Traffic, Environment & Community Safety Scrutiny Panel - Friday, 22nd September, 2023 3.00 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Jane Di Dino 023 9283 4060  Email:

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Apologies for Absence.


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the Previous Meeting. pdf icon PDF 92 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2023 be agreed as correct record.


Matters arising.


Reducing the use of pesticides on council land. pdf icon PDF 67 KB

1.     Questions for Councillor Kimberley Barrett, Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Greening the City.


2.     Discussion paper on Pesticide Changes - Charlotte Smith, Assistant Director for Corporate Services.

Report attached.


3.     Other local authorities' use of pesticides - Arian Rozier, Parks Development Manager.

Report attached.


4.     Glyphosate use in the Parks Service. - Arian Rozier, Parks Development Manager.

Report attached.


5.     Draft Weed control in the Parks Service trial report - Arian Rozier, Parks Development Manager.

Report attached.


6.     To note and consider the Growing in the Community report by the Local Government Association.

Report attached.


7.     Glyphosate use by Highways - Richard Stocks, Highways PFI Deputy Contract Manager (Technical).  This report that will follow will include any suggested amendments to the contract that may be required.


8.     Glyphosate usage in the Parks, Housing & Highways Services - Phil Bentley, Head of Estates Services.   

Report attached.


9.     Pesticide use in the Clean & Green Service - Phil Bentley, Head of Estates Services.

Report attached.


10. To discuss and note the Traffic, Environment & Community Safety Panel report - A review into biodiversity improvements in urban Portsmouth 22 March 2022.

Report attached.


11. To discuss and agree the guiding principles for the drafting of the recommendations - Councillor Judith Smyth

Report attached.


The panel is aiming to complete this review at its meeting in October if possible, and submit it to Cabinet during November to allow any new expenditure to be considered as part of the 2024/ 25 budget-setting process.




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