Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday 9 January 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 4/5/6 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Bryony Gibbs, Governance Officer  020 8937 1355; Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members


Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda.


Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 69.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 27 November 2017 as ab accurate record.


Please note these minutes will be circulated as a supplemental item to the main agenda.


Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.


Budget Scrutiny Task Group Report pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This report set out the findings and recommendations of the recent budget scrutiny task group.

Additional documents:


The Digital Strategy and the Customer Experience pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Performance, Policy and Partnerships providing an update on the Brent Digital Strategy 2017 – 2020 and its impact on the customer experience in accessing services.  The report also provides an outline for the forthcoming Channel Strategy and seeks feedback from the Committee on its scope and the principles proposed to underpin the ways in which Brent Council will design and deliver its services across a range of contact channels to ensure accessibility and value for money.

Additional documents:


Review of Recycling Rates in Brent pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report provides details on the Borough’s current recycling rates along with a comparison against rates from other similar authorities.  The report has been requested by the Scrutiny Committee to assist Members in considering how performance might be improved.


In addition details are provided on attempts being made to reduce food waste in the recycling stream and on the use of new technology to help improve recycling rates.


Review of Trading Standards' Role and Priority Areas pdf icon PDF 127 KB

This report outlines the role and priorities of the Council’s Trading Standards, focussing, as requested by the Committee, on the following areas:


·         Analysis on the role of Trading Standards in 2017

·         Are the Service targeting the correct areas?

·         What do the public want trading standards to do?


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Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.