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

Contact: Ellen Ghey - Democratic Services Officer  Email: ellen.ghey@wiltshire.gov.uk


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



To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign the minutes of the Environment Select Committee meeting held on 25 July 2023.

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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 Tuesday 12 September 2023 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 Thursday 14 September 2023. 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 Term Maintenance Contract - Interim Update

This report provides an interim update on the Council’s new term contract for highway maintenance and includes an update on the Parish Stewards scheme.

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Council's Approach to Tackling Potholes

This report provides an update on the Council’s approach to tackling potholes.


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Streetscene and Grounds Maintenance Contract Update

This report provides an update on the Streetscene and Grounds Maintenance contract.

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Public Transport Review and Passenger Transport Service Update and Future Developments

This report provides anupdate on progress with public transport projects, noting their positive impacts, highlighting risks and mitigating actions. 

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Planning Peer Review Report

To provide an update on the findings of the May 2023 Local Government Association Planning Service peer review and to set out officers’ initial response to the suggested recommendations.

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Updates From Task Groups and Representatives on Programme Boards

To receive any updates on recent activity for active Task Groups and from Members of the Environment Select Committee who have been appointed as Overview and Scrutiny representatives on programme boards.


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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 Tuesday 7 November 2023 at 10.30am.




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