Agenda and minutes

Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee
Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Hillcrest Halls, 42 Fryston Avenue, Coulsdon CR5 2PT

Contact: Committee Services. Tel 020 8770 4990 Email  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

28.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Hamish Pollock, welcomed all those present.

29.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Moira Butt.

30.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

31.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2016.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the previous meeting of the 18 October 2016 be approved as an accurate record, subject to two minor amendments:

 

Item 20: The first building listed was shown as the Grove whereas it should be The Lodge, and later the “building  should be confirmed as The Old Rectory.

32.

Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team

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

 

Indicative timing: 20 minutes

Minutes:

Inspector Ian Hicks gave a brief update on behalf of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, confirming the area priorities to be motor vehicle crime, burglary, anti-social behaviour and the growth of neighbourhood watch within the local committee area.

 

Terry Haswell, Clockhouse Residents’ Association, enquired as to anti-social behaviour involving nitrous oxide canisters. The Inspector clarified that the use is not illegal, but its sale is and emphasised the importance of youth education on this point. It could not be commented whether Croydon Schools were being targeted with this message but the Inspector promised to pass on the query to colleagues in that Borough.

 

With regards to garage burglaries, a local resident, provided feedback to the Inspector that his garage had been broken into and he believed that keys provided by a particular company were not necessarily unique and thus could be used to open other garage doors. Penny Spirling, Carshalton Fields Residents’ Association, also reported a spate of burglaries into locked garages and that they had been advising local residents to contact officers. The Association also offered to distribute burglary advice to local residents.

 

Councillor Amy Haldane wished to promote the local Neighbourhood Watch for residents’ concerned by the issues raised.

33.

Order of items

Minutes:

At the Chair’s discretion, the order of the agenda items was rearranged and is as follows in the minutes.

34.

South London Waste Partnership pdf icon PDF 348 KB

A presentation on the impact of the implementation of the South London Waste Partnership contract upon waste collection and street cleansing.

 

Indicative Timing: 30 Minutes

 

Presentation to follow

Minutes:

Matt Clubb, Executive Head of Environment Commissioning and Elsie Grace, a Veolia representative, gave a presentation on the impact of the implementation of the South London Waste Partnership contract upon waste collection and street cleansing.

 

Barry Todman, Clockhouse Residents’ Association, enquired as to the means of consultation. The Executive Head responded that a consultation exercise was carried out across over 1000 residents in 2012 with regards to food waste.

 

John Freeman, Friends of the Grove, enquired as to the number of bins involved and whether different sizes were available. It was confirmed by the Veolia representative that after an initial roll-out, a communication engagement officer would talk to local residents and find the best solution on a case-by-case basis.

 

A local resident enquired as to whether the food waste bins were ‘fox-proof’ and the locking mechanism was demonstrated by the Veolia representative.

 

Brian Brockwell, Westmead Allotment and Garden Association, enquired as to Reuse and Recycling Centre in the Borough. The Veolia representative confirmed that this would continue as is and that no changes were proposed as part of this contract. Another resident enquired as to whether cross-borough boundary usage of sites was possible (e.g with Croydon)  and the Executive Head confirmed that this was being investigated with partners.

 

A local resident enquired as to garden waste and whether the associated fee would increase. This was confirmed to be £61.50 for a 12 month service by the Executive Head, following a decision of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee in June 2016.

 

A local resident queried the contract objectives, in particular that relating to high quality service and customer satisfaction, and how this would be impacted upon by a fortnightly collection. The Executive Head responded that customer satisfaction was above 80% at present. The Veolia representative continued that strategies were in place for behavioural change to encourage recycling and that different groups of residents had been considered, e.g. larger families.

 

A local resident enquired as to how the service would operate with regards to communal properties. The Veolia representative responded that a community engagement officers would be working with such buildings and an initial audit was underway.

 

A local resident enquired to bottle and plastic collection and why this bin was smaller than that for paper and card. The Veolia representative responded that a revenue can be generated from plastic and card, which would be fed back to Sutton Council, and a larger bin was better at keeping this dry. It was added that crews would be monitored to ensure that bins were returned to their correct place and that bags mentioned in the presentation were for houses without any frontage space.

 

Councillor Amy Haldane asked what remained to go in the brown waste bin. The Veolia representative responded that nappies were one such item and non-recyclable plastics or polystyrene trays.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley commented that the MORI survey mentioned had not included Clockhouse residents. With regards to consultation, the Councillor further added that the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee had deliberated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

Public Realm Projects pdf icon PDF 107 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 timing:  10 minutes

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, presented the Public Realm projects update.

 

Councillor Jill Whitehead enquired as to Christmas lighting around the Carshalton Ponds which had not yet been removed and the Officer responded that this would be undertaken soon.

 

Arthur Spirling, Carshalton Fields Residents’ Association, asked when the 30mph signs previously discussed in relation to the Woodmansterne Area would be painted. It was responded that this would be discussed under the next item.

 

Ray Liffen, Carshalton on the Hill Residents’ Association, asked when the next special Public Realm meeting of community reps and councillors would take place and the Officer responded that this would be arranged to take place around April 2017.

