Agenda, decisions and minutes

Surrey Heath Local Committee
Thursday, 2 July 2015 6.00 pm

Venue: St Marys Church, Park Road, Camberley, GU15 2SR

Contact: Nicola Thornton-Bryar  Surrey County Council Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD

Note: Official Meeting starts at 6.30pm 

Items
No. Item

16/15

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 136 KB

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Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.

     

    Notes:

    ·        In line with the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012, declarations may relate to the interest of the member, or the member’s spouse or civil partner, or a person with whom the member is living as husband or wife, or a person with whom the member is living as if they were civil partners and the member is aware they have the interest.

     

    ·        Members need only disclose interests not currently listed on the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

     

    ·        Members must notify the Monitoring Officer of any interests disclosed at the meeting so they may be added to the Register.

     

    ·        Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

     

    Minutes:

    Cllr Rodney Bates declared an interest under agenda item 8 regarding Berkshire Road, as he lives on that road.

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Written Public Questions

    To answer any written questions from residents or businesses within the area in accordance with Standing Order 69.  Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Community Partnership and Committee Officer by 12 noon, four working days before the meeting (Friday).

    Minutes:

    There was one written public question from Carl Crease regarding the highway safety situation at Pine Ridge School.  The question is attached to the minutes as Annex B and was discussed under agenda item 6b (Petition Response, Pine Ridge School).

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Written Members Questions

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PETITIONS

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68. Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Community Partnership and Committee Officer at least 14 days before the meeting.

     

    Alternatively, the petition can be submitted on-line through Surrey County Council’s e-petitions website as long as the minimum number of signatures (30) has been reached 14 days before the meeting.

    Minutes:

    An additional petition was received at the meeting.  The hand written petition containing 120 signatures was presented by Hester Clark from Bisley Parish Council.

     

    The petition states “We, the undersigned, petition Surrey County Council to reduce the speed limit from 40 MPH to 30 MPH on the A322 from the Gordons School roundabout to the Knaphill traffic lights through Bisley and West End.  Bisley Parish Council, who are sponsoring this petition, consider this measure will contribute to greater road safety and reduce the risk of death and serious injury to pedestrians and others who travel on or who have to cross this increasingly busy road.”

     

    Although this was mentioned under agenda item 6e (speed limit reduction at West End) it was noted that a full response would be given at the next meeting.

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Petition Response - Remove the Bus Lane in London Road, Camberley

    PETITION RESPONCE – REMOVE THE BUS LANE IN LONDON ROAD, CAMBERLEY

     

    At the December 2014 Committee, an online petition of 251 signatures was submitted. 

     

    At the last meeting, the Chair proposed that an Officer report be brought to this Committee.  This has now been deferred until the next meeting. 

     

    Decision:

    It was noted that the report be deferred.

    Minutes:

    The Chair stated that a public meeting was being set by himself and Cllr Denis Fuller, together with the Camberley Society to gather public views on the A30 and the Bus Lane.  This would be held on Tuesday 21 July at the Camberley Theatre at 7.30pm.  Although this was not a meeting organised by the Local Committee, he welcomed all Councillors and public present to attend and give their views.

     

    It was noted that the report be deferred.

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Petition Response - Pine Ridge School pdf icon PDF 127 KB

    A petition was presented at the October 2014 Committee. The petition stated:  “We, the parents, residents and concerned members of this community are urging the council to assess the lack of road safety measures outside Pine Ridge Infant & Nursery School, Esher Road, Camberley. It is becoming increasingly dangerous for our children making their daily journeys to and from school. It is indeed an accident waiting to happen.   4yr old Finley Fitzpatrick was involved in an RTA on the 1st May 2014 while crossing Mitcham Rd due to instruction from the school to only use the entrance from Mitcham Rd and the lack of school warning signs. Therefore, we would like the council to implement improved road safety to provide our children with the safer environment they deserve.”

     

    Work has been ongoing with the school over this issue and a report is attached. 

