Agenda and minutes

County Council Local Committee for Eden
Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Alston Town Hall, Front Street, Alston CA9 3RF

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

44.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

45.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for            profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial                                                         interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the    area of the authority; and

 

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one            hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest on this occasion.

 

 

46.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any items of business on the Agenda

Minutes:

RESOLVED,       that the press and public be not excluded from the meeting during consideration of any items of business on the Agenda.

 

47.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There were no questions, petitions or statements at the time of despatch

 

 

Minutes:

There were no public questions, petitions or statements made at this meeting.

 

48.

PRESENTATION - POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER

To receive a presentation from Mr peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that,     this item be deferred.

 

49.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Local Committee held on Monday 30 July 2018 (copy enclosed)

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that,       the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 30 July 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

 

50.

2018/19 HIGHWAYS BUDGET/PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 94 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All]

 

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed)

 

This report presents the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital Budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information, as detailed in the attached appendices.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members had before them a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure, which presented the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital Budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information, as detailed in the attached appendices.

 

The original Highways Revenue budget allocation for 2018/19 is £746,009.  Year to date actual spend and comments on programme progress are shown in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

One of the members asked for clarification on whether, as mentioned at the last Local Committee meeting, the funding from the Parking Services budget line had been transferred into the lines and signs budget, and whether there were plans in place to spend it.

 

The Highway Network Manager said the money had not yet been allocated to the signs and lines budget line of the local committee, but he confirmed there was a programme of delivery being progressed.

 

The Highway Network Manager would chase up the budget allocation with the Parking Manager.

 

The Local Member for Appleby asked officers if they had received an email from the Shining Stars Nursery in Appleby offering a contribution to a possible scheme for a footpath to the nursery.  Members felt there were a number of schemes throughout Eden district which would benefit from being assessed and prioritised with 3rd party funding being a factor.

 

The Highway Network Manager confirmed he had not seen the email, and asked the local member to forward this on to him.  He would investigate and respond to the nursery.

 

One of the members asked for clarification and further detail on the year to date actual figures in the report.  The Highway Network Manager provided clarification, which then led to a discussion about the value of including this information in future updates to the committee.

 

Upon conclusion of the discussion it was AGREED that future reports, instead of year to date actuals, would include a red, amber, or green performance indicator.

 

RESOLVED that,     Local Committee note the programme progress information shown in the appendices, attached to the report.

 

51.

PENRITH TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER - VARIATION NO 2 - RESULTS OF THE STATUTORY CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 111 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Penrith East, Penrith North]

 

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed)

 

This report seeks to advise the Local Committee of the representations received to the statutory consultation and advertisement of a variation to the current Penrith Traffic Regulation Order, namely to extend the Zone E Residents Permit Holders only parking into Wetheriggs Rise, Tyne Close Avenue and Tyne Close Terrace.

 

This report also seeks to advise the Local Committee of the representations received to the statutory consultation and advertisement of the second variation, namely to amend the extent of existing and introduce new waiting restrictions on parts of Ash Road, Cherry Gardens, Great Dockray, Hawthorn Drive, Holme Riggs Avenue, Mayburgh Avenue, Netherend Road, Princes Street and Wetheriggs Lane Penrith, and extend the “Prohibition of Heavy Commercial Vehicles Over 7.5 tonnes maximum gross weight: Within the Control Area” to include the entire length of Carleton Hill Road Penrith which, for reasons of efficiency has now been combined with the Wetheriggs Rise Zone E extension.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Eden Local Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which advised members of the representations received to the statutory consultation and advertisement of a variation to the current Penrith Traffic Regulation Order, namely to extend the Zone E Residents Permit Holders only parking into Wetheriggs Rise, Tyne Close Avenue and Tyne Close Terrace.

 

The report also advised them of the representations received to the statutory consultation and advertisement of the second variation, namely to amend the extent of existing and introduce new waiting restrictions on parts of Ash Road, Cherry Gardens, Great Dockray, Hawthorn Drive, Holme Riggs Avenue, Mayburgh Avenue, Netherend Road, Princes Street and Wetheriggs Lane Penrith, and extend the “Prohibition of Heavy Commercial Vehicles Over 7.5 tonnes maximum gross weight: Within the Control Area” to include the entire length of Carleton Hill Road Penrith which, for reasons of efficiency had now been combined with the Wetheriggs Rise Zone E extension.

 

Cumbria County Council had carried out a statutory consultation and advertisement on the following proposed changes to the current Penrith Traffic Regulation Order: -

 

·         Zone E Extension

 

The Wetheriggs Rise area had seen an increase in on-street parking as a result of changes in the area including the New Squares Development, increased cost of parking at Penrith Rail station and changes in the way Ullswater Community College managed parking on their site.

 

Following concerns regarding inconsiderate parking it was proposed to introduce Residents Permit Holders only parking and associated waiting restrictions on Wetheriggs Rise, Tyne Close Avenue and Tyne Close Terrace.

