Agenda and minutes

Beddington and Wallington Local Committee
Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington, SM6 7PH

Contact: Charles Yankiah, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 0208 770 4990 Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

32.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed all those present.

 

33.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Manuel Abellan for lateness.

34.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

After the meeting, Councillor Cook notified the Chair and the Clerk that he should have declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 36, as his wife, Pauline Cook was now appointed as a Community Representative to the Committee.

 

35.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes from the meeting held on the 10 October 2017 be agreed and signed as an accurate record.

 

36.

Appointment of Community Representatives

To consider an application that has been received for the appointment of a Community Representative.

 

Indicative timing: 5 mins

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that  Pauline Cook be appointed to represent the Onslow Gardens Residents Association and Alan Carroll be appointed to represent Friends of Beddington Park on the Beddington & Wallington Local Committee.

37.

Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive an update on the three ward priorities in the area, and community safety issues.

 

Indicative timing: 0 minutes

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the Safer Neighbourhood Team update from Sgt Pete Nicholson be noted.

 

38.

Petition: Safer Traffic Management on Stanley Park Road and surrounding roads pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider a petition from Rebecca Donohoe (in association with Carshalton Fields Residents Association) as submitted to the Council on 26 October 2017.

 

Indicative timing: 10 mins

 

 

Minutes:

Upon the invitation of the Chair, the lead petitioner Rebecca Donohoe, spoke to the Committee on behalf of the residents of Carshalton Fields and welcomed the recommendation of the report, thanking Officers and Ward Councillors for their assistance.

 

Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy & Commissioning, Highways & Transport, briefly responded by presenting the report and informing the Committee that some investigative work needed to be completed in relation to controlled crossing points and radar signs before the scheme can be considered.

 

RESOLVED: that the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee –

 

1.    Noted the petition and noted that the report was also considered by Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee on 20 February 2018.

 

2.    Noted that traffic surveys will be undertaken in March 2018, to measure traffic volumes and speeds, as requested using funding in the current Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation.

 

3.    Noted that all the matters identified as concerns in the petition prayer will be considered, and proposals developed as part of the delivery of the LIP Schemes, which were approved for implementation in 2018/19 by the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee on 1 February 2018.

 

39.

War Graves pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Councillor Penneck to present a project to raise awareness and commemorate the First World War servicemen and women who are buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery.

 

Indicative timing: 10 mins

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Penneck presented the information to the Committee relating to the War Graves.

 

RESOLVED: that the project to raise awareness and commemorate the First World War servicemen and women who were buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery be noted.

 

40.

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour in Beddington Park pdf icon PDF 493 KB

Andrew Chandler, Neighbourhood Manager to present on the progress of the recommendations agreed at the Local Committee on 10 October 2017.

 

Indicative timing: 25 mins

 

Minutes:

Andrew Chandler, Neighbourhood Services Manager, presented the report.

 

Local residents enquired about how the changes would be communicated to the local residents, out of borough people not just visiting the park but causing problems for local residents, fixed penalty notices and the income being generated by the new contractors.

 

Members raised concerns regarding the income that will be generated, the terms of the contract, ensuring the communications is inclusive and does not exclude the BME groups within the community and how enforcement will be managed.

 

Andrew Chandler informed the Committee that the concerns raised regarding the contractors have been captured in the terms and condition of the contract, being finalised during mobilisation and there will be key performance indicators monitored and reviewed during and after 6 months when the trial will end. There will be a communication strategy that will look at how the messages are communicated to the local community and out of borough as well in relation to enforcement, costs and abiding by the park bye laws as well as the changes in the arrangements for parking and enforcement.  

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

 

41.

The Sutton Plan pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To receive a presentation on the background of what The Sutton Plan is, work done to date and the future direction.

 

Indicative timing: 30 mins

 

 

Minutes:

Jessica Crowe, Assistant Director of Customers, Commissioning & Governance, provided an update on The Sutton Plan and how the Council and other local agencies were working together.

 

The public and Committee Members were invited to participate in table top discussions regarding the priorities.

 

A representative from each of the 3 tables provided feedback to the Committee on what was discussed and the concerns raised by local residents as follows:

 

·         Tackling Domestic abuse and its causes - Residents should play a bigger role in shaping services

·         Supporting older people - The focus on making Sutton an age friendly borough is good! Thought should be given on the definition of older people and how we can use ‘older people’ as assets to the community. A particular issue with this demographic is the transfer out of hospital. There needs to be more work done to make this process easier on the patient, especially on the communication front.

·         Providing early help for vulnerable families - There are some really good organisations in Sutton that are supporting this - namely Homestart who run a particularly effective befriending programme. In the short term, a parenting programme would help struggling families. A longer term approach would be to find a way to track the flow of a child through the system.

