Full Council
Monday, 22nd November, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Tottenham Green Leisure Centre 1 Philip Lane Tottenham N15 4JA

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 19th of July 2021 pdf icon PDF 493 KB


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


To receive the report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Change in Committee Membership – To follow


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


To make appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 342 KB


Adoption of revised Statement of Gambling Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 pdf icon PDF 712 KB

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To receive reports from the following bodies pdf icon PDF 521 KB

Corporate Committee – Treasury Management Mid - Year Update

[Report to follow  as Corporate Committee meeting on the 16th of November]


Haringey Debate - The importance of our high streets; supporting small businesses and the local economy


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


To answer questions, if any, in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure Nos. 9 & 10 pdf icon PDF 486 KB

  1. Cllr Rice to Cllr Bevan


What kind of services will Olive Morris Court provide to Haringey residents sleeping rough?



  1. Cllr Cawley-Harrison to Cllr Ahmet


If the council had brought forward its own plans for the land it owns in the High Road West scheme before signing a contract, is it correct that the housing on this land would be 100% council-owned, while Lendlease would still have had to provide 35% affordable housing on what was left of the scheme - meaning a total of 319 extra affordable homes over the land which is now a part of the High Road West contract?



  1. Cllr Moyeed to Cllr Chandwani


Has the Universal Credit cut impacted Haringey residents as much as previously thought, in light of the government's spending review in late October?



  1. Cllr Barnes to Cllr Gordon


Could you confirm that Haringey Council received advice from Civica, who conducted the ballot on Love Lane Estate, that, in order to be able to campaign on one side of the argument, council officers were advised not to handle ballots from residents?




  1. Cllr Williams to Cllr das Neves


How is the council addressing issues of violence against women and girls?



  1. Cllr Ogiehor to Cllr Ahmet


What was your reaction to the myriad failures of the Metropolitan Police in the Sarah Everard case, most notably their total refusal to take responsibility, and farcical advice to women that they should quiz officers whilst being arrested?



To consider the following Motions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure No. 13 pdf icon PDF 512 KB

Motion C

Calling on government to support local climate action

Proposed by Cllr Mike Hakata
Seconded by Cllr Sarah Williams

This Council notes:

  • Haringey Council has committed to being a net zero carbon borough by 2041.
  • A survey from the Local Government Association (LGA) found that residents trust their council the most to address the climate emergency.
  • Haringey Council is best placed to understand and act on unique local environmental issues and is best placed to work with residents to develop creative solutions.
  • The government’s Environment Bill is not sufficient to address the scale of the climate crisis, but Haringey Council has set ambitious local climate targets and implemented innovative emissions-reducing policies.
  • Through initiatives such as retrofitting homes, developing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, decarbonising the council’s fleet of vehicles, and all new council homes being built to the highest energy efficient standards, Haringey Council is making significant progress towards our net zero carbon goal.
  • With the support of national government, local authorities can create even greater economic, social, and environmental value from the local delivery of low carbon infrastructure and green jobs.
  • With more funding and support from national government, Haringey could go further and faster in addressing the climate emergency.

This Council resolves:

  • To request that the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition write to the Prime Minister, requesting that government work closely with local authorities to identify and allocate the investment and support that will empower local authorities to address the climate emergency and deliver green infrastructure projects that will make a difference in local communities. 


Motion D

Withdraw support for the Edmonton Incinerator


Proposer: Councillor Scott Emery

Seconder: Councillor Tammy Palmer


Council notes that:

  • Haringey has declared a Climate Emergency, and has committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2041;
  • Residents have not been consulted on the Edmonton Incinerator project since 2015;
  • Renewal of the incinerator would cost over £1 billion, and could produce 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year;
  • Incinerators are far more polluting than even coal-fired power plants, for example releasing 2.5 times as much CO2 and three times as much nitrous oxides;
  • There are no plans for carbon capture facilities to be built alongside the incinerator;
  • In 2019/20, Haringey had a recycling rate of just 30%, down from 37% in 2014/15;
  • The London Assembly noted in February 2018 that incinerators can negatively affect long-term recycling rates;
  • 10,000 premature deaths are already linked to poor air quality each year in London, and 98% of the city’s schools are in areas where air pollution exceeds World Health Organisation limits;
  • Continued exposure to excessive levels of air pollution has been shown to stunt lung growth in children and worsen chronic diseases.

Council believes that:

  • Industrialised nations like the United Kingdom have a responsibility to reduce their carbon emissions more drastically than developing countries;
  • Continuation of the incinerator project is incompatible with both Haringey’s and the UK’s carbon reduction goals;
  • Given UK government CO2 reduction goals, the incinerator is likely to become obsolete,  ...  view the full agenda text for item 15.

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