Full Council
Monday, 13th February, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: The College of Haringey, Enfield, and North East London - Tottenham Centre High Road Tottenham N15 4RU

Contact: Ayshe Simsek, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager 

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To receive apologies for absence


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


Declarations of Interest

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 18 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 452 KB


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


To receive the report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Change to Political composition and Appointments to Committees 2022/23.


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


To make appointments to Council Committees and Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report to follow.


To receive reports from the following bodies pdf icon PDF 104 KB

a)    Alexandra Park and Palace Board

b)    Corporate Committee

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

E – Petition on  Objection to West Green and  St Ann’s LTN


E – Petition on Objection to Bounds Green LTN 


E – Petition on Opposition to West Green & Bruce Grove LTN trial


Haringey Debate - Liberal Democrat Group - The Cost of Living Crisis: How Can the Council support Residents?


To answer questions, if any, in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure Nos. 9 & 10 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Oral Questions


1.         Cllr Barnes to Cllr Gordon


Noel Park leaseholders have been shown the new pods they are having to pay for, and not unfairly have compared them to construction site toilets. Would you be willing to pay up to £50,000 in some cases for a construction site toilet?


2.         Cllr Sarah Elliott to Cllr Dana Carlin  

What is the Council doing to improve housing standards for private renters?

3.         Cllr Cawley-Harrison to Cllr Hakata

In a quarter of Council buildings with solar panels installed, the panels aren’t functioning. What is the financial and carbon cost this has had on the Council?

4.         Cllr Ibrahim Ali to Cllr Zena Brabazon

How has the Council responded to the government’s Safety Valve programme, and what challenges does it present for Children’s Services?

5.         Cllr Rossetti to Cllr Chandwani

In 2021 Haringey had the most complaints upheld against it by the Local Government Ombudsman of any Council in London. What have you changed to ensure this does not happen again?

6.         Cllr Cressida Johnson to Cllr Adam Jogee

Small businesses are a key part of the local economy here in Haringey. What steps is the Cabinet Member taking to support our businesses during the cost-of-living crisis?



To consider the following Motions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure No. 13 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Motion C

Calling for fairer funding for local government


Proposer: Cllr Sarah Williams

Seconder: Cllr Anna Abela

Council notes

-          The current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has on record stated that he, in his then role as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, had reversed the local government funding formulas implemented under the last Labour government in order to take funding from ‘urban deprived areas’ and distribute this funding to wealthier areas. 

-          The government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda is supposed to address inequality across the country, but some wealthy areas of England have seen 10 time more funding than the least well-off.

-          Local government is facing a funding gap of £3.4 billion in 2023/24 and £4.5 billion in 2024/25.

-          According to the Institute for Government, poorer areas have been hit disproportionally by a combination of cuts to neighbourhood services such as parks, libraries, refuse collection and children’s centres since 2010.

-          IFS research shows that:

o   In general, funding to local services in areas with greater need has fallen further and faster than spending in more affluent areas.

o   In areas with high need, spending on social care for adults and children is much lower than it is in areas where there is less need.

o   This will have serious long-term consequences in terms of equity, living standards, wellbeing, and economic success.

Council believes

-          That the government’s austerity agenda has, over the last 12 years, had devastating effects on our communities. 

-          That the Government’s levelling up agenda has paid little attention to the inequality within London itself and the socioeconomic challenges many Londoners face.

-          That ‘Levelling up’ will only be turned into a reality if councils have the powers and funding they need to tackle concentrations of deprivation and make our towns and communities attractive places to live, work and visit.

-          It is crucial that local services have a sustainable future which gives councils certainty over their funding, allowing councils to make decisions that will benefit communities in the long term.

Council resolves

-          To write to Rishi Sunak PM to request that:

o   the government return the money they have taken from deprived communities;

o   the government reassess their local government funding formula to reflect the principles of ‘levelling up’ and ensure that funding is allocated fairly and to the areas that need it most.



Housing Repairs


Motion D


Proposer: Councillor Dawn Barnes

Seconder: Councillor Luke Cawley-Harrison


Council Notes:

To meet the decent homes standard, homes must meet the following criteria:

o meet the current statutory minimum standard for housing

o be in a reasonable state of repair

o have reasonably modern facilities and services

o provide a reasonable degree of thermal comfort


In 2020/21 over a quarter of council homes in Haringey did not meet the decent homes standard;


In 2020/21 the council failed to meet its target for emergency repairs completed within timescale, and performance has worsened in 2021/22 (up to March);


In 2020/21 the council failed to meet its target  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

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