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33.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

Councillor John Muldoon declared a personal interest in Item 10 as a SLAM

NHS Foundation Trust Governor.

 

Councillor Alan Hall declared a personal interest in Item 15 as an elected

governor of the Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust and as a member of

the Terence Higgins Trust.

 

Councillor James-J Walsh and Councillor Joe Dromey both declared a

personal interest in Item 16 as a promoter of the Bakerloo Line Extension

Campaign.

 

Councillor Roy Kennedy declared a personal interest in Item 14 as Chair of

the All Party Group on Electoral Registration.

34.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on September 17 2014 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

35.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Minutes:

Mr Julian Sanchez of the Drakefell Road Action Group presented a petition

bearing 180 names calling on the Council to stop rat running through Drakefell

Road; provide 2 metre width pavements and dedicated parking on the road,

and enforce the 20mph zone by introducing raised road tables.

 

Councillor Jim Mallory presented a petition on behalf of the ‘A Better Lee

Campaign’ bearing 624 names calling on the Council to conduct an in-depth

scrutiny of the current proposals for the redevelopment of the Leegate Centre

at the junction of Eltham Road and Burnt Ash Road, SE12.

 

 

 

36.

The Young Mayor of Lewisham pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

The Chair introduced the new Young Mayor, Liam Islam and Deputy Young

Mayor, Oneisha Palmer.

 

The Mayor spoke to the item and congratulated thewinning candidates

on their success at the polls He noted this would be the eleventh year of

the scheme and he pointed to the enduring success of the Young

Mayoralty which he continued to believe had been established as a

permanent and valued feature of the Lewisham landscape and had

attracted a consistently high calibre of successful candidates and

interest. He thanked the outgoing Young Mayor, and Deputy Young Mayor,

Emmanuel Olaniyan and Titanya Murdock, for their service in what was

regarded as another very successful year.

 

The new Young Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor then signed their

Declarations of Acceptance of Office and an undertaking to abide by the Code

of Practice for their respective roles which were witnessed by the Head of

Law.

 

The outgoing Young Mayor, Emmanuel Olaniyan, addressed the meeting and

thanked the Council for the opportunities given to him during his year of office.

He said the year had been very interesting and he had received amazing

feedback about the scheme. He wished his successors every success in their

year of office.

 

The outgoing Deputy Young Mayor, Titanya Murdock, now a sixth form

student in Sedgehill School, added her good wishes and said her experience

had been fantastic.

37.

Announcements or Communications pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Minutes:

 

1) Former Councillor Edgar Bickley.

 

The Chair reported the death of former Councillor Edgar Bickley. Following a

personal tribute by the Chair, who had known him as a former member in both

the Drake and Ladywell Wards, all present observed a one minute silence in

his memory.

 

2) Bellingham and Phoenix Community Housing - "The People's Millions"

National Lottery scheme.

 

Councillor Alan Hall encouraged all present to vote for a local project which

could be awarded £50,000 if it attracted enough support via the ITV

programme.

38.

Public questions pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

40 questions were received from the following members of the public which

were answered by the Cabinet Member indicated. A copy of the questions

and answers will be circulated separately.

 

1.

Ray Woolford

Cllr Smith

2.

Rik Andrew

Cllr Daby

3.

Dan Strange

Cllr Egan

4.

Patricia Richardson

Cllr Smith

5.

Gerard Ambrose

Cllr Best

6.

Clare Griffiths

Cllr Smith

7.

Cathy Ashley

Cllr Best

8.

Peter Richardson

Cllr Best

9.

Jean Lindsey

Cllr Smith

10.

Andrea Carey-Fuller

Cllr Egan

11.

Sarah McMichael

Cllr Smith

12.

John Keidan

Cllr Onikosi

13.

Imogen Solly

Cllr Smith

14.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Smith

15.

Storm Poorun

Cllr Smith

16.

Dan Strange

Cllr Egan

17.

Gerard Ambrose

Cllr Bonavia

18.

Patricia Richardson

Cllr Egan

19.

Ray Woolford

Cllr Smith

20.

Clare Griffiths

Cllr Smith

21

Peter Richardson

Cllr Smith

22.

John Keidan

Cllr Egan

23.

Sarah McMichael

Cllr Smith

24.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Smith

25.

Gerard Ambrose

Mayor

26.

Ray Woolford

Cllr Smith

27.

Clare Griffiths

Cllr Smith

28.

Peter Richardson

Cllr Onikosi

29.

Patricia Richardson

Cllr Bonavia

30.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Egan

31.

Gerard Ambrose

Cllr Onikosi

32.

Clare Griffiths

Cllr Maslin

33.

Ray Woolford

Cllr Onikosi

34.

Peter Richardson

Cllr Smith

35.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Onikosi

36.

Gerard Ambrose

Cllr Daby

37.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Smith

38.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Adefiranye

39.

Mike Keogh

Cllr Smith

40.

Barry Milton

Cllr Smith

 

39.

Member questions pdf icon PDF 21 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11 questions were asked by Members of the Council and written answers

were provided by the Members indicated.

