Agenda and draft minutes

Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership - Friday, 4 April 2014 11.25 am

Venue: Council Chamber, District Council Offices, Crowmarsh Gifford. View directions

Contact: Mrs Jennifer Thompson  Democratic Services Officer

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Declaration of disclosable pecuniary interest




Addresses and questions to the partnership

Members of the public wishing to speak to the partnership for up to five minutes must register with the committee clerk named above by noon on Thursday (the day before the meeting).




Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes attached.


Purpose: To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Oxfordshire Environment Partnership meeting held on 17 January 2014 (attached) and to receive information arising from them.


The minutes of the Oxfordshire Environment Partnership meeting held on 17 January 2014 were agreed as a correct record and signed as such by the Chairman.


Oxfordshire Environment Partnership commitments and future working pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Report attached.


Purpose:To provide an overview of current Oxfordshire Environment Partnership commitments and ask councillors to consider the format of future joint working.



Following on from the decisions of the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, the Environment Partnership convened.


The partnership considered a report setting out current commitments and options for the format of future joint working.


Councillors agreed to retain the joint commitment to implement the actions in the agreed Joint Municipal Waste Strategy and to transfer oversight of these to the environment partnership.


They noted the need for a new agreement between the six partner authorities to formalise the partnership’s remit and operation.


They suggested that a new name might be appropriate to reflect the change in status and remit of the Environment Partnership.


They noted that arrangements would be put in place to review the current Climate Local commitments and send the final report to the Local Government Association in August 2014.


They noted the successful completion of the Ardley energy from waste site and requested an opportunity to visit the site.


The partnership noted that under the waste partnership agreement, the chairmanship of the partnership (and consequently the environment partnership) would have moved to Vale of White Horse District Council at the annual meeting. The partnership agreed that Mr Reg Waite be elected chairman of the Oxfordshire Environment Partnership with immediate effect.




·          that the six local authorities continue to work together in partnership to reduce waste and carbon dioxide emissions;

·          that the waste commitments drawn from the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy be included within the Environment Partnership remit;

·          that the Environment Partnership meet at least every six months;

·          that Councillor Waite take over the chairmanship of the Environment Partnership from the close of this meeting;

·          that a new name should be agreed for the Partnership to reflect the change in status and remit of the Environment Partnership

·          to thank David Dodds for his chairmanship since June 2012;

·          that the next meeting of the Environment Partnership is 24 October 2014 in the council offices at Crowmarsh unless otherwise notified.


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