Agenda and decisions

Council Annual Meeting - Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Siobhan Hobin 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Mayor

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Decision:

Noted - That Councillor Jit Ranabhat be appointed as the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for the municipal year 2024-2025.

2.

Appointment of Deputy Mayor

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Decision:

 

Noted - That Councillor Ranabhat had given notice that he intended to appoint Councillor Linda Bird as his Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2024-2025 be noted.

3.

Apologies for Absence

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4.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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5.

Announcements

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6.

Appointment of Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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Decision:

Noted the Members of Cabinet, as appointed by the Leader of the Council, as follows:

 

Councillor Anthony Okereke - Leader of the Council and Chair of Cabinet

Councillor Averil Lekau - Deputy Leader and Vice-Chair of Cabinet

Councillor Ann-Marie Cousins

Councillor Denise Hyland

Councillor Adel Khaireh

Councillor Mariam Lolavar

Councillor Pat Slattery

Councillor Aidan Smith

Councillor Jackie Smith

Councillor Rachel Taggart-Ryan

 

7.

Delegations and Executive Responsibilities pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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Decision:

Noted the allocation by the Leader of the Council of Cabinet

portfolios, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Noted the Leader’s General Scheme of Delegation for 2024-2025, as

detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

Noted the appointments made by the Leader of the Council to serve

on joint committees and outside bodies which exercise executive

functions or which advise on executive matters, as detailed in

Appendix 3 of the report.

8.

Council Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip, Leader of the Opposition and Opposition Party Whip pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Decision:

Noted the appointment of Members by their Party Groups to the offices listed below for the 2024/25 Municipal Year:-

 

Council Chief Whip                      Councillor Elizabeth Ige

Deputy Chief Whip                      Councillor Leo Fletcher

Leader of the Opposition             Councillor Matt Hartley                  

Chief Whip of the Opposition      Councillor Pat Greenwell

9.

Establishment of Committees to deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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Decision:

Agreed to establish the following Member-level Bodies for 2024/25 to deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions:

 

          Standing Member-Level Bodies

Audit and Risk Management Panel

Borough-wide Housing Panel (Vice-Chair only)

Corporate Parenting Partnership Board

General Purposes Committee

Health and Well-Being Board

Licensing Committee

Local Area Planning Committee

Local Housing Panels (Vice Chairs only)

Margaret McMillan Field Study Centre Sub-Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Call In Sub-Committee

Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel

Planning Board

Scrutiny Panels (x6)

Standards Committee

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

 

Consultative Bodies

 

Greenwich Council Joint Committee

Schools Forum

 

Agreed the allocation of seats on Member-level bodies as set out in Appendix A, and that Part 3 Schedule B of the Constitution [membership numbers] be updated accordingly (Annexe 1).

 

Agreed the terms of reference of all Member level bodies for 2024/25 (Appendix B) and that Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) be updated accordingly.

 

Agreed the Chairs of the Scrutiny Panels for 2024/25 (Appendix C).

 

Agreed that Dr Susan Blackall be appointed as Chair of the Standards Committee (and consequently Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Panel) and that Dr Susan Blackall (vice-chair) be appointed as an independent member of the Standards Committee.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive be authorised to (a) establish, in consultation with the Party Group Leaders, individual Appointment Panels based on the requirements of the post; and (b) appoint, in consultation with the Leader and Party Whips, Members to Appointment Panel.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the relevant Party Whip, be authorised to appoint to any vacancies on the bodies listed above or any that may arise during the Municipal Year 2024/25.

 

 

10.

Appointment of Members to Member level bodies and the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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Decision:

Appointed Members to the Member-Level Bodies that deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions for the 2024/25 Municipal Year.

 

11.

Outline Calendar of Meetings of the Council and other Member-level bodies for the municipal year pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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Decision:

Approved the outline calendar of meetings of the Council and other Member-Level Bodies for the Municipal Year 2024/25.

12.

Appointment of representatives to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Decision:

Appointed Members to serve on outside bodies for the Municipal Year 2024/25  in accordance with the Chief Whip’s Nominations as listed in the appendix to the report