Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ

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Items
No. Item

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Absence of Members

2.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    The following interests were declared:

     

    Councillor

    Nature of Interest

    Agenda

    Item No.

    Detail of Interest

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Nature of Interest

    Item No.

    Detail of Interest

    Hugh Rayner

    Non-pecuniary

    9D

    Declared a non-pecuniary interest in Barnet Borough Watch item on the basis that he knows Maureen West, who works for the organisation, very well, however he will still participate in the vote.

    Langleben

    Non-pecuniary

    9A, 9B and 9C

    Declared that he works for the Jewish Leadership Council and may come into contact with members of the organisations Shatnez Centre, Mesilla and the Jewish Migrane Foundation seeking funding from the Committee, however he will still participate in the vote.

    Brian Gordon

     

    Non-pecuniary

    9A

    Declared a non-pecuniary interest in Shatnez Centre who are seeking funding from the committee as his son in law’s brother works for Shatnez, however he will not participate in the vote.

    Val Duchinsky

    Non-pecuniary

    9E and Urgent item Salcombe Gardens Uplift

    Declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of the Mill Hill Nighbourhood Forum which is seeking funding from this committee.

     

    Declared a non-pecuniary interest in the the Urgent Item – Salcombe Gardens Uplift submitted by Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum of which she is a member.

     

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

6.

Matters referred from the Hendon Area Residents Forum (If any)

7.

Petitions for the Committee's Consideration pdf icon PDF 245 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee were presented with three petitions as follows:-

     

    1.    Install speed cameras Colindeep Lane ASAP’.  Committee noted that there were 123 petitioners requesting the installation of speed cameras on Colindeep Lane and heard an oral representation by Philip Stephens, the lead petitioner, seeking road safety measures where the 30mph speed limit is regularly broken.

     

     

    2.    ‘Install a Zebra crossing on Hale Lane near Lubavitch nursery’.  Committee noted that there were 94 petitioners requesting a zebra crossing to assist safe access to a nursery for all users.

     

     

    3.    ‘Install lampposts in Brookside Walk playground pathway’.  Committee noted that there were 136 petitioners seeking better lighting along the playground pathway to make the path safer through better lighting.

     

    Having considered the petitions and following discussion, the Chairman and members concluded that they did not consider themselves to be sufficiently aware or informed of the issues to make decisions or allocate funding for work or studies and agreed to the proposal that officers undertake some light touch fact- finding work to identify the issues.

     

    Committee RESOLVED that:

     

     

    1.    That the petitions were noted

     

    2.    To authorise the Commissioning Director for Environment to instruct officers to undertake light touch no expense reports with background to enable decision-making by Members at the next meeting of the Hendon Area Committee.

     

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Member's Items pdf icon PDF 234 KB

    Minutes:

    Name of Councillor

    Members Item

    Councillor Braun

    NAME OF MEMBER’S ITEM

     

    A proposed zebra crossing outside Sunnyfield School, Hendon Ward

     

    WHY THIS REPORT IS NEEDED

     

    Councillor Braun has requested that a new zebra crossing is considered along Greyhound Hill, to keep children from Sunnyfield School safe from fast moving traffic.  A zebra crossing would slow down traffic and reduce the risk of accidents to pedestrians as the school is extremely busy, particularly in the rush hour.

     

     

    Committee Discussion

    At the meeting the Chairman invited discussion and an officer update was provided confirming that there is school funding available for minor road safety works such as ‘school keep clear’ signs and new zig zag on the school approach improve road safety in the immediate vicinity of the school only. Councillor Braun welcomed this and agreed with the Chairman’s proposal for an officer report to October committee to consider the effectiveness of the minor works before deciding on the feasibility of a zebra crossing.

     

    Hendon Area Committee unanimously Resolved that:

     

    It was Resolved that:

     

    The committee authorised the Commissioning Director of Environment to instruct officers to undertake a light touch no cost report highlighting the viability and benefits of a zebra crossing and the indicative costs of a feasibility report and potential installation to be presented to a future meeting of the Hendon Area Committee.

