Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 29/03/2004
Summary & Purpose
The purpose of this report is to set out the key questions identified by the Committee to form the basis of its review of fly tipping and to provide a list of the speakers who will be attending the meeting to give evidence as part of the information gathering process.
Quality of Life Implications
Prevention and Control
Conducting a review of fly tipping will not of itself have any implications for the quality of life issues set out above. However, it is intended that any outcomes of the review should have a positive impact across all or most of the quality of life indicators.
The review will consider how E-Government initiatives could contribute to addressing the problems of fly tipping.
Resource and legal implications
There are no direct resource and legal implications associated with this report other than the officer time involved in the review which can be contained within approved budgets. Details of the existing legal framework on fly tipping were reported at the Committee’s meeting on 20th January 2004. The cost and any legal implications that emerge from the review will be included as part of the final report.
Scope of the review
1. This Committee, at the meeting on 15th September 2003, agreed that the review of fly tipping would examine and focus on the following key questions:
I. What is the extent and nature of the problem in Waverley, both currently and likely to be over the next 10 years?
II. What are the existing systems and procedures for dealing with fly tipping?
III. What current disposal facilities are available in Waverley?
IV. What is the cost of dealing with fly tipping and is there scope for sharing these costs between agencies or are there sources of additional funding?
V. What is the impact on community safety and health?
VI. What can be done to assist private landowners who suffer from fly tipping?
VII. Are arrangements for clearing fly tipped material working effectively?
VIII. Are the responsible agencies properly prepared for imminent changes in Government regulations which could increase the incidence of fly tipping?
IX. What would be the potential contribution of increased prosecution of offenders?
X. What can we learn from best practice and initiatives elsewhere?
The review process
2. A number of organisations with an interest in fly tipping have been invited to attend the meeting to make a presentation to the Committee. Each organisation will be allocated fifteen minutes to present their case after which members of the Committee may ask questions.
3. The prime purpose of the process is to enable the Committee to gather information in an open and public forum. The Committee will not be expected to reach its conclusions on the review at the meeting but a report summarising the evidence will be prepared and presented to a future meeting of the Committee. At that meeting the Committee would consider whether it has received sufficient evidence and if so formulate any recommendations it might wish to make to the Executive. Following this a further report would be prepared for the next meeting as the Committee’s final report and recommendations on the subject of fly tipping.
4. A running order of the organisations that will be addressing the Committee is attached as an
to this report. Other written evidence received in advance of the meeting will be sent to members separately.
It is recommended that the Committee receive the above report.
There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.
ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
SPECIAL MEETING 29th MARCH 2004
FLY TIPPING REVIEW
Organisations addressing the Committee
1. Waverley Borough Council
2. Environment Campaigns (ENCAMS) (Previously the Tidy Britain Group)
Regional Officer (South East)
3. Environment Agency
Supra Area Team Leader
4. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Streetcare Services Manager
5. National Farmers Union (NFU)
Chairman Surrey NFU
6. Surrey County Council
SCC Waste Management Division