To consider the confidential report of the Town Clerk.
The committee received and considered the confidential report of the Town Clerk concerning the future of the Council’s Grounds Maintenance Service.
She highlighted concerns that due to staff shortages grass cutting obligations were not being fulfilled, and whilst the Operations & Estates Advisor had suggested offsetting this against the Council’s request for more wildflower planting, a rough calculation had revealed that it was not a fair compensation.
1. That, the confidential report be noted and;
2. That, negotiations of the financial implications of the future Grounds Maintenance Service be delegated to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of this committee.