Agenda and minutes

Thursday, 20th October, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: charles hungwe 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest form attached at the back of this agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.


    There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB


Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting pdf icon PDF 68 KB


LED Lighting for Multi-Storey Car Parks pdf icon PDF 103 KB


    Members were informed that a solution was identified to retrofit the existing lighting with LED tubes in some of the council’s car parks. This would reduce the annual electric consumption by £24k per annum and have an annual estimated maintenance saving of £10k over the two sites. It was hoped that this project would replace the car park lighting system in the Multi-story car parks in Margate and Ramsgate which is very old and expensive to run both in terms of electricity and also ongoing maintenance costs.


    Cabinet was advised that the project would be funded through a Salix interest free loan scheme. Salix is a central based government loan scheme, which is 100% interest free. Council applied for this scheme and had been successful. The cost of the project, for both car parks combined is £70,000, this is repayable over 4 years, i.e £17,500 a year. However after the loan is repaid Council would make a saving in electricity of around £24k per annum, and £6.6k during the loan period. Members were in support of the idea for the project.


    Councillor I. Gregory and Councillor K. Gregory spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.


    Councillor Brimm proposed, Councillor Crow-Brown seconded and Members agreed that Cabinet takes advantage of the interest free loan offered by the government for energy savings and agree to upgrade the lighting in both Mill Lane car park and Leopold Street car park to LED lighting.


Events Policy pdf icon PDF 192 KB


Designation of Conservation Areas, Cliftonville pdf icon PDF 212 KB