Corporate Services, Climate Change and Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In)

12 February 2024

Report of the Director of Governance

Called-in Item: Waste Services – Service Developments Report -   Executive Meeting, 25 January 2024.


1.        This report sets out the reasons for the call-in of the decision made by the Executive on 25 January 2024 in respect of the approved introduction of a garden waste subscription service set out in paragraph 48 of the report.  The report also sets out the powers and role of the Corporate Services and Climate Change Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling-In) in dealing with the call-in.


2.        An extract from the Decision Sheet published after the Executive meeting of 25 January 2024 is attached as Appendix A to this report.  This sets out the decisions taken on the called-in item.  The original report to the Executive, together with its annexes, is attached at Appendix B.

3.        The decisions have been called in for review by the Corporate Services and Climate Change Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling-In) by Cllrs Hollyer, Fisher and Mason, in accordance with the Constitutional requirements, and on the basis of the detailed reasoning set out in Appendix C attached.



4.      In accordance with the requirements of the Constitution, the calling-in Members have been invited to attend and/or speak at the calling-in meeting, as appropriate, together with relevant Executive Member(s) and Officer(s).




5.           The Committee must follow the practice for dealing with called in business set out in the Scrutiny Procedure Rules in Appendix 5 of the Constitution. After debate and all contributions have been heard, the Chair will invite each Member of the Committee to state whether they consider the core principles identified in the call-in request (Appendix C) have been breached or not. 

6.           In the event of the majority of Members finding no breach, the call-in request will be immediately closed with no further action unless the Committee identifies any areas worthy of future exploration by the scrutiny function.

7.           In the event of the majority of Members finding a breach, the called in decision will be referred back in full for further consideration at the next appropriate meeting of the Executive.



8.           Members need to consider any breach specifically identified in the call-in request in relation to the original report to the Executive and the consequential decision made.  As stated in the options identified above, the Chair will then guide the Committee on the constitutional requirements for handling the meeting and culminating in the Committee determining its position on any breaches.  


Council Plan

9.           Any implications associated with the delivery of Council priorities for 2023-2027 are addressed in the original report to the Executive set out in Appendix B.


10.        There are no known Financial, HR, Legal, Property, Equalities, or Crime and Disorder implications in relation to handling the call-in of the issue under consideration.

Risk Management


11.        There are no risk management implications associated with the call-in of this matter.


12.        Members’ views are sought on the call-in request and specific breaches identified in Appendix C.


Reason:    To enable the called-in matter to be dealt with efficiently and in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution.



Contact Details


Dawn Steel

Head of Democratic Services

Tel: 01904 551030

Chief Officer Responsible for the report:

Bryn Roberts

Director of Governance

Tel: 01904 555385





Report Approved








Wards Affected:  All






For further information please contact the author of the report




Appendix A – Extract from the Decision Sheet produced following the Executive Meeting on 25 January 2024, setting out the decisions made on the called-in item.

Appendix B – Report of the Director of Transport, Environment and Planning to the Executive Meeting on 25 January 2024, Service Developments – Waste.

Appendix C – Call in Request from Councillors Hollyer, Fisher and Mason.