Agenda and draft minutes

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123.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Julian Benington, Aisha Cuthbert, Peter Dean, Robert Mcilveen, Michael Rutherford.

124.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Evans declared an interest as the Council appointed representative on the Board of Mytime Active in relation to minute 135 (Replacement of the District Heating System Boilers and Related Works to the Walnuts Leisure Centre.)

125.

To confirm the Minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 8th and 22nd May 2019 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the annual meeting on 8th May 2019 and the special meeting on 22nd May 2019 be confirmed.

126.

Petitions

Minutes:

No petitions had been received.

127.

Questions pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The deadline for questions was 5pm on Monday 1st July.

 

Questions specifically on reports on the agenda can be received until two working days after the normal publication date of the agenda.  Please ensure that questions specifically on reports on the agenda are received by the Democratic Services Team by 5pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019

 

(a) Questions from members of the public for oral reply.

 

(b) Questions from members of the public for written reply.

 

(c) Questions from members of the Council for oral reply.

 

(d) Questions from members of the Council for written reply. 

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Minutes:

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

 

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

 

Thirteen questions had been received from members of the Council for oral reply. The questions, with the replies given, are set out in Appendix C to these minutes.

 

(During consideration of a question from Cllr Bance concerning 5G, Councillor Simon Fawthrop declared an interest as an employee of BT.)

 

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

128.

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

Minutes:

No statements were made.

129.

Confirmation of Chief Executive Appointment pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

Report CEO18012

 

A motion to confirm the appointment of Ade Adetosoye OBE as the Chief Executive with immediate effect and to note and agree that a further review of his salary is considered by the Chairman of the Chief Executive Member Appraisal Panel on the advice of the Director of Human Resources and Customer Services was moved by Councillor Colin Smith, seconded by Councillor Peter Fortune and CARRIED.

130.

Review of Corporate Leadership Structure - Updates to the Constitution and Scheme of Delegation to Officers pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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Report CSD19111

 

A motion to approve the following recommendations from the Executive was moved by Councillor Colin Smith, seconded by Councillor Peter Fortune and CARRIED.

 

(1) That the Constitution be updated where necessary in accordance with the new officer structure and titles (see paragraph 3.3 of the report).

(2) That the revised Scheme of Delegation to Officers in respect of non-executive functions be approved.

(3) That the revised Scheme of Delegation to Officers in respect of executive functions be received from the Leader of the Council.

(4) That the Director of Corporate Services be authorised, in consultation with the Mayor and the Chairman of General Purposes and Licensing Committee, to make minor changes to the Constitution and Scheme of Delegation to Officers where officer titles need to be updated.

(5) That the Director of Human Resources and Customer Services be authorised to commence recruitment to the posts of Director of Children’s Services, Director of Adult Services and Assistant Director, Children’s Services on salaries exceeding £100k per annum.

 

131.

Health and Wellbeing Board - Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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Report CSD19118

 

A motion to receive and note the Health and Wellbeing Board’s annual report for 2018/19 was moved by Councillor David Jefferys, seconded by Councillor Robert Evans and CARRIED.

132.

Treasury Management - Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Report CSD19115

 

A motion to note the Treasury Management Annual Report for 2018/19 and approve the actual prudential indicators within the report was moved by Councillor Graham Arthur, seconded by Councillor Colin Smith and CARRIED.

133.

Budget Monitoring 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Report CSD19116

 

A motion to agree that £1m be transferred from the Health and Social Care Initiative Reserve to support the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group with their transformation plan for 2019/20 as detailed in section 3.10 of the report was moved by Councillor Graham Arthur, seconded by Councillor Colin Smith and CARRIED.

134.

Capital Programme Monitoring - 1st Quarter 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Report CSD19117

 

A motion to agree an increase in the capital programme of £1,922k on Transport for London (TfL) funded Traffic and Highways schemes as detailed in paragraph 3.3.1 of the report was moved by Councillor Graham Arthur, seconded by Councillor Colin Smith and CARRIED.

 

 

135.

Replacement of the District Housing System Boilers and Related Works to the Walnuts Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Report CSD19112

 

A motion to approve and add to the capital programme the scheme to replace the District Heating System Boilers and carry out Related Works to the Walnuts Leisure Centre with funding of £1.5m from capital receipts was moved by Councillor Graham Arthur, seconded by Councillor Colin Smith and CARRIED.

