Agenda

Council - Thursday 25 November 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY. View directions

Contact: Alison Atherton, Senior Professional - Democratic Services  Tel: 07825 726493 E-mail:  alison.atherton@harrow.gov.uk

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Prayers

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

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Minute Silence

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Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 35 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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.

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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.

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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 * pdf icon PDF 399 KB

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.

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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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Revised Statement of Principles - Gambling Act 2005 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Recommendation I: Cabinet

                                    (18 November 2021)

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Constitution Update pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services

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

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Questions with Notice * pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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.

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Motions pdf icon PDF 122 KB

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)          Motion to Tackle Fly Tipping in Harrow

 

 

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

 

 

This Council notes:

  • The number of articles in the local press about incidences of fly-tipping in Harrow has seen an increase in the last year.
  • That Harrow Council’s street cleaning teams do their very best, under difficult circumstances, to clear fly-tips and keep our borough clean.
  • Government data shows that there were 11,151 fly-tipping incidents for 2019/2020, which was slightly lower than 2018/19, but is still significantly higher than 2016/17.
  • At the 2021 Budget Full Council meeting the Conservative Group proposed pilot schemes:
    • Investing £474,000 in a specialised street cleaning taskforce to tackle fly-tipping head on and keep our neighbourhoods clean.
    • Providing £200,000 of funding to set up a free bulk waste collection service for large items, such as sofas and mattresses.
  • These measures were proposed to encourage local people to dispose of items through the proper channels, rather than dumping them in the streets.
  • These costed pilot schemes were voted down by Harrow’s Labour Councillors.

 

This Council resolves:

  • To call on the Executive to implement the fully costed pilot schemes put forward by Harrow Conservatives at the February Full Council meeting and introduce:
    • A specialised street cleaning taskforce to tackle the blight of fly-tipping.
    • A free bulk waste collection service for Harrow residents.”

 

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)          Motion to protect Harrow’s Suburban Character

 

To be moved by Councillor Marilyn Ashton and seconded by Councillor Paul Osborn:

 

         “This Council notes:

  • The current Labour administration, at best, has done little to protect Harrow’s suburban character, and at worst, has wilfully encouraged tall and densely packed developments in our leafy borough.
  • That current planning policies used by the Council are not creating a family friendly environment or delivering desirable homes for families to inhabit.
  • The report by the GLA Planning & Regeneration Committee, Housing typologies investigation findings, which states the following.
    • That tall buildings are less sustainable.
    • That tall buildings are often inappropriate for families.
    • That tall buildings have become even less desirable in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

           This Council believes:

§  It should do everything possible to resist the ravages of inappropriate development in our borough.

§  It should control the density of developments and ensure people are not forced to live in cramped conditions.

 

           This Council resolves:

  • To expedite and resource the work on adopting a Core Strategy that will protect Harrow’s suburbs from high-rise development before it’s too late.”

 

(3)          Stop Abuse of Women in Public Office Motion

 

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* 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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