Agenda and minutes

Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey

Contact: Linda Fisher/Jo Bryant 

Items
No. Item

548.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Eric Howell, Roger Thistle, John Drage and Colin Stears.

549.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4 April were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to Appendix A - Questions – 4th Line – The word “section” should be removed.

 

 

Matters Arising

 

Minute 158 : 7 February 2007 - Travellers Site – the guardrails have now been installed.

 

Page 4 – Minute 326 – Reference from the Northern Wards Forum – Ball Park at The Quad

 

Apologies were given by officers that no substantive information had been received for this meeting but a statement and schedule of costings for the provision of an separate entrance to the ball park would be supplied by the Environment and Leisure Department within 10 days.

550.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Minutes:

One question was asked by a member of the public.  This is set out in the appendix to these minutes.

551.

UPDATE FROM THE METROPOLITAN POLICE pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Verbal report from the Metropolitan Police.

 

Minutes of Ward Panel Meetings for the 8 and 21 February 2007 are attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Inspector Pendleton updated Members on the Safer Neighbourhood Team and answered Members’ questions.

 

Inspector Derek Fleeman was introduced to the Committee.  It was confirmed he would be responsible for Area C which covers Carshalton Central, Clockhouse and the Northern Wards.

 

Item 7(2)  - “No Drinking Zone” in Carshalton High Street  - was dealt with by Inspector Pendleton.  A briefing note on the Form of Order, Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, The Local Authorities (Alcohol in Designated Public Places) Regulations 2001 was tabled at the meeting.  Inspector Pendleton stated that a review needed to be undertaken in order to establish further roads/sites to be included in the schedule of land designated specifically within the London Borough of Sutton and that if a review were to be undertaken the Safer Neighbourhood Teams would support it and partake in the consultation process.

 

It was also confirmed that the CCTV coverage in Carshalton High Street would be improved in order that the improved digital quality would provide better images.  It was highlighted that although CCTV coverage was a useful tactic, it was not a complete solution. 

 

            Resolved:    (i)            To note the presentation from Inspector Pendleton.

 

(ii)               That the Safer Neighbourhood Team be congratulated on their efforts and successes.

 

(iii)             That  a review of  further sites/roads to be included in the “No Drinking Zone” be undertaken and proposals brought to a future meeting.

552.

STEPS ZONE 29

Update verbal report by the Interim Head of Transport Planning & Works on the following items:

  • Shaftesbury Road/Green Wrythe Lane
  • Speed camera at Middleton Road
  • Flashing speed sign, Middleton Road

Minutes:

A verbal report by the Interim Head of Transport Planning & Works on the schemes as set out below stated that:

 

i)            Shaftesbury Road/Green Wrythe Lane and Revesby Road/Shaftesbury Road

 

These roads cannot be included in the local scheme but a bid has been submitted for traffic calming measures under the Safer Route to Schools and, if agreed, the work will be carried out in 2008.

 

ii)         Speed camera at Middleton Road

 

This camera should be installed facing eastwards at the junction of Shrewsbury Road, within the next 2-6 weeks.

 

iii)            Flashing speed sign, Middleton Road

 

Arrangements have been made for this to be installed under the Steps Zone 29 programme.

 

A request was made that a bulletin for each ward to be supplied to keep members up-to-date with either proposals for schemes being undertaken.

 

Resolved:            (i)            That Environment and Leisure provide a ward bulletin.

 

(ii)               That the above schemes be noted.

553.

REFERENCES FROM THE NORTHERN WARDS FORUM

1)                 ROAD HUMPS IN GREEN WRYTHE LANE

 

Members of the Forum were concerned to hear of reports from the Circle Residents’ Association of tyres bursting due to pinching from speed humps.  The Interim Head of Planning, Transport and Works had advised in an e-mail that it was highly unlikely, if not impossible, for humps to puncture tyres.  It was felt that this would require speeds far in excess of most of the vehicles that are on the road and would be an admittance of significant and gross speeding.

 

The Chair felt yellow lines were needed on the humps nearest to Sutton Arena to stop parking.  It was also felt that on Wrythe Lane the humps were not the minimum distance from junctions and that the humps had trebled traffic volumes in Middleton Road.

 

The Forum agreed that this item should be referred to the Area Committee.

 

2)                 PARKING ISSUES IN TWEEDDALE ROAD

 

The Chair advised the Forum that the Circle Residents Association were concerned with the parking situation in Tweeddale Road.  It was felt that double yellow lines were needed. 

 

The Forum agreed that this item should be referred to the Carshalton and Clockhouse Area Committee and their concerns and disappointment that an officer was not able to be present at the Northern Wards Forum meeting on the 8 May 2007 nor a briefing note submitted.

Minutes:

(i)         Road humps in Green Wrythe Lane

 

It was confirmed that the road humps in Green Wrythe Lane should be referred to as speed humps.  Road humps were used to restrict all road traffic, where speed cushions were used to minimise speed.  The Northern Wards Forum had expressed the concerns of the Circle Residents’ Association of tyres bursting due to pinching from speed humps.

