Agenda and decisions

Venue: This will be held as a virtual online meeting

Contact: James Kinsella, Governance Manager  Tel: 020 8937 2063; Email: james.kinsella@brent.gov.uk

Note: The press and public are welcome to attend this as an online virtual meeting. The link to view proceedings is available via the Live Streaming section on the Democracy page of the Council's website or via the link provided on the agenda frontsheet. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence notified by Members.

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Decision:

Apologies received from Councillors Amar Agha and Fleur Donnelly-Jackson.

2.

To elect the Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2020/2021

For the Council to elect a Mayor for the 2020/2021 Municipal Year, in accordance with Standing Order 27(a).

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Decision:

Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi appointed to continue as Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.

3.

To appoint a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor

An intimation will be received from the Mayor regarding the appointment of a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor, in accordance with Standing Order 27(b).

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Decision:

Councillor Lia Colacicco appointed to continue as Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.

4.

Vote of Thanks

To invite a vote of thanks, in accordance with Standing Order 27(c).

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Decision:

NOTED the vote of thanks to the co-opted and independent members serving on the Council’s committees.

5.

Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct and Standing Order 27(e), Members are invited to declare, at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in relation to any matter to be considered at the meeting.

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Decision:

None.

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meeting of the Council held on Monday 13 July 2020.

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Decision:

AGREED the minutes from the Council meeting held virtually on Monday 13 July 2020 as a correct record.

7.

Mayor's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor.

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Decision:

NOTED the announcements from the Mayor in relation to:

·                Victory in Japan 75th Anniversary commemoration

·                Death of former Councillor Tom McNicholas, with a minutes silence observed during the meeting

·                100th birthday celebration

·                Face Mask social media campaign

8.

Representation of Political Groups on Committees pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive asking Members to review and determine, under Section 15 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the allocation of seats on Council committees and other relevant bodies, in accordance with Standing Order 27(h).

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     The size of each Committee, as detailed within the report.

 

(2)     The allocation of seats on Committees to each of the Council’s political groups (where the rules of political balance apply), as set out within the report and to make appointments to those committees, giving effect to the wishes of the political group allocated the seats.

 

(3)     to note that the political balance on Council Sub-Committees would be reviewed at the first meeting of the General Purposes Committee and Licensing Committee.

9.

Appointment to Committees and Outside Bodies & Appointment of Chairs & Vice-Chairs pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive seeking Council’s approval to the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs, membership and substitute members of Council committees and Joint Committees and other relevant bodies, forums and panels, in accordance with Standing Order 27(i).

 

Members are asked to note that the full list of Full Council appointments will be circulated prior to the meeting (now attached).

 

Appointments that are not constitutionally made by Full Council (including the notification of appointment(s) of the Deputy Leader and to Cabinet and any Cabinet Committees) will also be circulated prior to the meeting, for Members to note.

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)       The proposed appointments of Members, Co-opted Members and substitutes to Council Committees and Outside Bodies for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report, subject to the following change:

 

(a)       Councillor Mitchell-Murray to replace Councillor Donnelly-Jackson as a full member of the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee & Audit and Standards Committee with Councillor Donnelly-Jackson replacing Councillor Mitchell-Murray as a substitute member on both bodies.

 

(2)     The proposed appointments of Chairs and Vice Chairs to Council Committees for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)     To approve the extension of the term of office for the Council’s three Independent Persons and Independent co-opted member on the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee (following their terms of office having expired) to the Annual Council meeting in May 2021, for the reason detailed in section 3.4 of the report

 

(4)     To note the appointments:

 

(a)       of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committees and Joint Executive Committees and their respective Chairs and Vice Chairs for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(b)       to be confirmed by the General Purposes Committee for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

(c)       to be confirmed by Licensing Committee for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.

10.

Calendar of Council Meetings for the 2020/2021 Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive seeking approval to the final calendar of Council meetings to take place following the Annual Council meeting to the end of the 2020/2021 municipal year, in accordance with Standing Order 27(j & k).

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      To confirm the dates for Full Council and other meetings to take place up to the next Annual Council meeting in May 2021, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(2)      That the Head of Executive & Member Services be authorised to make any alterations deemed necessary to the Municipal Calendar during the course of the year having consulted with the Leader of the Council, Leader of the Opposition Group and Chair of the affected meeting.

11.

Urgent Business

At the discretion of the Mayor to consider any urgent business, in accordance with Standing Order 27 (m).

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Decision:

None.