Full Council
Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE

Contact: Ayshe Simsek, Acting Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager 


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To receive apologies for absence

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To ask the Mayor to consider the admission of any late items of business in accordance with Section 100B of the Local Government Act 1972

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Declarations of Interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:


(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.


A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct


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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 16 July 2018 & 11 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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To receive such communications as the Mayor may lay before the Council pdf icon PDF 116 KB

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To receive the report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To agree the designation of the section 151 officer role.

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To receive the report of the Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal Services

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To consider requests to receive Deputations and/or Petitions and, if approved, to receive them

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To receive reports from the following bodies pdf icon PDF 154 KB

a)    Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee

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Annual Carbon Report and Zero by 2050 Commission pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Haringey Debate:Tackling Air Pollution

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To answer questions, if any, in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure Nos. 9 & 10 pdf icon PDF 487 KB

1.    From Cllr Morris to Cllr Ejiofor

With regards to the resolutions from Full Council on October 11th 2018, what progress has been made on publishing a report on contingencies in the event of Britain leaving the EU?


2.    From: From Cllr Culverwell to Cllr Hearn:


As a result of cuts forced onto the Council by the Coalition and successive Conservative governments, how much has the Council had to cut its budget for maintaining parks in the borough?


3.    From Cllr Barnes to Cllr Ibrahim


What is the best estimate of the cost of administering an estate ballot on Broadwater Farm in accordance with the GLA guidance on regeneration projects?


4. From Cllr Say to Cllr Ejiofor:


What progress has been made, over the last 6 months, on delivering the manifesto commitments made by this administration?


5.    From Cllr Cawley-Harrison to Cllr Hearn

How does the Council reconcile its policy of promoting walking and cycling as its preferred transport choices with the recent proposal for road network changes on Wightman Road in Harringay ward, which included no provision for cycling?


6.    From Cllr Tabois to Cllr Ejiofor:


What is the Council doing to do to ensure that the 42,000 EU 27 citizens in Haringey are properly supported to remain in the UK whatever the result of the Brexit negotiations?


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To consider the following Motions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure No. 13 pdf icon PDF 585 KB

Motion E


Councils at Breaking Point


Proposed by: Cllr Ejiofor

Seconded by: Cllr James

This Council notes that many council budgets are now at Breaking Point. Austerity, implemented by the Conservative and Liberal Democrats, when in Government, has caused huge damage to communities up and down the UK, with devastating effects on key public services that protect the most defenceless in society – children at risk, disabled adults and vulnerable older people – and the services we all rely on, like clean streets, libraries, children’s centres and schools;

      Tory cuts mean councils have lost 60p out of every £1 that the last Labour Government was spending on local government in 2010;

      Councils had to spend an extra £800m last year to meet the demand on vital services to protect children;

      With an aging population and growing demand adult social care faces a gap of £3.5 billion – with only 14% of council workers now confident that vulnerable local residents are safe and cared for

      Government cuts have seen over 500 children’s centres and 475 libraries close, potholes are left unfilled, and 80% of council workers now say have no confidence in the future of local services;

      By 2020, all of Haringey’s 69 schools will have faced cuts with a net loss of £346 per pupil

      Northamptonshire has already gone bust due to Tory incompetence at both national and local level, and more councils are predicted to collapse without immediate emergency funding

      Councils now face a further funding gap of £7.8 billion by 2025 just to keep services ‘standing still’ and meeting additional demand. Even Lord Gary Porter, the Conservative Chair of the Local Government Association, has said ‘Councils can no longer be expected to run our vital local services on a shoestring’

      To stop planned further cuts to local authorities, the Chancellor needs to find an additional £1.3bn next year.


This Council condemns Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss for stating on BBC Newsnight on 1st October 2018 that the government is “not making cuts to local authorities”, when all independent assessments of government spending show that this is entirely false; and that this Council further notes that Prime Minister Theresa May has also claimed that “austerity is over” despite planning a further £1.3bn of cuts to council budgets over the next year;

This Council believes that there should be increased freedoms for councils based on recognition that councils are democratic, transparent, and accountable, and that councillors can be trusted not to overstep the boundaries of acceptability set by regular interactions with the ballot box. This should include immediate abolition of the council tax referendum limit, increased powers to levy higher council tax on empty homes, and the ability to look at local taxes such as land value tax, tourism tax, and possibly even local retention of a portion of income tax;


This Council agreeswith the aims of the ‘Breaking Point’ petition signed by labour councillors  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

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