Agenda and minutes

St. Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee
Thursday, 28th January, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Riverside Centre, 113 Culvers Avenue, Carshalton, SM5 2FG

Contact: Angela Guest, Senior Business Support Officer (Committee Services), Tel: 020 8770 5122, Email:  angela.guest@sutton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

31.

apologies for absence and introductions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Judith Smith and Tony Mayne, Community Representatives and from the Fair Trade Group who were on the agenda to give a presentation.

 

An apology for lateness was received from Councillor Colin Stears who arrived at 7.35pm.

 

 

32.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

33.

minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2015.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2015 are agreed as an accurate record.

 

34.

Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To review the recommendations tracker.

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the recommendation tracker.

 

Resolved:

 

1)        To thank Horizon Church for organising litter picks in the area around Assembly Walk.

 

2)        Further information on the following items was requested from officers:

·                Item 8 – Street Cleansing – outcome of investigation into the flooding in London Road/Clover Way

·                Item 10 – Local Implementation Plan – requested further clarity about whether hedges were cut back or removed.

 

35.

Public Questions

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:  localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

 

Minutes:

There were three public questions and responses given as follows:

 

1.         Ken Fish and Jim Willoughby requested that discarded bags of dog faeces be removed from the alley between Beech Close and Almond Ave and from grass verges around that area.  It was also requested that officers look at ways of discouraging this behaviour.

 

2.         Julia (Carn) reported that she had contacted the Council several times by various methods and had received no response to her communications regarding the consultation process for double yellow lines in Groveside Close.   The attending Senior Parking Engineer informed the meeting that the latest scheme had been withdrawn due to the number of complaints regarding the scheme and the process.  It was intended to have an extended consultation later on in the year and Ms Carn would be kept updated.

 

3.         Mrs Steady also requested to be kept informed of the Groveside Close consultation.

 

36.

Safer neighbourhood teams - update

A written update to be submitted by the Police.

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

Minutes:

The Committee noted the tabled written update from the SNT which would also be published on the Council’s website with the agenda papers.

 

37.

Petition - Pedestrian Crossing in Green Wrythe Lane

A petition bearing 131 names has been received from Carshalton School Sports College calling on the Council:

 

‘We are concerned about safety of children crossing Green Wrythe Lane at Waltham Road. Many students cross there and it is a dangerous place to cross. We the undersigned request a controlled crossing is put in at this junction.’

 

The Chair has agreed that the organiser of the petition may address the meeting for a maximum of five minutes. 

 

Minutes:

Callum Roper and Nicholas Prekduca presented a petition from Carshalton School Sports College calling on the Council to install a signalled crossing at the junction of Green Wrythe Lane and Waltham Road. They cited the area as a dangerous place for students to cross the road and were concerned about safety.

 

The Head of Local Place and Engagement informed the Committee that officers had been on site to look at the issue and had reported that it was not an easy place to site a crossing due to the junctions and width of road.  However, they would look at redesigning when the new budget comes in after April 2016.

 

Resolved:

 

1.         To thank Callum Roper and Nicholas Prekduca for their petition.

 

2.         To request that officers look at the possibility of redesigning the area later on in the year.

 

38.

Winchcombe Road - proposed zebra crossing pdf icon PDF 174 KB

A report from the Senior Engineer (Neighbourhood/Corridor) for the Committee to consider the proposal to install a zebra crossing on Winchcombe Road to improve safety for students crossing from Carshalton Boys Sports College to the sports hall.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report following a request from Carshalton Boys Sports College for a safer crossing point on Winchcombe Road to help students cross the road between the main school and the sports hall. A zebra crossing will help students and residents cross the road at all times and would also help the teachers during the school day, who marshal the students to and from the main school to the sports hall. The Committee also considered the results of the informal consultation undertaken on proposals for a zebra crossing with no loss of parking spaces. 

 

Resolved:

 

1.         To proceed to formal consultation and implementation of the zebra crossing under  Sections 23 and 25 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (the 1984 Act) and the Zebra, Pelican and Puffin Pedestrian Crossings Regulations and General Directions 1997 (SI No. 1997/2400)(the 1997 Regulations and Directions); as shown on drawing no. T28009/15-16/01D.

 

2.         To extend existing parking restrictions, no waiting at any time, on Winchcombe Road (opposite nos.44 – 48) for 12 metres and (outside nos.62-66) for 16m. This will be subject to processing, considering and resolving of any objection being received as part of the formal consultation, under Section 6 of the 1984 Act.

