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51.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R Ford and B Price.  Councillor C Cooke attended as Councillor R Ford’s substitute.

 

The Chair welcomed Councillors D Maycock and R Rogers as members of the Committee.

52.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

53.

Update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair noted there were no minutes of the previous meeting (26th September 2022) for approval at this meeting given the proximity of the two meetings.

54.

Dual Stream (recycling service) quarterly update pdf icon PDF 137 KB

(To receive a quarterly update on the dual stream recycling service)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed the Portfolio Holder for Skills, Planning, Economy and Waste, Councillor Doyle and the Chief Executive, Mr Andrew Barratt, the General Manager of the Joint Waste Service, Mr Nigel Harris, and the Customer Relations and Performance Manager of the Joint Waste Service, Ms Victoria Woodhouse to this meeting.

 

The General Manager provided an overview of the Report and confirmed that the service reliability remained good.  He reported that the plans set out in the Report for the Christmas and new year period needed to be amended as the tipping facilities would not be open long enough on Saturday 24th and 31st December.  He reported that revised plans would be recirculated to members.

 

The Committee commented and sought clarifications in the following areas:

 

1.    The Committee commented that the data in the Report was helpful and the Committee requested data be shown in graphical form and to also include data from prior years to help show the trends, and it was agreed that this would be provided going forwards.

2.    The Chief Executive reported that the next quarterly update would provide a written update on the report on the Interim Review which had been commissioned.  In summary the report considered whether the service was fit for purpose, had sufficient capacity, looked at communications and whether this could be improved, looking at the utilisation of data and using data to drive the service forward and at the facilities used by the service.  The report highlighted that contamination levels had reduced and there would be a measurable action plan from this report.

3.    The Committee sought further information on the robustness / quality / lifecycle of the blue bags. It was reported that there had been no widespread issues reported.  It was expected that over time there would be further information on this which could be reported. The service had modelled a 10% replacement of bags in each year, however there was no clear data as yet to assess whether this accurately reflected the position. The Committee requested whether there was any data related to this from neighbouring authorities which had adopted the bag strategy. The General Manager agreed that relevant statistics for this would be monitored going forwards.

4.    Whether contaminated bins were from the same properties where it was reported that this data was not currently recorded.  The Committee commented that going forwards they would like to see this data.

5.    Whether there were any plans for proactive communication advising residents that additional bags were available prior to Christmas.  It was reported that other authorities had adopted this strategy.

6.    Clarification was requested on how the cost of the additional infrastructure was resourced from the additional income received and it was reported that the additional income resulted from a higher price for higher quality (uncontaminated) waste and this price had held up at the start of this year but there were signs that there could be some reductions in price going forwards, however, the quality of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

Responses to Reports of the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee

Minutes:

None to report back on since the last meeting.

56.

Consideration of Matters referred to the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee from Cabinet or Council

(Discussion item)

Minutes:

None.

57.

Forward Plan

(Discussion item – link to Forward Plan is attached)

 

http://democracy.tamworth.gov.uk/mgListPlans.aspx?RPId=120&RD=0&bcr=1

 

Minutes:

No further items were identified from the Forward Plan for this Committee’s consideration at this time.

58.

Working Group Updates

To receive updates from any Working Groups

Minutes:

It was reported that the Facilities for HGV Drivers working group meeting had to be rescheduled and would met shortly.

 

It was reported that information was awaited from the County Council prior to commencing the working group (in conjunction with the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee) on the travelling community.

 

There was a transport integration update later on the Agenda.

59.

Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 60 KB

(Update and discussion on the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Scrutiny Work Plan)

Minutes:

The Committee considered its Work Plan and updated it as follows:

 

Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Work Plan

Work Plan

DATE

SUBJECT

Date to be confirmed 2022/23

Transport Integration working group report

18 January 2023

Future High Street Fund

18 January 2023

Dual Stream (recycling service) quarterly update

Quarterly updates

Future High Street Fund

Quarterly updates

Dual Stream (recycling service) updates

Quarterly

Reset & Recovery updates

Date to be confirmed

Council Housing Repairs Policy

Date to be confirmed

Review of policy / engagement with stakeholders relating to migrant travelling community 

Date to be confirmed

Fire Safety Update

Date to be confirmed

Town Hall

Date to be confirmed

Review of Taxi Licensing Policy – Points System

Date to be confirmed

CCTV update

 

Working Groups

 

Topic

Possible WG Members

Target IS&G Com meeting date

Review of policy / engagement relating to migrant travelling community

 

 

Facilities for HGV Drivers in Tamworth

Cllrs B Price (WG chair) Cllrs S Daniels and M Cook

 

Transport integration

Cllrs R Ford (Chair), M Cook, S Peaple and P Turner

 

 

60.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor C Cooke)

 

61.

Marmion House Disposal Routes

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Leader of the Council which set out proposals which would be presented to Cabinet regarding the approaches to marketing and disposing of the Marmion house site for redevelopment.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee endorsed the proposals for Cabinet consideration.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

The Leader of the Council left the meeting.

62.

Amington Local Centre Update

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Skills, Planning Economy and Waste)

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Portfolio Holder for Skills, Planning Economy and Waste which set out actions which would be presented to Cabinet regarding the future development of Amington Local Centre

 

RESOLVED that the Committee endorsed the proposals for Cabinet consideration.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

The Portfolio Holder for Skills, Planning, Economy and Waste, the Assistant Director, the Head of Economic Development and Regeneration and the Regeneration Officer left the meeting.

 

63.

Transport Integration Update

To receive an update from the transport integration working group

Minutes:

The Committee received an update from the working group members.  It was agreed that Councillor M Cook joined the working group.

 

Following discussion the Committee requested that the working group undertake further work in terms of the demand for different transport options, engage further, including with local businesses and investigate possible funding streams available, including from the County Council and national Government.