Agenda and minutes

Gloucestershire Joint Waste Committee - Friday 3 July 2015 2.00 pm, MOVED

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jane Cleaver 

Items
No. Item

59.

Election of Chairperson

 

To elect a Chairperson for the civic year.

Minutes:

 

Resolved

 

That Cllr Jim Mason (Tewkesbury Borough Council) be elected Chairman for the civic year.

 

60.

Election of Vice-Chairperson

 

To elect a Vice-Chairperson for the civic year.

 

Minutes:

 

Resolved

 

That Cllr Sue Coakley (Cotswold District Council) be elected Vice- chairman for the ensuing year.

61.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

 

No declarations of interest were made.

 

62.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes from the Committee’s meeting on 21 April 2015.

Minutes:

 

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 April be approved as a correct record.

 

63.

Options for delivering the Household Re-cycling Centres Service pdf icon PDF 254 KB

 

To consider the options for delivering the Household Re-cycling Centre Service.

Minutes:

 

The Committee considered the proposed options for the future delivery of the Household Re-cycling Centre Service.

 

Following a short discussion covering the current number and site locations, Members agreed that as the current service satisfied the demand from the public it was sensible to support the proposed extension and therefore

 

Resolved

 

1.    That the approach of negotiating an extension to the contract be endorsed and

 

2.    That this information be provided to the County Council.

 

64.

Food Waste Intervention Project - Update Report

 

To receive a verbal update on the Food Waste Intervention Project.

Minutes:

 

The Committee noted that following on from the presentation received from WRAP at its last meeting, arrangements were now in place for bin stickers to be issued during August and September in the districts currently collecting food waste seperately.  It was hoped that this would increase the separation of food waste from the residual waste stream by as much as 20%.

 

Members were assured that the bin stickers would clearly refer to the individual district council as well as the work of the Joint Waste Team, and that information on this project would be shared with all councillors in the relevant areas.

 

Resolved

 

That the report be noted.

65.

Targeted Marketing Interventions pdf icon PDF 109 KB

 

To consider a report on Targeted Marketing Interventions.

Minutes:

 

Having considered the report from the Head of Service on a proposal to encourage participation in kerbside recycling and food waste collection at a household level in areas where current participation was lower than elsewhere, the Committee

 

·         Supported the proposed change in approach to encourage higher participation by households within specific areas

 

·         Asked officers to develop and implement the proposals, and

 

·         Requested an update on progress at the next meeting.

 

Resolved

 

That the report be received and the recommendations contained therein be approved.

66.

Management Accounts Provisional Outturn Report 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

 

To consider the attached report which sets out the financial performance of the individual authorities within the Committee against their approved annual budget. It also shows the provisional outturn for the financial year 2014/15, and the combined position across authorities.

Minutes:

 

The Committee received the report which set out the financial performance of the individual authorities with the Joint Waste Committee against approved annual budgets, the provisional out-turn for the year 2014/15 and the combined position across all authorities.

 

Resolved that

 

·         the summary financial performance, and

·         the potential impact on next year’s budgets if the income for recyclate continues to fall and residual waste levels rise

 

be noted.

 

67.

Management Accounts Original Base Budget Report 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

 

To receive information on the budgets set by member authorities for the financial year 2015/16.

Minutes:

 

Having considered a report setting out the 2015/16 original base budget of the individual authorities against the revised budgets for 2014/15, the Committee

 

Resolved

 

That the report be noted.

68.

Performance Report 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

 

To receive the Performance Report for 2014/15.

Minutes:

 

Having considered the information contained within the Performance Report for 2014/15  and a presentation by officers, the Committee

 

Resolved

 

That the report be noted.

69.

Partner Service Updates pdf icon PDF 105 KB

 

To receive a report on current initiatives in each of the district areas.

Minutes:

 

In addition to the report circulated with the agenda the following information was received:

 

Gloucester City

 

Phase 3 of the roll-out of the current residential waste collection policy of closed bin lids was planned for August.  Preparation had commenced on renewals for the garden waste collection scheme in October and extra initiatives were planned to take place during the Rugby World Cup in September/October.

 

Stroud District

 

The member group reviewing the future waste services had made their report. The decision had been made to shape services on the basis of a weekly food waste collection, fortnightly residual waste collection from 140L wheelie bins (supplied), and a paid-for garden waste collection.  The contract with Ubico would start in July 2016, with the new service commencing in the autumn of 2016.

 

70.

Future meetings

To note the following agreed meetings for 2015:

 

Tuesday 13 October

Tuesday 15 December

 

To approve the following dates for meetings in 2016:

 

23 Feb

19 April

21 June

4 October

6 December

 

All meetings to start at 10am.

 

 

Minutes:

 

Resolved

 

That the following agreed meetings for 2015 are noted:

 

Tuesday 13 October

Tuesday 15 December

 

And

 

That the following dates for meetings in 2016 are approved:

 

23 Feb

19 April

21 June

4 October

6 December

 

With all meetings starting at 10am.