Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 387 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman referred to the item ‘Poets Corner – Results of Informal Parking Consultation’ on page 11 of the minutes of the previous meeting. For clarification she moved an amendment to the minutes to include the cost of the proposed consultation, as detailed in the officer’s report:

     

    It was RESOLVED,

     

    That the Hendon Area Committee considers the feedback to the informal consultation undertaken in Birkbeck Road, Byron Road, Marion Road, Milton Road, Shakespeare Road and Tennyson Road, Daws Lane and Hammers Lane, as outlined in this report and:

     

    1. notes the results of the consultation;

     

    2. agrees not to proceed with a proposed CPZ at this time;

     

    3. instructs the Executive Director, Environment to:

     

    (a) carry out another informal consultation, with the timing of such to be agreed with Ward Councillors following a decision about the impact of introducing charges in the Daws Lane car park, at a cost of £5000 and

     

    (b) report the results of the consultation referred to in (a) above to a future meeting of this Committee.

     

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2020 be approved, subject to the above amendment.

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    None.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Comments and Questions (if any) pdf icon PDF 101 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman read out a comment received from a resident in support of Cllr Finn’s CIL funding request under item 10.

     

    It was RESOLVED that the Committee noted the comment.

6.

Matters referred from the Hendon Area Residents Forum (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Petitions (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

8.

Area Committee Grants Funding pdf icon PDF 322 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Head of Finance –Growth, Housing, Corporate Services & Assurance, Finance presented the report, to update Members of the budget allocations for the Hendon Area Committee for 2020/21. Members had an opportunity to ask questions on the report.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED,

     

    1.    to note the amount available for allocation during 2020/21, as set out in paragraph 6.2.1 and in Appendix 1

    2.    To note the amount of re-allocated underspends & overspends in Section 2.1

9.

Members' Items (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

     

     

10.

Members Items' - Area Committee Funding Applications (if any) pdf icon PDF 438 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report.

     

    1.    Cllr Nagus Narenthira – crossing at junction of A41 and Aerodrome Road

     

    Cllr Narenthira introduced her request for a feasibility study for a crossing at the junction of the A41 and Aerodrome Road, at a cost of £5000. Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote. The votes were recorded as follows:

     

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    0

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that the Committee approved funding of £5000 for a feasibility study and the request could be reconsidered by the Committee at the first meeting in the new financial year 2021-22, when further information, including proposals and estimates from officers, has been provided.

     

     

    2.    Cllr Sara Conway - single yellow line to improve safety (Abbots Road between Orange Hill Road and Langham Road)

     

    Cllr Conway introduced her request for funding of £5942 for a consultation with residents in relation to parking enforcement further to a serious road rage incident. Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    1

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that the Committee approved funding of £5942 for a consultation with residents.

     

    3.    Cllr Anthony Finn - Disabled-friendly swing, a slide, and safety surfacing at Brookside Walk play area.

     

    In Cllr Finn’s absence due to technical problems Cllr Fluss presented the request for play equipment and surfacing at a cost of £17,700. Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    1

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that the Committee approved funding of £17,700 for play equipment and safety surfacing in Brookside Walk.

     

    4.    Cllr Helene Richman – four benches on Vivian Avenue

     

    Cllr Richman presented her request for four benches on the High Street in West Hendon (Vivian Avenue) at a cost of £6400. Further to a discussion the Chairman moved to a vote. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    5

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    2

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that the Committee approved funding of £6400 for four wooden benches on Vivian Avenue.

     

    5.    Cllr Nizza Fluss - Tiferes Shlomo school – Wetpour safety flooring

     

    Cllr Fluss presented her request for safety flooring for an independent boys’ school playground.

     

    Further to a discussion the Committee moved to DEFER the request to the new financial year, pending clarification and consensus of the Hendon Area Committee’s priorities on CIL spending, in addition to the fact that the Committee currently has insufficient funds for the request. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For (deferral)

    7

    Against (deferral)

    0

    Abstention

    0

     

    CARRIED - it was therefore RESOLVED that the request be DEFERRED to the first meeting in the new financial year.

     

     

11.

Highways Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 552 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report with appendix, which provided an update on all schemes approved by the Committee to date. Members then had an opportunity to raise any issues.

     

    The Chairman noted some inaccuracies regarding Wards (Appendix 1):

     

    ·       Zebra crossing, Hale Lane – should be Hale Ward

    ·       Heybourne Crescent – Colindale Ward

    ·       Limes Avenue – Hale Ward

     

    Cllr Naqvi asked how the Footway Parking request for Arundel Gardens could be taken forward as residents are still frequently raising requests about this.

     

    The officer responded that due to the lack of funding to proceed with the list of 71 roads initially identified for a footway parking review she would arrange for officers to review the requirements and scope of this request separately in discussion with Cllr Naqvi on how best to proceed

     

    Cllr Narenthira enquired about Heybourne Crescent as residents report ongoing problems. The officer responded that a report on the findings from the traffic survey would be available at the next meeting.

     

    Cllr Wardle noted in relation to the Parking Scheme, for Ashcombe Gardens as this road has two junctions with Glendale Avenue HA8, Cllr advised that the yellow lines would be required at both junctions Officer will provide confirmation to Cllr Wardle directly before the scheme is implemented to ensure requirement is met

     

    Cllr Simberg asked about timing for the zebra crossing at Hale Lane. The officer advised that a report on the findings of the feasibility study will be presented back at the next committee meeting on 16 March

     

    Cllr Fluss enquired about Bell Lane Primary School Pedestrian Crossing Scheme. The officer reported that a thorough review had been undertaken including all other schools in the vicinity. The officer recommends implementing the crossing at 95b Bell Lane. A paper will be brought to the next meeting on 16th March for final confirmation prior to consultation.

     

    The officer noted that she would arrange a meeting with the Chairman to discuss how best to proceed with the Pursley Road/Bunns Lane/Page Street Traffic Scheme. A funding stream would need to be found.

     

    Cllr Don enquired about Allington Road where speeding had been previously discussed. The officer responded that she thought a speed survey had been done previously but that funding had not been approved – she would check this and report back. 

     

    The officer reported that an update on the progress of the Traffic Signal Feasibility Study for Station Road/A41 being undertaken by TFL, is likely to be available towards the end of February.

     

    The committee RESOLVED to note the report and Appendix 1, which set out the completed and in progress schemes in Hendon.

     

     

12.

Installation of ground stakes at the junction of Limes Avenue and Beech Walk - Verbal update

    Minutes:

    Cllr Simberg introduced his item, explaining that the original stakes that had been installed had failed to protect the grass verges.

     

    The officer noted that the Highway manager had reviewed the site with ward Members and recommended that thicker and sturdier stakes be implemented, at a cost of £196 per stake, with nine stakes needed for Limes Avenue and Beech Walk. The total cost including implementation would be £2000, so a further £1500 would be required  further to previous funding that the Committee had agreed.

     

    Further to a discussion the Chairman moved to a vote. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For (approval)

    7

    Against (approval)

    0

    Abstained

    0

     

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee approved the request to provide additional funding of £1500 for appropriate stakes to be positioned along Hale Lane between Limes Avenue and Beech Walk.

     

13.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 69 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee RESOLVED to note the forward plan.

14.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent

    Minutes:

    None.