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25/11/2019 - Apologies for Absence ref: 4832    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

Apologies received from Councillors Abdirazak, Conneely, Crane & Thakkar.


25/11/2019 - Draft Statement of Licensing Policy ref: 4849    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     To approve the Statement of Licensing Policy as detailed within Appendix A of the report and Cumulative Impact Zones as detailed within Appendix B of the report.   

 

(2)     To note that the Cumulative Impact zones proposed would need to be reviewed within 3 years.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


25/11/2019 - Interim Report on Brent's Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency ref: 4845    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     To approve the Interim Climate & Ecological Emergency Action Plan (Winter 2019-20), attached as Appendix A to the report.

 

(2)     To approve the development of a borough-wide climate emergency strategy which would be issued for public consultation in the New Year and referred on to Cabinet for adoption in May 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


25/11/2019 - Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/21 ref: 4846    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     To approve and authorise the making and implementation of the recommended Council Tax Support Scheme as set out in section 4 and Appendix A of the report, to be effective from 1 April 2020.

 

(2)     To note the outcome of the consultation on proposals to change the Local Council Tax Support scheme, as detailed in Section 6 and Appendices G & H of the report.

 

(3)     To note the findings on equalities and other impacts arising from the proposed Council Tax Support scheme as set out in sections 5 and 10 of the report.

 

(4)     To approve the decision not to offer Transitional Protection to existing claimants who are adversely affected by the change to the new scheme, for the reasons set out in Section 5 of the report

 

(5)     To note alternative scheme options that existed and the reasons for these options being discarded.

 

(6)     To note the draft plan of implementation activities scheduled between December 2019 and March 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


25/11/2019 - Revoking a Byelaw to Enable Cycling In Parks and Open Spaces ref: 4848    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      To approve and make the revocation of byelaw 7ii, in the terms set out in Appendix B of the report.

 

(2)      To note the process followed by officers to revoke the byelaw following approval from the General Purposes Committee on 19th March 2019.

 

(3)      To note the outcome of the public consultation conducted from 7 June and 19 July 2019 for revoking byelaw 7 (ii).

Wards affected: (All Wards);


25/11/2019 - Inclusive Growth Strategy 2019-2040 ref: 4847    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     To note the Inclusive Growth Strategy 2019-2040.

 

(2)     To note that the Inclusive Growth Strategy research base, strategy documents and video would be presented to Cabinet for approval prior to publishing the strategy documents on the Council’s website, and disseminating the same to key partners and stakeholders.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


25/11/2019 - Urgent Business ref: 4851    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

None.


25/11/2019 - Motions ref: 4850    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

No motions were submitted for consideration at the meeting.


25/11/2019 - Report from the Vice-Chair of the Audit Advisory Committee ref: 4843    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

NOTED the update report provided by the Vice Chair of the Audit & Standards Advisory.


25/11/2019 - Report from Chairs of Scrutiny Committees ref: 4842    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

NOTED the update reports provided by the Chairs of the Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee and Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee.

 

No additional questions were raised for consideration at the meeting.


25/11/2019 - Questions from the Opposition and other Non-Cabinet Members ref: 4841    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

No questions were raised for consideration at the meeting.


25/11/2019 - Non Cabinet Members' Debate ref: 4844    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

No subject was identified for debate.


25/11/2019 - Petitions (if any) ref: 4838    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

No requests were received for debates on any petitions.


25/11/2019 - Questions from Members of the Public & Brent Youth Parliament ref: 4839    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

NOTED

 

1.      The written and supplementary verbal response provided by the Cabinet Member for Environment to a question submitted from a member of the public relating to the action being taken by the Council to tackle climate change, maintain the tree population and ensure the borough was carbon neutral by 2030..

 

2.      The written response provided by the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning to a question submitted from a member of the public relating to the number of social housing units, tenancy types and rent mix included within the Wembley Park development.  No supplementary question was received.

