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203.

Minute Silence

Minutes:

Members of Council stood and observed a minute silence for His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who had sadly passed away on 9 April 2021, for the Harrow residents who had passed away during the COVID pandemic and for those suffering during the current crisis in India.

204.

Election of Mayor pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To elect a Mayor of the Borough for the municipal year 2021/22.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):  That Councillor Ghazanfar Ali be elected Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

205.

Election of Deputy Mayor

To elect a Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the municipal year 2021/22.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):  That Councillor Sasi Suresh be elected Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

206.

Appointment of Chaplain

To receive the Mayor’s announcement concerning a Chaplain.

Minutes:

The Mayor confirmed to Council that he had appointed Imam Professor Hafiz Muhammad Akram, Harrow Central Mosque and Imam Fazal Shafiuddin as his Chaplains for his Mayoral Year.

207.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from all Members of the Council.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that the Declarations of Interests published in advance of the meeting on the Council’s website were taken as read.

208.

Procedural Motions

To receive and consider any procedural motions by Members of the Council in relation to the conduct of this Meeting.  Notice of such procedural motions, received after the issuing of this Summons, will be tabled.

Minutes:

There were no procedural motions.

209.

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That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

210.

Cabinet and Committee Memberships

To receive a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services to note the appointments to Cabinet and seek Council approval to the appointments to Committees.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(i)            it be noted that Councillor Natasha Proctor was the Deputy Leader of the Council;

 

(ii)          the Councillors appointed to Cabinet with the identified portfolios, as contained within the report be noted;

 

(iii)         the terms of reference for Cabinet and the Portfolio Holders attached at Appendix A to the report be agreed;

 

(iv)         the determination of the allocation of places on the Council’s Committees contained in the report in accordance with the ‘political balance’ rules in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 be agreed and Members be appointed to them, in accordance with the notification from Political Groups;

 

(v)          subject to noting that Councillor Dean Gilligan would be a main member of the Governance, Audit, Risk Management and Standards Committee in place of Councillor Peymana Assad, the establishment and terms of reference of the Committees and other bodies as set out in the report and Appendix B be agreed;

(vi)         the Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme be amended to include a Band 4 (£9,037 pa) Special Responsibility Allowance for the Chair of the Planning Committee.

211.

Appointment of Chairs to Committees

To receive a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services seeking Council approval to the appointment of Chairs of Committees for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

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Minutes:

Two nominations for the Chair of Planning Committee were received and were duly seconded. Upon the meeting moving to a vote on the nominations, ten Members requested a Roll Call Vote.  The voting on the nominations for the Chair of Planning Committee was as follows:

 

For Councillor Pamela Fitzpatrick:  Councillors Dan Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Sue Anderson, Assad, Borio, Brown, Butterworth, Dattani, Ferry, Fitzpatrick, Gilligan, Graham Henson, Jamie, Lee, Maru, Kairul Kareema Marikar, Miles, Murphy-Strachan, O’Dell, Parekh, Varsha Parmar, Primesh Patel, Perry, Proctor, Ramchandani, Robson, Rekha Shah, Sachin Shah, Smith, Krishna Suresh, Sasikala Suresh, Swersky and Dr Weiss.

 

For Councillor Marilyn Ashton:  Councillors Almond, Ashton, Bath, Baxter, Benjamin, Chana, Chauhan, Greek, Halai, Hall, Hinkley, Hirani, Jogia, Lammiman, Dr Lewinson, , Mithani, Moshenson, Chris Mote, Janet Mote, Osborn, Mina Parmar, Anjana Patel, Pritesh Patel, Rabadia, Seymour, Stevenson, Thakker and Wright.

 

Abstain: The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Ghazanfar Ali.

 

RESOLVED:  That the following Councillors be elected as the Chairs of the relevant Committees:

 

Governance, Audit, Risk

Management and Standards

 

Councillor David Perry

 

Health and Wellbeing Board

 

Councillor Graham Henson

Licensing and General Purposes

 

Councillor Primesh Patel

Overview and Scrutiny

 

Councillor Sachin Shah

Planning

 

Councillor Pamela Fitzpatrick

Pension Fund

Councillor Nitin Parekh

 

212.

Appointment of Representatives to Outside Bodies

To receive proposals from Political Groups as to the appointment of representatives of the authority to serve on the Outside Bodies listed for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Outside Body appointments for the Municipal Year 2021/22, as set out on the supplemental summons, be approved.

213.

Dates of Council Meetings 2021/22

To note and confirm the dates of ordinary meetings of Council for the 2021/22 Municipal Year as follows:-

 

Thursday 30 September 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

Thursday 24 February 2022

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the dates of the following Council meetings be confirmed:

 

30 September 2021

25 November 2021

24 February 2022