantly

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

Councillor Satnam Gill

Councillor Nurullah Turan

Councillor Sara Hyde

 

 

Resident Observers:

 

Rose-Marie McDonald

Dean Donaghey

 

 

 

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

 

Councillor Nick Wayne (Chair)

Councillor Rowena Champion

Councillor Sue Lukes (Vice Chair)

Councillor Anjna Khurana

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Vivien Cutler

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor Mouna Hamitouche

Councillor Flora Williamson

 

Independent Members:

Alan Begg

Nick Whitaker

 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD (15 members, as below)
Members of the Board are  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

Appointment of Representatives to Outside Organisations for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Gill, seconded by Councillor Hamitouche, moved the recommendations in the report. The recommendations were put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That the following list of appointments to outside bodies for 2019/20 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 Roulin Khondoker

Cllr Phil Graham

Cllr Tricia Clarke

 

London Councils Forums:

Greater London Employment

 

One Year

Cllr Tricia Clarke

Local Government Association:

LGA General Assembly

One Year

 

Cllr Claudia Webbe

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

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 Sheila Chapman

 


Crossrail High Level Forum

One Year

Cllr Claudia Webbe

 

Deputy:

Cllr Phil Graham


 

Cross River Partnership

One Year

Cllr Asima Shaikh

Finsbury Park Town Centre Management Group

One Year

Cllr Gary Heather

 

Groundwork London Local Authority Strategic Board

One Year

Cllr Claudia Webbe

 

Islington Community Covenant Grant Schemes Panel

One Year

Cllr Una O’Halloran

Cllr Gary Poole

Islington Community Chest Panel

One Year

Cllr Una O’Halloran

Cllr Rowena Champion

Cllr Anjna Khurana

 

Substitute: Mouna Hamitouche

London Road Safety Council

One Year

Cllr Claudia Webbe

Deputy: Roulin Khondoker

Nags Head Town Centre Management Group

One Year

Cllr Gary Heather

Cllr Asima Shaikh

Newable

 

One Year

Cllr Asima Shaikh

North London Waste Authority

One Year

Cllr Andy Hull

Cllr Claudia Webbe

Reserve Forces and Cadets

One Year

Cllr Gary Poole

Safer Neighbourhoods Boards

One Year

Cllr Andy Hull

Cllr Rakhia Ismail

 

b)    To agree 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

Dame Alice Owens Foundation Advisory Committee

Cllr Kaya Comer Schwartz

Cllr Richard Watts

Three year

May 2019

 

22.

Appointment of Panel Members for Independent Admission Appeal Panels and Review Panels pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Gill moved the recommendation in the report. Councillor Hamitouche seconded. The recommendation was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That those appointed to serve on Independent Admission Appeal Panels and Review Panels be noted.