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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

Contact: Ola Adeoye  (020) 7527 3044

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Anjna Khurana.

7.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

8.

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.

9.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED as a correct record

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2022 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

10.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Subject to an amendment to recommendation 2.1 as follows:

 

Delete the words in line 1 “Executive Member for Homes and Communities” and replace with “Director of Fairer Together”

 

“That authority be delegated to the Director of Fairer Together to approve funding for proposals etc…..etc”

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

Minutes:

 

The Chair proposed an amendment to recommendation 2.1 of the report as follows, which was agreed:

 

Delete the words in line 1 “Executive Member for Homes and Communities” and replace with “Director of Fairer Together”

 

RESOLVED:

(a) That authority be delegated to the Director of Fairer Together to approve funding for proposals arising as a result of the cost of living crisis and that those awards be reported to the next meeting of the Committee at which Local Initiatives Fund awards are considered.

(b) That the new proposals and changes to previous proposals submitted by Ward councillors and detailed in Appendix A of the report of the Executive Member for Homes and Communities be approved in principle, subject to the Director of Fairer Together being satisfied that the necessary checks have been made and any outstanding issues resolved.

(c) That the declarations of interest made by councillors having a connection with organisations that they are recommending funding for, as detailed in paragraph 4.3 of the report, be noted.

(d) That the Director of Fairer Together be authorised to make changes to the use of previously awarded funding, with new applications to be considered by the Committee.

 

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.  The approved proposals represented a wide range of activity and delivered significant benefits to local communities.

 

Other options considered – none

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none