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Contact: Michael Kay, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager 

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59.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method.  Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting.  Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

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Minutes:

The Mayor drew attendees’ attention to the notice on the Summons regarding filming at meetings.

60.

To receive apologies for absence

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Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Adamou, Adje, Clare Bull, Elliott, Morris, Opoku, Stennett, and Tucker, and for lateness from Councillor Hearn.

61.

To ask the Mayor to consider the admission of any late items of business in accordance with Section 100B of the Local Government Act 1972

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Minutes:

There were no late items of urgent business.

62.

Declarations of Interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

 

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Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

63.

TO ASK MEMBERS WHETHER THEY NEED TO MAKE A DECLARATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 106 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE ACT 1992 IN RELATION TO UNPAID COMMUNITY CHARGE OR COUNCIL TAX LIABILITY WHICH IS TWO MONTHS OR MORE OUTSTANDING.

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The Chief Executive drew attention to the need for any Members to declare any make any declarations in accordance with Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 in relation to unpaid Community Charge or Council Tax liability which was two months or more outstanding.

 

No such declarations were made.

64.

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 4 December 2017 and 7 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 4 December 2017 and 7 February 2018 were agreed as a correct record.

 

AGREED.

65.

To receive such communications as the Mayor may lay before the Council pdf icon PDF 193 KB

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The Mayor outlined some of his activity since the last meeting, including hosting long-serving members of staff to tea to thank them for their service, his recent announcement of the winners of his “What makes me happy” competition, whose designs were being screen-printed by Studio 306 for launch at his forthcoming Laughter Yoga event.

 

He also outlined his recent visit to Texas with the Haringey Young Musicians, who were invited following their support for Midland High School when their visit to London was affected by the terrorist attack in London Bridge. He was proud that Haringey Young Musicians had created friendship and unity from an effort to divide communities.

66.

To receive the report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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The Chief Executive drew Members’ attention to the decision taken between meetings in relation to the membership of the Regulatory Committee.

 

NOTED.

67.

To receive the report of the Monitoring Officer

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Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer had no matters to report.

68.

To consider requests to receive Deputations and/or Petitions and, if approved, to receive them

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Minutes:

No requests to make deputations or present petitions had been received for this meeting.

69.

To receive reports from the following bodies pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Corporate Committee: Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2018/19 – 2020/21

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The Chair of the Corporate Committee moved her Committee’s report and the recommendations it contained, which the Mayor confirmed would be considered under the next item.

70.

2018/19 Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy (2018/19 - 2022/23) pdf icon PDF 32 MB

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The Mayor invited the Monitoring Officer to outline the requirement for votes.

 

It was noted that the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, and the Council’s Standing Orders required the Council to record in the minutes how each Councillor voted, including any abstentions, when determining the Council’s Budget and the level of Council Tax to be levied. 

 

The only requirement was to record in the minutes of the meeting how each member voted, and given that there were 10 amendments and a substantive motion to be voted on, it could be recorded in the minutes of the meeting how each member voted, including any who have abstained, by a show of hands.

 

The Mayor then called on Councillor Arthur to introduce the budget and move the budget report – 2018/19 Budget – and the recommendations a-q at pages 24 and 25 of the agenda pack. Councillor Kober formally seconded the motion, and reserved her right to respond during the debate.

 

The Mayor then invited Councillor Engert to move her group’s 10 amendments, as set out in the tabled papers. Councillor Newton formally seconded the amendments and reserved the right to speak during the debate.

 

The Mayor then opened the debate, in which Councillors Connor, Wright, Ross, Gideon Bull (who declared an interest as an employee of the National Health Service), Carter, Peacock, Hare, Diakides, Goldberg and Kober contributed to the discussion. Councillor Engert and then Councillor Arthur responded to the debate.

 

The Mayor then called for a vote on Budget Amendment 1. There being 7 Members in favour (Councillors Beacham, Carter, Connor, Engert, Hare, Newton and Ross), and

 

40 Members opposed (Councillors Ahmet, Ayisi, Amin, Arthur, Basu, Berryman, Bevan, B Blake, M Blake, Brabazon, G Bull, Carroll, Christophides, Demirci, Diakides, Doron, Ejiofor, Gallagher, Goldberg, Griffith, Gunes, Ibrahim, Jogee, Kober, Mallett, J Mann, S Mann, McNamara, McShane, Mitchell, Ozbek, Patterson, Peacock, Reith, Rice, Strickland, Vanier, Waters, Weston, Wright), and

 

No abstentions,

 

Budget Amendment 1 was declared LOST.

 

The Mayor then called for a vote on Budget Amendment 2. There being 7 Members in favour (Councillors Beacham, Carter, Connor, Engert, Hare, Newton and Ross), and

 

40 Members opposed (Councillors Ahmet, Ayisi, Amin, Arthur, Basu, Berryman, Bevan, B Blake, M Blake, Brabazon, G Bull, Carroll, Christophides, Demirci, Diakides, Doron, Ejiofor, Gallagher, Goldberg, Griffith, Gunes, Ibrahim, Jogee, Kober, Mallett, J Mann, S Mann, McNamara, McShane, Mitchell, Ozbek, Patterson, Peacock, Reith, Rice, Strickland, Vanier, Waters, Weston, Wright),

and

 

No abstentions,

 

Budget Amendment 2 was declared LOST.

 

The Mayor then called for a vote on Budget Amendment 3. There being 7 Members in favour (Councillors Beacham, Carter, Connor, Engert, Hare, Newton and Ross), and

 

40 Members opposed (Councillors Ahmet, Ayisi, Amin, Arthur, Basu, Berryman, Bevan, B Blake, M Blake, Brabazon, G Bull, Carroll, Christophides, Demirci, Diakides, Doron, Ejiofor, Gallagher, Goldberg, Griffith, Gunes, Ibrahim, Jogee, Kober, Mallett, J Mann, S Mann, McNamara, McShane, Mitchell, Ozbek, Patterson, Peacock, Reith, Rice, Strickland, Vanier, Waters, Weston, Wright),

and

 

No abstentions,

 

Budget Amendment 3 was declared LOST.

 

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