Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW

Contact: Wayne Chandai, Tel: 020 7926 0029 Email: wchandai@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests

    Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor 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.

     

2.

Announcements

    Minutes:

    The Mayor announced that charity events had been held since Council last met. This included the Mayor’s Civic Bill and the Joint Civic Service at Southwark Cathedral. The Mayor offered his thanks to everyone who helped with the events and had generally contributed to the events, including Bishop Christopher. The event celebrated the very best of Lambeth and Southwark.  Another tango event would be held on 24 February 2019.A Bigmore Players reception would also be held.

    On 12 April the Council was holding an It’s My Parlour and I’ll Pride If I Want To event in the Mayor’s parlour.

     

    The Mayor welcomed the newly elected Councillor Stephen Donnelly.

     

3.

Petitions, PNQs and Deputations

    No public notice questions were received.

     

    Petitions will be presented at the meeting by Councillors.

     

    The deadline for the receipt of requests for a deputation is 5pm

    8th February 2019. Email: amckane@lambeth.gov.uk

     

    Minutes:

    4a Deputations

     

    Council RESOLVED:

     

    To suspend Committee Rules and Procedure 10.3 to allow five minutes to those presenting deputations and allow three minutes for a response.

     

    i. From Hazel Rogers on Cuts to Children’s Centres, noting the following points:

     

    ·      She was speaking for herself as a parent and for parents especially those who were unhappy with the Council’s proposals to close Children’s Centres.

    ·      After the consultation held by Councillor Brathwaite, the message from parents was for the Council to maintain its services and not make cuts. The Early Years Intervention was a key Labour policy.

    ·      If parents could not access this support, then there would be greater pressure on services generally.

    ·      Children’s Centres were often accessed by those who wanted to use the services without being labelled vulnerable.

    ·      The Council was urged to ‘dig deep’ and find creative solutions regarding the budget shortfall so that those who used the services would not be adversely affected.

    ·      Although the Council had primarily agreed the proposals and could implement them, if the proposals did not feel right, then it could consider taking more time, maintaining current funding for the year and find a different way forward that would keep the Children’s Centre services available. The Council could also involve others in the process such as staff, unions, parents and other interested parties. All parties could work together to solve the issue.

    ·      The consultation period was too short, especially for parents who had little space to contribute.

    ·      Maintaining the services rather than cutting staff, just for one year would bring long term benefits.  Councillors were encouraged to refuse the proposals to cut services. 

    ·      She had a petition containing 2075 signatures. 

     

     

    Deputy Leader of the Council (Children and Young People), Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite responded:

     

    ·      She thanked Ms Rogers for attending and contributing.

    ·      Since December 2018, she had attended Children’s Centres as part of the consultation and had spoken to carers.

    ·      She understood the importance of the Children’s Centres to families and communities.

    ·      Since 2010 Lambeth as a Council had sought to retain all of its Children’s Centres despite government cuts. 

    ·      She would like to maintain the Children’s Centres, but Lambeth could not be in denial about the state of government funding.

    ·      Central government had cut the allocated funds by 56% and this meant a loss of £230m. 

    ·      The Council had to find an additional £37 million in the next four years.

    ·      There had also been changes to school grants and this meant that the Council had lost £1.4 million every single year from the Children’s Centres budget. This was different to some having quoted solely £500,000.

    ·      The proposals reflected Lambeth’s deep commitment to Early Action despite austerity.

    ·      The Council had proposed to retain eighteen Children’s Centres.

    ·      The Council would retain six of the 1 O’Clock Clubs and re-open a further one in Larkhall.

    ·      The Council had invested in two Children’s Centres and had upgraded five of the existing Children’s Centres.

    ·      The Council would also open four new Early  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Leader of the Council, Cabinet portfolios, and other administration appointments for 2018 - 19 (in year) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

    Minutes:

    The Mayor invited speakers from all parties to discuss the appointment. 

     

    Councillor Jack Hopkins, who had been nominated to be elected as Leader of the Council, addressed Council for five minutes.

     

     

    The following members contributed to the debate and spoke for three minutes each:

     

     

    Councillor Tim Briggs

    Councillor Jonathan Bartley

    Councillor Ed Davie

    Councillor Mohammed Seedat

    Councillor Claire Wilcox

     

     

    Councillor Lib Peck spoke for five minutes and concluded the debate. The Mayor moved to the vote.

