Neighbourhood, Environment and Communities Cabinet Member – Minutes – 25 June 2010

The key points in this report were as follows:

  • Haxey Public Conveniences were surplus to requirements and the Council had received a request from Haxey Parish Council to use the building as a Parish Office.
  • Should the Cabinet Member accept the declaration, that negotiations between the Council and Haxey Parish Council be conducted by the Service Director Asset Management & Culture.

Resolved – (a) That approval be given to declare Haxey Public Conveniences as surplus to requirements, and (b) that the Service Director Asset Management & Culture commence negotiations with Haxey Parish Council and any other interested parties.

92 (3) LAND ADJACENT TO 104 BALDWIN AVENUE, BOTTESFORD – The Service Directors Neighbourhood and Environment and Asset Management and Culture submitted a report to obtain approval to declare an area of land surplus to Neighbourhood and Environmental Services’ requirements and to request permission to dispose of the land.

The Council owns the area of public open space (POS) adjacent to 104 Baldwin Avenue (shown red on the plan). Neighbourhood and Environmental Services was responsible for maintaining the land, and the Council had third party liabilities.

The Cabinet Member was advised that an approach had been made by the owners of 104 Baldwin Avenue who wished to purchase the land to include in their garden.

The report contained the following recommendations:

  • That the land adjacent to 104 Baldwin Avenue be declared as surplus to Neighbourhood and Environmental Services’ requirements.
  • To agree in principle to the sale of the land adjacent to 104 Baldwin Avenue.
  • To report any objections to the public notice back to the Cabinet Member.
  • That the Service Director Asset Management and Culture negotiate terms for the sale of the land should there be no objections from the public.
  • If the sale can proceed, that the terms be reported for approval by the Corporate Services Cabinet Member.
  • In the event that mutually satisfactory terms for sale could not be agreed, responsibility for the land will remain with Neighbourhood and Environmental Services.

Resolved – That the report and recommendations contained within be approved.

93 (4) FOOD SERVICE PLAN 2010/2011 – The Service Director Neighbourhood and Environment submitted a report to seek approval of the Authority’s Food Service Plan for 2010/2011.

The key points within this report were:

  • Each Food Authority was required to prepare an annual Service Plan setting out its proposed food service activities for the year.
  • The Food Service Plan 2010/2011 detailed how the available resources would be deployed by the Food and Safety Team in the Communities and Environment Division and the Trading Standards Division to deliver the broad range of activities required by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and European law.
  • Food fraud was one of the three enforcement priority areas decided upon by the Yorkshire and Humber Region Trading Standards Group for 2010/2011.
  • In addition to risk based food safety enforcement the Plan incorporated a broadening of the service to deliver a number of food safety projects targeting specific high profile food safety topics.
  • Resources would be deployed to secure high levels of compliance at the highest risk premises.

Resolved – That the report and recommendations contained within be approved.