Executive Agenda - 12 June 2018, 09:30 Help

A meeting to be held at Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 09:30 on 12 June 2018.

Number Item
1Apologies
2Declarations of Interest

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest.
3Minute



Minute of Meeting of the Executive held on 15 May 2018.
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4Rolling Action Log  View Papers
5Motion referred to the Executive under Standing Order 31

The following motion was referred to the Executive from the meeting of Falkirk Council on 9 May 2018:-

Single Use Plastics

Council recognises the efforts of volunteers across our communities who have been engaging in "Spring Clean" litterˇpicks over recent weeks and thanks all those involved for their determination to make a positive contribution to their community and the environment.

Council further notes the damaging amount of single use disposable plastics, such as plastic drinking straws, which have been detected along our own foreshores, and which have been highlighted as a global problem for our environment, with particularly damaging consequences for marine life. Council recognises the efforts of campaigns such as "The Final Straw" campaign, aimed at minimising the environmental damage caused by single use disposable plastics and resolves to take a lead locally in combating unnecessary plastic pollution.

Council instructs officers to undertake an immediate review to establish where single use disposable plastics, such as plastic straws and hot beverage stirrers, are in use across all Council facilities and services.

The results of this review should be reported to the Council's Executive at the earliest opportunity following completion with a report on progress provided to the Executive prior to summer recess. The report will advise on where immediate removal of such items can be practically and commercially achieved and where further work is necessary to put into effect the desire of Council to minimise all unnecessary procurement of single use disposable plastics.

In doing so, officers will consult with disability advisors to ensure that all those who require the use of straws or other single use disposable plastic items, due to their disability, will have easy access to a suitable alternative where possible, or continue to be able to access plastic items where no alternative is deemed appropriate.

Council notes the efforts of other councils to implement similar policies and will liaise with partners at Scotland Excel on the best procurement options available to make any necessary transitions as cost effective as possible.


Council further commits to writing to Falkirk Community Trust to advise of this change to Council policy and ask that a similar policy be considered by the Trust board at its next meeting.

Proposed by Councillor Murtagh
6Council of the Future Update Report



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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7Community Empowerment Update



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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8Youth Council - Youth Engagement Review



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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9Fairer Scotland Duty and Equalities Training



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Leader of the Council
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10Review of Taxi Fare Scales and Other Charges



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Public Protection Portfolio
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11Treasury Management Annual Review 2017/18



Director of Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Resources Portfolio
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12Provisional Financial Outturn Position 2017/18



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
Resources Portfolio
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13Housing Infrastructure Fund - M80 Junction 7 Sliproads



Report by the Director of Development Services.
Economic Development Portfolio
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14Exclusion of Public

If so resolved in terms of Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, exclude from the meeting the press and public for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the said Act.
15Sale of former Seabegs Road Depot Site, Bonnybridge



Report by the Director of Development Services.
Economic Development Portfolio