Agenda and draft minutes

Beddington and Wallington Local Committee
Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Maldon Road, Wallington, SM6 8BL

Contact: Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, Tel: 020 8770 5937 | Email:  Committee Services Officer, Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:


No. Item


Welcome and introductions


The Chair, Councillor Steve Cook welcomed those present.



Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019.




that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 June 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.



Public questions

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 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.

Indicative timing: 15 minutes



A local resident asked what plans are there for the use of the Carew Manor buildings when the school is relocated?


Councillor Jayne McCoy explained at present there were no plans for the buildings but that the Council as owner of the grade 2 listed buildings was working to secure a tenant. The school had expressed they wished to leave this site.  



Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team

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


Indicative timing: 15 minutes



Councillor Mo Saqib arrived at 19.15pm


PC Russ Clarke provided an update, the main points reported were:


  • The Beddington and Wallington Safer Neighbourhoods team were now based at Sutton Police station and that discussion was taking place relating the team being relocated to the Wallington fire brigade buildings. Officers usually travel by public transport from the Sutton base which allows them to reach the area within the agreed timescales.


  • A vehicle had been secured for use by the Beddington North team. It is acknowledged that getting this vehicle into use had been a long process.


  • There had been a change of staffing in the Beddington South ward, which had raised concerns, these concerns could be discussed with the Borough Commander Dave Stringer at a meeting on 15 October at 6pm.


  • All Officers in the ward areas work the same shift pattern, which was London wide policy.



Neighbourhood Services Overview pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Officers will provide an overview of the services they provide including waste collection, street cleansing and related parks services.


Indicative timing: 30 minutes



Andrew Chandler, Head of Neighbourhood Services, Clienting presented the report.


In response to questions from Members the Head of Neighbourhood Services, Clienting explained that if recycled waste from kerbside collection had been contaminated it has to be treated as general waste but that contaminated waste from flats (about 50% of waste) is hand sorted following collection. Work is being carried out to support residents in reducing contamination levels. In order to try to reduce contamination levels the team work with agents and residents of new build properties, communication with residents remained a priority.


A local resident asked about the method used to grade the cleanliness of streets, and suggested and that street cleaning can not take place due parked cars. The Head of Neighbourhood Services Clienting explained that his team carry out spot checks and Veolia supervisors also complete checks. The team are working to improve the cleanliness of streets throughout the borough. The Head of Neighbourhood Services Clienting confirmed the size of the area covered by beat sweepers remained the same now as when the service had been in house although the equipment used had altered in some cases.


Head of Neighbourhood Services explained what can be expected when a deep clean is carried out and about details of the deep clean timetable, it was confirmed there is a programme and that dates can be provided to ward Councillors. The deep clean process aims to minimise disruption to residents, at present requests for no parking remains voluntary.



Go Bus Sutton pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Project update provided by Transport for London on the progress of the new Go Sutton Bus initiative.


Indicative timing: 30 minutes




Robert Varney, TfL presented the report. 


Robert Varney explained there is no plan to expand the area covered at present to link to the underground routes at Morden, this was because the Go Bus aims not to compete with existing services, also a larger area covered could lead to increased waiting times.


The service is a partnership between TfL and a technology company and is not subsidised by the Council. The pricing structure was developed in agreement between TfL and the Mayor’s office. The price reduction in August to £2 did generate additional customers.


Robert Varney confirmed that the service remains a 12 month trial. Concern was expressed that people were becoming dependant on the service which was due to end in May 2020. Attendees asked that as the service was showing to be successful in the area, that Sutton be placed at the top of any list for further schemes of this type.


A local resident asked about the 9.30pm end time for the service. It was confirmed there were funding constraints and that timings of 6.30am - 9.30pm had been agreed to be most efficient.



Parking Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Parking Programme Manager to give an update on the Parking Strategy.


Indicative timing: 15 minutes



Mark Johnson, Parking Programme Manager, presented the report.


The Parking Programme Manager confirmed that Stage 1 public consultation for the area under Geographical Area 3 had commenced on the 5 September 2019. He encouraged all to take part on line but hard copies were available at the back of the committee room. Permit allocation would be 3 permits per household, there would be a charge for permits, this is explained in the consultation leaflet which has been delivered to addresses in the consultation area. The public consultation closes on the 17 October 2019.



Highways Updates

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


Indicative timing: 20 minutes



Kevin Williams, Senior Engineer, Highways provided a verbal update, the main points raised were:


·         Springfield Road scheme - work in progress.

·         Forresters school scheme - due for consultation in October.

·         Tharp Road - construction due to start 15 October.

·         Forresters Drive schemes are being developed following the consultation.

·         Clyde Road/Onslow Gardens/ Manor Road - consultation to start soon.

·         Plough Lane - Highways team have met with the ward Councillors and consultation is due to start before Christmas.

·         The Highways team are researching if there has been a previous HGV ban in Forresters Drive.

·         Collingwood School area - drawings are being revised and discussions with residents taking place.

·         Manor Road/Acre Lane/ Croydon Road - discussions are taking place with TfL around crossing for pedestrians.



Public realm projects and neighbourhood grants pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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.

Indicative timing: 10 minutes



Additional documents:



Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer presented the report.


There were no further questions.




  1. £722 from Public Realm Capital to supply and install a new bench at Shotfield in Wallington be approved.


  1. £580 from Public Realm Capital for the delivery and installation of an information board in Beddington Park be approved.


3.    Note the progress of Public Realm projects as set out in appendix A,

Section 2.


Robin Cain, Flightpath Residents Association provided a presentation which explained the Spitfire memorial project from the initial idea to the unveiling of the weathervane on 28 September 2019.


The Committee expressed their thanks to the Flightpath Residents Association for the work to complete this project.



Recommendations tracker pdf icon PDF 66 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 meeting. Once an item is completed it will be removed from the tracker.

Indicative timing: 5 minutes



Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer presented the report.


There were no further questions.



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).


There was no urgent business.


Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the local committee will take place on 26 November 2019 at Croygas, Mollison Drive, Wallington.



The next meeting will take place on 26 November 2019.