Agenda, decisions and minutes

Environment and Safe Communities Committee
Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services, 01372 732122  Email: democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

32.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.

 

Please note: Members of the Public are requested to inform the Democratic Services Officer before the meeting begins if they wish to ask a verbal question to the Committee

 

Decision:

No questions had been submitted or were asked by members of the public.

Minutes:

No questions had been submitted or were asked by members of the public.

33.

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 by Councillors regarding items on the agenda.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made by Councillors regarding items on the agenda.

34.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 89 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 26 March 2019 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

 


Decision:

The Minutes of the Meeting of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee held on 29 January 2019 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee held on 29 January 2019 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

35.

Single Use Plastics Policy pdf icon PDF 103 KB

This report seeks approval of the Council’s Policy on single use plastics as well as endorsement of Surrey County Council’s Policy on single use plastics.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved:

That the Committee:

(1)      approved the Council’s Policy on ‘Single Use Plastics’ and

(2)      endorsed Surrey County Council’s Policy on single use plastics and agree for the Chairman to sign the document on the Council’s behalf.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a report seeking approval of the Council’s Policy on single use plastics as well as endorsement of Surrey County Council’s Policy on single use plastics.

Following consideration, it was resolved:

That the Committee:

(1)      approved the Council’s Policy on ‘Single Use Plastics’ and

(2)      endorsed Surrey County Council’s Policy on single use plastics and agreed for the Chairman to sign the document on the Council’s behalf.

36.

Parent & Child Bays in the Ashley Centre car park pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This report seeks a decision from the Committee as to whether or not it wishes to add designated parent & child bays or additional wider bays for general use to Level 4 of the Ashley Centre car park at the expense of a number of regular sized parking bays.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved:

That the Committee decided to:

1)        Add 12 parent & child bays and an additional 10 wider bays to level 4 of the Ashley Centre car park, at a net loss of 11 parking bays overall.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a report seeking a decision as to whether or not it wished to add designated parent & child bays or additional wider bays for general use to Level 4 of the Ashley Centre car park at the expense of a number of regular sized parking bays.

Following consideration, it was resolved:

That the Committee decided to:

1)        Add 12 parent & child bays and an additional 10 wider bays to level 4 of the Ashley Centre car park, at a net loss of 11 parking bays overall.

 

 

37.

Corporate Plan: Key Priority Targets for 2019 to 2020 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

This report presents the Committee with its Key Priority Targets for 2019 to 2020.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved:

(1)      That the Committee agreed its Key Priority Targets for 2019 to 2020 as set out at Annex 1.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a report presenting its Key Priority Targets for 2019 to 2020.

The following matters were considered:

a)            Food hygiene ratings. A Member of the Committee enquired what the national average percentage was for food businesses rated between 3-5 within the food hygiene ratings system. It was noted that Officers would research this matter and provide information to Members of the Committee following the meeting.

b)           Electric vehicle charging points. Officers informed the Committee that proposals for the introduction of electric vehicle charging points at various car park locations within the Borough were being considered. The Committee was informed that such facilities could be provided through a number of different suppliers and business models, and that careful consideration would be given to the appropriateness of each.

c)            Review of CCTV provision. The Committee considered that the review of CCTV provision included within its Key Priority Targets should include both the technical quality of footage required to enable its use in legal proceedings, and the Police’s willingness and resources to utilise such footage. Members of the Committee expressed concerns that both of these issues had informally been reported as being matters which reduced the effectiveness of the Council’s street scene CCTV provision in the past.

Following consideration, it was resolved:

(1)      That the Committee agreed its Key Priority Targets for 2019 to 2020 as set out at Annex 1.

 

 

38.

Vote of thanks

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked the Members for their support and help over the past year. The Committee thanked the Chairman for all his work on its behalf over the past year.