July 2006 Councillors Report
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The Cabinet this month agreed, subject to the Financial Advisory Group approval, to start the roll-out of full curb side recycling across the entire Borough. Planned to start as a controlled roll-out from June 2007, the scheme will involve a fortnightly wheelie bin collection for waste that can go to land fill and a weekly recycling service. This will make a major impact on us achieving our Promise to recycling and compost 50% by 2010.
Brown Bros Update
Although the planning application for the flats on this site was approved several months ago, it was subject to the Section 106 agreement being signed. This has currently not finalised, although it progressing slowly. As soon as it has been issued work will commence on the site, initially demolishing the existing building.
I have also heard from several residents that they have seen children in the building. On my request the Council informed the company who has the lease on the site. They have informed the Council they have 24 hour security for the site, but it would appear there is an issue still and I have asked the Council to follow this up.
Having done some investigation in to the problems that occurred recently, it appears that the rounds where changed early in the season and this resulted in some areas not being assigned to any of the cutting gangs. This has been now rectified and the effected areas should have been cut by now. Dale, Phil and I will monitor the situation.
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The long awaited maintenance has finally started to take place. The brick wall besides the Messenger Pub has been removed by Swindon Commercial Services, while the shops roofs have all been paint stripped and a fresh coat of white paint has been applied. The seating areas have been installed. Work is scheduled on the remaining metal work, and progress on the trees and shrubs has been followed up with Officers.
Renewable Energy Task Group
I am pleased to be a member of the new Renewable Energy Task Group. The aim is to look not just at how the Borough can use the technology, but also residents as well. With the considerable amount of development planned in
Making a Difference
Phil was contacted earlier this month by a resident who was having difficulties with getting to a disability assessment for his mother. The appointment letter gave no information about parking close to the office where the meeting was due to be taking place