Agenda and minutes

Sutton Local Committee
Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: Salvation Army, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DD

Contact: Peter Snow, Committee Support Team Leader  Tel: 020 8770 5119 | Email:  peter.snow@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

38.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2014.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2014 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

39.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

An apology was received from Rob Hardy, Community Representative.  The chair commented that Robert Bailey was not receiving any committee papers as his contact details were missing.

 

40.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Members of the public, at the Chair’s discretion, may ask questions about local issues that are not on the agenda for this meeting.  If it is not possible to answer the question at the meeting the questioner will receive a written response.                                          15 minutes

Minutes:

Questions were invited from the public.

 

Question 1

In respect of challenging the 38% rise is one day travel cards for zones five and six Councillor Ruth Dombey undertook to put Mr Scouse in touch with Caroline Pigeon on the transport committee of the Greater London Authority.

 

Question 2

In respect of whether the Council could continue to pay for concessionary travel for the elderly Councillor Ruth Dombey reported that she had received a response from officers regarding the over 60’s Oyster card and would pass that on to Mr Scouse.

 

Question 3

In respect of public consultation regarding the proposal of Rosehill Park West as a possible site for a new secondary school it was reported that the feasibility study starts on 21 January and would conclude in March 2015.  Nothing could be progressed until the results of that study were known.  However, consultation meetings would be arranged following the election.

 

Question 4

In respect of an update on the gas works and Burger King developments Councillor Marlene Heron reported that Sainsbury’s were now building a smaller store.   As the residential developer no longer wants to increase the number of residential units or increase the number of levels they no longer wish to submit a further planning application. .A residents meeting had been arranged for 18 February 2015 at the Holy Family Church for 7pm.  Nothing further was known about Burger King.

 

41.

SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM

Update by Inspector Kathy Morteo.                                                              10 minutes

Minutes:

This item was deferred as there was no attendance from the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

 

42.

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES SINCE SEPTEMBER 2014

Community Representatives will report orally on events.                       10 minutes

Minutes:

Community Representatives introduced themselves and their groups’ current and future activities, events and projects.  The Chair, Councillor Marlene Heron thanked all the Groups who participated in this session.  Councillor Simon Wales stated that he would like to see the Neighbourhood Grants limit be raised to £1,000.

 

43.

SUTTON STATION GATEWAY - UPDATE pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To report the present contract position.                                                       10 minutes

Minutes:

Members noted the progress and current position of the scheme as well as planned works to be undertaken. In particular the side entrance to Sutton Railway Station had been opened from 5.30pm to 10.45pm; improvements to shop fronts to the side and facing the station was still to be undertaken and the pavement along the narrow part of the High Street would take place at night to reduce disruption.  The A3 bus would be re-routed round the Quadrant.  It was hoped that there will be a mural depicting the Sutton Locomotive alongside the railway bridge at a later stage.

 

Transport for London Legible London signs were to be installed by end of March 2015.   Legible London signs (agreed by this committee during the last administration) for the High Street would hopefully, be installed at the same time as the Gateway project. 

 

Resolved: To note.

 

44.

MANOR PARK, SUTTON - REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 2015

To consider establishing a working group with the British Legion, the Church of England and other interested parties, such as the Manor Park Friends Group, to organise a remembrance service in 2015.                                                                                               10 minutes

Minutes:

The Chair informed the Committee that at least 200 people had attended Manor Park for a Remembrance Day service and that it would be good if this could be arranged each year.  Councillor Ruth Dombey explained that there was one official ceremony each year that circulated around six different locations in the borough and was organised by the British Legion and that council officers provided some help in the set up.

 

Resolved: That Friends of Manor Park and Ward Councillors, establish a working group, and take this forward by contacting the British Legion and local churches for input into the planning of this service.

 

45.

AREA IMPROVEMENTS AND PUBLIC REALM PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Update on existing projects and report on proposed projects.                10 minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report that provided an update on the progress of public realm projects since November 2014, new public realm schemes for the committee to consider and provided confirmation of the remaining budgets for 2014/15.

 

There was some discussion whether the proposed lighting at Northspur Road should be capital funding however, the Chair reported that she was told that the central capital budget would not cover it.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the following schemes be approved and the total estimated cost of £13,500 be met from the Committee’s public realm capital allocation:

 

·         Northspur Road/ Swallows Close Street Lighting - £10,000

·         Collingwood 20mph zone - £495 (with £505 from Transport for London funding)

·         Collingwood Estate – installation of two benches once work on the gasworks development was complete - £1,500

·         Welcome to Benhill sign - £1,000.

 

46.

FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 32 KB

To consider items for inclusion in the Local Committee’s Forward Plan.

Minutes:

The Committee considered items they wanted to add to the forward plan.

 

Resolved:  To add the following items to the forward plan:

·         An update on Safe Routes outside of Robin Hood School to the next meeting of the committee

·         Update on the speed gun results taken at Collingwood Road, Elgin Road and Benhill Road.

·         Station Gateway update to the next meeting of the committee.

·         An update on the provision of further secondary schools in the borough.

 

47.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Local Committee will be on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton.

Minutes:

Resolved: To note that the next meeting of the Local Committee would be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 7pm at Holy Family Catholic Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton.