Agenda and minutes

St. Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee
Thursday, 13th October, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: All Saints Centre, New Road, Mitcham, CR4 4JN

Contact: Aimee Wittams-Smith, Senior Business Support Officer (Committee Services), Tel: 020 8770 4171, Email:  aimee.wittams-smith@sutton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

18.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed those present to the local committee.

19.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were given on behalf of Niall Bolger with Tom Alexander as substitute.

20.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2016.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes from the meeting held on 7 July 2016 were agreed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

21.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

22.

Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To review the recommendations tracker.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, presented the recommendations tracker.

 

Councillor Colin Stears raised a point of information in relation to flower troughs and surfacing at the cycle lane on Green Wrythe Lane and noted that this was not quite finished. He noted there was also an issue with parking that had been raised with officers.

 

Hitesh Wadher, Highways Engineer, responded that the surfacing was not complete and that they are waiting for TfL to complete some electrical work. Regarding parking on the cycle lane, he noted that parking should be more apparent once the final surface is laid and all the associated cycle markings are painted, in the meantime he would contact parking services. 

 

The Chair invited questions from those there present:

 

·         Tracey Collins, Local Resident, queried the location of the crossing referred to in item 7 of the tracker. The Locality Lead Officer clarified that this was the junction. Hitesh Wadher, Highways Engineer, added that this was fairly concept in terms of location, and would involve a pedestrian count before proposing a location.

 

·         Ken Fish, Local Resident, queried the location of lines for speed cameras at Green Wrythe Lane.

23.

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: 10 minutes

 

Minutes:

Lysanne Horrox, Local Resident, asked whether officers could remove bollards outside the Red Lion Pub, whether planters could be placed outside the Sainsbury’s Local and whether courtesy crossing material would be removed. The Locality Lead Officer noted that she would respond to these questions by email.

 

Helena Barrowclough, Local Resident, raised a question about parking around the New Mill Quarter in Hackbridge. Hitesh Wadher, Highways Engineer, responded that design proposals for controlled parking zones would be developed through engagement sessions with local committees as part of the parking strategy approved by Environment and Neighbourhood committee in September, and that residents of the new development would not be entitled to a permit to park in any new adjacent controlled parking zones. The Chair informed the committee that the parking strategy had come up at 3 meetings of the committee and that they are well ahead on this.

 

Julia Pigg, Local Resident, raised questions about dustbins being left on pavements and the length of time it was taking traffic lights to change at the Rose Hill roundabout. The Chair noted that she had visited the Rose Hill roundabout with officers from TfL last week. Hitesh Wadher, Highways Engineer, informed the committee that if signals are not working as they should be, this can be reported to TfL. The Chair suggested that residents may wish to contact the committee with concerns, and that the committee could raise the issues with TfL on their behalf.

 

Nicky Sutton, Local Resident, raised a question about smashed lights. She also noted that temporary traffic lights outside the Felnex estate are out of sync. Hitesh Wadher, Highways Engineer, responded that this could be raised with the streetworks team.

24.

Parking Priorities feedback pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Ian Price, Highways Manager, to present a report to feedback the priorities arising from the Parking Engagement Sessions at previous meetings, and the recommendations at the last meeting of the Committee.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

Minutes:

Hitesh Wadher, Highways Engineer, presented a report to feedback the priorities arising from the Parking Engagement Sessions at previous meetings, and the recommendations at the last meeting of the Committee.

 

Councillor Stears raised a question in relation to borders, phases and local committee areas. The Officer responded that the delivery plan is not fully developed yet. Councillor Stears considered that an additional paper at another committee may be needed to set out difficult issues within areas.

 

Residents asked questions regarding double yellow lines, commuter stations, and how other boroughs address similar issues. The Chair advised that such details could be addressed at the next meeting, or during consultation on the Parking Strategy.

 

Tom Alexander, Head of Strategic Business, informed the committee that we would welcome conversations with partners in other boroughs. He directed members to the policy on the council website, which set out some proposals for engagement.

