Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow. View directions

Contact: Irene Bowles, email  irene.bowles@hounslow.gov.uk, telephone 020 8583 2075 

Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies for Absence, Declarations of Interest or any other Communications from Members

Members and residents may be aware that Margaret Bull, a longstanding participant at this Area Forum, recently passed away.  There will be a minute’s silence at the beginning of the meeting, as a mark of respect to her.

Decision:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Kaur, Rajawat and Saeed.

 

Councillor Mann declared an interest in item 5(c), as he owned a property close to the takeaway in Bath Road.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Kaur, Rajawat and Saeed.

 

Councillor Mann declared an interest in item 5(c), as he owned a property close to the takeaway in Bath Road.

48.

Police Report pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to:

Keep Phoenix Way/Moto Service Area as a standing Agenda item until a resolution of the problems in that area is found.

Minutes:

Inspector Chris Hill led Members through his report.

 

Members noted that there was a Planning Application for CCTV at St Leonards Church and Church Hall.  Dedicated Ward Officers were working closely with the applicants and fully supported the application.  A grant request had been made to the Metropolitan Police for funding.

 

A discussion took place in respect of problems on Phoenix Way and the Moto Service Area.  Members agreed that a long term strategy was required to resolve these issues, and wondered about the use of S106 monies.

 

Resolved to:

Keep Phoenix Way/Moto Service Area as a standing Agenda item until a resolution of the problems in that area is found.

49.

Verbal Update from Enforcement Team- Nick Millard - Neighbourhood Enforcement Manager pdf icon PDF 705 KB

Minutes:

Nick Millard introduced himself as the new Neighbourhood Enforcement Manager, and Harpreet Natt as the Heston and Cranford Team Leader. 

 

Harpreet Natt led Members through his presentation, which was uploaded as a Supplementary Report after the meeting.  Members were particularly interested in the gates placed on alleyways, and noted that the Neighbourhood Enforcement teams would work with residents if they were willing to meet the cost of installing gates.  Mr Natt also highlighted some of the ways in which the Council was dealing with the illegal encampments by Travellers.

50.

Update on Heston Health Care Centre - Sue Jeffers

Minutes:

Sue Jeffers (Hounslow CCG) gave an update on Heston Health Care Centre, but was unable to take questions at the meeting.  She agreed that she would respond to any questions via e-mail through the Clerk.

 

It was hoped that Planning approval for the new building would be given in February 2017; if all proceeded as planned, building work would start in January 2018, with the new Health Care Centre opening in January 2019, although there would be no closure of the existing practices on site during building works.

51.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 232 KB

a)    Update on Petitions for Play areas on Redwood Estate and Brabazon Estate – Kim Mitchell

b)    Petition for Lift at Hounslow West Station – accepted at September 2016 Borough Council – Gareth James – Verbal update to be given

c)    Traffic congestion and parking issues around a takeaway in Bath Road – accepted at October 2016 Borough Council – Gareth James – details attached

d)    Request that the Green in the centre of the Sutton Lane Estate be made a roundabout with signage – accepted at October 2016 Borough Council – Seth Twombley – briefing note attached.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

a)    Update on Petitions for Play Areas on Redwood Estate and Brabazon Estate

Resolved that: the Chair should write to Councillor Dennison requesting that S106 monies be allocated to the installation of equipment on these estates with immediate effect.

 

 

d)   Request that the Green in the Centre of the Sutton Lane Estate be made a roundabout with signage

Resolved that: Mr Twombley pursue the feasibility of making the Green a one way system, with appropriate signage, and report back to the Area Forum.

Minutes:

a)    Update on Petitions for Play Areas on Redwood Estate and Brabazon Estate

Resolved that: the Chair should write to Councillor Dennison requesting that S106 monies be allocated to the installation of equipment on these estates with immediate effect.

 

b)   Petition for Lift at Hounslow West Station

Gareth James reported that representatives from TfL would attend the Disability Community Forum (DCF) meeting on 6 December 2016, to address the wider issue of accessibility across the Borough.  TfL had indicated that they would require matched funding for the accessibility projects.  The DCF meeting would take place in the Lampton Park Conference Centre, at the Civic Centre, starting at 6.30pm.  All residents were welcome to attend.

 

c)    Traffic congestion and parking issues around a takeaway in Bath Road

Gareth James confirmed that this takeaway was sited on a Red Route, so was within the remit of TfL.  TfL had been contacted by the Council, and were taking this matter seriously; they had already met with the owners and were working with them to see resolution as soon as possible.  (Councillor Mann had declared an interest in this item)

 

d)   Request that the Green in the Centre of the Sutton Lane Estate be made a roundabout with signage

Resolved that: Mr Twombley pursue the feasibility of making the Green a one way system, with appropriate signage, and report back to the Area Forum.

52.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2016 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2016 were agreed as a true and accurate record, and were signed by the Chair.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2016 were agreed as a true and accurate record, and were signed by the Chair.

53.

TfL Bus stop near Lampton School - Update (Gareth James)

Minutes:

Gareth James informed Members that TfL had just confirmed (on 17 November 2016) that they would install bus stops close to Lampton School, on both sides of the A4.  This would happen in April or May 2017.  Mr James recorded his thanks to both TfL and Councillors for their support of this.

54.

Open Forum for questions from the public (maximum of 30 minutes)

Protocol:

       Questions will be allowed at the Chair’s discretion.

       The Chair will normally only allow one question per item.

       Items on the main agenda should not be raised in the open forum.

       Individual cases cannot be discussed.

       Items submitted to the Chair in advance of the meeting are welcomed.

Decision:

It was agreed that the following items should be placed on the Agenda for 26 January 2017:

 

a)    Presentation on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

b)    Update on Air Quality in the immediate vicinity of schools in Heston and Cranford

c)    Update on the progress of the Southall Lane Handling Facility, and the Space Waye Recycling Facility

Minutes:

It was agreed that the following items should be placed on the Agenda for 26 January 2017:

 

a)    Presentation on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

b)    Update on Air Quality in the immediate vicinity of schools in Heston and Cranford

c)    Update on the progress of the Southall Lane Handling Facility, and the Space Waye Recycling Facility.

 

Mr Blackett also asked that consideration be given to holding more Area Forum meetings in the Heston and Cranford areas, rather than the Civic Centre.

 

55.

Date of next scheduled meeting is 26 January 2017

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 26 January 2017, at 7pm in Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Civic Centre.

Decision:

The next scheduled meeting would take place on Thursday 26 January 2017 in Committee Rooms 1 and 2, Civic Centre.

Minutes:

The next scheduled meeting would take place on Thursday 26 January 2017 in Committee Rooms 1 and 2, Civic Centre.

56.

Any other business, which the Chair considers to be urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.