Ealing Council's Committees and Panels
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment, independent scrutiny of the authority’s financial and non-financial performance to the extent that it affects the authority’s exposure to risk and weakens the control environment, and to oversee the financial reporting process
This Panel considers and determines where necessary, any matters arising on the boundaries and polling places for:
(a) Polling districts
(c) London Boroughs
(d) GLA constituencies
(e) Parliamentary constituencies
(f) European parliamentary constituencies
From 2014-15 Cabinet has nine members; each member has a specific area of responsibility known as a 'portfolio' and is accountable for the council's decision-making process.
Cabinet carries out all the local authority's functions which are not the responsibility of any other part of the local authority.
Chief Officers Appointments Panel
This panel is responsible for agreeing arrangements, shortlisting & interviewing candidates and making appointments, if appropriate, to chief officer posts.
Corporate Parent Committee
To ensure the corporate discharge of the council's responsibilities as corporate parent and scrutinise the quality of services to looked after children.
Ealing Business Partnership
The Ealing Business Partnership is a business led forum, where the council and local businesses work closely together over both service and delivery issues, especially regulatory services. It is a key mechanism for consulting and working with the business community across the borough. Annually it is used to present the council's annual budget with the business community.
Ealing Schools Forum
A forum used by the LEA to consult on:
1) any proposed changes to the school funding formula including the financial effect of any such change;
2) the terms of an proposed contract for supplies and services where the estimated value of the proposed public services contract is not less than the specific threshold which applies to the LEA;
3) the LEAs function relating to the schools budget in connection with education of pupils with special educational needs, early years education, use of pupil referral units, education of children otherwise than at school, insurance, free school meals, allocation of central government grants and scheme for the financing of schools.
Education Joint Committee
To consider and report to the appropriate cabinet member on matters requiring consultation with representatives of teaching staff in schools
Council is where all 69 councillors come together to debate issues and take major decisions.
Health and Wellbeing Board
The Board aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Ealing and reduce current inequalities of outcomes.
Leonardo Aggio Trust
To consider the financial position and investment strategy of the Leonardo Aggio Trust. To agree on the distribution of grants to musicians through Leonardo Aggio Trust Awards.
This Panel considers residual Licensing functions in relation to SEVs, pet shops, tattoo parlours etc.
This Panel considers Licensing matters delegated to the Licensing Sub-Committee under legislation set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
Local Strategic Partnership Executive Board
The Executive Board has day-to-day operational and management responsibility for the Local Strategic Partnership. The Executive Board meets every quarter and has overall responsibility for delivering the Community Strategy. Thematic Partnership Boards report to the Executive Board and lead on strategy and projects on specific issues and service areas
Overview and Scrutiny Committee
OSC oversees and manages the scrutiny function of the Council. This includes developing the Members involved in scrutiny and the structures in which scrutiny operates. It also undertakes scrutiny of core aspects of the Council’s operation e.g. performance, budget strategy, crime and disorder, and call-ins and reviews the performance of the Local Strategic Partnership. It also looks at some policies before they go to Cabinet for decision. OSC also ensures that compatible work programmes are developed by all associated Panels and reports annually to Council on the work of scrutiny.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is able to set up review panels to consider specific issues. The review panels have a fixed term and have to work to an agreed programme.
These are the Scrutiny Panels active during the 2016-2017 calendar year.
Pension Fund Panel
(i) To decide all matters relating to policy and target setting for, and monitoring the investment performance of, the pension fund
(ii) To consider and decide all matters regarding the management of the pension fund’s investments, including sales and acquisitions of properties to be owned by the Council for statutory pension purposes
(iii) To consider and make recommendations on policy and staff related issues which have an impact on the pension fund directly or indirectly through changes in employer pension contribution rates
There is also a Local Pensions Board
To exercise the council's functions as a local planning authority including approval under Building Regulations, Hedgerow Regulations and related matter, the Unitary Development Plan and Strategic Planning but excluding planning policies which include the UDP and strategy planning, except those planning policy areas as follows: Planning briefs, Conservation area designations, Conservation area, design guides, Conservation area character statements and/or action plan, Article 4 directions, Conservation area panels membership.
To taken an overview of regulatory functions such as development control, licensing, parliamentary proceedings, election, registration and inspection of homes and Member training. To exercise any Cabinet function referred to it.
This Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by councillors and co-opted members. It determines allegations referred to it under the Council's Standards Procedures, that a member or co-opted member has failed to comply with the Local Code of Conduct for Councillors.
Here you will find details of your Ward Forum. If you are not sure of your ward search for your councillors under the Councillors tab.
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West London Economic Prosperity Board
The London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow (“the Participating Boroughs”) have established the Joint Committee pursuant to powers under the Local Government Acts 1972 and 2000, and under the Local Authorities (Arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Joint Committee’s role and purpose on behalf of the Participating Boroughs relates to ensuring appropriate, effective and formal governance is in place for the purposes of delivering the West London Vision for Growth and advancing Participating Boroughs’ aspirations for greater economic prosperity in West London, including promoting “the Economic Prosperity Agenda”, in partnership with employers, representatives from regional and central government, and education and skills providers.