Agenda and decisions

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Declarations of interest


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Minutes of 9th November meeting.


Public and Member Questions and Petitions

These must be received no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd November.


Alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions across the environmental services fleet pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Waste, Recycling and Street Services and the Cabinet Member Climate Emergency



1.    The introduction of hydro treated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel be approved, procured from sustainable sources that is certified palm oil free, for use in the Cheltenham Borough Council fleet operated by Ubico, where appropriate to replace diesel as set out in the report, as soon as possible to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality;

2.    The purchase and installation of a new fuel tank installed at the Swindon Road depot to facilitate the change to HVO be approved, at an estimated cost of £55,000, to be funded from the climate change capital budget;

3.    The increase in revenue costs associated with the move to HVO from diesel be recommended to be approved by Council as part of the budget setting process;

4.    The continued procurement of internal combustion engine vehicles and plant where no suitable alternative fuel vehicle or plant (electric or otherwise) is available on the market or within available resources with a view to such vehicles operating on HVO fuel where appropriate and as set out in the report (see list of vehicles required within this financial year 2.17) be approved;

5.    The council’s management of the capital replacement plan for both Ubico operated fleet and plant, and the Council’s own fleet, directly support our climate change ambitions of net zero by 2030 by moving to alternative fuels or away from internal combustion engines for all our fleet and plant as quickly as practicable where alternatives are available and within available resources.


St Peters Playing Field - Grant of New Lease to Cheltenham Saracens AFC pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

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1.    The Saracens’ proposals for the improvement of the sports and community facilities at St Peters Recreation Ground be approved;

2.    Officers be authorised to advertise the proposed disposal of public open space at St Peters Recreation Ground and instructs the officers to report back to the Cabinet with any objections that may be received;

3.    The surrender and grant of a new lease to the Saracens for 25 years at £4,000 per annum as set out in Appendix 2 be approved, provided that no objections are received to the proposal to dispose of public open space.


Briefing from Cabinet Members