Agenda

 

For enquiries on this agenda, please contact:

Jean Cousens tel. 020 8547 5023

e-mail: jean.cousens@kingston.gov.uk

Published on Monday 11 May 2020

 

Extraordinary Meeting of Council

 

Date:                Tuesday 19 May 2020

 

Time:               7:30 pm

 

Members of the public can view the meeting online at this link: 

https://youtu.be/sS9oGKNx2gs

 

Remote meeting Protocol: Before the meeting, Councillors are requested to read the guidance protocol for remote meeting participation which has been circulated with the agenda, and follow this guidance to assist the smooth proceedings of this remote meeting.

 

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1.             

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

2.             

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.

 

 

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3.             

Minutes

 

 

 

 

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of Budget Council held on 27 February 2020.

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4.             

Mayor's Announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.             

Decision-Making Arrangements During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Appendix A

 

 

 

The Council is RECOMMENDED to agree the arrangements set out in Appendix A to the agenda pack.

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6.             

Mayoral Arrangements 2020/21 Municipal Year

 

 

 

 

Subject to the Council’s approval of the recommendations set out in Agenda Item 5 in respect of the decision making arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no Annual Meeting in 2020.  In these circumstances, and in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, Councillor Margaret Thompson will remain in office as Mayor until the Annual Meeting in May 2021 or the Council determines otherwise, whichever is the earlier.

 

 

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7.             

Appointment of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s Escort

 

 

 

 

In accordance with S5(1) of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 1972, Councillor Thompson has appointed Councillor Sushila Abraham to serve as Deputy Mayor for the remainder of her Mayoralty, succeeding Councillor Munir Ravalia with effect from 4 May 2020. Councillor Abraham has appointed Dr Mathew Abraham as the Deputy Mayor’s Escort. 

 

At its meeting in April 2021, Council will be invited to elect Councillor Abraham as Mayor for the 2021/22 Municipal Year. 

 

 

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8.             

Appointments of Members to Committees, Panels and other bodies

Appendix B

 

 

 

In accordance with the Regulations referred to in Agenda item 6 above, the appointments to Committees, Panels and other bodies which were agreed at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May 2019, and any changes made by the Council since then during the 2019/20 municipal year, continue to have effect until May 2021 or until the Council determines otherwise, whichever is the earlier.

 

However, the Council is RECOMMENDED to agree the changes set out in Appendix B to the agenda pack.

 

 

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9.             

Appointment of non-elected members to Committees and other bodies

 

 

 

In accordance with the Regulations referred to in Agenda item 6 above, the appointments of non-elected members to Committees, Panels and other bodies which were agreed at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May 2019, and any changes made by the Council since then during the 2019/20 municipal year, continue to have effect until May 2021 or until the Council determines otherwise, whichever is the earlier.

However, the Council is RECOMMENDED to agree the following changes requested by partners:

·           Health and Wellbeing Board:

(a)               To appoint Dr Amira Girgis (Deputy Medical Director) to replace Jane Wilson as the advisory member on the Board representing Kingston Hospital Trust, until a Medical Director is appointed. 

(b)               To appoint Vanessa Ford as one of two alternates (along with Dr Martin Humphrey)  for Dr Charlotte Harrison, the advisory member on the Board representing SW London & St George’s Mental Health Trust.

·           Children’s and Adults’ Care & Education Committee: To reduce the CCG representation on the Committee from two to one GP advisory members, at the request of the CCG.

 

10.          

Nomination of Members to London Councils Committees and other London bodies for the 2020/21 municipal year

Appendix C

 

To make a number of changes to the Council’s representation on the London Councils Committees and other London bodies, as set out in Appendix C.

 

 

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11.          

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.

 

  

 

12.          

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.

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