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Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Of the meeting held on 6th June 2023 to be approved and signed.


Carbon Emissions Projections and Progress Update for the Environmental Sustainability Strategy Action Plan pdf icon PDF 408 KB

1.           That the Committee notes the content of this report and in particular:


1.1.      The significant activity that has been undertaken and is continuing in order to deliver the agreed action plan, focused on carbon emission reduction and other environmental improvements;


1.2.      The reductions in the Council’s carbon emissions that has been achieved since 2018;


1.3.      Note the potential route to carbon neutral for the Council, and that the actions that support this are subject to a high level of uncertainty and risk; and


1.4.      The reductions in the City’s emissions and the requirement for national policy to deliver the changes required for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030.


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Heat Networks Detailed Project Development Study pdf icon PDF 231 KB

That the Committee:


1.1        Accept the award of £230,000 arising from the bid to the Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit to undertake a detailed project development study for a Worcester City Heat Network;


1.2        Allocate £5,000 in match funding, from the Environmental Sustainability enabling budget; and


1.3        Delegate authority to the Deputy Director, Corporate Policy and Strategy in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee to undertake the necessary procurement and award of contract.


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Bereavement Facilities Review pdf icon PDF 357 KB

That the Committee:


1.1      Notes the contents of the report and, in particular, the ‘CDS Feasibility Review of Cremator Replacement at Astwood Crematorium’ at Appendix 1;


1.2      Approves preferred Option B as set out within the report and delegates authority to the Corporate Director (Operations, Homes & Communities) in consultation with Chair and Vice Chair to procure and appoint design and development consultants to develop detailed and fully costed designs for approval;

1.3      Recommends to Council a capital budget allocation of £250,000 to complete the work referred to in recommendation 1.2; and

1.4      Notes that as a major capital project, further updates and requests for approvals will be presented to Policy and Resources Committee.


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Quarter 1 Performance Report for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

That the Environment Committee notes the Council’s quarter 1 performance for 2023/24.

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Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chair is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.