Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Andrew Charlwood Email: andrew.charlwood@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 2014 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 136 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman was notified of errors in the circulated version of the minutes which were corrected in the tabled version available at the meeting.  The amendments related to the numbering of items whereby items 14 and 15 were mixed up and corrected should read as corrected below:-

     

    Item 14 – Page street/Buuns Lane/Pursely Road junction Improvements which was missing an additional preamble paragraph as follows:

     

    Councillor Duschinsky said her understanding of the agreement reached at the end of the site meeting differed with option 2 as the preferred scheme. As she felt it made more sense.

     

    The officer clarified the situation stating that the initial funding was for survey work which identified that work needed to be done. Additional funds for more surveys and modelling is now required.

     

     

    Item15 should read as: Devonshire Road, NW7 - Additional Request for Traffic Calming measures

     

    The Chairman invited Councillor Khatri to speak as requested on this item.

     

    Councillor Khatri commented that he was surprised by the officer recommendations in the report to take no further to install mini roundabouts and that the decision was reached following a site visit as this was not his understanding of the decision reached at the meeting.  He would prefer there to be additional studies over a longer period and felt funds should be allocated for that. 

     

    Councillor Khatri expressed his disappointment and felt that the stretch of road from Holders Hill roundabout was hazardous and like a racing track and was of the view that the build outs had not worked in slowing traffic down.

     

    Councillor Langleben expressed his agreement that traffic moves very quickly along the stretch of road.

     

    In relation to new hatchings that have been ordered, it was agreed that officers should provide a report back to committee in after 6 months on their effectiveness.  Councillor asked for a plan of where the hatchings were to be located and this was agreed.it was also agreed that once the hatching is implemented, it will be possible to assess the impact they are having on vehicle speeds.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Commissioning Director for Environment instructs officers to report back to Committee after 6 months having monitored the effectiveness of the hatchings in conjunction with the build outs in slowing down vehicle speeds.

     

    2.    That a decision on the officer report recommendations be deferred until the outcome of the monitoring in recommendation 1 above.

     

     

    Item 16 should read as: Oakleigh Gardens Area HA8 - request for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

     

    The Chairman deferred the item before the meeting to the next Hendon Area Committee meeting on 26th October to allow residents sufficient time to consult on the report proposals. Committee was updated accordingly.

     

    Item 17 should read as Hendon Area Committee Work Programme

     

     

    Item 19 - ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT THE CHAIRMAN DECIDES ARE URGENT should read as item 18 and the last item in the minutes.

     

    The Chairman then signed the correct version of the minutes following unanimous  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    Councillors Devra Kay and Narenthira sent their apologies. Councillor Langleben substituted for Councillor Kay.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Nature of Interest

    Item No.

    Detail of Interest

    Val Duchinsky

    Non-pecuniary

    13a

    Is a Committee Member of Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    Public comments are considered under relevant items.

     

     

6.

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

    Minutes:

    None.

     

7.

Petitions for the Committee's Consideration pdf icon PDF 244 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Committee were presented with four petitions as follows:-

     

    Title of petition

    Lead petitioner

    Detail/text of petition

    No. of signatures

    ‘Introduce measures to improve road safety at the corner between Bell Lane and Green Lane, including zebra crossing and more school signs’. 

    Mrs G. Gean

    The Committee received the petition in favour of new road safety measures including a zebra crossing. The committee heard from the lead petitioner, Mrs Gean, who highlighted to Committee that there are 5 schools in the vicinity and consequently many children are crossing the roads Bell Lane and Green Lane at the same time. Many cars speed along these in excess of 30mph speed limit. The Committee were given a letter  from the Headteacher of the  Bell Lane Primary School and Children’s Centre which notes parental concerns regarding the speed and flow of traffic and requests measures that would reduce  dangers such as pelican crossing to allow safer crossing and slower traffic. The Committee also received a letter from a parent whose 12 year old son attends Hendon school and crosses the Bell Lane Alexander Road junction daily and that there are no measures in place to reduce traffic using these roads as a short cut from the North Circular Road making the junction with Alexander Road is difficult to cross.  Finally Committee were reminded that  that proposal to install a zebra crossing scheme in 2012 had been shelved.

