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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 17/04/2007
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Date: 4th April 2007


To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (Agenda Pages to other members for information)

Membership of Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee
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 Frost Ms M Taylor
Mr P D Harmer Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mrs P Hibbert
Substitute Members

Liberal Democrat Conservative Independent

Mr W M Marshall Mrs P EllisMr V Duckett
Mr A Rayner Mr B A Ellis
Mrs A E Mansell Mr P B Isherwood
Mr B G Shelley Mr J C S Mackie
Mr R C Terry
Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

ROBIN PELLOW

Head of Committee and Member Services
NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Contact officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, make observations etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.

AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

2. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS


CALL-IN ITEM

The following item was considered by the Executive at its meeting on 27th March 2007. Four members, identified below, have since requested that they would like to scrutinise the following decision taken at that meeting:-

Mr M H W Band
Mr M W Byham
Mr P D Harmer
Mr J R Sandy.

3. REPORT OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
[Wards Affected: All]

Attached at Appendix A is the report which was considered by the Executive on 27th March 2007.

The decision of the Executive was as follows:-

It was agreed that:


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;

Recommendation

It is now for this Committee to review the decision taken and agree any observations. As a suggested framework, these observations could take one of the following broad forms:-

(a) to endorse the Executive's decision;

(c) to propose an alternative course of action, which could be not to implement the original course of action.

[N.B. If (a) above applies, the matter will be reported to the Council meeting on 24th April 2007. If (b) or (c) apply, the matter will be forwarded to the next meeting of the Executive on 22nd May 2007.]

4. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20, and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

5. ANY OTHER ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider matters (if any) relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in Exempt session.

For further information or assistance, please telephone Emma McQuillan,
Democratic Services Manager on extension 3351 or 01483 523351

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