Decision details

Waste and recycling services - fleet.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Full Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Carr moved and Councillor Bird seconded the recommendation of the report of the Director of Service Delivery, to seek approval for the cost of purchasing a second-hand fleet of recycling vehicles in the current financial year, on the basis that the proposal agreed in principle at Cabinet on 9 June 2022 would incur expenditure outside the budget framework set for 2022/23.


In a response to a question, Councillor Carr confirmed that the team was aware of the need for the provision of additional electric charging points and would be working to deliver them.


The recommendation was debated and received support from across the Council.  The matter was put to a vote and carried unanimously. 



That Full Council approves the release of funding (£720,000) within this financial year, 2022/23, in support of the immediate operational priority:


To make immediate purchase of second-hand recycling collection vehicles (RCVs), to replace six vehicles currently on hire, thus saving on significant hire costs that are presently being incurred.


Report author: Director of Service Delivery

Publication date: 04/08/2022

Date of decision: 18/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 18/07/2022 - Lewes District Council Full Council

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