 

1.

Cllr Curran

Cllr Smith

2.

Cllr Hall

Mayor

3.

Cllr Walsh

Cllr Best

4.

Cllr Bernards

Cllr Smith

5.

Cllr Ibitson

Cllr Smith

6.

Cllr Roy Kennedy

Cllr Egan

7.

Cllr Coughlin

Mayor

8.

Cllr Curran

Cllr Bonavia

9.

Cllr Ibitson

Cllr Smith

10.

Cllr Coughlin

Cllr Onikosi

11.

Cllr Ibitson

Cllr Smith

 

40.

Constitutional matters pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes:

The Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Alan Hall,

accepted an amendment to the report and moved that the recommendations

be approved and this was seconded by the Vice-Chair of the Overview &

Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Gareth Siddorn and it was:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) A Public Health Working Group be set up to operate only until the end of

February 2015 to consider the implications of the particular proposals for

budget reductions in 2015/16 in respect of the Council’s public health

functions with the terms of reference and membership set out at paragraph

4.2 as amended, and Councillors Ibitson, Jeffrey, Michael, Muldoon, Jacq

Paschoud, and Walsh plus the Chair and Vice Chair of the Overview &

Scrutiny Committee as ex officio members, plus Coughlin (optional), be

appointed to it.

 

(2) A Youth Service Working Group be set up to operate only until the end of

February 2015 to examine options for the future of the Council’s youth service

with the terms of reference and composition set out at paragraph 4.5 as

amended, and Councillors Bell, Britton, Franklin-Johnson, Dacres, John

Paschoud, Moore, Till, Mallory, Sorba, and Morrison plus the Chair and Vice

Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee as ex officio members, plus

Coughlin (optional), be appointed to it.

 

(3) An Individual Electoral Registration Working Group be set up until the next

Annual General Meeting of the Council with the terms of reference and

composition set out in paragraph 4.11 and Councillors Bonavia, Dromey,

Jeffrey, Roy Kennedy, Mallory, Michael, Onikosi, Jacq Paschoud, Slater, Hall

and Coughlin (optional) be appointed to it.

41.

Polling District and Polling Place Review 2014 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair of the Elections Committee, Councillor Stella Jeffrey, moved that

the recommendations be approved and this was seconded by Councillor

Kevin Bonavia and following a contribution from Councillor Joan Millbank, it

was:

 

RESOLVED that the polling districts and places set out in Appendix A be

adopted and become effective at future elections.

42.

Big Budget Challenge pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Policy and Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey,

moved that the recommendations be approved and this was seconded by the

Chair of the Public Accounts Select Committee, Councillor Jamie Milne and it

was:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) the report be received;

 

(2) the views expressed by the public through this exercise to the Mayor and

Cabinet to be taken into account when decisions on savings are agreed; and

 

(3) these views be taken into account when finalising future budgets.

43.

Treasury mid year review pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia,

moved that the recommendations be approved and this was seconded by the

Chair of the Public Accounts Select Committee, Councillor Jamie Milne and it

was:

 

RESOLVED that the following amendments be made to Treasury

Management Strategy:

 

(a) Inclusion of Certificates of Deposits as a specified treasury instrument, and

 

(b) Increase in the limits of Treasury Bills from £20 million to £60 million.

44.

Development Management Local Plan adoption pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, moved that the recommendations

be approved and this was seconded by the Chair of the Sustainable

Development Select Committee, Councillor Liam Curran, and it was:

 

RESOLVED that the Development Management Local Plan be adopted.

45.

Appointments pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

Appointments by the Council

 

(a) London Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Collective Investment

Vehicle (CIV)

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Mark Ingleby be appointed

 

(b) Lee (Non Educational) Charity of William Hatcliffe and the Lee

(Educational) Charity of William Hatcliffe.

 

RESOLVED that Katy Donnelly be appointed

 

 

Appointments by the Mayor

 

RESOLVED that the following appointments agreed by the Mayor be noted:

 

Fostering Panel (1)

 

Councillor Jacq Paschoud

 

Joint Street Lighting Committee with LB Croydon (2)

Councillor Kevin Bonavia to replace

Councillor Paul Maslin

 

46.

Motion 1 Proposed by Councillor Roy Kennedy Seconded by Councillor Milne pdf icon PDF 21 KB

Minutes:

The motion was moved by Councillor Roy Kennedy and seconded by

Councillor Milne. There was then a debate to which the Councillors Dacres

and Jeffrey contributed. The motion was then put to the vote and declared to

be unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED that the following motion be agreed:

 

“This council notes with concern that across the United Kingdom at least over

six million of our fellow citizens although eligible are not registered to vote and

this translates to thousands of people in Lewisham. It is a matter of deep

regret that rather than address this under registration problem the Coalition

Government have instead sped up the move to individual electoral registration

and removed the safeguards that were in place.

 

We have established an Electoral Registration Working Party to work to

maximise the number of eligible residents that are on the electoral register in

the London Borough of Lewisham and produce a register that is more

accurate and complete. We will seek to become an authority that is a beacon

for best practice in registering eligible residents.”

