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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

33.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Councillor Anjna Khurana.

34.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

35.

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.

36.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

CONFIRMED as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

 

37.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED recommendations and that it be noted that the Executive Member for Community Development would write to members of the Council to remind them of the importance of adhering to the deadlines for submission of applications for LIF funding

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

Minutes:

Members thanked the Ward Budget and Partnerships Officer and her Team for all their work in co-ordinating the Local Initiatives Fund to date.  They noted that the total amount remaining for allocation in this financial year was just £2,971.

 

The Executive Member for Community Development undertook to write to all members of the Council to remind them of the deadlines for submission of applications in a timely fashion to alleviate pressure on the Team.

 

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 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.

(d) That it be noted that the Executive Member for Community Development would write to members of the Council to remind them of the deadlines for submission of applications from the Local Initiatives Fund.

 

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.

 

38.

Islington Council venues: free community use scheme round two - summer 2019 pdf icon PDF 168 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 one free hire of Islington Assembly Hall be allocated to the following organisations, between June and mid-September 2019:

 

·         The BIG Alliance

·         Yaram Arts

 

(b) That one free hire of the rooms at Islington Town Hall be made to each of the following organisations, between January and May 2019:

 

·         Caris Islington

·         Voluntary Action Islington (Volunteer Centre Islington)

 

(c) That the following applicant be held in reserve, in the event of the inability of the organisations named in resolution (a) above to negotiate appropriate dates and timings:

 

·         Islington Mind

 

 

Reason for decision

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

 

Other options considered

A total of ten applications were received and evaluated by officers.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.