 

The Traffic Management Team Leader advised members that two responses to these proposals had been received, details of which were discussed.  Members noted the representations and confirmed that they supported the original proposals.

 

·         Princes Street

 

Having received reports from residents and the local Member relating to  inconsiderate parking causing obstruction to both vehicles and pedestrians on Princes Street and Great Dockray it was proposed to change part of the existing ‘No Waiting 8am – 6pm’ restriction to a ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restriction. No representations had been made in relation to the proposals.

 

·         Wetheriggs Lane

 

Following concerns raised by residents and the bus company regarding inconsiderate parking at several junctions on Wetheriggs Lane it was proposing to introduce new ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions around three junctions on Wetheriggs Lane.

 

·         Ash Road

 

Following concerns raised by the residents and the local Member regarding parked vehicles restricting visibility on Ash Road at its junction with Hawthorn Drive, it was proposed to introduce new ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions. 

 

There had also been safety concerns relating to parking adjacent to the buildout near the Cherry Gardens junction. It was proposed to introduce new ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on both sides of the road at the Ash Road/Cherry Gardens junction.

 

·         Pategill Road

 

Both the Town Bus operator and residents had raised concerns regarding inconsiderate parking on Pategill Road causing obstruction to large vehicles in the vicinity of the Carleton  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

AREA MANAGER'S REPORT - EDEN pdf icon PDF 105 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All]

 

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed)

 

The Area Manager’s report brings together information from across the Community teams including Community Development and Services, Public Health and Waste Prevention. This report provides Local Committee with an update on the work of each area, identified activity against priorities, highlights current issues and provides an overview of the budget position.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which brought together information from across the Community teams including Community Development and Services, Public Health and Waste Prevention. The report provided the members with an update on the work of each area, identified activity against priorities, highlights current issues and provides an overview of the budget position.

 

The Area Manager took members through the report.

 

The Area Manager specifically highlighted that at the Rural Issues Working Group held on 24 July it had been said that the Rural Issues Working Group would benefit from an additional member to ensure a full complement of 3 members for occasions when all current members were unable to attend.  As the Chairman of the Local Committee was invited to sit on the Penrith Member Working Group, it was proposed that the vice-Chairman be invited to join the Rural Issues Working Group.  Members supported this proposal.

 

The Area Manager detailed a grant application received from Langwathby Parish Council to refurbish the Children’s playground at Edenhall. The scheme was a worthwhile project and members appreciated the match-funding efforts made by the Parish Council. Local Committee were asked to agree an allocation of £1,920 from the 0-19 Services budget.

 

One of the members asked whether the proposed costs and the grant amount  requested was inclusive or exclusive of VAT. The total cost quoted may include VAT which would be reclaimable by the PC so that the net cost would  be less.  If VAT was reclaimed members felt the grant amount should be reduced so that the proportion/percentage stayed the same.  The Area Manager was unable to confirm this and would seek an answer for members.

 

A grant application had also been received from Penrith AFC Juniors for the purchase of a range of football equipment. Local Committee was asked to agree an allocation of £3,500 from the 0-19 Services budget.

 

The Local Member for Alston asked whether the Rural Issues Group had considered the implications of the findings of the trials taking place in the south of the county in relation to Community Transport.  The Area Manager said the implications had not yet been considered by the working group, but he confirmed they would be.   

 

The Chair raised the issue of the removal of newspapers from public libraries referred to in paragraph 4.12 of the report.  He was against all proposals which would diminish the library service. Members were also disappointed that none of he local elected members had been informed or consulted on this decision before it was taken.  Members felt this was a very small financial saving for a big social loss.

 

Members asked if decision could be scrutinised by the relevant Scrutiny Panel for investigation.  The Chair of the Communities and Place Scrutiny Advisory Board AGREED to take this suggestion forward for consideration.  

 

The Chair also suggested that the issue of diminishing library services should be discussed at an Eden Area Planning session.  This was AGREED.

 

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53.

ACTION LOG pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To update Members on progress of Actions agreed from previous meetings (copy enclosed)

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

In considering the outstanding actions it was AGREED that the following items be removed from the list:-

 

30 July 2018 Minute 35 – figures for enforcement in rural divisions

30 July 2018 Minute 35 – effectiveness of Parking Teams in Eden

30 July 2018 Minute 36 -  Motherby traffic calming action completed

30 July 2018 Minute 37 – Finger posts completed

30 July 2018 Minute 38 – Rural Issues Working Group action completed

 

 

 

54.

UPDATE FROM REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES

To receive a verbal update from members on any outside bodies they attend on behalf of Eden Local Committee

Minutes:

There were no updates given to this meeting.

 

55.

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on 31 October 2018 at Penrith Fire Station HQ at 10.30am

 

Minutes:

The next meeting will be held on 31 October 2018 at Cumbria LEP Building, Redhills, Penrith at 10.30am