Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Abigail Lewis Email: abigail.lewis@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 4369 

Items
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman of the Hendon Area Committee, Councillor Val Duschinsky opened the meeting and welcomed all attendees.

     

    It was RESOLVED that subject to the below correction, the minutes of the previous meeting of the Hendon Area Committee on 15 March be agreed as a correct record:

    -       Agenda item 10 Councillor Nizza Fluss’s CIL Members item (pg. 2) – ‘RESOLVED that the Committee approved funding of £7,500 for the installation of 1 table tennis table and the ground works’

     

    Officers updated the Committee that the £7,500 funding for Councillor Fluss’s Members item had been able to secure two table tennis tables.

     

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    The Chairman declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 9 –CIL Members item 1, by virtue of being a member of the Copthall School scrutiny body.

     

    Councillor Nizza Fluss declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 9 - CIL Members item 4, by virtue of having attended Hasmonean Primary School.

     

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Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

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Public Comments and Questions (if any)

6.

Matters referred from the Hendon Area Residents Forum (If any) pdf icon PDF 157 KB

    Minutes:

    Petition – Parking around Colindale.

    Councillor Narenthira introduced the petition relating to parking in Colindale on behalf of the lead petitioner. She explained that the congestion in the area had now become a big problem and pedestrians trying to cross the road were finding it difficult to do so. Councillor Narenthira asked officers for an update on how the CPZ was addressing the problem and whether it would be possible to have a Keep Clear/Box junction installed at Charcot Road.

     

    Officers confirmed that consultation on the installation of yellow lines in the area had started and that objections received needed to be considered by the Chief Officer. Officers agreed to write to the Ward Councillors and lead petitioner on the progress of the consultation.

     

    Officers advised the Committee that £2,000 of funding would be required for the consultation and installation of the Keep Clear markings.

     

    Following consideration of the petition, the Committee unanimously agreed to allocate £2,000 of funding for a box junction on Charcot Road.

     

    Petition – Prince of Wales Close

    Councillor Fluss introduced the petition on Prince of Wales Close. She explained that enforcement action was no longer taking place and this had led to the area being used for parking by students and commuters. Councillor Fluss explained that the petitioner had contacted the Council and Barnet Homes, but had yet to receive a satisfactory response. She told the committee that the residents of Prince of Wales Close would like a CPZ implemented in their road.

     

    The lead petitioner, Mrs Rind, spoke for 5 minutes in relation to the petition. Mrs Rind reiterated the points that Councillor Fluss had made and also commented that customers of one of the local pubs and parents of children attending Sunnyfields school were also parking in Prince of Wales Close, further exacerbating the issue. She also said that she had experienced antisocial behaviour from the students parking in the close. Mrs Rind said the parking issues were having a detrimental impact on the daily lives of the residents and causing a great deal of stress.

     

    The Assistant Director for Transport and Highways informed the Committee that the Council was aware of the issue and that a number of other streets which were owned by Barnet Homes had similar problems. He acknowledged that enforcement was currently not taking place in these streets, however as these were not adopted highways, the Council needed to work with Barnet Homes senior management to review the wider issue and ascertain how to enforce on the land. He said that it was difficult at this point to provide a timescale on when more detailed information would be available, but reassured the residents that this issue was being investigated. The Assistant Director said that an approximate idea of what would need to be done and the time this would take, could be provided at the next meeting of the Hendon Area Committee.

     

    Following discussion, the Committee unanimously agreed to refer the matter to a Chief Officer to provide a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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Petitions (if any)

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Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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Members Items' - Area Committee Funding Applications (if any) pdf icon PDF 127 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    3) Councillor Gordon – Improvements to the external areas of OneStonegrove

     

    Councillor Gordon introduced his Members CIL item. Councillor Gordon remarked on the remarkable transformation OneStonegrove had undergone and how this had raised the standards of living for the residents.

     

    Mr Alston (CEO OneStonegrove) also addressed the Committee and informed them that currently 72,000 people were coming through the doors of the centre each year. He said improvements to the site would have a huge positive impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of the local population.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously approved to allocate £15,120 of funding for improvements to the external areas of OneStonegrove. The Committee also agreed to revisit the request at the last financial meeting of the year (2019-2020), if a member brought it back as a Members CIL item, to see if there was any funding left that could be further allocated to the project.

     

    1)    Councillor Duschinsky – external exercise equipment for Copthall School

     

    Councillor Duschinsky introduced her Members CIL item, she explained how the external equipment would improve the physical health of those attending the school and provide a facility on a girl only site, which was important to some for cultural reasons. She also updated the Committee that local community groups would be able to hire out the equipment

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously approved to allocate £12,000 of funding for external exercise equipment for Copthall School.

     

    2)    Councillor Bokaei – kitchen equipment for the community hub area of Mill Hill library.

     

    Councillor Bokaei introduced her Members CIL item. She explained that the community hub area located at Mill Hill library had a great space available for a kitchen facility, but was currently being unused. She informed the Committee that the community hub intended to use the space for cooking lessons, to rent the facility out to other community groups and for fundraising activities to put back into the community. The facility would also be able to offer children one free meal a day during the holidays, in place of their free school meals, which would be a great asset to the community.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously approved to allocate £10,000 of funding for the kitchen equipment for the community hub area of Mill Hill library.

