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Prayers

Imam Professor Hafiz Muhammad Akram, Harrow Central Mosque will open the meeting with Prayers.

1.

Minute Silence

2.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 35 KB

That the minutes of the Annual meeting held on 5 May 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from all Members of the Council.

4.

Procedural Motions

To receive and consider any procedural motions by Members of the Council in relation to the conduct of this Meeting.  Notice of such procedural motions, received after the issuing of this Summons, will be tabled.

5.

Civic Functions

To receive any communications from the newly elected Mayor as to the Civic Functions for 2021/22.

 

The Annual Civic Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 14 November 2021.

6.

Petitions

To receive any petitions to be presented:

 

(i)            by a representative of the petitioners;

(ii)          by a Councillor, on behalf of petitioners;

(iii)         by the Mayor, on behalf of petitioners.

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Public Questions

A period of up to 15 minutes is allowed for members of the public to ask questions of members of the Executive, Portfolio Holders and Chairs of Committees, of which notice has been received no later than 3.00 pm two clear working days prior to the day of this Meeting.  Any such questions received will be tabled.

8.

Leader and Portfolio Holder Announcements

To receive a presentation from the Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holders on business since the last ordinary meeting, followed by a question and answer session.  The item is allotted 20 minutes.

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Appointment of Honorary Recorder for Harrow Council pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

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Dispensation for Members of Council pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

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Review of Polling Places and Polling Districts pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Recommendation I:

Licensing and General Purposes Committee

 

(2 September 2021)

 

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Appointment of Employers' Representative (Scheduled and Admitted Bodies) to the Pension Board pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Report of the Director of Finance

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Scrutiny Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Recommendation I:

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

(20 April 2021)

 

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Scrutiny Work Programme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Recommendation II:

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

(20 April 2021)

 

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Information Report - Decisions taken under the Urgency Procedure - Council pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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Information Report - Decisions taken under the Urgency Procedure - Executive pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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Information Report - Remuneration Packages of £100,000 or greater pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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Information Report - Remuneration Package and Severance Payment of £100,000 or greater pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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Questions with Notice

A period of up to 15 minutes is allowed for asking written questions by Members of Council of a member of the Executive or the Chair of any Committee:-

 

(i)            of which notice has been received at least two clear working days prior to the day of this Meeting; or

 

(ii)          which relate to urgent matters, and the consent of the Executive Member or Committee Chair to whom the question is to be put has been obtained and the content has been advised to the Director of Legal and Governance Services by 12 noon on the day of the Council Meeting.

 

Any such questions received will be tabled.

21.

Motions

The following Motions have been notified in accordance with the requirements of Council Procedure Rule 15, to be moved and seconded by the Members indicated:

 

(1)            One Hour Free Parking Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Paul Osborn and seconded by Councillor Anjana Patel:

 

 

This Council notes:

  • The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a devastating effect on business of all sizes, but especially small to medium business.
  • While it is recognised that the government went above and beyond to support businesses through Covid grants and business rate relief, many businesses are still struggling.
  • Eighteen months of lockdown have taken their toll on businesses in Harrow.
  • Parking costs, even before the pandemic, often discourage people from shopping locally.
  • Local Authorities should be doing everything in their power to encourage residents to use local shops and support local businesses.
  • Research collected for smallbusiness.co.uk in 2017 shows that 9 in 10 residents would be more likely to visit the high street if there were some element of free parking.
  • In February at the Budget Full Council meeting, Harrow Conservatives proposed a costed solution which would deliver one-hour free parking at Council car parks for one year.

 

This Council resolves:

  • To support local residents when parking to use local shops.
  • To call on the Executive to implement the fully costed proposals put forward by Harrow Conservatives at the February Full Council meeting and introduce one-hour free car parking across all Council car parks.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15.6, this Motion is moved by the Leader of the Opposition, as it relates to a matter within the powers of the Executive, to not stand automatically referred to the next meeting of the Executive but shall be dealt with as if Council Procedure Rule 15.7.1 applied.

 

(2)            Planning Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Graham Henson and seconded by Councillor Natasha Proctor:

 

 

“This Council believes planning works best when developers and the local community work together to shape local areas and deliver necessary new homes;

 

This Council therefore calls on the Government to

 

  • protect the right of communities to object to individual planning applications
  • undertake a review of permitted development rights
  • implement stronger controls to ensure Ministers making decisions on planning applications are not connected, financially or personally, with developers or related parties to the application

 

The Council instructs the Chief Executive to write to the three Harrow Members of Parliament – Gareth Thomas, Bob Blackman and David Simmonds – to inform them of this motion, seek their support for the points made, and their commitment to oppose any changes that seek to reduce the rights of communities to object to individual planning application and for the letters and any responses to be published for residents.”

 

(3)            Food Poverty Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Pamela Fitzpatrick and seconded by Councillor Krishna Suresh:

 

 

“Council notes:

 

  • That the Covid pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted the issue of food insecurity in the UK, resulting in a crisis of food poverty with approximately 10 million people experiencing  ...  view the full agenda text for item 21.

* Data Protection Act Notice

The Council will record the meeting and will place the recording on the Council’s website.

 

[Note:  The questions and answers will not be reproduced in the minutes.]

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Constitution Update pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services.

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