    Following discussion and having considered the petition

    Committee RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the petition.

     

    2.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to:-

     

    a)    Carry out a feasibility study to establish safety measures around the Bell Lane/Green Lane junction, basing the study on a previous 2012 proposal which included a zebra crossing;

     

    b)    Undertake further assessment to identify other potential safety measures around the Bell Lane/Green Lane junction and study and;

     

    c)    Report findings, costs and funding required to Hendon Area Committee in March 2017 and make recommendations.

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    Remove the Hedgerows outside 179/193 Edgwarebury Lane  Edgware

    Mr Horne

    The Committee received the petition in favour of removing the hedge on the public footpath/pavement between NOS 179/183 Edgwarebury Lane and replacing a with grass verge.  The Chairman informed the Committee that the Lead Petitioner was not able to attend and and so read out his statement  which in summary outlined  the following:-

     

    1.    Edgwarebury Lane has become increasingly busy with cars and commercial vehicles on their way to Edgwarebury Farm

    2.    Vehicles speed up the road exceeding the speed limit and there are no road humps

    3.    The houses in question  are around 50m from Edgwarebury Park entrance and the public entrance and footpath used by pedestrians including children and dog walkers

    4.    The hedgerows present a rea danger and hazard to residents when going in and out of their drives as visibility is reduced to zero when the hedgerows are fully grown

    5.    There is no doubt that removal and replacement with grass would improve safety and look better

     

    Councillor Gordon informed Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Finance Report and Budget Update pdf icon PDF 278 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and invited the Director of Strategy to explain the Finance Report.

     

    Councillor Davey asked for clarification of where the budget was located within the Finance spreadsheet for the Bunns Lane Zebra crossings and officers agreed to confirm the view that one crossing was to come from 2015/16 underspend and a second crossing from 2016/17 CIL allocation. 

     

    It was RESOLVED that Committee:-

     

    1.    Noted the Finance report

    2.      Instructed officers to clarify where the budget is situated for Bunns Lane zebra crossings within the Finance budget report.

9.

Oakleigh Gardens Area HA8 - request for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) pdf icon PDF 278 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and confirmed that no local residents were present to provide verbal comments on this agenda item. However the Chairman confirmed that he had received a joint written comment from two Oakleigh Road residents  - Mr Melvyn Ansher and Mr Marc Samuel, in favour of parking restrictions, which he then read out.

     

    The Chairman summarised some of the background for committee reminding them of the following:-

     

    1.    Residents had opposing views regarding the proposal for a CPZ in the area depending on which street they lived and the majority of views following consultation were opposed to extending the CPZ into Oakleigh Gardens.

    2.    Regardless of this, Committee had extended the opportunities for local residents to have views considered and deferred the Oakleigh Road report from consideration at the July meeting;

    3.    Local residents were notified in advance that a report on Oakleigh Road would be considered by Committee in October, thereby giving residents ample opportunity to prepare for the October meeting;

    4.    The Chaiman received a written statement from residents in favour of a CPZ on the day of the meeting and agreed to accept and read out the statement at Committee.

     

    Following discussion, Committee RESOLVED that:-

     

    1.    It noted the details contained within the report and approved the following, at an estimated cost of £2,500 for item number 3 below.

     

    2.    It noted the details and results of the informal consultation exercise as shown in Appendix A and B.

     

    3.    Having noted the details and results of the informal consultation exercise, that the Commissioning Director for Environment

     

    a.    instructs Officers to write and distribute a letter to the residents who were consulted, notifying them that this scheme to extend the Edgware ‘J’ Controlled Parking Zone will not be proposed.

     

    b.    instructs Officers to carry out a statutory consultation on proposed ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions as described in this report

     

    c.    instructs officers to introduce the double yellow lines through the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders; subject to the decision made in 3. above, and subject to no objections received to the statutory consultation.

