Best Value Performance & Efficiency Sub-committee Of The Policy & Resources Committee - 07/11/2006
At a MEETING of the BEST VALUE SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE held at Dundee on 7th November, 2006.
Councillor Jill SHIMI, Convener, in the Chair.
Unless marked thus * all items stand delegated.
I BEST VALUE REVIEW OF RECYCLING
There was submitted Report No 592-2006 by the Chief Executive seeking approval to implement the proposals arising from the Best Value Review of Recycling.
The Sub-Committee agreed that the undernoted improvement proposals be implemented:-
(i) The Head of Waste Management should continue to develop strategies and practices to maintain Dundee's good progress in relation to national recycling targets.
(ii) The Head of Waste Management should consider proposals on the frequency of collections of residual waste once the blue bin, brown bin and box collection schemes had been fully implemented and evaluated.
(iii) The Head of Waste Management should continue to investigate the feasibility of acquiring anaerobic digestion equipment to allow food waste to be recycled, so that the Council would be in a position to act quickly if funding from the Scottish Executive became available for this.
(iv) The Chief Executive should liaise with his colleagues in other cities to keep in touch with their recycling initiatives, including any changes to collection frequencies.
(v) The Director of Planning and Transportation should require the provision of recycling facilities at new supermarket developments and at any other existing stores owned by the same operator within the city and should also continue to encourage established operators to develop these facilities at their sites.
(vi) The Head of Waste Management should arrange for figures on internal waste recycled by departments to be reported to the Chief Executive's Management Team so that effective participation in the agreed internal waste strategy could be monitored.
(vii) The Director of Economic Development should investigate sources of funding for a feasibility study on the development of a Sustainable Business Park, which might involve working in partnership (eg with voluntary organisations) to meet the bidding criteria of funders.
(viii) The Director of Economic Development should continue to work with the Recycling Institute on the idea of a business incubator facility to support businesses linked to recycling.
(ix) The Director of Economic Development should continue to explore possibilities for the development of community enterprises and the green social economy, and, in particular, to progress ideas relating to a wood fuel project and the involvement of Ardler Village Trust in furniture recycling, including discussions with the Depute Chief Executive (Finance) about the potential for a contract with the Council.
II STATUTORY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 2005/2006 (AUDITED) - COMPARING CURRENT TO PAST PERFORMANCE
There was submitted Report No 630-2006 by Depute Chief Executive (Finance) advising the Sub‑Committee of the Council's performance for the financial year 2005/06 as defined by the Statutory Performance Indicators and comparing it to that of the preceding financial year.
The Sub-Committee agreed to note the improvement in performance in 2005/05 compared to the previous year's performance.
It was further agreed that the appropriate Chief Officers review the information contained within this report, particularly for those items where performance had marginally declined, with a view to improving performance in future years. Chief Officers would also ensure that plans would be put in place to improve poor indicators and that the authority have a Position Statement for those indicators not expected to improve in the near future, and that the audited Statutory Performance Indicators in Appendix 2 to the report be published on the Internet and made available at the main offices of the authority for information for the general public and other stakeholders.
The Sub-Committee asked that staff be thanked for their contribution towards the improved performance of the Council.
Jill SHIMI, Convener.