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Meeting Details

10 May 2016 - 19:00 to 22:00
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Declarations of Interests
  • Visitors



Standard Items
1 Apologies for Absence
Councillors Busuttil, Jones, Nagpal and Summers gave their apologies.
2 Urgent Matters
Any urgent matters arising since the despatch of the agenda that the Mayor has agreed should be considered at the meeting.
There were none.
3 Matters to be Considered in Private
There were none.
4 Declarations of Interest
To note any declarations of interest made by members
There were none.
5 To Elect the Mayor for the Municipal Year 2016 / 2017

The Mayor will call for nominations and put them to the meeting.

The newly elected Mayor will make the declaration of acceptance of office and after she has been invested will take the Chair and address Council.

A vote of thanks will then be proposed to the Mayor for 2015 / 2016. (Councillor Kaur Dheer) and badges will then be presented to her and the consort (Councillor Dheer).

Councillor Gulaid rose to propose Councillor Walker for the role of Mayor for the municipal year 2016/2017.
Councillor Raza seconded the proposal.
Councillor Roz Reece responded positively to the proposal
Councillor Steed responded positively to the proposal.

Council unanimously agreed to elect Councillor Walker as Mayor for the municipal year 2016/2017.

Robes and chains were exchanged.

Councillor Walker addressed Council.
She announced that her chosen charity would be Acton Homeless Concern and her consorts would be Mr Laurie Walker and Mr Christian Walker.

Councillor Bell rose to propose a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor Councillor Kaur-Dheer.
Councillor Murtagh seconded the proposal.
Councillor Sumner responded positively to the proposal.
Councillor Malcolm responded positively to the proposal.
The vote of thanks was agreed unanimously.

Councillor Kaur-Dheer rose to respond to the vote of thanks.

The Mayor announced that her deputy would be Councillor Woodroofe and that his consorts would be Mrs Val Woodroofe and Ms Helen Johnson.

6 Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet

i) To note the appointment of the Cabinet for the 2016 / 2017 municipal year by the Leader of the Council

ii) To note the allocation of shadow portfolios for the 2016 / 2017 municipal year by the Leader of the Opposition.

iii) To note the appointment of Cabinet aides for the 2016 / 2017 municipal year by the Leader of the Council

Councillor Bell proposed and Councillor G. Stafford seconded the appointments to Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet.
These were agreed.
7 Appointments to Committees and Other Bodies

i) To deal with the list of nominations to committees and panels.

ii) To consider, in accordance with section 17 of the Local Government and Housing act 1989, appointing members to committees which do not reflect the political balance across the Council.

iii) To consider the appointments of chairs and vice-chairs.

(note that some nominations will be revised at the meeting including membership of the Health and Well being Board) 


Councillor Gordon proposed and Councillor Roz Reece seconded the appointments to committees and other bodies.

These were agreed.
8 Representatives on Other Bodies

To deal with the list of nominations to other bodies.

To note that minute 155/64 reads as follows:

"That in all appointments of members to represent the Council on other bodies, it shall be understood that, in the absence of any indication to the contrary, there is an implied undertaking on the part of each member to resign from the body concerned, if required by the Council, in the event of him ceasing to be a member of the Council before the expiry of his term as representative.

Councillor Gordon proposed and Councillor Roz Reece the appointments to committees.
These were agreed.
9 Reports from Officers
Councillor Bell moved the report.
Councillor Gordon seconded the report
Councillor Millican responded.
Councillor G. Stafford responded.
Councillor Ball responded.
Councillor Bell summed up.
After a vote Council agreed unanimously to

1.1 Note that the Planning for Schools DPD was assessed by an independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who concluded that, subject to specified main modifications, the plan is legally compliant and sound.
1.2 Adopt the Planning for Schools DPD (set out in appendix 2).
1.3 Note that the designation of the identified sites for education use and three new policies within the DPD (to help facilitate delivery of new and extended schools) will be material considerations which hold substantial weight when relevant planning applications are considered and determined.
10 Date of Next Meeting

The next ordinary meeting of the Council will be held on 7 June 2016.


The meeting ended at 8.15 pm.

The Mayor, Councillor Kaur-Dheer made a few announcements.
• She congratulated Councillor Kelly on his birthday which fell on the day of the meeting
• She congratulated the Returning Officer and all her staff on a smooth and successful election and count for the GLA elections.
• She announced that she had recently returned from Marcq-en-Baroeul: where they had celebrated Liberation day – 8th May with their French counterparts. She said that she had been accompanied by her consort and Councillors Ahmed and Mohan.
• She welcomed R. Kornicki CBE DL, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Ealing to his first meeting of the Council and, on behalf of the Council, looked forward to working with him.
• Finally she congratulated Councillor G. Stafford on the recent birth of his first daughter – Suzanna Margaret Stafford.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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