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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

The apologies of those Members unable to attend this meeting of the Court were noted.

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2.

Declarations by Members under the Code of Conduct in respect of any items on the agenda

Minutes:

There were none.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting of the Court of Common Council held on 23 May 2019.

 

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Minutes:

Resolved – That the Minutes of the last Court are correctly recorded.

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4.

Resolutions on Retirements, Congratulatory Resolutions, Memorials.

Minutes:

Resolved unanimously – That the congratulations of this Court be offered to:-                    

 

Alderman Sir Charles Edward Beck Bowman

 

On his recent appointment by Her Majesty the Queen as a Knight Bachelor, in recognition of his services to Trust in Business, International Trade and the City of London.

 

Resolved unanimously – That the congratulations of this Court be offered to:-                                                                                                                                          

Ian Christopher Norman Seaton, M.B.E

 

On his recent appointment by Her Majesty the Queen as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his services to education and training in London.

 

Resolved unanimously – That the congratulations of this Court be offered to:-                                                                                                      

Lucy Ellen Musgrave, O.B.E

 

One of the external Members of the Barbican Centre Board, on her recent appointment by Her Majesty the Queen as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of her services to architecture and the built environment.

 

Resolved unanimously – That the congratulations of this Court be offered to:-                                                                                                                  

Saira Wajid, M.B.E

 

The Director of Engagement at the Museum of London, on her recent appointment by Her Majesty the Queen as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of her services to culture and diversity.

 

Resolved unanimously – That the gratitude of this Court be extended to:-

 

Thomas Alexander Anderson

 

For his service to the Ward of Farringdon Within and the City of London over the past two years.

 

Although he only served for a relatively short period, Tom was able to contribute to the achievement of some of his key election pledges during that period, including the establishment of a front-line mental health centre, offering talking therapies to low income residents and workers, which will open later this year. He was also a strong supporter of

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5.

Mayoral Visits

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor to report on his recent overseas visits.

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Minutes:

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor reported on his recent visits to Estonia and Finland.

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6.

Policy Statement

To receive a statement from the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee.

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Minutes:

There was no statement.

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7.

Docquets for the Hospital Seal.

Minutes:

There were no docquets to be sealed.

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8.

The Freedom of the City pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a circulated list of applications for the Freedom of the City.

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Minutes:

The Chamberlain, in pursuance of the Order of this Court, presented a list of the

under-mentioned, persons who had made applications to be admitted to the

Freedom of the City by Redemption:-

 

Oliver Edward Johann West 

a Postgraduate

Headley, Surrey

John Alfred Bennett, MBE, Deputy

Citizen and International Banker

 

Evelyn Elizabeth Guest 

 

Citizen and Educator

 

Stephen Charles English 

an Insurance Broker

Bradfield, Essex

Donald Howard Coombe, MBE

Citizen and Poulter

 

David Peter Coombe

 

Citizen and Poulter

 

Asra Salma Ghazi Khan

a Project Manager

Woolwich, London

Frederick Joseph Trowman

Citizen and Loriner

 

Donald Mostyn Morris

 

Citizen and Distiller

 

Alan Edward Bearn

a Metallurgist

Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Terence Albert Eustance

Citizen and Stationer & Newspaper Maker

 

Leslie Robert Jamieson

 

Citizen and World Trader

 

Rita Mavis Bearn

a Bookkeeper, retired

Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Terence Albert Eustance

Citizen and Stationer & Newspaper Maker

 

Leslie Robert Jamieson

 

Citizen and World Trader

 

Russell Peter Milner 

a Restaurant Manager

Jedburgh, Roxburghshire

David William Robert Wright, MBE

Citizen and Chartered Secretary & Administrator

 

Peter Edward Waine 

 

Citizen and Gardener

 

Richard Terence Milner 

a Retail Manager

Paulsgrove, Hampshire

David William Robert Wright, MBE

Citizen and Chartered Secretary & Administrator

 

Peter Edward Waine 

 

Citizen and Gardener

 

Robert Hugh Milner 

a Supermarket Manager

Fareham, Hampshire

David William Robert Wright, MBE

Citizen and Chartered Secretary & Administrator

 

Peter Edward Waine 

 

Citizen and Gardener

 

Michael  Bunce 

a Deputy Headteacher, retired

Doncaster, North Lincolnshire

Simon Stuart  Walsh 

Citizen and Loriner

 

Wayne Buffett Warlow 

Citizen and Musician

 

 

Daniel Rose 

a Senior Underwriter

Greenwich, London

John Michael Welbank, MBE

Citizen and Chartered Architect

 

Elizabeth Rogula, Deputy

 

Citizen and Common Councilman

 

Ellen Wright 

a Cleaning Company Director, retired

Ware, Hertfordshire

Stephen John Wright 

Citizen and Environmental Cleaners

 

Mark Anthony Grove

 

Citizen and Cook

 

Oliver Mackenzie Clark  

a Medical Student

East Horsley, Surrey

Roger Arthur Holden Chadwick, OBE, Deputy

Citizen and Bowyer

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9.

