Hounslow Council


Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Public Meeting Room, Feltham Library, Feltham High Street

Contact: Wendy Merry 0208 583 2061 or Email: wendy.merry@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2017 and matters arising pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Minutes:

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2017 (agenda item 2) were agreed.

2.

Open Forum

 

An opportunity for members of the public to address the meeting on general issues relating to the agenda and other issues not on the agenda.  Please note that individual cases cannot be discussed. 

 

The Open Forum will be for a duration of 10 – 20 minutes, at the Chair’s discretion. Individual members of the public will not exceed 2 minutes each of speaking time. If there is a significant amount of interest in an issue, the Chair can arrange for a separate public meeting for that issue to be heard and if there is a large group of people interested in an item, one person will be asked to speak as the spokesperson.

Minutes:

Ian Stewart asked the Chair if he would be providing comments he had made to residents about the proposals for Sparrow Farm Community Centre to Peter Large, Head of Governance as part of his investigation into a complaint being made by residents. The Chair advised that residents could email Mr Large with their comments and confirmed that he would be providing a statement to Mr Large as part of his investigation.

 

(Councillor Khan joined the meeting at this point).

3.

Local Police Update pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Minutes:

See Feltham Sector Presentation by Insp. Clive Aplin (agenda item 4)

 

Chief Inspector Wayne Matthews had attended the meeting to update the Forum about the closure of Feltham Police Station and to discuss alternative methods for reporting crime; the preferred method was to report crimes on-line and he assured the Forum that there would be the same level of response.

 

In response to questions, he advised that residents should be able to report crimes in person at neighbouring police stations and should not be asked to come back after several hours. He also advised that he would take up concerns raised with the specific stations. He urged the Forum to follow the police on Twitter, but confirmed that crimes could not be reported via Twitter and that those not wishing or unable to report crime on-line could still do so by phone.

 

Insp. Clive Aplin highlighted the main points in the presentation and responded to questions from Members.

 

Councillor Khan felt that the figures for 12 months were useful and asked if figures could be provided from last year, so that Members could compare.

Insp. Aplin advised that he would look at bringing back some information about year on year trends.

In response to questions about Feltham Arenas, Insp. Aplin advised that the police had been working closely with the Council and that it was now for the Council to take action by putting in the gates and issuing CPNs. Councillor Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, confirmed that a PSPO was being implemented and that action was being taken by the Council.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That Insp. Aplin would provide information about year on year trends to the next meeting.

b)    That C.I. Matthews would take up issues in connection with the public reporting crimes in person to neighbouring police stations.

4.

Hounslow Highways Presentation pdf icon PDF 686 KB

Minutes:

Melanie Gadd, Head of Environmental Services, London Borough of Hounslow and Satbir Gill, Tim Hurley and Rebecca Mastrogiannis from Hounslow Highways made the presentation and responded to questions.

 

Councillor Foote raised concerns about the resurfacing of the road, where he lived; the tarmac had been scraped off and not replaced, the 20 mph sign had not been put back and the spacing of the street lights had changed. Mr Gill advised that he would look into the issue and report back to Councillor Foote. Councillor Gurung advised that there were similar issues with the 20 mph sign and road markings not being replaced in Cassiobury Avenue, which Mr Hurley advised would be looked at.

 

A member of the public raised concerns about maintenance of the grass, trees and hedges on the Glebelands. Mr Hurley advised that Hounslow Highways maintained some aspects and that he would discuss the issue further with the resident outside of the meeting.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That concerns raised about the state of the roads and the replacement of markings and lighting after resurfacing work had been done in Hanworth and Feltham would be looked into and Councillors Foote and Gurung kept informed of the outcome.

b)    That concerns about maintenance of the grass, trees and hedges on the Glebelands would be looked into and taken up with the resident outside of the meeting.

5.

New Cycle Parking Initiatives pdf icon PDF 468 KB

Minutes:

The report was noted.

 

(Members moved the suspension of standing orders at this point in the meeting, to finish the business on the agenda).

6.

Local Heritage Update pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report was noted.

7.

Planning Call-Ins pdf icon PDF 588 KB

·         Hanworth Park House

·         21 Feltham High Street

Minutes:

See report by Matthew Rees, Planning Officer (agenda item 8)

 

In relation to Hanworth Park House, Councillor Foote noted that a planning application had been submitted, but advised that he would like to see options for Hanworth Park House discussed at a separate meeting and for the application to be put on hold during that process, if possible. Councillor Foote’s proposal was seconded by Councillor Khan.

 

The developer advised that he would like to see the application put to the Planning Committee and would contact planning officers the following day.

 

In relation to 21 High Street, Feltham, this item had been discussed during the Open Forum in July and Members voted unanimously in favour of referring the application to the Planning Committee for decision.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That the application for Hanworth Park House be put on hold, if possible, while options are discussed at a separate meeting.

b)    That the application for 21 High Street, Feltham be referred to the Planning Committee for determination.

8.

Items for Future Meetings

Minutes:

There were no items for future meetings.

9.

Any other business

Any business which the Chair agrees to accept on grounds of urgency.

Minutes:

There was no such urgent business.

10.

Date of next meeting is 30 November 2017

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.