Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Streets, Environment & Homes Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Stephanie Davis
020 8726 6000 x84384  Email: stephanie.davis@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

9/18

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2018 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2018 were agreed as an accurate record.

10/18

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

Minutes:

There were none.

11/18

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

12/18

Cabinet Member Question Time- Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Question time with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Stuart King.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Stuart King, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, provided a presentation to the Sub-Committee outlining the work that had being undertaken within his portfolio.

 

The presentation focused on the Successes, Challenges and Priorities of the key areas of his portfolio.

 

 

Successes

 

20mph- The roll out had almost been completed, 4 out of the 5 planned roll outs had been successful. The final was scheduled to be rolled out on the 12th of March

 

Air Quality Control- Following the successful air quality summit in June 2017 which resulted in over 600 Participants, a final action plan was produced and resulted in the implementation of a 5 year plan. The 5 year plan included the integration of services including Public Health on a 50 point action plan to tackle air quality issues in the borough.

 

Cycle Strategy-The paper went to Cabinet on January 2018 which sets out the strategy for the next 5 years. The papers were subject to pre policy scrutiny which influenced the final shape of the strategy papers.

 

Play Street- This was successful with many participants, including the award winning Love Lane which won street of the year two years in a row. Schools in the borough were being encouraged to take part in the scheme.

 

Street Lighting- Extensive work had been completed to bring works back to schedule and as a result of the investment programme to replace all street lighting, 38,300 street lights had been replaced. Additionally 8,400 illuminated signs had also been replaced.

 

Schools-72 Schools in the borough were signed up to the Sustainable Travel Accreditation Recognition for Schools (STARS) programme. More schools had actively participated on various awareness and healthy travel programmes offered around the borough.

 

Trees-Three and half thousand trees to be planted around the borough over the next year. The tree planting programme was to be linked to air quality and priority planting would be targeted at areas identified with poor air quality. Resident associations, and people in the community would be relied on to inform the council of location of vacant pits.

 

Brighton Mainline Upgrade- Following campaign for funding, the council was successful on lobbing for funding from Department of Transport (DFT) for the development of BML for the next 18 months.

 

 

 

Challenges

 

There were still challenges faced to deliver on actions such as the following:

- Safety around schools which is an issue that was increasingly raised by schools, resident, police and members. There had been pilots on restriction of cars in some roads during schools hours. Feedback to be assessed following consultation on this pilot.

- Ongoing work to be completed with Transport for London (TFL) on the Cycle strategy.

- Controlled Parking had presented many issues in the last 18 months due to large volume of applications received. Additional resources had been put into the team to manage the demand.

-Highway maintenance would be challenging as a result of the two year funding reduction period.

-Construction logistics as a result  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12/18

13/18

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To note the Work Programme for the 2017/2018 municipal year.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee NOTED the work programme for the remainder of the 2017/2018 municipal year.

14/18

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

Minutes:

This was not required.