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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Collingwood Room - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel held on 25 January 2024.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2024 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:

Councillor J M Englefield declared a pecuniary interest in item 8 on the agenda as he leases an allotment in Locks Heath. He remained in the meeting and took part in the discussion of the item as the report was for noting only and no decisions were taken by the Panel.

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 84 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)

Introducing Simpler Recycling in Fareham pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

There were no comments or questions for clarification in respect of this item.

7.

Motion: Prostrate Cancer UK's 'Bins for Boys' Campaign pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To receive a report by the Head of Streetscene which outlines the Council’s current provision of sanitary waste bins in male public toilets across the Borough and to consider the motion presented to Council on 14 December 2023 by Councillor Mrs K K Trott in respect of Prostrate Cancer UK’s ‘Bins for Boys’ Campaign.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor Mrs K K Trott addressed the Panel on this item.

 

The Panel considered a report by the Director of Neighbourhoods which outlined the Council’s current provision of sanitary waste bins in male public toilets across the Council’s own buildings.  The report also set out the implications of supporting the Motion presented to Council by Councillor Mrs K K Trott on 14 December 2023 in respect of Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Bins for Boys’ campaign.

 

Members were supportive of the current trial that is being undertaken and discussed the need to ensure that the publicity surrounding the Council’s position is timely and appropriate. 

 

RESOLVED that the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel:

 

(a)  notes that the current trial, as detailed at paragraph 10 of the report, will be continued for a period of 12 months;

 

(b)  notes that a further report will be brought forward for consideration once the results of the trial are known; and

 

(c)  recommends that points 2, 3 and 4 of the motion, as detailed at paragraph 1 of the report, be taken forward.

8.

Allotments Update pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To receive a presentation by the Public Spaces Operations Manager which will update members on the current provision of allotments in the Borough.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor J M Englefield declared a pecuniary interest in this item as he leases an allotment in Locks Heath. He remained in the meeting and took part in the discussion of this item as the report was for noting only and no decisions were taken by the Panel.

 

The Panel received a presentation by the Public Spaces Operations Manager which provided information for members on the current allotment provision within Fareham, site management arrangements and updated waiting list numbers.  A copy of the presentation slides is attached at Appendix A to these minutes.

 

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

9.

Streetscene Scrutiny Panel Priorities

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

Minutes:

At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor I J Bastable, Executive Member for Streetscene, addressed the Panel on this item.

 

In discussing the scrutiny priorities for the Panel, it was agreed that a comprehensive update on the provision of facilities and enforcement performance in respect of dog fouling and graffiti be added to the scrutiny priorities for a future meeting of the Panel.

 

RESOLVED that the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel reviewed the priorities for the Panel.

 

 




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