Agenda and minutes

Public Conveniences Task Group, Exercise Equipment Garstang Leisure Centre,, Cabinet - Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Poulton-Le-Fylde

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services and Councillor Development Officer

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Declarations of interest

Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters to be considered at this meeting.




Confirmation of minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting of Cabinet.


The minutes of the meeting of 24 April 2019 were confirmed as a correct record.


Public questions

To receive and respond to any questions from members of the public.


Public questions can be delivered in writing to Democratic Services or sent by email to: Public questions for this meeting must be received by noon on Thursday ….. Questioners should provide their name and address and indicate to which Cabinet member the question is to be directed.


The total period of time allocated for public questions will not normally exceed 30 minutes.





Public Conveniences Task Group - Final Report pdf icon PDF 475 KB

Report of the Chairman of the Public Conveniences Task Group and Service Director Performance and Innovation


The Chairman of the Public Conveniences Task Group and the Service Director Performance and Innovation submitted a report detailing the work of the Public Conveniences task group. Cllr E Ellison stated that a landowner on the A6 had recently been in contact in regard to putting toilets on his land and that she would pass details to the Street Scene, Parks and Open Spaces Portfolio Holder.


Cllr Bridge thanked Cllr E Ellison and all members of the cross-party group for their involvement into a review of a service essential to both residents and visitors. He then spoke about each of the recommendations in turn and voiced his agreement to each of them with the exception of recommendation at paragraph 3.4 of the report suggesting the withdrawal of the facility to use a radar key as he felt it was important that it was retained for legitimate uses.


His comments were supported by other members of the Cabinet and other councillors present at the meeting.




Cabinet agreed the following recommendations of the task group that


·         the current number and location of public conveniences in the borough be maintained.

·         while recognising the excellent performance of Danfo, all options for continuing the provision of public conveniences be explored in good time before the expiry of the current contract in 2022.

·         the fee for using public conveniences be increased from 20p to 30p (fees inclusive of VAT) borough-wide, subject to a review of the cost and process by which the coin mechanisms can be updated.

·         options for making cashless payments be explored and introduced if found to be viable after exploring the cost implications.

·         the introduction of additional Changing Places facilities be considered, in Fleetwood to complement the beach wheelchair initiative, and in Cleveleys.

·         options for additional toilet facilities be explored in Cabus Ward on the A6, subject to discussions with Lancashire County Council, Cabus Parish Council and other interested parties, and between Cleveleys (Café Cove) and Rossall Point.

·         options to use wall or similar space at public conveniences for promotions, campaigns, displays and advertising be explored.

·         the task group’s commendation of the Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder’ decision, published on 21 March 2019, to explore the provision of toilet, water and sluicing facilities at the Central Car Park, Fleetwood was noted.



Exercise Equipment - Garstang Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Health and Community Engagement Portfolio Holder and Service Director Health and Wellbeing


The Leisure, Health and Community Engagement Portfolio Holder and Service Director Health and Wellbeing submitted a report asking Cabinet to agree the purchase of health and fitness equipment and related software for Garstang Leisure Centre.




Cabinet agreed to purchase health and fitness equipment and related software for Garstang Leisure Centre to the value of £29,527 excluding VAT and that the scheme be added to the Council’s 2019/20 Capital Programme and the investment recovered over a four year period via contributions from the YMCA’s operational budget at no additional cost to the council.


Refuse Collection Vehicle Procurement Update pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of the Resources Portfolio Holder and Service Director People and Places.


The Resources Portfolio Holder and Service Director People and Places submitted a report to update Members on the procurement exercise undertaken by Veolia for the new Waste and Recycling fleet and to authorise the capital budget spend.




Cabinet approved the overall capital expenditure of £2,496,795 to fund the upfront contract payment for purchase of the new refuse collection vehicle fleet, funded from the Vehicle Replacement and Street Cleansing Maintenance Reserve and agreed that this be reflected in the 2019/20 Capital Programme.