·         Making Sutton a better place for all ages - Need to think about how to develop an infrastructure for volunteers to thrive, ensuring that it is inclusive of all including the BAME community and the disabled community. Thought also needs to be given to those who are digitally excluded.

·         Wellbeing groups need to be promoted widely.

·         Other things The Sutton Plan could focus on include -

o   Social isolation of all ages not just older people. How can people in their 20s and 30s be supported.

o   Creating better role models

o   Dealing with antisocial behaviour in Beddington North

o   Supporting marginalised communities on the borders of Beddington North

 

RESOLVED: that the presentation and update be noted and the concerns and feedback provided be taken into consideration as final version of The Sutton Plan is developed.

 

42.

Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The recommendations tracker allows Committee Members to monitor responses, actions and outcomes against their recommendations or requests for further actions. This is updated following each Committee. Once an item is completed it will be removed from the tracker.

 

Indicative timing: 10 mins

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, presented the report.

 

Councillor Cook and local residents raised concerns relating to Cranley/Stanley Gardens and Woodcote Green/Sandy Lane South LIP Scheme and the length of time the schemes has taken to be implemented.

 

Ian Price informed the Committee that in relation to the Cranley/Stanley Gardens scheme the resolution of the Committee to agree the scheme could not be found and he will endeavour to search further and to keep the Committee updated. He also confirmed that the Woodcote Green/Sandy Lane South LIP Scheme would be implemented in March/April 2018.

 

RESOLVED: that the contents of the tracker be noted

 

43.

Public Realm Projects & Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 155 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 report.

 

Councillor McCoy enquired if the concerns raised by the Sherwood Hill, Headteacher relating to the Sherwood Hill School to include drop kerbs as part of the scheme would be included in the work to be done.

 

Claire Smith informed the Committee that the £4,000 of LTF funding for Sherwood Hill School to keep clear markings does not include “drop kerbs” work and it would need to be investigated and costed by Highways.

 

The Chair, enquired if once the investigations were complete and the costings were looked into whether an urgent decision could be made.

 

Claire Smith informed the Committee that the decision could be taken as an urgent decision and agreed by the Chair at a later date.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    £4,000 of LTF funding for Sherwood Hill School to keep clear markings be approved.

 

2.    £1,620 for a damaged bench to be replaced at Woodcote Road, corner of Woodcote Avenue be approved.

 

3.    £675 of Public Realm revenue for 2 x trees to be planted on Woodcote Road & Beddington Gardens be approved.

 

4.    £3000 from Public Realm Capital and £500 from Public Realm Revenue for the installation and maintenance of play equipment in Roundshaw Park be approved.

 

5.    £20,306 from Public Realm Revenue funding for the annual hanging baskets scheme across all ward areas be earmarked.

 

6.    The overspend of £1,580 Public Realm Capital back into the unallocated balances be approved.

 

7.    The recycling of the underspend of £4,000 London Transport Funding back into the unallocated balances be approved.

 

8.    The Highways Team investigate the area outside the Sherwood Hill School for drop kerbs to be installed and that costings be submitted to the Localities Team for consideration with the Chair.

 

44.

Highways Updates pdf icon PDF 149 KB

The Principal Highways Engineer to give an update on Highways projects in the ward areas. 

 

Indicative timing: 0 minutes

Minutes:

Ian Price, Team Leader for Strategy & Commissioning, presented the report.

 

Councillor Cook enquired about Elles House, crossing petition and whether the highways Team were aware of the change of request to a drop kerb after discussions with the Highways Team.

 

Ian Price informed the Committee that it would be included in next year’s capital funding and that investigative work will be conducted to look into providing a better facility.

 

Councillor Garratt enquired about an on Foresters Drive/Sandy Lane South/ Water Rise/Wordsworth Road junction and the pedestrian crossing further down from Foresters Drive/Sandy Lane.

 

Ian Price informed the Committee that plans were currently being updated with some more work being done with the feasibility study and a further detailed update would be circulated in 2 or 3 weeks time. In relation to the pedestrian crossing, if plans were not in the summary, then it will be looked at in the 2018/19 LIP schemes.

 

Councillor McCoy requested that considering the number of schemes already underway and looking ahead to the 2018/19 LIP funding, it would be good to have a rigorous timetable for the schemes to ensure schemes are not lost or just drop off the list.

 

RESOLVED: that the progress made towards implementing the 2017/18 LIP highway schemes and addressing local highways issues as set out in the report be noted.

 

45.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 102 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 send it to localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk at least 5 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.

 

Indicative timing: 10 minutes

 

Minutes:

Jim Simms, local resident thanked Claire Smith for the response to his questions.

 

The Chair agreed that an item be included on the agenda planning for a future meeting to invite Sue Morgan and David Warburton (Senior Biodiversity Officers) to do a presentation to the local committee.

 

46.

Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

The Chair thanked everyone (Councillors, local residents, officers and resident groups) for their contribution to the Committee for the last 4 years.