Agenda and minutes
Beddington and Wallington Local Committee
Tuesday, 6th December, 2011 7.00 pm
Venue: Bandon Hill Primary School, Sandy Lane South, Wallington
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Coleman, Hall and Keys and Paul Lane (substitute Pat Bridgeman).
The minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2011 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the substitution of “Colin Quemby” with “Keith Walshe” and “verbal report” with “oral report” and the addition of Councillor Glithero (Chair) to the list of attendees.
feedback from previous meetings
Lindberg Centre – Question from Jim Simms
Councillor Kirsty Jerome advises that this Local Committee’s resolution referred the matter to The Executive Committee (4 October 2011), the resolution of which was:
“Resolved: (i) To note the actions taken to date to address the condition of the Lindbergh Centre building and those taken to consider the options for funding either the repair or replacement of existing equipment.
(ii) To note officers from the Play Service and the Joint Acting Strategic Director will work closely with the school to secure a satisfactory outcome which is both economically viable and sustainable and will reassure the governing body.”
A detailed note presented to The Executive from Peter Simpson, Executive Head of School Improvement which described all the work that had been done at the Lindbergh Centre will be sent to Mr Simms. A copy of which can be obtained from Jo Bryant, Community Development Officer, if requested.
The Chair read out the detailed note sent to Mr Simms describing the work undertaken.
Boating Lake and Dredging
The Chair advised that there was no funding at present to take this forward but it remained on the Action Plan.
Café in Beddington Park
The Chair read out Bill Wyatt, Assistant Parks Manager response which informed that the café would be leased by Town and Country Catering Ltd who ran the cafes at oaks Park and Manor Park. They were intending to refurbish the café and start operating before April 2012. Plans of a crazy golf course would be shared with ward councillors and the Friends Group. Councillor McCoy advised of plans of a Community Centre.
Various Issues relating to Roundshaw
Councillor Melican advised she would update further on grit bins, the triangles and adoption of roads at a later date.
Penalty Notices issued since Wallington Improvements
Councillor Theed advised 161 penalty notices had been issued since the Wallington Improvements and 49,977 free half hour tickets had been issued up to the end of November.
Travellers at Roundshaw
Lindy Margach advised the travellers had left. She congratulated LB Sutton officers on their speediness and liaison with LB Croydon. Councillor Melican advised a joint protocol between LB Sutton and LB Croydon was being explored.
Cycling signs in Wallington Square
Julie Young, Locality Officer advised cycling was prohibited due to the Highways Act. If cycling was required, Committee approval was needed. Councillor McCoy asked if signs and/or physical changes were necessary.
Shotfield Road Bus Stop
A discussion occurred in relation to the bus stop which was considered dangerous by Ann Hammad. It was felt the problem would be resolved. Steve O’Connell AM introduced himself and advised he was happy to help in relation to matters such as changing bus routes/stops.
Resolved: (i) To note The Executive Committee’s resolution and note sent to Mr Simms in relation to the Lindberg Centre.
(ii) That the issue of cycling in Wallington Square be brought to the next meeting.
questions from the public
Keith Walshe posed the following question: “Could we be informed of what measures are taken to deter the public from posting notices/advertisements on lampposts, bins, trees, walls, traffic light posts etc? Are there any punitive measures taken against those responsible for these postings? Who is responsible for removing the offending notices and could the community police personnel be involved in speeding up the removal process?”
Resolved: That a reply be sent to Mr Walshe in relation to illegal posting of notices on lampposts etc.
Briefing note from Paul Tugwell, Principal Engineer.
Members were updated in relation to the petition which had been received at the last meeting from local residents in relation to traffic at Woodcote Green. Paul Tugwell, Principal Engineer explained the history of this issue and advised of the various options. He advised that funding was needed for a detailed design or feasibility study although one scheme was at detailed design stage. Enforcement of weight and speed restrictions was the duty of the police and there was no funding at present for traffic management.
A resident supported a smaller more cost effective scheme that was more likely to succeed.
Resolved: (i) To note the briefing note, comments and options and Steve O’Connell’s support of a cross party site visit.
(ii) That Paul Tugwell, Transport for London and ward councillors meet with residents.
Update on Rights of Way - East Side of Manor Road opposite Dukes Head
Request from Jim Simms, Community Representative. Shilpa Amin to brief on possible compulsory purchase issues.
Resolved: To note that Shilpa Amin, Solicitor had advised that “Compulsory Purchase Order powers were draconian and should only be used as a power of last resort to acquire somebody else’s land’. Options were being investigated.
Safer Neighbourhood Team
Verbal report from Inspector Colin Baker on the wards’ priorities.
Inspector Colin Baker advised of Operation Santa with extra high visibility patrols in Wallington and Carshalton High Streets and Operation Persia to reduce burglaries.
Detective Inspector Neil Matthews advised of a sexual attack and GBH on a young woman on 20 November 2011 on London Road/Beddington Park. The police were investigating the attack and they had undertaken house to house and local enquiries, closed the road for searches and undertaken underwater searches. He advised that the offence was incredibly rare but people should take common sense precautions such as not going in the park at darkness.
Pat Bridgeman advised of the parking problems in Roe Way. The Chair asked this to be taken through the Ward Panels.
