Agenda

Environment and Neighbourhood Services Committee
Thursday 23rd September 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Helen Burt 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the items or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)             the item they have the interest in

b)             whether it is a pecuniary/personal interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Environment and Neighbourhood Services Committee held on 15 July 2021.

 

4.

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING IS OF THE OPINION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY BY REASON OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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5.

Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes)

 

Outside Bodies - Feedback from meetings pdf icon PDF 44 KB

6.

Concept Design and Procurement Heads of Terms for Sunken Gardens, Bognor Regis pdf icon PDF 249 KB

The Sunken Gardens is an important green space in central Bognor Regis which is valued by the community but is not achieving its full potential. Consultants have been appointed to prepare refurbishment plans for the gardens.

 

This report seeks approval for the contract heads of terms and the concept design in order that this can be taken forward for public consultation and delivery.

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7.

Food Safety Service Plan pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) requires Councils to produce and publish an annual service plan, which includes establishing a work programme for the year.

The proposed Service Plan outlines Arun’s food safety priorities for 2021/22, and is a commitment to meet the FSA’s recovery expectations, including plans to reduce the backlog of inspections and return to service delivery in line with the Food Law Code of Practice at a faster pace, where possible.

The proposed Food Safety Service Plan for 2021/22 is attached and is recommended for adoption.

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8.

Health & Safety Service Plan pdf icon PDF 123 KB

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requires Councils to publish a service plan setting out a health and safety intervention programme for the year.

The proposed service plan outlines Arun’s health and safety priorities for 2021/22, this significantly includes maintaining arrangements to support COVID-19 compliance.

The proposed Health and Safety Service Plan for 2021/22 is attached and is recommended for adoption.

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9.

Budget 2022/2023 Process pdf icon PDF 158 KB

The report provides a summary of the budget process for 2022/23. 

10.

Bognor Regis Beach Access Options Appraisal pdf icon PDF 365 KB

The report follows Cabinet’s consideration, in November 2020, of a long-list of options available to achieve access to the beach in Bognor Regis for those with limited mobility, when the 8 presented options were short-listed to three.

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11.

Bathing Water Quality pdf icon PDF 140 KB

The Environment Agency (EA) is responsible for monitoring and classifying bathing water quality at designated bathing waters. They also provide daily pollution risk forecasting which Arun District Council (ADC) utilises to install signage advising against bathing, when appropriate.

Residents have raised concerns about storm and wastewater discharges by Southern Water and the impact this may have on bathing water quality. Pollution risk forecasting by the EA does not directly consider such discharges. The EA regulate the activities of the sewerage undertakers, including permitted releases, and have powers to take enforcement action in relation to pollution of waters. These powers are not available to ADC.

ADC has previously worked with Southern Water to improve bathing water quality through their bathing water enhancement programme.

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12.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 202 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2021/22.