Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Motion to City Council - litter and takeaways

Here's a copy of the motion I have sent in for tomorrow night's Full Council meeting. This one has a high chance of being debated (my other on battery recycling is likely to go straight to a committee)


Council acknowledges that while there are some take away outlets that are responsible neighbours, litter outside fast food takeaways is often a matter of extreme annoyance to neighbours and passers by alike.

Council recognises that while litter bins can be an answer to some of the problems, experience has shown that these do not always result in a lack of street litter outside and near the take away premises.

Council further recognises that some take aways are on busy main access routes and so can, by allowing litter strewn street areas, cause a poor impression of our City to visitors and potential investors.

Council notes that local authorities have the power, under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Neighbourhoods Act 2005 to issue street litter notices to take away establishments.

These notices compel the businesses to take responsibility for keeping particular sections of the pavement free of litter.

Council therefore calls on the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change to investigate how speedily the Council can start using the powers it is entitled to use and to report back to the Environment and Climate Change Select Committee within one cycle as to when a pilot scheme will be started. Council believes that elected members should have a say as to where this pilot scheme takes place and therefore requests the Cabinet Member to invite submissions from District Committees as to the areas to be initially targeted.

The link for the whole agenda is this http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=305&MId=10724&Ver=4

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