Agenda and minutes

Community Select Committee - Wednesday, 24th November, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email:


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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 229 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2021 be approved as a correct record.


EMAS - Update


Craig Whyles, Service Delivery Manager for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) provided members with an update around the performance of the ambulance service.  Issues reported on included hospital handover delays and current challenges chich included activity and demand, COVID 19, flu, recruitment and hospital delays.  Actions developed to tackle these challenges were discussed.    An ambulance handover group had been established to discuss how patients could be handed over more quickly alongside other matters such as risk and minimum care standards.


In response to a query regarding the response time to category 2 calls, members were advised that this was due to activity and demand and that although the most acute patients would be attended to, it was not quickly enough. 




That the presentation be received with thanks.




AES Annual Performance Review pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Kevin Melling and Jane Thomason from AES presented their annual service review for the committee.  Matters reported included a performance and employee update, financial performance, matters affecting the service including COVID and HGV driver shortages and future development.  It was particularly noted that despite increased waste tonnages throughout the pandemic that HPBC & AES had maintained kerbside waste collections despite severe resourcing pressures, with only an occasional round being suspended.  Members congratulated and thanked AES and their employees for the fantastic level of service throughout the pandemic. Appreciation was also expressed for the planting in towns and parks,


Regarding Green Fleet, it was noted that different fuel options were being trialled, both HVO and electric.


It was requested that the policy for the location of litter bins could be examined.  AES advised that work would be undertaken with ward councillors and Parish and Town Councils to undertaken an assessment of each area to determine whether some of the bins could be re-located.  It was also noted that litter pick equipment could be made available to community groups on request.




That the presentation be received with thanks.


Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 113 KB


The following amendments were made to the work programme:

·       January – add Parkwood and move HPCVS to March

·       January – DCC Consultation on future accommodation for older people – add and invite rep from DCC to meeting




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