London Borough of Harrow:

Minutes for Council meeting, Jul 7 2011, 7.35PM official page

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Venue: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre

Contact: Vishal Seegoolam, Acting Senior Professional - Democratic Services  Tel: 020 8424 1883 E-mail:  vishal.seegoolam@harrow.gov.uk

Note: To commence at the rising of the Extraordinary Council 

Items No. Item

MUNICIPAL JOURNAL AWARDS

To note the Council’s recent success in attaining the Best Achieving Council award from the Municipal Journal.

1.

COUNCIL MINUTES PDF 11 KB

That the minutes of the Council meeting held on 14 April, the Annual Council meeting held on 10 May and the Extraordinary Council meeting held on 12 May 2011 be taken as read and signed as correct records.

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of personal or prejudicial interests arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from all members of the Council.

3.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS PDF 36 KB

To receive any announcements from the Mayor.  Information as to recent Mayoral engagements will be tabled.

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.

PETITIONS

To receive any petitions to be presented:

 

(i)                 by a representative of the petitioners;

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

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

6.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS PDF 18 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 Chairmen of Committees, of which notice has been received no later than 5.00 pm two clear working days prior to the day of this Meeting.  Any such questions received will be tabled.

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LEADER'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

8.

TRANSPORT LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN PDF 14 KB

Recommendation I:             Cabinet

                                                (19 May 2011)

 

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9.

COMMUNITY SAFETY PLAN

Recommendation II:                        Cabinet

                                                (22 June 2011)

 

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10.

REVENUE AND CAPITAL OUTTURN 2010/11

Recommendation III:           Cabinet

                                                (22 June 2011)

 

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11.

SOCIAL MEDIA PROTOCOL PDF 14 KB

Recommendation I:             Standards Committee

                                                (16 June 2011)

 

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12.

SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2010/11 PDF 15 KB

Recommendation I:             Overview and Scrutiny Committee

                                                (27 April 2011)

 

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13.

OPERATION AND PROVISIONS FOR CALL-IN & URGENCY 2010/11 PDF 9 KB

Report of the Director of Legal & Governance Services.

 

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14.

AMENDMENTS TO REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES

To receive proposals for changes in representation on the identified outside bodies as follows:

 

OUTSIDE BODY

Representative

to be replaced

 

New Representative

POLITICAL GROUP HOLDING NOMINATION

 

LBH Bus & Highways Liaison Meeting

 

Councillor Susan Hall

Councillor Camilla Bath

Conservative

LBH Rail Liaison Meeting

 

Councillor Susan Hall

Councillor Camilla Bath

Conservative

Victoria Hall, Harrow

 

Councillor

Bill Phillips

 

Councillor Ben Wealthy

 

Labour

 

 

FOR DECISION

15.

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE PDF 21 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 Chairman of any Committee:-

 

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

 

(ii)               which relate to urgent matters, and the consent of the Executive Member or Committee Chairman 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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16.

MOTION - STRIKE ACTION PDF 31 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)       London Grants Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Susan Hall and seconded by Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane:

 

“This Council commits to:

 

·                    allocating the entire rebate (totalling at least £300,000) obtained this year from the London Boroughs’ Grants Scheme to Harrow Council’s central Grants pot.

 

·                    allocating all and any such future rebates from the London Boroughs’ Grants Scheme to Harrow Council’s central Grants pot.

 

This Council believes such actions will be of enormous benefit to Harrow’s voluntary organisations.”

 

Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 14.6, it is considered that the subject matter of this Motion refers to matters within the powers of the Cabinet and the Motion should therefore stand referred to its next meeting.  However, in accordance with 14.6, the Leader of the Opposition has notified her right to exercise her wish that this Motion, falling within the powers of the Executive, be first debated by Council.  The Motion will therefore be subject to debate following the disposal of any Motions falling within the business reserved to Council.

 

 

(2)       Strike Action Motion

 

 

To be moved by Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane and seconded by Councillor Susan Hall:

 

“This Council welcomes the efforts made by Harrow East MP Bob Blackman and London Assembly Member Richard Tracey, among others, to convince the Government of the merits of unions being required to secure a majority of their total membership in favour of strike action before undertaking a strike.

 

This Council notes that:

 

·                       the estimated cost to London for each strike on the Underground and transport system is around £50 million per day.

 

·                       a recent opinion poll shows fewer than 1 in 4 believe unions should be able to call a strike without requiring a majority of their membership voting for strike action.

 

·                       last summer’s strikes on the Underground network were trigged by the votes of only a third of RMT members.

 

·                       as an outer-London borough, Harrow relies heavily on the transport links provided by London Underground, and is therefore severely impacted when strike action closes tube lines.

 

This Council believes that it is imperative that legislation is passed swiftly requiring unions to secure a majority of their entire membership in favour of strike action before calling a strike and calls upon Harrow’s three local MPs – Bob Blackman, Nick Hurd and Gareth Thomas – to lobby for such legislation.

 

This Council further notes that, with barely a year to the start of the Olympics and the eyes of the world turning upon our great city, London’s public transport system cannot be allowed to be held hostage by a tiny minority of union militants.

 

This Council therefore also calls upon its three local MPs – Bob Blackman, Nick Hurd, and Gareth Thomas – to lobby for a “no-strike” deal to be in place in the run-up to and during the London 2012 Olympics.

 

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