Agenda and minutes

Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee
Thursday, 3rd December, 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: St Bede's Conference Centre, St Anthony's Hospital, London Road, North Cheam, Surrey SM3 9DX

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Nick Emmerson, Steve O’Connell – GLA Member and Tony Brett-Young – Community Representative.



minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2015.



The Minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2015 were approved as a correct record subject to the following amendment:


That Minute 23c) should read, ‘Ken Haagman thanked the Committee for the push given to complete the works in Sutton Common Park.’



public question time

An opportunity for members of the public to raise points or questions about local issues that are not already on the agenda for this meeting.  If it is not possible to answer the question at the meeting, a written response will be issued.  Please submit your questions to:


Indicative time: 20 minutes



There were three written questions given prior to the meeting.  These and their responses are set out in the appendix to these minutes.


There were two questions asked at the meeting:


Question 1

Further to Minute 19.1 of the previous meeting, Elizabeth Bennett had attempted to contact a planning officer but had had no response from them. The Chair requested that Elizabeth Bennett forward the email to him and he would follow it up.


Question 2

Mr Farrow asked why Victoria House was not on the agenda for tonight.  Councillor Broadbent gave a quick verbal update and explained that Home Group had provided an update sheet which was available for people to take away with them.




An update on the three ward priorities in the area, and community safety issues.


Indicative time: 10 minutes


There was no one in attendance from the Safer Neighbourhood Team so this item was deferred.



Update from Community Representatives

Community representatives to update on any forthcoming Christmas events.


Indicative time: 10 minutes


Alan Plant, CHAPRA, reported that at their AGM on 18 November Home Group gave a presentation which he could send to anyone interested, by email.  He also reported that Worcester Park and Nonsuch had a Neighbourhood Watch meeting on 10 December.


Graham Jarvis and Simon Densley reported that they had run a tree planting session each year for the last five years and that students from Glenthorne had taken part – 20 trees had been planted.  The WPRA had met and were discussing how to mark the 410th anniversary of the handing over from the Earl of Worcester and the 20th anniversary of WPRA – both next year.


Michael Freter reported that 3000 people had turned up the for the fireworks display.  There had been a criticism that because it was free it was taking business away from the local area who were charging.  On December 12, 5pm, the Christmas tree in the park at the Hamptons would be switched on.



Stone Place Parking Review pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The Committee will receive a report for noting with details of the review that took place one year following changes to Stone Place parking.


Indicative time: 10 minutes


The Committee considered a report that set out the background and review of the one-way entrance to Stone Place car park from Central Road. The one-way system was implemented as part of the Council’s Outer London Fund (OLF) Project in Worcester Park and North Cheam as one of a number of interventions aiming to support an attractive, economically vibrant high street.


There had been two reviews undertaken in 2013 and 2014.  Both reports indicated that the one-way entrance to Stone Place car park does not create a high volume of congestion on the access road between Windsor Road and Stone Place. However they do provide evidence of other issues including early morning deliveries to the supermarkets and congestion on Windsor Road at peak hours. These issues have been highlighted within relevant departments within the council.


Yvonne Ali, a local resident, raised several objections:

·           That there had been two breaches of planning conditions.

·           Lorries were waking residents from as early at 5am-5.30am.

·           The barriers to Windsor Road were be locked.

·           The one-way breached planning conditions and requested the Committee not to make it permanent.

·           The data in the report did not reflect comparisons of the one-way to before it was put in place.

·           Residents could not use their gardens due to the high volume of traffic.

·           Four of the eight times when Waitrose was monitored they had deliveries between 9pm and 7am which therefore breached planning conditions.


Councillor Bourne reported that:

·           she had asked officers if barriers could be put in place that didn’t open until 7am

·           the ramp at the top of the car park should be removed as it only caused reverberation

·           Central Road was being looked at as a whole

·           Transport for London had highlighted Central Road in its top 10 London hotspots and had visited the area to assess the situation over the last few weeks.


Councillor Davey proposed that decision on this item be deferred and a few other Members agreed and wanted more time to consider what had been raised tonight and that the issues needed further thought.  Councillor Broadbent disagreed and thought the proposals were good for pedestrians.


There was a vote on the motion to defer decision.


