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Council
18 May 2021 - 19:00 to 22:00
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Public Attendance at the Meeting


This meeting will take place at the Victoria Hall in Ealing Town Hall and webcast live on the Council's YouTube site. Therefore we encourage any public intending to attend to watch remotely to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID.


Public Attendance is permitted in person. However we ask that any members of the public planning to attend in person notifies us in advance by emailing democraticservices@ealing.gov.uk or calling 020 8825 7497. This is to ensure that there is sufficient capacity in the public gallery in the meeting room and that the Council can comply with social distancing requirements.

 

1 Election of Mayor for Municipal Year 2021/22

 

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

 

The newly elected Mayor will make declarations of acceptance of office and after they have been invested will take the chair and address the Council.

 

A vote of thanks will then be proposed to the Mayor for 2019/20 and 2020/21 (Councillor Gulaid).

 

1

It was proposed by Councillor Mason and seconded by Councillor Mahmood that Councillor Ahmed be elected Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021-22.

 

Councillor Stafford and Ball spoke in support of the nomination.

 

RESOLVED: That Councillor Munir Ahmed be elected for the 2021/22 municipal year.

 

Councillor Bell proposed, Councillor Johnson seconded and Councillors Kumar and Malcolm supported a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor.

 

RESOLVED: That Council thanks Councillor Abdullah Gulaid for his two years of service in the role of Mayor in 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

 

 

2 Appointment of Deputy Mayor for Municipal Year 2021/22

 

Council to note the appointment of the Deputy Mayor by the Mayor.

 

The newly appointed Deputy Mayor will make their declaration of acceptance of office.

 

2

The Mayor announced that he had appointed Councillor Mohinder Midha as his Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2021/22.

 

3 Apologies for Absence

 

To note any apologies for absence.

 


3

Sam Bailey, Head of Democratic Services, explained that due to the ongoing COVID Pandemic it had been agreed between party whips that a proportion of each political group's members would not attend the meeting in person to minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Therefore all of those that were not listed as in attendance at this meeting had tendered their apologies.

 

4 Declarations of Interest

 

To note any declarations of interest made by members.

 


4

There were no declarations of interest.

 

5 Urgent Matters

 

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

 

5

The Mayor explained that he had accepted items 8 and 9 on the agenda, which were Election of Leader and Constitution Change Report, as urgent items due to a change in leadership of the Labour Group which happened once the Council agenda had already been published.

 

The Mayor confirmed that he would move these items forward in the agenda and take them as the next items.

 

6 Matters to be Considered in Private

 

To determine whether items contain information that is exempt from disclosure by virtue of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


8

There were no matters to be considered in private.

 

7 Mayor's Announcements
9

The Mayor welcomed the three new Councillors elected at by-elections on 6 May to their first Council meeting.

 

The Mayor congratulated the new leader and cabinet on their appointments and thanked the outgoing leader and cabinet members for their work.

 

The Mayoral charity was announced, which was Home-Start Ealing.

 

8 Election of Leader

To elect Councillor Peter Mason as Executive Leader of the Council in place of Councillor Julian Bell for the period up until the next Annual Meeting of the Council.

 

Note: Approved for publication as a late and urgent item, in accordance with Rule 5(b) of the Access to Information Procedure Rules. The proper officer has confirmed that this item cannot reasonably wait until the next full council meeting.

 

 

6

The Mayor highlighted that this item was added to the Agenda as a late and urgent item.

 

Councillor Shaw proposed, Councillor Costigan seconded and Council

 

RESOLVED: To elect Councillor Peter Mason as Executive Leader of the Council in place of Councillor Julian Bell for the period up until the next Annual Meeting of the Council.

 

 

Approved for publication as a late and urgent item, in accordance with Rule 5(b) of the Access to Information Procedure Rules. The proper officer has confirmed that this item cannot reasonably wait until the next full council meeting.

 

7

The Mayor confirmed this item was added to the agenda as a late and urgent item, and that there was a further urgent update published which corrected the names of the cabinet portfolios.

 

RESOLVED: That Council

 

1. Considered the contents of this report.

 

2. Approved the changes to the constitution outlined in appendix one.

 

3. Approved the change to the Members’ Allowances Scheme, set out in appendix two

 

10 Cabinet Portfolios and Opposition Leaders and Deputy Leaders

 

1. To note the appointment of Cabinet by the Leader of the Council for the 2021/22 Municipal year.

 

2. To note the appointment of Cabinet aides (if any) by the Leader of the Council for the 2021/22 Municipal year.

 

3. To note the appointment of Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Leader and Deputy Leader of the Second Opposition Party.

 

10

The Mayor confirmed that Councillor Costigan had been appointed the Statutory Deputy Leader, and that this would be reflected in updated appointments paperwork.

 

It was raised that the appointments paperwork had not been circulated sufficiently in advance to ensure that any errors be corrected. Therefore it was proposed that delegation be given for the Chief Executive to take the final decision on appointments, following consultation with the party whips, after the meeting.

 

RESOLVED: That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive to agree any relevant appointments in the Cabinet Portfolios and Opposition Leaders and Deputy Leaders document after the meeting, in consultation with the party whips.

 

 

11 Appointments to Committees and Panels

 

1. To agree with the nominations to the Council's committees and panels.

 

2. 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 (if any).

 

3. To agree the appointments of chairs and vice chairs to committees and panels.

 

Note: The list of nominations, including chairing arrangements, will be circulated on the day of the meeting. Some nominations may be revised at the meeting.

 

11

It was raised that appointments needed further checking as they had been circulated shortly before the meeting. This was due to the change in administration and group meetings taking place close to Council.  Therefore a delegation to the Chief Executive was proposed to agree appointments after the meeting.

 

RESOLVED: That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive to agree appointments to Committees and Panels after the meeting, in consultation with the party whips.

 

12 Representatives on Other Bodies

 

1. To agree the list of nominations to other bodies.

 

2. 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 them ceasing to be a member of the Council before the expiry of their term as representative." 

 

Note: The list of nominations will be circulated on the day of the meeting.

 

12

It was noted that, similar to the other appointments paperwork, it would be appropriate to delegate this decision to the Chief Executive after the meeting.

 

RESOLVED: That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive to agree appointments after the meeting, in consultation with the party whips.

 

13

RESOLVED: That Council

 

1. Noted the position on virtual meetings.

 

2. Agreed the principles for decision making, set out at paragraph 2.3 below.

 

3. Agreed that, so far as practicable, in-person attendance at meetings should be kept to a minimum.

 

4. Agreed that, where the law permits it, meetings should continue to take place in virtual-only format.

 

5. Noted that the Director of Legal and Democratic Services will put in place arrangements for all public meetings of council, cabinet, committees or panels to be live streamed.

 

6. Agreed that, where permitted by law, third party and officer attendees at public meetings should be permitted to attend virtually.

 

7. Noted that the Director of Legal and Democratic Services will keep the position under review and report back as appropriate.

 

14 Date of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting will be held on 22 June 2021.

 


14

The next meeting was due to take place on 22 June 2021.

 

Additional Meeting Documents

Attendance

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Declarations of Interests

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Visitors

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