     

    Decision:

    Concern has been expressed over the safety of children arriving and leaving Pine Ridge infant School.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed:

     

    (i)     That Pine Ridge Infant School undertake additional school travel plan and road safety education activities including Park SMART, “Pedals” cycle/ scooter training, the Teaching Assistant Pedestrian Awareness course, a Walking Bus and the “Golden Boot Challenge”. The school has begun implementing these activities, supported by the County’s Sustainable Travel Team.

    (ii)    That the Headteacher reopen the combined vehicle and pedestrian entrance on Esher Road at lunch times for use by parents of children attending the nursery, on a trial basis.

    (iii)  To include the suggestion for mandatory School Keep Clear markings on Mitcham Road within the annual Surrey Heath parking review.

    (iv)  To include the suggestion for improved dropped kerb crossing points described within this report within their forward programme of highway improvements. The committee will then be able to decide whether to allocate funding depending upon prioritisation against other schemes in Surrey Heath.

     

    Minutes:

    Concern has been expressed over the safety of children arriving and leaving Pine Ridge infant School.  The Chair took some public questions under this agenda item.

     

    Question from Terry Beaumont. Local Resident, Old Dean Estate.

     

    Terry Beaumont gave apologies from Jon Williams, who presented the original petition to the Committee.  He stated that the report missed the points raised in the petition in that the closure of the school gate had caused extensive problems for the local residents and had created substantial problems on the Highway.  He further asked whether a traffic counter had been fitted onto Mitcham Road, where the children now had to cross a busy estate road and bus route.

     

    Carl Crease read out his written question on Pine Ridge and asked for Councillors and Officers to consider the following points:-

     

    ·         The report refers to two accidents along Mitcham Road in the past ten years.  However, this equated to one accident in 9 years prior to the changes and one accident in the two years since the gates were closed, which would suggest a possible escalation.

    ·         The closure of the school gate now results in a private access road being used by parents and children to enter the school.  The private access road contains 5 private residentlal garages and parking bays, which cannot now be used safely by the residents during school opening and closing times.

    ·         The report refers to improvements to signage etc costing £3,000 of pubic highways funds.  Why is the school not being required to re-open their school gates and therefore save this public money?

    ·         Why has there, to date, been no public consultation on these changes and why have the views and opinions of the local residents, many of whom  have been adversely affected by this decision, not been included in the report?

    Duncan Knox, Road Safety Team, thanked the petitioners for highlighting their concerns.  He advised that a traffic counter had been installed, but that this had to be attached to street furniture, hence its location for the assessment.

    He further added that the accident data only included casualties, not near misses and that only 1 recorded incident since the changes did not give a pattern or necessarily indicate an escalation, but accepted that residents concerns over this needed to be addressed.

    He stated that the new Head of the School could not attend the meeting, but was committed to improving road safety training and sustainable travel.  The gate closure had been discussed with the school, but that they were clear that there were safety issues and insufficient space within the school site to enable re-opening of the gates.  Officers were unable to observe this themselves.  The parking / access road should not be blocked and keep clear signage may help with this.

     

    Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager (NW) noted that that, with hindsight, the school should have discussed the changes with the local residents affected.  He added that he was not convinced that the changes had improved safety on the Highway,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/15

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Petition Response - Kingston Road Crossing, Old Dean Estate pdf icon PDF 113 KB

    Charlotte Smith and Emma Freeman presented a petition to the March 2015 Committee.  The online petition contained 242 confirmed signatures and was backed with a written petition of a further 141 signatures.  The petition stated:-

     

    We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to: 'Put a zebra crossing on Kingston Road/ Road safety and improve the roads' 

    The petition added:  “We are petitioning to replace the chicane on Kingston Road with a zebra crossing.  We think this will make the roads safer and less dangerous to cross for local residents, including students from both Collingwood and Cordwalles schools.  When the local schools start and finish there are lots of people getting picked up from the schools, which causes lots of traffic along Kingston Road.  The school children walking home find it difficult to cross the road as they have to walk between the cars to cross, because of the traffic caused by the chicane.  There are speed bumps and ways of slowing down the cars, however there are not many ways to cross the road.  Also one of the speed bumps has worn down and no longer serves it purpose.  We were hoping a crossing might be able to be put into place”.

