Agenda and minutes

East London Waste Authority
Monday, 6 April 2009 1:00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Dagenham

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Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor M Aaron and Councillor A Weinberg.


Minutes(12 February 2009) pdf icon PDF 72 KB


The minutes were noted and agreed.


Matters Arising


The previous minutes (number 1642) stated that there would be a further report on the Review of Governance Arrangements at this meeting.  Consultants are in the process of concluding their interviews and therefore there will now be a report on the results at the next meeting on 22 June 2009.


Budgetary Control to February 2009 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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The Finance Director highlighted the issues of the report and the reasons for the budget variations and the impact on the following year’s levy.  The Executive Director will write to members to explain the deductions and penalties applied under the contract and included in these figures.  We have noted the report.


Contract Monitoring to February 2009 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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We have received the Assistant Executive Directors report and appendices.  He explained that the weather had an impact early in the month.  However, there have only been 6 penalties against about 600 Bring Sites.  In some instances there was a loss of recycling for a short period following the disruption caused by the poor weather.


The Assistant Executive Director explained section 3 of his report on notifications received by Shanks including an electrical problem and a fire at Jenkins Lane and the contingencies were put in place.


The contract recycling performance for February was 19.7%


The Executive Director explained that about 1% of the recycling in February had related to stocks from a previous period.  The Assistant Executive Director will write to Members with further explanations of stock movements.


Members requested that in future the commentary in the report should refer to both the monthly and the accumulative performance figures.


Members were reminded of the importance of the Boroughs working together to improve performance.


The report was noted.


Waste Management to February 09 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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We have received the Assistant Executive Director’s report who referred to paragraph 2.1 and generally satisfactory performance against New National Performance Framework.


The Assistant Executive Director advised on the latest position on the current consultations on the definition of municipal waste and also on the market, for solid recovered fuel and recyclate materials.


We have noted this report.


Service Delivery Plan 2010-11 to 2014-15 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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We have considered this report about the service delivery plan for 2010/11 to 2014/15.


The appendix shows the Authority’s current strategy that the Authority and Constituent Councils had agreed in 2006.


The Executive Director said that future strategies would need to consider climate charge and carbon issues as well as the Government’s Waste Strategy and the strategy of the Greater London Authority.


The Executive Director said the contractual waste disposal structure was now in place and this was the right time to consider future infrastructure needs.


The Chair reminded the boroughs that they should be discussing this subject and bringing the results to the meeting.


London Waste and Recycling Board pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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The Executive Director introduced his report and referred to the strategy adopted for the submission of the expression of interest from ELWA, Shanks and the Boroughs.


This report was agreed.


Policies and Procedures - Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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We have received the Draft Code of Conduct which followed the guidelines outlined in the consultation document.  The recognition agreement would be considered in due course.


We have agreed the recommendation to:-


(i)  approve the attached Draft Code of Conduct


(ii)  review the Code when the Department for Communities and Local Government issue their final guidelines at the conclusion of the current Consultation.


Chair: ………………………………..

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