Agenda and minutes

ASDV Shareholder Committee
Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Paul Mountford  Tel: 01270 686472 Email:  paul.mountford@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Link: Meeting Recording

Items
No. Item

14.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor D Brown declared a non-pecuniary interest as a former Chairman of CERF.

 

Councillor L Smetham declared a non-pecuniary interest as a former Director of Orbitas.

 

15.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

 

PART 2 – MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS PRESENT

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

16.

Quarterly Company Directors' Reports

To be presented with the latest available quarterly strategic reports (Q2 2020/21 to 30/09/2020) for Ansa Environmental Services and Orbitas Bereavement Services for discussion.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received the latest available quarterly strategic reports (Q2 2020/21 to 30th September 2020) from the following companies:

 

ANSA Environmental Services Ltd

 

The following attended the meeting to present the report and answer members’ questions:

 

Kevin Melling – Managing Director

Jane Thomason – Deputy Managing Director

Tracy Baldwin – Group Finance Manager

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the Chairman thanked the representatives who, apart from Mr Melling, then left the meeting.

 

Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd

 

The following attended the meeting to present the report and answer members’ questions:

 

Councillor David Marren – Chairman

Kevin Melling – Managing Director

Mark Darbyshire – Chief Operating Officer

Helen Green – Accountant

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the Chairman thanked the representatives, who remained in the meeting for the following item relating to the Orbitas business plan.

 

The Committee would consider the quarterly strategic reports further following the presentation of the business plan.

 

17.

ASDV Business Plans 21/22 Review

To consider the following ASDV business plan:

 

Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd Business Plan

Minutes:

The Committee considered the business plan of Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd.

 

The following had remained in the meeting to present the business plan and answer members’ questions:

 

Councillor David Marren – Chairman

Kevin Melling – Managing Director

Mark Darbyshire – Chief Operating Officer

Helen Green – Accountant

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the Chairman thanked the Orbitas representatives who then left the meeting.

 

As requested at the last meeting, the Executive Director of Place gave an update on the Orbitas contractual position to assure the Committee that its renewal was being pursued as quickly as possible but following due diligence.

 

The Committee gave further consideration to the Orbitas business plan and to the quarterly strategic reports for Ansa and Orbitas.

 

RESOLVED

 

That

 

1.    the quarterly strategic reports of Ansa and Orbitas be noted, it being accepted that the figures within the reports were subject to change;

 

2.    the business plan for Orbitas be noted; and

 

3.    the Committee review the business plan further at its meeting on 24th November.