     

    d.      Instructs that, subject to the decision made in 3. Above, any unresolved material objections to the statutory consultation are referred back for resolution and a decision on how to proceed. 

10.

Page Street/Bunns Lane/Pursley Road - Junction Improvements pdf icon PDF 5 MB

    • View the background to item 10.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman reminded the Committee that this item had been discussed at the previous Committee in July and a decision deferred to enable Mill Hill Ward Councillors to meet to consider and agree the options.

     

    Councillor Khatri following a request to provide his comments on the item expressed his concern that there should be further studies and consultations. Councillor Duschinsky commented that having four options to consider was too much and choosing between two options would be sufficient.

     

    Officers, reporting back on the outcome of the initial feasibility study, described how the proposal was include developing detailed design for the four options, and at the meeting with Ward Councillors, they had requested for additional surveys to fully understand traffic movements.

     

    Councillor Langleben said he was familiar with the issues affecting the route and recognised the benefits of additional surveys to help identify the best solution once and for all.  There was a consensus amongst the Committee to allocate a maximum budget of £10,000 for additional feasibility works, the outcome of which should be reported to the Committee in January 2017.

     

    It was RESOLVED that Committee:-

     

     

    1.    Noted the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report in relation to the Page Street / Bunns Lane / Pursley Road, NW7 double mini-roundabout junction.

    2.    Noted the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report in relation to the Page Street / Bunns Lane / Pursley Road, NW7 double mini-roundabout junction.

     

    3.    Having noted the above in 1 and 2, agreed the expenditure of a maximum of £10,000 from the Hendon Area Committee budget CIL to further design the Options to take account of the high level of pedestrian movements between the double mini roundabouts and the movement of vehicles through the junction, and gave an instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to design the proposed junction improvements at the Page Street/Bunns Lane/Pursley Road double mini-roundabout junction within the agreed £10,000budget.

     

11.

Progress update on Hendon Area Committee Actions October 2016 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    1.    Update and Actions Report

    In the matter of the Update and Actions Report set out in Appendix 1 of the Progress Report, it was RESOLVED that Committee noted the report.

     

     

    2.    Sunnyfield School, Greyhound Hill

    In the matter of Sunnyfield School, Greyhound Hill it was RESOLVED that Committee:

     

    (i)    Noted the update report.

     

    (ii)  Agreed expenditure of £5,000 from the Area Committee (CIL) Budget to carry out a feasibility study to investigate if a pedestrian facility can be installed on Greyhound Hill.

     

     

    3.    Lubavitch of Edgware Kindergarten

    In the matter of the Lubavitch of Edgware Kindergarten, 230 Hale Lane, it was RESOLVED that Committee:

     

    (i)    Noted the update report.

     

    (ii)  Agreed to the installation of a school Keep Clear Marking outside the Lubavitch of Edgware Kindergarten 230 Hale Lane and School warning signs.

     

    (iii) Agree expenditure of £3,000 from the Area Committee (CIL) Budget to install the School Keep Markings and School Warning Signs

     

    4.    Colindeep Lane NW9

    In the matter of Colindeep Lane, regarding the Installation of speed Cameras, it was RESOLVED that Committee

     

    (i)    Noted the cost and the annual maintenance fee and that it is not currently proposed to progress with this request as there is insufficient funding. 

     

    5.    Shirehall Lane, NW4

    In the matter of Shirehall Lane - Double Yellow lines, it was RESOLVED that Committee.

     

    (i)    Noted the update report.

     

    (ii)  To implement the proposed double yellow lines as per the original proposal.

     

     

    6.    Brookside Walk - Lighting of Playground Path.

    The Chairman invited comments from Mr Strom, a local resident who had submitted a petition that went to Committee in July 2016 requesting for better street lighting along a well-used footpath from Brookside Walk Playground in Hendon to various schools and synagogues. In response to the petition, Committee asked for a ‘light touch report’ to be prepared by officers to help inform their decision-making. Councillor Braun stated that she agreed with the comments made by Mr Strom who emphasised that the path is very well used, particularly by school children, but poorly lit and maintained.  The alternative pedestrian routes taking numbers of children and adults from Hendon to NW11 extend journey times by 15-20 minutes and involve walking along the North Circular Road where they are forced to cross heavily trafficked junctions where no parents allow their children to walk along, or use the unpopular footbridges.

