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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Diarmaid Ward and Councillor Michelline Safi-Ngongo (observer).

2.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

3.

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:

None.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2018 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

5.

Proposed membership, terms of reference and dates of meetings of Voluntary and Community Sector Committee in 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Decision:

AGREED recommendation

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the membership of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee, as appointed at the Executive on 14 June 2018, its terms of reference and dates of meetings for the municipal year 2018/19, be approved as set out in Appendix A of the report of the Corporate Director of Resources.

 

 

Reasons for decision

To inform members of the remit of the Committee.

 

Other options considered

None

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None

 

6.

Islington Council venues free community use scheme pdf icon PDF 551 KB

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 a reduction be made in the number of free hires of the Assembly Hall from eight each year to up to four events each year and, at the same time, open up the opportunity for up to a further four community groups to apply to use the Town Hall’s larger committee rooms for smaller events more suited to these rooms.

(b) That the name of the scheme be changed to “The Islington Council Venues Free Community Use Scheme” to reflect the two different packages offered as detailed in paragraph 5.1 of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development.

(c)  That the changes to the application process and criteria, as detailed in paragraph 5.2 of the report, be approved.

(d) That the application timetable detailed in paragraph 7 of the report be approved.

 

Reasons for decision

The scheme provided an opportunity for the Council to support local organisations through free use of the Assembly Hall. 

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None

 

7.

Islington Council's Community Chest : Round three grant awards 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Noted.

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the funding decisions (6 March 2018) made by Islington Council’s Community Chest Panel, in relation to the third round of grant funding for 2017/18, as detailed in Appendix A of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, be noted.

 

Reasons for decision

The decisions on grant awards had already been made by Islington Council’s Community Chest Panel and therefore the report was for the Committee’s information only.

 

Other options considered

None

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None