Agenda and minutes

Community Select Committee - Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Cafe, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email: rachel.rourke@highpeak.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

19/27

To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matters before the Committee

i)              Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

ii)             Other Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Greenhalgh declared an ‘other’ interest in agenda item 10 Leisure Centre Operating Contract Award (reason: works for the Bureau where Places for People Leisure part fund one of the staff members)

 

19/28

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Minutes:

With reference to minute 19/21 North Derbyshire CCG - Care Closer to Home Update, a written update was circulated from the CCG, which was noted,

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2018 be approved as a correct record.

19/29

Household Waste Bin Charges pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a motion which had been referred to the committee by Council on 13 September, which requested a review of household waste bin charges.  The text of the motion was attached to the report at appendix A.

 

The report set out the current policy, introduced from 1 April 2017, which had had the effect of reducing the number of requests for new or replacement bins by 63% and for missing or stolen bins by 75.5%.  The fees had been reviewed for 2018/19 to encourage waste minimisation and increase the council’s recycling performance.

 

In response to a query, it was clarified that charges do not apply if a bin is damaged during collection or falls into the back of the collection lorry.  If this is the case then the crew should record this and leave a card for the resident explaining what has happened.  Charges also do not apply if a brown bin is split due to a defect in the brown bins.  Charges do apply to bins which are reported lost or stolen.  It was noted that new collection vehicles were currently being procured which would have 360° CCTV and would enable reports of damage or missing bins to be investigated more easily.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Executive be recommended to keep the present system of charging for bin replacements in line with the existing fees and charges policy.

19/30

Alliance Environmental Services (AES) - Phase 3 - Transfer of Services - Street Cleansing & Grounds Maintenance pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

The Committee were presented with the service specification for the services to be transferred to Alliance Environmental Services (AES) in the third phase, ensuring that future services delivery meets the requirements of the council.  Services included in this phase includes street cleansing and grounds maintenance.

 

Regarding performance, monthly contract meetings are held to go through performance and improvement measures put in place for any indicators that are off-track.

 

Clarification was sought around whether the existing arrangements would continue in terms of the use of the depot at Manor Park by community groups.

 

It was requested that arrangements for the maintenance of housing land be clarified.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the development of the new operating arrangements be supported.

 

19/31

Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Minutes:

Reference was made to the DCC consultation around the eligibility criteria for older persons alarms.

 

There would be a further AES report for consideration at the meeting in February.

 

The Chair advised that the March meeting may be cancelled.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, subject to the above amendment, the Select Committee Work Programme be noted.

19/32

Exclusion of press and public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

19/33

Leisure Centre Operating Contract Award

Minutes:

The Committee considered the outcome of the recent procurement exercise completed to identify the future contract arrangement for the management of the Council’s leisure facilities, and made recommendations to the Executive.