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Meeting Details

Shadow Cabinet
16 Apr 2018 - 19:00 to 19:30
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Declarations of Interests
  • Visitors



Standard Items
1 Apologies for Absence
Councillor Millican for absence and Councillor A Stafford for lateness.
2 Urgent Matters
There were none.
3 Matters to be Considered in Private
There were none.
4 Declarations of Interest
There were none.
5 Minutes
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26th March 2018.
Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 19th February 2018 be agreed as a true record.

The Chair reported that Shadow Cabinet members had spoken on items 7, 9, 10, 12, and 18 at Cabinet on 20th March 2018.


The Chair addressed Cabinet on Item 7 on the Continuous Improvement and Efficiencies: Phase 2, Wave 1 Management and Cross Cutting.  He had inquired whether management restructuring would affect executive directors, directors, and the Leader’s office. He was not given an answer on the further cuts but was told that the Leader’s Office was one of the most efficiently ran departments. 


The Chair addressed Cabinet on item 9 on the Council Quarter 3 Performance Report 2017/18, raising the point about the poor street cleaning and recycling performances which failed to meet their targets. The portfolio holder disputed the figures even though they were taken from the Council Report in the Leader’s name.


Councillor Proud spoke at Cabinet on item 10 on the Perceval House Redevelopment – Affordable Housing. He had inquired whether the studio flats being proposed at the redeveloped site could be bought by investors, and therefore, not be available for affordable housing. He was informed that it was still too early in the planning stage to know exactly how many units would be available for affordable housing.


The Chair spoke at Cabinet on item 12 on the Future Ealing Programme Update, specifically to question why the organisational values and behaviours being approved, such as the ones below, were not already part of the culture: 

    • “Passionate about making Ealing a better place”

    • “Does what they say they’ll do on time”

    • “Is open and honest”

    • “Treats people fairly”

    • “Works to high standard”

    • “Learns from mistakes and failures”

    • “Acts on feedback to improve performance

He also questioned whether these values and behaviours would apply to the Cabinet but received no reply.


The Chair addressed Cabinet on item 18 on the Environmental Services Contract.


Shadow Cabinet agreed to call this item in for the following reasons:



To seek more understanding of the decision and its implications.


Detailed Reasons

To examine the details given in the “gold papers” and the reasons why that recommendation had been made.



That Shadow Cabinet: 

  1. Call in item 18 Environmental Services Contract from Cabinet 20th March 2018.

6 Cabinet Minutes
Minutes from the Cabinet Meeting held on 10 April 2018 - To follow.
7 Issues Raised by Shadow Cabinet Members
There were none.
8 Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on 11th June 2018 (provisionally).




The meeting ended at 7:02pm.


Paul Najsarek, Chief Executive, 6th April 2018

Supplementary Agenda

Standard Items


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Councillor Fabio Conti 
Councillor Theresa Mullins 
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

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


Also in attendance at the above meeting were: Officers - Karline Bowen and Mwim Chellah