Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

Minutes:

Resolved:  That Cllr McArthur be appointed Chairman of the Advisory Committee for 2019/20.

(Cllr McArthur in the Chair)

2.

Appointment of Vice Chairman

Minutes:

Resolved:  That Cllr Carroll be appointed Vice Chairman of the Advisory Committee for 2019/20.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting of the Direct & Trading Advisory Committee held on 9 October 2018, as a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the meeting of the Direct & Trading Advisory Committee held on 27 March 2019 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

Any interests not already registered.

Minutes:

No additional declarations of interest were made.

 

5.

Actions from Previous Meeting

Minutes:

There were none.

6.

Update from Portfolio Holder

Minutes:

The Cleaner & Greener Portfolio Holder, and Chairman, advised that she had recently met the Chief Officer and the relevant Heads of Service/Service Managers in order to get up to speed with her new Portfolio and would have more to report at the next meeting.

7.

Referral from Cabinet or the Audit committee

Minutes:

There were none.

8.

Role of the Advisory Committee and Key Challenges pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a presentation and report advising them as to the role of the Committee and the areas of responsibility including the key issues and challenges facing those areas, and took the opportunity to ask questions of clarification.

 

Resolved:  That the report be noted.

9.

Resources and Waste Strategy for England - Government Policy Paper pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report outlining the contents of the DEFRA resources and waste strategy released on 18 December 2018 along with details of the consultations on some main policy areas that were carried out in Spring 2019. 

 

Reponses to the consultations had been agreed with the Portfolio Holder for Direct and Trading Services prior to the submission deadline of 13 May 2019, and were produced for Members information.

 

In response to a question concerning final waste destination, the Chief Officer Environmental and Operational Services advised that the Kent Resource Partnership produced an Annual Materials End Destination Publication. With regards to recycling incentives, Members were advised that there would soon be short public videos to explain current recycling collection and disposal methods and it was mooted that collections to include food waste should be reinvestigated. The Environmental and Operational Services reported that a separate food waste collection for all Councils to deliver by 2023, was one of the proposals being put forward for consultation in the Waste and Resources Strategy

 

Resolved:  That the report be noted.

10.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The work plan be noted.

 

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