Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting

    Minutes:

    The Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Graham Old welcomed all attendees to the meeting.

     

    The Governance officer informed Members that the meeting is being recorded and live streamed and following the meeting the recording will be available on the Council’s website.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED that the minutes of the last meeting held on 26 October 2016 be agreed as the correct record.

     

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    Councillor Mittra attended as a substitute Member for Councillor Or-Bach.

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen attended as a substitute Member for Councillor Thompstone.

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Agenda item

    Nature of interest

    Details

    Councillor Cooke

    11

    Non-pecuniary

    He is a governor on Summerside school

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Comments and Questions (If any) pdf icon PDF 120 KB

    Minutes:

    The Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee noted that Mr Fearn had submitted questions in relation to item 9. Mr Fearn raised supplementary questions and it was agreed that answers to these questions were going to be provided during discussion on item 9.

     

     

    The Committee noted that Ms Bernardelle has submitted questions in relation to item 11. Mr Couque attended on behalf of Ms Bernardelle and raised supplementary questions.

     

    Mr Couque also submitted a request to comment. He mentioned that there are always loading restrictions on Fallow Court Avenue and that blue badge holders should be able to use the car park facility within the synagogue premises.  

     

    Following Mr Couque’s questions and comment, Members had the opportunity to ask questions.

    Following discussion it was agreed that answers would be provided to Mr Couquet’s question during discussion on item 11.

     

    The Committee noted Ms Hill has submitted questions in relation to item 10.  

    Ms Hill raised supplementary questions and Members had the opportunity to ask any questions. Ms Geraghty also made a comment regarding item 10 and Members had the opportunity to ask any questions of the resident. 

     

    Following discussion it was agreed that questions and comments were going to be taken into account when considering item 10 on Westbury Road.

6.

Westbury Road - Vehicles Activated Signs (VAS) - Monitoring pdf icon PDF 293 KB

    Minutes:

    Gavin Woolery-Allen introduced the report which related to Westbury Road-Vehicles Activated Signs (VAS)-Monitoring. Councillor Tierney approached the Committee in his capacity as a ward councillor and outlined that a 20mph implantation should be introduced and mentioned that other councils have already introduced a borough-wide 20mph scheme such as Haringey and Hackney. Following Councillor Tierney’s representation, other Members asked questions.

     

    Councillor Cohen mentioned that there is value in the data that has been reported back to the committee which suggests that there is no need to reduce further the speed limit on Westbury road and suggested that rather than reducing the 20mph that traffic islands could be inserted instead. 

     

    Councillor Houston asked the committee to take forward the 20mph suggestion. He mentioned that the road has particular requirements, the volume of footfall on that road and compelling evidence outlined by residents, suggest that a 20mph is needed.

    This recommendation was seconded.

     

    Councillor Cohen also moved a motion to add a third recommendation to undertake a feasibility study to add traffic islands on two areas on that road look at the possibility to put traffic islands on the corners of the road of Westbury road and  Holden road and Westbury road and Argyle road.

    The Committee moved to the vote of the recommendations and taking into account the motions proposed by Councillor Houston and Councillor Cohen.

     

    The Committee unanimously noted recommendation 1.

     

    The votes on recommendation which was amended by Councillor Houston were recorded as follows:

    Votes

    For

    3

    Against

    4

    Abstain

    0

     

    The motion was therefore lost.

     

    The Committee moved to vote on the second recommendation as outlined in the main report. The votes were recorded as follows:

     

    Votes

    For

    4

    Against

    3

    Abstain

    0

     

    The Committee moved to the third recommendation as proposed by Councillor Cohen.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the motion which therefore became the substantive recommendation.

    It was therefore RESOLVED:  

     

    1. That the Committee noted the summary of the monitoring of the VAS in

    Westbury Road.

    2. That the Committee confirmed that the speed limit of the road remain at 30mph and is not reduced to 20mph and that no further action is taken in Westbury Road and that the 30 mph VAS remain in situ.

     

    3. That the Committee approved £5,000 from the Area Committee budget to undertake a feasibility study to insert traffic island on the corners of the road of Westbury road and  Holden road and Westbury road and Argyle road.

     

     

    Councillor Houston thanked residents that attended to speak on the item.

     

     

     

7.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 248 KB

    Minutes:

    Erskine Hill CPZ

     

    Ms Atkin the lead petitioner introduced the petition related to Erskine Hill CPZ. She outlined the difficulties that residents are having when parking, the issues of long-term parking and that the H2 bus cannot go through that road.

    Members asked questions of the petitioner and following discussion the Committee noted the petition. Councillor Grover expressed his sympathy towards that issue and mentioned that the extension of the Garden Suburb CPZ could impact Erskine Hill.

     

    Hampstead Garden Suburb CPZ

    The resident was absent to present the petition on Hampstead Garden Suburb CPZ and the Committee noted the petition.

    The Chairman suggested to spend £5,000 for a study to monitor displacement before and after the introduction of the CPZ extension of the Garden Suburb. (clarify streets with Gavin) and report back to the next committee after the implementation of the CPZ and the survey.

    Councillor Zinkin asked how will highway officer be able to distinguish whether local resident cars being displaced by other residents parking there.

     

    Mr Woolery-Allen answered they will need to find a way to establish this by …… (recording)

     

    Bute Mews

     

    Miss Bliss the lead petitioner outlined that Bute Mews is a private property and it has been very difficult to deal with the landlord. The petition requested to make Bute Mews a safe and hygienic area. Councillor Grover commented that have often been requested to clean when fly tipping takes place, the fence has also been repaired but keeps falling down.

     

    Councillor Grover suggested that the council needs to use any powers they have to force the private owners to do something about it. They should formally ask what powers exist and needs to be done to solve the issue.

     

    Councillor Cohen that he would take this matter away and discuss with officers how can enforcement take place with privately owned and unregistered land and report back.  

     

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the recommendation. It was therefore RESOLVED:

     

     

    Instruct officers and look at unused land and enforcement and provide that information back to this committee with specific regard to section 205 and keep the residents informed.

     

     

     

8.

Temple Fortune Area, NW11 Parking Review pdf icon PDF 271 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Mr Woolery-Allen introduced item 7 which related to the Temple Fortune Area, NW11.

     

    Following discussion of the item, Councillor Dean Cohen moved a motion to add an additional recommendation (recommendation 8) to look at the commercial vehicles that park on the roads within the Temple Fortune Area and investigate possible solution in order to restrict usage of commercial vehicles specifically overnight parking in Grosvenor Gardens and Oakfields Road.

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen also moved a motion to change recommendation 2 to read as:

    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee, give instructions to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out an experimental trial order which will take place for six months prior to the statutory consultation on a proposal to amend the loading bays in the Temple Fortune Town Centre so they operate as follows: Loading Bay 7am to 12midday; 15 minutes free parking 12midday to 5.30pm.

     

    Councillor Zinkin also proposed to amend recommendation 3 and 4 to reflect the changes on recommendation 2.

    The motion was to add ‘…following the experimental period and subject to the statutory consultation…’

     

     The Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations and it was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    The Finchley and Golders Green Committee note the results of the Temple Fortune Area parking consultation and the recommendation not to extend Controlled Parking Zone in the Temple Fortune Area.

     

     

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee, give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out an experimental trial order which will take place for six months a statutory consultation on a proposal to amend the loading bays in the Temple Fortune Town Centre so they operate as follows: Loading Bay 7am to 12midday; 15 minutes free parking 12midday to 5.30pm

     

    3.    That any objections received as a result of the experimental period and subject to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, are reported to a future meeting of this Committee to consider and determine whether the proposed changes should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    4.    That, subject to no objections being received as a result of the experimental period and subject to the statutory consultation, the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, Officers introduce the proposed changes to the loading bays.

     

    5.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee, give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to liaise with Ward Members in relation to developing a number of waiting restriction proposals in the consultation area with a view to reporting all agreed proposals to a future meeting of this Committee

     

    6.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee, give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to liaise with Ward Members in relation to the potential of creating an additional loading bay(s) in the Temple Fortune Town Centre of waiting restriction proposals in the consultation area with a view to reporting all agreed proposals to a future meeting of this Committee.

     

    7.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee, give instruction to the Commissioning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Review of the hours of operation in roads in the Temple Fortune 'TF' Controlled Parking Zone(CPZ) pdf icon PDF 309 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Mr Woolery-Allen introduced the report which related to the review of the hours of operation in roads in the Temple Fortune ‘TF’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

     

    Following discussion, the Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations.

    It was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Committee note the outcome of the informal consultation as detailed within this report and approve the following, at a total estimated cost of £10,000 for the items numbered 2, 3 and 4 below to be funded from the Area Committee budget.

     

    2.    That the Committee, give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on a proposal to amend the hours of the Temple Fortune ‘TF’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Asmuns Place, Hampstead Way, Leeside Crescent and Saffron Close NW11 so it would operate between 10am – 11am and 3pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

     

    3.    That any objections received as a result of the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, are reported to a future meeting of this Committee to consider and determine whether the proposed changes should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    4.    That, subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, the Commissioning Director for Environment introduce the proposed changes to the CPZ.

     

10.

Member's Items-Requests for funding for Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Budget-Grange Big Local

    Minutes:

    The Chairman decided to change the order of the agenda and proceeded to consider the grant application from the Grange Big Local.

     

    Councillor Mittra introduced the grant application and mentioned that this application meets all the relevant criteria and he hopes that the committee will support this application.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the grant application and it was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee decided to support the application for funding, subject to due diligence tests being met.

     

     

11.

Vehicles Activated Sign - Monitoring - Etchingham Park Road, Park View Road and Friary Way pdf icon PDF 273 KB

    Minutes:

    Mr Woolery-Allen provided a response to Mr Fearn’s questions which related to this item.