     

     

    4)     Councillor Fluss – Proposal for the refurbishment of the Hasmonean Primary School reception playground.

     

    Councillor Fluss introduced her Members CIL item and declared a non-pecuniary interest as she had attended Hasmonean primary school herself.

     

    She informed the Committee that the outdoor learning area was very rundown and could not be used during rainy weather. Ms Wakefield from Hasmonean Primary also spoke on the item and told the Committee that the limits on the resources and storage impacted on the children’s ability to learn and develop. She said the school had one of the highest number of special needs children and children learning at a greater depth and this refurbishment would enhance their learning experience.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously approved to allocate £11,500 of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

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Bell Lane/ Green Lane, NW4- Request for zebra crossing facility pdf icon PDF 188 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Fluss introduced the item on Bell Lane and expressed the view the Ward Councillors and the Chairman of Environment Committee did not agree with the Officers preferred location for the Zebra crossing being outside Bell Lane Primary School. Councillor Fluss said this location would be dangerous for residents turning into Green Lane and that the majority of the people using the Zebra crossing would be coming from the opposite direction to the proposed location.

     

    Officer’s informed the Committee that a road safety audit had been conducted and that following the results, outside the entrance to Bell Lane Primary School remained the Officer’s preferred option. In order to investigate the location on the eastern end of Bell lane outside no 95b a feasibility study would need to be carried out, which would require further funding.

     

    Following discussion of the item Councillor Fluss, seconded by Councillor Wardle proposed a motion to amend recommendation 2 of the report to the following:

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee notes the Officer preferred location still remains outside the entrance to Bell Lane Primary school, however the Ward Councillors and Chairman of the Environment Committee’s preferred option is outside 95b Bell Lane.

     

    Votes on the motion were recorded as follows:

    For

    5

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    1

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee agree the amendment to recommendation 2 as outlined above.

     

    Councillor Wardle moved a motion to amend recommendation 4 of the report to the following:

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee instructs the Executive Director, Environment to report the results of the feasibility study back to the next Hendon Area Committee meeting.

    RESOLVED that the motion was unanimously agreed by the Committee.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed the following:

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee notes the outcome of the Statutory Consultation on the Bell Lane Zebra crossing and the review of the improvements as outlined in this report

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee notes the Officer preferred location still remains outside the entrance to Bell Lane Primary school, however the Ward Councillors and Chairman of the Environment Committee’s preferred option is outside 95b Bell Lane.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee agree expenditure of £5,000 from the Area Committee (CIL) budget to carry out a feasibility study to investigate if a pedestrian crossing can be installed in an alternative location opposite No. 95b Bell Lane, subject to funding being made available.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee instructs the Executive Director, Environment to report the results of the feasibility study back to the next Hendon Area Committee meeting.

     

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Mill Way, NW7 - Feasibility Study pdf icon PDF 206 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Traffic and Development Manager introduced the report on the Millway, NW7 feasibility study, which investigated measures to reduce the reported speeding and traffic problems in the area and outline proposals to address the concerns.

     

    Officers updated the Committee that statutory consultation would commence around September/October time this year.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendations.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed:

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee noted the review of the improvements on Millway as outlined in the report and the appendices to the report.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee authorises the Executive Director, Environment to progress the proposal to detailed design, as outlined in Appendix 1 – Drawing No. BC/001610-01_FS_100.01 and Drawing No.BC/001610.01_FS_100.02 for the following combined elements of the scheme:

    • A new “No loading at any time” sign on existing lamp column at the junction of Millway/The Broadway.
    • New “No loading” kerb markings and signage to be included along the footway outside Barclays Bank towards the existing bus stop on The Broadway.
    • 2 New disabled bays on the Broadway;
    • Re-shaping the existing kerb line on the west side of Millway at its junction with the Broadway and introducing new tactile paving and dropped kerb;
    • Two new VAS signs on Millway outside No.58 and No.99.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee authorised the Executive Director, Environment, to carry out a Statutory Consultation on the proposals.

    -       That subject to no objections being received to the consultation, referred to in Recommendation 3, the Hendon Area Committee authorises the Executive Director, Environment to implement the approved proposal.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee agrees that if any representations are received as a result of the consultation exercise referred to in Recommendation 3, the Executive Director, Environment is authorised (in consultation with the relevant ward councillors) to consider the representations and determine whether the agreed proposal should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee agrees to allocate the funding of £23,100 from the Hendon Area CIL budget towards the agreed proposal to design and implement the approved measures.

     

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Area Committee Grants Funding pdf icon PDF 153 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Assistant Director, Transport and Highways introduced the Area Committee grants funding report which provided the Committee with an update on the budget allocations for 2019/20.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed the following recommendations:

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee notes the amount available for allocation during 2019/20, as set out in paragraph 6.2.1 and in Appendix 1.

    -       That the Hendon Area Committee notes the amount or re-allocated underspends and overspends in Section 2.1

     

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Forward Work Programme

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Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent