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To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 September 2018 and authorise the Chairman to sign them.
The minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Members received a presentation on the Gerpins Lane Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.
Members were advised that the system was operated by Renewi under contract to the East London Waste Authority (ELWA) and was in place to deter commercial waste being disposed of in cars.
Frequent users (7 or more visits in a rolling month) were issued with a letter to contact the council who would verify the nature of their visits and if appropriate approve future access.
650 letters had been issued since July out of over 100,000 visits (0.65% of visits) compared to around 450 at other sites. Gerpins Lane had a higher footfall and therefore a higher number was to be expected.
There had been a reduction in traffic at Gerpins Lane ? 29,500 visits Oct 2017 to 25,500 in 2018 and there had also been a reduction in waste tonnages at the site 900tonnes in Aug to 240tonnes in September & October respectively.
Council officers visited the site at least once a week and Environment Business Support kept a list of access requests and authorisations.
There had been no bans so far however the reduction in tonnage may indicate that the system was having an effect in discouraging inappropriate use.
Members noted that the system remained under review and officers were in discussion with ELWA and the other ELWA borough officers at monthly meetings.
The Sub-Committee noted the overview.
The report before Members set out the quarter 2 performance that was relevant to the remit of the Sub-Committee.
Two performance indicators had been included in the Quarter 2 2018/19 report and presentation. The Waste tonnages indicator had been assigned a red status, whilst the fly-tipping indicator had been assigned a green status. This was the same performance as the position reported at the end of Quarter 1.
The Sub-Committee noted the contents of the report.