Agenda and minutes

Hazel Grove Ward Committee
Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Hazel Grove Civic Hall

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2016.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 19 October 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Community Engagement

3(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

Minutes:

There were no announcements made.

3(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Ward Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Ward Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice. Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting and at local libraries and information centres.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

Minutes:

A number of questions were submitted in relation to the following:-

 

·         The poor condition of the pavement on Beech Avenue on the library side and on the A6.

·         The maintenance of the garden in front of Hazel Grove clinic.

·         Overflowing bins outside the old White Hart public house.

·         The proposed change of use of the vacated ambulance station on Beech Road.

·         The sharp increase in low level crime in the area over recent months.

 

Councillors considered the questions submitted and undertook to pursue these matters with appropriate Council officers.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to provide an update on the proposed future use of Beech Road Ambulance Station at the next meeting of the Ward Committee.

3(iii)

Petitions

To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.

Section 19 Investigation Report - June 2016 Flood Events pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report provides details of the independent Section 19 Investigation Report into the flooding in Stockport in June 2016, which was undertaken by Jacobs Engineering on behalf of Stockport Council.

 

The Ward Committee is asked to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Daniel Sharples on 0161 474 3209 or email daniel.sharples@stockport.gov.uk.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details of the independent Section 19 Investigation Report into the flooding in Stockport in June 2016, which was undertaken by Jacobs Engineering on behalf of Stockport Council.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Concerns raised previously by members regarding the lack of emphasis on the failure to close Hazelwood Road had been addressed in the final version of the report.

·         It was hoped that further funding would be allocated to flood prevention.

·         Concerns were raised that the recommendations addressed to the Environment Agency did not include deadlines and so may not be actioned.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be recommended to submit a further report in 6 months to the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee, providing an update on the progress on implementing the report’s recommendations.