Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Corporate and Social Inclusion Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 17th July, 2012
Time:
9.30am
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mick Stoker (Chairman), Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Tracey Stott
Officers:
Stephen Calvert, Mike Chicken, Neil Ellison (DNS); Graham Birtle, Tanya Harrison (LD)
In Attendance:
Cllr Rose (Cabinet Member for Environment)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Terry Laing, Cllr Norma Wilburn
Item Description Decision
Public
CSI
28/12
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
CSI
29/12
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CSI
30/12
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 22ND MAY 2012
 
CSI
31/12
DRAFT MINUTES - 26TH JUNE 2012
AGREED that the minutes be approved upon amendment of wording from renewable to sustainable.
CSI
32/12
REVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP TO OUTSIDE BODIES
AGREED that the final report be accepted, following amendment to Recommendation 4 and forwarded to Executive Scrutiny Committee, prior to submission to Cabinet for approval.
CSI
33/12
REVIEW OF ENERGY SUPPLY
AGREED that the presentation be noted.
CSI
34/12
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the information be noted.
CSI
35/12
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
9.30 - 11.30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CSI
28/12
The evacuation procedure was noted.
CSI
29/12
There were no declarations of interest.
CSI
30/12
The minutes of the meeting held on 22nd May 2012 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
CSI
31/12
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 26th June 2012.

Officers noted that the wording of the second bullet point of the main issues/services that would be covered by the review should read sustainable rather than renewable.
CSI
32/12
Consideration was given to the draft report for the Review of Membership to Outside Bodies. Members considered each recommendation individually and following alternative wording of Recommendation 4, Members agreed the final report.
CSI
33/12
Members received presentations on Energy Supply which included information about:

-Current energy supply
-Energy Price Trends with 15% increase in electricity costs in 2011/12 with a possible 35% energy increase by 2020.
-Security of Supply
-Energy from waste
-Climate Change/Carbon Emissions

The main issues discussed were as follows:

-Pros and cons of various energy supplies
-Carbon Reduction Commitment
-Reduction of carbon production would result in lower charges
-Cost related to the update of the national grid
-Need for consideration of what method Stockton Council could use to generate its own energy
-The energy requirements for Stockton Council and the related burdens

The Committee requested the following further information

-How Stockton Council could become an energy supplier
CSI
34/12
The Scrutiny Officer advised that the next meeting would be held on 4th September following the August Recess. The items on the agenda would be Energy Supply and Welfare Reform Update.
CSI
35/12
The Chair had nothing to report.

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