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The election of Councillor Obajimi Adefiranye was proposed by
Councillor Hall and seconded by Councillor Jeffrey.
In accepting re-election, for a fourth term, Councillor Adefiranye said he
would be proud to again serve as Chair and would alongside his wife, Sandra,
continue to promote the work of the Council in a large number of civic
engagements. He thanked the Council for the honour that it had bestowed on
him for a fourth time.
RESOLVED that Councillor Obajimi Adefiranye be elected as Chair of the
Council for the Municipal Year 2014-15
The election of Councillor Joan Reid was proposed by Councillor Hall and
seconded by Councillor Jeffrey.
RESOLVED that Councillor Joan Reid be elected as Vice-Chair of the Council
for the Municipal Year 2014-15.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 26
February 2014 and 14 March 2014 be approved and signed as a true record.
RESOLVED that the report of the Returning Officer recording the re-election
of Sir Steve Bullock as Mayor for a four year period of office expiring in May
2018 be received.
RESOLVED that the report of the Returning Officer noting the election
of 54 Councillors for a four year period of office expiring in May 2018 be
Former Councillor Man Mohan
The Chair reported the death of former Councillor Man Mohan who had
represented the Grinling Gibbons Ward for 4 terms. The Chair recounted his
long association with Man Mohan who he had known before he became a
Councillor in 1986.
A further tribute was paid by Councillor Jim Mallory, who had served with Man
Mohan as a Grinling Gibbons Ward Councillor. Councillor Mallory recalled that
Man Mohan always kept a strict separation between his public and private
lives and he remembered him as a thoughtful and contemplative man who
made a tremendous contribution to the community as a local councillor.
The Mayor informed the Chief Executive that the 9 members, listed below,
would serve as members of the Cabinet in the municipal year 2014/15. All of
the members nominated had been confirmed at a special meeting of the
Council held earlier in the evening.
Councillor Alan Smith Deputy Mayor & Growth & Regeneration
Councillor Chris Best Health, Wellbeing and Older People
Councillor Kevin Bonavia Resources
Councillor Janet Daby Community Safety
Councillor Joe Dromey Policy and Performance
Councillor Damien Egan Housing
Councillor Paul Maslin Children & Young People
Councillor Joan Millbank Third Sector & Community
Councillor Rachel OnikosiPublic Realm
RESOLVED that the notification of appointments be received.
The Chair referred to an addendum report which confirmed the Mayor had not
made any further changes to the powers delegated by him in relation to
Executive functions, save to the extent that he has appointed to the Mayor
and Cabinet in accordance with the previous item on the agenda.
The Council noted changes to the Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Mayor
in January 2014 in respect of Public Realm Contracts works, were made prior
to the latest publication of the Constitution, but that the delegations agreed
then remained in place.
A meeting of the Constitution Working Party has been provisionally arranged
for July 30 to review the Constitution so that an updated version of the
Constitution could be submitted for approval by the Council in September
RESOLVED that the delegations referred to in the addendum report be noted.
RESOLVED to note that there are no changes to the terms of reference of the
Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Standards Committee or other committees.
The Council considered a report setting out an allocation of seats on
committees to political groups on the Council in compliance with the
requirements of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Select Committees would
continue to be allocated in accordance with the proportion of seats held by the
political groups on the Council.
At the proposal of Councillor Hall, seconded by Councillor Jeffrey, Members
agreed unanimously to form an Overview and Scrutiny Committee of all 45
non-executive Councillors, that was politically balanced.
In making the proposal to accept the recommendations, Councillor Hall noted
the Labour Party enjoyed the overwhelming support of the electorate. He
promised the new Council would be inclusive and the sole Green Party
representative had been consulted about an offer of committee places. He
pointed out Councillor Coughlin had declined a place on the Overview &
Scrutiny Business Panels, so a vacancy would remain on those bodies.
Councillor Hall said he expected all Councillors to play a full role in the
governance of the Council.
(i) seats be allocated to political parties as indicated on the schedule attached
to the report subject to an amendment showing that the Overview & Scrutiny
Business and Overview & Scrutiny Education Business Panel should both
now have 11 members and the Appointments Committee should have 5
(ii) the Overview & Scrutiny Committee shall comprise all 45 non-executive Councillors; and
(iii) the composition of the Constitution Working Party, the Appointments
Committee, the Urgency Committee, 3 Planning Committees, a Strategic
Planning Committee, a Licensing Committee, a Licensing (Supplementary)
Committee, a Pensions Investment Committee, a Health & Safety
Committee, an Elections Committee and an Audit Panel with the Terms of
Reference set out be agreed.
It was moved by the Chair and duly seconded that members be appointed to
serve on committees listed in below. The motion was declared carried and it
RESOLVED that members be appointed to serve on committees, as
indicated, for the municipal year 2014/15.
The Chair reported there was no bodies where there were more candidates
than places available, The Chair therefore moved and the Vice-Chair
seconded a proposal that the tabled schedule of appointments be adopted
The motion was declared carried and it was:
RESOLVED that members be appointed to serve on other committees
and organisations as set out in below:
The Chair proposed and the Vice-Chair seconded a proposal that the
schedule of appointments made by the Mayor be noted.
RESOLVED to note the appointments made by the Mayor to the following
The Calendar was proposed for adoption by the Chair and seconded by the Vice-Chair and carried unanimously:
(i) ordinary meetings of the Council be held on 17 September, 26 November 2014, 21 January, 25 February and 4 March (fall-back) and that the Annual
General Meeting be held on Thursday 9 April 9 2015; and
(ii) the attached schedule of meetings be approved for the municipal year 2014/15.
The report was moved by the outgoing Chair, Councillor Jim Mallory, who
paid tribute to the former Independent Chair, Sally Hawkins and was
seconded by the Chair of Council and it was:
RESOLVED that the annual report of the Standards Committee be received.
The Mayor delivered the address shown at:
The meeting ended at 8.38pm.