Cabinet Panel on the Environment

Terms of Reference

The Panel's Terms of Reference are to consider a range of climate and environmental issues, and in particular to:

  1. Engage with individuals and the community, act as a sounding board on community ideas and projects and seek evidence and views as appropriate;
  2. Consider a range of views on issues relating to Climate Change (both mitigation of and adaption to) and environmental matters;

  3. Help and where appropriate maintain any links with relevant external (public, research and industrial) bodies;

  4. Consider any relevant government or agency consultations and advise Cabinet or the relevant Executive Member and Service Director of a proposed response;

  5. Contribute towards the review of the Climate Change Strategy;

  6. Act as an advisory Panel to Cabinet in relation to the above.

2020/2021 Work Plan

  • 7 July 2020: Introductory Session - Reducing Emissions from Transport and Travel
  • 9 September 2020: A New 'Normal' - Recovering from the Pandemic (to include bio-diversity, air quality, and council operations moving forward)
  • 17 November 2020: Food Waste, Waste, and Recycling (to include food waste reduction and capture from the residual stream)
  • 23 January 2021: Air Quality and Round-Up Meeting (to include review of achievements and climate change strategy)

Public Presentations

Speakers should register their interest to speak by midday two days before the meeting.

The Joint Chairs ask that a written submission of the content or subject be submittted to EnvironmentPanel@north-herts.gov.uk by the above deadline.

Those selected to make presentations will be advised the day before the meeting. This ensures the topic of the presentation is assigned to the most appropriate panel meeting for consideration. 

Prior submission allows the panel enough time to deliberate and reflect on the contents of the presentation. Following this process will ensure that careful and thoughtful discussion can take place.

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PDF icon 11.09.19 Gilly Chegwyn - Climate Action Group (1)63.65 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Gilly Chegwyn - Climate Action Group (2)108.08 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 John Webb - Herts Without Waste (1)309.16 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 John Webb - Herts Without Waste (2)37.13 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Julia Sonander - Plastic Free Hitchin and Letchworth (1)40.62 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Julia Sonander - Transition Town Letchworth (1)286.04 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Julia Sonander - Transition Town Letchworth (2)193.25 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Nicky Clark - North Herts and Stevenage Climate Action Group 82.92 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Rak Dimmock - Climate Action Group263.92 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Andy White - CO2 Management Planning297.82 KB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Diane Ketcher and Sue Lines - Letchworth Organic Group1.15 MB
PDF icon 11.09.19 Plastic Free Letchworth505.9 KB
PDF icon 28.11.19 Bio-Diversity and Food1.9 MB
PDF icon 28.11.19 Diane Ketcher and Sue Lines- Letchworth Organic Group3.34 MB
File 28.11.19 Chalk Streams and the River Ivel14.75 KB
File 28.11.19 Construction & Infrastructure C02 Management Planning257.22 KB
File 'Ron's Plot' Community Allotment Garden14.35 KB
PDF icon 09.01.20 - Submission 1 from Plastic Free Letchworth2.24 MB
PDF icon 09.01.20 - Submission 2 from Plastic Free Letchworth505.89 KB
PDF icon 09.01.20 - Submission 3 from Plastic Free Letchworth193.23 KB
File 09.01.20 - Submission from Baldock Beats Waste15.98 KB
File 09.01.20 - Submission from Best Before Cafe13.85 KB
File 09.01.20 - Submission from Glynn Holt1.18 MB
PDF icon 09.01.20 - Submission from Transition Town Letchworth580.14 KB
Microsoft Office document icon 05.03.20 - Submission from Gill Langley: Air Pollution Health Notes54.5 KB
PDF icon 05.03.20 - Submission from Nicky Clark: Absolute Zero4.58 MB
PDF icon 05.03.20 - Submission from Nicky Clark: Lancet Child heath report6.89 MB
File 05.03.20 - Submission from Rod Hart: Transport17.81 KB
File 05.03.20 - Submission from Roger Lovegrove: Transport13.66 KB
PDF icon 05.03.20 - Submission from Transition Towns Letchworth: Transport1.34 MB
PDF icon 05.03.20 - Submission from Anni Sander: Family Cycling83.41 KB
PDF icon Julia Sonader - Edicitnet 115.17 KB