Agenda and minutes

Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee
Thursday, 6th October, 2016 7.00 pm

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

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Welcome and introductions


The Chair, Councillor Miguel Javelot, opened the meeting and welcomed all present.


Apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Richard Broadbent and Adrian Davey, and from Gerald Almeroth.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2016.


Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2016 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the chair, subject to the following amendment:


-       Councillor Nick Emmerson requested that “Churchill Road” be amended to “Church Hill Road” wherever mentioned.


Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team

An update from a representative of the police, on the three ward priorities in the area, and community safety issues in the local area.


Indicative time: 10 minutes


There was no representative available at the meeting.


Nomination of Community Representatives

To discuss changes to the membership of the Community Representatives for Cheam North & Worcester Park Local Committee, to be approved by full Council.


Indicative Time: 5 minutes



As the previous Community Representative, Graham Jarvis, had moved from the area, Simon Densley had been nominated to be Community Representative for Friends of Daisyfield, and this was agreed by the Committee.


RESOLVED: That Simon Densley be nominated as Community Representative for Friends of Daisyfield.


Community Representative Updates

An opportunity for Community representatives to provide the committee an update on recent events and any upcoming activities.


Indicative Time: 20 Minutes


Updates were given from Community Representatives of the various represented groups:


Friends of Daisyfield


·         An update on the astroturf


Worcester Park Residents Association


·         The new Vice-Chair was introduced to the meeting


Hamptons Estate Company


·         An update was given on repair work to the boardwalk, which was due to start on 10 October for 5-8 weeks. Residents were advised that the boardwalk was now closed to carry out the repairs.

·         Various improvements to Thames Avenue green.

·         A new contemplation area to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, due for launch in June 2017.

·         The annual fireworks display on Sunday 6 November 2016.

·         The lighting of the Christmas tree on Saturday 10 December 2016.




·         Work on the Queen Victoria Crossroads was due for completion in November 2016.

·         The AGM would be on 17 October 2016.

·         The Worcester Park Neighbourhood Watch AGM on 8 December, 7:30pm at St Bedes.


Friends of Sutton Common Park


·         An update on the survey of the Sutton Common Bowling Club building was requested. Councillor Javelot advised this would be discussed during Public Question Time.


Friends of Sutton Life Centre


·         Progress on the application for heritage lottery funding for the Sutton Living Memory Project, including the Adopt-a-grave initiative.

·         The Halloween funday on Thursday 27 October 2016.



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: 15 minutes



Councillor Miguel Javelot referred to Ken Haagman’s earlier question in regards to the Sutton Bowling Club Building Survey, and advised the Committee that he would look into this matter, as councillors were unaware this had taken place.


Angela Marriot advised that one of her two questions, which had been submitted prior to the Committee, had been resolved. In regards to the second question, Angela asked for further information on St Philips Avenue. Lynn Robinson, Senior Engineer, advised that it was on the list as a request, but not prioritised as there was currently no funding for this scheme.


Councillor Richard Marston advised that the white lines in Brinkley Road were not visible, and the Senior Engineer advised that this has been raised with parking services that the white lines are worn, but confirmed that they were there originally.


Councillor Paul Wingfield raised a question in regards to Longfellow Road dropped kerbs. The Senior Engineer answered that there should be signs and lines and residents should park within the bays. The Senior Engineer added that the borough-wide parking strategy may look at some of these issues.


Richard Johnson submitted a written question prior to the Committee, which was read out, and Councillors agreed to add the issue of GPs in Worcester Park as an agenda item at the January meeting for further discussion. Councillor Samantha Bourne also confirmed that Councillor Richard Broadbent had spoken to the CCG, and a response had been sent the previous week, and reassured the Committee that the issue was being dealt with.


A question was raised as to the progress on a question from the July meeting regarding trees on the boundary of Priory Crescent Clinic. Councillor Samantha Bourne confirmed that she had been liaising with parks who were following up on the enquiry, and it should be dealt with imminently.


Dr Ali from Worcester Park spoke about the issues with the Stone Place one way exit, which had been previously raised in December 2015. Dr Ali asked why the agenda item was dropped and why no progress had been made or contact made to her mother on the issue. Councillor Samantha Bourne advised Dr Ali that she had been in contact with highways, but officers would ask them again to provide a response. The Senior Engineer apologised on behalf of the officers, and explained that she would be happy to assist as the area now came under her remit. Councillor Miguel Javelot asked that Stone Place be added as an agenda item at the next meeting.


Elizabeth Bennett asked what system was in place for inspecting street trees for safety, following a couple of incidences of major trees falling across roads recently. Councillor Miguel Javelot advised that regular checks were made, but that more detailed information could be given once the trees officer had been spoken to.




Youth Representation in Local Committee

Introduction of Iman Samad and Harry Hamilton to the Committee. New liaison between young people and the Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee.


