Agenda and minutes
Environment Committee (May 2000 - April 2012)
Wednesday 1 December 2010 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Dale Langford, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7983 4415; email:  dale.langford@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  The Deputy Chair assumed the Chair until the arrival of Darren Johnson AM, who had been delayed as a result of heavy snow. 

 

1.2  Apologies for absence had been received on behalf of Gareth Bacon AM and Roger Evans AM.  Jenny Jones AM attended part of the meeting as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Investigation into Lights Left On in London Workplaces pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6541

 

The Committee is recommended to note the contents of the report as background to the discussion on lights left on in London workplaces.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. The following people attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions on lights left on in London workplaces:

 

·  Martin Powell, Interim Mayoral Adviser on the Environment;

·  Pete Daw, Policy and Programmes Manager – Climate Change Mitigation, Greater London  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2;

 

(b)  Note the gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register; and

 

(c)  Declare any other personal or personal prejudicial interests in specific items listed on the agenda over and above those items listed in the table above and including any interests arising from gifts or hospitality received in the previous three years or from the date of election to the London Assembly which are not at the time of this meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality.

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the relevant Members’ declaration of memberships of Functional Bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2 on the agenda, be noted as personal interests;

 

(b)   That the following interest of substitute Member Jenny Jones AM be noted as a personal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Environment Committee held on 4 November 2010 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1    Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Environment Committee held on 4 November 2010 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Dale Langford; dale.langford@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4415 

The Committee is recommended to note the outstanding action
arising from the 4 November 2010 meeting of the Environment Committee.

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the outstanding actions arising from the meeting of the Committee on 4 November 2010 be noted.

6.

An Update Report on London's Street Trees pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6541

 

The Committee is recommended to agree to carry out an update investigation to consider the future for street trees in London with the following terms of reference:

·  To examine what progress has been made for street trees in London since the committee’s 2007 report; and

 

·  What the future holds for street trees, and where responsibility for planting and maintenance will lie.

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.  The Chair stated that, following discussion with officers, the issue of dog damage to trees and the cost of this damage be included in the scope of the review.  A revised scoping report would be added to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Staging a Sustainable London 2012 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6541

 

The Committee is recommended to formally agree the report, Going for Green - progress towards staging a sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the report, Going for Green - progress towards staging a sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games, be agreed.

8.

Environment Committee Work Programme 2010/11 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6541

 

The Committee is recommended to note its work programme for 2010/11 as outlined in paragraph 4.1 of the report.

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the work programme for 2010/11 as outlined in paragraph 4.1 of the report, be noted; and

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Thursday 13 January 2010 at 10.00 am in the Chamber.

Minutes:

9.1  The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 13 January 2010 at 10.00 am in the Chamber at City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There was no other business.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 11.44 am.

 

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