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Council
19 Dec 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
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Agenda

Standard Items
1 Apologies for Absence
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Apologies were received from Councillors Ahmed-Shaikh, Byrne, D. Crawford, Kang, Khan, Kholi, Midha, Joy Morrissey, Nagpal, Roz Reece and Shaw

2 Urgent Matters
Any urgent matters arising since the despatch of the agenda that the Mayor has agreed should be considered at the meeting.
2

Councillor G. Stafford moved a procedural motion to alter the order of business to permit the motion at 11.1 to be taken along with the debate on item 7B.

Councillor Gordon seconded the motion.

The motion was agreed.

3 Declarations of Interest
To note any declarations of interest made by members
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Councillor Bell declared an interest in item 7B by virtue of his membership of the London Cycling Campaign.
4 Matters to be Considered in Private

Items [12A,appendix 5], [12D appendices 1,2 ] and  [12E, appendix 3]  contain information that is exempt from disclosure by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

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The Mayor directed Council to the three exempt appendices as set out on the agenda.
5 Minutes
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11th October.
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The minutes of the meeting were agreed.
6 Mayor's Announcements
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To follow
7A Petitions from Members of the Public
Submitted under Council and Committee Procedure Rule 9.
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a) Iqbal Padda presented a petition concerning traffic calming on the Minterne Estate UB2

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The petition stated

 

Heavy goods vehicles, vans, and cars are continuously using the roads within the Minterene Estate as a short cut /rat run between Norwood Rood and Tentelow Lane. This has rapidly increased over time with vehicles causing noise disturbance, air pollution and endangering pedestrians/residents in the neighbourhood

Residents are petitioning the Council to install a strategically placed gate closing off the road to non-residents.

 

Councillor Mahfouz responded.

 

Thank you for collecting this petition and knocking on residents doors to raise this issue. As you know the first thing we would do is look at speed humps and I know the area is already very well covered by speed humps.

The next suggestion is to ask for a barrier, but this cannot be put in place without impacting on all users whether they are residents or not. I have found that once you place a barrier, the impact is so significant that opposition amongst residents will grow.

We have looked at the number of injuries and road safety and in the area we have had one slight injury over the past three years and so we need to say this is not a hot spot for us in terms of our road safety figures.

You will have a 20mph zone in an area, and we do need to work more closely with the police to identify those who are speeding. Any community engagement or spending decisions on this issue however should ultimately be addressed through your ward forum.

 

Mr Padda gave a short response.

 

b) Ros Little presented a petition on traffic calming in the residential part of Church Road W7

 

The petition read

This petition asks for urgent measures to improve safety and install traffic calming in Church Road W7

 

Councillor Mahfouz responded

 

Thank you for bringing this petition to us today. As you have mentioned your ward forum is undertaking a speed survey and when we have the accurate data we will have a better picture and what sort of solutions we can look at.

The Council will be implementing a 20 mph zone across the Borough over the next few years, following a successful trial in Acton. You have Hanwell Zoo and a school and so on and is particularly busy road with children and so this is a priority for us. I know you have very active ward Councillors and I would suggest continuing to coordinate with them on ward forum funding decisions that can be made.

 

Mrs Little gave a short response

c) 

Naveed Ahmed of Montague Avenue W7 presented a petition on a width restriction in Montague Avenue

The petition read

We the undersigned ask Ealing Council to upgrade the width restriction on Montague Avenue into a raised informal pedestrian crossing to provide priority and ease for pedestrians, and incorporate a width restriction into the design.

Furthermore we ask that the issue of rat running through the area is addressed by filtered permeable designs to support environmental and travel improvements. Workshops should be held with residents and Oaklands Primary Schools to help develop proposals.

Councillor Mahfouz responded

Thank you for bringing this petition to us tonight and the work you have put into these proposals. What I will say to you tonight is that I am happy to arrange a meeting with yourselves and officers and look at whether we can take your suggestions forward.

