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Notices of Motion

Where a motion concerns an executive function, nothing passed can be actioned until approved by the Executive or an officer with the relevant delegated power.

 

Minutes:

Motion 1 – Women’s Night Safety Charter

 

Councillor O’Halloran moved the motion. Councillor Woodbyrne seconded. Councillor Russell contributed to the debate.

 

The motion was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)      To support and deliver on all the pledges within the Women’s Night Safety Charter.

(ii)     To encourage other businesses and organisations in Islington that operate at night to sign-up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter.

(iii)    To monitor the number of Islington businesses and organisations that sign-up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter as part of the Council’s efforts to prevent and reduce violence against women and girls in the borough.

(iv)    To work with the Mayor of London to seek to make London a safer city at night for all.

 

 

Motion 2 – Opposing a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

 

The Mayor advised that a proposed amendment to the motion had been circulated in the additional despatch of papers.

 

Councillor Watts moved the motion. Councillor O’Halloran seconded. Councillor Russell moved her amendment. Councillor Lukes contributed to the debate.

 

The amendment was put to the vote and LOST.

 

The motion was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)           That the Council is opposed in the strongest terms to a ‘No Deal’ Brexit;

(ii)          That a ‘No Deal’ Brexit should be ruled out by the Government, an extension to the date the UK is due to leave the EU negotiated and then a General Election should be called to give people their say.

 

Motion 3 – A Fully Funded, Proper Pay Rise for Council and School Workers

 

The Mayor advised that a proposed amendment to the motion had been circulated in the additional despatch of papers.

 

The Mayor reminded members of the interests already declared in relation to this item.

 

Councillor Hyde moved the motion. Councillor Smith seconded. Councillor Russell moved her amendment. Councillors Graham and Watts contributed to the debate.

 

The amendment was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

The motion as amended was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)           To support the pay claim submitted by Unite, GMB and UNISON on behalf of council and school workers for a £10 per hour minimum wage and a 10% uplift across all other pay points in 2020/21.

(ii)          To call on the Local Government Association to make urgent representations to central government to fund the National Joint Council (NJC) pay claim.

(iii)         To write to the Chancellor and Secretary of State to call for a pay increase for local government workers to be funded with new money from central government.

(iv)         To continue to encourage all local government workers to join a trade union.

 

 

Motion 4 – Opposition to Heathrow Expansion and the introduction of concentrated flight paths over Islington

 

The Mayor advised that a proposed amendment to the motion had been circulated in the additional despatch of papers.

 

Councillor Russell moved the motion. Councillor Webbe moved her amendment. Councillor Russell exercised her right of reply.

 

The amendment was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

The motion as amended was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)           To reaffirm the Council’s position to oppose further expansion of Heathrow airport.

(ii)          To oppose expansion of airport capacity in London if the Government cannot demonstrate that it is accommodated within the emissions budget that the Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommends for aviation in 2050, as well as other environmental limits, such as air quality.

(iii)         To make representations to London City Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority calling for a fairer distribution of flight paths in London.

(iv)         To make representations to the Government urging UK Aviation Noise policy to be brought into line with WHO recommendations.

(v)          To register as an ‘Interested Party” in the Development Consent Order Process for the proposed expansion of Heathrow.

(vi)         To investigate joining the No Third Runway Coalition as a local authority member.

 

Motion 5 – Single-use plastic-free Islington

 

 

The Mayor advised that a proposed amendment to the motion had been circulated in the additional despatch of papers.

 

Councillor Russell moved the motion. Councillor Webbe moved her amendment.

 

The amendment was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

The motion as amended was put to the vote and CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)    To bring a report to the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee on the options for reducing the use of unnecessary non-medical Single Use Plastics (SUP) items in Islington, with the aim of:

o    ensuring that Islington Council becomes a full signatory of the ‘Plastic Free Pledge’ (https://plasticfreepledge.com/) by phasing out the use of unnecessary SUPs in all Council buildings, and working with commissioning partners to end the purchase and procurement of SUPs through the council supply chain;

o    further encouraging the borough’s businesses, schools, organisations and residents to go ‘single-use plastic free,’ working to share business support, practical guidelines and advice to help local businesses transition from SUPs to re-usable alternatives; 

o    supporting more traders on Council land to sell reusable containers and invite customers to bring their own, with the aim of phasing out SUPs; 

o    requiring food and drink vendors at sporting and other events or on film locations in the borough to avoid SUPs and other high carbon single-use items as a condition of their event permission;

o    investigating whether avoidance of SUPs could be a condition of licensing for pubs, nightclubs and music venues.

(ii)   To continue to call on National Government to take robust action in reducing single-use plastics.

 

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