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23.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 July 2020 be agreed as a correct record and the Mayor be authorised to sign them.

24.

Mayoral Announcements

(a)  Apologies for absence

(b)  Declaration of interests

(c)   Order of business

(d)  Mayor’s Announcements

Minutes:

(i)            Apologies for absence

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Comer-Schwartz, Hamitouche, Khondoker and Ozdemir.

 

(ii)           Declaration of Interests

 

None.

 

(iii)          Order of Business

 

The order of business would be as per the agenda.

 

(iv)          Mayor’s Announcements

 

The Mayor reflected on the events of recent months, commenting that they had continued to be very challenging for the local community.

 

The Mayor was saddened and shocked at the fatal stabbing of a young man in her ward last week. The Mayor said her thoughts were with the family of the victim.

 

Coronavirus continued to have an impact on people across the borough. The Mayor thanked key workers, health and care staff and all of those working to keep us safe during the pandemic. The Mayor said her thoughts were with everyone who had been affected by the virus.

 

The Mayor had been able to attend some events over recent months. In early August the Mayor had joined a number of Arsenal players in making a surprise visit to the food distribution centre at the Emirates Stadium. The Council was grateful for the support that Arsenal had provided to the community throughout the pandemic and wished them well for the football season ahead.

 

The Mayor had also visited schools to celebrate with students receiving their GCSE and A Level results. We should all be proud of the borough’s young people for their fantastic results.

 

The Mayor was also pleased to attend Islington Green for the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day, alongside the Deputy Lieutenant and members of the Islington Veterans Association. The Mayor said it was important that such events are commemorated even during difficult times.

 

 

25.

Leader's Announcements

Minutes:

Councillor Watts thanked Councillor Ismail for her hard work and dedication over the past year as Mayor.

 

Councillor Watts noted the fatal stabbing of a young man near Caledonian Road the previous week and said his thoughts were with the family of the victim.

 

Councillor Watts paid tribute to all of those who had passed away over recent months due to Covid-19. The Council’s top priority was to keep people safe and Councillor Watts expressed his frustration that Islington still did not have an operational testing site. The Council was willing to work with the government and relevant agencies to resolve the matter as soon as possible.

 

 

 

26.

Vote of Thanks to Outgoing Mayor and Consort

Minutes:

Councillor Smith moved a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Ismail. The vote of thanks was seconded by Councillor Khurana. Councillor Woolf also contributed to the debate. It was commented that Councillor Ismail had made a positive contribution in the role and had reached out to the borough’s communities over the past year, including through the difficulties of the pandemic.

 

Councillor Ismail thanked her fellow councillors, the Mayor’s Consort, and all those who had supported her as Mayor. Councillor Ismail announced that £23,000 had been raised for the Mayor’s Charities, Centre 404 and the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre.

 

 

27.

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

Minutes:

The Deputy Mayor (Councillor Troy Gallagher) in the Chair

 

Councillor Comer-Schwartz, seconded by Councillor Chapman, moved that Councillor Burgess be elected as Mayor for the ensuing municipal year.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Burgess be elected as Mayor of the London Borough of Islington for 2020/21.

 

 

The Council adjourned while Councillor Burgess was invested with the robes of office.

 

The Mayor (Councillor Janet Burgess) in the Chair

28.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office by the Mayor

Minutes:

The Mayor accepted the office by making the required declaration.

 

The Mayor thanked councillors for their nominations. The Mayor paid tribute to local charitable organisations and community groups for working to support the most vulnerable people throughout the pandemic.  The Mayor also thanked council staff and key workers for their dedicated response to Covid-19.

 

The Mayor announced that her charity would be Age UK Islington.

 

The Mayor advised that she would ask councillors and members of the local community to act as consort at mayoral engagements.

29.

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.

30.

Constitution Update pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Hyde moved the recommendations in the report. Councillor Woolf seconded.

 

The recommendations were put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the amendments to the Constitution, as detailed in the report, be approved.

31.

Appointment of the Deputy Leader and the Executive pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Watts introduced the paper.

 

Councillor Watts thanked Councillor Burgess for her service on the Executive and as Deputy Leader of the Council. Councillor Comer-Schwartz was welcomed as the new Deputy Leader of the Council. Councillor Watts also welcomed two new members of the Executive; Councillor Turan as the new Executive Member for Health and Social Care, and Councillor Lukes and the new Executive Member for Community Safety.

 

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

 

Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families: Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz

 

Executive Member for Environment and Transport: Councillor Rowena Champion

 

Executive Member for Finance and Performance: Councillor Satnam Gill

 

Executive Member for Community Safety: Councillor Sue Lukes

 

Executive Member for Community Development: Councillor Una O’Halloran

 

Executive Member for Inclusive Economy and Jobs: Councillor Asima Shaikh

 

Executive Member for Health and Social Care: Councillor Nurullah Turan

 

Executive Member for Housing and Development: Councillor Diarmaid Ward

32.

Appointment of Councillors to Political Positions and the Appointment of Chairs, Vice Chairs, Independent Members, and Membership of Committees 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Hyde, seconded by Councillor Woolf, 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 Sara Hyde

Deputy Whips

Councillors Anjna Khurana & John Woolf

Chair of Group

Councillor Gary Heather

Vice-Chair

Councillor Michelline Ngongo

Secretary

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Treasurer

Councillor Diarmaid Ward

Social Secretary

Councillor Marian Spall

Ordinary Member Posts

Councillors Matt Nathan & Mouna Hamitouche



B.    APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

(i) That Alan Begg and Alan Finch be appointed as co-opted members of the Audit Committee for a four year term or until successors are appointed.

