minutes for this agenda
A meeting of the Environment & Economy Overview/Scrutiny Committee will be held on the above date at 10.00 a.m. at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.
A G E N D A
PART ONE - OPEN COMMITTEE
1. Minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2004 (previously circulated).
2. Items Requiring Urgent Attention
Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.
3. Beacon Council Status; Sustainable Energy
Report by the Vice-Chairman on his attendance at the recent Teignbridge Climate Change Seminar (CX/04/10) (Page 4).
4. Proposed Closure of 10 Devon Post Offices
Report of the Chief Executive (CX/04/09) (Page 6).
5. Best Value Review of Transport and Strategic Planning : Scoping Report
Report of the County Environment Director (ED/04/96/HQ) (Page 17).
6. Programme Planning Workshop: 8 March 2004
Report of the Chief Executive (CX/04/08 - pdf CX/04/08) (Page 22).
PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND
PRESS ON THE GROUNDS THAT EXEMPT INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED
Members are reminded that Part II reports contain confidential information and should therefore be treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any other person(s).
Members are also reminded of the need to dispose of such reports carefully and are therefore urged to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal.
Webcasting of Meetings
The proceedings of this meeting may be recorded for broadcasting on the internet via the County Council's website 'Information Devon'. The whole of the meeting will be broadcast apart from any confidential items which may need to be considered in the absence of the press and public.
MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO SIGN THE ATTENDANCE REGISTER
Councillors Glanvill (Chairman), Cook, Date, Giles, Hawes, Hawkins, B.C.J. Hughes, Leadbetter, Lee, Nicholson, Shadrick and Siantonas.
Declaration of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare any interest they may have in any item to be considered at this meeting, prior to any discussion taking place on that item.
Access to Information
Any person wishing to inspect any minutes, reports or lists of background papers relating to any item on this agenda should contact Brian Wilkinson on the telephone number shown at the top of the agenda.
Agendas and minutes of Devon County Council Committees are published on the Information Devon Website at: http://www.devon.gov.uk/dcc/committee/mingifs.html
Access to County Hall
Access to County Hall is restricted and all visitors are requested to report to the Main Reception.
Car parking facilities on site are limited. Provision for disabled parking is available. It is advisable to contact County Hall Main Reception in advance on 01392 382504.
See attached sheet for Public Transport Links.
GUIDANCE NOTES FOR VISITORS
All visitors to the Committee Suite are requested to report to Main Reception. If arriving by car please enter the campus via the Topsham Road entrance where there is allocated visitor parking.
Access to County Hall and Public Transport Links
Bus Services K, T and S operate from the High Street to County Hall (Topsham Road). To return to the High Street use Services K, T and R. Local Services from Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Exmouth, Plymouth and Torbay all stop in Barrack Road, approximately 5 minutes walk from County Hall.
Park and Ride Services operate from Sowton and Marsh Barton Industrial Estates with bus services direct to the High Street.
The nearest mainline railway stations are Exeter Central (5 minutes from the High Street) and St David's and St Thomas's both of which have regular bus services to the High Street.
In the event of a fire or other emergency please note the following instructions.
If you discover a fire, immediately inform the nearest member of staff and/or operate the nearest fire alarm.
On hearing a fire alarm leave the building by the nearest available exit. The County Hall Stewardesses will help direct you. Do not stop to collect personal belongings. Do not use the lifts. Assemble either on the cobbled car parking area adjacent to the administrative buildings or in the car park behind Bellair House, as shown on the site map above.
You should remain at the assembly point until you receive further instructions. Do not re-enter the building without being told to do so.
Contact Main Reception (extension 2504) for a trained first aider. A list of First Aiders is displayed in each Committee Room.