Agenda

Cultural & Economic Committee - Monday, 1st March, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: This will be a remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams in accordance with The Local Authorities and Crime Panels (Coronavirus)(Flexibility of Meetings)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020

Contact: Committee officer  01525 631920 & Email: info@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record form part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Town Clerk.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

(i)     Under the Localism Act 2011 (sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of it.

 

(ii)   Should any Member have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an item on the agenda, the Member may not participate in consideration of that item unless a Dispensation has first been requested (in writing) and granted by the Council (see Dispensation Procedure).

3.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

To receive questions and statements from members of the public in respect of any item of business included in the agenda, as provided for in Standing Order No.s 3(f) and 3(g).

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 337 KB

(a)   To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Cultural and Economic Services Committee meeting held on 7 December 2020 (attached), in accordance with Standing Order 12.

 

(b)    To receive information updates on matters arising from the previous meeting (if appropriate).

 

5.

SUB-COMMITTEE MINUTES pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To receive the draft minutes of the following meetingsand to consider any recommendations contained therein:

 

(a)      Older People Sub Committee 4 February 2021 (attached)

(b)      Market Sub Committee 25 February 2021 (to follow)

 

6.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

To receive a recommendation from Council’s meeting on 14 December 2020, Ref:  97/GE:

 

97/GE     REVIEW OF FIRST YEAR OF WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

 

A verbal update was given on the first year of the Council’s new waste management contract.  Members agreed the review was positive and an improvement on previous years with a chance to look at our environmental ambitions and review what would be wanted and could be achieved.

 

Councillor Harvey requested that the terracyle bin for recycling of crisp packets be made more visible to the public at the market. She also noted that putting litter in bins was not seen as “cool” by older children/teens and whether any thought could be given to how to encourage this behaviour from that age group. It was suggested that a specific report on town centre/market waste be given to the Market Sub Committee or Cultural and Economic Services Committee. A suggestion was made to have  a notice displayed at the market regarding the amount of food waste recycled. 

 

RECOMMENDED to the Cultural and Economic Services Committee:

(i) to receive specific information on waste collected from the market and to look at ways in which to promote these figures.

(ii) to look at ways to maximise the opportunities for the market to embed and promote recycling at the market.

 

 

7.

COMMUNITY EVENTS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To receive an update on the community events programme and to consider the proposals contained therein. (attached) 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

8.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To receive a recommendation from Council’s meeting on 25 January 2021, Ref:168:

168    EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

 

Council considered a recommendation from Policy and Finance Committee of 21 September (minute ref 193/PF) to consider approval of an Equality and Diversity Statement.  On being proposed and seconded, the Statement was approved unanimously.

 

Councillor Harvey requested that this statement be taken forward to Cultural & Economic Services Committee for further discussion at a future meeting.

 

RESOLVED to approve the Equality and Diversity Statement as set out.

 

9.

TACTIC UPDATE pdf icon PDF 327 KB

To receive an update report on TACTIC activities and consider the proposals contained therein. (attached) 

 

Additional documents:

10.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING SCHEME pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To receive an update report on delivery of the Christmas Lighting contract and consider the proposals contained therein.  (attached).

11.

BUDGET REPORT pdf icon PDF 592 KB

To receive an update report on service budgets inclusive of the half year detailed  income and consider the recommendations therein. (attached)

Additional documents:

12.

STANDING ITEMS AND GENERAL UPDATES pdf icon PDF 547 KB

To receive an update report and consider any recommendations contained therein. (attached)

 

13.

COMMITTEE WORK PLAN AND OBJECTIVES pdf icon PDF 309 KB

(a)   To receive and review the workplan for 2020-2021 (attached)

(b)   To receive and consider the draft workplan for 2021-2022 (attached).

 

Additional documents: