Hounslow Council


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Contact: Thomas Ribbits on 020 8583 2251 or Email: thomas.ribbits@hounslow.gov.uk 

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Apologies for Absence 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 (Chief Executive)


Minutes pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13th September 2016.


Petitions pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Report by the Head of Democratic Services 


Annual Youth Justice Plan for Hounslow (CHAS512) pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Report by Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services

Additional documents:


Medium Term Financial Strategy (CEX128) pdf icon PDF 582 KB

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

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:

·         none

Forward Plan Urgency Notices:

·         none

Questions from Members


Councillor John Todd to ask Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing

“The London Borough of Hounslow/Hounslow Housing (HH) own 55 properties that have been empty for at least two years.

Premium council tax at the additional rate of 50% is paid yearly on these properties costing us between £35-40k. One property had been empty since 2006. There may be other vacant properties too.

Councillor Curran is on record commenting on  the huge expense of boarding up empty buildings and providing security when receiving no rental income or use as temporary accommodation' 

The Council received in excess of £25m from developers in lieu of them providing affordable housing  in their respective development. Despite the receipt of this funding no property for occupation has been purchased by HH during this Administration.


Financial detail in Cabinet papers reveal a significant overspend by this Administration in meeting housing needs.

Given this worrying evidence will the Cabinet Member explain why valuable assets are being squandered and funding not used for the purpose intended?”



Councillor Gerald McGregor to ask Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment

“What has been the income from and the expenditure, including the time taken to resolve problems, on the introduction of the garden waste service?”


Councillor Sam Hearn to Ask Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment

"Will the Cabinet Member please advise us how much of the plastic collected by the Council's recycling contractor is subsequently identified as 'contaminated' and therefore has to go to landfill or be incinerated, and can he please also advise us what proportion of the total weight of plastic collected this represents?"   




Proposed by Councillor John Todd and Seconded by Councillor Peter Thompson

“The London Borough of Hounslow Planning Permission 00607/BA/P2. Land South of Brentford High Street also known as Brentford Waterside.


That this Council requests the Cabinet Member and Officers of the London Borough of Hounslow to express our concern and disappointment to the developer Ballymore Group who, despite gaining outline planning approval in April 2015 for this project, have consistently failed to prepare and submit for approval a 'Waterside Infrastructure Improvements' Strategy as required by a legal agreement to do so.


(By way of explanation, this strategy needs to be agreed by the Council before commencement of works and in practice it would need to be completed well before then as it will influence the detailed design of the scheme.)”




Any Other Matters That the Mayor Considers Urgent


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Council is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd November 2016 and will commence at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber 

Recording and reporting on public meetings

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The Council asks that you avoid recording members of the audience who are not participants at the meeting.  The Council will seek to facilitate this. However, anyone attending a public meeting does so in the knowledge that recording may take place and that they may be part of that record.