Indicative timing: 10 minutes



Deputy Youth MP Harry Hamilton introduced himself to the Committee, and gave apologies for Youth MP Iman Samad. The Deputy Youth MP advised the Committee that they were both working with the British Youth Council, and were working with local schools to get them involved in the make your mark debate, which would ascertain the issue campaign for the year. The Deputy Youth MP was also working on his pledge to bring life skills to schools. The Youth MP would be working on bringing more leisure activities to young people, and also looking at mental health. Both recently attended the Children, Family and Education Committee.  


Councillor Miguel Javelot advised that the Youth MP and Deputy Youth MP would be attending the Committee, to ensure that the Committee was able to liaise with young people in the area, as it is important that young people have their say and the Committee could be confident that they were making the right decisions in their regard.


Councillor Richard Marston suggested that some banks in Sutton had people working on money management, and would have people available to give guidance, and suggested making use of the resource.


Councillor Paul Wingfield asked which leisure activities young people would like to see.


The Deputy Youth MP advised that they were getting banks involved in their work, and mentioned that there were many facilities that had gone, such as the bowling alley in Sutton, and that young people would like better sports facilities.


Councillor Samantha Bourne raised that first aid should be taught in schools in the borough and the Deputy Youth MP advised that his pledge was skills for life, and this would be important.




Neighbourhood Watch

Heather Shaw, representative from Neighbourhood Watch to discuss local level issues, and provide information to residents on getting involved with the organisation.


Indicative Time: 10 minutes


Heather Shaw, Sutton Neighbourhood Watch, advised that the organisation was doing very well, and discussed some recent statistics were discussed. Most roads were now covered, and feedback would come to Committee, as well as Heather Shaw discussing with the borough commander. Heather Shaw advised that there was lots to be done to look after older people, and that London Fire Brigade visit any households of concern. The Committee discussed various ways in which the organisation could be further publicised.


Public Health

Dr. Nicola Lang, Director of Public Health to present to the Committee on the work of the Public Health department within the local committee area, including the services which are provided.


Indicative Time: 10 minutes


Dr Nicola Lang, Director of Public Health, gave a presentation about public health services in Sutton; an overview of the services provided, a list of commissioned services and details of some of the initiatives currently taking place, including the daily mile in primary schools, and pharmacy provision of sexual health services. The Director of Public Health re-iterated that she had requested the CCG attend an upcoming Committee meeting, and encouraged residents and Councillors to think about what their public health priorities were.




Update on Traffic Schemes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Lynn Robinson, Senior Engineer, to provide the Committee with an update on current Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Traffic Schemes.


Indicative Time: 10 minutes



Lynn Robinson, Senior Engineer, gave an overview of the current schemes, and advisedthat in addition to those, Green Lane to Motspur Park was due to be converted to a joint cyclepath/footpath by Merton Council, which was positively received by the Committee. 


The Committee discussed a few of the specific schemes including supervision of contractors undertaking the works. The Senior Engineer advised that the council will supervise the works.




That the Cheam North and Worcester Park Committee:

1.    Noted the progress made towards implementing the traffic schemes as set out in the report.


Public Realm Projects and Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Chantelle Swaby, Locality Lead officer to present a report to the Committee which outlines new public realm projects, report on the Public Realm budget and introduce new schemes for consideration by the Committee. If any Neighbourhood Grants have been approved since the last committee, these will be reminded to the committee.


Indicative time: 15 minutes


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Chantelle Swaby, Locality Lead Officer gave a presentation on public realm, including completed schemes.



That The Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee:

1.    Approved a North Cheam Popup

Market for £5,460 from Public Realm Capital.

2.    Approved the enhancement of the meadow within the Sutton Common Park paddock

area with a biodiversity trial scheme and planting of native wetland species for £2,900 from Public Realm Capital.

3.    Approved additional funds for the improvements to Morden Way entrance (Sutton Common Park) for the tarmac pad portion of the scheme for £170 from Public Realm Capital.

4.    Approved the installation of a new picnic table with matting for the grass area adjacent to the car park in Sutton Common Park for £1,050 from Public Realm Capital.


The Locality Lead Officer reminded the Committee that there was still money to be applied for in relation to Neighbourhood Grants, and encouraged any groups or individuals who wished to apply to contact the team.


Councillor Samantha Bourne advised the Committee that she had recently taken part in a community speedwatch on London Road, and that PCSOs from the traffic team required two volunteers to assist them each time they undertook a speedwatch. Councillor Paul Wingfield also advised that he had taken part in a speedwatch recently and encouraged residents to volunteer. If any residents are interested, or if you know of roads in your area which you think would benefit, please contact your local councillor for further information.


Any urgent business

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 & Worcester Park Local Committee will take place on 12 January 2017 at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park, KT4 8LG.


The next meeting of the Cheam North & Worcester Park Local Committee will take place on 12 January 2017 at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park, KT4 8LG.