     

    The Chairman also allowed letters of support from The Bridge Lane of Beth Hamedrash – Martin Younger, Senior Warden, and Bursar of Beth Jacob Grammar School for Girls Ltd, Mrs Yudit Chalk, to be circulated to Members at the meeting.   

     

    Members also discussed the update report and Councillor O-Macauley stated that he supports efforts made by the community to walk and that this should be encouraged and people have the right to walk in safety. Councillor Langleben reiterated his support for this position and informed the Committee that works will be undertaken to the Brent Street / Golders Green Junction that will enable people who do  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Members Items (standard) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    Member’s Item - Councillor Davey: Improved Signage around Deansbrook Road.

     

    Councillor Davey explained that businesses located in Deansbrook Road local shopping parade were keen to see increased use of their shops by commuters walking from or to Mill Hill Thameslink Station from Burnt Oak Northern Line tube station.  Members were informed that when trains are delayed commuters walk from one station to the other and have the option of 3 walking options. Councillor Davey said that with the advantage of route signage to draw attention to the route being promoted route to the stations past Deansbrook Road shops, there is the opportunity to increase awareness of, and business for, Deansbrook   Road shopping parade.

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To allocate up to £5,000 Area Committee CIL funding for a feasibility study looking at design, purchase, and installation costs of directional signage between Burnt Oak Underground Station and Mill Hill Broadway Thameslink Station.

     

    2.    To request that the Commissioning Director for Environment to instruct officers to undertake the feasibility study outlined above and report findings to the meeting of the next Area Committee.

     

     

    Member’s Item - Councillor Narenthira: Double yellow lines along Colin Close NW9

     

    In Councillor Narenthira’s absence, Councillor O-Macauley outlined the Member’s Item and asked for approval of funds to introduce double yellow lines along one side of Colin Close to prevent parking on both sides,

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To allocate up to £5,000 CIL funding to undertake feasibility study, and into the provision of  double yellow lines along Colin Close,

     

    2.    That the Commissioning Director for Environment instruct officers to undertake work described above and report findings and costs to the next meeting of the Hendon Area Committee.  

     

     

    Member’s Item – Councillor Braun: Sydney Grove/Heriot Road NW4: Request for Yellow Lines

     

    Councillor Braun described the problems that occur when refuse lorries and bigger vehicles make access to the road difficult because of unrestricted parking.

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To allocate up to £5,000 CIL funding for a feasibility study into the introduction of double yellow lines where appropriate along Sydney Grove and Heriot Road.

     

    3.    That the Commissioning Director for Environment instruct officers to undertake work described above and report findings to the meeting of the next Hendon Area Committee 

     

     

     

    Member’s Item – Councillor Raynor: Request for Double Yellow Lines at the junction of Beechwood Close and Hale Grove Gardens.

     

    Councillor Rayner outlined the issues regarding the need to prevent blocked access by putting restricted parking measures in place.

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To allocate up to £5,000 CIL funding for a feasibility study for the introduction of double yellow lines where appropriate along Beechwood Close and Hale Grove Gardens.

     

    4.    That the Commissioning Director for Environment instruct officers to undertake work described above and report findings to the next meeting of the Hendon Area Comittee. 

     

     

    Member’s Item – Councillor Helena Hart: Request for a CPZ feasibility for Garden City Parking/Chiltern Road/Manns Road

     

    Councillor Hart outlined that this item  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Members Item - Requests for Funding from Hendon Area Committee Budget pdf icon PDF 332 KB

14.