     

    A report has been prepared.

     

    Decision:

    Response to petition received at the Local Area Committee in March 2015. The petition requested a review of the traffic calming measures on Kingston Road, Old Dean, and introduction of a Zebra crossing.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note:

     

    (i)                     Formal assessment of the benefits of removing the priority give way points and introduction of a controlled crossing has been delayed due to non-typical traffic flow outside the school prior to providing a response to the report.

    (ii)                    As the purpose of the features have been to reduce the number of personal injury collisions, and data shows it to have worked, removal of the features has to be carefully assessed to avoid the possibility increasing the number of collisions at the site.

    (iii)                   This location has been added to the safety outside schools assessments. Given the time in the school year, the assessment is likely to happen in the first term of the new academic year (Sept 2015).

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a response report to a petition received at the Local Area Committee in March 2015. The petition requested a review of the traffic calming measures on Kingston Road, Old Dean and introduction of a Zebra crossing.

    It was noted that Officers would continue to work with the school and that the chicane and crossing point would continue to be looked at.  Local Cllrs Bill Chapman and Rodney Bates noted that there had been problems with the traffic lights at the A30/Caesars Road junction, which had delayed work on monitoring the area.  Both Councillors noted that the chicane had been raised as an issue by residents and wanted to gather further residents views on this. 

    It was agreed that this issue would be brought back to the December Committee.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

     

    (i)                     The formal assessment of the benefits of removing the priority give way points and introduction of a controlled crossing has been delayed due to non-typical traffic flow outside the school prior to providing a response to the report.

    (ii)                    That as the purpose of the features had been to reduce the number of personal injury collisions and data showed it to have worked, removal of the features had to be carefully assessed to avoid the possibility increasing the number of collisions at the site.

    (iii)                   The location had been added to the safety outside schools assessments.  Given the time in the school year, the assessment is likely to happen in the first term of the new academic year (Sept 2015).

     

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Petition Response - Keep Bagshot Moving pdf icon PDF 78 KB

    Mr Peter Vidgeon presented a petition to the March 2015 Committee.  The online petition had received 261 confirmed signatures and a further 493 written signatures.  The petition stated:

     

    We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to: 'Mark yellow hatch lines on London Road/A30 Westbound, at Junction of Station Road and Bridge Road, Bagshot’.  The petition further added:  “Mostly during the evening rush hour, the junction on the Westbound London Road/A30, Bridge Road and Station Road becomes blocked with homebound traffic, preventing drivers from Bridge Road and Station Road entering the A30. The traffic lights further West on the A30 at Yaverland Drive and the new Waitrose junction are not 'linked' with those at Bridge Road and together with the traffic emerging from Bagshot High Street it combines to cause the back-up of traffic almost to Bagshot Park on a regular evening basis. Yellow hatching in front of these two streets on the Westbound side of the A30 would help to alleviate the temper-inducing situation, which common sense tells you has to be safer for all road users and keeps the traffic moving through Bagshot.

     

    A report has been prepared.

     

    Decision:

    Response to petition received by the Local Area Committee in March 2015. The petition requested a yellow box at the signalised junction between London Road (A30) and Station Road, Bagshot.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note:

     

    (i)                     Congestion along the A30 is currently viewed to be as a result of an issue with the traffic signals at the junction with Yaverland Drive and Waterers Way.

    (ii)                                Improvements to the two sets of signals is planned by Surrey County Council’s Traffic Signals Team in October 2015.

    (iii)                   After improvements to the junctions and traffic signals, the situation will be reassessed to determine whether a yellow box is necessary.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report in response to a petition received by the Local Area Committee in March 2015. The petition requested a yellow hatched box at the signalised junction between London Road (A30) and Station Road, Bagshot.