(ii) That Luke Rigg and Robert Milne be appointed as Independent Persons for Standards for a four year term or until successors are appointed.
(iii) That Reza Choudhury be appointed to the Independent Panel until the conclusion of the Independent Panel process detailed in the report.
 

C.   APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS AND MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES FOR 2020/21

 

1)    That the following appointments be made to the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee for 2020/21 or until successors are appointed:

POLICY & PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE (16 Councillors)

Councillor Theresa Debono (Chair)

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor Troy Gallagher (Vice Chair)

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Santiago Bell-Bradford

Councillor Matt Nathan

Councillor Sheila Chapman

Councillor Mick O’Sullivan

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury

Councillor Angela Picknell

Councillor Vivien Cutler

Councillor Dave Poyser

Councillor Osh Gantly

Councillor Caroline Russell

Councillor Gary Heather

Councillor Nick Wayne

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Janet Burgess

Councillor John Woolf

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

Councillor Claudia Webbe

Councillor Anjna Khurana

Councillor Joe Caluori

Councillor Andy Hull

 

 

 

 

 

2)    That the following appointments be made to the remaining committees for 2020/21 or until successors are appointed:

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

Councillor Vivien Cutler (Chair)

Councillor Phil Graham

Councillor Gulcin Ozdemir (Vice Chair)

Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo

Councillor Santiago Bell-Bradford 

Councillor Flora Williamson

Councillor Joe Caluori

Councillor John Woolf

 

Co-opted Members for Education related issues:

 

 

Roman Catholic Diocese – Mary Clement

 

 

Parent Governor Representative (Primary) – Claire Ballak

 

 

Parent Governor Representative (Secondary) – Zaleera Wallace

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Nick Wayne 

Councillor Janet Burgess

 

Councillor Sarah Hyde

Councillor Clare Jeapes

 

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT & REGENERATION SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9 Councillors)

Councillor Dave Poyser (Chair)

Councillor Phil Graham

Councillor Roulin Khondoker (Vice Chair)

Councillor Gulcin Ozdemir

Councillor Paul Convery

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Tricia Clarke

Councillor Caroline Russell

 

Councillor Kadeema Woodbyrne

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Osh Gantly

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor John Woolf

Councillor Janet Burgess

Councillor Santiago Bell-Bradford

 

 

 

 

HEALTH AND CARE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

Councillor Osh Gantly (Chair)

Councillor Tricia Clarke

Councillor Jilani Chowdhury (Vice Chair)

Councillor Phil Graham

Councillor Rakhia Ismail 

Councillor Roulin Khondoker

Councillor Clare Jeapes

Councillor Martin Klute

 

Substitutes:

 

Councillor Sara Hyde

Councillor John Woolf

Councillor Anjna Khurana

 


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

 

 

 

 

HOUSING SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (8 Councillors)

Councillor Mick O’Sullivan (Chair)

Councillor Phil Graham

Councillor Marian  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Appointment of Representatives to serve on certain Outside Organisations for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Hyde, seconded by Councillor Woolf, 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 2020/21 for the remainder of the 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 Paul Smith

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

 

Associated Joint Committee - Transport and Environment Committee

One Year

Cllr Rowena Champion

 

Deputies:

Cllr Asima Shaikh

Cllr Phil Graham

Cllr Janet Burgess

Cllr David Poyser

London Councils Forums:

Greater London Employment

 

One Year

Cllr Satnam Gill

Deputy: Cllr Asima Shaikh

Local Government Association:

LGA General Assembly

One Year

 

Cllr Rowena Champion

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

 

Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Schemes Panel

One Year

 

Cllr Una O’Halloran

Cllr Gary Poole


Crossrail High Level Forum

One Year

Cllr Rowena Champion

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 Rowena Champion

 

Islington Community Chest Panel

One Year

Cllr Una O’Halloran

Cllr Satnam Gill

Cllr Troy Gallagher

Substitute: Anjna Khurana

London Road Safety Council

One Year

Cllr Rowena Champion

Deputy: Janet Burgess

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 Rowena Champion

Cllr Satnam Gill

Reserve Forces and Cadets

One Year

Cllr Gary Poole

Safer Neighbourhoods Boards

One Year

Cllr Sue Lukes

Cllr Roulin Khondoker

 

 

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

Camden and Islington NHS Trust

Cllr Sheila Chapman

 

Until June 2022

25 September 2020

Central London Forward

Cllr Richard Watts

Cllr Asima Shaikh

Until May 2022

25 September 2020

City YMCA London

Cllr Phil Graham

Until June 2023

25 September 2020

Cloudesley Charity

 

Tanya Parr

4 year term

December 2020

Cripplegate Foundation

 

Cllr Marian Spall

Until Sept 2024

25 September 2020

Islington United Charities

Cllr Theresa Debono

Cllr Troy Gallagher

4 year term

25 September 2020

Moorfields Eye Hospital

 

Cllr Una O’Halloran

Until May 2023

25 September 2020

St Lukes Trustee Ltd

Cllr Matt Nathan

Until June 2022

25 September 2020

St Mary Magdalene

 

David Forrester

Until May 2024

25 September 2020

St Sepulchre

Cllr Troy Gallagher

Until May 2022

25 September 2020