To seek approval to recommend to Council to establish formal arrangements to continue the Pride in South Holland programme for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 and to provide an update on Untidy Sites and to advise Members of structural changes consequent upon the recent Place review (report for Portfolio Holder for Place and Executive Director – Place is enclosed).
Consideration was given to the joint report of the Portfolio Holder for Place and the Executive Director Place which sought approval to recommend to Council the establishment of formal arrangements to continue the Pride in South Holland programme for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. The report also provided an update on Untidy Sites and advised members of structural changes consequent upon the recent Place review.
Members were concerned about the increase in fly tipping within the area, and requested information on how the Authority was dealing with this problem, and details of any prosecutions. It was agreed that this would be provided to all members,.
Members were keen to investigate the possibility of Government funding to enable clearance and development of sites in appropriate circumstances.
RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:
a) That the contents of the report be noted;
b) That annual funds of up to £100,000 are released from the Council’s reserves to enable the continuation of the Pride in South Holland programme for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019; and
c) That the Pride in South Holland programme is reviewed during 2018/2019 to consider whether to further extend the period of activity.
(Other options considered:
· To cease funding the Pride in South Holland programme.
Reasons for decision:
· To continue to provide a proactive focus in order to improve the cleanliness and visual quality of the public spaces within South Holland, thus meeting the corporate priority ‘To have pride in South Holland by supporting the district and residents to develop and thrive’ whilst supporting the national Litter Strategy.)