    Local Councillors Mike Goodman and Valerie White noted that this issue had been raised two years ago and remained a problem.  Yellow hatching may still be required regardless of the signalling work and this would be a priority for Members if the signalling did not resolve the issue. 

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that:

     

    (i)                     Congestion along the A30 was currently viewed to be as a result of an issue with the traffic signals at the junction with Yaverland Drive and Waterers Way.

    (ii)                                Improvements to the two sets of signals was planned by Surrey County Council’s Traffic Signals Team in October 2015.

    (iii)                   After improvements to the junctions and traffic signals, the situation would be reassessed to determine whether a yellow box was necessary.

     

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Petition Response - Speed Limit & Crossing on the A322 at West End pdf icon PDF 122 KB

    Mrs Tina Roberts presented her written petition containing 52 signatures to the March 2015 Committee.

     

    The petition stated: “We the undersigned support the content of this petition to Surrey County Council to reduce the speed limit on the A322 at West End to 30mph and to upgrade or provide a safer crossing point adjacent to the Inn at West End and the Brentmoor Road crossroads.  Children cross this road to access the primary and secondary schools in West End.  Residents with school age children and those with disabled family members have also expressed concern at the difficulty in crossing this road.  A confusing mix of the heavy traffic, reduced sight lines, bus stop and pelican crossing in close proximity to road junction traffic signals contribute to the dangers at this natural crossing point.  Put simply, the highways infrastructure here is not conducive to road safety”.

     

    Mrs Roberts was thanked for her detailed presentation, which called for a mileage reduction, a flashing school sign and a review of the crossroads. 

     

    A full report has been produced.

     

     

    Decision:

    Response to petition received at the Local Area Committee in March 2015. The petition requested a 30mph speed limit along the A322 and pedestrian facilities at the junction with Brentmoor Road.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note a further report will be brought to the next meeting.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report in response to a petition received at the Local Area Committee in March 2015. The petition requested a 30mph speed limit along the A322 and pedestrian facilities at the junction with Brentmoor Road.

    The petitioner was unable to attend the meeting, but submitted a written response to the tabled report which is attached to the minutes as Annex 6e.

    Councillors were pleased to note that the crossing points were being looked at through the Borough wide signals update scheme, however, it was felt that the report recommendation on the speed limit reduction was inconclusive and had not addressed the problem.  Councillors noted that the speed limit was 30mph at Brookwood and some of the Committee felt that it should be 30mph along the entire stretch of the A322 as raised by Bisley Parish Council in their petition presented earlier in the evening.

    Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager (NW) clarified that the report did not make a firm recommendation as Highways Officers had not yet carried out a full review under the County Council’s speed policy.  The policy required up to date speed data and officers would meet with the local Member and petitioner to review the speed with Surrey Police (This partnership approach is essential as the Police would have to enforce any new speed limit).  The needs of residents would need to be balanced with the needs of road users as this was an “A” road and a consistent approach would be required.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that a further report would be brought to the next meeting.

     

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PETITIONS RECEIVED

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Receive Petition - Sturt Road Bridge pdf icon PDF 65 KB


    We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to: 'Seek A Permanent Resolution to Flooding Under Sturt Road Railway Bridge (B3411)'

    The petition's details read: This bridge has flooded on and off for the past 50 years. More recently the flooding has got worse and road users can expect considerable delay, congestion and risk to themselves as we move into the winter months.    Associated damage to road surface adjacent to the flooded bridge has now caused the road surface to collapse adding further risk to road users. A joint funded solution between Network Rail, local and/or county authorities is long overdue and needs implementing without further delay to avoid inevitable inconvenience to road users and pedestrians or worse serious injury.

     

    The petitioner, Mr Cliff Hilton will be given three minutes to address the Committee.

     

    A report has been produced.

    Decision:

    Response to petition to be received by the Local Area Committee in July 2015.

    The petition requested the County Council to seek a permanent resolution to flooding under Sturt Road Railway Bridge (B3411).

