Agenda, decisions and minutes

Crawley County Local Committee
Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Longley Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG

Contact: Jack Caine on 033 022 28941  Email:  Jack.Caine@westsussex.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

25.

Welcome and introductions

Members of Crawley County Local Committee are Richard Burrett, Duncan Crow, Michael Jones, Bob Lanzer, Sue Mullins, Chris Oxlade, Charles Petts, Brian Quinn, and Brenda Smith.

 

Minutes:

25.1 The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and introduced members of the Committee.

25.2 Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Petts, Crow and Mullins

26.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

Minutes:

26.1 Mr Bob Lanzer declared pecuniary interest with respect to item 7, Crawley Community Initiative Funding – 329/C – Pound Hill South Gate Community Watch.

26.2 Mr Lanzer was the project manager for the project and agreed to leave the Committee room when the item was determined.

27.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 November (cream paper).

Minutes:

27.1 RESOLVED that the minutes of the last meeting held on 15 November 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

28.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.

Minutes:

28.1 There were none.

29.

Progress Statement pdf icon PDF 26 KB

The document contains brief updates on statements of progress made on issues raised at previous meetings.  The Committee is asked to note the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

29.1 The Committee received the progress statement detailing updates on works relevant to the local area.

30.

Crawley Residents' Parking Scheme Review (C06(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider a written report and recommendation from the Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and Director of Highways and Transport regarding the Crawley Residents’ Parking Scheme Review.

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report and recommendation from the Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and the Director of Highways and Transport.

 

It was RESOLVED that the Crawley CLC authorises the Director of Law and Assurance to bring the Traffic Regulation Order into operation as advertised with the following amendments:

 

a)   Retention of the Disabled Bay in Coppice Walk

and

b)   Retention of the “except bank holiday” restriction element of the scheme.

 

The Call-in Deadline is 6 March.

Minutes:

30.1 The Committee considered the written report and recommendation from the Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and the Director of Highways and Transport.

30.2 The Committee discussed the costs and time included in the report and the impact the project would have on the local area, in addition to how the parking scheme could best serve the needs of the residents.

 

30.3 It was RESOLVED that the Crawley CLC authorises the Director of Law and Assurance to bring the Traffic Regulation Order into operation as advertised with the following amendments:

 

a)   Exception of the Disabled Bay in Coppice Walk

and

b)   Removal of the “except bank holiday” restriction element of the scheme.

 

 

31.

Crawley Community Initiative Funding (C07(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The report summarises the Community Initiative Funding applications received via The West Sussex Crowd.  The Committee is invited to consider the applications and pledge funding if appropriate.

 

The Committee are also asked to receive feedback form successful project managers that were granted Community Initiative Funding at previous meetings.

Additional documents:

Decision:

At its meeting on 5 February 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.


The following pledges were approved:-



295/C – Crawley Open Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre, Keep us hiking, up to £5091, toward new hiking equipment.

303/C – LPK Learning CIC, Discover Crawley Together, up to £4126, towards event publicity, venue hire and development of family learning activities.

306/C – Broadfield Community Centre, Broadfield Arts Festival 2019, up to £4801, toward designing & producing advertising material and hire marquee/stretch tent.

329/C – Pound Hill South Community Speed Watch, £569, towards purchasing a speed gun, tuning fork and reflective tops.

335/C – Phoenix Choir of Crawley, Community Choral Events, up to £1981, toward the hire cost of venue, choir stalls lighting and sound.

The Call-in Deadline is 6 March.

 

 

Minutes:

31.1 The Committee received a written report from the Director of Law and Assurance and considered the recommendation to grant funds to projects submitted to the West Sussex Crowd in line with the Community Initiative Fund Criteria.

31.2 The Committee considered each application for CIF on it’s merits and


RESOLVED that the following pledges be approved:-



295/C – Crawley Open Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre, Keep us hiking, up to £5091, toward new hiking equipment.

303/C – LPK Learning CIC, Discover Crawley Together, up to £4126, towards event publicity, venue hire and development of family learning activities.

306/C – Broadfield Community Centre, Broadfield Arts Festival 2019, up to £4801, toward designing & producing advertising material and hire marquee/stretch tent.

329/C – Pound Hill South Community Speed Watch, £569, towards purchasing a speed gun, tuning fork and reflective tops.

335/C – Phoenix Choir of Crawley, Community Choral Events, up to £1981, toward the hire cost of venue, choir stalls lighting and sound.

 

32.

Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (C08(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report by the Director of Education and Skills.

 

The Committee are asked to approve the nominations of Authority School Governors as set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee considered the written report and recommendation from the Director of Education and Skills.

 

It was RESOLVED that the following nominations be approved:

1.   Mr Kamal Patel to Waterfield Primary School for a four year term.

The Call-in Deadline is 6 March.

 

Minutes:

32.1 The Committee considered the written report and recommendation from the Director of Education and Skills.

 

32.2 It was RESOLVED that the following nominations be approved:

1.   Mr Kamal Patel to Waterfield Primary School for a four year term.

33.

Talk With Us Open Forum

To invite questions from the public present at the meeting on subjects other than those on the agenda.  The Committee would encourage members of the public with more complex issues to submit their question before the meeting to allow a substantive answer to be given.

Minutes:

33.1 The Chairman invited Members of the public to ask questions of the Committee on matters that were not included in the agenda. A number fo questions and comments were raised including the following:

 

33.2 A resident from Crosspath advised that the residents parking zone was an issue and a petition to address this would be submitted in due course.

33.3 Parking at Green Lane near Manor Royal was causing significant local issues with regard to access and egress from ambulances, fire engines and other large vehicles. It was advised by the Area Highways Manager that the road space audit should address these issues.

33.4 The Committee discussed the pros and cons of using the Spacehive/Crowdfunding approach for grant funding and whether it was fit for purpose. It was advised that changes were being made to addres the concerns of the committee and the public and would be reported back at the next meeting.

34.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will take place at 7.00 pm on xxxday xx xxx XXXX in The Longley Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG.

 

Members wishing to place an item on the agenda should notify Jack Caine via email: jack.caine@westsussex.gov.uk or phone on 033 022 28941.

Minutes:

34.1 The Chairman confirmed that the next meeting of the Crawley CLC would take place on the 27 June 2019.