Mr Ahmed gave a short response

d)  David Harvey of the North Greenford Residents Association presented a petition objecting to the proposed changes to “Corridor 13” Whitton Avenue East UB6

 

The petition read

We object to the proposed Corridor 13 changes on the following grounds

The proposal to make the footway (pavement) a combined footway and cycleway will make the pavement extremely dangerous for elderly residents, children and the disabled, in particular those with impaired vision and hearing.

The raised tables will result in an increase in noise from large lorries (particularly in the night time) and an increase in pollution due vehicles speeding up and slowing down.

The raised tables will also slow down emergency vehicles.

We object to any loss of mature trees.

 

Councillor Mahfouz responded

 

Thank you for bringing this petition to us this evening and the work you have put into your presentation.

This evening we are talking a lot about road safety and it is incumbent upon us as a local authority to show leadership on these issues and occasionally make decisions that not everyone may be happy with. But we must prioritise, first and foremost, people’s lives.

This means we must improve cycling for all residents up and down Whitton Avenue. It’s not just for people like me who cycle often but for less frequent or confident cyclists including children or older people and we want to make sure people are able to use this route safely.

We have a number of shared use pavements across the borough – and it works. The vast majority of cyclists respect the rules and use share cycle lanes appropriately.

In terms of speed tables, you have suggested installation of speed cameras instead but these are placed in coordination with the police and given the low level of incidents on Whitton Avenue this road will not make the threshold required to justify installation.

Mr Harvey gave a short response.

7B Public Petition for Debate

A debate under Rule 9.3 for a petition with greater than 1,500 signatures.

The debate concerns the safety of all the users of the Uxbridge Road.
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Helen King presented the petition to Council.

Councillor Mahfouz, at the conclusion of the debate on the petition, replied  

 

First, on behalf of myself and the Labour Group may I pass on my deepest condolences to the families and friends of Claudia Manera and Darshan Singh Heer.

Any loss of life on our streets is an absolute devastating tragedy.

Thank you to Andy, Helen and everyone who has worked so tirelessly to collect this petition and raise the profile of this issue.

I want to say up front that we will conduct the independent review requested.

Many politicians may say that road safety is top priority, but for myself and this Labour administration it really is true. Road safety is the reason I came into politics.  It is, above all others, the key performance indicator that I measure myself against.

Whilst I am proud of the record we have since coming into power in 2010 of declining numbers of killed and serious injuries on our roads, we have new challenges.

The impact of the deaths of Claudia and Darshan is evident.  Both, in many ways, model citizens of our borough.  Their contributions to society were immeasurable and positive. We must harness the positivity they exalted in life into tangible actions that make a positive difference for others around Ealing.

We in the Labour Party are committed to doing that.  Residents and members will remember we already highlighted the Uxbridge Road as the key corridor that we wanted to see improved with our comprehensive Mini Holland bid.

It had support from the Leader and myself, the Labour Group and the Lib Dem group.  However, the then leader of the Tory Group opposed the plans and well, we know that this cost this borough and its cyclists millions of pounds of investment in cycle infrastructure.

Going forward we want to establish Ealing as one of the most cycle friendly boroughs in London.

At the heart of that strategy will be a vision that has more people cycling because more people feel safe cycling in our borough. 

We have pushed back against local opposition and obstacles such as TfL to make pedestrian safety a reality at Hanwell Church Road junction and the Lido, but we want to see that gusto deliver results for safer cycling.

In addition to bold new infrastructure proposals that make people feel safe on our roads, we need other measures in the meantime:

  • That is why I personally visited the Met Police at TfL HQ to request Close Pass come to Ealing, which was recently delivered alongside education for cyclists and fines for drivers who flouted the laws of the road including going into Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists.
  • I have also pushed for a return visit and hi vis presence in Ealing in January and will be escalating the ask in order to get Ealing’s fair share of support from this team going forward.
  • We also pioneered the Cycle Safety Shield in Ealing.  Truly lifesaving technology.  A collision alarm system that detects and alerts only when there is the possibility of a collision with a pedestrian or cyclist.  We’ve put it onto every one of our contractor’s vehicles, but this needs to be installed on more vehicles travelling through our borough and our city.
  • We are looking at new ways to be able to enforce against illegal dangerous parking
  • Whilst I was meeting with the Met we also got details of how cyclists and others can report bad driving and actioned. We are also looking to see as part of the strategy how we can do our part to gather evidence of bad driving to pass onto the Met for actioning.
  • As you will know, we have made some minor immediate changes at the Lido junction and we have been successful in our £8m bid to the Mayor which we will use to transform that part of the borough for pedestrians and cyclists.

