Decisions

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Decisions published

15/06/2020 - WORK PROGRAMME ref: 452    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment and Climate Change Committee

Made at meeting: 15/06/2020 - Environment and Climate Change Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Work Programme be approved.

 


15/06/2020 - HOME COMPOSTING ref: 454    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment and Climate Change Committee

Made at meeting: 15/06/2020 - Environment and Climate Change Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

A kerbside garden waste collection service was currently provided with around 20,000 residents subscribing to the scheme.  The materials collected as part of the garden waste collection are composted using an outdoor windrow system.  Due to biosecurity reasons food waste collected on a commercial scale (not individual households) can only be composted using enclosed invessel systems.  Subsequently the Council did not provide a kerbside collection service for composting of food waste. Home composting would provide residents the opportunity to dispose of food waste in an environmentally friendly way.  The Committee discussed ways to help residents with composting. Home stop off kits were proposed.

 

RESOLVED that the actions outlined in the recommendations for inclusion in the Climate Change and Green Futures action plan be approved.

 


15/06/2020 - CAPACITY FOR BURIALS AT CEMETERIES AND CHURCHYARDS ref: 451    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment and Climate Change Committee

Made at meeting: 15/06/2020 - Environment and Climate Change Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

The Committee noted the short, medium and long term capacities at the 10 burial grounds in Broxtowe and the capacity for new burials. Chilwell Muslim Section had not had any burials for five years which had been due to initial ground water problems.  Nottingham City had traditionally been the location of choice for burials. It was hoped this situation would change.

 

RESOLVED to:

1.          Cease using Beeston Cemetery for new burials once all of the remaining grave spaces have been allocated and utilise Chilwell Cemetery as the alternative.

2.          Enter into initial negotiations with the owners of the land to the east of Stapleford Cemetery with regards to a price for the land and a potential timescale to undertake a possible extension of the burial ground.


15/06/2020 - AIR QUALITY STATUS REPORT ref: 453    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment and Climate Change Committee

Made at meeting: 15/06/2020 - Environment and Climate Change Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

It is a requirement of DEFRA that all local authorities in England produce an Annual Status Report (ASR) in respect of air quality. This is intended to aid local transparency, increase accessibility of air quality to the wider public audience and encourage buy-in to delivering air quality improvement measures by those best placed to assist. Members discussed the ASR recently submitted by Broxtowe.

 

There was currently no local equipment to monitor air quality. It was hoped that local areas would work together to purchase this. The Committee discussed how residents could be encouraged to walk and cycle more.

 

RESOLVED that the 2020 Air Quality Status Report be approved for submission to DEFRA.

 


15/06/2020 - MINUTES ref: 450    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment and Climate Change Committee

Made at meeting: 15/06/2020 - Environment and Climate Change Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 February 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.