Agenda and decisions

Special meeting, Strategy and Resources Committee - Thursday, 5th May, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall,

Contact: Democratic Services, email:  tel: 01372 732000

No. Item


Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.


No questions were asked by members of the public.


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.


Tree Maintenance and Inspection Programme; Contract Award pdf icon PDF 254 KB

This report seeks approval to award the Tree Maintenance and Inspection Programme contract to Advanced Tree Services Ltd (ATS).

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Following consideration, the Committee resolved with 8 votes for and 1 vote against to:

(1)       Agree to award a 3-year contract, with the option to extend for a further two periods of 3-years, to Advanced Tree Services Ltd (ATS) based on the commercially sensitive financial breakdown set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

(2)       Authorise the Head of Place Development, in consultation with the Director of Environment, Housing and Regeneration and Chief Finance Officer, to progress and complete the legal documentation.

(3)       Agree that the Director of Environment, Housing and Regeneration in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and the relevant Committee Chair is tasked with identifying the £39,500 of savings from within existing budgets required to meet the budget shortfall.


Horton Cemetery pdf icon PDF 354 KB

This report considers a formal request from a local charity for the Council to exercise its compulsory purchase powers to acquire Horton Cemetery.


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Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 5 KB

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to pass a resolution to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs  3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Commercial Property Update

This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings.  The report deals with information relating to the financial or business affairs of the Committee and third parties and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


The decision on this item is recorded in a separate (not for publication) restricted Decision Notice.