 

3.         To approve the following Statement of Reasons in the Traffic Order:

‘To prevent any obstruction to the sightline on the approaches to the zebra crossing it is necessary to amend the parking restrictions in Winchcombe Road.’

 

4.         To remove the school keep clear marking as it will be replaced by the zig zag markings to the zebra crossing in accordance with Sections 23 and 25 of the 1984 Act and the 1997 Regulations and Directions.

 

5.         To remove the round topped hump and install a flat top hump in accordance with the provisions of the Sections 90A to 90I of the Highways Act 1980 (the 1980 Act), and the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/1025) (the 1999 Regulations). 

 

6.         Delegate responsibility to process and consider and resolve any objections received to the Traffic Management Order and the Road Hump, to the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, in consultation with the Chair and Ward Councillors, to agree the final scheme and make any changes necessary as a result of the formal consultations and take forward to implementation.

 

39.

Local Plan Update

A presentation and question and answer session on the Local Plan and forthcoming consultation.

 

Indicative time: 30 minutes

Minutes:

The Committee received an interactive presentation on the Local Plan which would shape how Sutton looked for the next 15 years.  The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning and the Senior Policy Planner explained what the Local Plan was, why it was needed and the timings involved.  They also set out some of the issues involved as well as proposed development sites across the borough and proposed changes to Local Area Designations.

 

The engagement session consisted on six different multi choice questions that all who were in attendance were invited to have an electronic vote.  Results for each question were immediate and would be analysed by officers when all data from each area was in.  In response to one of the questions Mr Ken Fish requested to know how many were on the Council’s housing waiting list.

 

The public were encouraged to go online and attend the events being arranged around the borough and to have their say.

 

Useful links:

 

To view the presentation given:

https://moderngov.sutton.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=450&MId=3989&Ver=4

 

When the consultation on the draft plan opens in autumn 2016:

www.sutton.gov.uk/sutton2031

 

Representations to be made to planningpolicy@sutton.gov.uk

 

Resolved:

 

1.         To thank officers for the presentation and to encourage the public to get involved.

 

2.         To request that the Head of Local Place and Engagement make enquiries and inform Mr Fish of the number of the Council’s housing waiting list.

 

 

40.

Sutton Fairtrade Community Group

The Community Group work to promote the sale and purchase of Fairtrade within Sutton.

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were given by the Fair Trade Group so this item was deferred.

 

41.

parking engagement

Highways and Parking Officers to lead a community engagement exercise in order to gather public concerns and issues related to traffic and parking in the local area

 

Indicative time: 30 minutes

 

 

Minutes:

Attendees of the meeting took part in an engagement session led by Peter Matthews, Principal Engineer (Parking). They were asked to discuss parking and traffic in their wards and note concerns, and to suggest solutions. Peter Matthews undertook to review the input and bring this to a future meeting of the committee

 

42.

Residents survey results pdf icon PDF 486 KB

A presentation from the Head of Local Place and Engagement about the results of the 2015 residents’ survey.

 

Indicative time: 20 minutes

Minutes:

The Council has undertaken a Residents’ Survey every two years. The aim of the survey was to measure satisfaction with the local area and the services the Council provides. The survey is also used to help understand emerging issues within the borough, such as how residents access council services, prevalence of isolation and the health and wellbeing of residents.  The Head of Local Place and Engagement presented some slides showing some of the results for this local area.

 

To view the presentation given go to: https://moderngov.sutton.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=360&MId=4071&Ver=4

 

Resolved:  To note the residents’ survey results.

 

 

43.

area improvements - public realm pdf icon PDF 383 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

Minutes:

The Committee consider a report that contained information on Public Realm spending since 8 October 2015 and confirmed available budgets for 2015/16. There was also a picture slide presentation showing completed projects.

 

In response to a question about whether the earmarked funds for hanging baskets included the Tudor shops it was confirmed that it did not.

 

Members were keen that the Tudor shops were included in the hanging basket scheme so voted on the motion to alter recommendation 2.5 of the report to earmark funds of £15,000 to include the Tudor shops.  It was carried.

