Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG

Contact: Anita Vukomanovic, Email: anita.vukomanovic@barnet.gov.uk, 020 8359 7034 

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Elect a Member to preside if the Mayor is absent

3.

Prayer

4.

Declarations of Interest

    Minutes:

    Councillor Dean Cohen declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda item 11.3 (Referral from Policy and Resources Committee to Full Council: Proposed Submission North London Waste Plan (Regulation 19)) by virtue of being a Member of the North London Waste Authority.

     

    Councillor Peter Zinkin declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda item 11.3 (Referral from Policy and Resources Committee to Full Council: Proposed Submission North London Waste Plan (Regulation 19)) by virtue of being a Member of the North London Waste Authority.

     

5.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

6.

Official announcements

    Minutes:

    The Worshipful The Mayor noted that early 2018 the London Borough of Barnet had been invited by its twin town, Le Raincy, France, to participate in their Twin Town Digital Photographic Competition.

     

    The Worshipful The Mayor noted that the theme had been “Exchanging Viewpoints” which consisted of taking digital photographs with a focus on remarkable buildings, property of both public and private owners of our cities.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor was delighted to present the third prize certificate to David Loebell for his photograph of St Andrews Church, Totteridge. 

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor was delighted to present the second prize certificate Alan Last for his photograph of Leathersellers Almshouses.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor was delighted to present Sue Willoughby the first prize certificate for her photograph of St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor advised the Chamber that Barnet had hosted a very successful visit in November from its twin towns from: Chaville, France; Tempelhof Schoneberg, Berlin, Germany; and Siegen Wittgenstein; Germany as they joined for the Armistice. 

     

7.

Any business remaining from last meeting

8.

Questions to the Leader (and Committee Chairmen if he/she has delegated) pdf icon PDF 224 KB

    Minutes:

    Answers to the questions submitted were provided as a supplementary paper to the agenda.

     

    Supplementary questions were then asked and answered within the allotted time given for the item.

     

    During the consideration of this item, Councillor Peter Zinkin left the meeting. 

9.

Petitions for Debate

10.

Reports from the Leader

11.

Reports from Committees

11.1

Referral from Policy and Resources Committee to Full Council: Brent Cross Cricklewood Funding and Delivery Strategy Report pdf icon PDF 238 KB

11.2

Referral for Policy & Resources Committee: Council Tax Support 2019/20 - Revision to Council Tax Reduction Scheme pdf icon PDF 227 KB

11.3

Referral from Policy and Resources Committee to Full Council: Proposed Submission North London Waste Plan (Regulation 19) pdf icon PDF 224 KB

11.4

Referral from Licensing Committee to Full Council: Gambling Policy pdf icon PDF 230 KB

7.45pm - 9.30pm

12.

Reports of Officers

12.1

Report of the Head of Governance pdf icon PDF 236 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Head of Governance introduced the report.  Appendix A detailed a vacancy to an Outside Body which had arisen and a proposed change to the calendar of meetings that was no longer required and so was withdrawn.  Appendix B sought nominations from groups for a Small Business Champion.  Appendix C detailed a change to the Membership of the Financial Performance & Contracts Committee. 

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor moved to the vote on the two nominations received for the vacancy on the Arts Deport Trust Ltd as set out in Appendix A.  Votes were recorded as followed:

     

    In favour of the Conservative Nomination

    35

    In favour of the Labour Nomination

    25

    Abstentions

    0

    Absent

    3

     

    Councillor Thomas Smith was duly appointed to the vacancy on the Arts Depot Trust Ltd.

     

    The Worshipful the Mayor moved to the vote on the two nominations for the position of Small Business Champion.  Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    In favour of the Conservative Nomination

    35

    In favour of the Labour Nomination

    25

    Abstentions

    0

    Absent

    3

     

    Councillor Alex Prager was duly appointed as the Small Business Champion.

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1.     Council appoint Councillor Thomas Smith to the vacancy on the Arts Depot Trust Ltd.

     

    2.     Council appoint Councillor Alex Prager to the position of Small Business Champion.

     

    3.     Council approves the changes to the membership of the Financial Performance & Contracts Committee as set out in Appendix C. 

     

13.

Questions to Council Representatives on Outside Bodies

14.

Motions

14.1

Opposition Motion in the name of Councillor Alan Schneiderman - Bin Collection Chaos pdf icon PDF 48 KB

14.2

Administration Motion in the name of Councillor Rohit Grover - All Faiths and None Celebrating Together in Barnet pdf icon PDF 43 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Rohit Grover moved the motion in his name.  Councillor Danny Rich moved the amendment in his name.  Debate ensued. 

     

    The amendment in the name of Councillor Danny Rich was put to the vote. Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    24

    Against

    35

    Abstentions

    1

    Absent

    3

     

    The amendment was declared LOST.

     

    The motion in the name of Councillor Dean Cohen was put to the vote.  The motion was unanimously AGREED.

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    Council acknowledges that in December, the darkest month of the northern hemisphere, many faith communities come together to mark important religious festivals.

     

    Many Barnet Christians will be celebrating Advent in the run up to Christmas, and the Jewish festival of Hanukkah typically falls within this period. Buddhists celebrate Siddartha Gautama’s Enlightenment, while Zoroastrians mark the death of the Prophet Zoroaster. Some residents may even celebrate the Winter Solstice. Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains celebrated Diwali in November, while Muslims also recently celebrated the Birthday of the Prophet.

     

    Council believes this is the season in which the borough’s cultural and religious diversity is most prominent, while also emphasising our shared humanity and shared home in Barnet.

     

    However, Council also recognises the unwelcome rise of intolerance and extremism in many aspects of public life. Mindful that interaction with those of different cultures and traditions is often a salve to tensions, Council instructs the Community Leadership & Libraries Committee to consider means of bringing residents together during festive seasons, under the priorities identified in the Barnet Together Action Plan 2018.

     

14.3

Administration Motion in the name of Councillor John Marshal - Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 39 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor John Marshall moved the motion in his name.  Councillor Kath McGuirk moved the amendment in her name.

     

    The amendment in the name of Councillor Kath McGuirk was put to the vote.  The amendment was unanimously AGREED.

     

    The substantive motion as amended by Councillor Kath McGuirk was put to the vote.  It was unanimously AGREED.

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    Council congratulates Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area on its 50th Anniversary.

     

    Council also thanks the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust, itself now 50 years old, and the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents’ Association for ensuring that the Suburb remains true to the ideals of Dame Henrietta Barnett.

     

    Council notes that one of these ideals was that the Hampstead Garden Suburbshould include housing that caters for all classes of people and all income groups, including housing at subsidised rents.

     

    Council pledges to ensure that the Suburb remains true to the ideals of Dame HenriettaBarnet with her vision for a mixed community and the architectural jewel in Barnet’s crown.