Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Place Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 8th February, 2016
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central library, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Derrick Brown(Chairman), Cllr Sonia Bailey(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Chris Barlow, Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Ken Dixon, Cllr Maurice Perry, Cllr Rachael Proud, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Mike Chicken(DEG), Marc Stephenson, Dale Rowbotham, Craig Willows(DCS), Graham Birtle and Kirsty Wannop(DCE).
Apologies for absence:
None
Item Description Decision
Public
PLA
48/15
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
PLA
49/15
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 7TH DECEMBER 2015
The minutes of the meeting held on 7th December 2015 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
PLA
50/15
DRAFT MINUTES - 11TH JANUARY 2016
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
PLA
51/15
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF BOUNDARY SIGNS
AGREED that
1. That committee note the support for the boundary signs denoting the historic county boundary signs.
2. That the detailed wording of these signs would be considered after the publication of the Traffic Signs Regulation and General Directions review by Government.
PLA
52/15
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF KERBSIDE WASTE COLLECTION
AGREED that the recommendations be finalised for approval Committee.
PLA
53/15
WORK PROGRAMME
 
PLA
54/15
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
2.00pm/3.00pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
PLA
48/15
There were no interests declared.
PLA
50/15
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 11th January 2016.
PLA
51/15
The Committee considered a report that updated Members on the outcome of the consultation on the Review of Boundary Signs.

Prior to reporting the findings of the Committee's review into boundary signs members wished to consult with the public to take their views into consideration. The consultation has taken place via the Council's internet site from 16th November until 31st December 2015. 13 responses had been received from individuals and organisations; 12 supported some form of historic boundary marking and one was opposed. Details of the responses were also provided.

While this consultation was taking place Councillor Cook wrote to the DFT asking when the review would be published. A response was received on 4th January 2016 which stated that the new regulations were planned to be in place in spring 2016, subject to Parliamentary approval. The design of the signs and wording would be influence by the regulations.
PLA
52/15
Members considered and amended draft recommendations for approval at next Committee following the tri-partite meeting.
PLA
53/15
Members noted its Committees work programme. Members were also asked to send any ideas of future Review topics to the Scrutiny team for selection into next years work programme.
PLA
54/15
The Chair had nothing to update.

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