Agenda

Venue: County Hall, Oxford

Contact: Julie Dean  Email: julie.dean@oxfordshire.gov.uk; Tel: (01865) 815322

Items
No. Item

SECTION 1 - ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Note: Oxfordshire Waste Partnership members can participate in the discussion of items in this Section of the agenda but may not vote.

1.

Apologies for Absence and Notification of Deputy Members

9:30

 

Please contact Julie Dean (Tel: 01865 815322) to give apologies and advise of attendance by the named Deputy Member).

2.

Declaration of Interest - see guidance note

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the Environment Partnership held on 20 January 2012 (Minute no. 1/12 – 6/12 inclusive) (EP3) and to receive information arising from them.

4.

Low Carbon Communities Programme End of Project Report pdf icon PDF 196 KB

9:35

 

The report (EP4) evaluates the achievements of this LAA 1 funded project, and how the work is being carried forward.

 

The Environment Partnership is RECOMMENDED to note the report.

 

 

5.

Thermal Imaging in Transition Eynsham

9:45

 

There will be a presentation by a representative from Transition Eynsham.

6.

Green Deal pdf icon PDF 116 KB

10:00

 

A presentation will be given by Brad Hook, a representative of United Sustainable Energy Agency, on Green Deal. The attached introductory report accompanies the presentation (EP6).

 

The Environment Partnership is asked to:

(a)  note the potential multiple benefits of the Green Deal and the investment opportunity it offers;

(b)  consider whether the Partnership wishes to receive monitoring reports on the progress of the Green Deal in Oxfordshire; and

(c)   consider whether they wish to receive a more detailed report exploring the feasibility of collaboration between Councils to support the scheme.

 

 

7.

Schools Carbon Reduction Strategy pdf icon PDF 226 KB

10:20

 

A report (EP7) is provided on the Schools Carbon Reduction Strategy and support services.

 

The Environment Partnership is asked to note the report.

8.

Cherwell District Council's work on energy and climate change pdf icon PDF 95 KB

10:30

 

A presentation will be given by Chiko Wade on Cherwell District Council’s work on energy and climate change. This is accompanied by the attached report (EP8).

 

The Environment Partnership is asked to note the report.

SECTION 2 - MATTERS RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP AND WASTE PARTNERSHIP JOINTLY

Note: OWP and EP members can participate in the discussion of items in this Section of the agenda.  It is comes to a vote, OWP an EP members will need to vote separately.

9.

Petitions and Addresses

10:50

SECTION 3 - WASTE PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Note: Environment Partnership members can participate in the discussion of items in this Section of the agenda but may not vote.

10.

Apologies for Absence and Notification of Deputy Members

Please contact Julie Dean (Tel: 01865 815322) to give apologies and advise of attendance by the Deputy Member).

11.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note

12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve the minutes of the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership Joint Committee held on 20 January 2012 (OWP12) (Minutes 7/12 to 19/12 inclusive) and to receive information arising from them.

13.

Financial Arrangements pdf icon PDF 61 KB

10:50

 

The report will provide an update (OWP13) on financial arrangements payments for the year to date and set out an estimated value for the year-end adjustment to payments. The report also provides a brief update on work to review the targets within the agreement.

 

The Waste Partnership are RECOMMENDED to note the financial arrangements payments as set out in Appendix 1 and also the forecast year end adjustment figures as set out in Appendix 2.

Additional documents:

14.

Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy draft Action Plan for 2012/13 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

11:00

 

To consider a draft action plan for 2012/13 – 2014/15 in support of the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) (OWP14).

 

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership is asked to agree the action plan as set out at Appendix 1.

 

Additional documents:

15.

Performance Monitoring - Update pdf icon PDF 114 KB

11:10

 

A quarterly update on the performance of Oxfordshire Waste Partnership is provided at OWP15.

 

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership is RECOMMENDED to note the report and that further information on the risk identified in table 1 is brought to the next meeting.

Additional documents:

16.

Residual Waste Treatment Project - Update pdf icon PDF 65 KB

11:15

 

The report will give an update on progress made in respect of the Residual Waste Treatment Project (OWP16).

 

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership are RECOMMENDED to:

a)       note and support the progress made on the residual waste treatment project; and

b)     note and support the progress made on the procurement of a bulking and haulage contract for the efficient delivery of waste to the Ardley EfW facility.

17.

New Initiatives Fund Projects (NIF) - Completed Evaluations and Update on Outstanding Projects pdf icon PDF 69 KB

11:20

 

To report the findings of recently completed New Initiatives Fund (NIF) post-project evaluations and to provide an update on the progress of projects with outstanding funding claims (OWP17).

 

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership are RECOMMENDED:

(a)              to note the NIF project evaluations at Appendix 1 and the update on spending plans for outstanding commitments at Appendix 2;

(b)              that any committed funds that are not supported by agreed spending plans by the June 2012 meeting be returned to the NIF central fund, and;

(c)               recommendations on the allocation of any remaining NIF funding are brought to the June meeting.

Additional documents:

18.

Review of Effectiveness of Internal Audit pdf icon PDF 65 KB

11:35

 

The report reviews the effectiveness of the Internal Audit (OWP18).

 

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership is RECOMMENDED that the review findings set out within this report are noted and that the Partnership raises any concerns it may have with regards to the efficacy of the OWP internal audit function.

 

 

Additional documents:

19.

Proposed Bicester Reuse Centre

11:40

 

An update will be provided on the project aims and hoped-for achievements of the project, prior to a more extensive report to a future meeting.

20.

Consultation on Refreshing the Oxfordshire Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 63 KB

11:45

 

The Partnership is asked to agree a draft 5 year review and refresh of the Oxfordshire Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) for public consultation (OWP20).

 

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership are RECOMMENDED to approve the JMWMS consultation document, summary document and draft action plan for public consultation commencing in May 2012.

Additional documents: