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Items
No. Item

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.

 

3.

Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 16 May 2017.

4.

Mayor's Announcements

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

5.1      To receive any petitions.  (Members of the Council or a member of the public may present a petition to the Council on a matter in relation to which the Council has powers, duties or which affects the Royal Borough.) 

 

5.2      To consider the report on petitions received with more than 500 signatures which is attached at Appendix A of the agenda.

 

 

6.

Community Call in: Surbiton Crescent pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To respond to a Community Call-in with reference to a report at Appendix B of the agenda

Additional documents:

7.

Motion

 

Standing Order No 8(A)(5) provides for the Council to debate a motion which has been submitted by Members of the Council [to alternate between a motion submitted on behalf of the Administration and a motion submitted on behalf of Opposition Members of the Council.]

 

In accordance with Standing Order No 8(A)(5), the Council will debate a motion which has been submitted by Members of the Council.

 

This will alternate, from meeting to meeting, between a motion submitted on behalf of the Administration and a motion submitted on behalf of Opposition Members of the Council. (At least one of the Opposition Motions per municipal year will be a motion submitted by the minority Opposition Group, should it so wish.)

 

The following Motion has been received from the Administration:

 

Deliveringa Brighter, Better Borough

Proposed by Councillor Kevin Davis

Seconded by Councillor Terry Paton

1.            This Council congratulates the Conservative administration on its achievements in the last three years.

2.            This Council recognises the delivery of the administration's five key pledges since 2014:

a.    30 Minutes Free Parking to support small business

b.    Investing £1.5m into our roads making them the best of surrounding Boroughs

c.    Paying for more Police to patrol our town centre and making Kingston the safest Borough in London

d.    Improving our care services - moving our Children’s services from worst to best in class and introducing coordinated care for the elderly

e.    Ending the previous Lib Dem school places crisis and opening two new free schools with more places to come to meet future housing growth

3.            This Council supports the administration on other projects it is delivering to make Kingston the best place to live, including:

a.         sustainable transport, blending the needs of all road users,

b.         building more Council Homes,

c.         restructuring the Council to focus on an agile and engaged council delivering with smaller resources

d.         successfully lobbying Government to devolve business rates and make Kingston an independent Borough by 2018/19,

e.         leading the country in calling for Government to act and support vulnerable Syrian refugees

f.          undertaking a Governance review to make the Council more open and effective,

g.         engaging residents in planning for the future,

h.         bidding for a new museum and to create a new museum for the globally important Muybridge collection,

i.           negotiating an extended leisure contract and planning for new swimming pools,

j.           investing in free wifi for the town,

k.         planning for new care homes,

l.           introducing a new recycling system,

m.        delivering a new consultation platform,

n.         opening up the administration to direct challenge by residents through the Kingston Conversation brand,

o.         delivering town centre regeneration to reverse the Borough’s decline and guarantee the town's future prosperity,

p.         planning the infrastructure to meet our Borough's growth in population,

q.         supporting community projects through the introduction of the Councillors’ grant scheme

4.            This Council now calls on the Conservative administration to continue to renew Kingston and deliver by the end of this  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

8.

Questions

(a)          In accordance with Standing Order No. 6 (8), a Member from each political party group represented on the Council may ask the Leader one question for which no notice is required.

 

(b)          In accordance with Standing Order 6 (1&2) replies will be given to questions of which notice has been given  which may be addressed to the Mayor, the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders,  the Leader of the Opposition, Chairs of the Standing and Neighbourhood Committees and Members representing the Council on Outside Bodies.

 

 

 

 

9.

Direction of Travel / Senior Leadership Structure and Designation of Statutory Officers pdf icon PDF 73 KB

With reference to the report at Appendix C: to update on the development of a new senior leadership structure for the Council; to clarify the respective roles of the Chief Executive and the Senior Staff Panel in terms of organisational change and future appointments to senior posts; to make arrangements for the designation of two statutory officer roles, on an interim basis; and to approve some related adjustments to the Council’s Constitution.

 

10.

Amendments to Licensing Act 2003 Delegation of Decisions (Part 3B of the Council's Constitution)

[Licensing Committee - 4 July 2017 - Appendix A]

 

 

The Licensing Committee at its meeting on 4 July 2017 endorsed changes to Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003  which are reflected in Part 3B the of the Council’s Constitution. The changes  amend the Licensing Act 2003 Scheme of Delegations listed at Annex 1 of the Statement of Licensing Policy and are reflected in Part 3B of the Council’s Constitution. As the responsibility for Licensing Functions under the Licensing Act 2003 is included in part of the Council’s Constitution, the report recommends that the necessary amendments to the Constitution arising from this report are approved by Council.

