Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Linda Fisher/Jo Bryant 

Items
No. Item

1203.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Roger Thistle.

1204.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

Minutes of the meeting of 11 October 2006 for approval.              (ENCLOSED)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2006 were agreed and signed by the Chair subject to the following:

 

1st paragraph, page 5 – A202 should read A2022

 

Penultimate paragraph, page 5 – culpritability should replace dulpability.

 

2nd paragraph, page 6, 3rd line should read Pegasus crossing in down at Woodmansterne Road.

1205.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Minutes:

Three questions were asked by members of the public.  These are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

AppA - Questions - C&CAC061206

1206.

REFERENCE FROM THE NORTHERN WARDS FORUM - 23 NOVEMBER 2006

Further Road Safety Measures In Middleton Road Between Middleton Circle And Tweeddale Road                                                                    (ENCLOSED)

Minutes:

A summary of the number of speeding vehicles caught in the speed camera outside Sutton Arena was tabled.  Suggestions included a flashing speed sign and a further survey to be undertaken regarding speed offences and accidents at the junction of Shaftesbury Road with the traffic travelling eastwards.

 

Resolved: Report to come back to the next Carshalton and Clockhouse Area Committee on the 7 February 2007 confirming whether additional funding would be available.

1207.

UPDATE FROM THE METROPOLITAN POLICE

(a)       Verbal report from the Metropolitan Police to cover items as follows:

 

·        A look at the local priorities identified by the 5 ward panels.

·        Problem solving activity aimed at tackling these priorities.

·        Borough wide Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) control strategy.

 

(b)             Carshalton South & Clockhouse Ward Panel Minutes 9 November

2006.  An update on the issues dealt with at Community Panel Meetings.                                                                                           

(ENCLOSED)                                                                                                    

Minutes:

Inspector John Pendleton gave an update on the ward priorities as chosen by the ward panels for the five wards and advised of the statistics for April 2005-October 2005 as compared to April 2006-October 2006.  The statistics and main points are set out below:

 

Wandle Valley: +1%

 

Middleton Circle project – pay back projects have been run improving environment.

Lighting in Neville Walk and Assembly Walk being looked at. Ownership an issue.

Sale of alcohol to teenagers improved.

Extra patrolling of Wandle Trail

No drinking zones around Corbet Close being considered.

7 Search warrants executed to arrest ‘taggers’ for criminal damage across ward..

 

The Wrythe: -3%

 

Graffiti is a priority particularly around Culvers Avenue and Durand Close.

Royston Avenue – 2 payback schemes run – 3rd organised in New Year

Arrested three youths for criminal damage.

Carshalton College – ran search operation and high profile policing around the beginning of the new term and school year. Vice principal from college invited on to ward panel.

No drinking zones and some ASBOs enforced.

Durand Close given high profile

Arrested 2 for robbery of two mobile phones outside college.

 

St. Helier: -13%

 

Market Rosehill – 3 payback events held. RDC now deployed.

Youth arrested for committing 20 separate ‘tagging’ offences.

Cleeve Way – managing agents looking to improve CCTV coverage.

 

Carshalton South and Clockhouse: -18%

 

Range of tactics used to tackle – ASB

Speed guns to be utilised to carry out speed enforcement.

Measures to be undertaken to police large groups of people in shops and bus stops, including Stanley Park Road following school finishing times..

 

Carshalton Central: -29%

 

Criminal damage and graffiti – has been dealt with by community pay back schemes

Brief overview of priorities

Anti-social behaviour is priority

 

Corporate Anti Social Behaviour control strategy explained.

Wards and estates targeted – youth problems

Measures to be undertaken to tackle anti-social behaviour 

Police would speak to parents of young people who had caused problems first.

 

 

GENERAL ISSUES

 

Minutes of the 5 wards’ community panel meetings will be circulated with further agendas.

Siting of new school  (Stanley Park High) – Metropolitan Police would have an input.

Dispersal orders to be used as last resort.

Police’s aim is to engage the youth in projects.

Youth survey undertaken with 1,800 13-18 years olds regarding their concerns or issues, the results of which would be made available to the public.

Tenders done for new signage off Controlled Drinking Zones to enable better enforcement to can be carried out. 

1208.

79-97 RUSKIN ROAD, CARSHALTON (LAVENDER HOUSING PROJECT)

Verbal report from officers.  Sutton Housing Partnership to update Members on the Lavender Housing Project (79-97 Ruskin Road, Carshalton).

Minutes:

Chair left the room at 8.55 pm and returned at 9.00 pm during which time the Vice-Chair sat in the Chair.

 

 Rick Martinez, Regeneration Manager stated that this property is part of the Durand Wider Project and the bungalows are being used for temporary accommodation for tenants.  In the new year 4 sites would be progressed. He also advised that the proposals for any project would be shared with partners before any application for planning permission.

 

Resolved: That thanks be given to the officer for his attendance to the meeting.

1209.

SECTION 106 MONEY FROM BELLWAY HOMES

Verbal report of the Interim Head of Traffic and Transport.                  