    Surrey Highways has been working closely with Network Rail and Thames Water, and this matter has now been resolved.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note the report.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report in response to petition received. The petition requested the County Council to seek a permanent resolution to flooding under Sturt Road Railway Bridge (B3411).

     The petitioner, Mr Cliff Hilton thanked Surrey County Council, Surrey Heath Borough Council and Councillor Chris Pitt for pursuing Thames Water and Network Rail and for ultimately gaining a solution to the flooding.  Although the situation had been resolved, the petitioner was keen to know whether the situation was permanent and whether a planned preventative maintenance programme had been put in place. 

    Surrey Highways has been working closely with Network Rail and Thames Water, and this matter has now been resolved. It was noted that Surrey County Council could not guarantee that Network Rail would continue to provide a permanent solution, but could press them not to allow this to occur again.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the report.

     

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Receive Petition - Waterers Way, Bagshot pdf icon PDF 73 KB

    We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to:  'Synchronise correctly the two sets of traffic lights on the A30 at the end of Yaverland Drive and Waterers Way in Bagshot'

    The petition's details read: Ever since the traffic lights were installed on the A30 at the end of Waterers Way  with the housing development built by Charles Church there has been consistent traffic congestion on the A30 between these traffic lights and the Cricketers pub back down near to the A322. There needs to be better synchronisation of these traffic lights with the older ones at the end of Yaverland Drive in order to allow better traffic flow between the two sets of lights.

     

    The petitioner, Mr Barry Woolven, will be given 3 minutes to address the Committee.

     

    A report has been produced.

    Decision:

    Response to petition set to be received by the Local Area Committee in July 2015. The petition requested the linking of signals on the A30, the junctions with Waterers Way and Yaverland Drive.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note:

     

    (i)                                 That improvements to the two sets of signals is planned by Surrey County Council’s Traffic Signals Team.

    (ii)                    Improvements are currently expected to be implemented in October 2015, if not sooner, with adjustments to the timings soon after to improve junction efficiency.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report in response to a petition. The petition requested the linking of signals on the A30, the junctions with Waterers Way and Yaverland Drive. 

    The petitioner welcomed the fact that the signals team would be reviewing the lights but asked that Highway Officers conduct on-site visits at peak times, after the Waitrose store had opened.

    It was also noted that that A30 would be undergoing works once again for the installation of fibre optic cables.  It was regretted that this followed so soon after the previous work, but was out of the hands of the County Council. 

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

     

    (i)                                 That improvements to the two sets of signals is planned by Surrey County Council’s Traffic Signals Team.

    (ii)                    Improvements are currently expected to be implemented in October 2015, if not sooner, with adjustments to the timings soon after to improve junction efficiency.

     

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Receive Petition - Implement Safety Measures to Middleton Road / Upper Park Road Bridge for all road users pdf icon PDF 114 KB

    We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to:     'Implement safety measures to Middleton Road / Upper Park Road bridge for all road users.' 

     

    The petition's details read: Following an incident, involving a pedestrian and a car, we would like the Council to implement safety measures for the protection of the general public, which     includes cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.  The bridge sees heavy pedestrian usage around school hours from both directions ranging from Nursery School to Sixth Form children.  It is also used as a general thoroughfare for dog walkers and other pedestrians throughout the day due to its easy accessibility to the town centre.

    The bridge has significant danger factors:
    Blind bends at each end, two way traffic with no pedestrian safety area, no pavement/lighting, the hump on the bridge is prone to skidding in icy conditions, restricted width, insufficient/confusing road signage & markings,traffic speed

    This subject has been raised several times over the last few years to no avail and this time we would like to ensure that safety measures are implemented.  Please support the safety of your local community now and into the future.

     

    The petitioner, Mrs Xenia Oakley will be given three minutes to address the Committee.

     

    A report has been produced.

    Decision:

    Response to petition set to be received by the Local Area Committee in July 2015. The petition requested highway improvements to resolve safety concerns.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that:

     

    (i)    A further traffic study be implemented with a further report to the Committee.