The amendments reflect additional powers and responsibilities of the Licensing Authority in respect of Personal Licences as a result of the implementation of the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The Policing and Crime Act 2017 introduced several changes to the Licensing Act 2003 including new powers to revoke or suspend Personal Licences where the Authority becomes aware that he Licence Holder has been convicted of a relevant offence, foreign offence or required to pay an immigration penalty.

The Licensing Committee resolved to amend the Licensing Act 2003 Scheme of Delegations, to enable these additional powers and responsibilities to be administered by the Licensing Sub-Committee.

The Licensing Committee RECOMMENDS the Council to approve the following addition be included within the Scheme of Delegation of Licensing Decisions (Part 3B of the Council’s Constitution) and that the amendments be reflected within Annex 1 and 2 of the Licensing Policy:

Matter to be dealt with

 

Full Committee

 

Sub-Committee

 

Officers

Determine status of a personal licence when the holder has been convicted of relevant offences after the licence has been granted

 

All cases

 

 

 

 

11.

Adults and Children's Committee remit: Schools and School Place Planning

 

Currently the following responsibilities lie within the remit of the Growth Committee:

 

‘Education and *Skills’; ‘Schools’; ‘School Places’; and ‘Approval of the Schools Budget Estimates and Schools Funding Formula’.

 

(a)          Following a recent change notified by the Leader of the Council that the responsibility for Schools and School Place Planning will be included within the Portfolio for ‘Children’s Social Care and Health’ (the holder for the which is Co Chair of the Adults and Children’s Committee), it is proposed that the above responsibilities are transferred from the remit of the Growth Committee to the remit of the Adults and Children’s Committee. This will bring the Achieving for Children related responsibilities within the remit of one committee.

 

[*There is a separately identified responsibility included within the Growth Committee remit for 'Business & Skills' which will be retained within the Growth Committee remit as it relates to the economic development role of that Committee.]

 

(b)          In addition, for clarity, it is proposed that the responsibility for ‘Adult Education’ is specifically identified within the list of responsibilities for Growth Committee (as it relates to the Arts, Leisure, Culture, and Business responsibilities of that Committee).

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12.

Report of the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee - 13 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive the report at Appendix E of the agenda.

 

13.

Report of the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee - 13 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive the report at Appendix F of the agenda.

 

14.

Report of the Residents Committee - 14 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive the report at Appendix G  of the agenda.

15.

Report of the Health and Wellbeing Board - 15 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To receive the report at Appendix H  of the agenda.

16.

Report of the Adults and Children's Committee - 21 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the report at Appendix I of the agenda.

 

17.

Report of the Growth Committee - 27 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To receive the report at Appendix J of the agenda which includes recommendations relating to the making of (potential) Compulsory Purchase Orders

 

 

18.

Report of the Treasury Committee - 29 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive the report at Appendix K of the agenda which includes a recommendation relating to the Safer Kingston Partnership Plan 2017-2020.

 

 

19.

Report of the South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee - 5 July 2017 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive the report attached at Appendix L of the agenda.

 

 

20.

Report of the Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee - 6 July 2017 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive the report to be circulated as late material Appendix M of the agenda.

 

21.

Appointments to Committees, Panels and other bodies pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The Council is RECOMMENDED to make the following (changes to) appointments:

 

      i.                Treasury Committee – Councillor Rowena Bass to be appointed in place of Councillor Mike Head

    ii.                Residents Committee – Councillor Mike Head to be appointed in place of Councillor Rowena Bass

   iii.                Standing Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny – Councillors Rowena Bass and Maria Netley to be appointed in place of Councillors Andrew Day and Raju Pandya

   iv.                Health and Wellbeing Board:

 

 (a) Councillors Rowena Bass and Maria Netley to be deleted from the list of substitutes (as members of the Health Overview Panel cannot serve on the Health and Wellbeing Board)

(b)  Grant Henderson to be appointed as an additional substitute (in addition to Ed Montgomery who is the other substitute member) for Siobhan Clarke, the advisory member representing Your HealthCare on the Board.

    v.                Achieving for Children Board - As a consequence of the Director of Finance having left the Council, Anne Redparth (Head of Finance-Business Insight) to be nominated for appointment as the Council's Director representative on the AfC Board with Chris Morgan (Head of Commissioning) as an alternate.

 

 

22.

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.

 

 

 

 

Background Papers  held by Democratic Support 020 8547 5023

 

  • Relevant Committee Agendas.

23.

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)