Greenwich Council

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Robert Sutton  Email: robert.sutton@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 5134

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Panel.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Mick Hayes and Steve Offord.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business for consideration at the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 44 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.

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 67 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2015.

 

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 Regeneration, Transport and Culture Scrutiny Panel held on 4 November 2015, be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Scrutiny of transport providers serving the Royal Borough of Greenwich pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Panel is to receive presentations from Officers from Transport for London (TfL), South Eastern Train (SET) and representatives from Network Rail on their current activities in Royal Greenwich, followed by a question and answer session on issues arising

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, presented the report to the Panel, highlighting the importance of transport facilities to residents in the Royal Borough.  It was stated that in addition to three rail lines, two Docklands Light Railway stations, cycling routes, river transportation, and the Jubilee Line Underground facility, established bus services were operating across the Royal Borough, and the proposed Crossrail would increase rail network capacity.  The Cabinet Member introduced representatives from Transport for London, SouthernEastern Trains, and NetworkRail, advising the Panel that they would be addressing the meeting on transport issues.

 

In addressing the meeting, the representatives gave illustrative presentations to the Panel on the performance and priorities of transport providers, with a focus on services relevant to the Royal Borough of Greenwich (Royal Borough).  The presentations are attached to the Minutes as Appendix A (i), (ii), and (iii).

 

Commenting on the presentations, Members welcomed the improvements, together with information about current and proposed development works by transport providers.  It was stated that partnering efforts by the transport providers would benefit those who live, work, and visit the Royal Borough.  Members asked questions on the issues and these, together with responses by the representatives, are attached to the Minutes as Appendix B.

 

It was noted that responses to lines of enquiry submitted by Members to the transport providers after the agenda was publicised were circulated at the meeting.  As part of their discussions, Members sought further clarification on the issues.  The written responses were subsequently updated by the representatives, and are attached to the Minutes as Appendix C, together with an Annex of enquiries by the Royal Borough’s Pensioner’s Forum.

 

The representatives also referred to the “London Councils’ Ultra Low Emissions Zone” report and a paper about London’s bus network and air quality during their presentations.  Members requested a copy of the documents which are also attached to the Minutes respectively as Appendix D and Appendix E.

 

On behalf of the Panel, the Chair thanked the representatives for the presentations and responses to questions, commenting that the scrutiny of transport provision was timely and relevant to further contribute to the development of the Royal Borough’s Transport Strategy.

 

Resolved –

 

That the report and presentations on transport provisions relevant to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, be noted.