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Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence



Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hamitouche and Councillor Rupert Perry.


Declarations of Substitute Members


There were no declarations of substitute members.


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.



There were no declarations of interest.


Public Questions


There were no questions from members of the public.


Scrutiny Topics




1.    That the main scrutiny topic for 2016/17 would be the Regeneration of Retail Areas.  The scope of the scrutiny is to be agreed at the next meeting.

2.    It was further agreed that the committee would also take evidence on the following topics and that half a meeting would be allocated to each:

a) An update on progress of the installation of PV solar panels on council buildings.

b) Use of BBQs in public open spaces

c) Promoting use of electric vehicles

d) Flood preparedness

Councillor Court advised that it would be necessary for him to vacate the chair for the item on electric vehicles.

3.    It was further agreed that two visits would be organised during the year; one to Gillespie Park and one to the Bunhill Heat and Power Energy Centre.

4.    It was also agreed that the following subjects would be considered for the allocation of committee time later in the year, subject to progress with the main scrutiny and the items above:

a) The Mayor of London’s ‘Energy for Londoner’ proposals
b) The Ultra Low Emission Zone consultation

5.    That the draft a work programme reflecting the above be considered at the next meeting.