Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services on 020 8583 2068 or email  democratic.services@hounslow.gov.uk or  CHAF@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of the Chair of the Area Forum

Members are asked to note the appointment of Councillor Bandna Chopra as Chair of the Area Forum, as confirmed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016.

Minutes:

 

The Forum noted that Councillor Bandna Chopra had been appointed as the Chair of the Area Forum at the meeting of the Borough Council held on 24th May 2016.

 

2.

Appointments of the Area Forum for the new municipal year pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Vice–Chair of the Area Forum The  Forum noted that Councillor Shaida Mehrban had been appointed as the Vice-Chair to the Area Forum at the meeting of the Borough Council held on 24th May 2016.  It was noted that the Vice-Chair would also serve as the Community Champion.

 

Community Investment Advisory Panel (CIAP)

It was resolved that: Councillor Pritam Grewal be appointed to the CIAP

 

Committee co-optees

It was resolved that: no co-optees be appointed

 

Sub-group

It was resolved that: no sub group should be established

 

3.

Area Forum Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 207 KB

As this is the first meeting of the municipal year, members are asked to note the Terms of Reference document, as confirmed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016.

Minutes:

It was resolved that: the Forum Terms of Reference be approved.

 

4.

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

Minutes:

At a meeting of the Central Hounslow Area Forum held on Thursday,  30th June 2016, at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber , Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow.

 

Present: 

 

Councillor Bandna Chopra (Chair)

 

Councillor Shaida Mehrban (Vice –Chair)

 

Councillors Tom Bruce, Amjer Grewal, Pritam Grewal, Nisar Malik, Jagdish Sharma and Corinna Smart.

 

Apologies for absence:

 

Councillors Mukesh Malhotra and Bob Whatley

 

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mukesh Malhotra and Bob Whatley and also from Inspector Shard.

 

Councillor Tom Bruce apologised for lateness.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

5.

Consultation on Draft Noise Supplementary Planning Document - Surinder Suri pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Members’ and residents’ views are sought on the published Supplementary Planning Document.  This document can be viewed on the Council’s web pages using the following link:

https://democraticservices.hounslow.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=578&MId=9696

Minutes:

Members of the Forum considered a report of Surinderpal Suri, Principal Environmental Strategy Officer. Following a short presentation, where hard copies of the SPD were provided, and where the Forum was reminded that the consultation document could be found on the Council’s website, Surinderpal Suri answered members’ questions.

 

In response to suggestions, it was agreed that paragraph 2.3 of the report be amended to reflect the fact that the Council would be asking questions of all Hounslow residents, not just Chiswick residents. Therefore the sentence to read ‘At the same time, the Council has taken the opportunity to ask residents of Hounslow on their views and feedback on the implementation of the SPD.

 

Following discussion it was resolved that -

 

Members note:

 

a.  that consultation on the document is expected to commence on 13th July 2016, unless there are unforeseen reasons for delay.

 

b.  that residents will be notified of the results of the consultation.

 

6.

Police Reports pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Police reports circulated at the meeting were included for reference with the electronic agenda pack.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In attendance for this item were Sergeant Andrew Pugh and Anthony O’Brien.

 

Members were provided with four written police reports covering different neighbourhood police teams. It was noted that there was no report in respect of Hounslow South as a new person had just started in the role but that this would be addressed in the next few weeks.

 

As well as the written reports, members were advised that Inspector Shard wished to inform the Forum that there had been no violence (as of 30th June) in respect of the European Cup. Also that so far there had been no evidence of an increase in hate crime in the area following the result of the referendum but that any hate crime should be reported.

 

In answer to questions from members it was noted that the police had a policy of zero tolerance of alcohol in the streets and that this was particularly important in the light of current and upcoming sporting events. The importance of both police and councillors attending ward events was also highlighted. 

 

In respect of Cavendish Parade it was noted that the police were aware of the problems in the area and that given this they patrolled the area regularly.

 

The officers present agreed to inform Councillor Chopra of the dates of the police surgeries at Hounslow West.

 

Action by: Sergeant Pugh

 

Councillors thanked the police for their thorough reports and for their work and said that residents were happy to see a visible police presence.

 

It was resolved that: the police reports be noted.

 

7.

Minutes of the meeting held on 19 May 2016 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 May 2016 were, subject to the following amendments, agreed as a true and accurate record, and were signed by the Chair

 

Present: Councillor Chopra had submitted her apologies so her name to be    deleted from the list of councillors present.

 

Item 180a – Open Forum for Questions from the Public.  Mr Chris Hearn to be deleted and replaced by Mr John Cooper.

 

8.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Minute 178: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

 

The Forum was informed that charging points were proposed for the following sites:

 

1. Hounslow West – Gloucester Road, TW4 6AB

2. Hounslow South – Maswell Park Road, TW3 2DL

3. Hounslow Central – Queen’ s Road (near Hounslow Central tube)

4. Hounslow Central – Tiverton Road

 

Minute 179: Hounslow Heath Car Park management

 

Members of the Forum were advised that Chris Slack had been requested to follow up on the possibility of compensation in respect of the damage caused to the car park’s surface.

 

The Forum was also advised that the issue was a complex one and that it would take some time to sort out. It was noted that improvements to the car park would be considered as part of improvements to Hounslow East.

