Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Hanley and Todd.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.
Councillor Nicolson gave a personal explanation with regard to any item which discussed the Heart of Cumbria Limited, as he was a Director of the Company.
Councillor Owen gave a personal explanation with regard to any item which discussed the Heart of Cumbria Limited, as he was a Director of the Company.
Councillor Eyles gave a personal explanation in that he was recording the meeting for personal purposes.
1. the public minutes Cl/18/07/19 to Cl/31/07/19; and
2. the confidential minutes Cl/31/07/19
of the meeting of Council held on 11 July 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).
1. The public minutes Cl/18/07/19 to Cl/31/07/19; and
2. The confidential minute Cl/31/07/19
of the meeting of the Council held on 11 July 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.
The Chairman welcomed Councillor Helen Fearon, the new Member for Penrith South to the Council following her win at the by-election on 5 September 2019.
The Chairman also welcome Les Clark, the new Director of People and Place to the Council.
The Chairman updated members on his attendance at recent events:
· 16 July – University of Cumbria degree and award ceremony, Carlisle Cathedral, and Ullswater Steamers 160th Anniversary Cruise;
· 22 August – attended the funeral of former Councillor Eric Wooff;
· 24 August – attended Proclamation of Great Fair in Carlisle; and
· 31 August – attended Welcome Service for the new Cumbria District Chair
Questions by the Public
To receive questions from the public under Rule 10 of the Constitution
The following questions were received under Rule 10 of the Constitution:
1. Mr J Davies asked the following question of the Services Portfolio Holder:
“Given a climate emergency has just been declared by Eden Council at the full meeting on the 11th July can the leader confirm how the recycling is dealt with that is collected across Eden by the councils collection contractor given reports it's potentially been shipped to China and other nations with the large carbon footprint this has in transport terms and then the materials are been left to stand in fields rotting.”
The Services Portfolio Holder responded as follows:
“Recycling across the District is collected by and becomes the ownership of the collection Contractor and as such the Council has very little control over the final destinations as long as the appropriate legislation is followed.
In terms of destination at present materials are sent to Deeside, Rutland, Ellesmere Port, Rochdale, Warrington, Huddersfield and Carlisle.
No materials are currently transported outside of the UK.”
Mr Davies then asked a supplementary question asking how it could be validated that the waste was not going abroad if the Council had very little control over the final destination.
The Services Portfolio Holder responded that there were legal requirements to keep the collections within the UK.
Councillor Hanley arrived at 6.59pm.