Minutes:

Faran Forghani stated that although Transport for London had a traffic model, it had not been validated and could not be used.  Therefore the work on the closure of Rosehill Avenue had not taken place.  A request was made for further clarification as to whether whether the £15,000 could only be used for traffic management measures in Rosehill Avenue.

 

Resolved: (i) That Officers would speak to Bellway Homes to see if alternative uses for the £15,000 would be acceptable to them.

 

(ii) That if the £15,000 can be used elsewhere, other than Rosehill Avenue, then the area committee should consider alternative uses along with the other Section 106 monies from the Bellway Homes development set aside for the Rosehill area.  If the money has to be spent on Rosehill Avenue then traffic management measures other than closure of the road be considered.

1210.

REVIEW OF JUNCTION AT CARSHALTON GROVE AND WESTMEAD ROAD

Verbal report of the Interim Head of Traffic and Transport.                                                                                                                                             

Minutes:

The Committee were advised that the scheme of works for the junction at Carshalton Grove and Westmead Road would be completed this year.

 

Resolved: That proposals for any future schemes would be distributed to Members.

1211.

REVIEW OF ROAD JUNCTION YELLOW LINES AND RELATED WORKS

Verbal report of the Interim Head of Traffic and Transport.      

Minutes:

A schedule of parking requests database breakdown was tabled (copy available from Linda Fisher/Jo Bryant on 020 8770 5091 or e-mail: linda.fisher@sutton.gov.uk/jo.bryant@sutton.gov.uk.

 

It was suggested that a schedule of schemes could be included on the agenda at the beginning of the year and an update given at each subsequent meeting.  

           

Resolved: (i) That work would be undertaken to investigate how the plan across Council Services could be strengthened. 

 

(ii) Clarity of requirements of Members should be notified to Peter O’Connell, Executive Head of Street Scene Services in order that the correct information could be reported to the next meeting.

1212.

UPDATE ON MIDDLETON ROAD CLINIC CAR PARKING

Verbal report of the Executive Head of Street Scene Services

Minutes:

Discussion took place concerning the 36 parking bays and their delegated use.

 

Resolved:            That talks would take place with the owners of the Middleton Road Clinic to establish the delegated parking bays for visitors.

1213.

CARSHALTON PARK TENNIS COURT REFURBISHMENT AND RAILINGS REPAIR

Update by the Head of Parks Service, Environment and Leisure.

(ENCLOSED)

Minutes:

Bill Wyatt, Assistant Parks Manager presented the summary report on the Carshalton Park Tennis Courts Refurbishment and Railings repair.  The Committee expressed the view that the works to be carried out should be completed by Easter 2007.

 

            Resolved: That the report be noted.

1214.

FUTURE OF PLAY FACILITIES - WARREN PARK PLAYGROUND

Update by the Head of Parks Service, Environment and Leisure

 (ENCLOSED)

Minutes:

Bill Wyatt, Assistant Parks Manager presented the summary report regarding the closure of Warren Park.  He reported that it was not planned to reopen Warren Park but the Parks Service aimed to provide six large district play facilities across the borough.  These playgrounds will be

 

  • Beddington Park
  • The Grove Park
  • Cheam Park
  • Manor Park
  • Poulter Park
  • Cuddington Recreation Ground.

 

In addition to the district playgrounds, the Parks Service maintain a network of smaller playgrounds. 

 

            Resolved:    That the report be noted.

1215.

ROBERTSBRIDGE ROAD PUBLIC CONVENIENCES

Briefing note on the progress for the new public toilets at the Co-op Supermarket, Rosehill.  Property Review Manager.                             (ENCLOSED)

Minutes:

Steve Grant, Property Review Manager advised that the refurbishment of the Co-op Store, Rosehill would commence on the 8 January 2007 lasting 6-8 weeks which would include the provision of public toilets.  The opening hours would be Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 10.00 pm and 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Sundays and the Store would be responsible for their maintenance and cleaning.  A query was raised to whether a sign informing the public of the availability of the toilets would be installed outside the Store.

 

Resolved: That Officers would clarify the position with regard to the sign.

1216.

REQUEST FOR FOOTWAY PARKING BAYS OUTSIDE NO. 5 27/29 SHAP CRESCENT, CARSHALTON

The Vice-Chair to address the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chair amended this item to read “request for footway parking bays outside numbers 27/29 Shap Crescent, Carshalton. It was suggested that 5 parking  bays could be installed.

 

Resolved:            (i)  That approval was given for the Parking Services to investigate and implement the footway parking bays.

1217.

MINUTES OF THE CARSHALTON FORUM

Minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2006                        (ENCLOSED)

Minutes:

Resolved: (i) To note the request that an item regarding Carshalton  pond rails be placed on a future Carshalton Forum agenda.

 

(ii)               To note the minutes of the Carshalton Forum held on 25

October 2006.

1218.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS, INCLUDING THAT OF MEMBERS, BROUGHT FORWARD AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CHAIR, WHO HAS APPROVED THE REASON FOR URGENCY

Minutes:

None.

1219.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is scheduled for 7 February 2007, at the Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting is scheduled for 7 February 2007 at the Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton commencing at 7.30 pm.