Agenda and minutes
Venue: Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Road, Barnet, EN5 4QT
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Minutes of the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum
Held at Chipping Barnet Library 23rd January 2018
Members and Officers Present: - Councillor Lisa Rutter (Chairman), Councillor Caroline Stock (Vice-Chairman); Jamie Cooke, Strategic Lead – Effective Borough Travel, Naomi Kwasa - Governance
The Chairman introduced herself and the Officers present and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
The petitioner introduced the item and brought forward photos to show the Members and Officers present. The Committee also discussed the pot holes on the road. Mr Cooke confirmed he will send inspectors to the road and would inform Ms. Barnett when this was due to take place. He also confirmed that residents can inform their Ward Councillors, who are able to put in a request to Highways to look at specific jobs that need completing within their ward.
The Chairman referred the petition to the Chipping Barnet Area Committee to request funding to fix the worst sections of the pavement.
The item was introduced by Mr Daniel Shaw, on behalf of the petitioner, who brought forward photos to show to the Members and Officers present. Fellow residents and Ward Councillors agreed there is a problem with cars parking too close to the end of the road making it dangerous for other cars and pedestrians. Councillor Stock agreed to visit the road with the resident to confirm where they would like the yellow lines to extend to.
The Chairman referred the petition to the Chipping Barnet Area Committee to request funding for double yellow lines.
The item was introduced by Mr Paul Lemon, on behalf of the petitioner. Representations were also heard from Ward Councillor, David Longstaff. The Chairman read out a response from the police, as follows;
‘I have run two speed operations in Alston road in the past. We have found on both occasions that no one has been recorded as speeding despite concerns from residents in the area that there is a problem with speeding in Alston road. From memory I believe that most of the vehicles we checked were doing between 10 and 20 mph.
I believe that the residents’ concerns stem from the fact that as cars tend to park on both sides this can give a false impression of speed i.e. a car can look like it is going faster than it actually is due to the narrowness of the road. The width gate on that road also acts as good check on the speed of cars travelling along the road.’
The committee discussed the issue and residents felt the previous speed operations had taken place during busy times of the day and that the results were not representative of the speeds which vehicles travel on the road during quieter times of the day, ... view the full minutes text for item 1.