Decisions

Decisions published

09/10/2019 - Waste and Recycling Proposals ref: 930    For Determination

To consider proposals for the waste management and recycling service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)     an investment of £135,000 per annum be approved for the lease of an additional Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) and crew for use on the garden waste service to be reviewed after 3 years.

 

(2)      a one-off investment of £38,000 be approved to pigeon proof the recycling shed for the purpose of Health and Safety, quality of recycled material and longevity of operational equipment/building.

 

(3)      business cases are developed based upon the latest information and market prices and that, where the case is beneficial, delegated authority is given to the Head of Place, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment to make the necessary investments:

(i)             a one-off capital investment for the upgrade of the existing aluminium/steel baler resulting in additional forecast income due to higher quality recyclates

(ii)            an investment in additional baler capacity to cater for all mixed fibres (paper and cardboard) resulting in additional forecast income due to higher quality recyclates

(iii)          a one-off investment for a communications campaign from November 2019 to market the benefits of recycling and the garden waste service our residents and promote the most effective ways of presenting waste for kerbside collection

 

(4)      the proposals around a glass screen contained in para 3.13 – 3.15 of the report are noted, and that if after further monitoring the situation there is a clear business case for implementation then the power to purchase the necessary equipment is delegated to the Head of Place.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Meyrick Brentnall


09/10/2019 - Gloucester Community Building Collective ref: 929    For Determination

To update Members on the progress made in establishing a CIC for the Community Building Project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  the progress in delivering community building activities in Gloucester be noted

 

(2)  secondments and placements from Gloucestershire County Council (Adult Social Care) and the Constabulary (PCSOs) are welcomed

 

(3)  the investment by Barnwood Trust of 2 days/week for a period of 52 weeks to mentor and facilitate the current team, further develop the Collective and undertake fund-raising be welcomed

 

(4)  the next steps in the development of the Collective to become a community led organisation from October 2021 be noted

 

(5)  the increasing national interest in our community building work, including our involvement in Nesta’s ‘Upstream Collective’, the Key Cities work and the Centre for Public Impact be noted

 

(6)  whilst plans for fund-raising are noted, the Council underwrite the salaries of the three City Council employed community builders until December 2020 amounting to £90,000 to provide job certainty and protect our investment in training and developing them as individuals and as a team

 

(7)  a Community Interest Company (CIC) for the purposes of community building be established, more specifically: -

a.    that the name of this company is ‘Gloucester Community Building Collective CIC’

b.    that the City Council is the sole member

c.     to note that the Leader intends to appoint the Council’s Corporate Director (Partnerships) and Head of Communities as the sole Directors

d.    that Cabinet nominate a charity in the event that the CIC is wound up

 

(8)  authority be delegated to the Corporate Director (Partnerships) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods to agree and enter into all necessary documentation to implement the above-mentioned recommendations, including the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Form CIC36 and Form INO1

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anne Brinkhoff


09/10/2019 - Armed Forces Community Covenant Update ref: 928    For Determination

To update Cabinet on the work done by Gloucester City Council to support current and ex-service personnel as part of the Gloucestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that work undertaken to support current and ex-service personnel as part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to the Covenant be endorsed.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ruth Saunders


 

 
 
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