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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room B

Contact: Sharon Davis  Scrutiny Manager

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned either a

 

(a)   personal interest

(b)   prejudicial interest

(c)    disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

 

and

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

2.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Minutes:

The Advisory Board agreed that under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the restricted set of minutes within Item 3 ‘Minutes of the last meeting held on 17 September 2019’ and the whole of Item 4 ‘Blackpool Transport Services’ on the grounds that they would involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

3.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 17 SEPTEMBER 2019 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting held on 17 September 2019 as a true and correct record.

 

(This item contains commercially sensitive information which is exempt from publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Advisory Board considered the minutes of the last meeting held on 17 September 2019, noting that there was a public and restricted version.

 

The Advisory Board agreed that the minutes of the meeting be signed by the Chairman as a true and correct record.

4.

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To provide a summary of performance as at 30 June 2019 and to provide an update on the recent work of the Company.

 

(This item contains commercially sensitive information which is exempt from publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The press and public were excluded prior to the consideration of this item as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act).

 

Ms Jane Cole, Managing Director, Mr James Carney, Finance Director and Councillor Paul Galley, Chairman, all Blackpool Transport Services (BTS), provided an update on the recent work undertaken by the company including a summary of performance for Quarter 1, 2019/2020 and the company’s financial position for the same period.

 

The Advisory Board discussed the information provided in detail and agreed to note the update.

 

(Ms Jane Cole, Managing Director, Mr James Carney, Finance Director and Councillor Paul Galley, Chairman, Ms Natalie Harrison, Management Trainee, all Blackpool Transport Services left the meeting following the conclusion of this item.)

5.

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To provide a summary of key performance indicators and an update on the recent work of the Company.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mr John Hawkin, Managing Director, Blackpool Waste Services Limited (BWS) and Councillor Adrian Hutton, Chairman, BWS provided an update on the recent work of the Company and an overview of the draft key performance indicators to be reported on to future Shareholder’s Advisory Board meetings.


Mr Hawkin reported that monthly monitoring meetings were being held between BWS and the Council and that through those meetings a number of service improvement proposals had been identified to date including ‘Bags to bins’, increasing recycling, developing partnership working, the introduction of battery recycling and waste of electrical and electronic equipment collections and a new communication plan.

 

The ‘Clean sweep focus’ was described in detail, with Mr Hawkin setting out proposals to ensure better collaborative working between Blackpool Council Street Scene and an increased staff capacity at BWS to ensure all rubbish and detritus was removed from the streets as part of the kerbside recycling collection process.

 

The Advisory Board went on to consider the proposed key performance indicators and discussed the financial indicator ‘cost per household of the domestic collection service’ in detail. It was noted that the figure related to the cost of disposal based on weight and that problems arose should any loads of recyclable material be contaminated and the level of that contamination. It was noted the value of the indicator would be improved by including a comparison to other authorities within the Council’s family group and a national average.

6.

DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

To note the date and time of the next meeting as Tuesday 5 November 2019, commencing at 2.00pm.

Minutes:

The date and time of the next meeting was agreed as Tuesday, 5 November 2019, commencing at 2.00pm.