The report outlines the work to date on the review of Council’s Clean & Green service. This includes the review of the service by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) and the involvement of staff, management and unions in that review.
The Director of Community and Environmental Services introduced a report outlining the work to date on the review of the Council’s Clean and Green service. This included the review of the service by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) and the involvement of staff, management and unions in that review.
It was noted in the introduction of the report that there had been several requests to defer consideration to the July meeting, for the new Council to consider. However, with approval of the Political Group Leaders, it had been agreed that the time sensitive recommendations should be put forward to this meeting, these were recommendations 1, 3 and 6 as set out in the report. It was proposed that all other recommendations be deferred to the next meeting of Council in July.
It was noted that on 26th November 2020 the Council approved a review of the Clean and Green service, including the outlined scope and formation of Project Team and an Elected Member Sub-Group. In addition to this, the Council approved the use of external consultants to bring wider industry knowledge to the review and help with benchmarking the performance of the service.
It was moved by Councillor Chris Furness, Seconded by Councillor Stuart Lees and
1. That a supplementary revenue budget of £15,053 be approved for 2023/24, financed from the general reserve, and that the Medium Term Financial Plan be updated to reflect the subsequent ongoing costs to increase the staff revenue budget in respect of the proposed change in the management structure, allowing for the creation of an Operations Manager role and increasing the number of Team Leaders from two to four.
3. That the new structure of the service, as set out in Appendix A and initiation of formal discussions with staff be approved, in line with the Council’s Change Management Policy.
6. That it be agreed to increase the level of biodiversity across the district by signing up to Derbyshire County Council’s ‘Pathfinders’ pilot scheme.
The Chairman declared the motion CARRIED.