    Councillor Narenthira

    NAME OF MEMBER’S ITEM

     

    Proposed traffic calming measures, Booth Road, Colindale Ward

     

    WHY THIS REPORT IS NEEDED

     

    Councillor Narenthira wishes to remind Members that 

    Ward members have previously requested, on behalf of a local resident, that Booth Road be considered for traffic calming and has reported that it is unfortunate that the existing scheme commitments from the limited LIP funding available for Traffic Management and Accident Reduction schemes means that it has not been possible to include Booth Road in the draft 2016/17 programme of work for this.  Councillor Narenthira wishes Committee to consider whether it is possible for minor work or a feasibility study to be funded from the budget controlled by the Hendon Area Committee and highlights that Members may want to consider whether to raise this proposal with the Committee.

     

    To summarise, this Member’s Item  is seeking funding for  study and minor works according to the findings of these studies”

     

    Committee Discussion

    The Chairman introduced the item and invited further Member and officer input.  The Committee were provided with additional background which included details on the perceived problems of speeding along Booth Road and parking pressures. An 18 month Parking Review is proposed, after which recommendations on options for the area will be provided.  Councillor Narenthira said urgent interim measures were needed and requested a small amount of funding to the value of £5,000 to undertake a feasibility study looking into what minor works could take place that would reduce some of the pressures in the interim.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    1. That the Commissioning Director for Environment instruct officers to undertake a feasibility study to identify and implement measures to alleviate parking and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Members Item - Requests for Funding from Hendon Area Committee Budget Appendix A - E pdf icon PDF 111 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Appendix A The Edgware Shatnez Centre application - Councillor Brian Gordon

     

    Councillor Gordon, having declared an interest, did not take part in the discussion but as sponsor, presented the item and provided information in response to questions.

     

    Councillor Braun said that she is aware of the organisation Shatnez and of users of the service and commented paragraph 12 of the application stating that she was not convinced that the wider community would access the service or that what they were delivering was the core business of the community. 

     

    Councillor Rayner said he also picked up that financial accounts had not been submitted since 2011 and asked for clarity of what would happen if Members approved an application that was missing key details and was informed that an application could be deferred or approved subject to presenting missing details.

     

    Councillor Langleben questioned whether it was appropriate for Shatnez to receive public funding for the type of services it provides which do not represent the core business of the Council.  He also drew attention to the absence recent financial returns and the absence of a safeguarding policy (given the client group 8 – 25 year olds) picked up by due diligence checks made by the Council.

     

    Councillor Langleben proposed that committee vote to either decline the application or defer the application pending receipt and approval of outstanding information.  All members able to vote (councillor Gordon did not vote) agreed to this the approach.

     

    The votes were as follows:

     

    Decline

    3

    Defer subject to receipt and approval of outstanding information

    0

    Abstain

    3

     

    The application was not approved by Committee

     

     

    Appendix B The UK Mesilla Family Counselling Service -  Councillor Anthony Finn

     

    The Chairman introduced the next item - an application for Hendon Area Committee funding for Mesila UK, (Hendon Committee) which is a Barnet-based family counselling service for the ultra-orthodox Jewish community, who are burdened by high costs of living and debt.

     

    Councillor Finn, member sponsor spoke highly of the project which helps local people to improve their skills and access to work, treats people in a dignified way and is good value for money.

     

    Councillor Langleben was supportive of the application and recognised to good work it does. However he wanted a safeguarding policy to be in place and wanted assurance that additional funds from (Awards for All) are place before funds are released as the total project cost is £18,500. He identified a risk in providing funding that was more than the value of Mesila’s total funding last year and felt evidence of other funding as an important part of the decision.

     

    Councillor Rayner and Councillor Braun were both supportive as was Cllr O-Macauley and Councillor Narenthira who also wanted reassurance regarding the balance of the project funding.  She also commented that it would be useful to use this as an exemplar to other projects.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    That the Hendon Area Committee approved the grant application of £8,500 from the non CIL budget subject to confirmation of receipt  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Area Committee Grants 2014/15 Outcomes and Area Budget update pdf icon PDF 281 KB

11.

Hendon Area Committee Progress Report (July 2016) pdf icon PDF 76 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered this report which provided an update on the actions agreed by the Committee at previous meetings, on-going Committee approved schemes and new requests that had been approved at March 2016  meeting.

     

    Appendix 1 of the report provided a summary of the actions requested by the

    Committee, progress made to date, actions required by Officers and recommendations to be considered by the Committee.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee note update and actions set out at Appendix

    1, with actual costs being reported back to the Committee via the next

    budget report.

12.

Outcome of parking investigations - Watford Way (Apex Corner) Slip Road, NW7 pdf icon PDF 301 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The report provides the committee with the background to the original request for parking controls to combat all day parking and, asks the Committee to note the actions carried out to date, and to make a decision on how to proceed.

