Webcast - Council Meeting 24 September 2015

This Council meeting was held on 24 September 2015 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre

Agenda items

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Declarations of Interest
  3. Minutes (Pages 4 - 10) To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2015.
  4. Communications from the Chair
  5. Petitions from the Public
  6. Questions from the Public (Watch discussion at 3m 28s)
  7. Questions from Councillors (Watch discussion at 6m 30s)
  8. Motions from Councillors
    1. Condemnation of discriminatory comments Proposed by Councillor Danny Purton (seconded by Councillor Mike Danvers): “This Council condemns the racist language and incitement to aggression against Councillor Waida Forman by the leaders of the campaign against Travellers and offers the full support of the Council to any Councillor coming under such attacks. We call on all local political leaders to disassociate their organisations from those indulging in discriminatory rhetoric that only serves as cover for such racist attitudes.” (Watch discussion at 9m 18s)

    2. Refugee Crisis Proposed by Councillor Phil Waite (seconded by Councillor Jon Clempner): “This Council notes with horror and deep concern, the growing refugee crisis which has developed. As a major world economy, it is shameful that we as a nation are not committing to do more to support and safeguard people in their attempts to survive a war zone. The Council notes that other European countries are showing the humanitarian approach to this crisis we expect, and calls on the Government to recognise the humanitarian need and to make available the appropriate funding and resources to provide a safe haven Harlow Council commits to playing its part to help and support refugees from conflict zones who arrive in the Town and recognise that they have a right to be safe from persecution and become part of our community.” (Watch discussion at 54m 03s)

  9. References from Cabinet and Committees Any reference arising from Committee or Cabinet meetings held after the publication of this agenda will be circulated separately. This is likely to include items b) and c) below. (Watch discussion at 1h 36 55s)
    1. Referral from Licensing Committee - Deregulation Act 2015 Proposed Taxi Policy and Fees: Outcome of the Consultation (Pages 11 - 27) Licensing Committee recommend to Council that:
      i. the fees for three year Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers’ licences and renewals and five year Private Hire Operators’ licences and renewals as set out in Appendix 1 of the original report to Licensing Committee be adopted following the statutory notice procedure; and
      ii. all other proposed fee changes as set out in Appendix 1 of the original report are adopted from 1 April 2016, following the statutory notice procedure.

    2. Referral from Cabinet - Capital Programmes Quarter 1 Finance Report 2015/16

    3. Referral from Cabinet - Treasury Management Annual Report 2014/15

  10. Reports from Officers
  11. Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:
    1. Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 21 July 2015 of Scrutiny Committee (Pages 28 - 30)

    2. Minutes of meeting Thursday, 23 July 2015 of Cabinet (Pages 31 - 37)

    3. Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 29 July 2015 of Development Management Committee (Pages 38 - 40)

    4. Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 12 August 2015 of Development Management Committee (Pages 41 - 43)

  12. Matters of Urgent Business

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