Agenda

Council
Monday 22 January 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Conference Hall - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the attached minutes from the following meetings of Council held on:

 

(a)       Monday 18 September 2017; and

 

(b)       Monday 6 November 2017 (Extraordinary Council meeting)

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3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

4.

Mayor's Announcements (including any petitions received)

To receive any announcements from the Mayor.

5.

Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies and Appointment of Chairs/Vice Chairs (if any)

To agree any appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies  in accordance with Standing Order 30(g).

6.

Reports from the Leader and Cabinet

To receive reports from the Leader and Cabinet Members in accordance with Standing Order 31.

7.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 32.

8.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To receive questions from members of the public to Cabinet Members, in accordance with Standing Order 33.

 

Two questions have been received from members of the public, which have been attached along with the written responses provided.

9.

Petitions (if any)

For Councillors to refer to petitions received and debate any with more than 200 signatures, where notice has been provided in accordance with the Council’s petition rules and Standing Order 66.

10.

Non Cabinet Members' Debate

To enable non Cabinet Members to debate an issue of relevance to Brent for which notice has been provided in accordance with Standing Order 34 and to receive reports from Cabinet members on any issues previously raised.

11.

Questions from the Opposition and other Non-Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 100 KB

For questions to be put to members of the Cabinet in accordance with Standing Order 35.

 

Details of the seven questions received have been attached along with the written responses provided.

12.

Report from Chairs of Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To receive reports from the Chairs of the Council’s Scrutiny Committees in accordance with Standing Order 36.

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13.

Report from the Vice-Chair of the Audit Advisory Committee pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive a report from the Vice-Chair of the Audit Advisory Committee in accordance with Standing Order 37.

14.

Emergency Preparedness: Task Group Report pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, a joint Task Group was formed between members of the Audit Advisory Committee and each of the Scrutiny Committees, to assess Brent’s emergency preparedness.

 

The attached report sets out the Task Group’s findings and recommendations and has been referred to Council, following consideration by the Audit Advisory Committee on 10 January 2018.

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15.

Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Full Council is asked to agree the changes to the Constitution as set out within the attached report.

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16.

2017/18 Mid Year Treasury Report pdf icon PDF 185 KB

This report provides Members with a mid-year update on Treasury Management activity for 2017/18.

 

The report has been reviewed by Audit Committee and is also due to be considered by Cabinet on 15 January 2018.  Council is being asked to consider the report in accordance with the Treasury Management Strategy and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) Code of Practice on Treasury Management.

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17.

Motions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To debate the motions submitted in accordance with Standing Order 41.

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18.

Urgent Business

At the discretion of the Mayor to consider any urgent business, in accordance with Standing Order 30(r).