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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 17/04/2007
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MINUTES of the MEETING of the ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held on 17TH APRIL 2007

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)

*Mr J R Sandy (Chairman) Mrs L S R Hodgson
*Mrs M V M Hunt (Vice Chairman)Mrs S R Jacobs
*Mr M H W Band *Mrs D M James
Dr J F A Blowers*Mrs P N Mitchell
* Mr M W Byham*Mr J M Savage
Mr M A Edgington*Mrs J A Slyfield
*Mr R D FrostMs M Taylor
* Mr P D Harmer Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
* Mrs P Hibbert
*Present
Mr J C S Mackie and Mrs A E Mansell attended as substitutes
[Mr V K Scrivens was also in attendance]


110. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

111. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

There were no disclosures of personal or prejudicial interest.

112. CALL-IN ITEM - REPORT OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (Agenda Item 3)

2. officers be asked to investigate extending this static Saturday collection service to Farnham and to Cranleigh and to earmark 30,000 from the PEG’s grant for 2007/08;

3. the subscription for the kerbside green waste service be held at 40 per annum 20 for residents in receipt of statutory means tested benefits or for an additional two green bags) for the ensuing financial year, representing a subsidy of on average 7 per household;

4. the demonstrated recycling box lifting trolley be made available to residents on request at a cost equivalent to Waverley’s net cost plus any delivery costs, estimated at 11.75 plus delivery (50% reduction for residents in receipt of statutory means tested benefit) limited to one trolley per household;

5. officers be asked to investigate further the potential to increase the frequency of collections from the cardboard bring sites as well as the number of sites in the Borough and to report to the next meeting of the SIG. The SIG recommend that a sum of 80,000 be provisionally identified for this purpose, 70,000 from the balance of the 100,000 budget and 10,000 from the 2007/08 PEG budget;

6. officers further investigate, with partners, the implications and feasibility of introducing bio-diesel for refuse freighters, battery recycling and kitchen waste collection;

7. Waverley sends a letter of thanks on behalf of the SIG to Veolia staff for their hard work to ensure a smooth service following the recent fire which closed the Slyfield depot, and high winds which closed Albury landfill site last week. Their actions providing alternative tipping facilities enabled an uninterrupted service;

8. the review process be agreed, subject to interim recommendations being presented after six months, as a way of conducting the Climate Change element of the work of the SIG;

(b) is to endorse the decision but submit observations to the Executive on their original decision;


RESOLVED: That

1. With regard to decisions 1, 3 and 6-10, the Committee endorse the Executive’s decisions and officers take action on these; and
2. The Executive be asked to give consideration to its original decisions on points 2, 4 and 5 and review comprehensively the twelve points raised earlier by the Committee.

The meeting concluded at 9.30 pm
Chairman




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