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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

25.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Councillor Mouna Hamitouche.

26.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

27.

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.

28.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

CONFIRMED as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2018 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

29.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 193 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 Interim 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.

(c) That the amendments to Ward budgets resulting from project funding being returned, as detailed in paragraph 3.12 and the final page of Appendix A 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.

 

 

30.

Islington Council's Community Chest: Continuation of the Council's commitment pdf icon PDF 108 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 Islington’s contribution of £200,000 to Islington Council’s Community Chest be approved for the second year, 2019-2020.

(b) That the Voluntary and Community Sector Development Team work with the Cripplegate Foundation to establish a partnership framework and priorities for Islington Council Community Chest.

 

Reason for decision

The continuation of the Council’s commitment to the Islington Council Community Chest Fund would have a direct benefit to local voluntary and community sector organisations and communities, by building community resilience and tackling poverty and isolation.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.

31.

Islington Council's Community Chest: Round two grant awards 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 127 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 November 2018) made by Islington Council’s Community Chest (ICCC) Panel, in relation to the second round of ICCC grant funding for 2018/19, 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 ICCC and therefore the report was for the Committee’s information only.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.

32.

London Boroughs' Grants Committee: levy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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 decision of the Service Director, Financial and Asset Management (S151 Officer) (19 December 2018) to approve the London Boroughs’ Grants Committee proposed budget of £6.909m for 2019-20 and Islington’s estimated contribution of £178k in 2019-20, as detailed in the report of the Service Director, Financial and Asset Management (S151 Officer), be noted.

 

Reasons for the decision

In view of London Councils’ deadline of 25 January 2019 for a response, the decision was delegated to the Service Director, Financial and Asset Management (S151 Officer).

 

The Council’s subscription to the London Boroughs’ Grants Committee contributed towards the funding of many London-wide organisations, providing a range of services, which benefitted Islington residents.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/note of dispensations granted

None.