Agenda and draft minutes

Streetwise Oversight Board - Monday, 29th November, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford. View directions

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies.


Exclusion of the Public

To move “That under Regulation 21(1)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.”



It wasresolved thatunder Regulation21(1)(b) ofthe LocalAuthorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000,the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business onthe grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information asdefined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act1972.



Minutes of the meeting held on 26th August 2021 pdf icon PDF 281 KB


The minutes of the Streetwise Oversight Board meeting on 26 August 2021 were approvedas atrue record.


The Chief Executive welcomed Cllr Moore as a new member of the Streetwise Oversight Board.



Business Plan Update


The Managing Director of Streetwise Environmental Ltd presented the Business Plan to the Board.


He confirmed that much time had been spent formulating the business plan, and even considering recent events and the impact of the pandemic, it remained viable, albeit delayed by 18 months due to covid-19. He confirmed that the Streetwise Board had revisited the plan and targets and determined that fundamentally the strategy remained the same. He confirmed that the plan was underpinned by a combination of acquisitions and organic growth


He outlined strategic plans for the future, including organic growth through tenders, acquisitions and increasing grounds maintenance work. There were also proposals to expand the tree team.


The Managing Director referred to carbon neutral, being something that he fully supported, and which made commercial and environmental sense. He noted, however, that it was expensive to introduce and that some of the technology had not performed as required in trials. 


Initial research suggested that the company vehicles could use alternative fuel based on vegetable oil, which would reduce carbon emissions immediately but would cost more.


Regarding the company’s carbon reduction plan, Cllr Robinson suggested including milestones, such as a target to reduce CO2 emissions by X.


The Managing Director clarified regarding red diesel, that whilst the company could currently use red diesel in their tractors and some mowers which were not road using, the regulations were changing and that would no longer be possible.


The Board confirmed that it had been agreed for Keith Daniel’s contract be extended to next year.



Revised Company Articles


The Monitoring Officerpresented therevised company Articles to the Board.


The Articles have been updated to incorporate the new Streetwise Oversight Board into the definition section and for reserved matters that were previously dealt with by Rushcliffe Enterprises Ltd to now report to Streetwise Oversight Board.


The Board resolved to Approve the proposed variations to the Articles of the Streetwise Trading Ltd and to approve the changes to the Articles for the Streetwise Environmental Ltd.




Date of the Next Meeting


The Board agreed that the next meeting be arranged by the Company Secretary on a date convenient to all and to be held shortly after the Cabinet meeting in January 2022.