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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

108.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Anjna Khurana.

109.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

110.

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:

Councillor Michelline Ngongo declared an interest in agenda item B1 - Local Initiative Fund awards - as the Chair of the Light Project Pro International.

111.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 July 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

112.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 227 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 majority of the temporary revised measures for new and previously funded Local Initiative Fund projects implemented due to the Covid19 pandemic, as detailed in the report to the Executive on 30 April 2020, be continued.

(b) To continue with delegated authority to the Corporate Director Fairer Together, in consultation with the Executive Member for Community Development, to make changes to the use of previously awarded funding, with new applications to be considered by the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee.

(c) That Ward budget underspends in 2021/22 exceeding £1,000 per Ward be carried forward to 2022/23.

(d) That the amount that may be approved under delegated authority by the Corporate Director Fairer Together  to activity to support Ward Partnership meetings be increased to £1,000.

(e) That the Local Initiative Fund awards approved by the Corporate Director Fairer Together, under delegated authority and in consultation with the Executive Member for Community Development on 21 June and 16 August 2021, detailed in appendix A to the report, be noted.

 

Reasons for decision

The Local Initiatives Fund was an effective way of addressing local priorities and provided a mechanism for Ward councillors to support small projects which might otherwise not be funded. Proposals submitted for approval represented a wide range of activity and would deliver significant benefit to local communities.

 

Other options considered

None

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None

113.

Discretionary rate relief awards pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Additional documents:

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 Discretionary Rate Relief be awarded to six organisations (six hereditaments) listed at appendix 1 of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development and below, from 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2023:

 

 

Name of Organisation

Address of premises for DRR

Type of Organisation

Total Relief Awarded

(21/22)

Cost to Council

(21/22)

London City YMCA

167 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT

VCS

2,940.56

882.17

St Peter and St Paul Roman Catholic Primary School

42 Compton Street, London EC1V 0EU

School

6,673.99

2,002.20

Minority Matters Ltd

Pt Ground Floor & 1st Floor 50-51 Corker Walk, London N7 7RU

VCS

573.44

172.03

Christ The King Roman Catholic Primary School

55 Tollington Park, London N4 3QW

School

10,427.20

3,128.16

 

Artbox London

Studio 1, Orkney House, 195-199 Caledonian Road, London N1 0AF

VCS

390.10

130.02

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School

 

Fowler Road, London N1 2EP

School

7,065.60

2,119.56

 

Total

 

 

£28,070.89

 

£8,434.14

 

 

 

Reason 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.