Agenda for Sefton East Parishes Area Committee on Thursday 29th September, 2011, 6.30 pm

Agenda and draft minutes

Sefton East Parishes Area Committee
Thursday 29th September, 2011 6.30 pm

Venue: Maghull Town Hall, Hall Lane, Maghull

Contact: Ian Aylward-Barton 

Items
No. Item

16.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Parish Councillor R. Baker.

17.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are requested to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest, relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the relevant Code of Conduct

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

18.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 June 2011

 

 

Part A

 

These items are for general discussion.  Anybody attending the meeting is welcome to speak (subject to the Chair’s discretion)

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 June 2011, be confirmed as a correct record.

19.

Public Forum

A period of 20 minutes (or longer at the discretion of the Chair) will be set aside for a Public Forum.

 

Members of the public can ask questions, raise matters, or present petitions on issues that are relevant to Sefton Council.  The person asking a question will be allowed one supplementary question.

 

A question form indicating the person’s name and address must be completed and submitted to the Committee Administrator as soon as possible and by no later than 15 minutes before the meeting starts i.e. before 6.15 p.m. or by 3.00 p.m. for faxed (0151 934 2034) or on-line submissions http://forms.sefton.gov.uk/openforumquestion/

Question forms can be obtained from the Committee Administrator prior to the meeting.

 

(If the questioner does not attend the meeting or nominate a representative to attend (at the discretion of the Chair), the question will not be read out, but a written response will be forwarded to the questioner).

 

If a response to a question cannot be provided at the meeting, the Neighbourhoods Division will contact the relevant department for a formal response and the resident will be contacted directly in writing

Minutes:

During the Open Forum no questions were submitted.

20.

Police Issues pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Report of the Neighbourhood Inspector

Minutes:

Inspector Kevin Booth presented his report that provided statistics for the Molyneux, Park and Sudell Wards for June to August 2011 together with comparative figures for June to August 2010.

 

Inspector Booth reported that the number of burglaries had shown a significant reduction compared to the same period in the previous year, however there was a current area of concern relating to the theft of motor vehicle registration plates in the area and he gave details of action being taken to address this issue.

 

Inspector Booth also reported on Police initiatives propose for the Mischief Night and Bonfire Night period particularly referring to co-operation with local schools.

 

The report also detailed the yearly crime patterns; the current neighbourhood run initiatives (Operations Copley II, PUSH II and Primula; and the following neighbourhood meetings:

 

Have Your Say meetings:

 

  • Suddell and Park Wards – Thursday 22nd Sept at 1900 hrs at MaghullTown Hall.

 

  • Molyneux Ward – Thursday 30th Sept at 1800 hrs, Melling rate Payers Club, Waddicar Lane, Melling

 

Home Watch:

 

  • Sudell and Park Ward – Monday 26th September at 2000 hrs, MaghullTown Hall

 

  • Molyneux Ward – Thursday 10h November at 1900 hrs, Harrow Park.

 

The report concluded by detailing good news stories relating to advice given in relation to making vehicles safe from burglary, the use of smartwater to enhance the security of properties and the arrest of a youth on suspicion of  burglary and theft from a motor vehicle in the Maghull area.

 

A Member referred to reports of anti-social behaviour in Ridgeway Park and Inspector Booth informed the Committee that he had been made aware of these incidents and action was being undertaken to address the problems.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Inspector Booth be thanked for his attendance and presentation at the meeting.

21.

Area Management Update pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Neighbourhood & Investment Programmes Director giving an update on area management activities that had taken place in the Sefton East Parishes wards since the last meeting.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)       The report be noted; and

 

(2)       Members or residents be requested to contact the Neighbourhoods Division with any further area issues they wish to raise.

 

22.

