Venue: Stroud Green Primary School, Woodstock Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3EX. View directions
Contact: Natalie Cole X2919
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (IF ANY)
An apology for absence was received from Councillor Robert Gorrie.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
A member with a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered must disclose to that meeting the existence and nature of that interest at the commencement of that consideration, or when the interest becomes apparent.
A member with a personal interest in a matter also has a prejudicial interest in that matter if the interest is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the member's judgment of the public interest and if this interest affects their financial position or the financial position of a person or body as described in paragraph 8 of the Code of Conduct and/or if it relates to the determining of any approval, consent, licence, permission or registration in relation to them or any person or body described in paragraph 8 of the Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations of interest in relation to items on the agenda.
To confirm and sign the minutes of the Committee held on 26th September 2011.
The minutes of the meeting held on 26th September 2011 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
ACTIONS ARISING FROM THE FORUM
Area Forum Item 1 - Hornsey Town Hall
Action 1 - The Chair would ask the Cabinet Member for Finance and Carbon Reduction for a copy of the Heads of Terms that was to be signed by the Council and representatives of Mountview Academy Representatives. This was requested by Adrian Essex. ACTION: CHAIR
Action 2 - A member of the public who was an Islington resident agreed to provide the Chair with details of a contact in Islington Council who the Chair can liaise with regarding including Islington residents on communication about the development of Hornsey Town Hall. ACTION: LOCAL RESIDENT & CHAIR
Area Forum Item 2 - Parliamentary Boundary Changes Consultation
Action 3 - Residents could get more information at: http://www.greenn8.org/
Area Forum Item 3 – Highways Update
Residents could report problems on roads, refuse, recycling, parking:
or 020 8489 1335 or
Action 4 - Officers were asked to identify areas where puddles were forming around ‘sloping policemen’ / speed humps in wet weather so that remedial action could be taken. ACTION: Highways Officers & Director Place & Sustainability
Action 5 - Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ)
A review of the wording on signage in the Stroud Green CPZ was requested. Current signs were unclear about parking restrictions on public holidays and on Arsenal home match days. Local contacts include local ward councillors and Sally Billot. ACTION: Director Place & Sustainability/ Head of Neighbourhoods/ Transport Consultation Officer
Action 6 - Clarity of who was entitled to essential user parking permits in Stroud Green would be provided. ACTION: Director Place & Sustainability/ Head of Neighbourhoods
Action 7 - Customer Service Centre
Lyn Garner to meet with Cllr Butcher to discuss concerns with the Council’s Customer Service Centre. ACTION: Director Place & Sustainability/ Cllr Butcher
Action 8 – Dog Control Orders
Comments on the Council’s consultation on proposals for dog control orders can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Forum Item 4 – Fortnightly Collection Pilot Scheme
The Forum welcomed the initiative to increase recycling rates in the borough but expressed concerns about the move to fortnightly collections relating to the practicality and safety of large bins in smaller front gardens, particularly at properties with basement premises.
It was noted that residents were able to retain the current green bins although they should not utilised for recycling.
i. That it be recommended that residents are informed in advance of whether their properties will be part of the pilot and are provided with options for smaller bins.
ii. That the letter informing residents about the fortnightly collections pilot (being sent in January 2012) included the offer of a smaller 120 litre wheelie bin instead of a full size 240 litre bin.
iii. That assurances be sought from Council officers that the collection of general waste after public holidays did not exceed 14 days since the previous collection and that residents’ views will be taken into account.
iv. That residents’ concerns be resolved before the new waste collection arrangement be implemented.
Action 9 - The Chair would ... view the full minutes text for item 18.
DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS AND DISCUSSION ON VENUES AND AGENDA ITEMS
Tuesday 10th April 2012
Tuesday 10th April 2012 (venue to be confirmed)
ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN URGENT NATURE