You have in us a partner ready to do what it takes to transform the borough for cyclists. We want to continue that partnership as we collectively create the way forward.

When we do put these proposals forward.  That will be the time that we all in this chamber will be judged.  Tonight I am placing a marker down that when we table such proposals I want to see every member in this chamber support those proposals with the passion and determination that will truly put road safety first in Ealing.

I can give you my solemn promise that we on this side, will.

8 Petitions from Members of the Council
Submitted under Council and Committee Procedure Rule 9.
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Councillor A. Stafford presented a petition  signed by over 70 residents of Eaton Rise W5 calling for traffic calming along the road.

Councillor A, Stafford also presented a petition signed by 97 residents in the vicinity of Notting Hill School -complementing the public question from a resident.

Councillor Steed presented a petition with 97 signatures asking the council to reinstate the parking restrictions in Valetta Road West.

Councillor Kaur-Dheer presented a petition on toilet facilities in Greenford Broadway  complementing the public question from a resident.

9 Questions from Members of the Public
Submitted under Council and Committee Procedure Rule 9. To consider any questions from members of the public, due notice having been received.
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Suzanne Brown of Greenford Methodist Church asked

 

“Since the public toilets near the Greenford Hall were closed there has been a significant increase in the number of people using Greenford Methodist Church grounds and other public spaces for urinating and defecating, so the public disorder which resulted in the council’s decision to close the toilets between the Greenford Hall and the police station has merely moved the problem to other places.

What solutions can the London Borough of Ealing implement to reduce the need for people in Greenford Broadway to go to the toilet in inappropriate, unsafe and unhygienic places?”

Councillor Mahfouz replied

Thank you for this question and for the related petition from Cllr Kaur Dheer.

As you know the original public toilets in that area were closed on direction from the police since they were a magnet for anti-social behaviour and crime.

At the same time we opened a publicly available disabled access toilet in the library which has entrances at both the front and back with a key available at the reception.

We have closed public toilets across the borough because of the extreme cost of maintaining them which equalled about £10 per use.

However we have launched a community public toilet scheme which many businesses are signed up to but I appreciate there is a job to make sure shops are visible in their participation and that we can direct more people to the right businesses.

Mrs Browne asked a supplementary question

  1. Mr John Boult of Wimbourne Gardens  W13  asked

 

“What actions can Ealing Council take in order to reduce the existing extreme impact on residents who live within the proximity of Notting Hill and Ealing High School caused by the large number of cars constantly travelling to and from the school?”

Councillor Mahfouz replied

John thank you so much for your question. As you know The Council’s policy is to promote the use of active and sustainable travel (walking cycling and public transport) for journeys to and from schools.  The Council’s school Travel Team provides support and guidance to schools to develop school travel plans (STPs), in order to address school travel related issues and promote active and sustainable travel for the school journey.  The Notting Hill and Ealing School is one of an increasing number of independent schools, which means it is increasingly difficult for the Council to influence behaviour of schools. 

However, the Council’s success relies on schools agreeing to work with us.  Until recently Notting Hill and Ealing High School has not engaged with the Council.  However, they have now made contact with our Team and have produced a draft STP that includes a number of measures to address school travel related issues.   This means they will organise a number of activities to reduce car use and a campaign to promote safe and considerate parking.

In addition the Council’s parking enforcement capabilities were significantly reduced in 2014 when camera enforcement was prohibited except on school zig-zags.  The 2014 legislation also provides a 10 minute grace period for parents to park within residential bays to drop off and pick up children in close proximity to schools.   This is clearly having a negative impact on the local residents especially at this location.

