Agenda item

Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:


·       Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings or

·       Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers.


45.1      A Gloucester resident asked the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Memberfor Environment, Councillor Cook, what happened to waste from residents’ green boxes. Councillor Cook advised that different recyclates wereseparately baled and confirmed that only waste from black bins was sent toan incinerator although he stated that the resident would appreciate that some will put recyclable material in non recycling bins.


45.2      The resident referred to reports that Barton Street was one of the mostpolluted places in the country and asked if there were any plans for the CityCouncil to improve air quality in the area. Councillor Cook advised that theresponsibility upon the City council was a monitoring one and that it was required to notify the County Council should air pollution reach a particular threshold. He was not aware that anywhere had reached this threshold but should any area do so, the County Council would be informed - upon which,responsibility to take action would lie with that authority.