The Leader of the Council introduced the report which provided a summary of some of the achievements and milestones of the Council over the course of the last financial year, as well as providing commentary of Key Performance Indicators from across the Council’s services.
The Deputy Leader referred to the statistic that 18% of residents still did not participate in recycling and wondered if more plastic bags could be provided to encourage people to do this properly if they did not have the correct or sufficient containers. The Head of Environment and Land Management confirmed that the Council would be happy to provide extra recycling containers free of charge for residents who requested them, as
well as extra plastic bags where needed. The Council was working on an article for the next edition of Ashford For You and would include that information within it. In response to a further question she confirmed that the plastic bags themselves were recyclable.
That the contents of the Annual Performance Report be noted and its publication on the Council’s website be approved.