Agenda

Environment & Leisure Working Group
Thursday 27th February 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Blue & Pink - Blue & Pink. View directions

Contact: Carley Lavender (Ext 37547) 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

            Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations 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 item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

            Members and officer should make their declaration by stating :

a) the application they have the interest in

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

c) the nature of the interest

d) if it is a prejudicial or pecuniary interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak to the application

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Environment & Leisure Working Group  held on 7 November 2019.

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

5.

Local Community Network Update pdf icon PDF 395 KB

This report informs members of the progress made by the Arun District LCNs and development of the LCN model.Members are requested to note the report.

6.

Cemeteries Policy pdf icon PDF 478 KB

Cemeteries are a statutory service provided by the Council acting as a Burial Authority. To ensure that the service continues to provide the highest possible standards, the Council commissioned a service review by the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM) in August 2018. In line with the recommendations from this review and to ensure that the Council is following industry best practice together with meeting its statutory obligations, the Council’s regulations and procedures for the management and maintenance of its cemeteries have been updated.

 

The Working Group are asked to recommend to Cabinet that;

 

a)    From 1 April 2020 Arun District Council does adopt the proposed Cemeteries Regulations and all procedures as outlined in this report.

b)    The new associated fees & charges as outlined in the report are approved for implementation from April 2020.

c)    The service enhancements & projects identified within the report are endorsed and where appropriate, delivery will be considered as part of the Council’s future annual budget setting

d)    Future changes and amendments to the regulations, procedures and fees & charges, can be made in consultation with the Cabinet Member with delegated responsibility for Cemeteries.

e)    Within 12 months following the Councils adoption of these regulations, the Cemeteries Service shall submit to the ICCM a request for Arun, as a burial authority, to become a member of the Charter for the Bereaved, which further enhances the Council’s reputation as a modern, compassionate, lawfully and legally compliant Cemeteries Service provider.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Enforcement Contract Update pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Since May 2017 Arun District Council has provided environmental enforcement services through an agency agreement with East Hampshire District Council. Previous reports through the E&LWG have outlined the detail of the service arrangements with recommendations to approve the agreement.

 

This report provides Members with an update on the agreement and seeks a recommendation to Cabinet for an extension until 14 May 2022.

 

8.

Report back from Cabinet/Full Council

There will be an update on the Climate Change recommendation [Minute number 12] made to Cabinet and Full Council at the meeting on 7 November 2019. This will be updated after the Full Council Meeting on 15 January 2020.

9.

Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 12 KB

To review and consider any changes needed to the approved work programme for 2019/20.