Agenda and minutes

Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee
Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 7.00 pm

Contact: Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, Tel: 020 8770 5937 | Email:  claire.smith@sutton.gov.uk  Sharon Major, Committee Services Officer, Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Amy Haldane, welcomed those present.

2.

Apologies for absence and Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Chris Williams.

 

Councillor Jill Whitehead declared an interest in item 7, that she is Chair of the Public Transport Liaison group where the TFL item has been discussed.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 24 September 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    The minutes of the meeting held on 24 September 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.

4.

Appointment of Community Representatives

An application for the appointment of a Community Representative has been received. It is recommended that the Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee appoint Leigh Wicks to represent Clockhouse Community Association.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    It be agreed that Leigh Wicks  be appointed to represent Clockhouse Community Association on the Carshalton and Clockhouse Local committee.

5.

Impact of COVID 19. pdf icon PDF 866 KB

A brief update on the council response to COVID-19 and some key public health messages for the community.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Presentations were provided to the committee from Clare Ridsdill Smith, Head of Public Health, London Borough of Sutton, followed by presentations from  Emma Hart-Dyke   Head teacher from All Saints Primary School and also from Reverend Kevin Lewis from The Church of the Good Shepherd. Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, also shared her experience of working at the Hub.

 

Following the presentations members asked about arrangements for visiting residents in care homes, and the impact of increased local testing capacity and also availability of flu vaccinations. Clare Ridsdill Smith, Head of Public Health, responded that she is aware discussions are ongoing to  try to find workable solutions to arrange care home visits and to reduce risk of transmission of the virus but also to meet emotional needs of residents. In respect of the new test sites, the committee were advised that new test sites opened recently, of the Sutton test sites, Denmark Road is the most established site and testing is also available at the Civic centre. In respect of flu jabs she suggested individuals discuss issues or concerns about the vaccine with their GP.

 

In respect of the School Streets schemes members commented they are pleased it is working well and asked about liaison with parents and local neighbours and also working with parents regarding asking them to walk and cycle to school. Emma Hart Dyke Head teacher from All Saints Primary School responded accordingly.

 

Leigh Wicks Community Representative for Clockhouse Community Association asked if updates can be shared with community representatives so they could share updates with the community. Clare Ridsdill Smith confirmed that she would welcome Community Representatives sharing information and outlined the page on the council’s website with information for community champions to share.

 

Community Representatives also asked if the Recycling centre will be left open during this lockdown, and it was confirmed that at present there are no plans for this to be closed.

6.

Safer Parks pdf icon PDF 92 KB

A written update on the work carried out by the Sutton Safer Parks Team within Carshalton Central and Carshalton South and Clockhouse.

Minutes:

A written statement was published in the agenda for information.

7.

Bus Service Consultation pdf icon PDF 757 KB

To discuss the launch of a new public consultation starting in mid-October as part of a review of the bus network in the London Borough of Sutton.

 

Minutes:

 

 

Mr Rob Varney from TFL, provided  the presentation to the committee. He spoke about the consultation on the bus routes in the area.

Members discussed the impact of reduced capacity on busses and children travelling on school busses to reduce the impact on people using public transport to get to work.

 

Members expressed some concern about some of the suggested changes to bus routes.  Councillor Whitehead advised that some general discussion had been ongoing with the Public Transport liaison group over last year but advised members that the  options that Tfl were proposing in the consultation were only made available recently.  In respect of capacity Rob Varney from TFL advised busses had been added to the fleet but there was limited capacity to make travel safe during COVID. He commented about groups which had been invited to contribute to consultation and also on some services that were consulting on being revised to adjust routes to improve efficiency of services and also to address long standing reliability issues due to very long existing routes. He commented on investment in bus services in the borough and that changing to higher capacity services and higher frequency will overall bring enhancements to available public transport in the borough.

 

Mr Rob Varney from TFL pointed out this is a consultation and views are welcome, engagement will continue to get views this is a starting point for discussion.

8.

Carshalton Park Netball Court.

An update on the funding for the Netball Court in Carshalton Park

 

Indicative timing 5 minutes

Minutes:

 

 

Ms Mairead Agnew gave an update to the Committee  on funding for the netball courts in Carshalton Park. She confirmed that funding had been secured and that now tenders for the work were being reviewed to get quotations for a contractor to do the work from the spring 2021. Members thanked Ms Agnew for bringing this forward to the local committee and making this happen.

9.

Public realm projects and neighbourhood grants pdf icon PDF 11 MB

The Locality Lead Officer to deliver a report on the public realm budget, introduce new schemes for consideration by the committee and remind committee members of new neighbourhood grant schemes agreed through delegated decision.

 

Minutes:

 

 

 

 

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer delivered her presentation to the Committee, to provide an update on new schemes for consideration and to remind Members of new neighbourhood grant schemes agreed through delegated decision.

 

Community Representatives asked for more clarification on how to differentiate between the neighbourhood fund and the neighbourhood grant. Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer responded that the neighbourhood fund is available as a borough not just from this committee, she confirmed it is a borough wide initiative and different groups can bid on that. She confirmed the Public realm funding is to make physical changes to improve the area She encouraged residents to apply for funding and confirmed she was happy to help residents navigate what funding they may apply for.

10.

Public questions pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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 complete the form here at least five 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.

 

Minutes:

Five public questions were submitted in advance of the meeting and written responses had been published. All residents who raised a question were provided with the response in advance of the meeting and offered the opportunity to attend the meeting to ask a supplementary question.

Councillor Tim Crowley raised a supplementary question on behalf of resident, David King, regarding the question on drain clearance. Andrew Chandler, Head of Waste & Street Cleansing, advised that arrangements are made for additional clearing in priority sites and high priority cleaning will be done more regularly. He asked that residents use the “Report it tool”, to report any issues they see. He further confirmed that the council have always supported individuals who wish to clear leaves and litter and can provide bags on request.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley responded that residents have used the Report it system, but often do not receive any response to their reports.  Andrew Chandler, Head of Waste & Street Cleansing agreed to look into the Report it issues if he could please be provided with the report references and he will respond post this meeting. He also advised that digital platform improvements are ongoing to improve feedback to residents via the Report it system.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley raised a further supplementary question on behalf of Mr King, in respect of the target date for decisions from the parking strategy. He asked about the statutory consultation from 3 December to January 21 he asked is the statutory consultation to be for the roads affected, by the implementation of the parking strategy.

 

Mr Gurcharan Durhailay, Parking Programme Manager who is leading on parking strategy, confirmed the consultation will be with residents in affected areas.

11.

Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

12.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the local committee will take place on 19 January 2021.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting will take place on 19 January 2021.