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Street Scene, Waste and Parking - Response to Covid 19

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

(Report of Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services)

 

The report provided updates on progress with the themes/activities identified within the Street Scene, Waste and Parking section of the approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy. This included updates within Street Scene and Waste on service performance, the roll out of the new service arrangements to flats/communal areas, the reintroduction of the weekend bulky collection service, subscriptions for garden waste and the transfer of public conveniences to Parish Councils. Additionally, updates were provided on the timescales for the introduction of new car parking charges, consultation on parking charges in Aylesford and Martin Square car parks and for the potential introduction of digital payment options to car parks.

 

Following consideration by the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services resolved that:

 

(1)             the update to the approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy be noted;

 

(2)             the reintroduction of the Weekend Bulky Waste Collection (Saturday Freighter Service) be considered following the completion of a full health and safety assessment and receipt of  reassurance that appropriate measures can be implemented to ensure the safety of those using and operating it;

 

(3)             the trial/pilot roll-out of the new service arrangements for flats and communal properties takes place in a designated area of Tonbridge in January 2021, with the intention to roll it out across the rest of the Borough in March/April/May 2021; and

 

(4)            the reduction of Bring Bank/Recycling sites across the Borough be commenced prior to the new service provision being rolled out to the flats and communal properties.   

Publication date: 09/10/2020

Date of decision: 05/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/10/2020 - Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board

Effective from: 17/10/2020

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