Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

18.

Chair

Minutes:

In the absence of the Chairman of the Committee (Councillor Steady), the Chair was occupied by the Vice-Chairman (Councillor Baker).

19.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Scott and Steady. There were no substitutions.

20.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 24 July 2017 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 24 July 2017.

 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on Monday 24 July 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

21.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

22.

Waste Management and Recycling Performance Update / Waste and Recycling Options

The Committee will have the opportunity to question the Head of Environmental Services (John Fox) on the Council’s performance in respect of waste management and recycling and the options available.

 

Minutes:

Further to Minute 17 (24.7.17) the Committee questioned the Council’s Head of Environmental Services (John Fox) on the Council’s performance in respect of waste management and recycling and the future options for this service.

 

The Committee had before it a schedule of questions that had been prepared by Councillor Stephenson and which he put, in turn to Mr Fox. Other Members present also put questions to Mr Fox. Where Mr Fox was unable to immediately answer those questions he undertook to forward a written response as soon as practicable. Where the questions were felt to have a ‘political’ aspect they were answered by Councillor Talbot, the Environment Portfolio Holder.

 

Following the question and answer session the Chairman thanked Mr Fox and Councillor Talbot for their attendance and their responses.

 

It was AGREED that the Committee RECOMMENDS TO CABINET that –

 

(a)  A cross-party working party be set up by the Cabinet, in order to assist in the preparation and drawing up of the new waste contract.

 

           

(b)   An All Members’ Briefing take place in Spring 2018, or at the relevant time, to enable Members to discuss, and comment on, the proposals for the new waste and recycling contract.