 

Resolved:

 

1.         That the £8000 towards the improvements for Robertsbridge toilet block be approved.

 

2.         The allocation of £3,500 towards the improved storage facilities for Carshalton Little League was confirmed.

 

3.         That the £2000 awarded to Blossoming Rosehill Market under the urgency procedure in October 2015 be noted.

 

4.         That the £1,400 revenue required for lighting at St Benet’s Grove be recycled.

 

5.         To earmark funds of £15,000 for hanging baskets and approve the locations, including the Tudor shops, 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 delegate authority to allocate Public Realm funding to the Strategic Director of Environment, Housing and Regeneration, in consultation with the Chair, Vice-Chair and the appropriate ward councillors.

 

44.

Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The Locality Lead Officer to present a report on any new applications for neighbourhood grant consideration.

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

Minutes:

Resolved:  To note the committee has awarded the Phoenix Explorer Scout Unit £500 towards costs of attaining Duke of Edinburgh Awards by volunteering in the Peak District.

 

45.

Appointment of Community Representatives

Applications for the appointment of Community Representatives has been received from:

 

·         Sheila Andrews, Love Where We Live, and

·         Peter Haycox, Circle Residents Association

 

It is RECOMMENDED that the Council be recommended to appoint Sheila Andrews to represent Love Where We Live on the Local Committee. 

 

It is RECOMMENDED that the Council be recommended to appoint Peter Haycox to represent Circle Residents Association on the Local Committee. 

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the Committee recommends that Council appoint the following community representatives to the St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee.

  • Sheila Andrews to represent Love Where We Live, and
  • Peter Haycox to represent Circle Residents Association.

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46.

Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton - Proposed Improvements for Pedestrians and Cyclists pdf icon PDF 179 KB

a)    Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton – Proposed Improvements for pedestrians and cyclists

 

This report has been agreed as an urgent item because the detail of the scheme needs to be agreed before it can be progressed to implementation. The scheme is to be funded from the 2015/16 Local Implementation Plan programme so needs to be progressed as soon as possible. 

 

Minutes:

This report was agreed as an urgent item because the detail of the scheme needed to be agreed before it could be progressed to implementation. The scheme was to be funded from the 2015/16 Local Implementation Plan programme so needed to be progressed as soon as possible. 

 

The report outlined the results of an informal public consultation undertaken on the proposal to install a shared use footway for pedestrians and cyclists on Green Wrythe Lane between St. Andrews Road and William Street.  The recommendation was to progress the scheme to formal consultation and implementation.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    The comments received during the consultation were noted.

 

2.    To widen the footway as shown on drawing No. T30070/PL/20 on western side of Green Wrythe Lane and to convert part of the widen footway to a cycle track by “removing” part of the footway under Section 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”) and constructing the cycle track under Section 65(1) of the 1980 Act including the erection of suitable signs.

 

3.    To implement raised table entry treatments at the junctions of Green Wrythe Lane with St. Andrews Road, St. John’s Road, St. James Road and William Street as shown on drawing No. T30070/PL/20. This will be subject to no material objections being received as part of the formal consultation, under Sections 90A and 90C of the 1980 Act, as inserted by Section 32 of, Schedule 10 to, the Transport Act 1981, and Regulation 3 the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999.

 

4.    To re-locate the existing disabled bay outside No.66 Green Wrythe Lane partially on the footway and extend to 6.6m long as shown on drawing T30070/PL/20. This will be subject to no material objections being received as part of the formal consultation, under Section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

 

5.    With reference to resolution 4) above, to agree the following Statement of Reasons in the Traffic Order:

‘To prevent any obstruction to the flow of traffic it is necessary to re-locate the disabled bay partially on to the footway opposite a length of widened footway on Green Wrythe Lane. The bay is to be extended to meet current standards.’

 

6.    To extend existing parking restrictions, no waiting at any time, on Green Wrythe Lane at the junction with St. Andrews Road northwards (outside No.59 Green Wrythe Lane) for 7 metres. This will be subject to no material objections being received as part of the formal consultation, under Section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

 

7.    With reference to resolution 6) above, agree the following Statement of Reasons in the Traffic Order:

‘To prevent any obstruction to the flow of traffic it is necessary to amend the parking restrictions alongside a length of widened footway on Green Wrythe Lane.’

 

8.      To delegate authority to the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, in consultation with the Chair and Ward Councillors, and to agree the final scheme and make any changes necessary as a result of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

47.

date of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on 21 April 2016 at Horizon Church Sutton, Assembly Walk, Carshalton, SM5 1JH.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To note that the next meeting would be hold on 21 April 2016 and be held at Horizon Church Sutton, Assembly Walk, Carshalton SM5 1JH.