Legislation pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive a report setting out measures introduced into Parliament which may have an effect on the services provided by the City Corporation.

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Minutes:

The Court received a report on measures introduced by Parliament which might

have an effect on the services provided by the City Corporation as follows:-

 

Statutory Instruments

The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 S.I. No. 861

The Regulations preserve existing rules on access to social housing, including supported housing, and homelessness assistance for persons residing in the UK under a right derived from EU law, even if they also hold pre-settled status granted under the EU Settlement Scheme. The Regulations apply to the Common Council acting in its capacities as a local authority and a housing authority.

 

Draft Statutory Instruments

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Regulations propose to ban the sale of puppies and kittens aged under 6 months, which were not bred by the licence holder. The Regulations apply to the Common Council acting in its capacity as a local authority. Additionally, the City Corporation carries out animal welfare and licensing enforcement on behalf of most London boroughs.

Date in force

7th May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The text of the measures and the explanatory notes may be obtained from the Remembrancer’s Office.)

 

 

 

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10.

Ballot Results

The Town Clerk to report the outcome of the ballot taken at the last Court:

Where appropriate:-

¬ denotes appointed.

 

One Member on the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, for a term expiring in April 2022.

 

Votes

David John Bradshaw, Deputy                        46¬

Andrew Paul Mayer                                        45

 

 

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Minutes:

The Town Clerk reported the result of the ballot taken at the last Court, as follows:-

 

One Member to the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Votes

David John Bradshaw, Deputy                                    46

Andrew Paul Mayer                                                   45

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Deputy David Bradshaw to be appointed to the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

 

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11.

Appointments

To consider the following appointments:

 

Where appropriate:-

^ denotes a Member who currently serves on the Committee in either an ex-officio capacity or as a representative of another Committee with appointment rights.

 

 

(A)         One Member on the Finance Committee, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2020.

 

Nominations received:-

Andrien Gereith Dominic Meyers

James Richard Tumbridge

 

(B)         One Member on the Education Board, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2020.

 

Nominations received:-

Nicholas Stephen Leland Lyons, Alderman

 

(C)         One Member on the Health & Wellbeing Board, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2021.

 

Nominations received:-

^Matthew Bell

Mary Durcan

 

(D)         Two Members on the City of London Archaeological Trust, for terms expiring in May 2023.

 

Nominations received:-

Ann Holmes

Jamie Ingham Clark, Deputy

 

(E)      One Member on the City University of London, for a term expiring in May 2022.

 

Nominations received:-

Dr Giles Robert Evelyn Shilson, Deputy

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Minutes:

The Court proceeded to consider appointments to the following Committees and Outside Bodies:-

 

(A)      One Member on the Finance Committee, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2020.

 

Nominations received:-

Andrien Gereith Dominic Meyers

James Richard Tumbridge

 

Read.

 

The Court proceeded, in accordance with Standing Order No.10, to ballot on

the foregoing contested vacancy.

 

The Lord Mayor appointed the Chief Commoner and the Chairman of the

Finance Committee, or their representatives, to be the scrutineers of the

ballots.

 

Resolved – That the votes be counted at the conclusion of the Court and the

results printed in the Summons for the next meeting.

 

(B)      One Member on the Education Board, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2020.

 

Nominations received:-

Nicholas Stephen Leland Lyons, Alderman

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Alderman Nicholas Lyons to be appointed to the Education Board.

 

(C)      One Member on the Health & Wellbeing Board, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2021.

 

 

Nominations received:-

Matthew Bell

Mary Durcan

 

Read.

 

Matthew Bell sought and obtained the leave of the Court to withdraw his name from nomination.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Mary Durcan to be appointed to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

(D)      Two Members on the City of London Archaeological Trust, for terms expiring in May 2023.

 

Nominations received:-

Ann Holmes

Jamie Ingham Clark, Deputy

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Ann Holmes and Deputy Jamie Ingham Clark to be appointed to the City of London Archaeological Trust.

 

(E)      One Member on the City University of London, for a term expiring in May 2022.

 

Nominations received:-

Dr Giles Robert Evelyn Shilson, Deputy

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Deputy Giles Shilson to be appointed to the Court of the City University of London.

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12.

Questions

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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13.

Motions

Minutes:

There were no motions.

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14.

Awards and Prizes

Minutes:

There was no report.

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15.

Hospitality Working Party of the Policy and Resources Committee pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider recommendations concerning the provision of hospitality.

