Agenda and minutes

Beddington and Wallington Local Committee
Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Wilson's School, Mollison Drive, Wallington, SM6 9JW

Contact: Amy Dumitrescu, Senior Business Support Officer (Democratic Services) Tel 020 8770 5833 Email  amy.dumitrescu@sutton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

2.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Jayne McCoy, Charlotte Watson (Alcester Court Residents’Association), Jim Simms (Woodcote Green RA), Glenise Coxon (Onslow Gardens RA), Robin Cain (Friends of Roundshaw Open Space) and Steve O’Connell.

 

Patrick Radford attended as substitute for Jim Simms. Pauline Cook attended as a substitute for Glenise Coxon.

3.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Nick Mattey declared an interest in item 9 as he lives close by to the road referenced in the petition.

4.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 02 February 2016

Minutes:

Sandy Goodwin requested an update on the request for TFL to move the signs on the A232.

 

The minutes were agreed and signed as an accurate record.

 

5.

Recommendation Tracker pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To review the Recommendation Tracker.

 

Indicative Timing: 5 Minutes

Minutes:

Victoria Jeffrey, Head of Local Place and Engagement reviewed the report which was noted by the Committee.

 

It was advised that in regards to the cycle routes, officers were still awaiting the outcome from Transport for London, and the results of a meeting with TFL over the summer would be fed back in the October meeting of the Committee.

 

Sandy Goodwin asked if Councillors had been updated on Item 13, it was confirmed they had been, with the exception of Nick Mattey, who officers undertook to include in updates going forward.

 

A query was raised in regards to why the Christmas lighting would not reach Beddington Village. The Head of Local Place and Engagement advised that the lights would be extended into Beddington Village including Beddington Lane.

 

6.

Petition - Tharp Road, Wallington pdf icon PDF 164 KB

A petition has been received from Christine Rawlings of Tharp Road, Wallington which reads: “We the undersigned petition Sutton Council to change Tharp Road Wallington to “One Way” traffic, with a No Entry from Demesne Road.

 

Indicative Timing: 15 Minutes

Minutes:

Mr & Mrs Rawlings presented a petition requesting that Tharp Road be converted into a one-way street, in a similar system to Sandy Lane North. Mr & Mrs Rawlings outlined the difficulties they experienced in their roads including several incidences of damage to their vehicle.

 

Councillor Ali asked if this issue had been raised previously at Committee, officers undertook to investigate this.

 

Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning responded to the petition, advising that there was a need to establish the level of traffic to assess the issues there. He advised that it would be useful to have a public meeting to discuss these issues with residents, and that also traffic surveys would be done before the summer. Residents of Beddington North Neighbourhood Forum advised they would be happy to host the meeting and would liaise with Ian Price.

 

Councillor Nick Mattey declared an interest as mentioned above, and advised that an air quality impact assessment would also be required.

 

Councillor Sunita Gordon requested that any traffic surveys could be done avoiding school holidays to ensure an accurate indication is achieved. The Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning advised that the intention would be to start the surveys as soon as possible, before the school holidays.

 

Councillor Neil Garratt requested details on the financial impact and costings, which the Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning undertook to provide once the scoping had been done, and it was understood what was required.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.1 Approve traffic surveys to be carried out quantify the level of traffic currently using the road,

1.2 undertake an area wide consultation with residents to assess the impact of the proposed changes

 

7.

Update from Safer Neighbourhood Team

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

 

Indicative Timing: 10 Minutes

 

Minutes:

Sergeant Moth, Wallington North, provided an update on the current borough priorities, advising that there had been a reduction in all 7 areas of crime identified by the MOPAC priorities in the year to-date.

 

Sergeant Moth advised that the issue of motorcycles on Roundshaw was being deal with by Croydon on their side, alongside Sutton, however noted that there are currently no police officers fully trained to pursue motorcyclists, and therefore other measures were being introduced.

 

Sergeant Moth encouraged residents to pass on information regarding any incidents for the police to investigate through the Safer Neighbourhood Team, through 101 or 999 in an emergency.

 

Councillor Muhammad Sadiq queried the lack of PCSO on the Roundshaw Downs following a police presence there previously. Sgt Moth advised that the regular PCSO was on long-term sick, however this area was covered wherever possible.

 

A resident queried that there were no police officers present on a Sunday, Sgt Moth advised there are police working in the area every day of the week.

 

Residents requested details of the patrols on Roundshaw, and a further written breakdown of the MOPAC priority statistics for each ward to be circulated.

