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To receive apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were tabled for Councillor Judith Skinner and Councillor Anton Dani. No substitute members in attendance.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive declarations of interests in respect of any item on the agenda.
No declarations of interest were tabled.
A report by the Head of Environmental Operations
It is recorded that this Call-In was activated on the 1 November 2019 when the Call-In Form was received which had been signed by Councillors Richard Austin, Peter Bedford, Paul Goodale and Peter Watson.
The Head of Environmental Operations presented the report. Committee were advised that the recommendations they made at their last meeting on the 24 September 2019 in respect of the Replacement Domestic Wheeled Bin Charges, had not been accepted by Cabinet at its meeting on the 23 October 2019. In accordance with procedure, members had activated a Call-In of that decision within five working days of that Cabinet meeting.
The Chairman then invited the four members who had activated the Call-In to explain their reasons for doing so, with questions to the Portfolio Holder and Head of Environmental Operations being included within this part of the procedure. The members addressed the committee in order of their signing of the Call-In form with the reasons and concerns noted below:
Alternatively, end of life bins could easily be damaged whilst on the actual lorry and with the current age of the bins, that could result in the Council being responsible for possibly 90% of replacement bins making the charge irrelevant. If so then what would be the point of the charge?