Agenda

Council - Thursday 24 November 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Pinner, HA5 4EA. View directions

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

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Prayers

Monsignor Vincent G Brady of St Luke’s Church, Pinner, will open the meeting with Prayers.

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Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 12 KB

That the minutes of the Extraordinary meeting and ordinary meeting held on 29 September 2022 be taken as read and signed as correct records.

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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.

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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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Petition - Keep Harrow's parks free to use

A petition containing over 2,000 signatures has been received and has the following terms:

 

 “We the undersigned, call on Harrow Council to halt its plans to charge for the use of tennis courts, and commit to ensuring our parks and the facilities within them remain free for all to enjoy.”

 

A representative of the petitioners will read the terms of the petition on behalf of the petition signatories.  There is a period of one minute allocated to present.  A period of ten minutes is permitted for Members to debate the Petition terms and issues.

 

Following discussion the Council may choose to refer the petition to the Cabinet, a Committee or Corporate Director to consider the matter, taking into account the views expressed by Council.

 

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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 77 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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Presentation Ceremony - Honorary Alderman Camilla Bath

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Long Service Award - Councillor Jerry Miles

Further to the decision of Council on 29 September 2022, to make a presentation to Councillor Jerry Miles marking 25 years’ service on Harrow Council which he completed in September 2022.

 

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Council Vision and Priorities

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(17 November 2022)

 

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Health and WellBeing Board Terms of Reference

Recommendation I:

Health and Wellbeing Board

 

(22 November 2022)

 

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Scrutiny Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Recommendation I:

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

(8 November 2022)

 

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Questions with Notice pdf icon PDF 70 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 80 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)           Police and Community Safety Motion

 

 

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

 

 

“Harrow Council notes the recent reforms and improvements to the police across England and Wales since 2019. This council is grateful for the 3,109 more police officers in London, as a part of the over 15,300 more police officers in England and Wales recruited since 2019 and calls on the government to continue its drive to have recruited an extra 20,000 police officers by 2023.

 

This Council notes:

 

·       The change to national policy that will see every report of home burglary having a police visit, ensuring that every victim of such an invasive crime will be given the attention they deserve

·       Residents’ concern about the impact that illegal and disruptive protests have had on our country in recent years

·       That the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act has strengthened the power that police have tackling such action

·       The further positive impacts of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act on dealing with sexual offences, including extending the scope of the offences in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, providing greater powers for the management of sex offenders and toughening around child sex offences

·       The substantial increase of police funding to £16.9 billion, part of which will be used to give every police officer a £1,900 uplift in their salary this year

·       Under Mayor Sadiq Khan’s tenure at City Hall 38 police stations have been closed, reducing the visibility of local policing

·       Mayor Khan has increased his office budget by over 60% since 2016 and now costs the London taxpayer over £6 million

 

This Council resolves to:

 

·       Cooperate with the government on future funding for our local police service

·       Support officers new to the area through providing forums for them to meet with residents

·       Provide resources for residents to keep in contact with new police officers in the area

·       Call on Mayor Khan to slash his office budget and reinvest the funding in further extra policing.

 

(2)         Free School Meals Motion

 

To be moved by Councillor Stephen Hickman and seconded by Councillor Rashmi Kalu:

 

“Council acknowledges that we are in the midst of a cost of living crisis that is affecting households right across our borough. Families are really struggling, which is having an awful impact on children who are not getting the food they need to grow up healthy. 

 

Given the scale of the challenge, Free School Meals guarantee children a hot, nutritious meal every lunchtime. They help hard-working families save money, and support pupils to learn and concentrate at school.

 

Council Notes:-

 

·       The financial burden food costs place on families, particularly those on lower incomes. 

·       The evidence from the voluntary sector and community and faith groups, who are supplying food to an increasing number of Harrow residents.

·       The evidence of the growing number of Harrow  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

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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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