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Items
No. Item

58.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bob Davis, Mark Wilkinson, Tony Edwards, Sue Livings, Shona Johnson, Nick Churchill and Bill Pryor.

59.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

60.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2017 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

61.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, Vice Chair, explained that she would be Chair for the meeting as Councillor Sue Livings is unwell. She informed Council that a get well soon card had been sent to Councillor Livings on behalf of all her colleagues. She advised that Councillor Livings had asked for her to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

 

Councillor Hulcoop then advised that she had attended the Islamic Centre for the Awards evening. She enjoyed the evening and explained that this was the third consecutive year that the Islamic Scouts had won.

 

She also attended the Harlow Education Awards and said what a great event it was and how it makes her pride to see the youth of Harlow acknowledged in this way.

 

She also attended the launch of the Action for Family Carers website. She encouraged her colleagues to view the website as many of the young carers had contributed their ideas to the site. https://affc.org.uk/services/young-carers

 

She ended by confirming that, following a Development Management Meeting, Councillors had voted unanimously in favour of Public Health England. She said it was very exciting news for Harlow and that the people of Harlow should benefit from this in the future.

 

Finally she asked Councillors, if they could spare some time during January and February to volunteer as the Churches across Harlow are opening their doors in the evening to accommodate the homeless.

62.

Petitions from the Public

Minutes:

None.

63.

Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Minutes:

The questions together with their answers are appended to these minutes.

64.

Questions from Councillors

Minutes:

None

65.

Motions from Councillors

Minutes:

None

66.

References from Cabinet and Committees

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Jon Clempner and seconded by Councillor Lanie Shears.

 

            RESOLVED that the recommendations on items a) to d) are approved.

66a

Referral from Licensing Committee on 21 November 2017 - Designation of Licensed Vehicles under the Equality Act 2010 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

 

Recommended to Full Council that the powers in the Equality Act 2010 to designate  licensed vehicles which are capable of carrying a passenger when seated in a reference wheelchair, be approved

Additional documents:

66b

Referral from Licensing Committee on 21 November 2017 - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Fees and Charges Proposals pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Recommended to Full Council that, as part of the Council’s annual budget setting process, the proposed revised Hackney Carriage and private hire licensing fee structure, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, be adopted with effect from 1 April 2018.

Additional documents:

66c

Referral from Cabinet on 7 December 2017 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2017/18: Mid-Year Review pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that the Mid-Year Review of the Treasury Statement, attached as Appendix A to the report, be considered.

Additional documents:

66d

Referral from Cabinet on 7 December 2017 - Local Council Tax Support Scheme Proposals 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that following the results of the consultation process, the 2018/19 Local Council Tax support Scheme is amended with effect from 1 April 2018 as follows:

 

            (i)        Accept documentation from the Department of Works & Pensions as an intention to claim Council Tax Support.

 

           (ii)        Disregard the new Bereavement Support payments for working age applicants.

 

          (iii)        Introduce discretion in regards to Department of Works & Pensions notifications for working age Council Tax Support claims.

Additional documents:

67.

Reports from Officers

None.

Minutes:

None.

68.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

Minutes:

            RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings are noted.

68a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 10 October 2017 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 29 KB

68b

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 21 November 2017 of Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 27 KB

69.

Minutes of Scrutiny Committee, 28 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

70.

Minutes od Audit & Standards Committee, 29 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 27 KB

71.

Matters of Urgent Business

Minutes:

None