47.

Motion 2 Proposed by Councillor Hall Seconded by Councillor Daby pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Minutes:

The motion was moved by Councillor Hall and seconded by

Councillor Daby. There was then a debate to which the Councillors Walsh,

Bonavia and Wise contributed. The motion was then put to the vote and

declared to be unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED that the following motion be agreed:

 

“That Lewisham council:

 

i. Recognises the importance of local action in coordinating and

commissioning accessible and effective HIV testing; to reach the undiagnosed

and reduce late HIV diagnosis as there is a high prevalence of HIV in

Lewisham. The Council commits to strengthening our own provision of HIV

testing services through working with local NHS partners, HIV charities and

patient groups.

 

ii. The council notes,

 

a) That an estimated 100,000 people were living in England with HIV in

2012; 22% were unaware of their status

 

b) That there is an impact of late diagnosis on individual health, public

health and health budgets. Late diagnosis increases the likelihood of the need

for complex and expensive treatment and the risk of onward transmission to

others.

 

iii. The Council resolves to become a supporter of the Halve It Coalition

(www.halveit.org.uk) by contacting the Halve It secretariat informing them of

this resolution and by agreeing to be listed as a Halve It coalition supporter.

And further requests the Director of Public Health to provide a report to the

Council outlining the actions taken to achieve the Halve It Coalition objectives.”

48.

Motion 3 Proposed by Councillor Walsh Seconded by Councillor Dromey pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Minutes:

The motion was moved by Councillor Walsh and seconded by

Councillor Dromey. There was then a debate to which the Councillors Curran,

De Ryk and Smith contributed. The motion was then put to the vote and

declared to be unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED that the following motion be agreed:

 

“Council Notes:

 

The London Borough of Lewisham welcomes the TfL consultation on the

Bakerloo Line extensions which provides us with the opportunity to transform

our communities, increase our economic viability and crucially improve life

outcomes for our residents.

 

Lewisham is about to start one of its biggest periods of regeneration, and an

unprecedented period of growth as a key area in meeting the needs of a

growing London. However, the majority of the Borough is under-served by

public transport infrastructure, with an over reliance on our road network,

which we can ill afford from either a capacity or environmental viewpoint.

A Bakerloo Extension was first mooted in 1898 when Parliament passed the

New Cross and Waterloo Railway Act, since then the need for this service has

been identified time and time again since 1931, fistly as part of the London

Electric Metropolitan District and Central London Railway Companies Act and

again under the Special Enactments Act of 1947.

 

In 2011 Network Rail published its Route Utilisation Strategy, which made

recommendations for development based on need, the ability to free up

additional capacity for other mainline rail services in the region and also the

strong return on investment.

 

Lewisham Council have been at the forefront of calling for the Bakerloo

Extension to Hayes for over 5 years having undertaken much preparatory

work and lobbying with TfL to achieve the current proposals.

 

Broadly mixed mode transport infrastructure isn't as developed in SE London

as it is in the other quartiles of our city, limiting growth and economic

development across this region of London. London is forecast to grow

considerably over the coming years, and South-East London is earmarked for

supplying a significant proportion of the capital’s future housing capacity. A

key challenge is ensuring there is sufficient and appropriate infrastructure

which includes more transport modes, and a greater frequency of services

otherwise the need will not be met.

 

Therefore the Council Resolves:

 

1. To call on the Mayor of London to instruct TfL to make the development

both a reality and to afford it a high priority, not only because it benefits

Lewisham's residents, but because of its strategic importance to London, and

the opportunity it brings to increase access between Central London's job

market and the current and potential more 'affordable' housing markets in

South-East London, which will be needed to meet London's future growth

needs.

 

2. To be clear in our response with the Mayor of London and TfL that the

Extension must not stop at Lewisham Station but instead continue through the

borough via Catford Bridge and on to Hayes in the London Borough of

Bromley.

 

3. To work with TfL and the Greater London Assembly to hold a tri-borough  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Motion 4 Proposed by Councillor Milne Seconded by Councillor Roy Kennedy pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Minutes:

The motion was moved by Councillor Milne and seconded by

Councillor Roy Kennedy. The motion was then put to the vote and

declared to be unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED that the following motion be agreed:

 

“This Council notes that the edited electoral register, including the names and

addresses of every person who does not tick an opt-out box on their voter

registration form - is open to any business or individual to legally purchase

from councils.

 

This Council believes that the practice could be fuelling a junk mail bonanza

and hampering efforts to get people to vote.

 

Hundreds of requests for information from this register are made to councils

every year from organisations including marketing firms and estate agents.

Local authorities are legally obliged to sell the details on to anyone who asks

for them. Details can be bought for less than 50p per individual.

 

This Council believes this is damaging to democracy and causes widespread

confusion and mistrust among residents. We call on the Secretary of State for

Communities and Local Government to scrap the open register or, at the very

least, to change the opt-out box to an opt-in box, so that voters are making a

conscious choice to make their personal details available to marketers.”

 

 

The meeting closed at 9.20pm.