Hounslow Council


Agenda and 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.

Apologies for Absence, Declarations of Interest and Any Other Communications from Members

Minutes:

Councillors Foote, Atterton and Mir had also given apologies for lateness and

Councillor D.Hughes declared that he would be speaking on item 4 as a member of CIAP, but that he did not have an interest.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2016 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 May 2016 (agenda item 5) were agreed.

 

Matters Arising

 

a)    Members agreed that the Open Forum would be for a duration of 10 – 20 minutes, at the Chair’s discretion; that individual members of the public would not exceed 2 minutes each of speaking time; if there was a significant amount of interest in an issue, the Chair could arrange for a separate public meeting for that issue to be heard and if there was a large group of people interested in an item, one person be asked to speak as the spokesperson (item 17a), page 5 refers).

b)     Councillor E.Hughes reported back on a successful public meeting with residents concerning Quince House (item 6a), page 2 refers).

3.

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. 

 

It would be helpful where possible if issues can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting. This can be done by emailing or calling the clerk (contact details at the top of the agenda). It is helpful, but not essential, if submissions are made at least one full working day before the date of the meeting, as this may allow the opportunity for a response to the question or issue raised to be given at the meeting.

 

Please note that you can also submit suggestions for any topics you would like to see discussed at future Area Forum meetings.

Minutes:

New Developments in Station Estate Road/Nursery Close, Feltham

 

Residents raised concerns that there had been rumours about new development in the area around Station Estate Road and Nursery Close. Residents were assured by Members that no plans would go ahead without prior consultation with those affected. Kate Bull, Area Participation Officer and Councillor Elizabeth Hughes confirmed that Feltham had been designated a Housing Zone by the Greater London Authority, but it was stressed that there would be communication in the autumn to give residents more information about regeneration plans for the area via a number of mechanisms and the forum requested that a letter would be sent to residents to clarify the situation, once proposals were in the pipeline. It was also agreed that information would be put on Facebook by Corporate Communications. Any planning applications would be subject to full consultation with the public, as per the usual mechanisms.

 

Resolved:

 

That a letter from the Council’s Housing Zone’s Board be sent to residents to clarify the situation regarding future development around Station Estate Road and Nursery Close and that information would also be put on Facebook by Corporate Communications.

4.

Voluntary Sector Funding pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Aine Hayes, Third Sector Partnerships Manager (agenda item 4)

 

Aine Hayes, Third Sector Partnerships Manager presented the report and responded to questions raised by Members.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That the report be noted.

b)    That officers liaise with Leisure Services in relation to the support and resources that partnership organisations, for example Carillion, can provide to groups applying for grants.

c)    That information about funding for Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth wards be circulated to Members.

d)    That links through the Council’s web pages to the criteria for applying for grants be circulated.

5.

Temporary Arrangements at Space Waye pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes:

See presentation (agenda item 5)

 

The Chair welcomed Councillor Amrit Mann, the Deputy Leader, Mary Harpley, the Chief Executive and Andrew Baker, Interim Head of Commissioning – Waste and Recycling, Highways PFI and Parking Services to the meeting.

 

Mr Baker advised that the information would be provided in Hounslow Matters magazine, which would be distributed to all households the following week. Information tags would be attached to bins and information leaflets about recycling would also be provided.

6.

Local Police Update pdf icon PDF 656 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See Police Presentation and Sector Report (agenda item 9)

 

A/Insp. Chris Mulrooney presented the report and received a box of drugs paraphernalia, picked up by Councillor E. Hughes and residents whilst they were litter picking around Bridge House Pond. He advised that he was aware of drug dealing in Feltham Parks and that it was gang related. He advised that the police had been working with Trident to tackle the issue.

 

Resolved:

 

            That the report be noted.

7.

Bring Sites

Minutes:

Melanie Gadd, Head of Environmental Services and Contract Management, advised that a review had been carried out of bring sites across the Borough. Sites had been identified, where the bins had become problematic with fly-tipping and overflowing of waste around the bins. She advised that, if Members agreed, those bins could be removed in the next week or so.

 

Resolved:

 

That the recycling bins at Elmwood Avenue and Swan Road be removed.

 

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

8.

Feltham Parks Master Plan pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Minutes:

See Briefing Note by Paul Bassi, Parks Project Manager (agenda item 7)

 

Paul Bassi presented the report and responded to questions from Members.

 

Resolved:

 

            That the report be noted.

9.

Hatton Cemetery Flooding and Muslim Burial Issues pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Minutes:

See Briefing Note by Paul Bassi, Parks Project Manager (agenda item 8)

 

Paul Bassi presented the report and responded to questions from Members.

 

Resolved:

 

            That the report be noted.

10.

Feltham Town Centre Traffic & Transport Improvements - Network Rail Design and Materials Update pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Minutes:

See Network Rail Presentation (agenda item 10)

 

Catherine Oldham, Chris Adams and Seiki Payne from Network Rail made the presentation, during which they showed the materials being used for the bridge. Comments made by Members were noted.

11.

Consultation Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Laura James (agenda item 11)

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That the Area Forum note the Consultation Charter, adopted by Borough Council on 19 July 2016.

b)    That Councillor Anderson be nominated as the Area Forum’s member of the Consultation Advisory Panel and that Councillor Gurung be nominated as the reserve.

12.

Date of next meeting is 17 November 2016

The library meeting room is also available on Thursday 24 November from 7.30 pm, if Members of the Area Forum wish to use it for an informal meeting.

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.

13.

Any other business

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

Minutes:

a)    Kate Bull advised Members that they would be receiving a request from Gareth James, Traffic Section, for their suggestions about hotspots in need of signage where cyclists and cars came into conflict.

b)      Councillor Foote advised that a public meeting would be taking place in the next 2-3 weeks in relation to Hounslow Road developments, stages 2 & 3.