Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

2.

Absence of Members

3.

Declarations of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any) pdf icon PDF 108 KB

    Minutes:

    Martin Hurrell made a public comment in relation to item 6 (Member’s Item in the name of Cllr Alan Schneiderman – North Finchley CPZ). Members asked questions following the comments, which were then answered by Martin Hurrell.

     

    Maria Byrne made a public comment in relation to item 6 (Member’s Item in the name of Cllr Alan Schneiderman – North Finchley CPZ). Members asked questions following the comments, which were then answered by Maria Byrne.

     

    Mrs Mankin made a public comment in relation to item 12 (Pesticide free Barnet).

     

    John Dix made a public comment in relation to item 7 (Separate Food Waste Collection Cessation). Members asked questions following the comments, which were then answered by John Dix.

     

    Details of the written comments and questions, and the published answers were provided with the agenda papers for the meeting.

     

    Oral responses were given to the supplementary questions at the meeting and the audio recording of the questions and responses are publicly available online.

6.

Members' Items pdf icon PDF 233 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the following Members Items:

     

    1.    Councillor Alan Schneiderman – North Finchley CPZ

     

    Councillor Schneiderman introduced the item and requested that the Committee supported his Member’s Item.

     

    The chairman moved that the item be voted on as circulated.

     

    Following the vote the Committee,

     

    RESOLVED to approve the implementation of an experimental mini zone covering Highwood Avenue, Limes Avenue and Frederick's Place from 9:00am – 9:30pm Monday to Sunday. Following a review period of up to 1 year, a public consultation process will begin, (the area of which will be delegated to the Chief Officer, in consultation with Local Ward Councillors to agree perimeter controls in the area).

     

    ·         Councillor Geof Cook - Fixed Penalty Notice process – fly tipping

     

    Councillor Cooke introduced the item and requested that the Committee supported his Member’s Item. Having considered the item:

     

    The Committee RESOLVED

     

    1.    To instruct officers to urgently examine the option to provide a lower rate for a 1st offences for occupants of residences for FPN issued for littering/fly tipping in the vicinity of their home.

     

    2.    Maintain the availability of a review process for members to review any FPN issued to residents.

7.

Separate Food Waste Collection Cessation pdf icon PDF 400 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Director of Environment introduced the report and drew the committee attention to the letters from the GLA dated 7 September 2018, that were published as a supplementary report. In view of ongoing discussion and correspondence, he suggested making an amendment to recommendation to 2 and an additional recommendation 4. The item and officer report was debated.

     

    The Chairman therefore moved an amendment, that was seconded by Councillor Zinkin, to recommendation 2 to read as follows:

     

    That the Environment Committee approve stopping suspending all separate household food waste collections from 4th November 2018 until further notice.

     

    The committee voted as follows

     

    For – 6

    Against – 4

    Abstain -  0

     

    The motion was therefore carried

     

    The Chairman also moved a new recommendation 4, that was seconded by Councillor Zinkin as follow:

     

    To instruct officers to work with partners organisation in early 2019 to submit a reduction and recycling plan that represents a trajectory that is best environmental and economical solution for the Borough.

     

    The committee voted as follows

     

    For – 6

    Against – 4

    Abstain -  0

     

    The motion was therefore carried

     

    Councillor Schneiderman moved an amendment to recommendation 2 that was seconded by Councillor Cooke

     

    That the Environment Committee continue separate household food waste collections and accept the GLA offer for an independent review of the Borough’s Food waste collection.

     

    The committee voted as follows

     

    For – 4

    Against – 6

    Abstain -  0

     

    This motion was therefore lost

     

    The committee then voted on the recommendations, as amended, as follows:

     

    For – 6

    Against – 4

    Abstain - 0

     

    The Committee therefore resolved

     

    1.    To review and note the consultation discussions and correspondence with Mayor of London since the Environment Committee meeting on 5th June.

     

    2.    To approve suspending all separate household food waste collections from 4th November 2018 until further notice.

     

    3.    To approve the promotion of the options set out in Appendix M, which enable residents to recycle/compost food waste at home.

     

    4.    Instruct officers to work with partners organisation in early 2019 to submit a reduction and recycling plan that represents a trajectory that is best environmental and economical solution for the Borough.

8.

Recycling and Waste Strategy 2016 to 2030 - Update on progress pdf icon PDF 322 KB

9.

Implementation of the Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Strategy pdf icon PDF 325 KB

10.

Provision of Bus Shelters, automatic toilets and borough wide advertising pdf icon PDF 355 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Director of Environment introduced the report and confirmed that no toilets would be removed until alternative arrangements were put in place as explained in the report.

     

    The Chairman invited Members to indicate whether they had any questions regarding the information contained in the exempt report, which would require the Committee to go into private session. There were none.

     

    Following discussion Councillor Schneiderman moved a motion that was seconded by Councillor Cooke to amend recommendation 1 to read as follows:

     

    That the Committee approves the re-commissioning of bus shelters, but notes

    that a separate report will be presented to a future Environment Committee to determine the number of bus shelters to be provided under new contractual arrangements ensuring that the current number of bus shelters are maintained under any new contractual arrangements

     

    The committee voted as follows

     

    For – 4

    Against - 6

    Abstain - 0

     

    The motion was therefore lost.

     

    Councillor Cooke then moved a new recommendation 5 that was seconded by Councillor Schneiderman as follows

     

    That any proposal to add new advertisement on council land where it doesn’t already exist should consult local ward councillors.

     

    The committee voted as follows

     

    For – 4

    Against - 6

    Abstain - 0

     

    The motion was therefore lost.

     

    The committee then voted on the recommendations as originally drafted.

     

    The committee voted as follows

     

    For – 6

    Against – 0

    Abstain – 4

     

    The committee therefore resolved

     

    1.    To approve the re-commissioning of bus shelters, but notes that a separate report will be presented to a future Environment Committee to determine the number of bus shelters to be provided under new contractual arrangements.

     

    2.    To approve the advertising policy attached at Appendix 2.

     

    3.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Environment to:

     

    (a) Grant consent under the Highway Act 1980 for the erection of objects or structures for the purposes of advertising and to permit advertising to be placed on existing structures in accordance with the policy at Appendix 2 and subject to following statutory processes and obtaining relevant statutory consents.

     

    (b) Enter into contractual arrangements with service providers to facilitate the provision of advertising on highway land and other Council land to facilitate the policy intentions in Appendix 2 (c) Enter into a licence for highway land and lease or licence arrangements for other Council land as appropriate to facilitate the policy intentions in Appendix 2.

     

    4.    To the removal of the existing Automatic Public Conveniences (APCs) on expiry of the existing contract and to delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Environment to establish alternative public convenience provision via local businesses and other Council buildings.

11.

Pesticide Free Barnet pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Director for Environment introduced the item.

     

    Following the consideration of the report the Chairman move the item to the vote and the committee voted as follows.

     

    For – 6

    Against – 4

    Abstain – 0

     

    The committee therefore resolved to note the guidance issued by the EU Commission and UK bodies in relation to the use of Glyphosate, which will be monitored by Officers in line with good practice in relation to the treatment and management of weeds and invasive species.

12.

Draft Barnet Domestic Crossover Policy pdf icon PDF 269 KB

13.

Quarter 1 201819 Environment Performance Report pdf icon PDF 366 KB

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Director for Environment introduced the item.

     

    Following the consideration of the report the Chairman moved the item to the vote and the committee unanimously agreed

     

    To review the financial, performance and risk information for Q1 2018/19 and make a referral to Financial Performance and Contracts Committee in accordance with the terms of reference of these Committees.

14.

Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 90 KB

15.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent