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Contact: Ayshe Simsek, Acting Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager 

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1.

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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To elect the Mayor for the Ensuing Year 2019/20

The Local Government Act 1972 provides as follows with regard to election of Mayor:-

 

Schedule 2, paragraphs 2(1) and 13(3) – The Mayor shall be elected annually by the Council from among the Councillors.

 

Schedule 2, paragraph 3(1) – The election of the Mayor shall be the first business transacted at the Annual Meeting of the Council.

 

Schedule 2, paragraph 3(3) – In the case of an equality of votes, the person presiding at the meeting shall give a casting vote in addition to any other vote he/she may have.

 

 

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To receive apologies for absence

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4.

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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5.

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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6.

Receive written notification of the appointment of Deputy Mayor

The Local Government Act 1972 provides as follows with regard to the appointment of Deputy Mayor:-

Schedule 2, paragraph 5(1) – The Mayor may appoint a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor, and the person so appointed shall, unless he/she resigns or becomes disqualified, hold office until a newly elected Mayor becomes entitled to act as Mayor (whether or not he/she continues until that time to be a Councillor).

Schedule 2, paragraph 5(2) – The appointment of a Deputy Mayor shall be signified to the Council in writing and be recorded in the minutes of the Council.

 

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 18 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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8.

To pass a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor and Mayor's Consorts ,and the Retiring Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor's Consorts

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9.

To receive such communications as the Mayor may lay before the Council

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To receive the report of the Chief Executive,noting the Appointments made by Political Groups, and to take such action as may be appropriate pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report to follow

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To agree the Appointments Procedure and to appoint Committees and other Bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/20, including the Selection of the Chairs and Vice Chairs pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Report to follow

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To make Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report to follow

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13.

To note the End of Municipal Year Financial Statement for 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Report to follow

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To receive a statement of Councillors' attendance at Meetings of the Council, Committees and Subcommittees in accordance with Council Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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15.

To receive the report of the Monitoring Officer and Assistant Director for Corporate Governance

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To receive any announcements from the Leader , and /or Head of Paid Service

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17.

To consider any business set out in the notice convening the meeting: To consider the following Motions

 

Council Motion A

Proposer      Cllr Cawley-Harrison

Seconder      Cllr Bull

In accordance with Council Standing Order 25.1, notice is provided of the intention to suspend Council Standing Orders: 13.1, 15.6 b [i] and 15.6 b [iii] at the Full Council AGM meeting on Monday 20th of May for consideration of item 16. This is to allow Motion B to be jointly proposed by Cllr Ejiofor and Cllr Morris and to be jointly seconded by Cllr Chenot and Cllr Moyeed.

This Motion will also allow the proposers to have 5 minutes each to move Motion B, and remove the right of reply.

 

Motion B

 

The All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims definition of Islamophobia

 

Proposer:       Cllr Ejiofor, Cllr Morris

Seconder:      Cllr Chenot, Cllr Moyeed

Haringey is home to people of many faith and ethnicities. Amongst them are an estimated 36,130 Muslims. This Council is proud of that diversity and believes Haringey’s Muslim residents are an important asset to the borough, have the same rights as all other groups and individuals, and are as worthy of the same respect as any other resident in, and outside of, Haringey.

Haringey has a strong history of fighting racism in all its forms, including adopting the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism in 2017; and in its most recent Borough Plan, adopted earlier this year, pledging to “develop multi-agency approaches to tackle and reduce Hate Crime based on a zero tolerance approach”.

Recent terrorist attacks against the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand and the Finsbury Park Mosque in Islington have highlighted the severe Islamophobic attacks that Muslim communities around the world are faced with, and the Council wishes to offer its condolences to all those impacted by, and who lost loved ones in these attacks. The Council also acknowledges that Islamophobia is not a recent phenomenon and that we must do more as a society to tackle this rising form of intolerance and persecution.

In light of this, the Council expresses its gratitude for the work done by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims to produce a definition of Islamophobia.

Council notes:

1. That on the 27th November 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims published a report entitled Islamophobia Defined: the inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia. Amongst its conclusions are that:

a)    British Muslims “have a strong sense of belonging to Britain and of feeling part of British society” and are “more likely than the British public as a whole to say that their national identity is important to their sense of who they are”.

b)    Despite this, negative attitudes towards British Muslims are prevalent among their fellow citizens and that this contributes to multiple forms of discrimination including a “growing number of Islamophobic hate crimes”.

c)    That Islamophobia can negatively impact non-Muslims. For example, Sikhs have been targeted with abuse by people who misidentify them as Muslims.

d)    “adopting a definition of Islamophobia will demonstrate to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 17.

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