Annual Council, Council
Monday, 20th May, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Annette Wiles 020 872 6000 x64877  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 1 April 2019 as an accurate record.



Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.



Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.


Vote of Thanks

To pass a vote of thanks to The Mayor in the following terms:


a)    The Members of Council tender their grateful thanks to The Worshipful, The Mayor, Councillor Bernadette Khan JP, for the courteous and efficient manner in which she presided over the Council’s deliberations during the past year;


b)    The Members of Council record their sincere appreciation of the dignified manner in which Councillor Bernadette Khan JP has carried out the traditional duties of the office of Mayor, of the support and encouragement which she and her Consort, Mr Qaiyum Khan, have given to local organisations and of the prominent part they have taken in the social life of the Borough during the Mayor’s period of office; and


c)    That this resolution be sealed and presented to the Mayor at the Annual Council Meeting in a suitable form.


Election of the Mayor

To elect the Mayor for the Council Year 2019/20 and note the appointment of the Deputy Mayor.


Please note there will be a short recess following the election of the Mayor.


Admission of Honorary Aldermen and Alderwomen

To consider the Admission of Honorary Aldermen and Alderwomen in the following terms;


That this Council do hereby admit to the Roll of Honorary Aldermen and Alderwoman of the Borough, the following former Councillors, in deserved recognition of eminent and valued public service as elected Councillors of the London Borough of Croydon:


Donald Speakman and Valerie Shawcross OBE


That the Common Seal be affixed to a copy of this Resolution.


Political Balance of the Council and Composition of Committees pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To approve the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer.


Under Section 15(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, it is the duty of the Council at its Annual Meeting to review the representation of different political groups on bodies appointed by the Council.



Appointments pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider a report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer that details appointments in the associated Pink and Blue Schedules.


Please note that the appendices to the report are to follow.


Additional documents:


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”


Part B