Agenda item

Questions to Portfolio Holders, if any.

(At least two clear days notice required, in writing, to the Proper Officer in accordance with Procedure Rule 15).

Minutes:

Question from Councillor Taylor:

 

Q1.      Which company provides the energy supplied to the Staffordshire Moorlands offices and buildings?

 

Response:

 

The company that supplies the energy is Total Gas & Power. This procured in accordance with Council procedures via the ESPO Framework.

 

Question from Councillor Taylor:

 

Q2.      Where are the pollution monitors located in the Moorlands? What pollution levels do these monitors record and indicate? Where can this information be accessed?

 

Response:

 

The locations of the pollution tubes are listed below:-

 

Location

X:

Y:

Site Code:

 

 

Wetley Rocks

396535

349111

1

 

Tean

401095

339425

6

 

Cheadle (Leek Road Rbt_ Central) (*2)

400967

343564

7

 

Alton (Chapel)

407237

342257

8

 

Leek (Moorlands House)

398486

356630

10

 

Leek (Swan Hotel)

398295

356587

11

 

Leek (Southlands Close)

397430

356516

12

 

Cheadle (Tape Street)

400991

343363

14

 

Biddulph (Knypersly, Cross Rds)

388030

356757

17

 

Leek (Ball Haye St _ Central) (*2)

398691

356579

24

 

Leek (Broad Street Jct North_1)

398354

356329

25

 

Leek (Broad Street Vets_ South 1)

398159

356215

26

 

Cheadle  (Leek Road Rbt_ North)

400968

343579

29

 

Cheadle  (Leek Road Rbt _South)

400967

343548

30

 

Leek (Ball Haye St _ South)

398688

356547

31

 

Leek (Ball Haye St_ North)

398693

356616

32

 

Leek (Broad Street Jct North_2)

398322

356305

33

 

Leek (Broad Street Vets_ South 2)

398172

356253

34

 

Leek (Broad Street North_3) (*2)

398333

356313

37

 

Cellarhead Junction_2 (*2)

395702

347548

38

 

Cellarhead Junction_3 (*2)

395702

347553

39

 

Leek (Broad Street Jct North_4) (*2)

398323

356306

41

 

Cellar Head Juction 4 (*2)

395704

347562

42

 

Cheadle Roundabout Special

400937

343457

45

 

Broad Street South

398245

356232

47

 

Broad Street Junction

398397

356322

48

 

Cellar Head Juction 4

395811

347530

49

 

Cheadle Tape St easb bound

401043

342917

50

 

Cheadle Tape St west bound

401062

343045

51

 

Cheadle Tape St west bound 2

401049

343151

52

 

Cellarhead Junction_5

395727

347570

53

 

Cellarhead Junction_6

395732

347575

54

 

Cellarhead Junction_7

395754

347560

55

 

Cellarhead Junction_8

395699

347577

56

 

Cellarhead Junction_9

395711

347601

57

 

Broad Street South

398107

356157

58

 

 

The tubes monitor for Nitrogen Dioxide and indicate that pollution levels are generally good across the district but issues have been identified in Leek and Cellarhead, which require the declaration of an Air Quality Management Area and the development of an Air Quality Action Plan.  This will be the subject of a detailed report which will be presented to councillors shortly.  Information on Air Quality can currently be obtained by contacting the Service Area and will soon be available on the Council’s website.

 

By way of supplementary questions, Cllr Taylor asked who were Total Gas and Power and clarification of the ESPO Framework.

 

Mark Trillo – Executive Director (People), advised that ESPO was Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation which assisted many local authorities to achieve efficiencies through frameworks, services and expert procurement advice.

 

Further information on Total Gas and Power would be circulated to the Panel after the meeting.

 

Councillor Taylor asked if any other pollution elements should be monitored and requested more clarification around good pollution levels. The Panel was advised that the Council employed a specialist in pollution and a report would be considered by this Panel in relation to an Air Quality Management Order.

 

DECIDED: That regular updates and an annual status report on the levels of pollution be added to the Work Programme.