Agenda and decisions

Environment and Safe Communities Committee
Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.

Decision:

No questions were raised by members of the public.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

 

Decision:

No declarations of interest were made on items on the Agenda.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee held on 16 July 2020 (to follow) and to authorise the Chair to sign them.

 


Decision:

The Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee held on 17 July were agreed as a true record and the Committee authorised the Chairman to sign them.

4.

Air Quality in Epsom and Ewell pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Council has a statutory role to manage local air quality and is required to produce annual reports for submission to DEFRA.  This paper presents the findings of the 2020 annual report and proposes it be published on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Noted the findings of the report and the continuing resource requirements to fulfil this statutory role.

(2)      Agreed to publish the report on the Council’s website.

 

5.

Surrey Climate Change Framework pdf icon PDF 133 KB

This report provides details of the Surrey Climate Change Strategy and asks the Committee to note the strategy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Noted the Surrey County Council Climate Change Strategy.

(2)      Agreed to ongoing discussions and collaborative working with Surrey County Council and the other Surrey boroughs and districts on aspects of the Surrey Climate Change Strategy that align with the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan.

(3)      Agreed that any proposed action or request for support outside the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan be brought to a future meeting of the Committee.

6.

Budget Targets pdf icon PDF 74 KB

This report informs the Committee of the Council’s revenue budget targets presented to the Strategy & Resources Committee.  The report seeks guidance on the preparation of the Committee’s service estimates for 2021/22.

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Noted the implications of the budget targets presented to Strategy & Resources Committee on 22 September 2020.

(2)      Accepted that, due to the delayed Government Waste Strategy, the savings identified in section 3 of this report are aligned to the outcome of the Government’s pending white paper and that proposals for achieving savings and/or increased income will be presented to this Committee in January 2021.

(3)      Considered how additional savings could be generated to address the Council wide funding gap of £1,290,000 in 2021/22.

 

7.

Epsom General Hospital Parking Proposal pdf icon PDF 98 KB

This report seeks the Committee’s approval of a request from Epsom General Hospital to accommodate park 450/500 vehicles within Borough Council car parks for a period of up to one year.

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Agreed to accommodate the request from Epsom General Hospital for car parking for 450/500 vehicles within Borough Council car parks based on the Council’s published parking permit prices and any additional costs that may arise from facilitating these arrangements.

(2)      Agreed to delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer and the Head of Operational Services, in conjunction with the Chair of Environment and Safe Communities Committee, to negotiate an alternative arrangement should the details of the request from Epsom General Hospital change.

 

8.

Mobile CCTV pdf icon PDF 75 KB

This report seeks to agree how the successful funding bid from the Surrey Community Safety Fund is used to purchase mobile CCTV.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Agreed to purchase the mobile CCTV as set out in the report.

(2)      Agreed to delegate any minor amendments to equipment purchased to the Head of Housing and Community in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and the Chair and Vice Chair of Environment and Safer Communities.