Agenda

Grounds & Environmental Committee
Monday, 9th September, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The White House, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1HD

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

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(h).

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Grounds & Environmental Committee meeting held on 10 June 2019.

5.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive and consider the Committee Objectives and Work Plan for 2019-2020.

6.

PROJECTS UPDATE

To receive a verbal update from the Head of Grounds and Environmental Services regarding recent and forthcoming projects.

7.

PAGES PARK PAVILION REFURBISHMENT UPDATE

To receive a verbal upate from the Head of Grounds and Environmental Services regarding Pages Park refurbishment.

8.

CHILDREN'S FUNERAL FUND pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive a report regarding the Children’s Funeral Fund and consider the recommendation/s contained therein (attached).

Additional documents:

9.

REVIEW OF GREEN FLAG AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To receive and note a report in respect of 2019 Green Flag judging and recommendations (attached).

Additional documents:

10.

INTERPRETATION PANELS IN THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACES pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To receive a report regarding the introduction of Interpretation Panels in the parks and open spaces and consider recommendation/s contained therein (attached).

Additional documents:

11.

QUARTERLY BUDGET MONITORING REPORT pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To receive a budget monitoring report for the first quarter (1 April – 30 June 2019) (attached).

12.

INCREASED MEMORIALISATION pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To receive a report regarding increased memorialisation (to follow) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

Additional documents:

13.

CEMETERY CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To receive initial information from the public consultation held over recent months in respect of cemetery capacity (to follow).

Additional documents:

14.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

The Committee may consider it appropriate to consider the following resolution should they consider that any discussion would be prejudicial to the public interests: that, under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960, the public be excluded on the grounds of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information. The public and press to withdraw from the meeting during consideration of detailed discussion regarding:  Task and Finish Group Astral Park.

15.

TASK AND FINISH GROUP ASTRAL PARK

To receive a report and consider recommendations arising from the Astral Park Task and Finish group (attached)