Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Sheri Odoffi n Email: sheri.odoffin@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 3104 

Note: Due to the upcoming Bank Holidays, the deadline to submit public questions or comments is 10am Wednesday 23 March 2016 

Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 77 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13 January 2016, were agreed as a correct record apart from a correction to the name of Mrs Heller who was incorrectly referred to as ‘Mrs Allen’.

     

2.

ABSENCE OF MEMBERS

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

    Minutes:

     

    The following interests were declared:

     

     

    Councillor

    Nature of Interest

    Item No.

    Detail of Interest

    Tom Davey

    Non-pecuniary

    12

    Councillor Tom Davey declared a non-pecuniary interest as he lives near to the location on the zebra crossing proposed at Langley Park.  Councillor Davey took part in the consideration and decision making process.

     

     

4.

REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER (IF ANY)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

AREA COMMITTEE GRANTS FUNDING - BUDGET INFORMATION pdf icon PDF 272 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received this report and a revised appendix 1, which indicated the allocation of funding for the Hendon Area Committee, the approvals and payments to date.

     

     

    Having considered the report the Committee RESOLVED that:

     

    The Hendon Area Committee amount for allocations, as detailed at the revised Appendix 1, be noted As amended.

     

6.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (IF ANY)

7.

AREA FUNDING APPLICATION - BROOKSIDE WALK, BRENT PARK - PLAY EQUIPMENT OFFICERS REPORT pdf icon PDF 263 KB

8.

MEMBER'S ITEMS

8a

MEMBER'S ITEM - COUNCILLOR TOM DAVEY - DESTRUCTION OF GRASS VERGES HALE WARDCOUNCILLOR TOM DAVEY pdf icon PDF 238 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a Members’ Item submitted by Councillor Tom Davey. Councillor Davey requested that the Committee consider the installation of  wooden posts along grass verges in Mount Grove, Riverdene, and Langley Crescent in Hale Ward Edgware in order to prevent them from being destroyed by cars parking and driving on the kerb to park. The Committee considered whether the options which included:

    ·         If the installation was possible

    ·         the  locations for where the posts could be installed

    ·         What the cost may be for the posts

    ·         What consultation that may be required and how resident feedback could be used to determine the outcome.  It was agreed that the item does not need to come back to committee if within the budget ceiling.

     

     

    Following discussion, committee RESOLVED that:

     

     

    1.    The Hendon Area Committee  request the Commissioning Director for Environment:-

     

    a.    To consider options to prevent vehicles from parking on the grass vergers included the implementation of installing wooden posts - to identify locations for the implementation of wooden posts

    b.    Consult  Ward Members and if required to conduct a a consultation with residents

    c.    That a breakdown of costs for implementation be provided to Ward Members

    d.    The Hendon Area Committee agreed to delegate authorisation to the Commissioning Director for Environment to take appropriate action within his power.

     

     

     

8b

MEMBERS ITEM - COUNCILLOR NAGUS NARENTHIRA - OPEN SPACE, ROOKERY CLOSE, NW9 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a Members’ Item submitted by Councillor NagusNarenthira’s who requested that the committee support her item and agree that more trees,  a rose garden with a seating area and the erection of a  'No ball games' sign be approved.  

     

    The Committee considered a number of options from officers including cutting trees to make way for a rose garden, encouraging children to play in the park nearby, planting mature trees to screen areas and prevent them from being destroyed for quiet time. 

     

    Following discussion of the item, the committee RESOLVED that:

     

    1.    Identify locations for a rose garden, additional trees, shrubs and other planting

    2.    Explore the option for a’ no ball games sign’

    3.    Identify costs for the proposal

    4.    Work with Ward Councillors on the consultation with residents of Rookery Close

    5.    It was agreed that the item does not need to come back to committee if within the budget ceiling of the Area Committee Fund and a positive response  from local residents

    6.    Member to make an application for Area Funding.

     

9.

PETITIONS

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a petition from lead petitionerNicola Westcott Practice Manager, Approach Dentistry.  The Committee heard oral representations from substitute speaker Dr Sunil Kakkad, the practice owner. Committee noted that there were 50 petitioners requesting a review of parking in Brent Green, Hendon.

     

    Following discussion and having considered the petition, the Committee:

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1.            The Hendon Area Committee noted the Petition

     

    2.            The Hendon Area Committee requested that the Commissioning Director for Environment conduct a site visit local businesses, Ward Members and any other interested party to consider the location and any possible improvements to the landscaping.

     

10.

HIGHWAYS PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered this report that detailed the decisions of the Environment Committee on 11 January, 2016.

