Agenda, decisions and minutes

Council
Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Anthony Clements tel: 01708 433065  Email: anthony.clements@oneSource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

53.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To sign as a true record the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 13 September 2017 (attached).

 

Decision:

Minutes AGREED as a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 13 September 2017 were before the Council for approval.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 13 September 2017 be approved as a correct record.

54.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. 

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

 

Decision:

Personal interests disclosed by Councillors Philippa Crowder and Morgon as potential beneficiaries of a Special Responsibility Allowance as nominees for the position of Chairman of the Governance Committee.

Minutes:

Agenda Item 7A. RESIGNATION OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

 

Councillor Philippa Crowder disclosed a personal interest as she had been nominated for a position attracting a Special Responsibility Allowance.

 

Councillor Ray Morgon disclosed a personal interest as he had been nominated for a position attracting a Special Responsibility Allowance.

 

55.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR, BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL OR BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To receive announcements (if any).

Minutes:

The Mayor congratulated all involved in Havering having won a large number of awards at the recent London in Bloom awards. The mayor was also pleased that Councillors Mugglestone, Nunn, Tucker and Wallace had been present at the awards ceremony.

 

The text of the announcements made by the Leader of the Council is attached as appendix 1 to these minutes.

56.

PETITIONS

Councillors Darren Wise, Ron Ower, Denis O’Flynn and Jeffrey Tucker have given notice of intention to present a petition.

 

To receive any other petition presented pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 23.

Decision:

Petitions presented by Councillors Ower, Wise, O’Flynn and Tucker.

Minutes:

The following petitions were presented:

 

By Councillor Ower regarding a request for the introduction of parking restrictions in Maple Avenue, Upminster.

 

By Councillor Wise regarding a request for more Police presence in Harold Hill and in Heaton and Gooshays wards.

 

By Councillor O’Flynn regarding a request by residents of The Mount in Heaton ward for improved signage and speed calming measures in order to reduce accidents at the junction of The Mount and Noak Hill Road.

 

By Councillor Tucker in relation to a request for double yellow lines in Anglesey Drive.

57.

SPORT AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT (SLM) CONTRACT AND FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 16 KB

NOTE: The deadline for receipt of notice of amendments to all reports issued with the Final Agenda is midnight, Monday 20 November.  

 

To consider a report of Cabinet on the Sport and Leisure Management (SLM) Contract and Financial Implications (attached, subject to approval by Cabinet).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Report AGREED by 43 votes to 0.

Minutes:

A report of Cabinet asked Council to approve capital expenditure and proposed financing for a number of areas including building of the new Hornchurch Sports Centre, the operation of the new Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre and investment in new health and leisure facilities at Central Park Leisure Centre.

 

The report was AGREED by 44 votes to 0 (see division 1) and it was RESOLVED:

 

That the capital expenditure and proposed financing as set out within the Exempt Report Appendix Financial Information in Table 5 of the report to Cabinet dated 15 November 2017, be approved for inclusion within the Approved Capital Programme.

58.

RESIGNATION OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (agenda item 7A) pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive concerning the resignation of the Chairman of the Governance Committee (attached).

 

NOTE: The deadline for receipt of amendments, including nominations for Chairman of the Governance Committee, is midnight, Monday 20 November.  

Decision:

Councillor Philippa Crowder elected as Chairman of the Governance Committee by 29 votes to 18.

Minutes:

Following the resignation of Councillor Meg Davis as Chairman of the Governance Committee, a report of the Chief Executive invited nominations for the position. The following nominations had been received:

 

Councillor Philippa Crowder on behalf of the Conservative Group

Councillor Ray Morgon on behalf of the Residents’ Group

 

Councillor Crowder was elected by 29 votes to 18 (see division 2) and it was RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Philippa Crowder be appointed as Chairman of the Governance Committee.  

 

59.

ALLOCATION OF SEATS ON THE COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL (agenda item 7B) pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Report AGREED without division.

Minutes:

A report of the Chief Executive recommended a slight change to the allocation of seats on the Committees of the Council following the decision by Councillor Mylod to cease to be a member of the Residents’ Group and become an independent member on the Council. This would allow the Council to continue to meet requirements of political proportionality in the allocation of seats on Council Committees.

