Agenda and draft minutes

Climate Change Board
Thursday, 12th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

9.

APOLOGIES FOR NON ATTENDANCE

Minutes:

An apology for non-attendance was received from Councillor Carter

10.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

All members are required to disclose at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, any disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest in any item(s) being considered at this meeting.

Minutes:

There were none

11.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE BOARD pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2020 be signed as a true and correct record

12.

DEPUTATIONS

(NOTE: the Board is required to receive a deputation(s) on a matter which is before the meeting of the Board provided that notice of the intended deputation and its object shall have been received by the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on 10TH November 2020 .The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes)

Minutes:

There were none

13.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS- STANDING ORDER 3.5

(NOTE: The Board is required to allow a total of 15 minutes for questions from members of the public on matters within the terms of reference of the Board provided that notice of such Question(s) shall have been submitted to the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on 10th November 2020)

Minutes:

There were none

14.

PROGRESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE MOTION pdf icon PDF 96 KB

This report sets out the progress that has been achieved against the Climate Change Motion that was passed at Community Board on 4th March 2020.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Head of Corporate Policy and Community Safety setting out the progress that has been achieved against the Climate Change Motion.

 

 

RESOLVED: That the Board noted this progress report.

15.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK pdf icon PDF 102 KB

This report sets out the proposals for the Council’s Climate Change Community Engagement Framework to reflect the aspirations contained in the Climate Change Motion that was passed at Community Board on 4th March 2020.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Head of Corporate Policy & Community Safety setting out the proposals for the Council’s Climate Change Community Engagement Framework.

 

Members were advised that a report would be produced to be brought to Board regarding the Climate Change Coalition.

 

Members wished to recognise the good work that had already progressed and wanted to ensure that the public and stakeholders continue to be engaged.

 

Members were concerned about the scale of costs these motions may incur.

 

Members voiced caution that Gosport Borough Council should concentrate and focus on what could practically be delivered commensurate with the size and capability of the Borough.

 

Members wished to see a very open consultation with the public offering them every opportunity to submit their views and comments, within a specified timescale in particular involving young people through virtual platforms.

 

Officers advised that when the opportunity arises to implement a Citizens Assembly a report would be brought back to Board with costings for consideration. In the meantime it would be reflected in the framework.

 

Officers wished to reassure Members that once consultation mechanisms were developed there would be more detail provided regarding methodology, which would be Covid compliant.

 

 

 

 

16.

ANY OTHER ITEMS

Minutes:

A Member hi-lighted the need for the Climate Change Board to consider the implications and reactions to every action they take. The example of water coolers being replaced by bottles that would be filled from the tap at a time when water needs conserving was sited.

 

The Chairman thanked the members for the comments and feedback regarding training needs, and would try to provide a package of training to suit all requirements within the limited budget.