 

8.

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:

A resident requested if there was an update on the issue with the traffic lights at Stafford Road at the junction with Mollison Drive, as this was a dangerous junction.

 

Councillor Joyce Melican advised that TFL had been informed previously but they had responded that there was no issue there, as there were 0 reported incidents at the site.

 

The Head of Local Place and Engagement advised that there had been no further update from TFL and undertook to raise again with them.

 

Residents were advised that incidents needed to be reported so that TFL were aware it was an issue. The Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning would raise this issue with TFL at the next liaison meeting.

 

 

 

 

9.

Urban Youth Action

Urban Youth Action will be presenting the results of the skate park feasibility study and potential next steps.

 

Indicative Timing: 10 Minutes

Minutes:

Phil Hornsey, Chair of Directors, Urban Youth Action, presented a report on a recent feasibility study in regards to facilities in Beddington Park and Mellows Park. Current users and non-park users were consulted and Phil presented the results. There were 118 responses for Mellows Park, and 56 for Beddington Park.

There were 3 main options for equipment, and various options suggested for potential funding were outlined. Respondents were in support of facilities at both locations.

 

Councillor Joyce Melican raised that it would be up to the Friends of groups for the parks to now lead on progressing this work if they wanted to improve the skate provision.   Both groups were in agreement with taking on this role.  The Friends of Mellows Park felt that resurfacing the area around the current skate park and making some small scale changes would be most suitable rather than a large scale project.

 

Friends of Beddington Park advised they would be considering this at their next meeting in July 2016, and would like to discuss the project further with Urban Youth Action.

 

Councillor Neil Garratt agreed that there was seating required at the Mellow Park site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

LIP for the 17/18 budget pdf icon PDF 430 KB

Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy & Commissioning to attend to present a report on proposals for the LIP budget 2017-18

Indicative time:
10 minutes

 

Minutes:

Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning gave an overview on progress of projects in the report.

 

Following discussion during the Committee, it was decided that the 20mph schemes for Elgin Road and Montagu Gardens be removed from the list of schemes, and councillors would discuss alternative schemes.

 

It was therefore proposed by Councillor Manuel Abellan and seconded by Councillor Muhammad Sadiq that the recommendations were changed and this was agreed by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

2.1 The Committee agree to delegate the decision on the final schemes to Councillors in consultation with officers.

2.2 Recommend that the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee, as the Highways Authority for the London Borough of Sutton, include the list of schemes in Appendix A in its submission to TfL for LIP funding for 2017/18.

 

11.

Traffic and Parking Update pdf icon PDF 172 KB

This report provides a number of updates in relation local transport schemes covering Woodcote Road, the results of the public engagement workshop undertaken in December at this Committee and requests for investigations into parking issues/concerns that have been received from the local community and local ward Councillors and have been assessed since the last Local Committee.

Indicative Timing: 10 Minutes

 

Minutes:

Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning advised that the revisions in Woodcote Road were not completed as yet, but undertook to meet on site with ward councillors to discuss the issues there.

 

In regards to public engagement, the Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning advised that he was currently visiting all local committees and collating information, to provide a borough-wide parking strategy to take forward.

 

Councillor Steve Cook requested that recommendation 2.2 be amended to reflect that Cranley Gardens and Stanley Gardens are also included.

 

RESOLVED:

 

2.1 Agree to delegate authority to review design options and provide scheme estimates for Woodcote Road scheme, to the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, in consultation with Ward Councillors and the Local Committee Chair.

2.2  Agree that further investigation and action is undertaken at the following locations, that were identified as part of the parking engagement workshop updates:-

·         Grosvenor Gardens – proposed junction protection markings at Blenheim Gardens, Cranley Gardens and Stanley Gardens junctions and review of day time parking patterns,

·         Mallinson Road – request is for waiting restrictions in road to be in place to address school parking,

 

2.3  Agree that further investigation and action are undertaken for the parking scheme requests listed below, that have been received since the last meeting. These have been assessed against safety, access and trip generator criteria, justifying the recommendation for progression to the next stage of further investigation and action:-

 

·         Nicholas Road – request yellow lines to keep turning head clear;

·         Bridges Lane/Bridle Path/Wandle Court Gardens – review existing parking and access conditions, including junction protection markings;

·         Guildford Way – consider junction protection markings at Godalming Avenue junction;

·         Woodcote Road – review parking and safety conditions on the section of road between Hawthorn Road and Cranley Gardens.

