Extraordinary meeting, Full Council
Thursday, 28th September, 2023 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Ayshe Simsek, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager 

Note: This is a Memorial Council meeting in memory of the late Councillor Julie Davies. Therefore, public seating for the meeting is prioritised for invited family, community representatives and trade union colleagues. If you would like to attend, please contact Democratic Services on 0208 489 2929 or email 

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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.


To receive apologies for absence


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



Memorial to the late Councillor Julie Davies pdf icon PDF 356 KB

Following the sad passing of Councillor Julie Davies on the 27th of April 2023 after a short illness, the Full Council is convened to pay its respects and give tribute to Councillor Julie Davies.


In attendance will be Councillor Davies’ close family.


The Mayor will address the meeting and invite community colleagues, trade union representatives, and other external attendees to speak in memory of Councillor Davies.


The Mayor will also invite both current and former Members of the Council to speak in memory of Councillor Davies.


At the conclusion of addresses, the Mayor will give closing comments and will then formally ask that the following MOTION be MOVED.


MOTION C 2023/24


Councillor Ahmet has given notice that she will move the following Motion C, to be seconded by Councillor Cawley – Harrison.


That this Council formally places on record its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Councillor Julie Davies who died on the 27 April 2023.


This Council wishes to record the enduring care and compassion with which Councillor Julie Davies undertook her duties during her term of office from May 2018 to April 2023, in her role as Ward Councillor for the St Ann’s Ward (2018-2022) and Hermitage and Gardens Ward (2022-2023).


This Council also notes the crucial work that Julie carried out as a member of Cabinet serving as Cabinet Member for employment, skills and corporate services from May 2021, and for communities and civic life from May 2022.

This Council wishes to remember Julie’s strong work ethic; character, moral values and principles. We recognise and applaud her unwavering dedication to improving education for our children, and also for promoting opportunities and prospects for the residents of Haringey as a teacher, trade unionist and politician.


This Council recognises Julie’s contribution as a teacher both abroad and locally including Northumberland Park School and South Harringay School. The Council would also like to acknowledge and thank Julie her for long and dedicated service as Branch Secretary for Haringey NEU National Education Teachers (NEU), her work on the union’s national executive committee, and the General Teaching Council.


This Council also acknowledges Councillor Julie Davies’ dedication and loyalty to the Labour movement over forty years, including her commitment to Haringey Labour Group, across the borough and across the country. Her impact will be remembered by the UK Labour Party, Trade Unions and Councillors - both past and present from both political groups. We note the high esteem and regard in which Cllr Davies was held by local residents and council officers.


This Council also formally wishes to express its deepest condolences at the loss of such a wonderful and great woman to Councillor Julie Davies’ children Harry and Ted, her siblings, Jennie and Michael, her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Members of this Council and residents of Haringey will remember Julie as the dear friend, colleague and campaigner who touched the lives of so many, and we thank her for her service as a dedicated and compassionate public servant. Her legacy  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.