LEAMS Seminar – 4 December 2018

Working in partnership to deliver practical solutions

The new Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse for Scotland, introduced earlier this year, means that there are a number of new challenges to enable the duties set out in Section 89 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to be met. Continuing budget reductions and subsequent impact on frontline services makes this even more challenging.

This, along with our analysis of recent data, shows that the decline in local environmental quality is continuing and, in some communities, gathering pace. You can read more about this in our LEQ in Decline Update Report 2017.

The 2011 Christie Commission Report promotes prevention and working in partnership as the most sustainable measures for public sector delivery. In light of this, the 2018 national LEAMS seminar provided an opportunity to discuss collectively what practical steps can be taken to start reversing the decline in local environmental quality.

In addition to insightful keynote presentations, the seminar also provided a number of practical workshops to highlight case studies from a range of stakeholders which focus on partnership working as a means to successfully improving the quality of the environment for local communities.

The all-day seminar took place on the 4th December 2018 in Cumbernauld where 38 organisations were represented. 

Seminar agenda


9:30 am Registration, networking and refreshments
10:00 am Welcome
  Colin Bayes, Charity Trustee, Keep Scotland Beautiful
10:10 am Setting the scene
  Pete Leonard, Operations Director, Keep Scotland Beautiful
10:40 am Workshop session 1
11:10 am Break and refreshments
11:25 am Workshop session 2
11:55 am Interim remarks
12:05 pm Lunch
1:05 pm The future of litter monitoring
  John Cassells, Area Cleansing Supervisor – East Renfrewshire Council
  Martin Burrows, Senior Technician – Inverclyde Council    
  Emma Leel, Sector Manager Litter and Flytipping Prevention – Zero Waste Scotland
1:35 pm Workshop session 3
2:05 pm Workshop session 4
2:35 pm Panel discussion – collaboration in practice
  Jill Cronin, Strategy Manager, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
  Ken Gray, Streetscene Manager, Renfrewshire Council
  Pete Leonard, Operations Director, Keep Scotland Beautiful
  Wendy Murray, Angus Clean Environments
  Steven Gray, Neighbourhood Support and Frontline Lead, Wheatley Group
3:05 pm Closing remarks       
3:15 pm


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