Agenda

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Wallasey Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Anna Perrett, Principal Democratic Services Officer  tel: 0151 691 8564 email:  annaperret@wirral.gov.uk

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1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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APOLOGIES

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3.

MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to consider whether they have any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or any other relevant interest in connection with any item(s) on this agenda and, if so, to declare them and state the nature of the interest.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 1st March 2022.

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5.

PUBLIC AND MEMBER QUESTIONS

Notice of question to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon Wednesday 15th June 2022 to the Council’s Monitoring Officer (committeeservices@wirral.gov.uk) and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 10.

 

Please telephone the Committee Services Officer if you have not received an acknowledgement of your question/statement by the deadline for submission.

 

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5a

Public Questions

Notice of question to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon Wednesday 15th June 2022 to the Council’s Monitoring Officer (committeeservices@wirral.gov.uk) and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 10.

 

Please telephone the Committee Services Officer if you have not received an acknowledgement of your question/statement by the deadline for submission.

 

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5b

Statements and petitions

Statements

 

Notice of representations to be given in writing or by email by 12 noon, Wednesday 15th June 2022 to the Council’s Monitoring Office (committeeservices@wirral.gov.uk) and to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Order 11.

 

Petitions

 

Petitions may be presented to the Council if provided to Democratic and Member Services no later than 10 working days before the meeting, at the discretion of the Chair. The person presenting the petition will be allowed to address the meeting briefly (not exceeding three minute) to outline the aims of the petition. The Chair will refer the matter to another appropriate body of the Council within whose terms of reference it falls without discussion unless a relevant item appears elsewhere on the Agenda. If a petition contains more than 5,000 signatures, it will be debated at a subsequent meeting of Council for up to 15 minutes, at the discretion of the Mayor.

 

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5c

Questions by Members

Questions by Members to be dealt with in accordance with Standing Orders 12.3 to 12.8.

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SECTION A - KEY AND OTHER DECISIONS

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6.

Wallasey Embankment Toe Reinforcement

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7.

Consultation on Proposed Car Parking Charges - Update Report

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SECTION B - BUDGET AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Carbon Budget Performance 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 359 KB

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9.

Climate Emergency Action Plan Progress Report

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SECTION C - WORK PROGRAMME / OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY

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Appointment to Wirral Flood Water Management Committee pdf icon PDF 373 KB

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11.

Appointment of Panels, statutory/advisory committees and working parties 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 480 KB

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12.

2022/23 Budget monitoring and 2023/24 budget setting process

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13.

Budget Monitoring Quarter 4 (Outturn)

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Work Programme Update pdf icon PDF 378 KB

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Exempt Information - Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following items contain exempt information.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  That, under section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A (as amended) to that Act. The Public Interest test has been applied and favours exclusion.

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Wallasey Embankment Toe Reinforcement - Appendix 1

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Terms of Reference

The Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee has responsibility for parks and open spaces, highways management and infrastructure, coastal protection and flood defence and environment and waste matters. It is the Committee that leads on behalf of the Council in responding to and matters concerning the Climate Emergency. The Committee is also responsible for the overview and scrutiny of flood risk management and coastal erosion management functions.

 

The Committee is charged by full Council to undertake responsibility for the Council’s role and functions:-

(a)  in co-ordinating the response to cross-cutting sustainability issues such as reducing carbon emissions, air quality issues, climate change response, improving resource efficiency and developing sustainable energy; 

(b)  in relation to all highways matters and as highway authority, street authority, bridge authority, including but not limited to public open spaces, street furniture on the highway and open spaces or parts of open spaces immediately adjacent to the highway;

(c)  in relation to traffic management and transport and as traffic authority, including but not limited to public passenger transport and the co-ordination of transport for service users, traffic orders and rights of way issues;

(d)  in relation to parking, including on and off-street parking and civil parking enforcement;

(e)  in respect of parks, open spaces, countryside management, allotments, playgrounds and cemeteries, including arboricultural, gardening and warden services;

(f)  in relation to the management of authorised and unauthorised sites and encampments, this to include all activities necessary or incidental to the Council’s performance of its responsibilities in relation to Gypsies, Roma and Travellers;

(g)  in relation to waste and as waste collection authority, litter authority, including but not limited to dealing with litter, street cleansing, abandoned vehicles and dog fouling, and the Council’s relationship with Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) as the joint waste disposal authority;

(h)  as coast protection authority and lead local flood authority;

(i)  in respect of emergency planning and community resilience (infrastructure and contract services);

(j)  providing a view of performance, budget monitoring and risk management in relation to the Committee’s functions; and

(k)  undertaking the development and implementation of policy in relation to the Committee’s functions, incorporating the assessment of outcomes, review of effectiveness and formulation of recommendations to the Council, partners and other bodies, which shall include any decision relating to the above functions.

(l)  in respect of Section 9JB of the Local Government Act 2000, the functions to review and scrutinise the exercise by risk management authorities of flood risk management and of coastal erosion management functions which may affect the local authority’s area.

 

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