Agenda item

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee


The Chairman asked the following question on behalf of a Member who was not present;


“Could an update be provided with regards to on-street shredding vehicles and whether this process could take place at Walbrook Wharf?”


In response the Director of Transportation and Public Realm explained that some companies required their staff to be present when shredding of confidential waste took place and consideration was being given to this when exploring whether Walbrook Wharf could become a shredding site. The Director advised on the actions being pursued which included the following:

·         The Clean City Awards scheme criteria were being refreshed;

·         The Air Quality team were engaging with City businesses to advise on the issue and encouraging companies to shred confidential waste off street;

·         Officers were engaging with the British Security Industry Association to gain their support.


A Member asked the following question on behalf of staff at the City Magistrates Court;


“Cigarettes were being littered outside the Court, mainly by staff from the Bloomberg building which does not allow smoking in the forecourt, could officers investigate?”


The Director of Transportation and Public Realm advised of two immediate measures which could be implemented; through the Clean Streets Partnership discussions taking place at a high level on best practice and behaviour, and education materials could be distributed. If this action was not effective, enforcement such as fines could be issued.


Discussion took place amongst Members on how the matter could best be addressed, and a Member asked that if any discussions were to take place with Bloomberg, could Members of the Ward of Cordwainer be involved. In response to the discussion, the Director of Transportation and Public Realm explained that he would look into this issue and would confirm if assistance was required.