Parish Council Update

Verbal update from Parish Council representative(s)

 

 

Part B

 

These items are for consultation or information of interest to the local community.  Anybody attending the meeting is welcome to speak (subject to the Chair’s discretion)

 

 

Part C

 

These are formal decisions to be taken by the Members of the Council.  Only in exceptional cases will the Chair allow contributions from the public (Advisory Group Members may speak but not vote)

 

Minutes:

 

Aintree;

 

Councillor Baldwin reported that the new bowling pavilion was completed and in operation, He also referred to the rules around funding projects from Area Committee funds and the Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator reported that copies had recently been sent to the Aintree Parish Clerk.

 

Councillor Robertson as Cabinet Member – Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods reporetd that it was proposed to issue a consultation document relating to funding and each Area Committee would be given the opportunity to consider the document and make a response.

 

Melling;

 

Reference was made to a need for improvement works to be carried out at Rainbow Park and the Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator reported that she would arrange to discuss this with Parish Councillors and Ward Members.

 

RESOLVED: That the updates be noted.

23.

Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 20 of the meeting held on 15 July 2010, the Committee considered the report of Neighbourhoods and Investment Programmes Director that indicated that the balance available for the allocation of 2010/11 budget was as follows.

 

 

Balance

b/f

2011/12 Budget

2011/12

Available

2011/12

Commitments

Balance Available

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards

 

 

 

 

 

Molyneux

-65.00

3,324.00

3,259.00

1,467.00

1,792.00

Park

498.53

3,324.00

3,822.53

0.00

3,822.53

Sudell

2,028.34

3,324.00

5,352.34

940.00

4,412.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

 

 

 

Aintree

0.00

3,860.00

3,860.00

0.00

3,860.00

Lydiate

0.00

3,610.00

3,610.00

0.00

3,610.00

Maghull

3,215.00

12,035.00

15,250.00

5,307.00

9,943.00

Melling

1,040.00

1,520.00

2,560.00

0.00

2,560.00

Sefton

0.00

175.00

175.00

0.00

175.00

SEPAC Total

6,716.87

31,172.00

37,888.87

7,714.00

30,174.87

 

Allocations made during 2011/12:

 

Molyneux Ward

 

2011/12 Commitments

Date Approved

Cost £

Action Status

1

Contribution to Smartwater

23/06/11

355.00

Complete

2

Contribution to 14 bollards outside HolyRosaryPrimary School.

23/06/11

1,112.00

Ongoing

 

 

 

1,467.00

 

 

Sudell Ward

 

2011/12 Commitments

Date Approved

Cost £

Action Status

1

Replacement litterbin at canal entrance on Hall Lane

13/06/11

380.00

Complete

2

2 x street signs Taylors Lane, junction Hall Lane

15/06/11

180.00

Ongoing

3

Replacement litterbin at Tree View Court

11/08/11

380.00

Complete

 

 

 

 940.00

 

 

Park Ward

 

2011/12 Commitments

Date Approved

Cost £

Action Status

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

Maghull Area Budget

 

2011/12 Commitments

Date Approved

Cost £

Action Status

1

50% contribution towards 2 vehicle actuated signs on Liverpool Road South

23/06/11

5,307.00

Ongoing

 

 

 

5,307.00

 

 

Allocations made during 2010/11:

 

Melling Parish Council

 

10/11 Commitments

Date Approved

Cost         £

Progress to Date

 

Match funding with Melling Parish Council for costs associated with Melling in Bloom

17/03/11

500.00

Ongoing

 

 

 

 500.00

 

 

The Chairman reported that he had received a further request for an allocation of £1000 from the Maghull Town Council Area Allocation (part funding of the total cost the event) to hold a firework display in Maghull. It was reported that funding from local businesses had been investigated but none had been forthcoming. Members discussed the application and its benefit to the wider community in the Sefton East Parishes Area. It was suggested that the funding should be agreed but that it should be funding to cover the shortfall in expenditure relating to the event, rather than the fixed £1,000 requested.

