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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.

04 Oct, 2018 – Board meeting

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Date: 4 October

Time: 10.00am

Venue: LFB Headquarters, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL (Committee Room G02)

The agenda and papers for this meeting are attached below.

LWARB Agenda 4 October 2018

Minutes of LWARB 10 May 2018

1 Administration Governance

2 CEO Report (Inc Apx)

3 Board Effectiveness Review (inc Apx)

4 LWARB Programmes Update (Part A)

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10 May, 2018 – Board meeting

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Date: 10 May

Time: 10.00am

Venue: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA (Committee room 3)

The agenda and papers for this meeting are attached below.

LWARB Agenda 10 May 2018

Minutes of LWARB 25 January 2018 Part A

1 Administration Governance

2 CEO Report (Part A only) inc Apx

3 LWARB Programmes Update (Part A only)

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25 Jan, 2018 – Board meeting

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Date: 25 January

Time: 10.00am

Venue: London Councils, 59½ Southwark Street, London SE1 0AL

The agenda and papers for this meeting are attached below.

LWARB Agenda 25 January 2018

Minutes of LWARB 5 October 2017

1 Administration & Governance – Written Resolution

2 COO Report

3 LWARB Programmes Update (Part A) + Appendices

4 London Plan Consultation – LWARB Response (Inc Apx)

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23 Jun, 2017 – Board meeting

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Date: 23 June

Time: 1.45pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

The agenda and papers for this meeting are attached below.

LWARB Agenda 23 June 2017

Minutes of LWARB 13 March 2017

1 COO Report (Inc Apx)

2 LWARB Programmes Update Part A

3 Remit and Membership of Investment Committee

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13 Mar, 2017 – Board meeting

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Date: 13 March

Time: 1.30pm

Venue: Committee Room 4, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

The agenda and papers for this meeting are attached below.

LWARB Agenda 13 March 2017

Minutes of LWARB 17 March 2016 

1 COO Report

3 LWARB Business Plan

4 Programmes Update

5 Administration and Governance

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16 to 20 of 20 results

The Board has established an audit committee.

You can view the responsibilities of the audit committee here.

Click here for details of members.

1 December, 2022 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 1 December 2022

Time: 12.00

Meeting details to follow.

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8 September, 2022 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 8 September 2022

Time: 12.30 (Note: start time has moved to 12.30pm)

The meeting will be webcast live on ReLondon’s Youtube channel.

Agenda (full papers here)

Introductions and apologies for absence

Declarations of interest

Minutes of previous meeting (16 June 2022)

Written Resolutions

Finance Report

HR Update

Risk Register

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16 June, 2022 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 16 June 2022

Time: 12.00

The meeting will be webcast live on ReLondon’s Youtube channel.

Agenda

Introductions and apologies for absence

Declarations of interest

Minutes of the previous meeting (17 March 2022)

Written Resolutions passed since previous meeting None

Finance Report

Internal Audit

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 

HR Update

Risk Register

Any other business

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17 March, 2022 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 17 March 2022

Time: 14.30

Venue: Meeting room 5, The Office Group, The White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, EC1Y 8AF

Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA

Agenda & Papers

Agenda

Minutes of the previous meeting

Q3 Finance Report

2020/21 Full Accounts

2022/23 Budget

2021/22 Internal Audit Plan

HR Update

Risk Register

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11 November, 2021 – Audit committee meeting

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Date: 11 November 2021

Time: 13.00

Venue: This meeting will take place online by Zoom.

Zoom details are https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvD1-KedJAexZNplPZU9KpA

The Agenda and papers are shown below

Agenda

Minutes AC 9th September 21

Q2 Financial Report 21/22

HR update

Risk Register

SODA Amendments Nov 21

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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

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2021/22

NOTICE

London Waste and Recycling Board

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The audit of accounts for London Waste and Recycling Board for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return attached below and is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of London Waste and Recycling Board on application to Adam Leibowitz (adam.leibowitz@relondon.gov.uk), The White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF, between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £5 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Jo Rogers, Director of Operations and Governance 29 September 2022

Associated documents

AGAR Sections 1 & 2 (Governance and Accounting Statements)

AGAR Section 3: (External Auditor Report & Certificate)

Annual Internal Audit Report

Summary of Rights

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Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2021/22

NOTICE

London Waste and Recycling Board (operating as ReLondon)

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

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27 The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1. Date of announcement: 30 June 2022

2. 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 (see below). 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 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to: Adam Leibowitz (adam.leibowitz@relondon.gov.uk, The White Collar Factory, Old Street Yard, London EC1A 8AF), commencing on Friday 1st July 2022 and ending on Friday 11th August 2022

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have: The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; andThe 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 in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. 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)

5. This announcement is made by Jo Rogers, Director of Operations and Governance.

Associated documents

AGAR (Governance and Accounting Statements)

Annual Internal Audit Report

Summary of Rights

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit: AGAR 2020/21

NOTICE

London Waste and Recycling Board

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2021

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The audit of accounts for London Waste and Recycling Board for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is attached below and is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of London Waste and Recycling Board on application to:

Adam Leibowitz (adam.leibowitz@relondon.gov.uk), The White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF, between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £5 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Adam Leibowitz (Governance & Secretariat Officer)

28 September 2021

AGAR Sections 1 & 2 (Annual Governance and Accounting Statements)

AGAR Section 3 (External Auditor Report & Certificate)

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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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