The main item on the agenda for the next Environment sub-group meeting on Thur 18th October will be the new Neighbourhood Waste Plan.
As part of the new Waste Contract, each Neighbourhood Partnership has the opportunity of developing their own Neighbourhood Waste Plan, which will be delivered at a local level. The plan will set out how May Gurney will work with the NP Committee, local residents, community based organisations and Council officers, in ensuring that the service delivery is aligned within the constraints of the Contract, to local issues and priorities.
At next week’s meeting we will look at identifying up to three specific priorities, which will be monitored and ongoing updates will be provided at the NP meetings. These priorities can be identified through complaints received through our Customer Service Centre and priorities raised at the meeting.
As an example, some of the key priorities identified by other NP’s are as follows:-
Drug & Sex Litter – Identify and map out hot spot areas, monitor calls against response times. All response times to be measured against contract requirements.
Fly – Tipping – Identify and map out hot spot areas, reduce incidents of fly-tipping, monitor and report on actions taken. Will also include fly-tipping around communal bins.
Litter – With main focus on overflowing litter bins. Identify and map out hot spot areas, reduce overflowing bins by considering bin provision and emptying regimes.
Street Sweeping – Improve street sweeping of roads with high concentrations of parked cars in a specific area.
Reduce the number o bins left on the streets in a specific area.
Identify hot spots for graffiti, bins on streets, dog fouling, fly-tipping, weeds, street cleansing issues and overflowing bins in specific areas.
We can also direct Waste Doctors to tackle low recycling areas and fly tipping hotpots. As well as promotion of the Bulky Waste collections highlighting that residents on Job Seekers Allowance are entitled to two free collections per year.
The NP can also choose to run an agreed environmental communications campaign, such as ‘Managing Waste & Recycling More Effectively’ across the NP area. This could be targeted at reducing street littering and fly-tipping and improving recycling rates. This should in turn achieve a reduction in complaints received through the Customer Service Centre.
The agenda for the meeting is here.