Decision details

Green Schools Programme

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The partnership considered a report setting out the work of the Green Schools programme, the use of the mobile classroom, and options for the future operation of the programme.


Members noted that Groundwork South were fulfilling their contract and receiving good feedback from schools. The bus used as a mobile classroom was back in use as the licensing issues had been resolved. Members discussed the options for extending and re-tendering the contract.


The partnership noted that the difficulties surrounding the usage of the Green Schools bus have been resolved;


and resolved:

1.      to note the summary Annual Report from Groundwork South;

2.      to retender the Environmental Education Service alongside the OCC CAG service; and

3.      in the light of a decision to retender alongside the CAG service (2), to agree a short term extension in contract with Groundwork South until the end of July 2014 to enable continuity in service for schools.

Publication date: 04/12/2013

Date of decision: 01/11/2013

Decided at meeting: 01/11/2013 - Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership