Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

33.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Christopher Marlow, Keith Onslow and Dave Wibberley. Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Nicky Dykes.

34.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Colin Hitchins declared an interest relating to questions submitted for the meeting as he was an employee of Biggin Hill Airport.

 

Councillor Hannah Gray declared an interest relating to questions submitted for the meeting as she had a contract with Biggin Hill Airport.

35.

Petitions

Minutes:

No petitions had been received.

36.

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 16th July 2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 16th July 2018 be confirmed.

37.

Questions from members of the public where notice has been given. pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Questions must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Five questions had been received from members of the public for oral reply. These are set out, with the answers given, in Appendix A to these minutes.

 

Four questions had been received from members of the public for written reply. These are set out, with the answers given, in Appendix B to these minutes.

38.

Oral questions from Members of the Council where notice has been given. pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

Sixteen questions had been received from Members of the Council for oral reply. Eleven questions were dealt with in the time allowed - the remainder received written replies. All questions, with the answers given, are set out in Appendix C to these minutes.

 

(Councillor Peter Morgan declared an interest in question 8 as his daughter was an employee of Kier.)

39.

Written questions from Members of the Council where notice has been given pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

Eighteen questions had been received from Members of the Council for written reply. These are set out, with the answers given, in Appendix D to these minutes.

40.

To consider any statements that may be made by the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders or Chairmen of Committees.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council gave a brief statement in response to the announcement by the Council’s Chief Executive, Mr Doug Patterson, that he would be leaving the Council, thanking Mr Patterson for his excellent service to the borough.

41.

Outcome of the Education, Children and Families Select Committee Review of the Investigation into St Olave's Grammar School pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

Report CSD18115

 

A motion to approve the recommendations of the Education, Children and Families Select Committee following their review of the investigation into St Olave’s School was moved by Councillor Neil Reddin, seconded by Councillor Nicholas Bennett and CARRIED.

42.

First Report of the Education, Children & Families Select Committee 2018/19 - Post 16 Non-University Technical Education and Apprenticeship Opportunities in Bromley pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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Minutes:

Report CSD18114

 

A motion to approve the recommendations of the Education, Children and Families Select Committee in their report on Post 16 Non University Technical Education and Apprenticeship Opportunities in Bromley was moved by Councillor Nicholas Bennett, seconded by Councillor Neil Reddin and CARRIED.

 

43.

Basic Need Programme Update pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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Minutes:

Reports CSD18136 & ED18060

 

A motion to approve the updated Basic Need Programme was moved by Councillor Peter Fortune, seconded by Councillor Graham Arthur and CARRIED.

44.

Draft Statement of Principles for Gambling 2019-22 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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Minutes:

Reports CSD18148 & ES18067

 

A motion to adopt the Draft Statement of Principles for Gambling 2019/22 to take effect on 31st January 2019 was moved by Councillor Pauline Tunnicliffe, seconded by Councillor Michael Turner and CARRIED.

45.

Local Pension Board - Appointment of Board Member pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Minutes:

Reports CSD18113 & CSD18062

 

A motion to appoint Emma Downie as an Employer Representative to the Local Pension Board for the remainder of the current four year term of office expiring on 30th June 2019 was moved by Councillor Pauline Tunnicliffe, seconded by Councillor Michael Turner and CARRIED.

46.

To consider Motions of which notice has been given. pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Minutes:

The following motion was moved by Councillor Angela Wilkins and seconded by Councillor Ian Dunn.

 

European Union

 

“This Council calls on the Government to hold a further referendum before exiting the European Union.”

 

Councillor Colin Smith moved a procedural motion that the question be now put; this was seconded by Councillor Peter Fortune.  

 

A recorded vote was requested, and the following Members voted in favour of the procedural motion -

 

Councillors Allatt, Arthur, Bear, Benington, Bennett, Mike Botting, Boughey, Brock, Cooke, Cuthbert, Dean, Ellis, Evans, Fawthrop, Fortune, Gabbert, Gray, Hitchins, Samaris Huntington-Thresher, William Huntington-Thresher, Jefferys, Joel, Lymer, Mcilveen, Mellor, Michael, Morgan, Owen, Page, Pierce, Reddin, Rowlands, Scoates, Sharma, Colin Smith, Diane Smith, Gary Stevens, Melanie Stevens, Stranger, Tickner, Tunnicliffe, Turner and Wells.

 

The following Members voted against the procedural motion -

 

Councillors Ahmad, Allen, Bance, Brooks, Dunn, Jeal, King and Wilkins.

 

The following Members abstained on the procedural motion -

 

Councillors Kim Botting, Cartwright, Dykes, Harmer, Rutherford and Terry.

 

The procedural motion was CARRIED.

 

A recorded vote was requested on the substantive motion, and the following Members voted in favour of the motion -

 

Councillors Ahmad, Allen, Bance, Brooks, Dunn, Jeal, King and Wilkins.

 

The following Members voted against the motion -

 

Councillors Allatt, Arthur, Benington, Bennett, Mike Botting, Boughey, Brock, Cooke, Cuthbert, Dean, Ellis, Evans, Fawthrop, Fortune, Gabbert, Gray, Hitchins, Samaris Huntington-Thresher, William Huntington-Thresher, Jefferys, Joel, Lymer, Mcilveen, Mellor, Michael, Morgan, Owen, Page, Pierce, Reddin, Rowlands, Scoates, Sharma, Colin Smith, Diane Smith, Gary Stevens, Melanie Stevens, Stranger, Tickner, Tunnicliffe, Turner and Wells  

 

The following Members abstained -

 

Councillors Bear, Kim Botting, Cartwright, Dykes, Harmer, Rutherford and Terry.

  

The motion was LOST.

47.

The Mayor's announcements and communications.

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked all the Members who had attended her first Charity Dinner on 31st July at Hisar Meze Restaurant in Orpington, and reported that she had visited Neuwied where she had renewed the Friendship agreement between Bromley and Neuwied.

 

The Mayor drew attention to the following up-coming events -

 

·  Charity Ball at the Warren on Saturday 27th October - Invitations had been sent out, but tickets were still available.

 

·  Remembrance Sunday Services - The Mayor reminded Members to contact her office regarding representation at these services if they had not already done so.

 

·  Friendship agreement with the Mayor of Thunder Bay, Canada & Bromley Borough - the Mayor announced that the friendship agreement would be signed on 11th November.

 

·  The Civic Service with the Carol Service would be combined at All Saints Church in Orpington on Tuesday 11th December.

 

·  The Christmas Coffee Morning would be taking place on Thursday 13th December.

 

·  The Mayors Quiz would take place on 8th February 2019.

 

·  Charity Dinner at the East India Club - on Friday 5th April 2019 the Mayor would be hosting a Charity Dinner at the East India Club.   

 

The Mayor thanked Members for all the support they had given her so far.

48.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) ORDER 2006, AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

To consider an item in respect of which resolutions have been passed under the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation Order 2006) and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded during consideration of the item of business referred to below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

The following summary

refers to matters

involving exempt information

49.

Gateway 1: Social Care Case Management System

Minutes:

Reports CSD18137 & ED18068

 

A motion to approve an addition to the Capital Programme was moved by Councillor Peter Fortune, seconded by Councillor Graham Arthur and CARRIED.

 

(Councillors Simon Fawthrop and Will Harmer declared interests as employees of British Telecom during consideration of this item.)

Appendices A to D pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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