Planning enforcement rules only apply when a school is new or has undertaken a recent expansion.   The school built an extension in 1998, which had a condition about “limiting traffic nuisance”, however, the planning enforcement capabilities available to the Council are quite weak when it comes to travel mode enforcement because fines and/or closing the building would not be seen as appropriate.

 

A lot depends, therefore, on the Head teacher/Governors of an individual school.  Thankfully in this case, engagement has now commenced and hopefully, this will make a difference.

Mr Boult asked a supplementary question

10 Questions from Members of the Council
To deal with questions of which notice has been given in accordance with Rule 10 of the Council and Committee Procedure Rules.
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Question 1: 

Councillor G. Stafford asked the Leader of the Council

Has the Leader had a response to his concerns to Val Shawcross about the Labour Mayor's cut  of 13% to the taxicard scheme which he describes as having a  "direct impact on service users, some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people" in Ealing?

 

Councillor Bell replied

I have received both written and verbal responses from Val Shawcross & TfL commissioner Mike Brown who have offered us assurances that we remain fully committed to the Taxicard Scheme and guarantee there will be no reduction at all in the service being provided anywhere in London.

These assurances are of course welcome, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely on behalf of those Ealing residents who rely on this service.

Councillors G. Stafford and R. wall asked supplementary questions

Question 2:

Councillor Steed asked the portfolio holder for Transport, Environment and Leisure

Could the portfolio holder inform me how many London Boroughs use the RingGo system or equivalent, and currently issue paper vouchers alongside the system for those who can’t or don’t wish to use the telephone system?

 

Councillor Mahfouz replied

The trend is to move to virtual only visitor parking.

The following are London Boroughs that use either just a cashless visitor parking system or both a cashless and paper system:

  • Brent – moving to virtual – only (using old stock as paper permits)
  • Hounslow – Moving to virtual only (using old stock as paper permits)
  •  Kingston – Virtual only
  • Southwark – Virtual/manual
  • Newham – Paper – project underway to move to virtual.
  • Westminster – Both
  • Watford- moving to virtual only
  • Waltham Forrest – Virtual only
  • Lewisham – Virtual only

Ealing will continue to make special provisions and issue paper vouchers to vulnerable customers only.

Councillors Steed and G. Mann asked supplementary questions

Question 3

Councillor L. Wall asked the portfolio holder for Housing

 

Can the portfolio holder update us on the launch of the Hope Gardens temporary housing scheme and tell us how many residents it will support?

 

Councillor Anand replied

Hope Gardens represents another significant project that will create accommodation for 60 households who will be moved out of shared B&B into their own self-contained accommodation in time for Christmas.

Over 250 people will be moving from bed and breakfast with shared bathroom and cooking facilities to these self-contained homes.  All units meet building regulations and provide secure housing and private space for families experiencing homelessness.

This is our second modular homes scheme to be delivered this year that gives residents increase security and a better place to live.

Bed and breakfast is one of the most expensive forms of temporary accommodation, and with shared facilities it is often undesirable for those who are already faced with homelessness.

The cost of this scheme will be recovered through rents that are eligible for housing benefit, and the scheme will be cost neutral to the council over the lifetime of the scheme.  In contrast the cost of B&B for these households will be over £500k annually so £3.5m to £5m over the lifetime of the scheme, representing a significant reduction in Council costs by using this innovative approach for the benefit of residents.

 

Councillors L. Wall   and   Proud asked supplementary questions

 

Question 4

Councillor Young asked the portfolio holder for Transport, Environment and Leisure

In a recent press release, it was announced that Longfield Avenue is to be pedestrianised.  What consultation has there been with local Councillors and residents on this proposal?

Councillor Mahfouz replied

This is not a decision that has been made and was an error in a press release. The press release and website have been changed.

Councillor Young asked a supplementary question

Question 5

Councillor Aslam asked the portfolio holder for Finance Performance and Customer Services

Can the portfolio holder tell us how many millions in savings Ealing Council will have to have made by 2020-21?