     

    Following discussions, it was RESOLVED:

     

    That the Committee noted the details contained within this report and:

     

    1.    Instructed to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out an informal consultation exercise to seek the views of residents and businesses as to whether they would like a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) as indicated on drawing no. SCR129/APEX/001, and to obtain information about likely permit take-up, at an estimated cost of £4,000 to be funded from the 2016/17 LIP allocation for Parking Reviews.

     

    2.    Instructed to the Commissioning Director for Environment to report back the results of the consultation to a future meeting of this Committee, for a decision on the way forward.

     

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Proposed extension of Edgware CPZ (J) to include the unrestricted section of Mowbray Road HA8 (south of A41 Watford Way) pdf icon PDF 314 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report provides the Committee with an update on progress made to date following the Hendon Area Committee’s decision of 13 January 2016 for a statutory consultation to take place relating to the parking issues in Mowbray Road, and their possible inclusion in the Edgware Controlled Parking Zone (Zone J) and asks the Committee to note the actions carried out to date, and to make a decision on how to proceed.

     

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

     

    1.         That Committee noted the outcome of the statutory consultation as detailed in the report.

     

    2.         That the Committee, authorised Commissioning Director for Environment to extend the Edgware CPZ to include the section of Mowbray Road south of Watford Way (A41), through the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders, and as shown on Drawing Number SCR114-1 at an estimated cost of £6,000 to be funded from the 2016/17 LIP allocation for Parking Reviews.

     

    Votes were as follows:

     

    For

    4

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    4

     

14.

Page Street/Bunns Lane/Pursley Road - Junction Improvements pdf icon PDF 5 MB

15.

Devonshire Road, NW7 - Additional Request for Traffic Calming measures pdf icon PDF 481 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman invited Councillor Khatri to speak as requested on this item.

     

    Councillor Khatri commented that he was surprised by the officer recommendations in the report to take no further to install mini roundabouts and that the decision was reached following a site visit as this was not his understanding of the decision reached at the meeting.  He would prefer there to be additional studies over a longer period and felt funds should be allocated for that. 

     

    Councillor Khatri expressed his disappointment and felt that the stretch of road from Holders Hill roundabout was hazardous and like a racing track and was of the view that the build outs had not worked in slowing traffic down.

     

    Councillor Langleben expressed his agreement that traffic moves very quickly along the stretch of road.

     

    In relation to new hatchings that have been ordered, it was agreed that officers should provide a report back to committee in after 6 months on their effectiveness.  Councillor asked for a plan of where the hatchings were to be located and this was agreed.it was also agreed that once the hatching is implemented, it will be possible to assess the impact they are having on vehicle speeds.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Commissioning Director for Environment instructs officers to report back to Committee after 6 months having monitored the effectiveness of the hatchings in conjunction with the build outs in slowing down vehicle speeds.

     

    2.    That a decision on the officer report recommendations be deferred until the outcome of the monitoring in recommendation 1 above.

     

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Oakleigh Gardens Area HA8 - request for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) pdf icon PDF 270 KB

17.

Hendon Area Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 227 KB

18.

ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT THE CHAIRMAN DECIDES ARE URGENT

    Minutes:

    The Chairman asked if there were any other Urgent items. Councillor

    O-Macauley requested that the Chairman considers an additional item and granted permission to the item as follows:-

     

    “Residents in Burnt Oak are demanding local public signs in certain areas where there are possibilities of public nuisance, dumping, noise, (poorly located) football games or similar games that cause anti-social behaviour. 

     

    Such signs are seen as deterrents to people causing unnecessary problems in the community.

     

    I would appreciate if this committee can consider this request so that signs can be put in strategic areas to deter the committing of nuisance crimes.

     

    Above all, this can be reviewed in areas where signs are needed.”

     

    Councillor Gordon invited discussion from committee and officers. Following this, it was agreed that there should be meetings with ward councillors, the police and safer neighbourhood team and the Council’s Crime and Community Safety officers to consider the issues and look at the hot spots. It was agreed that this should be set up with a view to identifying findings and actions that will form the basis of a report to be brought to a future meeting.

     

    It was RESOLVED that

     

    The Commissioning Director for Environment instructs officers to set up a meeting with ward councillors, crime and community safety officers and the Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team with a view to meeting to consider the antisocial behaviour problems in the area and deterrents and report findings back to a future meeting of the committee.