Venue: Civic Hall, Hazel Grove
Contact: Democratic Services
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ward Committee meeting held on 9 August 2011.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 August 2011 were approved as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
Councillors and officers to declare any interest which they may have in any of the items on the agenda for this meeting.
No declarations of interest were made.
(i) Neighbourhood Policing
Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
(ii) Public Question Time
Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Ward Committee. Questions must be submitted in advance on the cards provided. Questions on quasi-judicial matters (eg. current of potential legal proceedings, licensing applications, planning applications or appeals) or confidential matters are not permitted.
(iii) Environmental Services
The Area Conditions Officer will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at the last meeting. Councillors and members of the public area invited to raise issues affecting local environmental quality.
To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.
(v) Area Flexibility Funding
To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback form organisations who have received funding.
(i) Public Question Time
Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair.
The following issues were discussed and responses were given:-
· The schedule for traffic calming in the Hazelwood Road area.
· Dog fouling.
· Flooding and blocked drains on Commercial Road and Chester Road.
· Action that residents could take to gate the passageway at the rear of 67-91 Commercial Road.
· Ownership of the wall between the Royal Oak Public House and the Stockport Homes properties.
RESOLVED – That the responses given be noted.
(ii) Neighbourhood Policing
PCSOs Martin Heys and Jonathan Ackerley attended the meeting and answered questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing in the Hazel Grove area.
The following comments were made/issues raised:-
· Recent operations to combat the underage sale of alcohol.
· ‘Hotspot’ areas that were patrolled each weekend.
· The recent issuing of a Section 59 notice and two anti social behaviour contracts.
· Police surgeries at Hazel Grove Library and Arundel shops.
RESOLVED – That PCSO Heys and PCSO Ackerley be thanked for their attendance.
No petitions were submitted.
(iv) Environmental Services
Adam Cunningham, Area Conditions Officer, attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to environmental issues within the Hazel Grove area.
A number of issues were discussed including:-
· Dog fouling at Bosden Fold Road.
· Pedestrian crossing railings outside the Bulls Head Public House had been damaged.
RESOLVED – That Adam Cunningham be thanked for his attendance.
(v) Area Flexibility Funding
A representative of Norbury Church Toddler Group presented the Ward Committee with photographs showing the use of play equipment purchased from the use of an Area Flexibility Funding grant.
RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to convey thanks to Stepping Hill Area Committee.
Traffic Congestion - Commercial Road
This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor William Wragg.
A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor William Wragg.
A member of the public explained that the Doctors at Springfield Surgery on Commercial Road were concerned for pedestrian safety, in particular for elderly patients, and that they had requested for consideration to be given to installing a pedestrian crossing near to the surgery.
The Chair reported that a pedestrian crossing had been scheduled for installation near to Peter Street.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.
Ken Raikes Memorial
This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of the Chair.
A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of the Chair.
The Chair reported that the Area Committee wished to install a plaque in the memory of Ken Raikes, the first Hazel Grove District Steward and asked members of the public to consider a suitable place for the plaque to be displayed.
The following suggestions were made:-
· Seating at the junction of Commercial Road and London Road.
· Seating in the Memorial Park.
· Seating in the Clinic gardens.
· At the square near to Beech House.
RESOLVED – That the suggestions be referred to Stepping Hill Area Committee for consideration.