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A Mystery….
19/03/2017 09:40:00......Posted by Helen Pollard

On 5th March I received reports of new posts being put up in the Chatsworth Road area.

Chatsworth Road and its side roads are in area 4 for the 20 mph zones consultation as per the Council’s website

The statutory consultation took place between 18/1/17 and 15/2/17. 

A decision about whether to go ahead with the 20mph zones in area 4 is due to be taken on 9th May 2017.

Since 5th March I have sent a number of emails to the Council, but so far, no one has advised me what these posts are for. 

So, has the Council already decided to go ahead with the scheme?  Was the consultation a tick box exercise?  If so, were residents wasting their time responding because the decision had already been made?

If you have a view on the 20mph zone you might want to speak at the Traffic Management Committee on 9th May.

Here are extracts from the Council’s website:

If you wish to attend and address the meeting, further information on attendance may be obtained by contacting Victoria Lower (Members’ Services Manager) after 2 May 2017 by telephoning 020 8726 6000 ext. 14773. Please note any requests to be added to the speakers list cannot be taken before that date.

All objections will be reported to Council Members for their consideration at the meeting of the Traffic Management Advisory Committee scheduled to take place on 9 May 2017, following which objectors will be notified of the outcome.  The outcome will also be placed on this webpage as a further update.

What are the next steps?

  • All objections received will be evaluated and where appropriate (in light of any objections) the proposal may be amended before being included as part of an objections report which will be considered by the Councils Traffic Management Advisory Committee meeting in May 2017. 
  • The Committee will make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment on whether or not the scheme should be proceeded with for any/all of the three areas i.e. areas 3, 4 and 5.  
  • The Cabinet Member will make the final decision on whether or not to continue with implementation of the proposal for any/all areas.
  • If the decision is to implement the scheme, the council will prepare the design work and implementation will be commenced.


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Chatsworth Road Conservation Area
22/06/2017 20:08:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with residents and council officers to discuss plans for signage for the Chatsworth Road Conservation Area.  Discussed road signs, information boards and 'welcome' signs.  Council officers will look into costing and residents will produce ideas for designs.



John Ruskin College
21/06/2017 20:06:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the awards evening at John Ruskin College.  A very uplifting experience and it was great to see students so engaged with their learning and making such great progress. 



Fairfield Halls
19/06/2017 20:03:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with BH Live who will be the new operator for Fairfield Halls.  Spent some time discussing their plans.

Then attended a Cabinet Meeting in the Town Hall where BH Live gave a presentation.  They set out their objectives and targets they want to achieve and seem very committed to the venture. 



Croham Road
13/06/2017 07:23:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with officers at the Council to discuss possible improvements for the shops in Croham Road.  This area was not included in the South End upgrade and could benefit from assistance to make it a more appealing place to shop.



06/06/2017 22:16:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Councillor surgery in Matthews Yard was due to take place today but when I turned up the cafe was closed and building work was underway.  Apologies to anyone who turned up.  I have contacted the owner of Matthews Yard and am assured it will be open for the next surgery in July.



Local Plan Hearing
30/05/2017 15:29:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the Local Plan Public Hearing today.  The Planning Inspector was taking submissions on things related to views and Heritage Status.  I spoke in support of Whitgift Residents' Association who are hoping the Whitgift estate will get protected status in the Local Plan.



Park Hill Park
30/05/2017 08:41:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


I was in Park Hill Park this weekend and was sad to see the lack of flowers in the flower beds.  The only plant that seemed to be thriving in this neat pile of wood chips is the thistle.  The grass-cutting was erratic with some areas that had been mowed and others that had not.  Shame to see such a lovely space neglected.



Overflowing bin
29/05/2017 08:39:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


I was in Park Hill Park yesterday and saw this bin overflowing with rubbish.  I reported it to the Council to clear.  Doesn't give a very good first impression to visitors to the Park. 



Issues in Old Town
28/05/2017 09:16:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Spent the afternoon talking to residents in Old Town.  Residents had a number of issues with bins and anti-social behaviour - I will be following these up with the Council.



Heathfield Gardens
24/05/2017 08:31:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the Planning Committee with a number of residents from the Heathfield Gardens estate.  Despite almost all residents objecting to the plan to build on the area's green space and garages, the scheme was given the go-ahead by the Planning Committee.  There were concerns by some members of the Committee about the proposed new public right of way that will be included in the scheme.  Residents are worried it will lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour as people walk through after a night out in South End.  Nevertheless the Committee agreed the scheme including the new footpath.  The views of local people have been ignored again.  Very disappointing.



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