Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Surrey Heath Local Committee
Thursday, 28 November 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham

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

Items
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OPEN FORUM

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    Declarations of Interest

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter;

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    • Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest
    • As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)
    • Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

     

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest made.

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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:

    There were no petitions received.

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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.

    Minutes:

    There were no written public questions received.

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WRITTEN MEMBERS QUESTIONS

    To receive any written questions from Members under Standing Order 47.  Notice must be given in writing to the Community Partnership & Committee Officer by 12 noon 4 working days before the meeting.

    Minutes:

    One written member question was received from Cllr Mike Goodman regarding the A322 Bagshot by-pass.

     

    The question asked :-

     

    For a number of years concerns have been expressed at the issues arising from HGV's being allowed to park in the lay-by on the A322 when travelling north.  It was agreed that SCC would discuss this issue with the Police and SHBC and report back to the Local Area Committee on next steps.  Could members please have a formal update on actions that are being proposed?

     

    The Area Highways Manager responded:-

     

    Detailed discussions have been held with Tim Pashen at Surrey Heath Borough Council and we have consulted Surrey Police and the Road Haulage association.  Surrey Police now support the closure of the layby and we are now in a position to close this off.  We would normally implement a 6 month experimental closure to test what alternatives would be used – however, this would cost £20,000 to £30,000, so is not good use of public money, so we are proposing a permanent closure.

     

    We will need a limited design exercise to identify what materials will be needed and we will need to identify funds for this. 

     

    Members welcomed the news and offered portions of their highways fund to make this happen.  Residents were thanked for continuing to raise this issue and for coming along to the Committee.  Members thanked the Highways Manager and asked that the work be started asap.

     

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PRESENTATION ON CHILDRENS MENTAL HEALTH

    To receive a presentation from the Primary Care Trust (PCT) on Children’s Mental Health, with input from Cordwalis School.

     

    Robert Morgan and Tom Lawlor from the PCT and Clare Louise West from Cordwallis

    Minutes:

    Members received a presentation on Childrens Mental Health by Rob Morgan and Tom Lawlor from the Clinical Commissioning Group and Clare Louise West from Cordwalles School.

     

    The presentation highlighted some of the good work being undertaken, but also highlighted that some issues needed to be tackled.  In particular, there are blockages getting into the system.

     

    The presenters were keen to look at what works well and to share best practice, but also to look at case studies locally where things have not been so successful.

     

    Links and contacts were made at the meeting and work on this important topic will continue outside the meeting.

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE REPORT pdf icon PDF 155 KB

    To report progress made with the delivery of proposed highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2019/20 financial year.

     

    To provide an update on the latest budgetary position for highway schemes and revenue maintenance.

     

    To report on relevant topical highways matters.

     

    Minutes:

    Declarations of Interest:      None

    Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

    Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  none

     

    The Area Highways Manager presented the report.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

    i)              the progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2019/20 financial year.     

    ii)             the budgetary position.

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

     

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CAMBERLEY TOWN CENTRE - PROPOSED 20MPH SPEED LIMITS pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    To consider the possible introduction of a 20mph speed limit on a number of roads in Camberley Town Centre.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (i)    Authorisation is given to advertise a notice in accordance with the Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effects of which will be to revoke any existing traffic orders necessary and introduce a 20mph speed limit to the lengths of road in Camberley Town Centre indicated on the plan in Annex 5; and

    (ii)   any objections to the Traffic Regulation Order should be considered and resolved by the Area Team Manager for Highways in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee and the local Divisional Member, and that this issue only be returned to Committee if any objections prove insurmountable; and

    (iii)  the Order be made once any objections have been considered and resolved.

    Reason for Decision:  to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians on routes within Camberley town centre.

     

     

    Minutes:

    Declarations of Interest:      None

    Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

    Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  none

     

    The Area Highways Manager presented the report. 

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (i)    Authorisation is given to advertise a notice in accordance with the Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effects of which will be to revoke any existing traffic orders necessary and introduce a 20mph speed limit to the lengths of road in Camberley Town Centre indicated on the plan in Annex 5; and

    (ii)   any objections to the Traffic Regulation Order should be considered and resolved by the Area Team Manager for Highways in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee and the local Divisional Member, and that this issue only be returned to Committee if any objections prove insurmountable; and

    (iii)  the Order be made once any objections have been considered and resolved.

    Reason for Decision:  to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians on routes within Camberley town centre.

     

     

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DECISION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 54 KB