Agenda and minutes
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Thursday, 3rd September 2020 – 7.00 PM
Chairman: Councillor Lisa Rutter
Vice Chairman: Councillor Felix Byers
Governance Service Contact: 020 8359 6452
The Chairman introduced herself and the Officers present and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
1. Title:Pedestrian Crossing in Barnet Road
Resident: Jonathan Hoffman
Ward: High Barnet
The Issue was introduced by the resident who added that Barnet Road had a bus route that was very busy during rush hour. The resident pointed out that there was not a single pedestrian crossing between Hendon Wood Lane and Bells Hill which was very dangerous for pedestrians. A 13 year old was involved in a major accident when he was hit by a car near Arkley Drive and had sustained serious injuries.
The Chairman advised that Cllr Longstaff one of the Ward Councillors had already been looking into this matter with Highways and they are currently looking at a potential crossing between Arkley Club and Quinta Drive as a crossing between bus stops would be more beneficial to residents. Highways however have advised that a feasibility study was required for the crossing to be put at the right place.
It was RESOLVED that the issue be referred to the Chipping Barnet Area Committee for a feasibility study.
2. Title:Speed Control Park Road
Resident: Matthew Plunkett
Ward: East Barnet
The resident was not present at the meeting. The Chairman advised that one of the Ward Councillors, Cllr. Felix Byers, had already requested that it would be helpful to get a history of traffic calming measures along that road as it was previously introduced but following resurfacing and consultation, calming measures were removed.
Therefore, it would be helpful to obtain some context before reintroducing new measures. The Highways Officer confirmed that following resurfacing of the road, speed measures had been taken out.
It was RESOLVED that the issue be referred to Officers for further investigation together with Ward Councillors and the resident.
3. Title: Cattley Close Keep Clear Signs
Resident: Carrie Norris
The Issue was introduced by the resident who added that a large senior care home was being built and that in a year’s time, there would be increased traffic flow in that area. Therefore, with a Keep Clear sign, flowing traffic could be alleviated. One of the Directors of Signature Homes confirmed they would be prepared to fund the road marking signs. The Chairman asked one of the Ward Councillors presentCllr. Tim Roberts for any comment and he added that he was fully aware of the hold up taking place on Wood Street, preventing people from entering and exiting the close and was fully in support of the petition.
It was RESOLVED that the issue be referred to Chipping BarnetArea Committee to install the ‘Keep Clear’ markings.
4. Title: Make Staplyton Road Safe from Speeding
Resident: Simon Radford
Ward: High Barnet
The Issue was introduced by the resident who said that cars were seen speeding down Staplyton ... view the full minutes text for item 2.