Meeting documents

South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee
Tuesday, 7th June, 2016

South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 7th June 2016
Time:
5:30pm
Place:
Queen Anne Suite, Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU
 

Attendance Details

Present:

London Borough of Croydon

Councillor Stuart Collins - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Clean Green Croydon (Chair)

Councillor Stuart King - Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment

 

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Councillor Phil Doyle - Portfolio Holder - Resident Services

Councillor Terry Paton

 

London Borough of Merton

Councillor Ross Garrod - Cabinet Member for Street Cleanliness and Parking

Councillor Martin Whelton - Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment & Housing

 

London Borough of Sutton

Councillor Manuel Abellan - Vice-Chair of the Environment & Neighbourhood Committee

Councillor Jill Whitehead - Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

Also present:
LB Croydon: Steve Iles (Director of Streets), Sean Murphy (Solicitor), Tom Lawrence (Service Manager)
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames: Linda Hall-Brunton (Commercial Procurement Project Manager), Andrea Keys (SLEP Contract Manager), Rachel Lewis (Head of Environment), Laura McGoohan (Project Support Officer), Rebecca Penneck (handing over to Linda Hall-Brunton)
LB Merton: Annie Baker (SLWP Strategic Partnership Manager), Charles Baker (Strategy & Commissioning Manger), Chris Lee (Director of Environment & Regeneration), Cormac Stokes (Head of Street Scene & Waste)
LB Sutton: Andreas Christophorou (Head of Communications), Matt Clubb (Executive Head of Environment Commissioning), Michael Mackie (Head of Finance Business Data & Reporting)
Independent Consultant: John Haynes (SLWP Communications Advisor, Brand Narrative)
Absent:
Jo Negrini (Executive Director of Place, LB Croydon)
Apologies for absence:
Jo Negrini (Executive Director of Place, LB Croydon)

Item Item/Resolution
MINUTES - PART A
A7/16 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR 2016/17

The retiring Chair, Cllr Stuart Collins, requested nominations for the Chair for the Municipal Year 2016-17.  Cllr Phil Doyle was nominated by Cllr Jill Whitehead and seconded by Cllr Terry Paton.
There were no other nominations, so Cllr Phil Doyle was elected unanimously as the Chair.

Cllr Phil Doyle then requested nominations for the Vice-Chair.  Cllr Jill Whitehead was nominated by Cllr Terry Paton and seconded by Cllr Stuart Collins.

There were no other nominations, so Cllr Jill Whitehead was elected unanimously as the Vice-Chair.

A8/16 DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

There were no disclosures of pecuniary interest not already published on the websites of the four boroughs.

A9/16 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH 2016

The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2016 were agreed as an accurate record, with the following amendment on Page 2:

Revision to the bullet point relating to the recycling campaign in Merton - this should be Sutton.

A10/16 URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

There was no urgent business.

A11/16 EXEMPT ITEMS

The Joint Waste Committee RESOLVED that the allocation of business between Part A and Part B of the Agenda be confirmed.

As no members of the public or press were in attendance, Part B items were discussed first. 

A12/16 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT REPORTING

Some concerns were expressed about the continued issues with the recycling rate.

Cllr Jill Whitehead asked for an update on the market situation for recycling plastics. The plastic market is improving slowly.  The Partnership is working with the Contractor and the rigid plastic re-processors who recycle the material. Currently contamination has to be picked out of this waste stream to meet criteria. The rigid plastic recycling rate should improve for next year.

A decrease in green waste was also noted at the HRRC sites. This is also mirrored at the kerbside. However, there is a possibility that site layout reconfiguration works have affected recent recycling rates.. An improvement should be seen in Qtr 1 and 2.

Cllr Ross Garrod mentioned the Beddington Community Fund and asked about accessing this fund for the partnership.
It was explained that a Panel will agree this as part of the Section 106 Agreement. Core members of the panel will flesh out the criteria for applying for funding. The terms of reference will define the geographical area. The 106 agreement will be circulated to Committee Members.

The Joint Waste Committee NOTED the content of the report.

A13/16 SOUTH LONDON WASTE PARTNERSHIP BUDGET UPDATE

Michael Mackie introduced the report:

  • Core activities is a £142k underspend for the year
  • The most significant variation since the budget update in March is that the Communications budget of £25,000 was not spent due to the Communications Officer not being in post until February
  • The outturn for the HRRC Procurement is confirmed at £116k
  • The outturn for all activities is a £198,000 underspend (£50k per authority

 

Members of the Committee asked if the committee can decide on improvements for the public, such as cameras so people can see how long queues for recycling are. The SLWP budget is a notional budget that is funded by equal contributions from the 4 partners. These contributions are only a part of each authority’s service budget and the underspends on SLWP activities may be offset by overspends on other budgets, therefore the underspend does not remain within the SLWP, so cannot be accessed for SLWP activities .
 

The Joint Waste Committee NOTED the report.

A14/16 SLWP ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PROCUREMENT PREFERRED BIDDER ENDORSEMENT REPORT

The Committee noted that the Contracts were initially for an 8 year period. The contract would allow strict monitoring of the Contractors' performance, which will be reported back to the Waste Partnership. 

The Joint Waste Committee RESOLVED to

  • Endorse the appointment of Veolia ES (UK) Limited as Preferred Bidder in relation to the procurement exercise that has been undertaken by the South London Waste Partnership for waste collection, street cleaning, winter maintenance and vehicle procurement and maintenance (Lot 1);
  • Endorse the appointment of Amey LG Limited as the Reserved Bidder for the Lot 1 services;
  • Endorse the appointment of The Landscape Group Limited as Preferred Bidder in relation to the procurement exercise that has been undertaken by the South London Waste Partnership for parks and grounds maintenance (Lot 2 - Sutton and Merton only*)
  • Endorse the appointment of Veolia ES (UK) Limited as the Reserved Bidder for the Lot 2 Services.

 

(*N.B. Lot 2 - Croydon and Kingston have the option to join the scheme later)

A15/16 ANY OTHER BUSINESS

The next meeting will be on 13 September at Kingston.

A16/16 PART A SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS OF EXEMPT PART

B1 – Risk Register

There were no questions.

 

B3 - Interim Residual Waste Procurement

The Joint Waste Committee AGREED:

  • to approve the principle of the SLWP progressing an interim residual waste disposal contract based on the strategy set out in the report
  • to delegate the implementation of the procurement strategy, including the detail, to the Chair of the Management Group acting in consultation with the wider Management Group, the Chair of the Joint Waste Committee and the Legal Lead of the Partnership
MINUTES - PART B
B17/16 RISK REGISTER
  • Report (205K/bytes)
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    Risk Register (366K/bytes)
B18/16 APPENDIX TO AGENDA ITEM 9 - PREFERRED BIDDER AWARD REPORT
  • Appendix to Part A Agenda Item 9 (2M/bytes)
B19/16 INTERIM RESIDUAL WASTE PROCUREMENT
  • Part B Report (293K/bytes)
The meeting ended at 6:40pm