Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 2ND NOVEMBER, 2011
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (CORPORATE RESOURCES): 11TH OCTOBER, 2011
"519 PURCHASE OF TIMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS (DFICTP) -
Councillor R.F. Curtis had submitted a request for consideration “To allow Scrutiny to investigate whether the Vale of Glamorgan Council should sign up to WWF Cymru’s pledge to help stop the trade in illegal and unsustainable timber and improve the way we buy wood products”. Councillor Curtis, with the consent of the Committee, welcomed the opportunity to amplify his reasons for bringing the request before the Committee and the positivity of the report.
The Sustainability Working Group had recently discussed the issues raised by Councillor Curtis , concluding that the Council’s current approach to timber procurement was compatible with the aims of the WWF and that a pledge at Bronze level would be consistent with work already being undertaken within the Council. Members, having considered the contents of the report and the comments raised in the course of discussion, unanimously
(1) T H A T the Council’s current arrangements for the procurement of timber and wood products be noted.
(2) T H A T Cabinet be requested to consider signing up to the WWF Bronze Pledge to stop the trade in illegal and unsustainable timber.
Reason for recommendations
(1&2) To advise Committee of the current process within the Council for the procurement of timber and wood products and to subscribe to the WWF pledge scheme."
Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources): 11th October, 2011