Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

15.

Chair's Announcement

Minutes:

The chair of the Council, Councillor Sue Livings, asked that a minutes silence be held following the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, the recent tragedies in London and for Darren Fazackerley, Harlow Council Landscape and Biodiversity Manager who passed away recently.

 

Councillors Danny Purton and Tony Hall paid tribute to Darren Fazacakerley on his work within in the Council and his love of Parndon Wood and the Town park.  

16.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Shona Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Nick Churchill, Mike Garnett, Emma Toal, Bill Pryor and Dan Long.

17.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Simon Carter declared a non pecuniary interest for item 9 of the agenda.

18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 25 May 2017

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 25 May 2017 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

19.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that she had attended considerate number of functions since her election in May 2017 including the Jack Petchey awards, Harlow Primary Music Festival and the Harlow College Student Celebration at the Glassbox Theatre.

 

The Chair acknowledged what a great success the Town Centre Awards had been and thanked all those involved in what was a fabulous evening.

 

The Chair also took the opportunity to remind her colleagues of the Carnival held to celebrate Harlow being 70 on the 23 July 2017, her Civic Service which will be held on 10 September 2017 and also her charity Golf Day which will be held on 25 September 2017. The Chair asked for the support of her colleagues with her events. 

20.

Petitions from the Public

None

Minutes:

None.

21.

Questions from the Public

None

Minutes:

None.

22.

Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 16 KB

None

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The question together with the answer is appended to the minutes.

 

Councillor David Carter, thanked Councillor Danny Purton for the information, and offered him support with his negotiations with Essex County Council.

23.

Motions from Councillors

None

Minutes:

None

24.

Main Debate

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 17.3, the Chair will call on the Leader of the Council to introduce the debate on the work undertaken by the Council in the 2016/17 municipal year together with any highlights, pressures and potential issues for the coming year.

Minutes:

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 17.3, the Chair called on the Leader of the Council to introduce the debate on the work undertaken by the Council in 2017/18 municipal year together with any highlights, pressures and potential issues for the coming year. Each Group Leader was given the opportunity to respond to the debate. The Leader of the Council outlined the Council’s approach to meeting with challenges so as to provide services to the Town to the benefit of its residents.

25.

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 references from the Licensing Committee meeting on 11 July 2017, items b and c):

25a

Referral from Cabinet on 22 June 2017 - Acquisition of Land in London Road pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that:

 

Authority is delegated to the Head of Governance, in consultation with Portfolio Holders for Regeneration & Enterprise and Finance to commence, to commence Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings at the appropriate time to acquire the land at London Road North currently owned by Powerrapid Ltd.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Proposed by Councillor Tony Durcan (seconded by Councillor Jon Clempner) it was:

 

RESOLVED that: Authority is delegated to the Head of Governance, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Regeneration & Enterprise and Finance, to commence Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings at the appropriate time to acquire the land at London Road North currently owned by Powerrapid Ltd.

 

25b

Referral from Licensing Committee on 11 July 2017 - Street Trading pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that the licence conditions applied to small groups of street traders are amended to allow the issue of group licenses for single consecutive periods of not more than five days except during December when a single licence may be issued for a period of not more than 14 days.

 

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Ian Beckett (seconded by Councillor Danny Purton) it was:

 

RESOLVED that: the licence conditions applied to small groups of street traders are amended to allow the issue of group licenses for single consecutive periods of not more than five days except during December when a single licence may be issued for a period of not more than 14 days.

 

 

 

25c

Referral from Licensing Committee on 11 July 2017 - Licensed Vehicle Standards pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that the amended Licensed Vehicle Standards (attached as Appendix 3 to the report) be approved.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Ian Beckett (seconded by Councillor Danny Purton) it was:

 

RESOLVED that: the amended Licensed Vehicle Standards be approved.

 

 

26.

Reports from Officers

None

Minutes:

None.

27.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

 

Cabinet/Committee                                     Date

Minutes:

            RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings are noted.

27a

Minutes of Meeting Thursday, 23 March 2017 of Cabinet. pdf icon PDF 36 KB

27b

Minutes of Meeting Wednesday, 26 April 2017 of Development Management. pdf icon PDF 26 KB

27c

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 21 June 2017 of Audit & Standards Committee. pdf icon PDF 32 KB

27d

Minutes of Meeting Thursday, 22 June 2017 of Cabinet. pdf icon PDF 51 KB

28.

Matters of Urgent Business

Minutes:

None