Decision details

Review of Environment, Housing & Regeneration Fees & Charges for 2016/17

Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Executive Head of Environment Commissioning, Matt Clubb, introduced this report detailing existing charges and proposed increases for some services. In a number of cases charges remained the same as last year e.g. libraries and trade waste, and some had decreased e.g. some at the Life Centre. The main aim of the proposed charges were to recover costs of services, cover increases in contract costs and inflation, and to address the base income budget position for individual services.


Matt Clubb confirmed that the service formerly delivered by The Vine Project, would be provided in-house until the implementation of the South London Waste Partnership contract in April 2017.


A vote was taken on the recommendations to increase specific charges for environmental services as outlined in the report in Appendices 1 to 7, keep some charges at the same level and decrease other charges. Eight members voted in favour and two members voted against (Councillor Tony Shields and Councillor Patrick McManus).


It was therefore RESOLVED that:


The Environment and Neighbourhood committee agrees the proposals for charges for Commercial (Trade) Waste, Bulky Waste, Parks (including Biodiversity), Cemeteries, Highways and Transport, Regulatory Services, Sports and Leisure Management, Registration Service and Libraries.


Publication date: 11/12/2015

Date of decision: 26/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2015 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

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