 

The Interim Head of Transport Planning & Works confirmed that it was highly unlikely, if not impossible, for speed humps to puncture tyres.  He also stated that although there had been problems with the speed cushions in Green Wrythe Lane being uneven, these had now been rectified by the contractor.

 

            Resolved:    To note the above.

 

(ii)            Parking issues in Tweeddale Road

 

The Forum had highlighted concerns about the parking situation in Tweeddale Road.  Alan Carroll presented the report Tweeddale Road – Proposed introduction of ‘At Any Time’ waiting restrictions that had been enclosed with the agenda, and corrected the recommendations as they related to another location.  The report illustrated the reasons for proposing the introduction of permanent waiting restrictions in Tweeddale Road and asked the Committee to authorise a formal consultation on the matter.

 

Resolved:            (i)             That the Executive Head of Planning, Transport & Highways be authorised to carry out a statutory public consultation under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and successive modifications to introduce waiting restrictions in Tweeddale Road, those to be consulted on should run from outside 278 Wrythe Lane to the junction with Paisley Road.

 

(ii)            That subject to no material objections being made, the appropriate orders be made.

           

554.

REFERENCES FROM CARSHALTON FORUM

1)         WALL OPPOSITE CARSHALTON PONDS

 

At its meeting held on the 18 April 2007, the Carshalton Forum requested that Karen Fossett submit a report to the next Area Committee in order to ensure that every effort be made to repair the wall opposite Carshalton Ponds in accordance with legislation.

 

The Planning Department have confirmed that the repairs are the responsibility of Transport for London who are the highway authority for that stretch of road and that they are pressing TfL to ensure these repairs are carried out and would use legal powers if deemed necessary.

 

2)         “NO DRINKING ZONE” IN THE HIGH STREET, CARSHALTON

 

The Forum also requested that the Area Committee be informed of its concern that there was not a “no drinking zone” in the area, that CCTV monitoring was inadequate in detecting the large youth congregations and that more policing was needed to halt the supply of alcohol to under age youths.

 

The Legal Department will either give a verbal report or table a briefing note with regard to this item at the meeting.

Minutes:

Wall opposite Carshalton Ponds

 

The Committee acknowledged the fact that work needed to be undertaken on the listed wall and railings near Carshalton Ponds and that a meeting should be arranged with Transport for London to ascertain the best method of dealing with these issues.

 

Resolved:            (i)            That a meeting between the Planning Department, Environment and Leisure and Transport for London be arranged.

 

(ii)            To ensure that Transport for London used the correct materials in any repairs.

 

“No Drinking Zone” in the High Street, Carshalton.

 

This item was dealt with under the Update from the Metropolitan Police - see minute 551 above.

555.

TWEEDDALE ROAD - PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF 'AT ANY TIME' WAITING RESTRICTIONS pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item had been dealt with – see minute 553 above.

556.

SECTION 106 FUNDS - SHOPFRONT RENEWAL SCHEME AT ROSEHILL

The Head of Economic Renewal & Regeneration, as part of the Rosehill neighbourhood centre Improvement Plan and after consultation with local traders and the business community, would like to explore the possibility of utilising some of the residual Section 106 funds from the Bellway Homes development, to offer a match-funding shop front uplift scheme. 

 

This scheme would entail matching pound for pound the trader’s contribution to the cost of uplifting their shop front up to a maximum contribution (suggested at £1,000).  The proposal is currently being evaluated by Legal Services and the Planning Department.

 

The Head of ERR seeks the Area Committee’s approval, in principle, to further explore the proposed scheme and to report back at a future meeting to obtain final approval for use of this funding in this manner.

Minutes:

An Environmental Improvements to Rosehill Neighbourhood Centre Progress Report as at the 12 June 2007 was tabled at the meeting which set out the following:

 

1)            Agreed Carshalton and Clockhouse Area Committee - 7 February and approved at The Executive – 12 March 2007.

 

Scheme 1 : Refurbish and repaint the guardrails.

Referred to Area Manager to place in work programme and appoint contractor.  Site meeting scheduled for 14 June 2007

 

Scheme 2 : Replace and relocate the information board.

Referred to Area Manager to place in work programme and appoint contractor.  Site meeting scheduled for 14 June 2007.

 

Scheme 3 : Erect signs for Cleeve Way public car parking.

Referred to Area Manager to place in work programme.  Site meeting scheduled for 14 June 2007.

 

Scheme 4 : Plant trees in the footway of Wrythe Lane and Rose Hill.

Referred to the Parks Department and all work completed on 30 April 2007.

 

2)            Agreed Carshalton and Clockhouse Area Committee – 4 April and approved at The Executive - 8 May 2007

 

Scheme 5: Place two new benches on footway of Wrythe Lane.

Referred to Area Manager to place in work programme.  Site meeting scheduled for 14 June 2007.

 

Scheme 6 : Resurface the tarmac area next to the ball court on St Helier Open Space.

Contractors appointed on 8 June 2007.  Actual start date of work to be confirmed.