 

RESOLVED: that

The progress of the public realm schemes listed in Appendix A be noted.

The sum of £20,467 for the supply and installation of festive lights across the two wards, from Public Realm Capital converted to Revenue, be approved in principle, subject to sums being made available within the 2017/18 budget cycle due for approval by Full Council in March 2017

36.

Highways Update to include Orchard Hill pdf icon PDF 85 KB

An update from the Locality Highways Engineer with opportunity for questions.

 

Indicative timing: 15 minutes

 

To follow

Minutes:

Yinka Daniyan, Highways Engineer, gave a verbal update with regards to highways in the local wards. This concerned:

 

Orchard Hill - parking and congestion issues.

Waverley Way / Warnham Court Road - parking and congestion issues.

Robins Way - completion of traffic calming / congestion scheme.

Woodcote Green - improvements to network.

St Philomena’s School - parking proposal for area 400m radius around school.

Rotherfield Road - outcome of consultation for parking intervention.

Florian Avenue - congestion issues.

 

Members highlighted that Woodcote Green did not fall under this local committee, but under Beddington and Wallington.

 

Brian Brockwell, Westmead Allotment and Garden Association, further enquired as to Robins Way and the Highways Engineer responded that this was still in the design phase.

 

Arthur Spirling, Carshalton Fields Residents’ Association, commented on increased correspondence with regards to local ‘improvements’, focussing on consultation. The Highways Engineer elaborated on consultation requirements across a specific geographic area and commented on the involvement of both the three Ward Councillors and the Chair in this process.

Mr Spirling also commented that residents are concerned by excessive speeding along Stanley Park Road, and the position of the crossing in that road.

A local resident mentioned Beechwood Avenue/Whitethorn Avenue and a lack of parking enforcement with regards to corner parking. The Highways Engineer responded that the comments would be passed onto the enforcement team and further explained the Borough-wide parking strategy. Councillor Jill Whitehead explained a distinction between enforcement and the parking strategy, providing a brief overview of the latter as Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee.

 

Carl Brown, Friends of Oaks Park, suggested revisiting the transport assessment with regards to Orchard Hill, and painting the two gateway signs on Woodmansterne Road Comments were made to highlight the need for 30mph road markings to be repainted.

 

A local resident of Sussex Road also commented on parking enforcement in the area, offering the assistance of residents’ associations in this respect.

 

Councillor Amy Haldane commented that she was planning an information leaflet drop around schools associated with congestion, inviting community representatives to join this initiative.

37.

Local Plan pdf icon PDF 655 KB

An introduction to the next consultation phase of the local plan that sets out the Council's strategic policies and includes policies that decide planning applications 

Indicative Timing: 30 Minutes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Duncan Clarke, Principal Policy Planner, and Dean James, Senior Planning Officer, gave a presentation on the draft local plan.

 

John Faulkner, Woodstock Road Residents’ Association, asked for a breakdown on the new homes mentioned in the presentation. The Principal Policy Planner explained that the figure represented a net increase and did not concern “greenfield” sites.

 

A local resident enquired as to arts and culture in the draft local plan in comparison to neighbouring boroughs, particularly in relation to Sutton College. The Principal Policy Planner commented on the options to redevelop the Charles Cryer, Secombe Theatres and Civic Offices. A further meeting was suggested with regards to Sutton College.

 

A local resident enquired as to redevelopment of green belt land in the area. The Principal Policy Planner confirmed that land to the west of Wellfield Gardens would not be redeveloped. Ray Liffen, Carshalton on the Hill Residents’ Association, also commented on the subject of green belt, suggesting that no changes should be made and requesting further detailed maps.

 

Barry Todman, local resident, queried the consultation process which was re-explained by the Principal Policy Planner. Carl Brown, Friends of Oaks Park, additionally commented that this was a legal process which was being followed.

 

A local resident queried the future of Sutton Library if the Civic Offices were redeveloped and the Principal Policy Planner explained that there was no intention to move it.

 

Carl Brown, Friends of Oaks Park, requested clarification as to a local right of way across the Lavender Field and what was meant by ‘assets of community value’. The Principal Policy Planner confirmed that the right of way will not to be affected by the extension of the gypsy and traveller site, as well as explaining the community value classification in relation to planning considerations and how such a status could be obtained.

38.

Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 163 KB

The Locality Lead Officer to present a report on grant applications approved under delegated authority since the last meeting of this Committee.

 

Indicative timing:  5 minutes

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Lead Locality Officer, gave a brief presentation on neighbourhood grants, explaining how residents could apply in the new financial year.

39.

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:  localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk

 

Indicative Timing: 15 Minutes

Minutes:

No public questions were raised.

40.

Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.

 

Minutes:

The Chair highlighted leaflets made available by the Friends of Honeywood Museum.

41.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee will take place on 25 April 2017 at 7.30 pm at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, SM5 3NL.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee will take place on 25 April 2017 at 7.30 pm at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, SM5 3NL.