     

    The Committee were requested to consider and comment on the context of the report and the constituency’s proposed works for 2016/17 as agreed by the Environment Committee on 11 January 2016.

     

    Members identified some errors in terms of wards and expressed concerns about certain schemes listed. Highways Officers noted the issues raised at the meeting and Members were invited to email Highways Officers with their comments with regards to wards and to the particular schemes they had concerns about.

     

    Following discussion and having considered the petition, the Committee:

    RESOLVED that:

     

     

    1.    The Hendon Area Committee noted the decision made by the Environment Committee on 11 January 2016

     

    2.    The Hendon Area Committee members be invited to contact Commissioning Director for Environment to identify and resolve any concerns about errors in relation to wards listed and also with regard to individual schemes.

     

11.

PROGRESS UPDATE ON HENDON AREA COMMITTEE ACTIONS

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered this report which provided an update on the action agreed by the Committee at its last meeting.

     

    Appendix 1 of the report provided a summary of the actions requested by the Committee, progress made to date, action required by Officers and recommendations to be considered by the Committee.

     

    Following discussion and having considered the petition, the Committee:

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1.    The Hendon Area Committee noted the update and actions set out at Appendix 1, with actual costs being reported back via the next budget report.

     

12.

ABERCORN ROAD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the item and were aware that the preferred recommendation within the report is above the approval limit of this committee (£25,000) of this committee.  The report recommended a referral to Environment Committee which the Committee supported.  It was acknowledged that funding may need to come from LIP and TfL allocations and as already allocated for the year 2016/17, the funding may need to be allocated from the 2017/18 pot. The Committee noted however that this did not preclude some works taking place incrementally and over two financial years accessing some finding via the Area Committee to commence part of the works.  

     

     

    Following discussion and having considered the petition, the Committee:

    RESOLVED that:

                       

    1.    The Hendon Area Committee noted  the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report in relation to Abercorn Road and its junctions with Frith Lane and Dollis Road, NW7

     

    2.    The Hendon Area Committee noted  the above in 1, give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to escalate the proposal within the report to the Environment Committee for consider options for funding the scheme from an agreed budget prior to progress of the scheme to detailed design, public, consultation and implementation.

     

    3.    The Hendon Area Committee agreed to refer this item to the next Environment Committee meeting.[FP1] 

     

     


     [FP1]I think this is wrong

13.

PURSLEY ROAD/DEVONSHIRE ROAD, NW7 - TRAFFIC SCHEME pdf icon PDF 5 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report on the findings of the feasibility study commissioned by Hendon Area Committee in January 2016 to seek ways to address the road safety concerns raised regarding Pursley Road and Devonshire Road, NW7.

     

    Following discussion on the item, Committee RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Hendon Area Committee noted the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this  report in relation to Pursley Road and Devonshire Road, NW7: 

     

    2.    That the Hendon Area Committee, having noted the above in 1, agreed the expenditure of £7,500 from the Hendon Area Committee budget and authorises the Commissioning Director for Environment to consult on and implement the proposed traffic scheme on the sections of Pursley Road and Devonshire Road.

     

14.

BUNNS LANE/HALE LANE, NW7 - REQUEST FOR ZEBRA CROSSINGS pdf icon PDF 279 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report which was for two zebra crossings positioned in two locations - Bunns Lane NW7 (Location 2 near Junction with Langley Park) and Hale Lane (Location 1 near junction with Bunns Lane and Mill Hill Broadway).

     

    Following consideration of the report, the Committee:

    RESOLVED that:

                       

    1.    the Hendon Area Committee approved funding of £25,000 for the  Zebra Crossing at Location 1 from Hendon Area Committee’s 2015/16 CIL funding allocation;

     

    2.    Subject to approval from Finance and a favourable feasibility study outcome for the crossing at Location 2, the Hendon Area Committee agree funding of up to £23,500 from Hendon Area Committee 2016/17 CIL funding allocation and £8,500 from the Hendon Area Committee budget.

     

    3.    The Commissioning Director, Environment, be authorised to instruct Re to undertake the work as agreed.

     

     

     

     

15.

ABERCORN ROAD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME pdf icon PDF 3 MB

16.

ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT THE CHAIRMAN DECIDES ARE URGENT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    Committee considered the Urgent Item brought by Councillor Khatri who made a verbal representation. Following discussions, Committee RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Hendon Area Committee noted the item;

     

    2.    That Hendon Area Committee requested that the Commissioning Director for Environment consult with  Ward Members  to consider options;

     

    3.    To support the interests of the council consider the option to extend the white lines outside Holcombe House at no cost to the council.

     

17.

FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME