Agenda and decisions

Environment and Sustainability Committee - Tuesday, 14 September 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Chris Curtis  Email: c.curtis@spelthorne.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021, and the Extraordinary meetings held on 13 July and 23 August 2021 as a correct record.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The minutes of the meetings held on 30 June, 13 July and 23 August 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

 

3.

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for members.

Decision:

There were none.

 

4.

Questions from members of the public

The Chair, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 40.

 

Note: the deadline for questions to be considered at this meeting is 5pm on Tuesday, 7 September 2021.

 

At the time of publication of this agenda no questions were received.

 

 

Decision:

There were none.

 

5.

Ward Issues

To consider any issues raised by ward councillors in accordance with Standing Order 34.2.

 

Note: the deadline for ward issues to be notified for consideration at this meeting is 12 noon on Tuesday, 7 September 2021.

 

At the time of publication of this agenda one ward issue has been received from Cllr Rybinski concerning bonfires.

 

 

 

Decision:

Councillor Rybinski spoke of the nuisance caused by bonfires to residents in her ward.

6.

Review of Rules and Regulations: Allotments - Key Decision pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider proposed changes to the Rules and Regulations for Allotments.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to agree the updated Rules & Regulations for Allotments as set out in Appendix B to the report.

 

7.

Update on Government's Proposed Waste Strategy pdf icon PDF 574 KB

To receive and note a report summarising the Government’s consultations on its proposed Waste Strategy for England and the potential impacts to Councils if it was introduced.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the report

8.

Engine Idling Poster Campaign pdf icon PDF 495 KB

To receive and note a report on the ‘Engines Off’’ campaign in the borough.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the report.

 

9.

Revenue Monitoring Report (Qtr. 1 April - June)

To note the current revenue spend for the quarter April to June 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the current level of revenue spend.

 

10.

Capital Monitoring Report (Qtr. 1 April - June) pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To note the current capital spend for the quarter April to June 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the projected level of overspend against its capital programme provision as at 30 June 2021.

 

11.

River Thames Scheme update pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To receive and note a report on the River Thames Scheme.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the update provided on the River Thames scheme.

12.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) Update

To receive a verbal update on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the update.

 

13.

Updates from Task and Finish and/or Working Groups

To receive written or verbal updates from the following Task and Finish/Working Groups:

 

Local Plan Task Group: Cllr Ian Beardsmore

Climate Change Working Group: Dr Sandy Muirhead

Local CIL Spending Boards: Cllr Ian Beardsmore

 

14.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 41 KB

A copy of the Environmental & Sustainability Committee Forward Plan is attached.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the items for future meetings on the Forward Plan subject to the inclusion of:

1.    A review of the council’s approach to dealing with complaints relating to bonfires.

2.    A report proposing how the Council will respond to new evidence in the Zane Gbangbola case.  The report to be available for an extraordinary meeting of the Environment and Sustainability Committee to be held before 9 November 2021.