Agenda and draft minutes

Lenton & Wollaton East, Meadows and Wollaton West Area Committee
Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Mark Leavesley  0115 876 4302

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Kotsonis be appointed Chair for the remainder of the 2019-20 municipal year.

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Heaton be appointed Vice-Chair for the remainder of the 2019-20 municipal year.

3.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Longford  -  unwell

Bashir Latif

Kate Loewenthal

Margaret Spencer

 

4.

Declarations of interests

If you need advice on declaring an interest, please contact the Governance Officer above, if possible before the day of the meeting

Minutes:

None.

5.

Community Representatives - Appointment pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Abdul Ghaffar, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, detailing the names of those appointed to be community representatives.

 

RESOLVED to note the appointment of the following as community representatives for the remainder of the municipal year 2019-20:

 

Lenton & Wollaton East ward

 

Sue Bailey

Holy Trinity & The Priory Churches Lenton

Jacob Collier

University of Nottingham Students Union

Kate Loewenthal

Lenton Drives and Neighbours Residents Assoc.

Courtney Nangle

The Lenton Centre

Sylvia Taylor

Wollaton Park Residents Association

 

Meadows ward

 

Mary Daly

Meadows Dance & Social Group

Isabell Edis

New Meadows Tenants & Residents Assoc.

Miriam Gifford

The Bridges Community Trust

Richard Gutteridge

26th Nottingham (The Meadows) Scout Group

Jonathan Hughes

Meadows Community Group

Jane Jeoffrey

Queens Walk Community Association

Basheer Latif

Meadows Muslim Centre

Jeff Meehan

Friends Of Victoria Embankment

Terry Regan

Meadows Association of Diabetics

Margaret Spencer

Old Meadows Tenants & Residents Assoc.

 

Wollaton West ward

 

Stuart Bell

Wollaton Churches Together

Chris Bignall

North Wollaton Residents Association

Alan Hall

Wollaton Historical and Conservation Society

Rob Kirkwood

Friends of Wollaton Park

Pauline Peck

Wollaton Park Community Association

 

City-wide Group

 

 

Emily Sherwood

Primary

 

6.

Issues raised by Community Representatives

If possible, please contact the Neighbourhood Development Officer at least 3 days prior to the meeting to raise an issue

Minutes:

None.

7.

Police and Community Protection update

Verbal update

Minutes:

Inspectors Fenwick, Khan and Walker, Nottinghamshire Police, and Senior Community Protection Officers Clancy and Lynk, updated the Committee on policing matters in the wards, including crime and arrest figures, local initiatives to address crime and anti-social behaviour, actions in respect of ongoing issues, and current Police and Community Protection areas of focus.

 

RESOLVED to note the update.

8.

Nottingham City Homes update pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Report of Chief Executive, Nottingham City Homes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Toni Smithurst, Area Housing Manager, Nottingham City Homes, presented the report, which updated the Committee on performance against key issues and themes linked to local priorities and NCH strategic themes, and requested approval for schemes in the local area.

 

The main summary updates covered capital programmes and major works, area regeneration and environmental issues, key messages from the Tenant and Leaseholder Congress and Tenant and Resident Associations, area performance and ‘good news stories’ and publicity.

 

RESOLVED to note the update, and approve a spend of £19,035.81 from the Lenton & Wollaton East budget on a scheme to extend patios at new build bungalows (Park Street Phase 2).

9.

Bridgeway Car Park proposals pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards presented the report and supplementary information, published subsequent to the agenda, and updated the Committee on the latest proposals in respect of parking at the Bridgeway Shopping Centre.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee fully supports:

 

(a)  the introduction of a ‘RingGo’ parking scheme at the 3 car parks serving the Bridgway Centre, but requests that the operating hours of restrictions be amended from the current ‘Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm’ to a proposed ‘Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 5.00pm’;

 

(b)  the progress of the Off-Street Parking Order Ref: OSP8028;

 

(c)  an initial phase to the RingGo scheme which, as operators of the units suggested (see notes in appendix A to the report), targets commuters (details in appendix B to the report).

10.

Ward Reports pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Abdul Ghaffar, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, updating the Committee on priorities and issues in the wards, issues being addressed through Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT) meetings, such as new students / bins on streets, works at Priory Park to regain ‘Green Flag’ status and the ‘Good Neighbour’ campaign, and forthcoming events and activities in the local areas to improve social cohesion, such as local Community Centre coffee mornings, various fun days and ward Councillor ‘Ward Walks’.

 

During discussion, it was stated that:

 

·  all 12 CCTV cameras at the Bridgeway Centre have been upgraded to Digital, with 10 cameras having live recording feeds to Woodlands Control Room, and the remaining 2 cameras having live feed to Woodlands but being recorded locally. Additional works have been identified to resolve this issue and should be completed by the end of June 2019;

 

·  phone boxes across the Meadows pose a challenge as they are being used by drug users to make deals and also a place to use drugs. Abdul Ghaffar stated he will meet with Abu Belim (Community Protection) to put a case forward to BT for removal of the phone boxes, and Councillor Edwards will take the issue up with Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner;

 

·  the Meadows ‘Week of Action’ will be during week commencing 23 September 2019;

 

·  the Lenton ‘Fun Day’, postponed from 8 June due to bad weather, is likely to be re-scheduled for the end of September, hopefully to coincide with the university ‘Fresher Week’;

 

·  ‘Friends of Wollaton Park’ volunteers and members of the public have restored the historic 1780’s walled kitchen garden and it is now open to visitors.

 

RESOLVED to note the update.

11.

Ward Councillor Budget / Delegated Authority Spend pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Abdul Ghaffar, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, which detailed the actions in respect of Ward Councillor budgets taken under delegated authority by the Director of Community Protection during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 (to date) municipal year.

 

RESOLVED to note the report.

12.

Area Capital Fund 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Abdul Ghaffar, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, which detailed the 2018-19 Area Capital Fund spend on highways, traffic and safety and public realm schemes, the 2019-20 allocation of monies, and proposed new schemes in the wards.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  to note the previously agreed 2018-19 schemes and the 2019-20 Area Capital Fund allocations of £114,466 (Lenton & Wollaton East), £89,100 (Meadows) and £80,593 (Wollaton West);

 

(2)  to approve the following schemes and decommittment:

 

  Lenton & Wollaton East

 

  Bosley / Enderby Square parking – £12,566;

 

  Meadows

 

  Kirkwhite Walk litter bin - £468;

  Bridge Ward help points - £487 (decommitted scheme);

 

(3)  following the approvals at (2) above, to note the remaining 2019-20 balances of £101,900 (Lenton & Wollaton East), £89,119 (Meadows) and £80,593 (Wollaton West).

13.

Dates of future meetings

To agree to meet at 5.30pm at Loxley House, Station Street, NG2 3NG, on the following Wednesdays:

 

2019

18 September

18 December

 

2020

18 March

Minutes:

RESOLVED to meet at 5.30pm at Loxley House, Station Street, NG2 3NG, on the following Wednesdays:

 

2019  2020

18 September  18 March

18 December