2.4  Agree to delegate authority to process, consider and resolve any objections received to the Traffic Management Orders, to the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, in consultation with Ward Councillors and the Local Committee Chair.

2.5  Agree to fund these works estimated to cost £4,000 from the £22,218 LTF available in 2016/17.

 

12.

Community Representative Round-Up

Community representatives will update the committee on any local events or activities.

 

Indicative Timing: 10 Minutes

Minutes:

Woodcote Green Residents’ Association now have a website.

 

Mellows Residents are organising a summer fayre for the Queen’s 90th Birthday, which will take place on Sunday 10 July at Mellows Park between 12pm and 4pm.

 

Councillor Steve Cook commended all those involved with the Wallington Music Festival which was a resounding success.

13.

Beddington Park Neighbourhood Recycling Centre pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Head of Local Place and Engagement will present a report on the results of the monitoring of flytipping in Beddington Park Car Park following the removal of the textiles and book banks.

 

Indicative Timing: 5 Minutes

Minutes:

Victoria Jeffrey, Head of Head of Local Place and Engagement updated the committee following the removal of recycling bins from the Beddington Park Neighbourhood Recycling Site, advising that there has been a reduction in flytipping since the bins were removed. The HLPE also advised that as of 4 July there would be enforcement officers in the borough.

 

A question was raised in regards to Beddington Farm Road behind ASDA which had an abandoned caravan full of various items parked on it, and also there were 2 tethered horses next to an empty warehouse next to ASDA. Residents were advised to report any issues through the council report-it system.

14.

Public Realm Projects pdf icon PDF 393 KB

The Head of Local Place and Engagement 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:  15 Minutes

Minutes:

Councillor Joyce Melican thanked everyone who had taken part in the previous Public Realm meeting.

 

Victoria Jeffrey, Head of Local Place and Engagement gave an overview of the progress of current schemes.

 

The Head of Local Place and Engagement advised there was current no consent from the land owner in regards to the replacement bench on Manor Road and so it would have to remain in place.

 

A resident raised that at 2.5, the flagpole had been painted less than a year ago, and suggested that using a weathershield microporous paint might provide more longevity.

 

Councillor Nick Mattey requested information on the terms of the licences of  Woodcote Nursery to see if there current diversification was within their remit.

 

The Head of Local Place and Engagement reminded the Committee that there was still neighbourhood grant money available if groups wanted to apply.

 

RESOLVED:

2.1  Approve the allocation of £8,000 of Public Realm capital for the installation of lighting on the footpath between Sprucedale Gardens and Great Woodcote Park

 

2.2    Approve £1,449 of Public Realm revenue for the installation of additional hanging baskets on Manor Road

2.3      Approve £5,555 (£5,055 Public Realm capital and £500 annual revenue maintenance) for the installation of heritage posts and hanging baskets on Wallington Green

 

2.4      Approve £3,000 of Public Realm revenue for additional trees on Woodcote Green

 

2.5      Approve £732 of Public Realm revenue for the repainting of the Wallington Town Hall flag pole

 

2.6      Approve £1,500 of Public Realm capital for the installation of an information board on Woodcote Green

 

2.7      Approve £10,000 of Public Realm capital for an aeroplane sculpture on Roundshaw

 

2.8      Approve £1,900 of Public Realm capital for a noticeboard on Roundshaw

 

2.9      Approve £14,500 (£14,000 Public Realm capital and £500 annual revenue maintenance) for the installation of an Abilitywhirl on Roundshaw.

 

2.10   Approve £23,762 of Public Realm capital (converted to revenue) for festive lights in Beddington and Wallington

 

2.11   Approve £7,000 (£6,500 Public Realm capital and £500 annual revenue maintenance) to install an outdoor gym in Mellows Park.

 

2.12   Approve £5,000 of Public Realm capital to fund phase one of the Richmond Green River Wandle restoration.

 

2.13   Approve £1,500 Public Realm revenue for the replacement of street trees in Park Hill, Wallington.

 

2.14   Approve the recycling of £23,706 of Public Realm capital and £4,599 of Public Realm revenue back into the Local Committee budget.

 

15.

Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

16.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee will take place on 11 October 2016 at 7 pm at Orchard Hill College, Old Town Hall, Woodcote Rd, Wallington SM6 0NB.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting will be held on 11 October 2016 at 7pm at Orchard Hill College, Old Town Hall, Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0NB.