Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Mayor

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Decision:

Agreed that Councillor Mick Hayes be appointed as the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for 2019/20, to take up office on 23 May 2019

 

2.

Appointment of Deputy Mayor

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Decision:

Noted that Councillor Mick Hayes had given notice that he intended to appoint Councillor Linda Bird as his Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2019/20.

 

 

3.

Apologies for Absence

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4.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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5.

Announcements

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6.

Appointment of Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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Decision:

Noted the Members of Cabinet, as appointed by the Leader of the Council, as follows:

 

Councillor Danny Thorpe - Leader of the Council and Chair of Cabinet

Councillor David Gardner - Deputy Leader and Vice-Chair of Cabinet

Councillor Christine Grice

Councillor Denise Hyland

Councillor Sizwe James

Councillor Chris Kirby

Councillor Averil Lekau

Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald

Councillor Jackie Smith

Councillor Miranda Williams

 

 

7.

Delegations and Executive Responsibilities pdf icon PDF 52 KB

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Decision:

Noted the allocation by the Leader of the Council of Cabinet portfolios, as detailed in appendix 1 of the report.

 

Noted the Leader’s General Scheme of Delegation for 2019/20, as detailed in appendix 2 of the report.

 

Noted the appointments made by the Leader of the Council to serve on joint committees and outside bodies which exercise executive functions or which advise on executive matters, as detailed in appendix 3 of the report.

 

 

8.

Notification from Party Groups as to Members appointed as Council Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip, Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (largest Minority Group), other party leaders and party whips. pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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Decision:

Noted the appointment of Members by their Party Groups to the offices listed below for the 2019/20 Municipal Year:-

 

Council Chief Whip                           Councillor Angela Cornforth  

Deputy Chief Whip                           Councillor Linda Perks            

Leader of the Opposition                  Councillor Matt Hartley          

Deputy Leader of the Opposition      Councillor Nigel Fletcher        

Chief Whip of the Opposition           Councillor Geoffrey Brighty

9.

Establishment of Member-level Bodies for 2019/2020 to deal with matters neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions. pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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Decision:

Agreed to establish the following Member-level Bodies for 2019/20 to deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions:

 

          Standing Member-Level Bodies

 

Audit and Risk Management Panel

Borough-wide Housing Panel (Vice-Chair only)

Corporate Parenting Board

Eltham and Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

General Purposes Committee

Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Health and Well-Being Board

Highways Committee

Leaseholders Forum (Vice-Chair only)

Licensing Committee

Local Housing Panels (Vice Chairs only)

Margaret McMillan Field Study Centre Sub-Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Call In Sub-Committee

Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel

Planning Board

Scrutiny Panels (x6)

Standards Committee

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Woolwich Area Planning Committee

 

Consultative Bodies

 

Greenwich Council Joint Committee

Schools Forum

 

Agreed the allocation of seats on Member-level bodies as set out in Appendix A of the report.

 

Agreed the terms of reference of all Member level bodies for 2019/20 (Appendix B of the report) and that Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) be updated accordingly.

 

Agreed the Chairs of the Scrutiny Panels for 2019/20 (Appendix C of the report).

 

Agreed that Dr Susan Blackall be appointed as Chair of the Standards Committee (and consequently Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Panel) and that Dr Susan Blackall (vice-chair) be appointed as an independent member of the Standards Committee.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive be authorised to (a) establish, in consultation with the Party Group Leaders, individual Appointment Panels based on the requirements of the post; and (b) appoint, in consultation with the Leader and Party Whips, Members to Appointment Panel.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the relevant Party Whip, be authorised to appoint to any vacancies on the bodies listed above or any that may arise during the Municipal Year 2019/20.

10.

Appointment of Members to serve on Member-level Bodies, and the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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Decision:

Noted the Members appointed to the Member-Level Bodies that deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions for the 2019/20 Municipal Year, as detailed in the report.

 

 

11.

Approval of an outline Calendar of Meetings of the Council, and other Member-level bodies for 2019/2020. pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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Decision:

Approved the outline calendar of meetings of the Council and other Member-Level Bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/20

 

 

 

12.

Appointment of Members to serve on Outside Bodies for 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

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Decision:

Agreed the appointment of Members to serve on outside bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/20, in accordance with the Chief Whip’s Nominations as listed in the appendix to the report with an amendment that Councillor Leo Fletcher shall be appointed to Greenwich Bluecoat Foundation.

 

 

 

13.

Overview and Scrutiny - Annual Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Decision:

Agreed the proposed work programme for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and its Scrutiny Panels for 2019-20 as set out at Appendix 1 of the report, put forward in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive be given delegated authority to vary the programme in consultation with the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

 

14.

Dispensation from the Six Month Rule: Councillor O'Mara pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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Decision:

Agreed a dispensation for Councillor Maureen O’Mara from the six month rule until 15 May 2019