 

The Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator reported that a request had been received for all Area Committees to contribute towards a rapid response cleansing and rubbish removal service which would be provided in the weeks up to Bonfire Night. Each Area Committee was being asked to contribute on a pro-rata basis and the Contribution from this Committee would be £420.00. Members discussed the issue in detail and expressed the view that whilst this was a valuable service which they would support on this occasion investigation should take place with regard to this not being funded from the Area Committees’ allocation in future years. The Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator reported that works would be undertaken with the relevant departments to investigate how  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Cars for Sale on the Highway pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Head of Legal Services

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. of 17 March 2011, the Area Committee considered the report of the Head of Corporate Legal Services in connection with enforcement action in relation to vehicles parked for sale on the highway.  The report set out the Council's legal powers to deal with vehicles for sale on the highway.

 

Members discussed the issues raised and referred to a number of streets where vehicles were regularly parked for sale on the Public Highway. The Head of Corporate Legal Services informed Members that street could be added to the list of specified roads included in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton (Control of Road-side Sales) Order 2005.

 

Members also enquired as to any further measures which might be available and commented on actions taken by Liverpool City Council. The Head of Corporate Legal Services reported that consultations had been carried out with Liverpool City Council

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

25.

Results of consultation with Area Committee regarding Highway Maintenance Programme 2011 2012 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment advising Members of those locations which had been approved in the Highway Maintenance Programme for 2011/12 and providing an update on the consultations with Area Committees.

 

A number of possible schemes had previously been identified by the area Committee and the report set out the proposed actions in relation to those schemes.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)       the Highway Maintenance Programme 2011/12, approved by Cabinet Member for Technical Services on 6th April 2011, be noted; and

 

(2)       the Area Committee’s concern that none of the identified schemes will be included within the 2011/12 Highway Maintenance programme be placed on record.

26.

Melling Road, Aintree - Proposed Speed Management Route Action Scheme pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking approval for the introduction of traffic calming measures along Melling Road, Aintree. (Between Seeds Lane and School Lane).

 

Melling Road had been identified as a priority for investigation under the Route Action Investigation Programme. In the three-year accident study period of 1 February 2008 to 31 March 2011, seven personal injury accidents had been recorded along the route of which one involved serious injury, three involved drivers losing control of their vehicles, two involved drivers shunting into other vehicles and two concerned drivers pulling out of Seeds Lane into the path of passing vehicles.

 

The anticipated cost of progressing the traffic calming measures could be accommodated within the 2011/12 Local Transport Plan Capital Programme and Aintree Racecourse Ltd had agreed to part fund the scheme.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)          the progression of traffic calming measures for Melling Road, Aintree be approved; and

 

(2)       the Traffic Services Manager be authorised to undertake the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order.

27.

Altway, Aintree - Proposed Pedestrian Facilities pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking authority to introduce a Zebra Crossing on Altway, Aintree and carry out the necessary consultation with adjoining frontagers.

 

The proposed scheme was one of a number of schemes within the Local Transport Plan capital programme approved by the Cabinet Member – Technical Services where Pedestrian Crossing facilities had been requested and assessed as part of the 2010/11 Pedestrian Crossing Review.

 

The anticipated cost of the Zebra Crossing, amounting to approximately £17,000 would be funded from the Local Transport Plan Capital programme.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)       the Traffic Services Manager be authorised to progress the scheme as soon as possible, including consultation with adjoining property owner/occupiers; and

 

(2)       subject to no objections arising from the consultation exercise, the installation of the pedestrian refuge as soon as possible be approved.

28.

Proposed Disabled Persons Parking Place pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking approval for the progression of a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which would provide a disabled resident with a parking place directly outside their place of residency.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)       the Traffic Regulation Order to introduce a Disabled Persons Parking Place(s) as outlined in the report be approved; and

 

(2)       the Traffic Services Manager be authorised to undertake the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order.

29.

