Staffordshire Local Government Association - Joint Waste Management Board
Thursday, 12th May, 2016 10.00 am

Venue: Town Hall, Burton on Trent

Contact: Jonathan Lindop  Email:

No. Item


Standing Items pdf icon PDF 26 KB

·         Apologies

·         Minutes

·         Performance Data (see attached spreadsheet)


Report presentation (see attached report, re-issued following an error) - Slides by John Enright on report; disposal information and recommendations pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Opportunity for Members to Ask Factual Questions on Report Content


WRAP Proposal pdf icon PDF 110 KB

·         Background to WRAP’s consistency work; presentation by Andrew Bird

·         Paper (attached) presented by SWP Manager

·         Opportunity for Group Discussion


The attached paper is a proposal to WRAP for support as part of their consistency project work. This paper is a suggested proposal for ‘support’ – WRAP are offering to support projects with project assistance, not cash funding. Adhering to the strict parameters of WRAP’s work and having spoken at length with WRAP regarding this collaboration, the proposal is based upon discussions with WRAP about the type of projects they are willing to support and uses key buzz words to ensure necessary criteria is met.  


Round Table Responses to the Following Questions, per Council

The below questions aim to provide structure to the initial discussions at the meeting, by offering a consistent approach to ensure all parties have a say. Please discuss the below questions with other relevant council colleagues (especially if they are unable to attend the meeting), so that a unified council response to the questions can be tabled at the meeting.


Section A – recommendations


  • It is recommended in the report that we take part in a DEFRA project to review the current disposal contracts – does your council agree to take this recommendation forward?
  • It is recommended in the report that we work with WRAP for free support for financial modelling – does your council agree to work with WRAP? Based upon the proposal tabled in Item 4 and the subsequent discussion, are you happy to move forward with the work with WRAP (not withstanding any requested amendments during the meeting)?
  • It is recommended in the report that an annual reporting exercise would offer greater transparency of data, including technical and financial information, between all councils in SWP – does your council agree to take part in this annual collation of data for presentation at JWMB’s every October (based upon year end data being made available during the spring / summer)?


Section B – opinions


  • Please confirm these responses are delivered by Members but are on behalf of the represented council based on discussions at all levels.
  • What is your council’s opinion on the recommendations of the report (Section 6.2, page 28 of the report)?
  • What are your council’s priority areas for consideration moving forward? Please refer to specific waste subject areas to form the basis of future projects as highlighted in sections 5 and 6 of the report (pages 15-28).
  • Considering your response to priorities in question 3, please detail which level of partnership working you would be willing to consider / feel is most achievable / offers best advantage for all involved? E.g. All councils together, cluster working etc.



Group Discussion


Decisions - Round up of Decisions to Carry Progress Forward


Date of Next Meeting


Exclusion of the Public and Press

The Chairman to move:-


“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.