Resolved: To defer decision on the Stoneplace Parking Review to the next meeting of this Committee so that further discussions and consideration could be given to the issues raised at this meeting.




Engagement session led by Gary Smith, Head of Highways and Transport to document resident’s parking and traffic issues in the local area.


Indicative time: 60 minutes


Attendees of the meeting took part in an engagement session led by Gary Smith, Head of Highways and Transport. They were asked to discuss parking and traffic in their wards and note concerns, and to suggest solutions. Gary Smith undertook to review the input and bring this to the next committee meeting.



Proposed Cycle Facilities on the Transport for London Road Network pdf icon PDF 161 KB

A report from Lynn Robinson, Senior Engineer, Traffic and Highways, outlining suggested cycling infrastructure schemes on the TfL network within the local area.  With support from Councillors, these schemes will be presented to TfL for consideration.

Additional documents:


The Committee discussed a report that outlined a number of proposals for cycling infrastructure schemes on the Transport for London (TfL) highway network (A217, A232 and A24) that had been suggested by the Sutton representatives of the London Cycling Campaign and supported in principle by officers. In response to resident’s queries it was explained that the scheme proposals would be looked at along with the Council’s cycling strategy and policy and that TfL would take into account any suitability issues for any particular scheme.


Resolved:  That the list of cycling infrastructure schemes for this local committee, as shown on Appendix A to the report, be presented to Transport for London for consideration.




The Locality Lead Officer will present a report to the Committee, which outlines new public realm schemes for approval and gives an update on the progress of current schemes.


Indicative time: 15 minutes



The Committee considered a report that contained information on Public Realm spending since 3 September 2015, detailed any new requests for Public Realm Funding and confirmed available budgets for 2015/16.




1.    To approve the installation of an outdoor gym in Dorchester recreation ground for £6,500 from Public Realm capital and £500 for maintenance costs from Public Realm revenue.


2.    To approve the installation of an extended fence plus a gate to enclose the dog-free area in Cuddington Recreation Ground for £1,320 of Public realm capital funding.


3.    To approve purchase of 8 trees for Cuddington Recreation Ground for £1,960 (£245 each) to be funded from Public Realm revenue (converted from capital) for the supply, planting and watering of standard trees. The cost also covered two years maintenance.


4.    To approve the purchase of 8 trees from Public Realm revenue (converted from capital) for Dorchester Recreational Ground for £1,960 (£245 each). This will provide the supply, planting and watering of standard trees and the cost for two years maintenance.


5.    To earmark funds of £6,600 for hanging baskets and approve the locations, to be funded from Public Realm revenue budget, subject to budgets being made available within the 2016/17 budget cycle that will be approved in March 2016.


6.    To approve two signs to direct users to parking for Cuddington Bowls Club to be funded from Public Realm capital for £80.



Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 184 KB

The Locality Lead Officer to present a report on grant applications approved under delegated authority since the last meeting of this Committee.


Indicative time: 5 minutes


This report updated the Committee on the Neighbourhood Grant applications determined under delegation.




To note that:

·           Friends of Worcester Park had been awarded £1000 for their library garden

·           Worcester Park Traders had been awarded £1000 for their Christmas event.

·           Worcester Park Scouts group had been awarded £1000 for their explorer hut renovations.

·           The Hamptons Estate Company (HEC) had been awarded £500 for their Hamptons fireworks.

·           The Little Leagues were not awarded £500 for their membership grant.

·           The Committee has £3,554 remaining to spend in 2015/16.




An application for the appointment of a Community Representative has been received from Worcester Park Residents’ Association and Friends of Daisyfield.


It is RECOMMENDED that the Council be recommended to appoint:


Simon Densley to represent Worcester Park Residents’ Association. on the Local Committee, and


Graham Jarvis to represent Friends of Daisyfield on the Local Committee.





It is RECOMMENDED that Council appoint:


Simon Densley to represent Worcester Park Resident’s Association, and

Graham Jarvis to represent Friends of Daisyfield on the Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee.


any urgent business brought forward at the discretion of the chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.



There was no urgent business.


date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee will take place on 17 March 2016 from 7 pm at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park.





To note that the next meeting would be held on 17 March 2016, 7pm, at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park.


Appendix to Minutes pdf icon PDF 191 KB