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How we are governed

Governance and administration

ReLondon is the operating name of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB). 

We are a partnership of the Mayor of London and London’s boroughs to improve waste and resource management in the capital and accelerate our transition to a low carbon circular city.

Here you can find out more about how we are governed.

Board membership comprises of:

Chair of the Board: Mayor of London’s appointed representative
Four London Borough Councillors: appointed by London Councils
Two independent members: appointed by London Councils
One independent member: appointed by the Mayor of London

The Board oversees all of LWARB’s activities.

Click here for details of members.

5 December 2023 – ReLondon Board meeting

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Date: 05/12/2023

Time: 10.00am

Agenda

Live webcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA



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12 December 2024 – ReLondon Board meeting

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Date: 12/10/2024

Time: 2.00pm

Live webcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA



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24 October 2024 – ReLondon Board meeting

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Date: 24/10/2024

Time: 11.00am

Live webcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA



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19 June 2024 – ReLondon Board meeting

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Date: 19/06/2024

Time: 11.00am

Live webcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA



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14 March 2024 – ReLondon Board meeting

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Date: 14/03/2024

Time: 2.00pm

Live webcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA



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The Board has established an audit committee.

You can view the responsibilities of the audit committee here.

Click here for details of members.

21 February 2024 – Audit committee meeting

Date: 21 February 2024 Time: 12.00 Agenda & Papers Appendices: 1 – Q3 Management Accounts2 – Standing Orders, Cttee ToR, SODA

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15 November 2023 – Audit committee meeting

Date: 15 November 2023 Time: 12.00 Agenda and Papers Appendices: 1 Management Accounts;

Date: 15 November 2023

Time: 12.00

Agenda and Papers

Appendices: 1 Management Accounts;

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6 September 2023 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 6 September 2023

Time: 12.00

Agenda and Papers

Appendices: 1 Management Accounts;

The meeting will be webcast here.

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17 May 2023 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 17 May 2023

Time: 12.00

Agenda and Papers

Appendices: 1 Internal Audit report; 2 Management Accounts

The meeting will be webcast here.

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22 February 2023 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 22 February 2023

Time: 12.00

Agenda & Papers

Appendices: 1 – Management Accounts; 2 2021/22 Statement of Accounts; 3 Risk Register

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ReLondon was established under the Greater London Authority Act 2007

as the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).

The Act sets out our objectives in the following way:

To promote and encourage in Greater London:

  • the production of less waste
  • an increase in the proportion of waste that is reused or recycled
  • the use of methods of collection, treatment and disposal of waste that are more beneficial to the environment

Furthermore, in our work to deliver on these objectives, it is our statutory duty to act in accordance with the London Environment Strategy and the London Plan, with respect to the provisions, guidance and targets within these documents for municipal waste management.

Corporate governance framework

The operation of the Board and its committees is governed by its Standing Orders which incorporate the relevant sections of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended by the GLA Act 2007) and the London Waste and Recycling Board Order 2008.

The current committee structure of the Board (including committee terms of reference), the Scheme of Delegated Authority and the Board’s Risk Management Strategy are also attached below.

Expenses

Members of the Board are entitled to reclaim expenses incurred in carrying out their role as Board Members. A summary of expenses claimed is available on request.

Hospitality register

Board and Committee Members are required to register any gifts or hospitality received over a value of £50 in relation to their work for ReLondon. The current register is available on request. Please contact Adam Leibowitz adam.leibowitz@relondon.gov.uk

Register of members interests

Members of the Board are required to submit a declaration of interests. Full details of the requirement can be seen in appendix SO3 of the Standing Orders.

The Standing Orders and the individual declarations are available on request. Please contact Adam Leibowitz Adam.leibowitz@relondon.gov.uk

Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2020/21

NOTICE

London Waste and Recycling Board

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Date of announcement Thursday 24th June 2021

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to: Adam Leibowitz, Governance and Secretariat Officer (hello@relondon.gov.uk)  commencing on Monday 28 June 2021 and ending on Friday 6 August 2021

Local government electors and their representatives also have:

* The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

* The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful.

Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team), 15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-l.com)

This announcement is made by Eddie Confoy, Head of Finance & Operations.

Documents

Summary of rights

Annual Internal Audit Report

AGAR Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2020/21

AGAR Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2020/21

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Accounts/Annual Governance and Accountability Return (prior years)

Statements of accounts

Statement Of Accounts 2018_19

AGAR-2019-20-S22-Governance-Statement-Accounting-Statements

Statement of Accounts 2017_18

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