Councillor Johnson replied

£265.282m (2010/11 to 2020/21)

Councillors Aslam and Seema Kumar Kumar asked supplementary questions 

Question 6:

Councillor Conti asked the portfolio holder for Transport, Environment and Leisure

The 12 December Cabinet Report on Council Performance noted that: “79.7% of Ealing’s streets were Grade A standard first time in Quarter 2, against the targeted outturn of 90.0%. This is a massive drop when compared to last year’s performance of 91.1%”. Can the portfolio holder explain why this has happened on his watch?

Councillor Mahfouz replied

We have increased the amount of monitoring across the Borough so we can push for a better service for our residents. What this has meant is that we have more accurate scoring and increased pressure on the contractor to improve their service.

 

Councillors Conti and   Mohan asked supplementary questions  

Question 6:

Councillor Conti asked the portfolio holder for Transport, Environment and Leisure

The 12 December Cabinet Report on Council Performance noted that: “79.7% of Ealing’s streets were Grade A standard first time in Quarter 2, against the targeted outturn of 90.0%. This is a massive drop when compared to last year’s performance of 91.1%”. Can the portfolio holder explain why this has happened on his watch?

Councillor Mahfouz replied

We have increased the amount of monitoring across the Borough so we can push for a better service for our residents. What this has meant is that we have more accurate scoring and increased pressure on the contractor to improve their service.

 

Councillors Conti and   Mohan asked supplementary questions  

 

Question 7:

 Councillor Padda asked the portfolio holder asked the portfolio holder for Health and Adults Services

Can the portfolio holder update us on NHSI’s response to the NWL STP?

Councillor Tailor replied

At their board meeting at the end of September, NHS regulator NHSI (NHS Improvement), knocked back the £500m NWL STP by refusing to approve the plans.

According the Health Service Journal it appears the NHSI simply did not trust the overoptimistic figures offered to it under the scheme.

This is something we’ve always known about these plans – they do not add up.

You cannot close maternity units, children’s wards and two A&Es without having a devastating impact on the standard of care our hardworking medical staff are able to offer residents. However we will continue to the fight and residents and members are encouraged to sign the Save our hospitals petition at www.sohpetition.co.uk

Councillors Padda and Theresa Mullins asked supplementary questions 


11 Motions with Notice
To deal with motions where notice has been given in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council and Committee Procedure Rules
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11.1 Shadow Cabinet Motion

Making Ealing Roads Safe for All Users

This Council notes that following the tragic death of Claudia Manera on the Uxbridge Road (October 2017), a local group, Make Uxbridge Road Safe, formed with the stated objective to campaign for roads across London – including and especially the Uxbridge Road, to offer protected space for cycling in line with the Mayor’s promise to triple and especially the this protected space.  This comes after the death of 2 cyclists and 2 pedestrians on this stretch of road and 46 more suffering serious injuries in the past 5 years.

In support of this stated objective and to help prevent future tragedies, this Council will:

 

1)    Carry out a review of pedestrian accident “black spots” along the Uxbridge Road. Following the review, carry out work to make the pedestrian “black spots” safer, giving priority to completing the most dangerous sections first. The review and safety measures should give special consideration to wheelchair users, parents with young children, older residents and other vulnerable groups, including motorcyclists.

 

2)      Carry out a Cycle Level of Service (CLoS) audit of the Uxbridge Road, which has already been identified by TfL in its own analysis, as one of the top 25 in London for development.  The review will be done in accordance with TfL’s London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS) 2014, Chapter 2, to identify the sections that fail to meet LCDS standards. Following the review, carry out improvements where appropriate, so that the Uxbridge Road conforms to LCDS where possible, giving priority to completing the most dangerous sections first.

3)    The Review to include local and independent stakeholders who will work with Ealing Council and Ealing Cycling Commission to deliver improve road safety for vulnerable users.  The Review be completed by July 2019.


