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19 January 2011

A meeting of the Environmental Overview and Scrutiny Committee held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 19 January 2011 

NumberItem
01SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items
02SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.
03APOLOGIES
04MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 November 2010 (previously circulated).
05NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 22
06DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
07PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to fifteen minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.
08ALTERNATE REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS (ARRC)

A verbal report by the Head of Client Environment Services on the progress made with the implementation of ARRC.
09HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATION ON WASTE DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENTS: WASTE CORE STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES PRE-SUBMISSION AND WASTE SITE ALLOCATIONS OMISSION SITES CONSULTATION (NOVEMBER 2010)

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) on the Council's response to the County Council's consultation.
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10LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK - ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) on the contents of the Annual Monitoring Report 2009/10.
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11PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT - ENVIRONMENT

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) to provide the Committee with targets and outturns for Local and National Indicators.
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12CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) showing the current progress with the Climate Change Strategy Action Plan.
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13WELWYN HATFIELD COMMUNITY CHEST

To consider any applications for funding under the Council's Community Chest Scheme for recommendation to the Cabinet.
14COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee's overview work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place. Items which the Committee agrees it would like to consider will be scheduled into the work programme.
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15RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

At its meeting on 7 December 2010 the Cabinet approved the recommendation to adopt the five policies relating to ARRC as follows (Minute 109.2 refers):-

1. Provision of larger dustbins once ARRC is introduced
2. The replacement of waste containers
3. Weekly collections - properties affected
4. Controlled Waste Regulations (1992)
5. Key Guidance for the Presentation of Wheelie Bins
16SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
17CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR SCRUTINY

To consider

(1) whether any Cabinet decisions should be scrutinised post-implementation (Paragraph 14.1 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules)

(2) whether any items which relate to areas covered by the Committee which a member of the Committee may wish to raise with a view to deciding whether an issue should be scrutinised.

The Administration and Opposition Groups each have the right within the Municipal Year to have one scrutiny topic referred to a Sub-Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be scrutinised, a scrutiny Sub-Committee should be appointed to carry out the specific piece of scrutiny work (paragraph 6.3 of the Procedure for the Operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Function).
18COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

The pro-forma to set out the Committee's scrutiny work programme is attached to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place as appropriate.
19CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR REVIEW GROUPS

To consider any issues for review relating to areas covered by the Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be reviewed a Review Group (ratio 3:2 with an Administration Chairman) should be appointed to review the specific item.
20RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
21COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION

To receive any request from a Councillor for a discussion on behalf of residents on an issue affecting a single council ward where local problems have arisen and other methods of resolution have been exhausted.
22SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
23EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 25 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A(3) and Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
24PART II - Private and Confidential Items
25ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN

Exempt reports are available to authorised persons only.

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