Agenda item - Member Involvement

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Agenda item

Member Involvement

To consider the following matters raised by Members:

 

(a)         Petitions: To receive any petitions;

 

(b)         Written Questions: To consider any written questions;

 

(c)          Letters: To consider any letters;

 

(i)           Road safety north and south of Preston Drove- Councillors Cattell, Littman, A Norman, K Norman and Taylor

 

(ii)           Parking in the Surrenden Road area- Councillor Taylor

 

(d)         Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Full Council or submitted directly to the Committee.

 

(i)           Government Resources & Waste Strategy

Minutes:

(C)     LETTERS

 

(i)           Road safety north and south of Preston Drove- Councillors Cattell, Littman, A Norman, K Norman and Taylor

 

74.1      The Committee considered a Letter from the Preston Park and Withdean ward councillors requesting the council act on a number of speeding and road safety issues in the Preston Drove area.

 

74.2      The Chair provided the following response:

 

“Thank you for your letter outlining residents’ concerns regarding road safety north and south of Preston Drove.

In relation to the Road safety issues you have outlined I have asked officers to investigate your concerns and report back to you directly in the coming weeks and they will be looking at how that can be accommodated in current work plans and budget allocations. In relation to your specific request to improve safety when considering future parking schemes, I can assure you that officers will always seek to improve road safety where possible as part of any new parking proposals and again, that would be done in discussion with the ward councillors who know their areas best. So, I hope that gives you and can give your residents some assurances that your list is being worked through and you will be contacted by officers at the earliest opportunity with some proposals”

 

74.3      RESOLVED- That the Committee note the Letter.

 

(ii)          Parking in the Surrenden Road area- Councillor Taylor

 

74.4      The Committee considered a Letter from Councillor Taylor requesting the committee review the parking scheme timetable with a view to immediately commence the proposed parking scheme consultation for the Surrenden Road area.

 

74.5      The Chair provided the following response:

 

“There is currently a priority parking scheme timetable which runs up until 2020/21 and this was agreed at the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in October 2017. This covers areas which have petitioned or shown strong support to the council for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Officer resource is currently committed to the parking schemes agreed on that timetable.

What we can offer is an assurance that the preparation work for the parking scheme consultation in the Surrenden area will begin in November 2019 so that all residents will receive the consultation first thing in January 2020.

An update report is due to be presented to the ETS Committee on 8th October 2019 on the parking scheme timetable. Officers will consider the points raised in your letter although any changes would require Committee approval and the timetable will be reviewed as part of this report to this Committee.

Alongside this I will also ask officers to consider the school enforcement in the area as resource has increased in recent months as I do appreciate the concerns that have been raised by residents”.

 

74.6      RESOLVED- That the committee note the Letter.

 

(D)      NOTICES OF MOTION

 

(i)           Government Resources & Waste Strategy

 

74.7      The Committee considered a Notice of Motion referred from the Full Council meeting of 31 January 2019 that requested the committee receive a report exploring options for re-negotiating the current PFI deal on waste and budgetary resources for a food waste pilot to commence in 2019/20.

 

74.8      The Chair provided the following response:

 

“The Notice of Motion requests a report detailing the options for budgetary resource for a food waste pilot in 2019/20.

This was detailed in the City Environmental Management Update report received by the committee in January 2019 as follows:

‘Veolia has recently confirmed that garden waste customers could, if they wish, put some types of food waste out for collection within their garden waste bins. The proposal would have the benefit of removing a further percentage of waste from the municipal waste stream to be turned into a useful product via in-vessel composting. The practicalities of this option need to be carefully explored and if a secure, hygienic system can be devised, it will be included within a further report to the committee on increasing recycling. Meanwhile, the council will be making a response to the forthcoming consultation on the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy that is expected to include proposals for food waste collection and Members will be kept informed’.

A positive response was provided to the NoM by Dr Therese Coffey MP including a recently undertaken consultation to ensure every appropriate business and householder has a weekly separate food collection with no net burden on local authorities. I will circulate that response to all committee members subsequent to the meeting”

 

74.9      RESOLVED- That the Committee note the Notice of Motion.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 17.55pm and reconvened at 18.00pm

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