Agenda and minutes

St. Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee
Thursday, 12th July, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Riverside Community Centre, 113 Culvers Avenue, Carshalton, SM5 2FJ

Contact: Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 Email:

Link: Audio recording

No. Item


Welcome and introductions


The Chair informed committee that the order of the agenda would be amended as follows:


  • Public Questions item 7
  • Parking Strategy update 8
  • Local Plan item 9
  • Local Implementation Plan  - item 10
  • Recommendations Tracker item 11
  • Public Realm item 12



Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Vincent Galligan.


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2018.


RESOLVED: The minutes of the meeting held on 8 March were agreed and signed as a correct record.



Appointment of Community Representative

It is recommended that the St Helier, The Wandle and The Wrythe Local Committee appoint Julia Armstrong to represent the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group on the Local Committee and to confirm Peter Haycox as a substitute representative.



Indicative time: 5 minutes


The Committee appointed Julia Armstrong to represent the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group on the Local Committee.


The Committee appointed Peter Alfrey as a substitute to represent the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group on the Local Committee.




St Helier Hospital Developments pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A presentation from the Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier on the investments in our hospitals 2020-2030.


Indicative time: 30 minutes


Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Trust provided an update to the Committee on Investments in our Hospitals 2020-2030 and circulated information from a recent Sutton Guardian.


Local residents raised the following concerns:


  • The creation of specialist units at single sites could impact on residents who would have to travel further to reach services.

·       In the future, St Helier hospital would have an Emergency Care unit rather than an A&E unit, patients may become unclear which site they should attend in each particular circumstance.  

  • Fast food outlets at hospitals encourage unhealthy eating.


The Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Trust informed the meeting that:


  • The majority of services currently provided at St Helier hospital would still be provided at the St Helier hospital site. There would be some services provided at single sites, these would be for those patients needing specialist expert care.
  • If specialist A&E clinicians are located at a single site, previous experience had shown that more efficient care would be provided and lives saved. The public can attend any site, transport would be available to move patients to sites where specialist care was available if necessary.
  • All food outlets and restaurants at the Epsom and St Helier Trust sites have signed up to the Trust’s healthy eating requirements.


Councillor Zuchowska noted that the £100m investment which has been secured for St Helier hospital is welcomed.


The Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Trust stated that further detail on how to get involved in the next stage of the consultation was included in the handouts and he encouraged residents to take part in the consultation.


Councillor Stears informed the meeting that he is a member of the South West London and Surrey County Council Joint Health and Overview and Scrutiny Committee which will take into account the views of local residents. Meetings of the South West London and Surrey County Council Joint Health and Overview and Scrutiny Committee are held in public and residents are encouraged to attend.



Public Questions

This item is an opportunity for members of the public to raise points or questions about local issues that are not already on the agenda.


If you wish to submit a question prior to the meeting, please send it to at least 5 workings days in advance and we will endeavour to obtain a written response for the meeting. 


Please be aware your question and name will be published in the minutes of the meeting.


Indicative time: 10 minutes



Residents at the meeting were invited to ask questions and those who had submitted and received a response to a question outside of a meeting (published as an addendum to the agenda) were invited to ask a supplementary question.


1.    Local Resident - What will be done to address the range of anti social behaviours which are taking place in the Rosehill area particularly after 8pm?


Local residents confirmed that they had reported issues to the police and local councillors.


Victoria Jeffrey, Head of Local Place and Engagement, informed the committee that the Police and Councillors will be at the Rosehill corner on 16 July 2018. Residents are encouraged to pass on their concerns to the Police at this time. The issues raised by residents at this meeting will also passed to the Police by The Head of Local Place and Engagement.


Councillors reported that the Superintendent of Neighbourhood Policing will be attending the Sutton Council’s Scrutiny Committee on 25 July 2018.


 2.       Local Resident - Are there any plans to arrange a residents awards programme?


Councillor Zuchowska outlined the current annual Community Award events which have taken place for the last 8 years.


3.        Nikki Sutton - What does the Council do to try to improve the rail service in the area, and can how can residents be aware of anything the Council does to promote improved local rail services?


Councillors and Officers attend the Passenger Transport Liaison Group (PTLG) which is Chaired by Councillor Whitehead. Duncan Clarke, Strategic Planning Manager will contact Nikki Sutton to provide further information about the PTLG.


4.       A Local Resident asked how the unpleasant smells from the food reprocessing plant which is in the London Borough of Merton can be addressed?


Councillors informed the residents that they should continue to report and record their concerns.