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Councillor Dabrowska moved the motion

Councillor Seema Kumar seconded the motion

Councillor Malcolm moved an amendment to the motion

Councillor Busuttil seconded the amendment

Councillor Bell responded

Councillor Seema Kumar responded

Councillor Mahfouz responded

Councillor Blacker responded

Councillor Conti responded

Councillor Sabiers responded

Councillor Mason responded

Councillor Proud responded

Councillor Mahfouz responded to the petition

Councillor Malcolm summed up

Councillor Dabrowska summed up

 

After a vote the amendment was agreed

After a vote the motion as amended was agreed

 

The motion read

This Council notes that following the tragic death of Claudia Manera on the Uxbridge Road (October 2017), a local group, Make Uxbridge Road Safe, formed with the stated objective to campaign for roads across London – including and especially the Uxbridge Road, to offer protected space for cycling in line with the Mayor’s promise to triple and especially the this protected space.  This comes after the death of 2 cyclists and 2 pedestrians on this stretch of road and 46 more suffering serious injuries in the past 5 years.

 

In support of this stated objective and to help prevent future tragedies, this Council will:

 

1)    Carry out a review of pedestrian accident “black spots” along the Uxbridge Road. Following the review, carry out work to make the pedestrian “black spots” safer, giving priority to completing the most dangerous sections first. The review and safety measures should give special consideration to wheelchair users, parents with young children, older residents and other vulnerable groups, including motorcyclists.

2)      Carry out a Cycle Level of Service (CLoS) audit of the Uxbridge Road, which has already been identified by TfL in its own analysis, as one of the top 25 in London for development.  The review will be done in accordance with TfL’s London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS) 2014, Chapter 2, to identify the sections that fail to meet LCDS standards. Following the review, carry out improvements where appropriate, so that the Uxbridge Road conforms to LCDS where possible, giving priority to completing the most dangerous sections first.

3)    The Review to include local and independent stakeholders who will work with Ealing Council and Ealing Cycling Commission to deliver improved road safety for all users. The Review be completed by July 2019.

This Council welcomes the good work that has been done by Ealing Council in recent years to encourage greater numbers of residents to take up cycling including initiatives like cycle training, hangars, the distribution of anti-crime devices and improving cycle infrastructure, making cycling easier in Ealing.

11.2 Other Motions for Debate

Claiming what is due: Planning Inquiry costs

 This Council notes:

1. that the Secretary of State found that the withdrawal of the scheme for 9-42 The Broadway, Ealing, by BE Broadway BV following the sale of the site from Benson Elliott to British Land was “unreasonable” and found them liable to pay costs to the other parties to the inquiry.

2. that BE Broadway BV paid Save Ealing Centre £27,000 to refund their direct legal costs and an additional £20,000 in recognition of the time spent by SEC members in preparing for the inquiry, which was distributed to four local good causes Ealing Soup Kitchen, the Campaign for an Ealing Performance and Arts Centre, the Borough of Ealing Art Trail and the Urban Fox Orchestra.

3. that costs awards against BE Broadway BV were also made in favour of Historic England and Ms Frances Zammit.

 This Council however regrets that the administration failed to claim the Council's costs of £74,000 from BE Broadway BV and that it is now too late to do so, leaving Ealing’s Council Tax payers to pay for the unreasonable action of the developers.

 Recognising the difficult financial position it is in due to Conservative government cuts, this Council believes that it is inappropriate to be so generous to developers and this Council therefore resolves to adopt a policy of claiming any costs that developers are liable to pay in future planning inquiries.

 

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Councillor Ball moved the motion

Councillor Steed seconded the motion

Councillor Young moved an amendment to the motion

Councillor Proud seconded the amendment

Councillor Bell responded

Councillor Manro moved Next Business

After a vote this was agreed

11.3 Motions not for Debate
12 Reports from Officers
  1. pdf Council Tax Support Scheme 2018/2019 - Cabinet_report_template_Jan15 (235Kb)
    1. pdf A1. Ealing CTS scheme Final draft 2018-2019 (692Kb)
    2. pdf A 2. CTS consultation outcome Oct 2017 (488Kb)
    3. pdf A 3. EAA CTS Scheme October.2017 (143Kb)
    4. pdf A3. EAA CTS Scheme (616Kb)
    5. pdf A 4. CTS review July 17 (268Kb)
    6. A5. Confidential Appendix to Report on Revised Council Tax Support scheme for 2018
      • Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information);
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Councillor Johnson moved the report

Councillor Bell seconded the report

After a vote Council agreed to

1. Note the outcome of consultation on the proposed change to Council Tax

Support scheme.

