Greenwich Council

Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.

Minutes:

The meeting noted apologies for absence on behalf of Councillors Bill Freeman, Paul Morrissey, and Cherry Parker.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on ***.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the Minutes of Meeting of the Highways Committee held on 1 February 2018, be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

 

5.

Response to a Petition - Traffic Calming in the Sidewood Road Area pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Committee is requested to note the petition and other details presented in this report.  Note response to the petition as set out in this report, which will be summarised and reported to Council at the next available opportunity.

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Minutes:

The Traffic Group Manager gave an illustrative presentation to the report, highlighting the concerns expressed in a petition by residents to the Committee.

 

The Committee noted the report, and that the petition was submitted to the meeting of Council on 31 January 2018 by Councillor Matt Clare.  It was recognised that the petitioners were requesting implementation of traffic calming measures in the Sidewood Road area, and actions against speeding and reckless driving.

 

In response to questions raised, the Traffic Group Manager advised the Committee that the Council is committed to implement 20mph zone in every street in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  However, there were areas where that could not be done.  In those instances, the Council would introduce alternative traffic calming measures appropriate to the area.  In the circumstance, roads within the Sidewood Road area had been identified as appropriate to implement a 20mph Zone, but the work would be subject to consultation with the relevant stakeholders.  The Committee was advised that the Council intended to carry out the proposed work within the 2018/19 financial year upon conclusion of the consultation and satisfactory assessment outcomes.

 

The Traffic Group Manager continued with his response, reiterating to Members that the Metropolitan Police, not the Council, had responsibility to enforce speed limits.  The Committee was advised that residents living in roads within the Sidewood Road area had been informed that they could participate in local ‘road watch’ scheme in partnership with the police.

 

The Committee noted submission made at the meeting and

 

Resolved –

 

That the response to the petition submitted by residents living in the Sidewood Road area, which would be summarised and reported to Council at the next available opportunity, be noted.

6.

Response to a Petition - Request for the Planting of Street Trees in Dinsdale Road, SE3 pdf icon PDF 562 KB

The Committee is requested to note the petition requesting that street trees are planted by the Council in Dinsdale Road.  To note the proposed response to the petition as set out in this report,which will be summarised and reported to Council at the next available opportunity.

Minutes:

The Principal Engineer introduced the report in response to a petition in favour of the planning of street trees in Dinsdale Road to the Committee.

 

The Committee noted the report, and that the petition was submitted to the meeting of Council on 31 January 2018 by Councillor Geoffrey Brighty.

 

In response to questions raised, the Principal Engineer advised Members that the Council would only plant species of trees that were suited to the environment, and the street scene.  It was stated that the paning of street trees in Dinsdale Road would have a positive impact on improving amenity, the environment, and the general streetscape.  However, it would be necessary to undertake a detailed site assessment of Dinsdale Road.  The Committee was advised that subject to satisfactory assessment outcomes, a proposal would be developed for implementation as part of the 2018/19 tree-planting programme.

 

The Committee noted submissions made at the meeting, and welcomed information that there was scope for tree planning on Dinsdale Road.  The Committee

 

Resolved –

 

That the response to the petition submitted in relation to the planting of street trees in Dinsdale Road, SE3, which would be summarised and reported to Council at the next available opportunity, be noted.