 

Minute 182: Residential Crossovers and Off Street Parking

 

Caroline Stanyon advised the Forum that the consultation had started on the 1st June 2016 and that the consultation period would conclude on the 26th July 2016. She said that further details were on the council’s website 

 

 

 

9.

Exiting Prostitution

Minutes:

The Forum considered a presentation by Amelia Batrouney of the London Exiting Advocacy (LEA).

 

In answer to questions from members of the Forum, it was noted that the LEA was a pan- London service and that it provided a range of support services to women who were seeking to exit prostitution and that these involved key working, advocacy and outreach. Amelia Batrouney explained that although it was London wide, it was intended that a presence would be maintained in  Hounslow. She added that the police had done a good job and that where they had closed brothels, information about the LEA had been provided to the women who had been working in them. Finally she said that the LEA had submitted a proposal to extend their work for a further 5-6 months and that they were still awaiting a decision on this. 

 

On behalf of the Forum, the Chair offered her thanks to Amelia Batrouney for both the work of the LEA and her presentation.

 

It was resolved that: the presentation be noted

10.

Update on the Duke of Northumberland’s River pdf icon PDF 972 KB

Minutes:

Members of the Forum considered presentation of Chris Slack (the Countryside Services manager, Carillion and Stefania Horne (Hounslow Council’s Head of Parks).  

 

Chris Slack reminded the Forum of the importance of keeping residents and communities involved and said that the Friends of the Northumberland River had a face book page. The Forum was also reminded that the river had an interesting history and that if possible its character should be maintained.

 

In response to a question from Mrs Joyce Diment about possible flooding, it was noted that the toe boards would not be removed but that there were plans to reinforce the flood barriers by the use of vegetation. Chris Slack added that they were in contact with the EA and that they did not believe that the area would flood. Councillor Bruce advised that he believed residents to be happy with the way the situation was progressing. Mrs Diment accepted that residents felt matters were moving in the right direction but said they remained concerned about anything in the plans which could lead to flooding in the future.Councillor Smart suggested to Chris Slack that he liaise with the borough’s emergency planning team regarding any potential flooding risks.

 

It was resolved that: the presentation be noted.

 

11.

Open Forum for Questions from the Public

Minutes:

Mr Cooper asked that Hounslow Matters magazine should continue to be made available as a printed document as this was particularly helpful for older people.  Councillor Smart confirmed that the magazine would remain being printed on paper.

 

The Chair advised the Forum that a number of questions had been received from Councillor Mukesh Malhotra and that these concerned a range of issues including the delivery of parking bays along the Staines Road; double yellow lines at corners of roads, 5 Ton Parking and whether there should be a traffic review of Hanworth Road.

 

In response Caroline Stanyon advised that she had only just seen the questions but that she would provide a full response to Councillor Malhotra by e mail and that she would copy all members into her response.

 

 

12.

Brookwood Road, Hounslow - results of controlled parking zone consultation pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members of the Forum considered a report written by Grace Eminton of Parking Management, Traffic and Support, presented by Caroline Stanyon, Senior Engineer, Developments and Parking.

 

It was noted that there had been a low response rate of 16% to the consultation.

 

Following discussion it was resolved that:

 

The Forum

 

a. Note the results of the design consultation and agree that given insufficient support that no further action is taken in respect of including the public highway section of Brookwood Road and the privately owned Hounslow Housing land in Brockwood Road in Hounslow Town Centre North CPZ

 

b.  Agree that all residents are advised of the results of the consultation and the Forum’s decision.

 

13.

Central Avenue, Hounslow - results of design consultation on the introduction of limited waiting parking bays pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members of the Forum considered a report written by Grace Eminton of Parking Management, Traffic and Support, presented by Caroline Stanyon, Senior Engineer, Developments and Parking.

 

The Forum noted that there had been a good overall response rate of 70%.

 

Following discussion, it was resolved that:

 

a. The limited waiting parking bay proposal be advanced to formal (statutory consultation for the marking of a Traffic Management Order (TMO) and implementation thereafter of the parking controls, as amended and shown in Appendix D, subject to there be no unresolved objections.

 

b. Where possible, officers resolve any objections received to the formal (statutory) consultation and implement the scheme and, in the event of any objections remaining unresolved, agree that the Chair of the Forum be given delegated authority to determine these objections in consultation with Ward Councillors.

 

c. That those consulted, be informed of the Forum’s decision.

 

 

14.

Any other business the Chair wishes to take on the grounds of urgency.

Minutes:

There was none

 

The meeting ended at 9.20pm.

 

15.

The date of the next scheduled meeting is Thursday 8 September 2016 from 7.30pm

16.

Protocol for Speaking

 

i)             Members of the public or applicants should contact the Committee Administrator, Bill Lee, on 020 8583 2068 with details of the proposed submission as soon as practicable and no later than two working days before the meeting.  The Chair will decide whether or not to grant the request to speak and notification will be given of the decision.

ii)            For all highways matters, if there are members of the public with opposing views regarding the proposal the chair will allow both sides to speak. Generally, speakers will only be allowed to speak on issues where funding is available.

iii)           Each party will be given no more than 5 minutes to speak.  The time allotted could be reduced if, for example, the chair wishes to accommodate several speakers on the same item.

iv)           The Area Committee will consider submissions on up to 3 items per meeting.

v)            Written submissions should be made to the Committee Administrator no later than 4pm on the day of the meeting.