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Council
22 Jun 2021 - 19:00 to 22:00
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1 Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies for absence.

 

2 Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest made by members.

3 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.

4 Minutes

 

1. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2021.

 

2. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2021.

 

5 Mayor's Announcements
6 Petitions from Members of the Public
Submitted under Council and Committee Procedure Rule 9.
7 Petitions from Members of the Council
Submitted under Council and Committee Procedure Rule 9.
8 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.
9 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.
Motions with Notice

To deal with motions where notice has been given in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council and Committee Procedure Rules.

 

10 Opposition Motion for Debate

 

Proposed by Councillor Young, Seconded by Councillor Millican:

 

This Council reaffirms its commitment to reducing pollution in the Borough and to improving facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.
 

This Council notes that poor planning, lack of consultation and refusal to alter plans in the face of evidence by Ealing Council has led to Ealing's Low Traffic Neighbourhoods not achieving their stated aim, and indeed exacerbating the problems in some areas.  The closure of local distributor roads has diverted traffic in some cases, onto the main thoroughfares which were already at capacity and in others, onto narrower, quieter residential roads. This has added traffic to these roads, reduced air quality and added dangers to residents and their children going about their lives.
 

This Council resolves to suspend the operation of all Low Traffic Neighbourhoods immediately, pending the so-called "CPZ-style" consultation on retention of any or part of any of the schemes.
 

This Council also resolves to remove all associated barriers, bollards, cameras, and signs.
 

This Council further resolves to cancel any outstanding PCNs issued in respect of LTNs and to refund any fines collected from blue-badge holders.

 
11 Other Motions for Debate

 

Proposed by Councillor L Wall and seconded by Councillor Mahfouz.

 

This council notes:

 

  • The end of the Covid-19 eviction ban on 31 May 2021 and prediction by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that 400,000 renters have either had eviction notices or been told to expect them.
  • Renters are twice as likely as homeowners to worry about meeting their housing costs or losing their homes within three months. Black and minority ethnic households, those on lower incomes and those with children have the highest level of concern.
  • The government's current end date for furlough in September, and the predicted economic shock and job losses this will cause.
  • That both the eviction ban and furlough were planned to end despite a continuing pandemic and feared third wave.
  • After the unprecedented circumstances of the last year, with people losing loved ones, working all hours on the front line as key workers, losing their jobs and struggling to pay bills – to leave people without support is morally wrong.
  • West London’s economy has been more affected by the pandemic than London or UK as a whole. Sectors which have been heavily impacted include aviation, hospitality and leisure
  • Unemployment is up from around 40k in March 2020 to around 120k in March 2021
  • Ealing has the 2nd highest number of furloughed employments in London (Mar 21). Over 180k people are on furlough, which is due to end in September 2021.
  • Ealing has the 4th highest number of out of work benefits claimants in London (Feb 21)

This Council believes:

 

  • The Tory government must take action now to stop the Covid cliff edge, reinstate the eviction ban and delay the end of furlough.
  • No one should be made homeless or put at risk of homelessness as a result of this crisis, and no one should struggle to support themselves and their families.
  • Some sectors of the economy are likely to remain significantly affected by Covid fallout even after a vaccine rollout and the end of lockdown. It will take a long time for demand to recover in areas that have been hit really hard by this crisis. A hard stop in support is not the right answer.
  • We must work for an Ealing where local people can afford to live with a new focus on helping people back into work, bringing good jobs with decent living incomes and employment opportunities back to the borough post-Covid.

This Council calls for:

 

  • A “smart” extension of the furlough scheme alongside urgent action to fix the youth unemployment scheme and support for job creation.
  • For a training element to be built into the scheme for workers who are furloughed.
  • A revenue test for firms using furlough. To ensure the worst employers can’t just use the scheme to fire and rehire workers on lower wages and that the money is going to protect jobs, not to line the pockets of Tory donors.
  • Extend the temporary ban on evictions to cover the time needed to implement the legal changes below.
  • Action now to scrap Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions and outlaw evictions on the grounds of arrears if the arrears were accrued because of hardship caused by the Covid crisis.
  • Give residential tenants the same protections as commercial tenants, by protecting them from being made bankrupt by their landlords for non-payment of rent.
  • Consider a temporary increase to the Local Housing Allowance to help prevent risk of homelessness.

 

12 Motions not for Debate

 

Solidarity with the LGBT+ Community this pride month

 

Proposed by Councillor Costigan:

 

This Council notes the huge strides that have been made in the fight for LGBT+ equality.

 

However, there is much more to do:

 

  • The government must reform the Gender Recognition Act to give Trans people the right to self-identify their gender and live proudly as their true selves.

  • The government continues to delay outlawing harmful gay conversion practices.

  • The prime minister is yet to apologise for comparing same sex marriage to three men marrying a dog and various other homophobic slurs.

This Council believes that all LGBT+ people have the right to live in safety and dignity and stands in solidarity with the LGBT+ community. This Council is committed to supporting and celebrating every family in Ealing.

 

Brentford FC

 

Proposed by Councillor Woodroofe.

 

This Council congratulates Brentford FC on promotion to the Premier League.

 

May they buzz to further victories.

 

Solidarity with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

 

Proposed by Councillor Raza.

 

This Council stands in solidarity with the GRT community this Gypsy, Roma and traveller history month.

 

GRT communities face disgraceful discrimination, most recently highlighted when a register of banned Irish names was leaked by a Pontins employee. There is no place for hate or discrimination in Ealing.

 

This Council commits to engaging with and supporting all of our communities in Ealing.

 

13 Appointments to Committees and Other Bodies

 

That the following appointments to Committees and Other Bodies be agreed:

 

1. Councillor Seema Kumar to be appointed as member and Vice Chair of Scrutiny Review Panel 3 in place of Councillor Joanna Dabrowska.

 

2. Councillor Joanna Dabrowska be appointed as member of Scrutiny Review Panel 1 in place of Councillor Seema Kumar.

 

3. Councillor Seema Kumar to replace Councillor Joanna Dabrowska on Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

4. Note that the Cabinet Member for Healthy Lives be appointed as Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board in place of the Leader, with relevant Constitution changes to be made at a future full council meeting.

 

5. Note that the Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequality will be appointed to the Health and Wellbeing Board, with relevant Constitution changes to be made at a future full council meeting.

 

14 Urgent key decisions exempted from call-in

There were no urgent key decisions exempted from call-in.

 

15 Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on 20 July 2021.

 


Declarations of Interests

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