Agenda and minutes

Monday, 26th February, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington, SM6 7PH

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Confirmation of the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 29 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 582 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.


Mayor's Announcements


Prior to the Mayor’s announcements, it was explained that Item 6 on the agenda would be heard at the Annual Council meeting.


The Mayor then made the following announcements:


That the 26th January had marked Holocaust Memorial Day and the Mayor had attended an event at Stanley Park High School.  Holocaust survivor, Eve Gill, was the special guest at the event and she addressed attendees on the theme, “The Power of Words.” Other speakers included the Mayor, the Leader of Sutton Council, Councillor Ruth Dombey, Paul Scully MP, Rabbi Shmuli Sagal and young people from schools across the borough.


The Rotary Club of Carshalton Park had recently hosted a dinner to present cheques for funds raised at the various Rotary Christmas collections.  The Mayor was presented with a £600 contribution to her charities.



Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Answers to Questions


Questions from Members of the Public


Three members of the public asked three questions, the supplementary questions and responses are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.


Questions from Councillors


Five Councillors submitted twelve questions, the supplementary questions and responses are set out at Appendix B to the minutes.


Six questions received a written response, as set out at Appendix C to the minutes.


Questions received under Standing Order 8.13 are as set out at Appendix D to the minutes.



To receive any petitions which will either be dealt with at this Council meeting or stand referred for consideration by appropriate Committees of the Council.


No petitions were received.


Motion : Vote of thanks to retiring Councillors pdf icon PDF 44 KB


In accordance with notice given, Councillor Ruth Dombey moved and Councillor Tim Crowley seconded the following Motion:


"That the Council place on record its grateful thanks to those Members of the Council who are not seeking re-election and, in particular, to long-standing Members who have given many years service to the London Borough of Sutton."


Following the thanks of the Mayor, the Motion was unanimously adopted on a show of hands.


Committee Recommendations and Notices of Motion

To receive and consider the following notices of motion and recommendations of Committees.


Commissioning & Financial Plan 2018-19 to 2020-21 (including revenue budget) pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Strategy and Resources Committee on 5 February 2018 recommended to Full Council to approve the draft Commissioning and Financial Plans for 2018/19 to 2020/21 comprising the revenue budget 2018/19 (including the Housing Revenue Account budget), the capital programme 2018/19 to 2020/21, the treasury management strategy for 2018/19 and the council tax for 2018/19.

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Councillor Simon Wales, Lead Member for Finance, moved the adoption of the revised recommendation.


Councillor Tim Crowley proposed an amendment to the revised recommendation which was seconded by Councillor Neil Garratt (attached at Appendix E).


Following debate, and in accordance with government regulations, recorded votes were taken on the amendment and substantive recommendation (see below).


Resolved: to

Agree the recommendations from Strategy and Resources Committee subject to the amendments set out in the report and the attached revised appendices B, C, annex 5.2 of G, H and L as well as part 1 section 4 of appendix K (not attached - see Paragraph 4.2).


Commissioning intentions

1. agree the Outcomes Based Commissioning Plan at Appendix A; Revenue Budget 2018/19

2. agree the proposed General Fund net budget requirement of £141.350m summarised at appendix B (revised) and by Directorate at appendix L (revised);

3. agree the base budget changes set out in section 11 and summarised in appendix C (revised);

4. agree the 2018/19 savings proposed in appendix D;

5. note the rent reduction of 1% as mandated by the government and agree the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget 2018/19 (appendix E1) including the proposed savings;

Capital Programme

6. approve the revised capital programme for 2018/19 to 2021/22 with a total spend of £204.444m plus the late addtional LIP funding of £0.189m, including the proposed funding arrangements and policies, as set out in section 12 and appendix F;

7. authorise expenditure to be incurred of £10.216m for the detailed 2018/19 Housing Capital Programme (appendix F3) and £0.762m for expenditure on Corporate Operational Buildings (appendix F4);


8. agree the policy on reserves as set out in section 11;

Treasury Management

9. approve the Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19 which includes the annual investment strategy, prudential indicators and borrowing limits as set out in appendix G. Approve the revised Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement (Annex 5.2) (revised);

Council Tax

10. agree the council tax for 2018/19 at £1,308.52 for a Band D property, an increase of £25.17 (2%) for the adult social care ‘precept’ and £25.04 (1.99%) for general purposes;

11. approve the formal resolution at appendix H, including the council tax requirement of £95.178m (revised);

12. note the proposed Greater London Authority precept of £294.23, increased from £280.02 in 2017/18, a yearly increase of £14.21 or 27p a week (revised);


13. approve the Council’s pay policy statement for 2018/19 (appendix J); and

14. approve the Members’ Allowances Scheme 2018/19 (appendix K) (revised - see 4.2).

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Recorded Vote Amendment Rejected
Recorded Vote Committee Report Agreed
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    Local Plan Adoption pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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    At the outset of the item, and under Standing Order 10.1, a deputation was heard from Ms Emily Brothers on behalf of a group of local residents.


    Councillor Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee, then moved the adoption of the minute.


    Closure Motion


    On the Motion of Councillor Ruth Dombey, seconded by Councillor Tim Crowley, it was:


    RESOLVED: That, in accordance with Standing Order 12.8, all items remaining to be dealt with at this Council meeting be approved subject to the opposition leader being able to express dissent on them.


    The following items were adopted:


    • Local Plan Adoption
    • Calendar of Meetings 2018/19

    Appendices to the Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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