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An apology was intimated on behalf of Councillor Corall.


Minute of Previous Meeting of 25 February 2014 pdf icon PDF 43 KB


The Sub Committee had before it the minute of its previous meeting of 25 February, 2014.


The Sub Committee resolved:-

to approve the minute as a correct record.



Matters Arising


With reference to article 5 of the minute of the previous meeting, Pete Lawrence advised that a members briefing had been set up and was due to take place on Tuesday 26 August at 12pm.  Invitations would be sent out to members over the next few days.



Animations By Local School Children


The Sub Committee heard from Dawn Tatton, Recycling Officer, who provided an overview on a recent project she had undertaken with local school children.  Dawn advised she had been working with local school children on a project to promote recycling, in conjunction with the Reading Bus and Waste Awareness.  The three schools involved were Seaton Primary, who focused on food waste collection, Riverbank Primary who investigated electrical waste and Gilcomstoun Primary, who looked into the reusing and recycling of textiles.  All three schools produced an animated film based on their findings, and Dawn explained that the research, storyline and drawings were all produced by the children, with the only adult contribution coming at the stage of editing.


Following the viewing of the films, the Sub Committee praised the work of the school children.  Members also questioned if they could be sent a link to the films in order for them to forward to various social media sites for promotion.


The Sub Committee resolved:-

(i)            to thank Dawn for her hard work with the project and to praise the school children for all of their efforts with the animations;

(ii)          to request that a link to the films be sent to members; and

(iii)         to otherwise note the information provided.



Zero Waste Project Update pdf icon PDF 250 KB

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With reference to article 4 of the minute of the previous meeting, the Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment, which provided an update on the Zero Waste Project.


Peter Lawrence spoke the Sub Committee through the report.


The report recommended:-

that the Sub Committee –

(a)   notes the progress made to date; and

(b)   notes than an additional meeting may be scheduled for beginning of September 2014 to receive a further progress report and recommendations.


The Sub Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations



Date of Next Meeting - 7 October - 2pm


The Sub Committee noted that the next meeting was due to be held on Wednesday 7 October at 2pm, however it was noted that an additional meeting may be required to be called at the beginning of September.