Venue: Council Chamber, Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD
Contact: Nicola Morris, Partnership Committee Officer Community Partnerships & Safety Team, 2nd Floor, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY
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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of substitutions from Borough members under Standing Order 39.
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
To receive any Chairman’s announcements.
To answer any questions or receive a statement from any member of the public who lives, works or studies in the Elmbridge Borough area in accordance with Standing Order 69. Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Partnership Committee Officer at least by 12 noon four working days before the meeting.
To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68. Notice should be given in writing or by e-mail to the Partnership 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.
Two petitions has been received and officer responses are provided.
Ember Lane – Petition to implement traffic calming measures to reduce speeds.
177 signatures. Lead Petitioner – Mrs Jo Cochran
Sopwith Drive – Petition to Create safe pedestrian access for children and the disabled to Brooklands Community Park, the Children’s Nursery and Brooklands Retail Park
306 signatures. Lead petitioner - Marion Malcher, Footpath Officer, Byfleet, West Byfleet & Pyrford Residents Association
The Local Committee (Elmbridge) agreed:
That funding be allocated from the Committee’s parking surplus to fund a feasibility study in Ember Lane to inform a decision on what work, if any, may be required in the area to improve safety.
To support and work with the Woking Joint Committee should it prioritise and promote a feasibility study for suitable measures in the area to improve pedestrian safety.
Reasons: to respond to issues raised by local residents in the form of petitions to the Committee.
To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.
To receive any written questions from Members under Standing Order 47. Notice should be given in writing to the Partnership Committee Officer by 12.00 noon four working days before the meeting.
The Local Committee (Elmbridge) agreed
That funding be allocated from the Committee’s parking surplus to fund a feasibility study in the vicinity of the Blundel Lane railway bridge to inform a decision on what work, if any, may be required in the area to improve safety of non-motor vehicle users.
Reasons: To respond to residents’ concerns over the safety of this stretch of highway.
To consider the outcome of a review of parking covering the whole borough, and recommendations to changes to parking, waiting and loading restrictions.
The Local Committee (Elmbridge) agreed:
county council’s intention to introduce the proposals as
detailed in Annex 1 is formally advertised, and subject to
statutory consultation, including the following
changing the hours of operation of the proposed zig zag
restrictions in Thames Street to ensure that they correspond with
school start and finish times. If
necessary, amend the existing zig zags to match.
(ii) The county council’s intention to
carry out informal consultations and, subject to satisfactory
responses, refine the proposals as detailed in Annex 2 before being
formally advertised and subject to statutory
(iii) If objections are received the Parking Strategy
and Implementation Team Manager is authorised to try and resolve
(iv) If any objections cannot be resolved, the Parking Strategy and Implementation Team Manager, in consultation with the Chairman/Vice Chairman of this committee and the county councillor for the division, decides whether or not they should be acceded to and therefore whether the order should be made, with or without modifications:
(v) To note the locations where we have received requests for new or amended parking controls, and following analysis, have recommended no changes at the current time, as detailed in Annex 3;
(vi) That officers in consultation with members be asked to look at the impact of extending residents parking to Dorchester Road, Gascoigne Road Weybridge and take this forward if appropriate and also to consider a change in the hours for existing resident parking in the area eg Limes Road and Minorca Road to correspond with local car parks.
Reasons: Changes to the highway network, the built environment and society mean that parking behaviour changes and consequently it is necessary for a Highway Authority to carry out regular reviews of waiting and parking restrictions on the highway network.
It is recommended that the waiting restrictions in this report are progressed as they will help to:
• Improve road safety
• Increase access for emergency vehicles
• improve access to shops, facilities and businesses
• Increase access for refuse vehicles, buses and service vehicles
• Reduce traffic congestion
• Better regulate
This report summarises progress with the Local Committee’s programme of Highways works for the current Financial Year 2018-19.
Normally at this time in the Committee’s annual meeting cycle, the Area Highway Manager would make recommendations for specific projects for the following Financial Year’s programmes of works. This enables timely preparation of projects. The Local and Joint Committees’ Highways budgets for next Financial Year 2019-20 have not yet been confirmed. This means that the Area Highway Manager is unable to make specific recommendations in this regard.
The Local Committee (Elmbridge) agreed:
delegate authority to the Area Highway Manager, in consultation
with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and relevant Divisional Members,
to decide programmes of projects for next Financial Year 2019-20,
as and when Committee’s Highways budgets for 2019-20 are
(ii) To add two schemes, in addition to those
referred to elsewhere in the minutes, to the forward programme for
feasibility studies, to be funded from the parking
(iii) To authorise a new Bus Stop Clearway to be
implemented as part of the Ashley School Road Safety Outside
(iv) Authorise the Area Highway Manager in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and relevant Divisional Member(s) to undertake all necessary procedures to deliver the agreed programmes.
Reasons: Recommendations are made to facilitate development of Committee’s 2019-20 Highways programmes, while at the same time ensuring that the Chairman, Vice Chairman and relevant Divisional Members are fully and appropriately involved in any detailed considerations.
Committee is asked to provide the necessary authorisation to deliver its programmes of work in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and relevant Divisional Member without the need to revert to the Committee as a whole.
A School Travel Plan sets out objectives and actions that the school will undertake to improve road safety and promote sustainable travel modes to reduce reliance on the car. Since 2017 the county council’s Safer Travel Team have promoted a new national online system called Modeshift STARS www.modeshiftstars.org which provides an online template and supporting materials for schools to create a School Travel Plan.
This report provides an update on the status of each School Travel Plan for schools in Elmbridge Borough, as well as the take up of activities offered to schools by the county council’s Safer Travel and Cycle Training Teams over the last academic year. It also highlights those schools that have expanded and are currently in breach of their planning obligations because they have not yet completed an accredited School Travel Plan.
Despite making significant savings in previous years, the County Council needs to make further savings of £85m in the next year. To achieve this and continue to provide services to residents some changes will need to be made. On 30 October 2018, the County Council launched a series of consultations on five service areas to shape those services for the future: children’s centres; concessionary bus fares; special educational needs and disability (SEND); libraries and cultural services; and community recycling centres.
The Local Committee is invited to consider and discuss the proposed service changes as they relate to the Elmbridge local area.
This item provides an update on previous decisions and actions
agreed by the Committee. The Committee is asked to agree that the
items marked as complete are removed from the tracker.
The Committee is asked to note the forward plan for the Committee
and propose any items which they would like to see added.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING [FOR INFORMATION]
Monday 11 March at 4pm in Elmbridge Civic Centre, Esher