Agenda and minutes

Alexandra Park and Palace Advisory Committee
Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Philip Slawther, Principal Committee Co-ordinator  0208 489 2957

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Items
No. Item

73.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting will be streamed via the Council’s internet site.    Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the meeting room, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

Minutes:

Noted.

74.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for Absence were received from Cllr Das Neves and Jane Hutchinson.

75.

Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

 

76.

Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business.  (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear.  New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under item 12 below).

Minutes:

None.

77.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To approve the minutes of the Statutory Advisory Committee held on 10 December 2019.

Minutes:

The meeting raised concerns that the previous APPCT Board minutes had not been included in the SAC agenda pack. Clerk to include in future agendas (Action).

 

RESOLVED

 

To approve the minutes of the Advisory Committee held on 10th December  2019.

78.

CEO'S UPDATE REPORT

Report included as part of the Joint SAC-CC agenda pack.

Minutes:

The SAC received a report which provided an update on Alexandra Park and Palace; including the impact of COVID-19, reopening and recovery, wellbeing survey, park management, Creative Learning and Dukes Avenue. The report was introduced by Louise Stewart, Chief Executive (CE) of APPCT as set out in the Joint SAC/CC agenda pack at pages 9-27.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the contents of the report were noted.

 

 

79.

CAR PARK CHARGING PROPOSALS

Report included as part of the Joint SAC-CC agenda pack.

 

Minutes:

The SAC received a report which set out findings of the parking charges survey, the proposed discounts and exemptions for certain user groups, and the next steps in the process. The report was introduced by Louise Stewart, Chief Executive (CE) of APPCT as set out in the Joint SAC/CC agenda pack at pages 27-34. The SAC endorsed the comments made at the Joint Meeting ofthe Alexandra Park and Palace Statutory Advisory Committee and the AlexandraPalace and Park Consultative Committee and put forward the following points for the Board’s consideration on the introduction of car parking charges:

a.    The SAC were broadly supportive of the proposals but raised some concerns around groups on low income and those who have mobility issues. It was suggested that parking charges should be kept as low as possible not to discourage particular user groups and perhaps there could be some free parking such as on Bank Holidays for lower income families who might wish to have a free day out.

b.    It was suggested that there needed to be a balanced response to this issue. There was a strong financial argument for introducing charges but there also needed to be some recognition that a significant proportion of people responding to the consultation expressed concerns with charging. It was suggested that local ward councillors needed to be engaging with the local community on this to ensure that those living in the vicinity of the park were aware of possible knock-on effects to parking in the surrounding area.

c.    It was commented that most people were used to paying for parking and that this was an unfortunate reality of the financial situation faced by APPCT and the need to protect the future of the charity.

d.    The SAC believes that any parking charges should not disadvantage vulnerable people and that some mitigation was required to protect them.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the SAC noted and discussed the information in the report and provided advice and feedback to the Trustee Board on the public feedback to the car park charging proposals.

 

80.

END OF YEAR REPORT

Report included as part of the Joint SAC-CC agenda pack.

 

Minutes:

The SAC received a report which provided an annual summary report on outdoor events monitoring, complaints and theatre activity. The report was introduced by Louise Stewart, Chief Executive (CE) of APPCT as set out in the Joint SAC/CC agenda pack at pages 35-42.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the SAC noted the report.

 

81.

New items of urgent business

To consider any items admitted at item 5 above.

 

Minutes:

None.

82.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

5 November 2020

15 March 2021

 

Minutes:

5th November