     

    Councillors recorded their votes on the appointment as follows:

     

               

    Councillor

    For

    Against

    Abstain

    Absent

    ADILYPOUR Daniel

    x

     

     

    AMOS David

     

     

     

    x

    ANYANWU Donatus

    x

     

     

     

    ATKINS Liz

    x

     

     

     

    ATKINS Mary

    x

     

     

     

    BARTLEY Jonathan

     

     

    x

     

    BENNETT, Matthew

    x

     

     

     

    BIRLEY Anna

    x

     

     

     

    BRATHWAITE Jennifer

    x

     

     

     

    BRAY Linda

    x

     

     

     

    BRIGGS Tim

     

     

    x

     

    CALDICOTT Lucy

    x

     

     

     

    CAMERON Marcia

    x

     

     

     

    CHOWDHURY Rezina

    x

     

     

     

    CLARK Malcolm

    x

     

     

     

    CORRY-ROAKE Joe

    x

     

     

     

    COWELL Fred

    x

     

     

     

    CRAIG Kevin

    x

     

     

     

    DAVIE Ed

    x

     

     

     

    DAVIES Jon

    x

     

     

     

    DICKSON Jim

    x

     

     

     

    DOGUS Ibrahim

    x

     

     

     

    DONNELLY Stephen

    x

     

     

     

    DYER Jacqui

    x

     

     

     

    ELLIOT Pete

     

     

    x

     

    ELY Peter

     

     

     

    x

    GADSBY Paul

    x

     

     

     

    GALLOP Annie

     

     

     

    x

    GARDEN Adrian

    x

     

     

     

    GEORGE Pauline

    x

     

     

     

    GRIFFITHS Nicole

     

     

    x

     

    HASHI Mahamed

    x

     

     

     

    HASELDEN  Nigel

    x

     

     

     

    HOLLAND Claire

    x

     

     

     

    HOPKINS, Jack

    x

     

     

     

    JASER Mohamed

    x

     

     

     

    KAZANTZIS, John

    x

     

     

     

    KAY Maria

     

     

     

    x

    KIND Ben

    x

     

     

     

    LEIGH Jess

    x

     

     

     

    LINDSEY Joshua

    x

     

     

     

    MASTERS Marianna

    x

     

     

     

    MELDRUM Jackie

    x

     

     

     

    MOHAMMED Irfan

     

     

     

    x

    MOSLEY Jennie

     

     

     

     

    NORMAL Philip

    x

     

     

     

    NYE Emma

     

     

     

    x

    O’HARA Scarlett

    x

     

     

     

    PECK Lib

    x

     

     

     

    PICKARD Jane

    x

     

     

     

    REYNOLDS Joanna

    x

     

     

     

    SEEDAT, Mohammed

    x

     

     

     

    SIMPSON Iain

     

     

     

    x

    SIMPSON Joanne

    x

     

     

     

    TIEDEMANN Martin

    x

     

     

     

    THACKRAY Becca

     

     

    x

     

    VALCARCEL Tina

    x

     

     

     

    WILCOX Claire

    x

     

     

     

    WILSON Andy

    x

     

     

     

    WINDLE Tim

    x

     

     

     

    WINIFRED Sonia

    x

     

     

     

    Total

    48

    0

    5

    7

     

    *The Mayor did not vote

     

    RESOLVED:

    1)     That Councillor Jack Hopkins be elected as Leader of the Council.

    2)     That the Cabinet appointments as made by the Leader of the Council and other group appointments be noted.

     

5.

Revenue & Capital Budget 2019/20 to 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 498 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Mayor informed that Appendix 3 of the report on page 59 of the agenda papers had a typographical error referring to Careline24’s expected income for 2019/20, which was £104,000 instead of £78,000. In addition, the charges for 2019/20 would be £3 per week and not the £4 per week as stated in the original appendix.

    The Mayor invited speakers from all parties to debate the Budget.

     

    Councillor Andy Wilson, who had proposed the substantive Budget recommendations, addressed Council for five minutes. Councillor Tim Briggs and Councillor Jonathan Bartley, who had both proposed amendments to the Budget, then spoke in turn for five minutes each.

     

    The following members contributed to the debate and spoke for three minutes each:

     

    Councillor Tim Windle

    Councillor Sonia Winifred

    Councillor Marianna Masters

    Councillor Claire Holland

    Councillor Philip Normal

    Councillor Jenny Brathwaite

    Councillor Jim Dickson

    Councillor Jackie Meldrum

    Councillor Donatus Anyanwu

    Councillor Anna Birley

    Councillor Pete Elliott

    Councillor Paul Gadsby

     

     

    Councillor Nicole Griffiths and Councillor Jack Hopkins spoke for five minutes each and concluded the debate. The Mayor moved to the vote and reminded members that in accordance with Standing Order 16.5, a recorded vote was required when Council voted on the Budget.

     

    Amendment 1, the Conservative Alternative Budget, as proposed by Councillor Tim Briggs was put to a recorded vote and defeated.

     

    Councillors recorded their votes on the amendment as follows:

     

     

    Councillor

    For

    Against

    Abstain

    Absent

    ADILYPOUR Daniel

     

    x

     

     

    AMOS David

     

     

     

    x

    ANYANWU Donatus

     

    x

     

     

    ATKINS Liz

     

    x

     

     

    ATKINS Mary

     

    x

     

     

    BARTLEY Jonathan

     

    x

     

     

    BENNETT, Matthew

     

    x

     

     

    BIRLEY Anna

     

    x

     

     

    BRATHWAITE Jennifer

     

    x

     

     

    BRAY Linda

     

    x

     

     

    BRIGGS Tim

    x

     

     

     

    CALDICOTT Lucy

     

    x

     

     

    CAMERON Marcia

     

    x

     

     

    CHOWDHURY Rezina

     

    x

     

     

    CLARK Malcolm

     

    x

     

     

    CORRY-ROAKE Joe

     

    x

     

     

    COWELL Fred

     

    x

     

     

    CRAIG Kevin

     

    x

     

     

    DAVIE Ed

     

    x

     

     

    DAVIES Jon

     

    x

     

     

    DICKSON Jim

     

    x

     

     

    DOGUS Ibrahim

     

    x

     

     

    DONNELLY Stephen

     

    x

     

     

    DYER Jacqui

     

    x

     

     

    ELLIOT Pete

     

    x

     

     

    ELY Peter

     

     

     

    x

    GADSBY Paul

     

    x

     

     

    GALLOP Annie

     

     

     

    x

    GARDEN Adrian

     

    x

     

     

    GEORGE Pauline

     

    x

     

     

    GRIFFITHS Nicole

     

    x

     

     

    HASHI Mahamed

     

    x

     

     

    HASELDEN  Nigel

     

    x

     

     

    HOLLAND Claire

     

    x

     

     

    HOLLAND Claire

     

    x

     

     

    HOPKINS, Jack

     

    x

     

     

    JASER Mohamed

     

    x

     

     

    KAZANTZIS, John

     

    x

     

     

    KAY Maria

     

     

     

    x

    KIND Ben

     

    x

     

     

    LEIGH Jess

     

    x

     

     

    LINDSEY Joshua

     

    x

     

     

    MASTERS Marianna

     

     

     

     

    MELDRUM Jackie

     

    x

     

     

    MOHAMMED Irfan

     

     

     

    x

    MOSLEY Jennie

     

    x

     

     

    NORMAL Philip

     

    x

     

     

    NYE Emma

     

     

     

    x

    O’HARA Scarlett

     

    x

     

     

    PECK Lib

     

    x

     

     

    PICKARD Jane

     

    x

     

     

    REYNOLDS Joanna

     

    x

     

     

    SEEDAT, Mohammed

     

    x

     

     

    SIMPSON Iain

     

     

     

    x

    SIMPSON Joanne

     

    x

     

     

    TIEDEMANN Martin

     

    x

     

     

    THACKRAY Becca

     

    x

     

     

    VALCARCEL Tina

     

    x

     

     

    WILCOX Claire

     

    x

     

     

    WILSON Andy

     

    x

     

     

    WINDLE Tim

     

    x

     

     

    WINIFRED Sonia

     

    x

     

     

    Total

    1

    52

    0

    7

     

    *The Mayor did not vote

     

    Amendment 2, the Green Alternative Budget, as proposed by Councillor Jonathan Bartley was put to a recorded vote and defeated.

     

    Councillors recorded their votes on the amendment as follows:

     

     

    Councillor

    For

    Against

    Abstain

    Absent

    ADILYPOUR Daniel

     

    x

     

     

    AMOS David

     

     

     

    x

    ANYANWU Donatus

     

    x

     

     

    ATKINS Liz

     

    x

     

     

    ATKINS Mary

     

    x

     

     

    BARTLEY Jonathan

    x

     

     

     

    BENNETT, Matthew

     

    x

     

     

    BIRLEY Anna

     

    x

     

     

    BRATHWAITE Jennifer

     

    x

     

     

    BRAY Linda

     

    x

     

     

    BRIGGS Tim

     

    x

     

     

    CALDICOTT Lucy

     

    x

     

     

    CAMERON Marcia  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Green Alternative Budget pdf icon PDF 163 KB

7.

Conservative Alternative Budget pdf icon PDF 301 KB