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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Hamitouche, Doolan and Perry-Clark.


Declarations of Substitute Members


There were no declarations of substitute members.


Declarations of Interest

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.


If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.


*(a)     Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 


This applies to all members present at the meeting.



There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 64 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2018 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Public Questions


There were no public questions.



Chair's Report


The Chair noted that it was the last meeting of the municipal year and thanked all members, officers and witnesses involved during the review exercise for all their input and contributions.


Scrutiny Review Household Recycling in Islington - Final Report pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee considered the final report and recommendations. The following main points were noted in the discussion:

·         Recommendation 1 should be reworded to make it clearer.

·         ‘Target’ should be replaced with ‘Prioritise’ in recommendation 2.1.

·         “Statutory’ should be deleted from recommendation 5.4 as this implies too severe a restriction on committee report authors.

·         An additional recommendation relating to working with residents be included in the report as residents should play a vital role in decision making issues such as siting and design of bins in conjunction with caretakers.

·         Page 14 of the report concerning Camden’s increased recycling rate should be amended to refer to tonnage rather than percentage. 

·         Members agreed a recommendation to provide all new parents with information about the nappy voucher scheme and method of disposals.

·         With regards to evidence given by both North London Waste Authority and London Resource that changes to fortnightly collections and providing containers to residents would result in an increase in the recycling rates, Members acknowledged that this was not practical especially with Islington’s housing mix and the demographics of the population. 


That subject to the amendments to the recommendations and the inclusion of the two additional recommendations highlighted above, the report be agreed.