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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services 

Link: View the Meeting here

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were put forward by Councillor L Keeble on behalf of Councillor J M Englefield who was unable to attend the meeting due to ongoing work commitments for the NHS.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel held on 24 September 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 24 September 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

4.

Declarations of Interest and Disclosures of Advice or Directions

To receive any declarations of interest from members in accordance with Standing Orders and the Council’s Code of Conduct and disclosures of advice or directions received from Group Leaders or Political Groups, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

5.

Deputations

To receive any deputations of which notice has been received.

Minutes:

There were no deputations made at this meeting.

6.

Executive Business pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider any item of business dealt with by the Executive since the last meeting of the Panel, that falls under the remit of the Streetscene Portfolio. This will include any decisions taken by individual members during the same time period.

6(1)

Covid-19 Public Spaces Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

There were no comments or points for clarification on this item of Executive Business.

7.

Hedge Cutting and Sports Pitch Renovations pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Streetscene which provides information in respect of the performance of the hedge cutting and sports pitch maintenance service.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report and supporting presentation in respect of the performance of the hedge cutting and sports pitch maintenance service.   A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes as Appendix A.

 

Members thanked officers for a very informative report and excellent presentation and commented that it was an excellent decision to bring the service back in house.

 

RESOLVED that the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel notes the content of the report.

8.

Covid-19 Lockdown - A Review of Streetscene Services pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Streetscene which provides members with details of the challenges faced by the Streetscene department during the Covid-19 Lockdown period.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report and supporting presentation in respect of the challenges faced by the Streetscene service during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown period. A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes as Appendix B.

 

The Chairman asked that her personal thanks to the Streetscene team be placed on record for the way they have managed to maintain service levels across the Borough during these challenging times and under ever-changing circumstances.   These thanks were echoed by several of the other members of the Panel.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(a)   the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel notes the content of the report; and

 

(b)  thanks be placed on record to the Streetscene team for the way they have managed to maintain service levels across the Borough during these challenging times and under ever-changing circumstances.

9.

Streetscene Scrutiny Panel Priorities

To provide an opportunity for Members to consider the scrutiny priorities for the Streetscene Panel.

Minutes:

Members considered the Scrutiny priorities for the Panel and agreed that as a follow up to the presentation given to Members at the Panel meeting held on 14 March 2019 in respect of the government’s proposed Resources and Waste Strategy, follow up reports be brought to the next meeting which outline the results of a  kerbside glass collection study and the results of the cost modelling of kerbside collection arrangements proposed in the Strategy.

 

Members also requested that Project Integra be invited to attend a future meeting of the Panel to explain how other Local Authorities in the area are moving forward with arrangements to implement the proposed Resources and Waste Strategy.

 

RESOLVED that the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel agrees that:

 

(a)  a report on the kerbside glass collection study be added to the agenda for the next Panel meeting;

 

(b)  a report on the Resources and Waste Strategy kerbside collection modelling costs be added to the agenda for the next Panel meeting; and

 

(c)  Project Integra be invited to attend a future meeting of the Panel to explain how other Local Authorities in the area are planning to implement the Resources and Waste Strategy.

 

 




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