Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

Under Cabinet Rule 1.5.2, where any Cabinet Member has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.

Minutes:

There were none.

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Budget and Performance Report - Quarter one 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 544 KB

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Resident Engagement Review pdf icon PDF 363 KB

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    Minutes:

    The report was introduced by Councillor Paul Gadsby, Cabinet Member for Housing who highlighted that

    ·       A substantial process had been undertaken to develop the proposals.

    ·       He thanked the resident task and finish group for the work that they undertook to develop the proposals.

    ·       Resident engagement can be challenging, however the framework set out would help that process and improve engagement.

     

    Representatives from Tenant’s Council, Lambeth Homeowners Association and other residents addressed Cabinet and made the following comments:

    ·       Tenants Council were unhappy with the proposals and were not involved with the wider development.

    ·       A number of questions raised were not responded to or taken into account.

    ·       Concerns were raised on how the proposals were develop, as they felt that those involved made decisions in isolation.

    ·       There was no real engagement since the pilot and the structure did not work.

    ·       There was a significant reduction in the people that attended the area forum meetings.

     

     

    In response to Cabinet Members and other queries raised, officers stated that:

    ·       Views from a wide range of residents had been taken into consideration in developing the proposals.

    ·       The Resident Assemblies were well received by local people, the meetings were well structured and dealt with the top concerns of residents.

    ·       The online forum needed more utilisation which had been recognised through developing these proposals. 

    ·       The recommendations and final proposals came from the residents and the coordinating committee, and all were confident that engagement would improve.

    ·       The Central Strategic body would have a wider representation, which was not the case with the previous structure. 

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.     To approve the new resident engagement structures as set out in Appendix 1, noting the full list of recommendations at paragraph 2.5.

    2.     That the key recommendations in paragraph 2.6 including paying resident members of the Coordinating Committee stipends and re-configuring the Area Boards to reflect the current Housing Services structure of North and South, be approved

    3.     To note that the Council’s Constitution will need amending to reflect the new resident engagement structures.

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Delegation of powers to London Councils - dockless bikes byelaw pdf icon PDF 296 KB