Decision details

Cleaning and Greening the Borough – Proposed Programme of Work

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning and Transport, Executive Member for the Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To outline the proposed programme of works that the additional funding agreed for 2022/23 will be used for.


       i.         The programme of work listed in Appendix 1 is agreed.


     ii.         That any changes to the work programme required for operational reasons in Appendix 1 will be delegated to the Executive Director of Delivery

Reasons for the decision:

1.     The look and feel of the Borough not only create an environment that encourages residents and visitors to enjoy our outdoor and public spaces but also influence how safe spaces feel. Areas that are prone to excessive vegetation growth tend to give an impression of not being well maintained, this discourages people from using these parts of the borough, which in turn attracts anti-social behaviour.


2.     Additional funding was agreed for work to improve the borough’s look and feel and the proposals included in this report support the Council’s work on ‘greening the Borough’ and work on community safety.

Alternative options considered:

To allow some areas of the borough to continue to decline and not use the funding to make improvements.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: If supported by Members, this proposal would be an additional budget pressure for 2022/23 and included in the Commitment Budget as a regularly recurring but not annual funding commitment.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contract Services Email: Tel: 01344 355157.

Publication date: 21/07/2022

Date of decision: 21/07/2022

Effective from: 29/07/2022

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