 

RESOLVED that the St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee:

 

1. Noted the progress made on the minor parking schemes previously approved by this Committee and since the last meeting on 7 July 2016, as indicated in the report.

 

2. Noted the current work in progress in relation to the borough-wide parking strategy.

25.

Update from the Safer Neighbourhood teams

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

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

Minutes:

Sergeant Lee Burgess provided an update on the three ward priorities in the area, and community safety issues.

 

Ken Fish, Local Resident, asked whether there had been incidents of ‘crazy clowns’ to which Sergeant Burgess responded that there had not.

 

Michaela Springer, Local Resident, raised concerns about motorbikes and mopeds at Stavordale Road and a need for a chicane/barrier. Sergeant Burgess responded to confirm knowledge of the issues and explained police policy in relation to motorbikes. A discussion followed about the use of the road as a cut-through and the potential of installing a kissing gate to control the situation. Councillor Reynolds requested visible patrols to deter people at Waltercress Park and Councillor Stears highlighted the increased use of mobility scooters and concerns that restrictions should not have a negative effect on disabled residents.

 

In response to a resident question, Sergeant Burgess informed the committee that police can only enter Travelers’ sites through negotiation. Councillor Reynolds asked whether the Locality Lead Officer could look into asking the police to re-site the security cameras in each ward.

 

Councillors also raised concerns regarding children gathering outside the kebab shop at Middleton Circle and people loitering around the benches in the pocket park area, to which Sergeant Burgess responded that the police were aware of these issues, and that Poulter Park is heavily patrolled by parks officers.

26.

Environmental Anti Social Behaviour engagement session

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, to lead an engagement session on environmental anti-social behaviour.

 

Indicative time: 30 minutes

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, delivered an engagement session for the duration of 25 minutes.

27.

SuDS in Sutton's Schools

Dani Parfitt, Flood Risk Officer, to present an introduction to a sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) project targeting schools to reduce flood risk.

 

Indicative time: 15 minutes

Minutes:

Dani Parfitt, Flood Risk Officer, presented an introduction to a sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) project targeting schools to reduce flood risk.

 

Lysanne Horrox, Local Resident, asked whether two schools in Hackbridge were part of the project, to which the Officer confirmed which schools formed part of it.

 

Nicky Sutton, Local Resident, noted that the project was more far-reaching than Hackbridge and included Carshalton, to which the Officer responded that Hackbridge was the location of the critical drainage area. Councillor Stears considered that “Hackbridge and The Wrythe” would describe the area.

28.

War Memorial update

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, to present an update on the War Memorial in The Wrythe.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, presented an update on the War Memorial in The Wrythe.

 

The Chair informed the committee that the unveiling would be themed historically "of the time" with costume and events based on World War One. The Chair extended her thanks to the Locality Lead Officer for her work on this.

29.

Public realm projects and priorities pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, will present new public realm schemes and give an update on the progress of current schemes.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, presented new public realm schemes and an update on the progress of current schemes. She explained that they would like to hear from anyone interested in getting involved with a working group for Middleton Circle. The Chair and Councillors Reynolds, Gonzalez, Hunt, Court and Patel expressed their interest. The Chair extended her thanks to the Locality Lead Officer for her work on this.

 

The committee discussed the option of having a representative from Sutton Housing Partnership, and the fact that Assembly Walk was an unadopted road. The Chair welcomed anybody interested in becoming involved from these areas and encouraged residents to come forward. The committee were keen to work with Middleton Circle once the new flats were installed.

30.

Neighbourhood grants

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

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, presented a report on new applications for neighbourhood grant consideration and the Chair encouraged community groups to apply for the use of this money.

31.

Any urgent business brought forward at the direction of the chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.

 

Minutes:

No urgent business was raised.

32.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee will take place on 19 January 2017 at 7pm at Horizon Church Sutton, Assembly Walk, Carshalton, SM5 1JH.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the St Helier, The Wrythe and Wandle Valley Local Committee will take place on 19 January 2017 at 7pm, at Horizon Church Sutton, Assembly Walk, SM5 1JH.