Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Environment Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 27th January, 2014
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Library, The Square, Stockton-on-Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Nigel Cooke(Chairman), Cllr David Wilburn(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Jean Kirby, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Steve Walmsley, Cllr Mick Womphrey, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Jane Edmends (DNS); Graham Birtle, Kirsty Wannop, Jenna McDonald (LDS)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Maureen Rigg
Item Description Decision
Public
ENV
43/13
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
ENV
44/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ENV
45/13
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 14TH OCTOBER 2013 AND 11TH NOVEMBER 2013
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ENV
46/13
REVIEW OF THE PERFORMANCE OF HOUSING
PROVIDERS

 
ENV
47/13
TOPICS FOR NEXT YEAR'S WORK PROGRAMME
 
ENV
48/13
WORK PROGRAMME
 
ENV
49/13
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ENV
43/13
The Evacuation Procedure was noted.
ENV
44/13
Cllr Ray McCall declared a personal non preducial interest in the item titled Review of the Performance of Housing Providers as he was a VELA Group tenant and his son also worked for VELA Group.
ENV
45/13
The minutes of the meetings held on 14th October 2013 and 11th November 2013 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ENV
46/13
The Chairman thanked the Committee Members for their participation and highlighted that it was reassuring to hear from all parties in relation to the Large Scale Voluntary Transfer. The Chairman informed the Committee that it was a highlight to have been able to meet with residents from the Tristar Scrutiny Panel.

The Committee heard that the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee had a tripartite meeting with the Cabinet Member and Corporate Director to discuss the report which was well received.

Members thought the report to have been excellent and the recommendations were valid.

Although the scrutiny review focussed on the promises from the stock transfer, Members highlighted how important making the right allocations was for communities.
ENV
47/13
Topics for next year's work programme that the Committee had put forward at Scrutiny Liaison Forum in March 2014 from the last meeting included;

- ground maintenance of Country Parks
- Green Wedge
- Environmental officer visits to food establishments

Members suggested;

- Licensing of food premises

- Littering/Fly Tipping


ENV
48/13
The Committee was informed that the next scheduled meeting could be stood down until topics were identified. Members would be given notice.
ENV
49/13
The Chairman informed Members that the Committee were looking forward to taking the agreed report to Executive Scrutiny Committee and then on to Cabinet.

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