Resolved: To note the thanks to Inspector Baker and Detective Inspector Matthews and that Inspector Baker investigate the situation at Roe Way and get back to Pat Bridgeman.
Report from Fiona Harris, Consultant in Public Health at London Borough of Sutton and NHS Sutton and Merton.
Fiona Harris, Consultant in Public Health at LB Sutton and NHS Sutton and Merton advised of the Health Improvement Strategy consultation running until 20 January 2012 and the on-going conversations being undertaken with smaller groups in the community.
Resolved: (i) To note the report.
(ii) That a focus group be set up to understand how LB Sutton could support local people in achieving good health consisting of Councillors Ali and Gordon, Lindy Margach, Ann Hammad, Sandy Goodwin and possibly Paul Lane.
Neighbourhood Planning/Localism Act
Opportunities to get involved in planning the future of your Neighbourhood. Hear about the way in which legislation will allow you to steer the planning policy of your area and find out about the way it is working in Hackbridge. Presentation from Sally Blomfield, Principal Planner.
Sally Blomfield, Principal Planner gave a presentation on Neighbourhood Planning and potential opportunities for this Local Committee area..She explained the opportunities to get involved in planning the future of the neighbourhood and how legislation would allow residents to help steer the planning policy of the area. She outlined the work of the Neighbourhood Steering Group at Hackbridge. She answered questions.
Resolved: (i) To note the presentation and slides circulated.
(ii) That residents contact Sally Blomfield on 020 8770 6253 or firstname.lastname@example.org if they wished to be more involved.
(iii) That Karen Fossett respond to Eamonn Daly’s question on the delay between logging an application and receiving papers and Councillor Gordon’s question in relation traffic and the Felnex Estate.
Report from Julie Young, Lead Locality Officer.
Julie Young, Locality Officer outlined the public realm report which confirmed the public realm spending up to October 2011, potential projects for 2011/12 and feedback on the progress made to date on the outstanding public realm and Transport for London (TfL) funded projects.
Julie Young advised an additional request for a grit bin at Harcourt Field. Councillor Leach supported the lavender lights and requested they remain in position. It was noted that one of the grit bins on the Apeldoorn Estate needed to be moved.
Dee Hyatt introduced a report from Chris Carter, Friends of Beddington and Grange Parks, circulated at the meeting which advised of the Friend’s wish to provide additional outdoor gym equipment and a plaque to denote “The Dee Hyatt Gym” in dedication to Dee Hyatt’s services to the Park. Dee Hyatt was unfortunately leaving the Friends Group as she was moving house. The Chair suggested a bench and he and Councillor McCoy thanked Dee Hyatt on behalf of the Committee and residents for her dedication and hard work on the Committee and for the Friends Group.
Councillor Ali requested that if there was any residual funding from TfL, that priority be given to The Meads. The Chair suggested it could perhaps be given top priority for next years funding and advised Councillor Ali to raise the matter with Peter Ashley as a scheme, perhaps paid for by the Local Committee.
Resolved: (i) To agree to fund £9,700 from public realm money to install 4 water tanks at Bute Road Allotments.
(ii) To fund £10,000 from public realm to extend the lavender lights along Wallington High Street to Wallington Green, acknowledging the additional £1,300 ongoing annual revenue costs that would be required.
(iii) To pay £1,320 from public realm money to install 11 grit bins.
(iv) To agree to install a total 5 signs to demarcate the Wallington Conservation Area at an additional cost of £2,240 from public realm.
(v) To acknowledge an additional £800 may be required in the future as contingency for the filling in of the dried pond next to Manors Cottage.
(vi) To note that no additional traffic work is feasible at this time to the Butter Hill area from any Transport for London or public Realm funding.
(vii) To agree that funding for 98 hanging baskets be released in advance.
(viii) To note that Councillor Melican would report back to the Chair on grit bins in Roundshaw and would put in a bid if necessary.
(ix) To note that Julie Young would chase officers as to what was Beddington Park MillPond and note Dee Hyatt’s offer to pay for the paint.
(x) To note the thanks to Dee Hyatt from the Chair and Councillor McCoy on behalf of the Committee and residents for her dedication and hard work on the Committee and for the Friends Group.
(xi) To note the Outdoor Gym, Beddington Park report from Chris Carter, Friends of Beddignton and Grange Parks, circulated at ... view the full minutes text for item 1113.
community representatives issues
As detailed above.
any urgent business
Resolved: (i) To note the invitation from Stephen Edwards, BioRegional to attend the One Planet Experience, a new interactive exhibition that told the London 2012 sustainability story to inspire greener lifestyles and the Save Energy Save Money learning session held at the BedZED Visitor Centre, 24 Helios Road, Wallington.
(ii) To note the circulated Update on Look 2012 showing the agreed steps from the Local Committee Look 2012 Group meetings.
(iii) To note that the Mori Survey results would be discussed at the next meeting.
(iv) To note that these items were brought forward, at the direction of the Chair, as matter of urgency to enable timely consideration of matters therein.
date of next meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 7 February 2012 at 7pm at Bandon Hill Primary School, Sandy Lane South, Wallington.
The next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday 7 February 2012 at 7pm, Bandon Hill Primary School, Sandy Lane South.