Agenda and draft minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 5.00 pm, MOVED

Venue: Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX. View directions

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

Link: watch_the_meeting

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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence





Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Seal.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of pecuniary interest.




There were no declarations of interests relating to matters on the agenda.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To receive the Minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 24 August and 19 September 2021.





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The minutes of the meetings held on 24 August and 29 September 2021 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.



Changes to Glass Recycling Bank Collection Arrangements (Item 16 of the Work Plan) pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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The Committee considered a draft Cabinet Report “Changes to Glass Recycling Banks” and a report of a Task and Finish Group which had investigated the proposed changes set out in the draft report.


The Committee examined, via a question and answer session, the following aspects of the two reports:


           The proposed locations and volume of skips proposed for each location

           The reasons for the proposed changes and why some areas had not been included in the proposed new scheme

           The benefits and disbenefits of the proposed changes

           The feasibility of introducing a glass collection service like the service provided by East Hampshire District Council

           The communications strategy required to help introduce the changes to the existing glass bank collection


The Committee was advised by Councillor Kennett, the lead for the Task and Finish Group, that he was satisfied that the recommendations of the Task and Finish Group had been addressed.


The Committee sought assurances from the Officers and the Cabinet Lead that before the proposed changes would be submitted for approval:


(a)        the feasibility of siting a new skip at the Lidls’ site on Hayling Island would be investigated and


(b)        any discrepancies in the draft report would be corrected.


The Committee considered that the Council should take advantage of the ward councillors’ local knowledge to identify the best locations and number of skips required for each location before it approved the proposed changes.


RESOLVED that Cabinet be recommended that ward councillors be consulted on the locations and volume of bins to be placed at each location before the changes to glass recycling banks are considered by Cabinet.


Work Programme


The Committee also received updates on the work of the following Task and Finish Groups investigating:


i)          Members’ IT / paperless agenda / as part of the Digital Strategy; and


ii)         the response to Covid 19 - Disbursement of Business Grants.