    Following discussion, Councillor Houston moved a motion to amend recommendation 2 for the Committee to commit £2,000 to look the junction with Etchingham road and take this junction into account to improve the safety as a result of the current study in issues in Squires lane.  

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the recommendation and it was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Committee noted the summary of the monitoring of the VAS locations

     

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green approved £2,000 from the Area Committee budget to look the junction with Etchingham road and take this junction into account to improve the safety as a result of the current study in issues in Squires lane.  

     

     

12.

Progress update on Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Actions October 2016 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Mr Woolery-Allen introduced the report that related to the progress update on Finchley and Golders that related to the progress update on Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Actions.

     

    The Chairman proposed voting on each recommendation separately.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed recommendation 1.

     

    Councillor Cooke clarified that the roads in recommendation 2 should read as Friary Way and Valley Avenue.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed recommendations 2, 3 and 4.

    The Chairman recommended that recommendation 5 be amended in order to include the exact location which is Fallow Court Avenue and Montrose Crescent.

     

    Councillor Cooke moved a motion in regards to recommendation 5.

     

    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to install clear markings on the double yellow lines on the junction of Fallow Court Avenue and Montrose Crescent in order to prevent blue badge users parking along those lines and liaise with the blue badge establishment.

     

    Councillor Cooke also moved a second motion to instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to install School Keep Clear marking along the corner of the Fallow Court Avenue and Montrose Crescent junction in consultation with ward councillors and relevant stakeholders.

     

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed recommendation 6.

     

    On recommendation 7 the Chairman mentioned that the Commissioning Director for Environment that the proposed scheme on the Mesh Parking on the Green is not value for money.

     

    Councillor Cooke mentioned that this is regarding the safety of children and he believes that the mesh parking was included in the school travel plan which has been already agreed.

     

    Councillor Cooke moved a motion to request that the Commissioning Director for Environment advises ward councillors and the school on the reasons why this proposal is not value for money.  

     

    Votes

    For

    3

    Against

    4

    Abstain

    0

     

    The motion was therefore LOST.

     

     

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen moved a motion for the school to liaise with the school travel plan officer to try and come up with a viable solution to ensure the safety of children of that school. The motion was seconded.

     

    Votes

    For

    4

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    3

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Committee noted the update and actions set out in Appendix 1 of this report.

     

    2.    In the matter of Friary Way/Valley Avenue-Parking Review

     

    i.    That the Committee noted the update provided in this report on Friary Way/Valley Avenue and that a full report on the analysis of the consultation results with recommendation on proposed actions will be reported to the January Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee.

     

    3.    In the matter of Leslie Road/Leopold Road, N2-Parking Review

     

    i.    That the Committee noted that the update provided in this report on Leslie Road/Leopold Road and that a full report on the analysis of the consultation results on recommendation on proposed actions will be reported to the January Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee.

     

    4.    In the matter of Golders Gardens, NW11-Parking Review

     

    i.    That the Committee note the update provided in this report on Golders Gardens and that a full report on the analysis of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13a

Member's Item-Junction of Regents Park Road/Tillingbourne Gardens N3-Councillor Old pdf icon PDF 268 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Old introduced the item which related to his Member’s item in relation to the Junction of Regents Park Road and Tillingbourne Gardens.

     

    Councillor Old requested for the Committee to approve £7,500 to install a traffic island on Regents Park road

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the recommendation and it was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee approved £7,500 from the Area Committee budget to install a traffic island on Regents Park Road.

     

14.

Member's Item-Legible London-Councillor Zinkin pdf icon PDF 269 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Zinkin introduced the item which related to his Member’s item regarding Legible London. Councillor Zinkin mentioned that when people come out of Cricklewood station, they tend to get confused as to where they are meant to be going. The Legible London is a good initiative to assist people to travel.  

    Councillor Zinkin proposed to spend £5,000 for signage in Cricklewood and in case it will not be used for Cricklewood then it should be used for another location.

15.

Members’ Items – Requests for Funding from Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Budget pdf icon PDF 245 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item which related to requests for funding from the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee.

    The Chairman mentioned that the finance team suggested that the grant applications received from ADDISS and the Jewish Deaf Association are deferred to the Community Leadership Committee for consideration.

     

    The Chairman moved a motion to defer both applications until Members receive guidance as to which is the most appropriate route for these two grant applications.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the motion and the motion became the substantive recommendation.

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    That the Committee decided to defer the two grant applications until Members receive guidance as to which is the most appropriate route for these applications.

16.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman added that he will discuss with officers and ensure that any other items previously agreed will be included on the forward work programme.  

     

    The Committee noted the forward work programme.

     

17.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    Councillor Cooke spoke regarding the accident at the Buxted Road/Ashurst Road N12 junction and proposed that officers investigate on how to make this junction safer in consultation with local residents, the Chairman and Ward Councillors.

    Councillor Zinkin asked whether there is a protocol that outlines how to examine the roads where a serious accident has taken place. 

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen agreed to take this away and find out the procedure is.

     

    The Committee noted the proposed future Committee dates.