Decision details

Minutes of the meeting of Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning Working Party held 6 January 2022

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

The Cabinet considered the recommendations of the Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning Working Party held on 6 January 2022 concerning the Notices of Motion referred to the Working Party by Council.

 

Resolved:

 

That the recommendations of the Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning Working Party concerning the Notices of Motion set out below, be approved:

 

a) Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill

 

1. That the Notice of Motion be noted and that the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill be formally and publicly supported and that officers inform the local media of this decision, in conjunction with the decision to join UK100.

 

2. That officers liaise with Southend’s key stakeholders requesting their public support for the CEE Bill.

 

3. That officers write to the CEE Bill Alliance to formally confirm that the Council fully supports the Bill.

 

b) Going Green

 

That the Notice of Motion be noted and the creation of a Southend Going Green Grant Scheme to enable the Council to work with local organisations on local green initiatives and the allocation of £85,000 to the scheme, be approved in principle, subject to a further report to be considered by the Working Party setting out the final scope, application criteria and resources.

 

c) Personal Water Craft / Jet Ski’s

 

1. That the Notice of Motion, be noted.

 

2. That officers write to Hywel Williams MP for Arfon and the two local MPS (Southend West and Rochford and Southend East) setting out the Council’s support for the proposed parliamentary bill calling for greater controls of Personal Water Craft.

 

3. That, in the event that the current Bill is not being pursued, the local MPs be requested to promote such legislation in consultation with other coastal MPs.

 

d) Use of Glyphosate in Parks and Open Spaces

 

1.That the Notice of Motion be noted.

 

2. That it be noted that alternative methods for the control of unwanted vegetation were being investigated by officers and that further recommendations will be presented once the proposals were fully developed.  Any changes will need to be considered as part of future budget setting.

 

e) Net Zero and UK100

 

1. That the Notice of Motion be noted.

 

2. That the Council joins UK100 and reaffirms its pledge towards Net Zero emissions by 2030.  The link to the UK100 website to be provided to all Councillors.

 

f) Bee Bus Stops and Green Roofs

 

1. That the Notice of Motion be noted.

 

2. That it be noted that a further report will be presented to the Working Party covering the wider aspects of the proposals set out in the Notice of Motion.

 

Reasons for decision:

 

To respond to the Notices of Motion.

 

Other options:

 

None.

 

Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney

Publication date: 14/01/2022

Date of decision: 13/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:

 

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