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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

Contact: Mary Green  (020) 7527 3005

Items
No. Item

64.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Diarmaid Ward.

65.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

66.

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.

67.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019 be confirmed as a correct record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

 

68.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED recommendations and that officers be thanked for their work on processing applications to the Fund.

 

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 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, 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 3.12 of the report, be noted.

(c) That officers be thanked for their work on processing applications to the Fund.

 

Reasons 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

69.

Discretionary rate relief awards pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED recommendations and that officers be thanked for their work on processing the applications

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

(a) That discretionary rate relief be awarded to the organisations listed in Appendix A of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, and for the sums indicated, for three years from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.

(b) That discretionary rate relief be awarded to the organisations listed in Appendix B of the report, for three years from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023, subject to valuations of the premises falling within the threshold for discretionary rate relief, as outlined in the policy attached as Appendix C to the report.

(c) That the application from “Islington Link Up” be deferred, pending receipt of further information. Subject to receipt of the outstanding information, the application will be considered in a future round to the Committee.

(d) That officers be thanked for their work on processing the applications.

 

Reasons for decision

Awarding discretionary rate relief to not-for-profit organisations or other bodies providing a community or social benefit was a cost-effective way of supporting local organisations delivering the commitments set out in the Council’s corporate plan.

 

Other options considered

None

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None