Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

12.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

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

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Members and Officers to the meeting and invited Councillor Chapman to join the meeting and to participate in the discussion of the Agenda items.

 

There were apologies for absence received from Councillor Whitmore (with Councillor Bush substituting).

 

Councillor Chittock was absent.

 

13.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 26 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 26 June 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 26 June 2017, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

14.

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 none.

15.

Leisure Services - Finance and Future Business Plans

The Committee will receive a presentation from the Head of Sport and Leisure (Michael Carran) on Leisure Services’ finance and future business plans.

Minutes:

The Council’s Head of Sport and Leisure (Mike Carran) was in attendance and gave the Committee a presentation on Sport and Leisure Business Planning. The presentation covered the following:-

 

1)     Introduction – Core parts of service;

2)     The current Work Programme;

3)     Tourism and Events;

4)     Princes Theatre;

5)     Sports Facilities;

6)     Managing finance; and

7)     Seafront Service.

 

Following on from the presentation Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

 

After discussion, the following comments were agreed:

 

The Committee would like to commend the Head of Sport and Leisure (Mike Carran) and his team for their work. The Committee particularly like the evolutionary approach to progression, rather than revolution.

 

The Chairman thanked Mike Carran for his informative presentation.

16.

Garden Communities

The Committee will receive a presentation from the Corporate Director (Corporate Services) (Martyn Knappett) on the progress of the Garden Communities project.

Minutes:

The Council’s Corporate Director (Corporate Services) (Martyn Knappett) was in attendance and gave the Committee a presentation on the progress of the North Essex Garden Communities project. The presentation covered the following:-

 

1)     4 Councils, 3 Themes and 10 Principles;

2)     Delivery models;

3)     Making it happen;

4)     Issues/Challenges;

5)     Tendring/Colchester borders – Infrastructure first;

6)     Cabinet/Council Decisions in November 2016;

7)     Progress – and what next;

8)     Finance key points; and

9)     Workflow - Finance, Land, Governance and Planning.

 

Following on from the presentation Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

 

The Chairman suggested that, due to the fact that North Essex Garden Communities was a large project and that Members had a high volume of questions to ask, Martyn Knappett be contacted with questions outside of the meeting.

 

It was also suggested that an All Member Briefing be held to focus on North Essex Garden Communities.

 

The Chairman thanked Martyn Knappett for his informative presentation.

 

17.

Waste Management and Recycling Performance Update

The Committee will receive a presentation from the Head of Environmental Services (John Fox) which will update the Committee on the Council’s performance in respect of waste management and recycling.

Minutes:

The Council’s Head of Environmental Services (John Fox) was in attendance and gave the Committee a presentation on Waste and Recycling Options. The presentation covered the following:-

 

1)     Background;

2)     Recycling figures;

3)     Future service options; and

4)     Next steps.

 

Following on from the presentation Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

 

The Chairman suggested that, due to the fact that Members had a high volume of questions to ask and being mindful of time, an additional CMC meeting be arranged in order to discuss this topic further.

 

The Chairman thanked John Fox for his informative presentation and the Environment Portfolio Holder (Councillor Talbot) for his attendance.

 

The Chairman made a closing comment in which he stated that the thread throughout all presentations was that of the enthusiasm of the Officers had shown they had their finger on the pulse.