Agenda

Council - Wednesday 13th November, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Westminster Council House, 97-113 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT

Contact: Reuben Segal, Head of Committee and Governance Services  Email:  rsegal@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 020 7641 3160

Audio: recordingofmeeting

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Relief Chairman

1.1      To appoint a relief Chairman.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 220 KB

2.1       To sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council meeting held on 18 September 2019.

3.

Lord Mayor's Communications

1.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 19 September, she attended the Merchant Navy Association “MN100” Gala Dinner in Greenwich.

2.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 24 September, she hosted an afternoon tea and award ceremony for the Past Overseer’s Society in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour.

3.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 25 September, she hosted a reception for School Governors in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour.

4.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 26 September, she attended the Westminster Business Council’s Chairman at Home House.

5.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 29 September, she attended the London Matsuri Festival in Trafalgar Square.

6.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 29 September, she took part in the London Pearly Kings and Queens’ Costermonger’s Harvest Festival in the City of London.

7.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 3 October, she hosted a reception in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour to bid farewell to Dr John Hall as Dean of Westminster.

8.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 4 October, she took part in a day of visits to Westminster care homes to celebrate Silver Sunday.

9.              The Lord Mayor to report that, on 4 October, she attended the Westminster Dragoon’s Annual Dinner.

10.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 6 October, she attended events around Westminster to celebrate Silver Sunday.

11.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 9 October, she attended a Service for Seafarers at St Paul’s Cathedral.

12.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 12 October, she attended a memorial ceremony and laid a wreath in honour of nurse Edith Cavell at her statue by Trafalgar Square.

13.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 14 October, she attended the State Opening of Parliament.

14.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 15 October, she attended a service to mark 750 years since the rebuilding of Westminster Abbey, in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

15.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 19 October, she attended an Open House Shabbat at the West London Synagogue.

16.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 20 October, she attended the Trafalgar Day Parade at Horse Guards Parade.

17.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 20 October, she attended the London Mayors’ Association Civic Service at Westminster Abbey.

18.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 22 October, she attended the inaugural Westminster Business Council Business Awards.

19.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 23 October, she attended the final showcase of Westminster City Council’s Black History Month programme at the Yaa Centre.

20.           The Lord Mayor to report that, on 25 October, she attended the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom Awards at the RHS Lindley Hall.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

Statement on Urgent Matters

With the approval of the chairman of the meeting, the Leader of the Council may make a statement on an urgent matter and the Leader of the Opposition will have an equivalent right of reply.

6.

Petitions and Deputations, If Any

7.

Questions

The Lord Mayor will call Members who indicate that they wish to ask a question after the Leader of the Opposition has asked his questions.

 

8.

Councillor Issues

Councillor Jonathan Glanz - “Connectivity – at the Heart of Westminster’s Future”

 

Councillor Louise Hyams – The Big Issue

9.

Future Policy Plan pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider items for debate from the attached Future Policy Plan.

9a

Follow on Items pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

10.

Report of the Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning: Westminster City Council City Plan pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To receive, consider and debate, if chosen, the following report from the Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning which contains a recommendation to the council for decision.

 

Appendix 1: Westminster City Plan for submission to the Secretary of State

 

Report and Appendices

 

11.

General Purposes Committee Report: 6 November 2019 - Programme of Meetings 2020-2021

To receive, consider and debate, if chosen, the following report which contains a recommendation to the council for decision.

 

Appendix 2:  Programme of Meetings: 2020 - 2021

 

REPORT

 

APPENDIX A

 

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12.

Notice of Motion

Moved by Councillor Adam Hug and seconded by Councillor Nafsika Butller-Thalassis

The Council notes the deeply troubling situation in Garside House and wider concerns about standards and practices at Sanctuary-run care homes in Westminster.

The Council believes that all residents of Westminster’s Care Homes should be treated with dignity and looked after to the highest possible standards.

The Council also believes that the current outsourced arrangements where homes are managed by Sanctuary Care are not fit for purpose.

The Council further believes that more direct and consistent oversight of the functioning of the Council's care homes and relevant facilities being created in the SHSOP programme will be required in future to ensure all residents get the standard of care they deserve.

The Council resolves to ask Cabinet/the relevant Cabinet Member to:

·             Work to remove operational control of care homes in Westminster from Sanctuary as soon as is legally possible

·             Appoint an independent review of bi-borough contract management in Adult Social Care

·             Take steps to end the joint contracting and management arrangements for care homes with the NHS so that Westminster retains responsibility only for the homes it owns

·             Restore direct council management of council owned care homes in Westminster