Hounslow Council

Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for Absence, Other Announcements and Declarations of Interest from Members



To receive announcements (if any) from the Mayor, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Head of Paid Service


Minutes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15th September 2015


Consideration of the minutes was deferred to the meeting on the 22nd September, 2003.


Petitions pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report by the Head of Democratic Services 


Review of Licensing Policy (REG334) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report by Councillor Richard Foote, Cabinet Member for Community Protection

Additional documents:


Article 4 Direction - Removal of Permitted Development Rights for Office to Residential Use in Certain Key Employment Locations in the Borough (REG357) pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Report by Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Regeneration

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2015/16 (CEX99) pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report by Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement.


Please note that there is an appendix to this report listed later on the agenda which is exempt from publication.


Criminal Records Checks (Disclosure and Barring Service) for Members (CEX095) pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report by Councillor Corinna Smart, Cabinet Member for Corporate Performance and Customer Care


Update to the Constitution (CEX099) pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report by Councillor Corinna Smart, Cabinet Member for Corporate Performance and Customer Care

Additional documents:


Appointments to Committees and Other Bodies

Members are asked to make any appointments that are nominated at the meeting for the remainder of the municipal year and delegate authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, to make any adjustments necessary to ensure political proportionality.


Decisions Taken Under Urgency Arrangements (if any)

The Council is asked to note the following uses of the urgency arrangements:

Council and Cabinet Decisions Taken Under Urgency Arrangements:

·         Authorisation of Redundancy Arrangements (2nd October 2015)

Forward Plan Urgency Notices:

·         Power Purchase Agreement for Schools Solar PV (14th October 2015)


Councillor Peter Thompson to ask Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment

“Does the Cabinet Member for Environment realise that five rail or tube footbridges in the Borough have lighting issues which raise concerns for pedestrian safety, (especially of women) and that staff at the London Borough of Hounslow Strategic Commissioning – Highways are struggling to get our partners to effectively join with the relevant outside bodies (Transport for London, Network Rail, South West Trains, London Underground Limited etc.)  to focus on a long-term permanent solution for footbridge lighting?”



Councillor Paul Lynch to ask Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services

“To what extent does the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services consider that staff have caught up on the backlog of written plans for young people with Special Educational Needs, as they progress from school provision to adult provision, and have any measures been taken to mitigate the effects of the delay on these very disadvantaged families?”



Councillor Shaida Mehrban to ask Councillor Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement

“In light of the new electoral registration process in place whereby every individual will need to register rather than households, how will the Cabinet member tackle this very important issue?”


Proposed by Councillor Elizabeth Hughes and Seconded by Councillor Alan Mitchell

“Tax Credits: This Council notes that over three million families will be affected by the Government’s proposed cuts to tax credits. In Hounslow alone, around 12,000 working families will lose on average £1,300 a year as a result of the proposed changes. 

This Council believes that if the Government is serious about providing more help to working families, its only option is to reverse these proposed cuts in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

This Council therefore resolves to call on the Chancellor to reverse his tax credits cuts in full as the fairest way of protecting the incomes of thousands of low and middle income working families in Hounslow.”


Proposed by Councillor Katherine Dunne and Seconded by Councillor Keith Anderson

“Trade Union Bill: That this Council recognises the positive contribution that trade unions and trade union members make in our workplaces. This Council values the constructive relationship that we have with our trade unions and we recognise their commitment, and the commitment of all our staff, to the delivery of good quality public services.


This Council notes with concern the Trade Union Bill which is currently being proposed by the Government and would affect this Council’s relationship with our trade unions and our workforce as a whole. This Council rejects this Bill’s attack on local democracy and the attack on our right to manage our own affairs.


This Council resolves to support the campaign against the unnecessary, anti-democratic and bureaucratic Trade Union Bill.


This Council further resolves to seek to continue its own locally agreed industrial relations strategy and will take every measure possible to maintain its autonomy with regard to facility time and the continuing use of check-off.”



Any Other Matters That the Mayor Considers Urgent


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Council is scheduled for 26th January 2016 and will commence at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber 


Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that the public and press be asked to leave the meeting during discussion of the remaining items of business because exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 is likely to be made known.


Please note that members of the public and press must leave the meeting at this point


Appendix to Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2015/16 (CEX99)

This items comprises the appendix to the report entitled, Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2015/16 which is elsewhere on the agenda.  This document contains information which is exempt from publication


Any Other Items Which The Mayor Considers Urgent And Are Exempt From Publication