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Referral of Notice of Motion: Low Carbon Advertising

Meeting: 07/03/2022 - Environment and Communities Committee (Item 53)

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To consider the Notice of Motion lodged at Council on the 15 December 2021 in respect of Low Carbon Advertising.


Councillor Quentin Abel was the original seconder of the Notice of Motion and introduced the item to the Committee.  Councillor Abel noted that the original Motion contained detail outside of the direct control of the council and for that reason proposed an amendment to the motion that was seconded requesting the inclusion of the following wording to be included at the end of recommendation 3.1.1: ‘and encourage the reduction of high carbon products’.


There was some discussion about the current policy on advertising on bus shelters by Transport Service Solutions (TSS) and encouragement for all suppliers to adhere to policy.


Paul Bayley, the Director for Environment and Neighbourhood Services reminded the Committee that from the 1 April 2022, the commissioning work of TSS would transfer back to the council and the operational services would transfer to ANSA.  This work would become the remit of the councils Strategic Transport Department to action.


RESOLVED (Unanimously)


That the renewal of the current Advertising Concession Agreement in May 2022 which will provide an opportunity to review the current set of prohibitions and encourage the reduction of high carbon products be noted.