Agenda and minutes

Council
Monday, 20th November, 2017 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Fiona Bywaters, Head of Committee and Management Support (Interim)  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2017.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2017 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.

16.

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

(a) Apologies

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Manuel Abellan, Adrian Davey, Nick Emmerson, Trish Fivey, Sunita Gordon, Doug Hunt, Marian James, Miguel Javelot, Callum Morton, Nighat Piracha, Holly Ramsey, Jason Reynolds and Daniel Sangster.

 

(b) Announcements

Rachael MacLeod, of the Sutton Carers’ Centre, was invited to speak as a

representative of one of the Mayor’s chosen charities.

 

The Mayor began announcements with congratulations to the Parks, Trees and Open Spaces service following Cheam Park’s Gold Award at the London in Bloom competition. Special thanks were also given to Cheam Life, a mums’ group, for all their activities and contributions making this award possible. This was in addition to the overall Silver Gilt success awarded to all Sutton Council parks.

 

It was also reported that work was well underway at Beddington Park following last year’s £3 million funding award from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery. Local residents, the Friends of Beddington Park, contractors, and the Environmental Agency were recognised for helping to ensure the safety of wildlife during this project.

 

It was then announced that building work had started at Sutton Central Library as part of the major £700,000 refurbishment.

 

Finally, the Mayor spoke of the Remembrance Sunday Civic Act of Remembrance at Manor Park and service at St Nicholas Church, Sutton.

17.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors to declare any personal or prejudicial interests that they have on matters to be discussed at this evening’s Council meeting.

Minutes:

6. Motion 1 - Fire Safety Improvements

 

Councillor Joyce Melican, Non Pecuniary, member of the Sutton Housing Partnership Board.

 

Councillor Tony Shields, Pecuniary, owner of a Sutton Housing Partnership property.

 

18.

Answers to Questions

18a

Questions from Members of the Public

Minutes:

Four members of the public asked eight questions, of which five were answered at the meeting, with the supplementary question and responses set out at Appendix A to these minutes. Those questions which were not reached at the meeting and which received a written response are set out at Appendix B.

18b

Questions from Councillors

Minutes:

Seven members asked forty-five questions, of which nine were answered at the meeting, with the supplementary questions and responses set out at Appendix C to these minutes. Those questions which were not reached at the meeting and which received a written response are set out at Appendix D.

19.

Petitions

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.

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted at the meeting.

20.

Order of Items

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that since the publication of the agenda, she had been informed of practice previously agreed by the groups relating to the order of motions to be debated. This required items 6a and 6b to be taken in reverse order.

21.

Committee Recommendations and Notices of Motion

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

21a

Motion 2 - Sutton Nightwatch pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Tim Crowley formally moved the motion which was seconded by Councillor Tony Shields.

 

Councillor Jayne McCoy moved an amendment to the motion which was seconded by Councillor Richard Clifton, as attached at Appendix E.

 

Following debate, the amendment was put to the vote and carried. The substantive motion was then put to the vote and carried.

21b

Motion 1 - Fire Safety Improvements pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Jayne McCoy moved the motion which was seconded by Councillor Muhammad Sadiq.

 

Councillor Neil Garratt moved an amendment to the motion which was seconded by Councillor David Hicks, as attached at Appendix F.

 

Following debate, the amendment was put to the vote and lost. The motion was then put to the vote and carried.

22.

Constitutional Updates pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider and approve updates to the Council’s Constitution as recommended by the Strategy and Resources Committee, 6 November 2017.

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Minutes:

Councillor Ruth Dombey, Chair of the Strategy & Resources Committee, formally moved the adoption of the minute, which was put to the vote and carried.

 

RESOLVED: that

1.    The Council Procedure Rules are amended as set out in paragraphs 4.1-4.6.

2.    The Committee Procedure Rules are amended as set out in paragraph 4.7.

3.    The Summary and Explanation of the Constitution be updated in relation to Local Committees as set out in paragraph 4.9.

4.    The function of the Local Committees is amended as set out in paragraph 4.10.

5.    The procedure rules for dealing with matters at Local Committee meetings are amended as set out in paragraphs 4.11 to 4.12.

6.    The membership of the planning committee is amended with regards to Local Committee Vice Chairs as set out in paragraph 4.14.

7.    The Code of Conduct, as contained in section 5 of the Constitution, be amended as set out in paragraph 4.15.

8.    The quorum requirements for Standards Committee be amended as set out in paragraph 4.16.

9.    The planning committee scheme of delegation be amended as set out in paragraph 4.17.

23.

Scrutiny Annual Report pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To note the Scrutiny Annual Report 2016/17.

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Minutes:

Councillor Pat Ali, Chair of the Scrutiny Committee, formally moved the adoption of the minute, which was put to the vote and carried.

 

RESOLVED: that the annual report 2016/17 be noted.

Appendices pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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