Agenda

Grounds & Environmental Committee - Monday, 5th December, 2022 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(e)(f)(g) and 3(h).

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 333 KB

 

(a)      To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 5 September 2022 (attached) in accordance with Standing Order 12.

 

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

 

5.

APPROVED DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To receive and formally note the decisions taken since the previous discussion meeting by delegation to the Town Clerk with email approval from a majority of Council members in accordance with Standing Order 15 (c) (vii) (attached).

 

 

6.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To receive and consider the Committee Work Plan for 2022-2023 (attached).

 

7.

PAGES PARK FINE TURF LAWNS

To receive a report regarding the potential leveling of the fine turf lawns and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein (to follow).

 

8.

ANGLIA IN BLOOM pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To receive the results of the 2022 Anglia in Bloom campaign (attached).

 

9.

SIX-MONTH BUDGET MONITORING REPORT pdf icon PDF 28 KB

(a)   To receive a six-month budget monitoring report for the period April-September 2022 (attached).

(b)   To receive a report regarding repairs and maintenance budget and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

10.

FEES AND CHARGES FROM 1 APRIL 2023

To consider fees and charges for pavilion hire, pitch hire and cemetery services from 1 April 2023.

 

11.

2023-2024 BUDGET pdf icon PDF 31 KB

12.

BUILDINGS TEN YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN

To receive an update in respect of the Town Council objective to develop a ten years buildings maintenance programme (to follow).

 

13.

CEMETERY UPDATE

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

 

14.

CLIMATE EMERGENCY UDPATE

To receive a verbal update on progress with Smart Carbon in establishing baseline data.

 

15.

OUZEL VALLEY PARK STEERING GROUP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 305 KB

To receive the notes of the meeting held 7 November 2022 (attached).

 

 

Additional documents:

16.

LEIGHTON-LINSLADE AND HEATH & REACH SANDPIT STEERING GROUP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To receive the notes of the meeting held 17 October (attached) and receive a verbal update from the meeting held 28 November 2022 .