The Operations Manager presented an update
report on Street Scene Transformation. Following a report on
31st October 2017 a set of high level principles was
established as the foundation for the transformation work. A Task
and Finish group was formed and has met on seven occasions. In
addition a Project group was also created.
A full team workshop in March 2018 was
attended by all Street Scene staff and the Chairman of the
Environment Committee. This involved two sessions:
1. The review of current functions and
2. Team discussions and input regarding the
areas of work identified by the Task and Finish Group.
Further research and scoping has also been
carried out in relation to ‘Smart Bins.’ This includes
research to help to increase recycling, review current types and
location of litter, dog waste and recycling bins as well as reduce
littering in general.
The Operations Manager and Environmental
Operations Team Manager answered Members’ questions.
It was generally felt that communication was
vital for the delivery of any improvement activity. The Committee
acknowledged the large amount of work done by the Task and Finish
Group and the Project Group.
RESOLVED: That the
Committee note the progress of Street Scene Transformation and next
steps of carrying out trials to explore different ways of providing
street scene services.