virtual meeting, Full Council
Monday, 16th November, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: MS Teams

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


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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 326 KB


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

Verbal update


To receive the report of the Chief Executive


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


To receive reports from the following bodies pdf icon PDF 279 KB

a)    The Regulatory Committee

b)    Corporate Committee


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


Haringey Debate: Mental health during and after the Covid-19 pandemic


To answer questions, if any, in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure Nos. 9 & 10 pdf icon PDF 444 KB

           Cllr Cawley-Harrison to the Leader of the Council


1.    Does the Leader of the Council accept the findings of the recent EHRC report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, as the Labour Leader Keir Starmer does, and as a result what does he have to say to Haringey’s Jewish Community?


2.    Cllr Makbule Gunes to the Leader of the Council


A motion was passed in July by full Council entitled “Black Lives Matter and the Impact of Covid-19 on BAME Communities”, which made a number of requests on the Council for action. Can the Leader of the Council update Councillors on progress made since?


3.    Cllr Rossetti to the Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Equalities and Leisure


The Council is introducing charges to tennis courts that were historically free for all. Given the new charges risk disproportionately affecting the poorest in our borough, who are already more likely to have limited outdoor and play space of their own; and our youngest residents, who are at school or studying during the day when “off-peak” court access will be made available; will the Cabinet Member honour the commitment made in the 2018 Labour manifesto to ‘promote our parks and the activities available in them so ever more residents can enjoy them', and reverse this decision so that access to council tennis courts remains free for all residents, all of the time?



4.         Cllr Yvonne Say to ask the Cabinet Member for Transformation and Public Realm


How is the Council ensuring that those with No Recourse to Public Funds are able to access the Test and Trace Support Fund?



5.         Cllr Barnes to the Leader of the Council


I wrote to the Cabinet member for Housing on the 8th October asking to immediately halt any proceedings relating to the maintenance work on the leasehold properties in Noel Park, which has seen some properties receiving advance notice of bills for over £100k. As I have not received a reply to this letter, I ask again: will the Cabinet member initiate an immediate halt to these works and any associated proceedings to allow adequate time for all parties to seek advice and properly engage with one another through a full consultation period?





6.         Cllr Khaled Moyeed to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health


An estimated 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is on top of the 9.1 million unpaid carers who were already caring before the outbreak, bringing the total to 13.6 million. What is the council doing to support the increasing number of Haringey residents who spend a large part of their lives providing unpaid support to family or friends?




To consider the following Motions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure No. 13 pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Motion A

Proposer: Cllr Ejiofor
Seconder: Cllr Amin


The government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis has been characterised by incompetence and a lack of leadership.

The government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis has been characterised by incompetence and a lack of leadership.

Boris Johnson’s government has overseen a catalogue of errors. From going against the advice of their own scientific advisors and refusing to implement an urgent circuit breaker lockdown, to their failure to deliver effective testing and tracing and refusing to extend Free School Meals, the government endangered the lives and livelihoods of every Haringey resident.

People in Haringey and across the country have played their part in helping to control the spread of Covid-19 and gone to extraordinary lengths to help those in need their communities. It’s unacceptable that residents have made such tremendous sacrifices while the government has been willing to do so little – not even ensuring that the lockdown restrictions apply to its own advisers.

National government’s inaction, their failure to learn from the first wave, and their failure to listen to the needs of citizens has forced less well equipped and less well funded organisations, institutions, and individuals to step up. We’ve all been let down badly, and the time for the government to step up and take responsibility is well overdue. 

In order to mitigate the effects of a second wave, this council endorses the Leader of the Council writing a letter to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State to demand that they take the following actions:  


  1. Extra support for the most vulnerable.

·         A winter support package to address immediate need including food poverty, mental health services, and extra support for communities disproportionately impacted in the first wave.

·         A shielding support package to allow local authorities to support those most in need.

·         A £20 increase to Universal Credit and other legacy benefits to combat fuel poverty, and an extension of Free School Meals to cover the Christmas, February half term and Easter holidays.

·         An immediate suspension of benefit sanctions to prevent the punitive removal of benefits which are essential to keeping families and children out of poverty.


  1. Financial certainty for local authoritiesin 2020/21 and 2021/22. Many Councils  are going into this second wave with large budget deficits from first wave. Johnson, Sunak and Jenrick must keep to their word, and the government must deliver full funding for Haringey and, indeed, all local authorities, including reimbursement of lost income, so we can fully fund all of these essential requests, continue to support our residents and confidently deliver the key and vital services that our residents rely on. Furthermore, the government should ensure full and fair funding of Transport for London, so that the implications of lower fair income due to this pandemic are not passed on to Haringey’s Council Tax payers.


  1. Safe and secure housing.

·         Extension of the ban on evictions, and a return to ‘Everyone In’ rough sleeping policy to at least the end of March 2021.

·         Suspend No  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

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