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Minutes:

HOSPITALITY WORKING PARTY OF the POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

(Tom Hoffman, M.B.E., Deputy, Chief Commoner)

20 May 2019

Applications for Hospitality

 

(a)      HMS President reception

HMS President, the Royal Navy Reserve Unit associated with London, was awarded the status of a Privileged Corps of the City of London in 2016.  

 

It was proposed that the City Corporation hosts an early evening reception in recognition of the grant of privileged status and the unveiling of a new ceremonial crest for HMS President. The event would be an opportunity to meet members of the Ship’s Company, build on the strong affiliation with the unit, and generally further links between the City Corporation and the Royal Navy. 

 

It was recommended that hospitality be granted for a reception for HMS President with arrangements being made under the auspices of the Hospitality Working Party; the costs to be met from City’s Cash within agreed parameters.

 

Resolved – That hospitality be granted for a reception for HMS President with arrangements being made under the auspices of the Hospitality Working Party; the costs to be met from City’s Cash and within the agreed parameters.

 

(b)      UK-China summit 

China has been established as a priority market for the City of London Corporation, and active engagement with the country has been promoted over a number of years.  It was proposed that the City Corporation host a business summit for selected Chinese and UK business guests followed by a dinner on Tuesday 3rd September 2019. 

 

It was recommended that hospitality be granted for a business event and dinner and that arrangements be made under the auspices of the Policy and Resources Committee; the costs to be met from City’s Cash within agreed parameters.

 

Resolved – That hospitality be granted for a business event and dinner and that arrangements be

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16.

Port Health and Environmental Services Committee pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider proposals relating to enforcement activities in respect of street trading.

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Minutes:

PORT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

(Jeremy Lewis Simons)

21 May 2019

Street Trading: Repeal of Part III of the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1965

Under the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”), it was unlawful for a person to carry out street trading on a City walkway. However, the City  Corporation’s powers of enforcement did not extend to seizure and forfeiture, which were available in respect of illegal street trading on a street under the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1987 (“the 1987 Act”), as amended by the City of London (Various Powers) Act 2013.

 

The City Corporation was entitled, acting through the Court of Common Council, to appoint a day for the repeal of Part III of the 1965 Act and advertise this date in the London Gazette and a newspaper circulating in the City. The effect of this would be to include City walkways within the street trading regime applied by the 1987 Act and will enable full enforcement including prosecution, seizure and forfeiture and the issuing of temporary street trading licences on City walkways.

 

The Court of Common Council was, therefore, recommended to agree that Monday 22 July 2019 be appointed as the day from which the provisions of Part III of the 1965 Act be repealed and that this date be advertised in the London Gazette and a newspaper circulating in the City. This would allow for full enforcement action to be employed by the City Corporation henceforth.

 

Resolved – That Monday 22 July 2019 be appointed as the day from which the provisions of Part III of the 1965 Act be repealed and that this date be advertised in the London Gazette and a newspaper circulating in the City.

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17.

Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider amendments to the School’s Instrument and Articles of Government.

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Minutes:

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

 

(Vivienne Littlechild, M.B.E., J.P)

13 May 2019

Amendments to Instrument and Articles of Government

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama had recently become a registered Higher Education Provider with the Office for Students (OfS), following the OfS’ establishment as the designated body replacing the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Under the new regulatory framework established by the Higher Education & Research Act 2017, the School’s Instrument & Articles no longer required the approval of the Privy Council; final approval resting with the Court of Common Council. Any changes to the School’s governance arrangements would be a “reportable event” to the OfS.

 

The School’s Instrument and Articles had been amended recently to remove reference to the Privy Council and HEFCE. There was also a minor amendment sought to the Students’ Union representation on the Board, intended to maximise the opportunity for the student interest to be represented at every Board meeting (a recommendation from the Board’s Governance and Effectiveness Committee).

 

The Court of Common Council was recommended to consider and approve these proposed amendments, to allow them to reflect the new reporting arrangements.

 

Resolved – That the proposed amendments to the Instrument and Articles of Government, as set out in the appendix to the report, be approved.

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18.

By the Chief Commoner

That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972.

 

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Minutes:

Resolved – that the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of

business below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local

Government Act, 1972.

 

Summary of exempt items considered whilst the public were excluded:-

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19.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting of the Court of Common Council held on 23 May 2019.

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Minutes:

Resolved – That the non-public Minutes of the last Court are correctly recorded.

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20.

Policy and Resources Committee

To consider proposals concerning the Markets Consolidation Programme.

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Minutes:

Policy and Resources Committee

The Court approved proposals concerning the Markets Consolidation Programme.

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21.

Property Investment Board

To receive a report advising of action taken under urgency procedures in relation to the disposal of a freehold.

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Minutes:

Property Investment Board

The Court received a report advising of action taken under urgency procedures concerning the disposal of a freehold.

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