Agenda

Climate Change Scrutiny Panel - Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 6.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Committee Room A & B - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@crawley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosures of Interest & Whipping Declarations

In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, Councillors of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to declare interests where appropriate.

 

Councillors must also declare if they are subject to their party group whip in relation to any items under consideration.

 

3.

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Climate Change Scrutiny Panel held on 27 February 2020.

4.

Witness Sessions

The Panel has invited representatives from Manor Royal Business District (MRBD) and CBC to help inform their investigation.

 

Steve Sawyer (Executive Director, MRBD), Nigel Sheehan (Head of Major Projects and Commercial Services, CBC) and Graham Rowe (Partnership Services Manager, CBC) have been invited to offer views on commercial and business services operating environmentally sustainable facilities/services and the potential for the MRBD and the Council’s facilities within the town achieving a low-carbon future, together with understanding the challenges faced – now and in the future.

 

Whilst the individuals named above identifies those witnesses anticipated to speak at the meeting, this may change subject to availability and, at the discretion of the Chair. Further witnesses may be called in addition or instead of those listed above should they be unavailable.

 

 

Due to the nature of the discussions within the above item, should Councillors wish to scrutinise financial issues or aspects of any contractual arrangements in specific detail, the meeting may need to move to Part B (Exempt item) as this may be viewed as financially/commercially sensitive.

 

5.

Consultation with the Public and Organisations (15 minutes)

The Panel is keen to seek views from the public, interested persons and organisations that have interests in Climate Change specifically in relation to the council’s commercial and business activities.  The Panel wishes to consult as to thoughts on the areas identified within the agreed scope of this meeting. 

 

Local Groups are encouraged to select one spokesperson to share their thoughts, which may include a short question and answer session between the spokesperson and Panel (time permitting).  It is anticipated that this item will last for approximately 15 minutes. Each speaker will have a maximum of 5 minutes.

 

 

Should anyone wish to register their interest to speak please use the contact email on the front of the agenda.

 

6.

General Updates and Actions for Next Meeting

To receive any relevant updates/information from Officers and Panel Members, including additional information required to advance the forthcoming meetings. To include:

 

a)     Update on correspondence with CBC requesting attendance at the forthcoming meeting in April.

b)     Confirm witness sessions established for remaining meetings.

c)     Update on Pension Fund Responsible Investment  

7.

Recommendations

To agree any recommendations from this meeting to be included into draft report.

 

8.

Supplemental Agenda

Any urgent item(s) complying with Section 100(B) of the Local Government Act 1972.