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Published on Friday 3 May 2019


Annual Council


Date:                Tuesday 14 May 2019


Time:               7:30 pm


Place:              The Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU


Opening of Meeting


The Mayor will invite a Mayoral chaplain to open the meeting.


Emergency Evacuation Arrangements


On hearing the alarm which is a loud siren please leave the building by the nearest available fire exit and assemble by the triangle at the front of the Guildhall.   Anyone requiring assistance to evacuate the building should proceed to the refuge areas which are situated outside Committee Room 1 and the Mayor’s Parlour where you will be met by a member of the building management team and assisted from the building. 












Declarations of Interest





Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non- pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.


3.            Installation of the Mayor


The Council, at its meeting of 24 April 2019, elected Councillor Margaret Thompson Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames for the 2019/20 Municipal Year, with the formal installation taking place at this meeting.










To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 24 April 2019 (to be circulated).





Appointment of Deputy Mayor





The Mayor to signify to the Council the appointment of a Deputy Mayor.





Appointment of Mayor's Consort









Appointment of Deputy Mayoress/ Escort









Appointment of Mayor's Chaplain(s)









Mayor's Announcements









Vote of Thanks





To approve a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor and retiring Deputy Mayor for their services during the past Municipal Year.






Appointments of Members to Committees, Panels and other bodies

Appendix A

To Follow




The Council is asked to make the necessary appointments for the 2019/20 municipal year to Committees, Panels, Joint Committees and other bodies. Details of the nominations required have been circulated to the Group Offices and the nominations will be circulated prior to the meeting.







Appointment and Nomination of Members to the London

Councils Committees and Local Government Association

Appendix B

To Follow




The Council is asked to make the necessary appointments for the 2019/20 municipal year

to the London Councils committees and the Local Government Association bodies. Details of the nominations required have been circulated to the Group Offices and the nominations will be circulated prior to the meeting.




Appointment of non-elected members to Committees and Panels






(1)          Health and Wellbeing Board Membership - Representation of Children's Services 


At its meeting on 28 March 2019, the Health and Wellbeing Board discussed the enhancement of the representation of Children's Services on the Board.  Currently the Board includes three RBK Council officers (non-voting) - Director of Children's Services, Director of Public Health and Director of Adult Services.


It was agreed to recommend to Council that the Board includes representation of Achieving for Children (AfC) on the basis of a non-voting advisory member.  The proposed officers are Ian Dodd (Managing Director AfC) with Charis Penfold (Director of Education Services AfC) as alternate.



(2)          The Council is RECOMMENDED to appoint the following non-elected Members to the bodies indicated:


(a) Children’s and Adults’ Care and Education Committee

·      GP advisory members: Dr Nazim Jivani (Adults’ health) and Dr Pete Smith (Children’s health)

·      Anglican Diocese of Southwark representative – nomination awaited

·      Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark – vacancy (nomination awaited)


(b) Strategic Housing and Planning Committee

·      Sheltered Housing Panel: one attendee at each meeting from a pool of 4 representatives (Margaret Lloyd, Jenny McNamara, Maria Wise, and Tom Wood)

·         Leaseholders Forum (must be a resident leaseholder, living in the property as their only or principal home): Hector Armando Rosales-Macedo and Alison Mary King (sharing position as representative and alternate).

·      Private Sector Landlords Forum: vacancy (awaiting nomination from the Forum)

·      Residents Associations (must be a tenant): Mr Harry Hall

·      Registered Providers Forum: Mr Tim Wilcocks (Richmond Housing Partnership)


(c) Health and Wellbeing Board

Non-elected, voting Board members:

·      three representatives from the Clinical Commissioning Group: Dr Nazim Jivani (CCG Chair and HWBB Co-Chair), Dr Phil Moore (Clinical Mental Health Lead and CCG Deputy Chair Clinical) and Dr Pete Smith (CCG Board Member and CCG Clinical Lead for Children's services) – with Dr Annette Pautz as the alternate member for all three members

·      Voluntary Sector – Patricia Turner

·      Healthwatch Kingston – Liz Meerabeau


Non-voting Board members:

·      Director of Adult Social Care  - Stephen Taylor (Alternate: Jane Bearman)

·      Director of Public Health - Iona Lidington (Alternate: Dr Andrew Cross)

·      Director of Children’s Services - Pauline Maddison (Alternate: Joan Myers)


Non-voting Advisory members of the Board:

·      Your Healthcare – Ed Montgomery, Interim Managing Director (Alternate: Grant Henderson)

·      SW London and St George’s Mental Health Trust - Dr Mark Potter, Medical Director (Alternate: Director of Nursing (Vanessa Ford) or Dr Martin Humphrey, Clinical Director)

·      Kingston CCG - Tonia Michaelides

·      Kingston Hospital Trust - Jane Wilson, Medical Director (Alternate: Sally Brittain)

·      NHS England– Gwen Kennedy

·      representative of GP Chambers – Dr Anthony Hughes (Alternates: Dr Richard Van Mallearts and Dr Nick Merrifield)

·      (subject to (1) above) Achieving for Children - Ian Dodds, Managing Director of AfC (Alternate: Charis Penfold, Director of Education Services, AfC)


(d) Audit, Governance and Standards Committee

·      Independent Member – Paul Eardley

·      Independent Person (not a member of the Committee and non-voting) – Andrew Elmer [Reserve Independent Person – Damien Quinn]


(e) Pension Fund Panel

Non-voting observer members:

·      Kingston University representative: Lesley Diston, Financial Controller, Kingston University

·      RBK Staff representative: Majid Mafi (Alternate: Marc Cooper)

·      Retired members representative: Chris Coke (Alternate: Mike Belsham)

·      Independent Financial Adviser: vacancy – recruitment to be undertaken during 2019/20


(f) Pension Board

Some members (indicated in smaller font italics) do not require to be reappointed as they have already been appointed for the durations as shown below:

Employer’s Side 2 representatives:

·         Robert Ewing (Kingston University) – to be appointed for 4 years until May 2023

·         Debbie Castanheira (Coombe Secondary Schools Academy Trust) – appointed for 4 years until May 2022

Scheme Members – 2 representatives:

·         James Geach (appointed until December 2019)

·         Tony Willis –appointed  for 4 years until December 2022


(g) Blue Badge Appeal Panel

·         Robert Reilly (representing Kingston Centre for Independent Living) – advisory member






Urgent Items authorised by the Mayor





To consider any items which, in the view of the Mayor, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.





Exclusion of the Press and Public





The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:   To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph *….of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


(*relevant regulatory paragraph to be indicated)



Background Papers held by Democratic Support tel 020 8547 5023


·                Relevant Committee Agendas.



Licensing Committee on the rising of the Council meeting


Members of the Licensing Committee are requested to remain in the Council Chamber at the end of the Council meeting for a brief meeting of the Licensing Committee to establish its Sub-Committees for the new municipal year.