Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Church End Library, 318-320 Gateway House, Regent's Park Road, N3 2LN

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    Decisions of the Finchley & Golders Green Residents Forum

    5 September 2019, 7PM

    Finchley Church End Library


    Members Present

    Chairman: Councillor Jennifer Grocock

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor John Marshall




    The Chairman of the Finchley and Golders Green Residents Forum, Councillor Jennifer Grocock welcomed all attendees and introduced the Panel. She explained the process and options available to the Forum in response to each petition and issue on the list. The Chairman also encouraged residents to submit their views in respect of the draft Growth Strategy consultation, available on:


    1.     Petition for Barnet Council to CCTV and Restricted Parking Winnington Road:

    Lead Petitioner: Vered Aaron


    Mr Gayle, on behalf of Ms Vered Aaron presented the petition to the Forum and noted the response provided. Photographs were provided to the Panel at the meeting which highlighted the issues set out in the petition.


    Upon invitation of the Chairman, the following issues and concerns were raised by residents during the meeting:

    -        Vehicles including vans which are parked for long periods of time on the road and some appear to be abandoned

    -        Rubbish dumping

    -        Residents expressed serious concerns over safety and crime which has been reported

    -        Suggestions were made for CPZ introduction which would address some of the parking issues and abandoned vehicles

    -        Concerns were raised about the proposed closure of the local SNT in the autumn period

    -        Parking spaces used by trading companies to park their vehicle fleet on the road


    Mr Phillip Hoare, Head of Parking & Infrastructure noted that a coordinated response would be needed from multiple teams working together to address the issues raised. Mr Hoare noted that one of the actions will include a sweep of the area for any vehicles that may quality under the categories of Abandoned or Untaxed vehicles categories. For other categories, this may be addressed through the introduction of CPZ. In addition, the Community Safety team can make the necessary assessment and recommendations going forward in light of CCTV data and in partnership with the Police.


    The Chairman thanked the residents for highlighting these issues. Residents were encouraged to also raise the issues with their Ward Councillors and submit information to Officers in order to collate as much data and information as possible. She noted that Officers will commence the process for a coordinated response and that a response will be provided to the petitioner within 20 working days.

    (Action: Member Liason Officer Re, Head of Parking and Infrastructure, Community Safety Team)


    2.     Issue: Cricklewood Railway Terraces road surface

    Submitted by: Jessica Howey


    The Panel noted the response provided, the resident was not in attendance. The Forum agreed that Officers will provide a response to the resident within 20 working days.

    (Action: Member Liason Officer Re)


    3.     Issue: Speeding Castle Road

    Submitted by: Jordon Neville


    The Panel noted the response, the resident was not in attendance. The Forum considered that the issues raised and dangers posed by speeding vehicles on Castle Road required attention and agreed that the issue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.