Residents with further questions were asked to complete the forms available, written responses would be provided to these additional questions.




Parking Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Following the recent consultation conducted this item is intended to feedback to the committee the results of the survey and the plan to proceed.



Indicative time: 20 minutes


Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning (Highways), provided an update on the Parking Strategy.


Local Residents raised concerns about:


  • Staff working at St Helier hospital who park in the streets surrounding the hospital reduce the parking space available for local residents.
  • There are known areas where damage has happened to local residents’ cars such as the corner of Lindores and Stavordale Roads.
  • Some roads such as Welbeck, Winchcombe and Wigmore Roads have particular pressure on parking spaces due to the range of facilities in the area.


The Team Leader, Strategy and Commissioning (Highways) informed the meeting that:

  • The whole of the St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee area will be included in the parking consultation.
  • That officers are working with the Manager with responsibility for staff parking at St Helier hospital.
  • Officers are focusing their attention on the parking strategy, rather than single schemes at the moment. Schemes will be progressed in each area depending on the results on the consultation.


Councillors suggested development of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in an area reduces the number of parking spaces available in that area. The Team Leader, Strategy and Commissioning (Highways) responded that a CPZ is designed by kerb meterage, and there may be some reduction of small spaces.


The officer also informed the meeting that the analysis of the consultation would be completed on a road by road basis and that the results of this will be available on the parking strategy webpage.



Sutton Council’s New Local Plan pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A short presentation followed by questions on the council's new Local Plan, which was adopted in February 2018 and sets out the council's town planning priorities and policies.


Indicative time: 30 minutes



Duncan Clarke, Strategic Planning Manager and Dean James, Senior Planner, provided an update of the council’s new Local Plan.


Local residents raised the following concerns:


·         More shops are being planned when there are currently empty shops in Sutton High Street.

·         Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) is marked for use as a site for building a new school but open land within the borough should be defended.


The Strategic Planning Manager informed the Committee that:

·         The increasing population numbers in the High Street area should lead to increased footfall on the High Street, which in turn will lead to a greater demand for shops. In addition, the council has liberalised the uses that can go in town centres so that community and recreational uses as well as retail can now locate in the High Street. Additional retail floorspace would also be located on the ground floor of blocks of flats to provide a more interesting town centre.    

·         The land which is proposed for use for a school is MOL land and does not include the Rosehill Recreation Ground land.


Residents asked for confirmation that the Travellers using the local parks at present are doing so illegally. Councillors and officers confirmed this and that procedure, in line with legislation, was being followed to clear the site.



Local Implementation Plan pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Officer to provide a synopsis of schemes agreed for 2018/19 and ask for a decision on 2019/2020 proposed schemes.


Indicative time: 30 minutes



Hitesh Wadher, Senior Professional Engineer, Highways and Transport provided a synopsis of the LIP schemes to be included in the 2019/20 programme.


Councillors asked about the progress of fitting the mesh to protect the land in Robertsbridge Road and the cost of the scheme. The Senior Professional Engineer informed the meeting that the land is parkland and not part of the highway, he will take the issue back to the appropriate team. The estimated cost of such a scheme is likely to be several thousands.




thatthe proposed schemes as listed in the table 3.11 in item 9 in the agenda be considered for inclusion in the submission to Transport for London in November 2018 for the 2019/20 programme.


that schemes 1 and 2 in paragraph 3.11 in item 9 of the agenda are noted as being continuations of schemes agreed previously at the 6 July 2017 St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee.


that schemes 3 & 4 in paragraph 3.11 in item 9 of the agenda are included as new schemes for the 2019/20 LIP programme.



Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The recommendations tracker allows Committee Members to monitor responses, actions and outcomes against their recommendations or requests for further actions. This is updated following each Committee. Once an item is completed it will be removed from the tracker.


Indicative time: 10 minutes



Claire Smith, Lead Locality Officer, drew attention to the report on the progress of recommendations from the previous meeting of the Committee.


Residents asked about progress of the zebra crossing in Green Wrythe Lane at its junction with Waltham Road. The Senior Professional Engineer and Councillors reported that the scheme is out to informal consultation at the moment.



Public realm projects and priorities and Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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: 10 minutes



The Locality Lead Officer showed a video showing a range of schemes which have been completed across the whole of the borough and asked residents to contact either their ward Councillor or the Lead Locality Officer with ideas for Public Realm schemes.



Any urgent business brought forward at the direction of the chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.



There was no urgent business brought forward.