Agenda

Council
Thursday, 9th December, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Lisa Thornett 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 604 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 28 October 2021

4.

Communications from the Chair

5.

Petitions from the Public

6.

Questions from the Public

7.

Questions from Councillors

8.

Motions from Councillors

9.

References from Cabinet and Committees

9a

Referral from Licensing Committee - Adoption of Street Trading Policy pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that the Street Trading Policy, attached as Appendix 2 to the report, is adopted.

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9b

Referral from Audit and Standards Committee - Auditor Appointment pdf icon PDF 129 KB

The Audit and Standards Committee recommended to Full Council that:

 

     i)        The Council participates in the national procurement process led by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) for the appointment of its external auditors.

 

    ii)        Delegated authority be granted to the Director of Finance, as the Council’s statutory officer under Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972 to formally give notice of the Council’s intention to opt in to the PSAA procurement exercise.

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9c

Referral from Electoral Review Working Group - Harlow Council Electoral Cycles pdf icon PDF 191 KB

The Electoral Review Working Group has recommended to Full Council that the Council does not proceed with public consultation on opting for all out elections at this time.

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9d

Referral from Cabinet - Corporate Strategy pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Cabinet has recommended to Full Council that:

 

     i)        A new Corporate Strategy for 2021- 2023 attached at Appendix A to the report, is adopted.

 

    ii)        Authority be delegated to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to make minor and consequential amendments to the Corporate Strategy following strategic stakeholder consultation.

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9e

Referral from Cabinet - Local Council Tax Support Scheme Proposals pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Cabinet has recommended to Full Council that the current Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTSS) remains unchanged for the 2022/23 financial year.

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10.

Reports from Officers

10a

Polling Station Review pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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11.

Appointment to Committees, Sub Committee and Panels of the Council and their Chairs and Vice Chairs pdf icon PDF 112 KB

12.

Appointment of Council Representatives on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 115 KB

13.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

13a

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 14 October 2021 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 541 KB

13b

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 4 November 2021 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 582 KB

13c

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 16 November 2021 of Licensing Committee

13d

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 24 November 2021 of Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 183 KB

14.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.