 

3.      The written response from the Cabinet Member for Environment in relation to a question submitted from the Brent Youth Parliament regarding progress on implementation of the recommendations agreed at the first Brent Council Climate Change Youth Summit.  No supplementary question was received.


25/11/2019 - Deputations (if any) ref: 4837    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

No requests were received for any deputations.


25/11/2019 - Reports from the Leader and Cabinet ref: 4840    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

NOTED the verbal update provided by Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council who began by also taking the opportunity to thank Councillor Pavey and wish him all the best for the future.  He then moved on to provide the following updates in relation to Cabinet portfolios:

·             Media launch of the London Borough of Culture programme;

·             The outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection at Ark Elvin Academy, which now meant that all Secondary Schools within the borough had been rated by Ofsted as either “Good” or “Outstanding”;

·             The start of the Council’s budget consultation process for 2020-21 & 2021-22;

·             The list of urgent Executive decisions taken since the last Council meeting.


25/11/2019 - Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies and Appointment of Chairs/Vice Chairs (if any) ref: 4836    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

AGREED the following change in Committee & Outside Body memberships:

 

1.     Councillor Pavey to be replaced as a full member by a vacancy on the following bodies:

 

(a)  Teachers Joint Consultative Group

 

(b)  Service User Consultative Forum – Voluntary Sector

 

(c)  Chalkhill Community Trust
 

2.     Councillor Pavey to be replaced as a substitute member by a vacancy on the Employees’ Joint Consultative Committee.


    

25/11/2019 - Mayor's Announcements (including any petitions received) ref: 4835    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

1.1       NOTED the announcement by the Chief Executive of a casual vacancy on the Council following the resignation of Councillor Michael Pavey along with the accompanying tribute from Councillor Shafique Choudhary as a fellow Barnhill ward councillor.

 

1.2   NOTED the announcements from the Mayor in relation to:

·             Flag Raising Event – Nigerian Independence

·             World Mental Health Day

·             Black History Month

·             Hindu New Year

·             Remembrance Day Commemoration Events

·             Annual Fireworks & Diwali Celebrations

·             Mayor’s Charity Football Tournament

·             Christmas Lights – Wembley Park

·             Pride Of Brent Awards

·             100th Birthday Celebrations

·             White Ribbon Day

·             Mayors Christmas Charity Event

·             Petitions


25/11/2019 - Declarations of Interest ref: 4834    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

None


25/11/2019 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 4833    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Decision:

Minutes of the Council meeting held on 16 September 2019 agreed as a correct record.


02/10/2019 - Deputations (if any) ref: 4769    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Brent Pension Fund Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 02/10/2019 - Brent Pension Fund Sub-Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 02/10/2019

Decision:

The Sub-Committee welcomed Mr Simon Erskine who addressed the meeting on behalf of Brent Divest.  In reference to the report by the Director of Finance on Brent Pension Fund's approach to Responsible Investment and Environmental, Social and Governance issues, Mr Erskine submitted the following comments. As the analysis in that report was likely to delay any action on protecting the Fund from the inherent risk of fossil fuel investment, any proposed action should be time limited with the shortest possible timescale and any engagement should be followed up with concrete action. In his view, the Council’s policy of engaging with fossil fuel investment was not achieving the desired effect. He made reference to other London boroughs which had made a firm commitment to fully divest from fossil fuel investments and urged Brent to follow that example.  Mr Erskine however acknowledged the Fund’s fiduciary duty to safeguard the financial security of the Fund and thus its members.

 

In conclusion, Mr Erskine urged the Sub-Committee to urgently explore in partnership with other boroughs that had made the commitment to divest from fossil fuel investment and that whilst the Fund was awaiting the appropriate CIV funds to which existing funds could be moved, it should carry out the analysis suggested in the report (Responsible Investment in ESG) at an early agreed deadline and with set goals.

 

Mr Erskine was thanked for his address.