Councillors J Chapman and K Yallop

We attended a members briefing on Wednesday 21st February where the report on the proposed new kerbside and recycling and street cleaning contract was explained.

 

At the moment weekly black sacks collect 600 tonnes a year, food waste is 35 tonnes, 100 tonnes of card and 25 tonnes of tin. Also approx. 7000 customers are registered to the garden waste equating to 50 tonnes.

 

Tendring only have a recycling rate of 28%. The cost of the new contract will be 4.639 million to just stay as we are.

 

Several options were explained and the consultants (White Young and Green) explained that Veolia are good value for money. To help save money it is proposed to tip at Ardleigh instead of Clacton who charge more if ECC agree.

 

At the moment it is out for public consultation, Wheelie bins for residential use with 2 weekly collection. But 11,000 homes have been identified as not being able to have wheeled bins and will remain with black sacks, i.e. lower town areas of Brightlingsea Recycling to stay as it is. Food waste still weekly. There will be collections on 5 out of 8 bank holidays.

 

Large families can apply for extra black bag allowance (side waste) Clinical waste is a separate service.

 

On street cleaning there will be increased reactive cleaning, intelligent seasonal cleaning. Beach cleaning and bins emptied 2x daily from Easter to September, school holidays and Bank holidays.

 

Julian Ashley – Senior Divisional Officer from the Essex Fire and Rescue Service then gave a briefing on how they are working with Essex Police.

 

Councillor J Chapman, G Steady and K Yallop

All attended the Pride of Tendring Awards when Steve Houston, Alix Sheppard and the Brightlingsea Litter Pickers collected their awards, once again highlighting the various type of volunteers we have in our town.

 

Councillor Steady

Attended a special Corporate Management Committee meeting on 26th February which was a discussion on how overview and scrutiny will take place on the new committee structure, which will become active in the new financial year.

 

26th February – Attended Joint Use Committee meeting for the Sports Centre where a report on attendances and classes held was given.

 

6th March – attended the Electoral Review group, where committee numbers and structures were discussed.

 

7th March – attended a Peer Group meeting which took the form of 1 serving councillor and one officer, who were from Bradford City Council and Gloucester City Council respectively. They were doing a review of the working practices of Tendring District Council. I attended in my capacity as Chairman of a Overview and Scrutiny Committee. They will be compiling a report, which will be circulated.

 

12th March – Attended a Corporate Management Committee meeting where the quarterly review was undertaken.

 

Councillor Yallop

Attended Community Leadership and Partnership Committee on 19th February.

 

Greater Anglia gave a presentation on Greater Anglia services. The presentation included information on the following:

 

New trains – operating from Spring 2019

Ticket and product improvements

Mobile app;

Ticket vending machines

Improvements to disruptions;

Staff training

Ticket office changes

Industrial relations

Going forward-the next year.