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To receive apologies for absence

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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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Declarations of Interest

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 20 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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To receive such communications as the Mayor may lay before the Council pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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To receive the report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 584 KB

 Noting urgency decision on Outside Bodies appointments.

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To receive the report of the Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal Services pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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

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To receive reports from the following bodies

a)    The Cabinet

b)    Overview  and Scrutiny

c)    Standards Committee

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Adoption of Community Safety Strategy pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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Annual report from Overview and Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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Standards Committee report on Changes to Constitution - Section K pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To follow

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Haringey Debate - The impacts of Austerity on communities in Haringey

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To answer questions, if any, in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure Nos. 9 & 10 pdf icon PDF 480 KB

Oral Questions

1.    Cllr Hakata to Cllr Bull:


How is the New Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth pushing forward this Community Wealth Building agenda here in Haringey?

2.    Cllr da Costa to Cllr Ejiofor:


In light of the Leader’s recent column in the Ham & High, does he now regret proposing an amendment to a motion on Brexit put forward by this Group, so that it no longer mentioned “remaining” in the EU?

3.    Cllr Say to Cllr M Blake:

What is the Cabinet Member doing to stop young people growing up in Haringey from falling into crime?

4.    Cllr Emery to Cllr Hearn:


What specific measures to combat Climate Change has the Council taken since declaring a Climate Emergency?

5.    Cllr Stone to Cllr Amin:


What is the Council doing to promote healthier lifestyles in Haringey?

6.    Cllr Dennison to Cllr Ejiofor:


Given the Council's strained financial situation, why doesn’t it merit a stand-alone Cabinet portfolio


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To consider the following Motions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure No. 13 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Motion C


Proposed by Cllr Cawley-Harrison

Seconded by Chenot



Supporting LGBT+ inclusive education


Council notes:

1.    That under the Equalities Act 2010, Haringey Council has a legal duty to combat discrimination and promote equality.

2.    That the Council’s Borough Plan 2019-23 establishes the principles that the Council will work “with residents and employees to create communities which are able to come together, value diversity and challenge discrimination”.

3.    That the number of homophobic hate crimes recorded in Haringey by the Metropolitan Police increased by 24.71% in the 12 months to April 2019 compared to the previous 12 months.[1]

4.    That a 2017 report by Stonewall on LGBT in Britain: Hate Crime and Discrimination noted that their results were “particularly alarming” for trans people and that “Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT people are also disproportionately affected, with a third having experienced a hate crime or incident in the last year compared to one in five white LGBT people”.[2]

5.    That the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education which are expected to take effect in September 2020 states that “we expect all pupils to have been taught LGBT content at a timely point as part of this area of the curriculum”. It says that schools should “ensure that this context is fully integrated into their programme of study for this area of the curriculum rather than delivered as a stand-alone unit or lesson” and that their teaching should be “sensitive and age appropriate”.

6.    That the attempts to teach an LGBT+ inclusive curriculum at a number of Birmingham schools have been met with protests. The headteacher of one of the affected schools has reported that they had led to “distress and harassment” and warned that “we cannot be a primary school if staff and children are afraid to come to school”.[3]

7.    That 45% of LGBT+ young people report being bullied at school because of their sexual orientation.[4]

8.    That 9% of trans pupils report receiving death threats at school.[5]

9.    Only 40% of LGBT+ young people report having someone at home they can talk to about their sexuality.[6]

10. Dr Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has stated that “Education professionals want PSHE and RSE to become compulsory in all schools so they can help young people to become resilient, well-rounded and confident adults. Teaching young people about sex and relationships helps them to make well-informed choices. Parents support this, education professionals support this and, most importantly, young people want this. The Education Select Committee also recommends it is taught in schools.”[7]

11. That of 810 young people aged 16-25 surveyed by the Terrence Higgins Trust 787 (or 97%) wanted Sex and Relationship lessons to be LGBT+ inclusive.[8]

12. That despite this, politicians from major parties continue to argue that it is right for children not to learn  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

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