Appendix A: Community Barnet (Parenting Consortium) Area Funding Application - Councillor Naqvi pdf icon PDF 145 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and invited the sponsor to present.  Councillor Naqvi presented the proposal which was well received by Members.  He praised the project for supporting employability and creating community cohesion – aspects which he found attractive.

     

    Councillor O-Macauley added his support commenting that it was a well put together proposal and most detailed. 

     

    Councillor Duschinsky commented that she supports the project and is keen to receive a follow-up report in a year’s time and news on its how it has continued to secure funding, following completion of the pilot.

     

    Councillor Davey indicated that he was broadly supportive of the project and asked for a report back on outcomes on completion of the project.

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:

     

    1.    To award Community Barnet £7,837 from its Hendon Area Committee non CIL budget for its employment skills and community cohesion project in the Hendon Constituency area.

     

    2.    That Community Barnet will provide a project update report at least 12 months following receipt of the area committee funding.

     

15.

Appendix B: The Boys Clubhouse Area Committee Funding Application - Councillor Shooter pdf icon PDF 123 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and in the absence of the sponsor, Councillor Shooter invited comments from members.

     

    Councillor Langleben proposed that the Boys Clubhouse application be considered as with other applications that extend beyond constituency boundaries. Members unanimously agreed and recommended that applications are also made to the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee and the Chipping Barnet Area Committee as the activities taking place are aimed at Jewish young men, 95% of whom live in Barnet Borough.  It was therefore proposed that the project should seek one third of its funding (30%) from each constituency. 

     

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To award the Boys’ Clubhouse £3,333 from its Hendon Area Committee non CIL budget (one third of the amount applied for)

     

    2.    To award the above sum on the basis of successful applications to Chipping Barnet and Finchley and Golders Green Area Committees.

     

    3.    The Boy’s Club will provide a project update report at least 12 months following receipt of the area committee funding.

     

     

     

     

     

16.

Appendix C: The Paperweight Trust - Councillor Finn pdf icon PDF 93 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and in the absence of the sponsor, Councillor Finn, invited comments from the Committee.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed that the Paperweight Trust application be considered as with other applications that extend beyond constituency boundaries and recommended that applications are also made to the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee and the Chipping Barnet Area Committee as the activities taking place are aimed at “Jewish residents in all wards of the London Borough of Barnet who are eligible and need our help”.  It was therefore proposed that the project should seek one third of its funding (30%) from each constituency. 

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To award £3,333 for The Paperweight Trust from its Hendon Area Committee non CIL budget (one third of the amount applied for).

     

    2.    To award the above sum on the basis of successful applications to Chipping Barnet and Finchley and Golders Green Area Committees.

     

    3.    The Paperweight Trust will provide a project update report at least 12 months following receipt of the area committee funding.

17.

Appendix D: Mill Hill Markets Programme Mill Hill Neighbourhood forum pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Committee Chairman introduced the Mill Hill Markets proposal, sponsored  by Councillor Duschinsky, and welcomed a representative from Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum, who will the deliver the proposal, to provide the Committee with more information on initiative.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed that the Mill Hill Markets Area Committee funding application.

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To award £9,998.80 to the Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum for the Mill Hill Markets Project from its Hendon Area Committee non CIL budget.

     

    2.    The Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum will provide a project update report at least 12 months following receipt of the area committee funding.

18.

Appendix E: ADDISS Area Committee Funding Application - Councillor Narenthira pdf icon PDF 84 KB

    Minutes:

    In the absence of Councillor Narenthira the proposal sponsor, Councillor O-Macauley requested that the proposal be considered in her absence which Committee agreed. Councillor O-Macauley briefly summarised the proposal which is to help individuals with the ADHA disorder to give back to the community through the support they receive through the project.  Members unanimously supported the proposal.

     

    Committee RESOLVED the following:-

     

    1.    To award £9,999 to ADDISS from Hendon Area Committee non CIL budget.

     

    2.    ADDISS will provide a project update report at least 12 months following receipt of the area committee funding.

     

     

19.

Hendon Area Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 226 KB

20.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent

    Minutes:

    None.