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Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 69 KB


Apologies were received from John McCarthy, (Co-optee).


Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct




(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and


(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave


No Declarations of Interest were received.


Fleet Management pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To consider the attached report


Ioan Vantu referred to the Fleet Management Report and made a presentation to Committee.

The following questions/matters were raised, discussed and answers were provided by the officers present:-


·       4.1      Do you know the cost of hiring additional vehicles?


·      5.1      What type of vehicles would you be hiring out and what would the income stream be?


                    Do we have a pool of vehicles?


·       5.3      Is there any way this programme can be speeded up?


                     Clarity sought on budgets/costs and installation and use of charging stations.


·      5.6      Clarity sought over amount of vehicle breakdowns/types of vehicles in the fleet and shared vehicles with RCT.


·       Would it be an option to charge other companies to use our charging stations?


·       Have we looked at hydrogen cells for use with HGV Vehicles?


·       Are we looking at generating our own electric in the future?


·       What vehicles do the Council have and what departments are they in?


·       Do we share vehicles between departments, have we trialled this, and does it work?


·       Have you had any feedback from the drivers of the seven vehicles you have already changed?


The Committee thanked Ioan for the report and the detailed presentation.


Forward Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Scrutiny Officer provided an update in relation to the forward work programme and requested that Members advise Democratic Services in advance if they are not available for the next Scrutiny Committee meeting on 25th April 2022.


The Chair requested that it be suggested to the future administration that ‘Fleet Management’ be added to the Forward Work Programme.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions


The Chair advised there were no matters to be discussed.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair.


The Chair and the Committee reflected on the matters that had been discussed at the meeting.



Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


No other business was deemed urgent by the Chair.


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