 

The report was AGREED without division and it was RESOLVED:

 

That the seat allocation for political balance as set out in appendix 2 to these minutes be approved.

60.

PAY POLICY STATEMENT 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive on the Pay Policy Statement 2017/18 (attached).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Report AGREED by 41 votes to 1.

Minutes:

A report of the Chief Executive proposed a revised Pay Policy Statement 2017/18 in light of recent restructures to the Council’s workforce. The Council was required under the Localism Act 2011 to publish the policy showing the remuneration of its Chief Officers and of its lowest paid employees as well as the relationship between the remuneration of its Chief Officers and its other employees.

 

The report was AGREED by 42 votes to 1 (see division 3) and it was RESOLVED:

 

That the Pay Policy Statement 2017/18, as shown in appendix 3 to these minutes, be approved.

 

 

61.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

15 questions replied to.

Minutes:

Fifteen questions were asked and replies given. The text of all questions submitted, together wit their answers, is shown as appendix 4 to these minutes.

62.

METROPLOITAN POLICE FUNDING pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Attached.

Decision:

A.   METROPLOITAN POLICE FUNDING

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 42 votes to 6 and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

B.   REVIEW OF GAMING MACHNES

 

Motion by Conservative Group AGREED unanimously, without division.

Minutes:

Motion on behalf of the Independent Residents’ Group

 

Following Brexit this Council calls on the Executive to lobby the Government to end austerity and properly fund public services and adult social care, including a review of Metropolitan Police funding to retain operational ability to deliver on response times, ensure Designated Ward Officers remain ring fenced and to keep local police stations and Safer Neighbourhood Team bases open.

 

Amendment by the Conservative Group

 

 

This Council supports the Executive in continuing to lobby the Government to bring forward the Fair Funding Review for local government and to lobby the London Mayor to ensure a fair proportion of Metropolitan Police resources for Havering.

Following debate, the amendment by the Conservative Group was CARRIED by 43 votes to 6 (see division 4) and AGREED as the substantive motion, without division.

 

RESOLVED:

 

This Council supports the Executive in continuing to lobby the Government to bring forward the Fair Funding Review for local government and to lobby the London Mayor to ensure a fair proportion of Metropolitan Police resources for Havering.

 

63.

REVIEW OF GAMING MACHINES

Minutes:

Motion on Behalf of the Conservative Group

 

This Council welcomes the Government’s recent consultation and “call for evidence” relating to the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

 

This Council notes that further consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines restrictions opened recently.

 

This Council agrees that the current regulation of B2 gaming machines introduced in 2009 is inappropriate to achieve the stated objective of protecting consumers and wider communities.

 

This Council supports regulatory changes to the maximum stake, in order to reduce the potential for large session losses and therefore to the potentially harmful impact on the player and their wider communities.

 

This Council supports the “Option 4” proposal to reduce the maximum stake for B2 (Fixed Odd Betting Machines) to £2.00.

 

This Council agrees that the status quo on B1, B3, B3A, B4 and D machines should be maintained.

 

This Council requests that a response to the DCLG Gambling Review Consultation should be submitted reflecting these views.



The motion on behalf of the Conservative Group was AGREED unanimously, without division.

 

RESOLVED:

 

This Council welcomes the Government’s recent consultation and “call for evidence” relating to the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

 

This Council notes that further consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines restrictions opened recently.

 

This Council agrees that the current regulation of B2 gaming machines introduced in 2009 is inappropriate to achieve the stated objective of protecting consumers and wider communities.

 

This Council supports regulatory changes to the maximum stake, in order to reduce the potential for large session losses and therefore to the potentially harmful impact on the player and their wider communities.

 

This Council supports the “Option 4” proposal to reduce the maximum stake for B2 (Fixed Odd Betting Machines) to £2.00.

 

This Council agrees that the status quo on B1, B3, B3A, B4 and D machines should be maintained.

 

This Council requests that a response to the DCLG Gambling Review Consultation should be submitted reflecting these views.

 

 

 

 

 

64.

VOTING RECORD pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The record of voting decisions is attached as appendix 5 to these minutes.