Council - Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 6.30 pm, NEW

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

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members.


Disclosure of Interests

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda. If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.


If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.


Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting:

-     Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.

-     Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.

-     Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.

-     Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.


The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of this item to be recorded in the minutes.


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.



To receive Announcements, if any, from the Mayor, the Leader, Head of Paid Service and Returning Officer.


Croydon Question Time pdf icon PDF 123 KB

a)         Public Questions (30 minutes)


To receive questions from the public gallery and questions submitted by residents in advance of the meeting.



b)        Leader and Cabinet Member Questions (105 minutes)


To receive questions from Councillors.


Member Petitions pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To receive notice of petitions presented by Members on behalf of local residents.


Council Debate Motions

To debate any motions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.


Recommendations of Cabinet or Committees to Council for decision pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To consider the recommendations made by Cabinet or Committees since the last ordinary Council meeting relating to the following matters:


General Purposes & Audit Committee – 25 January 2022


i         Revisions to the Council’s Constitution



General Purposes & Audit Committee – 3 March 2022


i         Revisions to the Council’s Constitution


ii         Review of the Scheme of Members’ Allowances



Cabinet – 21 March 2022


i         Housing Revenue Account (HRA) 30 Year Business Plan 2021-2051 and HRA Capital Programme 2022/23

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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 Sherwan Chowdhury, for the courteous and efficient manner in which he 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 Sherwan Chowdhury carried out the duties of the office of Mayor, of the support and encouragement which he and his Consort, Mrs. Rohema Chowdhury, 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.


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.”