Present: 10 committee members, 5 local Cllrs (Barnes, Lavery, Makwana, Tuckwell and Kauffman) and 22 residents Apologies: Hazel Hook, Geoff Quantock, Jenny Hunt, Mr Phillips and Joy Warner & Cllr Lavery and Cllr Hurhangee
Meeting opened at 20:02
- Reports from the Chairman
Apologies for the lack of newsletter from Sid due to committee illness. It was felt that this had impacted heavily on attendance this time.
No RAF today and no police.
Sadly, Teenager stabbed outside Harrow Lighting in Eastcote. Police following up.
2. Treasurers Report
Current £248 and Reserve £13,105. Up to date with all debts except for the current newsletter of £117.
3) Chief Road Steward Report
Arthur Lewis, long time road steward and member passed away.
Need Road Stewards Angus Drive and part of Long Drive, even numbers.
Price estimated at £106bn. Looks like a white elephant. Aim to scrap. Sid stopped going to HS2 meetings locally as was consistently disappointed with the replies which lacked detail and accountability.
5) Victoria Road – Parking
At a meeting re Speed humps in Princes Ways meeting with Cllr Burroughs, Sid discussed with him re Victoria Road. Both issues are ongoing.
Right turn into West Mead. And right turn from Manor into ALDI. Two issues still need to resolve. All actions take a long time with the council but appreciate that all decisions have to be auditable. They working to make the junctions safer.
6) Lidl – 6 weeks work
Still ongoing. Had to shore up the culvert and it took a long time to resolve.
Cllr Allan Kauffman to advise whether there is an expected finish date. Stonefield Way to be 2-way for non-HGV’s to the point of entrance.
7) RAF Northolt
Harrow MP complaining of lack of planning permission for the reopening. Consultancy on the change of flight paths at the Link in Portal Way.
8) HUBB Meeting
Older people attending on a regular basis. Walking football event. Pearly Kings and Queens coming. Colourway session.
9) SRRA Area improvements
General improvement in the Area with Flowers and planters etc in the area. We should be proud of the area.
Quiet at the present time. No building work – expected 2021 for this to start.
11) Reports from Ward Councillors
Council will be sending a letter to people in Torcross re consultancy gating. 35% in favour and against 13%. Required support is over 95% so it won’t be carried through.
Woodands Avenue in Eastcote parking consultation
Police forum at The Great Barn in Ruislip High Street from 1pm police can answer questions.
New recycling bin to be installed at Whitby Road shops.
On OWL website informed that inspector has stepped down, Rob Bryan retired.
Bins over-flowing. People use bins for domestic waste. For example Jubilee Drive.
Push from the residents association to the council to encourage the schools to reduce rubbish around the area especially their schools
Discussion moved onto low level drug activity. Dealing.
12) Break for Tea
13) Cont’ of Report from Ward Cllr
Litter, Steve and Allan on an overview committee for rubbish. Education is a key issue. New residents. Civic pride. The meeting is on Youtube.
Chrysalis is the annual budget for community projects. From £200 to £100,000. Cllrs always on the lookout for suitable schemes. Looking for projects for 2021. Such as £12,000 to Queens Walk children’s centre and Deans Park CCTV and improvements. Bid for upgrade to Spider Park. Allotment work and CCTV upgrades.
Council Annual budget – £10 million in road improvements up from £8m
Climate emergency adopted by the council. Council carbon neutral by 2030.
Traffic monitoring in Long Drive following petition.
Chrysalis bid on Parkfield Crescent for playground facilities there.
Trees for Field End rec. Planting on the 29th Feb in the North East corner of the park.
ASB. Management company, names and addresses and if gates not closed they will take out enforcement.
The bridge at South Ruislip going to put in lighting etc. to start before the next financial year starts.
Acol Crescent development. Building has encroached onto the access drive. They have moved a boundary following complaints from residents. Pay attention to borders as developers will try to take it.
Colin raised concern over fraud by not using the full year date on legal documents. i.e just adding year ‘20’ could be changed to 2019 or 2021. So complete in full as 2020.
Enforcement of Princes Road parking restrictions between 12 and 2pm.
Yellow lines going in on West End Road to stop parking on there.
Meeting closed at 21:36