Agenda and minutes

Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel - Thursday, 14 March 2019 7:00 pm

Venue: Rooms 11/12/13, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN

Contact: Laura Johnston, Performance and Governance Lead Specialist Tel: 023 8068 8041 Email:  Natalie Wigman, Corporate Director Tel: 023 8068 8405 Email:

No. Item


Public Participation


There was no public participation on this occasion.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019.


It was AGREED -


That the Minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 7 February 2019 be noted by the Committee.


Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.


There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.


Waste Policy pdf icon PDF 117 KB


The Panel considered a report by the Strategy Lead for Environment highlighting changes to the Council’s Waste Policy.  The Panel welcomed the report and the following key points were noted:


  • The wording relating to assisted collections to be amended in relation to equalities
  • A concern over the double bagging of animal waste and how easy it would be to enforce this, also this increases the use of single use plastic
  • That the policy states that only biodegradable bags with the specified logo be used when not all bags have this label
  • Change the wording around Christmas Working arrangements to be more explicit about delays to collections (i.e as a result of weather)
  • That non-council provided bins are no larger than the sizes specified in the Council waste policy
  • That controlled waste materials are not part of the general domestic waste policy




That the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel commented on the proposed revisions to the Waste Policy.


Corporate Action Plan pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:


The Panel considered a report by the Strategic Planning Manager outlining the Council’s draft Corporate Action Plan (CAP) 2019/20. 




That the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel:


(1)  Commented on the attached draft Corporate Action Plan for 2019/20 and;

(2)  Considered the performance of the plan during 2019/20 and made the following recommendations:


  i.  Local Area Plans to be included in the CAP in their entirety;


  ii.  Portfolio Plans need to be more detailed and include SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) performance measures; and


  iii.  The Panel would like an action in the Environment Portfolio Plan that the Council lobbies Hampshire County Council about increasing the types of waste to be recycled.


(NOTE: Councillor Parker-Jones abstained from the vote as she wanted the see the document again prior to approval)


Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 60 KB


The Panel considered the Forward Plan of Key Decisions.


It was AGREED that the report be noted.


Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel's Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 44 KB


Panel members considered their Work Programme to March 2020.


It was AGREED that the Work Programme be noted and items relating enforcement and Houses of Multiple Occupation were raised as future items.