Appendix 1: commercial bins on the highway

Key milestones in the implementation of the new model

 

 

Key milestones

         25 June 2019: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approved for a public consultation to take place on the preferred approach for managing commercial waste bins on the highway

         17 December 2019: email sent to Cityclean, Commercial Team, Communications, Economic Development, Environmental Enforcement, Field Officers, Highways Enforcement, Legal, Parking and Regulatory Services seeking their initial feedback on the proposed model T-Zone model and the roads included

         30 September 2020: launch of consultation for eight weeks, including a Newsroom article promoting the consultation

         1 October 2020: emails sent to waste management providers in Brighton & Hove from the Assistant Director notifying them of the consultation

         9 November 2020: email sent to all councillors from the Assistant Director notifying them of the consultation

         8 March 2021: email sent to 3000 businesses with a link to the consultation (plus a further 1000 letters to those without email addresses) using business rates data

         31 March 2021: close of consultation (this was extended twice from end of November to 31/01/2021 to 31/03/2021 due to a poor response rate from businesses to provide time to respond following the emails and letters sent on 8 March 2021)

         22 June 2021: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approved the recommendations in the Commercial Bins on the Highway: Outcome of Public Consultation report

         5 November 2021: lead councillors notified that the implementation date would be delayed from 1 February 2022 to 1 April 2022

         10 November 2021: email sent to EEC DMT, Communications, Economic Development, Environmental Enforcement, Highways Enforcement, Regulatory Services and Revenues & Benefits notifying them that 4000 businesses will shortly be written to advising them of the introduction of T-Zones

         22/23 November 2021: wrote to 4000 businesses advising them of the introduction of T-Zones

         23 November 2021: emails sent to waste management providers in Brighton & Hove from the Assistant Director notifying them of the implementation of managing commercial bins on the highway

Throughout the consultation period, Facebook and Twitter posts were published, linking to the Newsroom article, encouraging residents and businesses to respond.