2. Approve the revised Council Tax Support scheme for 2018/19, attached at

Appendix 1, as recommended by the Cabinet on 14 November 2017.

3. Note the potential financial impact and potential liabilities resulting from the

introduction of the revised Council Tax Support scheme.

4. Note the equality impact assessment which has been carried out in relation

to the proposal to revise the Council Tax Support scheme which is attached

at Appendix 3.

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Councillor Bell moved the report

Councillor Seema Kumar seconded the report

After a vote Council agreed unanimously to

  1. Note that the residents’ and business referenda that took place on 12 October produced a double yes vote.  Therefore the plan has succeeded at referendum stage and came into legal force at the completion of the count.

    Agree that the Neighbourhood Plan as set out in Appendix 1 is adopted as part of Ealing’s Development Plan.

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Councillor Bell moved ther report

Councillor Gordon seconded the report

After a vote Council agreed to 

1.1 Note the current position with regard to the Victoria Hall Trust

1.2 Agree in principle, but subject always to final decision by the General Purposes Committee as below, to the new objects proposed and express power to dispose of property as outlined in paragraphs 2.7 and 2.8

1.3 Delegate the functions of the Council as trustee with regard to the Trust to the Council’s General Purposes Committee, including, in particular, a final decision with regard to the proposed new objects and express power to dispose of property, including full consideration of representations received in response to the consultation referred to in paragraph 2.10 below (as set out in Appendix 1) 

  1. Appendix 1 Confidential
    • Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information);
  2. Appendix 2 Confidential
    • Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information);
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Councillor Johnson moved the report

Councillor Young seconded the report

After a vote Council agreed unanimously  that it

1.1.        Agrees to enter into an arrangement under section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 for the discharge by Lancashire County Council of the functions of Ealing Council in respect of pensions administration from 1st April 2018 for a rolling annual period.

1.2.        Delegates authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Resources following consultation with the Director of Legal and Democratic Services to enter into and finalise arrangements and agreements with Lancashire County Council in respect of the arrangements to discharge Ealing Council’s pensions administration services.

1.3.        Authorises the Director of Legal and Democratic Services to make any necessary changes to the Council’s Constitution to reflect the arrangement of the discharge of pensions functions of the pensions administration to the Lancashire County Council.

1.4.        Notes that there is a financial implication by entering the Shared Service Arrangement which the Pension Fund Panel has considered and agreed to in order to fund the pension administration services, once non-executive functions have been delegated to Lancashire County Council, by Full Council.

1.5.        Notes that the cost of pension administration is paid directly from the pension fund and does not directly impact Ealing Council’s General Fund.

1.6.        Notes that the Council’s arrangement for the discharge of pension administration functions by Lancashire County Council will lead to an increase in cost for pension administration services, in comparison to the Council’s current arrangement, which was awarded to the LPFA in 2010.

 

  1. pdf Appendix 1 - Investment in LA as at 300917 (99Kb)
  2. pdf Appendix 2- Prudential Indicators Mid Year Outturn 1718 (19Kb)
  3. Appendix 3 - Current Lending List - CONFIDENTIAL
    • Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information);
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Councillor Johnson moved the report

Councillor G. Stafford seconded the report

After a vote Council agreed unanimously to


1.1 Note the Treasury Management activities and performance against targets for the six months to 30 September 2017.

1.2 Note the Council’s investment balance of £104.66m as at 30 September 2017 of which £35.00m was invested in other Local Authorities (set out in Appendix 1).

1.3 Note the Council’s position on prudential indicators (set out in Appendix2).

1.4 Note the Council’s current lending list (set out in confidential Appendix 3). 

13 Urgent key decisions exempted from call-in

No  key decisions have been exempted from call-in since the last meeting of council:

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There were none
14 Appointments to Committees and Other Bodies
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There were none.
15 Date of Next Meeting
The next ordinary meeting will be held on 20th February and an Extraordinary meeting on 9th January 2018.
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The meeting finished at 21.25.

Additional Meeting Documents

Declarations of Interests

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