 

The Head of Economic Renewal and Regeneration, as part of the Rosehill neighbourhood centre improvement plan, would like to explore the possibility of utilising some of the residual section 106 funds from the Bellway Homes development to offer a match-funding shop front uplift scheme.  The proposal is currently being evaluated by Legal Services and the Planning Department.

 

Progress reports on improvements at Rosehill agreed at the two previous area committee meetings were requested by Councillor David Theobald and reported to the committee.

 

Resolved:            (i)            That the above Progress Reports be noted.

 

(ii)            That the proposed scheme of a match-funding shop front uplift scheme be further explored and a report for final approval for the use of this funding be presented at a future meeting of the St. Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee.

557.

PARKING AT ROSEHILL

Briefing note by the Highways Area Manager Area C to be tabled at the meeting.

Minutes:

A discussion took place of whether the disused garages behind the shops at Rosehill could be converted into a car park to encourage shoppers, further enhance the area and discourage fly-tipping.  Approximately 30 spaces would be provided on a short term tariff system for the first two hours, with stringent higher charges thereafter.

 

Resolved:            (i)            That the proposal be agreed in principle.

 

(ii)               That officers would investigate the viability of progressing this recommendation and report back to the St. Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee, in particular with regard to tariff rates.

558.

BUILDING SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE "ONE SCHOOL PATHFINDER" - PROGRESS UPDATE AND EDUCATION CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Head of Service Management

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Minutes:

The Executive Head of Service Management presented an update report on the progress made since the last meeting of the Area Committee on the re-build of Stanley Park High School seeking comments on the current consultation on educational issues.

 

            Resolved:    (i)            That the progress be noted.

 

(ii)               That a Reference should go to The Executive on the 9 July 2007 suggesting that a financial model should be produced with particular attention to years 2112/2113.

 

(iii)             Sharman Lawson and Nigel Simms be thanked for their attendance.

559.

CARSHALTON VILLAGE DRAFT CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transport & Highways (for members/residents’ comments and advises on consultation).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Officer presented a report, which had previously been circulated, putting forward the draft Character Appraisal of the townscape, architectural, historic and landscape qualities of the Carshalton Village Conservation Area as part of the public consultation between 5 June and 17 July 2007.

 

            Resolved:    (i) That the report be noted.

 

(ii)               That any comments/views be forwarded to Brendon Roberts, telephone number 020 8770 6453 or e-mail: brendon.roberts@sutton.gov.uk.

 

(iii)             That Brendon Roberts be thanked for his time and efforts involved with the compilation of the report.

560.

TAKE PART TAKE PRIDE

This item is for information only.

 

Sutton Council is again launching its annual Take Part Take Pride campaign (TPTP).

 

This year’s theme is ‘Community Cohesion’.  TPTP 2007 brings together various departments, partners, community groups, local councillors and residents to promote a shared sense of purpose, participation and pride in Sutton.  The campaign will culminate in a week of activities from 3-10 June 2007.

 

Last year’s TPTP event was a great success with hundreds of residents turning out during the week to participate in a range of events across Sutton. Activities ranged from celebrating diversity and promoting community safety at the Safer Sutton Partnership’s ‘Wandle Carnival’ to clearing the River Wandle.  In fact, the campaign was such a huge success that other councils across the country are considering adopting it.

 

This year, we would like to encourage as many council departments, partners, community groups, local councillors and residents to join us in promoting this initiative. If you have an event, project or would like to create one that chimes with the Take Part Take Pride theme then we urge you to get involved.

 

With your help we can make this year’s event even better.

 

Should you require further information or want to get involved, please contact Sutton Council on 020 8770 5070, Katherine Hudson on 020 8770 5330 or email takepart@sutton.gov.uk. For additional information, visit www.sutton.gov.uk

 

The Council looks forward to your support.

Minutes:

The Committee noted an item about Take Part Take Pride Week 3-10 June 2007.

561.

REVIEW OF SHRUB PLANTING IN ST ALBANS GROVE

Verbal report by the Vice-Chair.

Minutes:

A request was made for provisional of additional funding in the sum of £1,000 to purchase a quantity of low growing spiky plants as an additional measure to further reduce anti-social behaviour in St. Albans Grove, Carshalton.  These costs would include planting, watering and maintenance of the plants.

 

Resolved:            That a Reference go to The Executive on the 9 July 2007 for the release of financial provision of an additional sum of £1,000 to be funded from the Safer Communities Initiatives budget.

562.

MINUTES OF THE CARSHALTON FORUM pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:            To note the minutes of the Forum held on the 18 April 2007.

563.

MINUTES OF THE NORTHERN WARDS FORUM pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

            Resolved:    To note the minutes of the Forum held on 8 May 2007.

564.

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

Minutes:

Progress reports on improvements at Rosehill agreed at the two previous area committee meetings were requested by Councillor David Theobald and reported to the committee – see minute number 556 above.

565.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is scheduled for 5 September 2007 at the Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes:

As this was the last meeting of the Area Committee in its present form, thanks were given to the Chair for his chairmanship since his election.

Appendix to Minutes pdf icon PDF 37 KB