Environment Select Committee - Wednesday 20 March 2024 1.00 pm

Venue: Kennet Room - County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN. View directions

Contact: Ellen Ghey - Democratic Services Officer  Email:


No. Item


Items to be considered while the meeting is open to the public


Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a new Vice-Chairman.


Apologies and Membership Update

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting, and an update on changes to the Membership of the Select Committee.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign the minutes of the Environment Select Committee meeting held on 11 January 2024.

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Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.



Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.


Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.




If you would like to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Up to 3 speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes each on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named on the front of the agenda for any further clarification.




To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution.


Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Wednesday 13 March 2024 in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response, questions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 15 March 2024. Please contact the officer named on the front of this agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.


Details of any questions received will be circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website.


Highways Annual Review of Service 2023

As resolved at the Environment Select Committee meeting held on 14 March 2023, the Committee will receive an annual review of service (2023) from the Highways Service.

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Update on the Development of the MyWilts Potholes Reporting Functionality

As resolved at the Environment Select Committee meeting held on 19 September 2023, the Committee will receive an update on the development of the MyWilts potholes reporting functionality.


This will also include the roadmap setting out planned improvements to MyWilts.


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Libraries Development Update

As resolved at the Environment Select Committee meeting held on 14 March 2023, on the leisure and libraries portfolio, the Committee will receive a libraries update including the results of the peer challenge and development of the Library Strategy.

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Leisure Services

As resolved at the Environment Select Committee meeting held on 14 March 2023, the Committee will receive a leisure services update that includes the outcome of the public holiday pilot.

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Updates from Task Groups and Representatives on Programme Boards

To receive any updates on recent activity from active Task Groups.


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Forward Work Programme

To note and receive updates on the progress of items on the Forward Work Programme.


Under the revised Overview and Scrutiny (OS) arrangements there is now a single OS work programme controlled by the OS Management Committee, linked to priorities in the Business Plan.


Therefore, it should be noted that whilst any matters added by Members are welcome, they will be referred to the OS Management Committee for approval before formal inclusion in the work programme for the Environment Select Committee.


A copy of the Overview and Scrutiny Forward Work Programme for the Environment Select Committee is attached for reference.



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Urgent Items

Any other items of business which the Chairman agrees to consider as a matter of urgency.


Date of Next Meeting

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 4 June 2024.