Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall - Floor 3

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith, Democratic Services Tel 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 8 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 8 October 2019 are attached.

 

RECOMMENDED that the record of previous decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting on 8 October 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

4.

Home Energy and Water Efficiency Strategy pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services is to highlight the impact of cold and inefficient homes and high energy costs and to propose a draft strategy to achieve our vision:

 

       To ensure all homes in Portsmouth use energy and water as efficiently as possible for an appropriate level of comfort, safety, health and dignity, so that no Portsmouth household has to worry whether they can afford their energy and water bills.

 

RECOMMENDED that Cabinet:

 

(1)  notes the successful work already taking place in Portsmouth to improve home energy and water efficiency, and reduce household bills.

 

(2)  notes the contribution that this strategy can make towards achieving the council's goal of becoming carbon neutral, and increasing water efficiency to mitigate the impact of nitrate levels.

 

(3)  approves the draft strategy for publication, and has the goal of working together with our residents and stakeholders in the city to ensure that everyone understands the help that is available and can meet their energy needs, to make Portsmouth a fairer, healthier and more prosperous city.

 

(4)  asks officers to begin a two month period of consultation on the draft strategy, engaging with residents, stakeholders and partner organisations who can contribute to shaping and delivering the strategy.

 

(5)  asks officers to lead on the development of a detailed action plan to achieve the strategic objectives, with timescales and measures to assess progress and drive improvement.

 

(6)  asks officers to deliver a marketing and communication campaign around home energy and water efficiency that can engage residents in all demographic groups, across housing types and tenures, to inform and inspire them to take up the opportunities on offer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet:

 

(1)       noted the successful work already taking place in Portsmouth to improve home energy and water efficiency, and reduce household bills.

 

(2)       noted the contribution that this strategy can make towards achieving the council's goal of becoming carbon neutral, and increasing water efficiency to mitigate the impact of nitrate levels.

 

(3)       approved the draft strategy for publication, and has the goal of working together with our residents and stakeholders in the city to ensure that everyone understands the help that is available and can meet their energy needs, to make Portsmouth a fairer, healthier and more prosperous city.

 

(4)       asked officers to begin a two month period of consultation on the draft strategy, engaging with residents, stakeholders and partner organisations who can contribute to shaping and delivering the strategy.

 

(5)       asked officers to lead on the development of a detailed action plan to achieve the strategic objectives, with timescales and measures to assess progress and drive improvement.

 

(6)       asked officers to deliver a marketing and communication campaign around home energy and water efficiency that can engage residents in all demographic groups, across housing types and tenures, to inform and inspire them to take up the opportunities on offer.

Dates of Cabinet Meetings (for information)

The Cabinet is asked to note future scheduled dates for full Cabinet which are:

 

Tuesday 3 December 2019 at 2.30pm

 

Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 12 noon

 

Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 12 noon

Decision:

It was agreed that the proposed Cabinet meeting of 3 December be cancelled but the following meetings of 4th February and 10th March 2020 were noted.