Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 232 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 March 2021 be agreed as a correct record.

     

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 373 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    A question was submitted by Elizabeth Brown in relation to item 15, High Street NW7. A supplementary question was then asked at the meeting.

     

    On behalf of the High Street Residents Association, Elizabeth Brown thanked Councillor Duschinsky for commissioning the traffic survey and taking into account the concerns of residents.

     

    The Officers advised that in order to enforce the one way system, all recommended road signs needed to be installed. However, a 50% reduction of traffic in the area was noted and therefore safer for commuters.

     

    A question and comment was submitted by Zoë Samuelson who asked a further supplementary question at the meeting.

     

    Officers advised that as part of the feasibility study undertaken tracking of all vehicles had been taken into consideration including that of larger vehicles to account for any wide turn manoeuvres that would be made within the proposed one way system.

     

6.

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

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Petitions (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

8.

Area Committee Grants Funding - TO FOLLOW pdf icon PDF 363 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman advised that further investigation into overspends was needed. It was noted that any overspends must be reported back to Committee.

     

    The new balance for the financial year 2021/2022 CIL budget was £379,001.93.

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee notes the amount available for allocation during 2021/22 set out in section 6.2 of the appendices.

    -       That Committee notes the amount of Underspends and Overspends in section 2.1.

     

9.

Members' Items (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

10.

Members Items - Applications for Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Funding (if any) pdf icon PDF 461 KB

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    Minutes:

    1.    Cllr Val Duschinsky – Hub Youth Board

     

    The Member’s Item was for funding to provide activities for teenagers post Covid.

     

    Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote.

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee considers the requests as highlighted in section 1 of the report.

    -       That Committee unanimously approves funding of £15,625 for the creation of the Hub Youth Board.

     

     

    2.    Cllr Saira Don – The Hyde School Playground Project

     

    Councillor Don introduced the item. In addition to creating a safe space for children, the premises were also used for community events.

     

    Officers advised that an approved contractor would be used, satisfying all the safety requirements. It was noted that the costings provided were within the correct parameters for works of a similar nature. 

     

    Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote.

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee considers the requests as highlighted in section 1 of the report.

    -       That Committee unanimously approves funding of £17,708.66 for the playground project.

     

     

    3.    Cllr John Hart – Anti Fly Tipping Measures in Goodwyn Avenue NW7

     

    Councillor Duschinsky presented the item on behalf of Councillor Hart. It was noted that relevant discussion was held with Officers for the required information under the new rules.  However, the Chairman suggested that the item be deferred to be included in the overall CCTV review.

     

    Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote.

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee considers the request as highlighted in section 1 of the report.

    -       That Committee unanimously defers the application for inclusion within the wider CCTV review and to report back any information on long term implications and ongoing costs.

     

    4.    Cllr Sarah Conway – CCTV

    Councillor Conway presented the request on behalf of vulnerable residents in the community of Burnt Oak following incidences in relation to anti-social behaviour.

     

    Officers in the Community Safety Team had been looking into additional CCTV assets and requirements supported by the feasibility study in conjunction with the police and partners. 

     

    As part of the review, digital innovations and upgrade in technology required a longer term strategy. The installation of temporary cameras would place pressure on the existing CCTV network across the Borough.

    Park Guard included three operational teams that enforced patrols across the borough and the specific ward locations. Members were asked to defer the application for funding to check appropriateness and costings from the Council and to provide an update at the next Area Committee.

     

    Further to a discussion, the Chairman moved to a vote. The votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    4

    Against

    2

    Abstention

    1

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee considers the request as highlighted in section 1 of the report.

    -       That Committee defers the application for funding for further information and inclusion within the Council’s CCTV review and Officers to provide an update to Committee about the specific concerns raised.

     



     

     

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11.

Highways Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 567 KB

    Minutes:

    Members suggested a schedule of works with commencement and completion dates. Officers advised that as part of the Area Committee reform, a financial assessment would be undertaken to get the most up to date accurate information alongside progress reports and monitoring of schemes previously agreed by Committee.

     

    The Committee noted the report.

     

12.

Heybourne Crescent, NW9 – Speed Survey Results between Lanacre Avenue and Great Field pdf icon PDF 176 KB

13.

Montrose Avenue - Speed Surveys pdf icon PDF 688 KB

14.

Shirehall, NW4 – Speed Survey Results pdf icon PDF 152 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    It was noted many items in relation to speeding were brought to the Area Committee and the majority of them showed that no speeding had occurred following survey results. Members wanted to know if there were other options such as community led initiatives to determine speeding instead of spending a significant amount of the budget on speed surveys.

     

    Officers advised that the surveys were needed as a means to collect evidence in order for further proposals or implementation to take place. It was noted that a new data collection system has been introduced to the Vehicle Activated Signs that were being put up across the Borough which could help provide more insight into speeding.

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee notes the results of the speed survey.

    -       That Committee notes that no further action is taken at this time.

     

15.

High Street, NW7 - Feasibility Study for Traffic Management pdf icon PDF 894 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Members suggested the introduction of a footway before the statutory consultation process takes place. Officers advised that the geometry of the road layout did not allow for a safe footway to be implemented which could be improved if parking provisions were to be removed. However, there was limited parking in the area, this was not a feasible recommendation.

     

    Officers suggested that Schools in the area could find solutions such as patrolling to ensure additional safety for the children when walking in the area.

     

    RESOLVED:

    -       That Committee agrees to Officer Recommendations 1-5 in the report.

    -       That Committee unanimously approves funding of £48,635 from the NCIL Area Committee budget.

     

     

16.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 67 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the report.

     

17.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent

    Minutes:

    None.

     

     

     

     

    The meeting finished at 8.45pm