Agenda

Full Council
Monday, 18th July, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Moselle Rooms Tottenham Town Hall , Town Hall Approach Road London N15 4RY

Contact: Ayshe Simsek, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager 

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Items
No. Item

1.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method.  Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting.  Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

2.

To receive apologies for absence

3.

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

4.

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

 

5.

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 23 May 2022 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

6.

To receive such communications as the Mayor may lay before the Council

7.

To receive the report of the Chief Executive

8.

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

9.

Announcement by the Leader - CSO 3.1 vii pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Update on Special Urgency Decisions

10.

To receive reports from the following bodies pdf icon PDF 113 KB

a)    The Cabinet – Adoption of the North London Waste Plan

b)    Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Annual Report

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11.

Haringey Debate : Understanding and tackling mental health wellbeing in Haringey communities

12.

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

13.

To answer questions, if any, in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure Nos. 9 & 10 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

 

Q1Cllr Sarah Elliott to Cllr Adam Jogee

What recent steps has the Council taken to ensure residents have the skills they need for the 21st century? 

 

Q2 Cllr Cawley-Harrison to Cllr Ahmet

In your first meeting as Leader of the Council, you said that antisemitism has “festered” in Haringey Labour for “far too long”, and in a recent email to Labour councillors you wrote that you “will not tolerate antisemitism” in your Group. Given Haringey’s reputation, what are you doing to ensure that the council’s leadership, including all councillors, adhere to the highest standards?

 

Q3 Cllr Ahmed Mahbub to Cllr Seema Chandwani

Will the increase in benefits coming in April 2023 help Haringey residents who are struggling with the cost of living crisis?

 

Q4 Cllr Emery to Cllr Chandwani

Months after it first launched, the council’s virtual parking permit system is still not working for many residents, with people unable to purchase or renew resident or visitor CPZ permits, upload proof of address and ownership or access the online visitor parking platform. Do you agree that the council should have ironed out these flaws before rolling out the system and what is being done to fix the continuing issues?

 

Q5 Cllr Nicola Bartlett to Cllr Dana Carlin

Can the Cabinet member provide an update on the insourcing of Homes for Haringey?

 

Q6 Cllr Barnes to Cllr Carlin

When leaseholders and tenants report serious issues such as leaks in the bathroom or cracks in the ceiling to the council, what is the average time for the council to attend the property in comparison to the targeted time to respond?

 

 

14.

To consider the following Motions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure No. 13 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Motion A

 

Cost of Living

 

Proposer: Councillor Dawn Barnes

Seconder: Councillor Marsha Isilar-Gosling

 

Council notes that: 

·         The UK inflation rate hit a 90 year high of 9.1 per cent in May, and is expected by the Bank of England to rise further to 11 per cent by October;

·         The biggest contributor to last month’s increase in inflation was food prices, which have risen by 32.8 per cent in the past year;

·         On 1 April 2022, Ofgem increased the energy price cap by 54 per cent;

·         In light of the increased energy price cap, the average standard tariff energy bill will increase by £693 per year, and the average pre-pay meter energy bill will increase by £708 per year (Ofgem, 2022);

·         On 6 April 2022, the government increased National Insurance by 1.25 percentage points, which is projected to cost the average family in Haringey an additional £600 a year;

·         In 2021/22 Haringey Foodbanks distributed food parcels at a rate of 11 per 100,000 people (Trussell Trust, 2022);

·         A 2022 survey from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showed that 45% of all low-income families (those in the bottom 40% of household incomes) had family members either cut down on or skip meals, or go hungry because they did not have enough money for food;

·         Thousands of households in Haringey live in fuel poverty, exacerbated by the fact that 60% of homes in the borough are not energy efficient (Climate Action, 2022).

 

Council believes that:

  • The decision taken in June 2022 to agree to the policy first proposed by the Liberal Democrats, and soon supported by the Labour Party, to impose a ‘Windfall Tax’ on the super-profits of oil and gas companies and to redistribute this as a one-off payment of £400 to households later this year was a welcome first step from the government;
  • That the government needs to take a long-term approach to lowering energy bills, including:
    • Reducing Britain’s reliance on imported gas by accelerating home grown renewables;
    • Undertaking a national home insulation strategy which takes into account the private rented sector and encourages landlords to insulate properties they rent.
  • The government is not going far enough to support ordinary people through the cost of living crisis.

 

Council resolves to:

  • Declare a ‘Cost of Living Emergency’;
  • Ask the Leader of the Council and Leader of the Opposition to write a joint letter to the Government asking them to:
    • Immediately reduce the standard rate of VAT from 20 per cent to 17.5 per cent for one year, saving the average household in Haringey a further £600 this year;
    • Immediately restore the Universal Credit supplement of £20, which was cancelled by the Government in September 2021.
  • Call for a local Cost of Living Emergency Summit, with stakeholders including administration and opposition councillors, Citizens Advice, food banks, Trades Unions and Chambers of Commerce.

 

Motion B

 

Stop the bus cuts

Proposed by: Cllr Mike Hakata
Seconded by: Cllr Adam Jogee

This Council notes:

-          Public transport makes up over one third of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

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