136.

Award of Contract for the Build and Management of Modular Homes at the York Rise Site (Part 1) pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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CSD19113

 

A motion to approve the addition of funds to the Capital Programme funded from the Housing Investment Fund and the Investment Fund for the purchase of the modular constructed units, planning, preparation and associated construction costs was moved by Councillor Peter Morgan, seconded by Councillor Alexa Michael and CARRIED.  

137.

Fifth Report of the Education, Children and Families Select Committee 2018/19: Life Long Learning in a Rapidly Changing World of Work pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Report CSD19097

 

A motion to invite the Leader and appropriate Portfolio Holders to consider the recommendations within the report and refer the recommendations to service Directors and Partners where appropriate was moved by Councillor Neil Reddin, seconded by Councillor Nicky Dykes and CARRIED.

138.

To consider Motions of which notice has been given. pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

(A) Motion on the Environment

 

The following motion was moved by Councillor Will Harmer and seconded by Councillor Kieran Terry (the motion had been amended by Councillor Harmer to replace the words “by 2050” with the words “within ten years (2029.)”)

"This Council welcomes the Government's decision that the UK will have net zero Carbon emissions by 2050. With its tree planting, energy efficiency programme, LED street lighting investment and other initiatives the Council has already been reducing its net emissions. This Council confirms its intention that direct Council activities will have net zero emissions within ten years (2029). The Portfolio Holder is strongly encouraged to include this commitment in the Environment and Community Services Portfolio Plan and Council also requests that annual reports are provided to the Environment and Community Services PDS."

An amendment was moved by Councillor Simon Jeal and seconded by Councillor Marina Ahmad so that the motion would read as follows -

“This Council declares a climate emergency and welcomes the Government's decision that the UK will have net zero Carbon emissions by 2050. With its tree planting, energy efficiency programme, LED street lighting investment and other initiatives the Council has already been reducing its net emissions. This Council confirms its intention that direct Council activities will have net zero emissions within ten years (2029.) The Executive are asked to include this commitment in their Portfolio plans, to consider it through the transformation programme and Council also requests that annual reports are provided to full council to monitor progress in meeting this commitment.”

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

The substantive motion was put to the vote and CARRIED.

(B) Motion on Library Services

The following motion was moved by Councillor Angela Wilkins and seconded by Councillor Vanessa Allen -

 

“This Council agrees that it is important to ensure that Greenwich Leisure Ltd honours the commitments which they made to this Council when they tendered for and signed the contract for provision of the Borough’s library services.

 

This Council therefore requests the Renewal, Recreation and Housing Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee to undertake a 360 degree review of the services provided by GLL under this contract, with particular focus on their employment practices and the levels of service provided for residents and to report back to Council.”

 

During consideration of this motion, Councillor Marina Ahmad declared an interest as a member of UNITE.

 

It was moved by Councillor Colin Smith and seconded by Councillor Peter Morgan that the motion be referred without further debate under Rule 11.5 to Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee on 3rd September 2019.

 

The meeting was adjourned for five minutes from 8.16pm to 8.21pm due to disruption in the public gallery.

 

On being put to the vote, the motion to refer the matter to the Renewal, Recreation and Housing PDS Committee was CARRIED.

139.

The Mayor's announcements and communications.

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked those Councillors and Honorary Alderman who had attended the Civic Service on Sunday 2nd June and the Armed Forces Day ceremony on 27th June. The Mayor also thanked Members for attending the Bromley Stars night on 28th June and the Annual Civic Reception for Voluntary Workers on 11th July.

The Mayor drew attention to forthcoming events. His first charity event would be held at the Tamasha Indian Restaurant on Wednesday 25th September. Following that there would be a “Ten Pin Bowling” evening at the Pavilion Leisure Centre on Tuesday 29th October. 

140.

Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, and the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Mayor to move that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the item of business listed 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.

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

 

 

 

141.

Award of Contract for the Build and Management of Modular Homes at the York Rise Site (Part 2)

Minutes:

A motion to approve the recommendations in the report, as amended, was moved by Councillor Peter Morgan, seconded by Councillor Alexa Michael and CARRIED.

Appendices pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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