    (ii)   Maintenance work will be undertaken to address overgrown vegetation on the approaches to the bridge.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report in response to a petition.  The petition requested highway improvements to resolve safety concerns on the Middleton Road / Upper Park Road Bridge.

    The petitioner, David Oakley highlighted the safety concerns and the danger factors and the fact that traffic over the bridge had increased with local planning decisions.  The petitioner encouraged creative thinking and small improvements and would be happy to meet with Officers on site over these.

    Members welcomed the petition but were disappointed with the report and felt that further traffic studies were required, possibly with costed solutions.  It was noted that it would be difficult to do much due to the bridge ownership. 

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that:

     

    (i)    A further traffic study be implemented with a further report to the Committee.

    (ii)   Maintenance work will be undertaken to address overgrown vegetation on the approaches to the bridge.

     

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Highways Update Report - Andrew Milne pdf icon PDF 152 KB

    To report progress made with the delivery of proposed highways schemes, developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2015/16 financial year.

     

    The report also provides an update on the latest budgetary position for highway schemes, revenue maintenance and Community Enhancement expenditure.

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The recommendations are made to enable progression of all highway related schemes and works.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to:

     

    (i)    Note the progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2015/16 financial year.          

    (ii)   Note the budgetary position.

    (iii)  Approve revisions to the 2015/16 capital works programme, noting the change from Upper College Ride (included under Operation Horizon) to School Road.

    (iv)Note that a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a Highways update report which made recommendations to enable progression of all highway related schemes and works.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed to:

     

    (i)    Note the progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2015/16 financial year.           

    (ii)   Note the budgetary position.

    (iii)  Approve revisions to the 2015/16 capital works programme, noting the change from Upper College Ride (included under Operation Horizon) to School Road.

    (iv)  Note that a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

     

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Libraries Hours Changes Report - Rose Wilson pdf icon PDF 112 KB

    Customer feedback shows that it is easier for residents to remember standardised hours across libraries. There was positive feedback after introducing standardisation at Group A and B libraries in 2008.

    The library service review identified changes in the patterns of use in Group C community libraries.  The recommended changes to opening hours reflect how local residents are now using these libraries.

     

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Customer feedback, including from “lapsed user” surveys, shows that it is easier for residents to remember standardised hours across libraries. There was positive feedback after introducing standardisation at Group A and B libraries in 2008.

    The library service review identified changes in the patterns of use in Group C community libraries.  The recommended changes to opening hours reflect how local residents are now using these libraries.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed to change the opening hours for Frimley Green and Lightwater libraries as set out in Annexe 2 and paragraphs 3 and 9 of this paper.

     

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report on Library Opening Hours.  Customer feedback, including from “lapsed user” surveys, shows that it was easier for residents to remember standardised hours across libraries. There was positive feedback after introducing standardisation at Group A and B libraries in 2008.

    The library service review identified changes in the patterns of use in Group C community libraries.  The recommended changes to opening hours reflect how local residents are now using these libraries.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed to change the opening hours for Frimley Green and Lightwater libraries as set out in Annexe 2 and paragraphs 3 and 9 of this paper.

     

     

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Cycling Strategy - Marc Woodall

    To receive a presentation on producing a cycling strategy for Surrey Heath.

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a presentation from County Council Officer Marc Woodall on the production of a cycling strategy for Surrey Heath.

     

    David Chesneau, Local Resident, felt that current cycle paths were often inconvenient for cyclists due to their stop / start nature.  He also noted that small potholes were not prioritised, but were often lethal for cyclists and that driver behaviour was off putting for some cyclists.

     

    The Committee welcomed the introduction of a strategy and noted the presentation.

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Local Committee Budgets and Task Groups Report pdf icon PDF 199 KB

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to review and agree the terms of reference and membership of task groups set by the Committee. 

     

    The committee is also asked to agree to delegate the Community Safety funding contribution to the Community Safety Partnership.

     

    Decision:

    The report contained an updated list of representatives on Task Groups, nominations to outside bodies and also updated members on the allocation of Community Safety funds.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is agreed:

     

    (i)      The terms of reference for the Youth Task Group as set out in Annex A, and the membership of this task group as set out in paragraph 2.4.

    (ii)     The terms of reference for the Major Projects Task Group as set out in Annex B and the membership of this task group as set out in paragraph 2.7.

    (iii)    The terms of reference for the Local Cycling Plan Task Group as set out in Annex C and the membership of this task group as set out in paragraph 2.10.

    (iv)   The nominations to outside bodies as set out in paragraph 2.12 of this report, but with Cllr Mike Goodman as representative on the Surrey Heath Partnership.

    (v)    To agree that the community safety budget of £3,337 that has been delegated to the Local Committee, be transferred to the Surrey Heath Partnership for the purpose of addressing the criteria and monitoring requirements detailed in paragraphs 2.14 and 2.15 of this report; and that the Community Partnership Manager authorises its expenditure in accordance with the Local Committee's decision.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report which contained an updated list of representatives on Task Groups, nominations to outside bodies and also updated members on the allocation of Community Safety funds.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed:

     

    (i)      The terms of reference for the Youth Task Group as set out in Annex A, and the membership of the task group as set out in paragraph 2.4.

    (ii)     The terms of reference for the Major Projects Task Group as set out in Annex B and the membership of the task group as set out in paragraph 2.7.

    (iii)    The terms of reference for the Local Cycling Plan Task Group as set out in Annex C and the membership of the task group as set out in paragraph 2.10.

    (iv)   The nominations to outside bodies as set out in paragraph 2.12 of the report, but with Cllr Mike Goodman as representative on the Surrey Heath Partnership.

    (v)    To agree that the community safety budget of £3,337 that has been delegated to the Local Committee, be transferred to the Surrey Heath Partnership for the purpose of addressing the criteria and monitoring requirements detailed in paragraphs 2.14 and 2.15 of the report; and that the Community Partnership Manager authorises its expenditure in accordance with the Local Committee's decision.

     

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Local Committee and Members Allocations Funding Update pdf icon PDF 150 KB

    Surrey County Council Councillors receive funding to spend on local projects that help to promote social, economic or environmental well-being in the neighbourhoods and communities of Surrey. This funding is known as Members’ Allocation.

     

    For the financial year 2015/16 the County Council has allocated £10,300revenue funding to each County Councillor. This report provides an update on the projects that have been funded since April 2015 to date.

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

     

    Surrey County Council Councillors receive funding to spend on local projects that help to promote social, economic or environmental well-being in the neighbourhoods and communities of Surrey. This funding is known as Members’ Allocation.

     

    For the financial year 2015/16 the County Council has allocated £10,296 revenue funding to each County Councillor. This report provides an update on the projects that have been funded since April 2015 to date.

     

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

     

    (i)     The amounts that have been spent from the Members’ Allocation budget, as set out in Annex 1 of the report.

     

    Minutes:

     

    Surrey County Council Councillors receive funding to spend on local projects that help to promote social, economic or environmental well-being in the neighbourhoods and communities of Surrey. This funding is known as Members’ Allocation.

     

    For the financial year 2015/16 the County Council allocated £10,296 revenue funding to each County Councillor. The report provided an update on the projects that have been funded since April 2015 to date.

     

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

     

    (i)    The amounts that had been spent from the Members’ Allocation budget, as set out in Annex 1 of the report.

     

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    This report is produced for each meeting of the Local Committee (Surrey Heath) so that members can review the forward plan.

     

    Decision:

    This report is produced for each meeting of the Local Committee (Surrey Heath) so that members can review the forward plan.  The reports that are currently anticipated will be received by the committee are outlined in paragraph 3.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the forward plan.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a report on the Forward Plan.  The report is produced for each meeting of the Local Committee (Surrey Heath) so that members can review the forward plan.  The reports that are currently anticipated would be received by the committee were outlined in paragraph 3.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the forward plan.