A59 Ormskirk Road / Copy Lane, Aintree and A59 Northway / Hall Lane, Maghull - Proposed junction Improvements pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking approval for the introduction of traffic calming measures at the junctions of the A59 / Copy Lane, Aintree and the A59 / Hall Lane, Maghull.

 

The junctions had been identified as a priority for investigation under the Single Site Investigation Programme. In the 3 year accident study period from 1 February 2007 to 31 January 2010, (the period used at the time of the Accident Investigation Study), 14 personal injury accidents had been recorded at the junction of A59 and Copy Lane, Aintree and 10 personal injury accidents had occurred at the junction of A59 and Hall Lane, Maghull.

 

The anticipated cost of progressing the traffic calming measures amounting to £73,885 could be accommodated within the 2011/12 Local Transport Plan Capital Programme as approved by Cabinet Member – Technical Services 6 April 2011.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)          the progression of traffic calming measures for the junctions of the A59, Ormskirk Road / Copy Lane, Aintree and the A59 Northway / Hall Lane, Maghull be approved; and

 

(2)       the Traffic Services Manager be authorised to undertake the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order.

 

30.

Damfield Lane & Hall Lane, Maghull, Speed Management Scheme pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking approval for the introduction of traffic calming measures along Damfield Lane and Hall Lane, Maghull.

 

Damfield Lane & Hall Lane, Maghull between the A59 Northway and the junction with Poverty Lane and Eastway had been identified as a priority for investigation under the Route Action Investigation Programme. In the three year accident study period of 16 September 2007 to 15 September 2010, 15 personal injury accidents had been recorded along the route, of which, one involved a fatal injury, two involved serious injury and 12 resulted in slight injury.

 

Part of the anticipated cost of progressing the traffic calming measures had been approved within the 2011/12 Local Transport Plan Capital Programme and authorisation for the remainder would be sought from the Cabinet Member - Transportation as soon as possible.

 

Members discussed the proposals in details and indicated that they considered that a thorough consultation should be carried out with local residents including a meeting in the vicinity to ensure that residents had an opportunity to view and fully understand the proposals. Reference was also made to the section of Hall lane between Northway and the swing bridge over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, it was considered that this needed to be included in the scheme and a 20 mph speed limit on this section of Hall Lane was proposed by Members.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)       the proposal to consult with residents, businesses and other key stakeholders on the progression of traffic calming measures for Damfield Lane and Hall Lane, Maghull be approved;

 

(2)       the Traffic Services Manager be authorised to undertake the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order.

 

(3)          the Traffic Services Manager be requested to carry out a thorough consultation with local residents including a meeting in the vicinity to ensure that residents had an opportunity to view and fully understand the proposals;

 

(4)          the Traffic Services Manager be requested to investigate the inclusion of a 20mph speed limit on the section of Hall lane between Northway and the swing bridge over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal; and

 

(5)       The results of the Public Consultation be reported to this Committee in due course.

31.

A59 Ormskirk Road, Retail Park Access pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking approval for the introduction of an improved left turn facility and pedestrian crossing improvements to the junction of A59 Ormskirk Road / Aintree Retail Park.

 

The proposed left turn lane at the retail park access would reduce congestion  and improve traffic flow on the A59 Ormskirk Road and would contribute to Local Transport Plan goals to support economic success, by the efficient movement of people and goods

 

The anticipated cost of progressing the proposals, could be accommodated within the 2011/12 revised Local Transport Plan Capital Programme as approved by Cabinet Member – Transportation on 8 July 2011.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)       the the construction of a new left turn lane, improved pedestrian facilities and traffic signal improvements to the junction of the A59 Ormskirk Road / Aintree retail Park be approved; and

 

(2)       the Traffic Services Manager be authorised to undertake the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order.

32.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2011, at Melling Primary School, Wheeler Drive, Melling, L31 1DA commencing at 6:30pm

Minutes:

In accordance with the agreed schedule of meetings for this Area Committee, the next meeting will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2011, at Melling Primary School commencing at 6:30pm.