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Environment Committee – 28th March 2024

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Congleton Town Hall

Contact: Ruth Burgess – Streetscape Development Manager

 Tel: 01260 270350 Email: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

The following members sit on the Environment Committee:

Ex Officio Members: Councillor Rob Moreton (Town Mayor) and Councillor Kay Wesley (Deputy Mayor)

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1. Apologies for Absence

Members are reminded of the necessity to give apologies in advance of the meeting and to give reasons for absence.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings (Enclosed)

To approve and sign the minutes of the Environment Committee held on 11th January 2024 as a correct record.

3. Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare both “pecuniary” and “non-pecuniary” interests as early in the meeting as they become known.

4. Outstanding Actions

To review any outstanding actions from previous meetings.

5. Questions from Members of the Public

There will be 15 minutes at each meeting to receive any questions from Members of the Public, either verbally at the meeting, including those which have been received in writing 7 days prior to the meeting.

6. Urgent Items

Members may raise urgent items related to this Committee, but no discussion or decisions may be taken at the meeting.

7. Congleton In Bloom Working Group (Enclosed)

To receive the notes of the Congleton in Bloom Working Group held on 22nd January 2024 including information regarding the RHS in Bloom 60th Anniversary Event.

8. Congleton Green Working Group (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Congleton Green Working Group from the 1st February 2024.

9. Streetscape Trading Account (Enclosed)

To receive the Streetscape Trading account report.

10. Streetscape Update (Enclosed)

To receive the report relating to the Streetscape Services.

11. Carbon Footprint Summary (Enclosed)

To receive update and comments regarding the Town Council Carbon Footprint.

12. Green Spaces Consultation – Next Steps (Enclosed)

To review and consider the Green Spaces Consultation recommendations for Congleton.

13. Paperless Council (Enclosed)

To seek approval for Change Management Committee to undertake a pilot of ‘paperless’ meetings and, subject to the success of the pilot.

14. Biodiversity Update ( Enclosed)

For the Environment Committee to note the work on the site-specific biodiversity plan.

15. Cheshire East Report (Verbal update)

To receive a verbal update on items of interest from Cheshire East Environment and Communities Committee from the Ward Councillor.