Venue: Rushey Mead Recreation Centre, Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester LE2 9RJ
Contact: Anita Clarke, Community Engagement Officer: 0116 2211458 Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Anita James, Democratic Support Officer: 0116 4546358 Email: (email@example.com)
INTRODUCTIONS & APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillors will elect a Chair for the meeting.
The Chair will introduce those present and make any necessary announcements.
The Chair and any other Councillors who are present will make any declarations as required by the Councillors Code of Conduct.
Councillor Patel, Chair, welcomed everyone and led introductions.
There were no declarations of interest.
Apologies for absence were received from Mr Vyas (resident).
ACTION LOG OF PREVIOUS MEETING PDF 133 KB
The Action Log of the meeting held on 21st June 2016, is attached and Members will be asked to confirm it as an accurate record.
The action log of the meeting held on 21 June 2016 was agreed as a correct record.
Progress on Actions:
Item 5 Harrison Road Parking Update – Action 3
RE: Paper Petitions submitted to the Council, only the name of the lead petitioner was put into the public domain, no other details of the lead petitioner or anyone else who had signed the petition were published.
RE: E-petitions on the council’s website, the only details visible were the name of the person who had started the petition and the number of signatures.
WARD COUNCILLOR FEEDBACK
Councillors will provide an update on ward matters.
Re: Mellor Primary School/Clarke Street, Councillor Willmott reported that a meeting had taken place between the Headteacher, Premises Officer and council officers to try and find solutions to the parking issues on Clarke Street.
· Suggestions included:
i) Using the alternative entrance on Woodbridge Street however it had been decided this was not feasible.
ii) Providing additional staffing am/pm to redirect parents parking.
iii) Installing new larger signage at Checketts Road entrance.
iv) Seeking funding from the citywide project to improve parking outside schools for bollards to be installed.
· Discussions were ongoing with the Jungle Club regarding the use of their car park for parent drop offs.
ACTION: Highways Officer to note resident’s suggestion to narrow the road entrance to restrict access and make it difficult for double parkers to reverse out.
Re: Alderton Close/Entrance to Watermead Park, Councillor Clair reported that a meeting had taken place & officers had presented details of a residential parking scheme. Residents would be fully consulted and if there was support for the scheme the council would look to implement.
ACTION: Highways Officers to explore the suggestion of electronic bollards.
TRANSFORMING NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES - UPDATE
The ward community engagement officer will provide an update on the Transforming Neighbourhoods Services programme.
Lee Warner, Senior Project Manager, Neighbourhood & Environmental Services informed the meeting that the council was reviewing the way local services operated in the North East of the City which included the community facilities in Rushey Mead ward, Troon ward, Belgrave ward, Humberstone & Hamilton ward and Thurncourt ward.
It was noted that 1200 responses had been received for the initial consultation in June/July and from that a set of proposals had been developed which the council was now putting out for further consultation.
· There were not many services in the area and residents wanted the Rushey Mead Library and the Rushey Mead Recreation Centre to remain open.
· If feedback included new proposals would they be considered and would people in the area be consulted on alternative suggestions –
· If Rushey Mead Library moved into Rushey Mead Recreation Centre space would be reduced and not enough room for all the facilities and functions both buildings run.
· The consultation did not say how much would actually be saved by the proposals.
Residents encouraged to respond to the consultation on the proposals before 23rd October 2016. Forms were available at local council buildings and online at the council’s website. More information could also be obtained by emailing: - TNS@leicester.gov.uk
ACTION: Councillor Patel to meet local residents to consider and help with their responses on the proposal for the Recreation Centre.
ACTION: The Community Engagement Officer to book the Recreation Centre for Tuesday 11/10/16 for the meeting between Councillor Patel and local residents.
HARRISON ROAD PARKING - UPDATE
An update will be given on Harrison Road parking.
James Whelan Transport Development Officer had been invited to attend but was not present.
The Chair felt that it was important for the Transport Development Officer to be present to update on this issue.
ACTION: Item deferred to the next Rushey Mead ward community meeting.
LOCAL POLICING UPDATE
Leicestershire Police will be invited to the meeting to provide an update on local policing issues in the Ward.
PCSO L’Homme provided an update on local policing matters in the Rushey Mead Ward.
· Residents to be aware a large number of frauds were occurring in the area with vulnerable/elderly being targeted,
· Residents reminded to celebrate safely and to take precaution with fire safety and to be extra vigilant with their personal safety,
· Residents were encouraged to report all issues of ASB, in particular around Sainsburys car park so that the police could target appropriate resources to tackle issues.
ACTION: Civil Enforcement officers to note concerns were raised about cars parking on pavements and grass verges along Gleneagles Avenue.
ACTION: Police/City & Park Wardens to note concerns were raised about Appleton Park of ASB, littering and people drinking.
CITY WARDEN UPDATE
The City Warden will give an update on issues in the Ward.
Mo Patel, City Warden gave an update on issues arising in the Rushey Mead ward since the last meeting and an information leaflet was circulated to those present.
Residents raised a number of issues which included:
· There was an increase in littering/rubbish outside the shops on Lockerbie Road – City Warden to investigate
· Pathway near to Sainsburys was not tarmacked and holes were forming when it rained making it uneven and difficult to walk along – City Warden to check if council owned and if so refer to Highways.
Residents were encouraged to use the Love Leicester App to report issues or phone the City Warden service on 0116 4541001.
WARD COMMUNITY BUDGET
Councillors are reminded that under the Council’s Code of Conduct they should declare any interest they may have in budget applications.
The ward community engagement officer will provide an update on the Ward Community Budget.
To note that the following 5 bids were supported by Councillors:
· Belgrave Hall Conservation Society – website project
· Inspirate – Craft workshops project
· Mellor Primary School – Road Safety project and signage
· Church of Our Lady – Christmas event to take local children to pantomime
· Troon Way/Gleneagles Avenue bench project.
A further bid was pending a decision from Councillors.
Councillors agreed in principle to support a proposed bid from Milap Group subject to the appropriate paperwork being completed and lodged with the Community Engagement Officer.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Officers to note resident concerns about overgrown trees in the grounds of Herrick School that were impacting on neighbouring houses.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
To note the next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 6.30pm at a venue to be confirmed.
To note the next meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 6.30pm at a venue to be confirmed.