The Locality Lead Officer will present a report to the Committee, which outlines new public realm schemes for approval and recently approved Neighbourhood Grants
Indicative timing: 10 minutes
Chantelle Swaby the Locality Lead officer presented a report to the committee on new public realm schemes for approval and updated the committee on recently approved Neighbourhood Grants. The committee were advised that the proposer for scheme 19.3 proposer is friends of Honeywood, and that will be updated within the report in due course.
1.It be agreed to create and install a new interpretation board showing historical sites which can be seen from Honeywood Museum (upper pond) for £2,000 from Public Realm Capital.
2. It be agreed to supply 2 new metal warning signs in Grove Park to encourage responsible feeding of park wildlife and wildfowl for £104 from Public Realm Capital.
3. It be agreed to promote a healthy environment by planting 9 new trees in Carshalton South for £1,755 from Public Realm Revenue
4. It be agreed to replace the broken air skier gym equipment that is within Grove Park for £1,435 from Public Realm Revenue.
5.The progress of the Public Realm Schemes listed in Appendix A be noted.
The chair highlighted to the committee that Members were going to be asked to agree to the investigation and consultation on viable speed reduction and safety measures for Westmead Road for £6000 from the Local Transport Fund.
However she advised the committee that she had subsequently been advised that the actual cost of the investigation and consultation was £8000. The original plan was to ask for a contribution of £2000 from a neighbouring local committee, but it has been confirmed that they do not have any remaining funds to be able to contribute towards these costs.
In order to fund the scheme the Chair motioned that the full amount of £8000 be allocated from this Local committee Local Transport Fund budget for the investigation and consultation on viable speed reduction and safety measures for Westmead Road.
This was seconded by Councillor Jake Short.
Councillor Crowley advised that he is for the scheme but against the motion for full funding to come from this Local committee budget.
A local resident asked if funding can be provided by the other local committee area out of their budget allocation next year. Members responded that they believe this work should not wait as there was an accident resulting in a death at this location and therefore there is a requirement for this scheme to be started as soon as possible.
Members asked Hitesh Wadher Senior Professional engineer, if funding was available from the LTF reserve, fund to support this scheme. The Officer responded that funding had already been distributed to local committees and to avoid any delay in starting the scheme the funding would be needed from the Local Transport Fund Budget.
Councillor Tim Crowley reiterated his concerns regarding this being funded from this local committee budget. The Chair responded that this is the only scheme identified for this budget and therefore she confirmed that in her view the available funds should be spent on this scheme.
The Members moved to vote
It be agreed to the investigation and consultation on viable speed reduction and safety measures for Westmead Road for £8,000 from the Local Transport Fund.
Susan Kelsall asked about neighbourhood grants and The Locality lead officer advised requests are being looked at and an update will be provided shortly.