London Road LAT July 2013 Meeting

Our next LAT meeting – which will also be our AGM – will be on Tuesday July 2nd. For the minutes of our last ordinary meeting, look HERE

London Road Area Local Action Team
Agenda LAT AGM meeting 2nd July 2013 , 18:15 for 18:30
(plus supporting information inserted)

1. Welcome, apologies & introductions
Welcome and apologies – we hope to welcome the new Portas Town Team Co-ordinator Joe Nichols
2.a Minutes of previous meeting 4th June 2013
2.b Date of next meetings: September 3rd.
Would the LAT like to have a special meeting in August specifically on Oxford Street future plans? From Cllr Davey “We do have some transport funds set aside for works in the London Road area over the next 3 years. We could invite Jim Mayor to come to a LAT in the near future to discuss how that would best be spent”
3. AGM matters
3a – the Chair’s report for 2012-2013 has been made available. Will the meeting accept this report? (To view a copy click HERE)
3b. Voting for Officers. The existing Chair and Vice-chair are willing to stand. There is plenty to do and volunteers for various tasks would be most welcome (e.g. minute taking from time to time, preparation of a newsletter etc.). The remainder of the meeting will take place via whoever is voted in as chair.
4. Policing matters & licensing
4a. Review of our three possible policing priorities for this month. Last month’s were:
• Street drinking/anti-social behaviour/drug use in York Place
• Shop-lifting
• Prevention of intimidating behaviour on London Road and interaction with children
4b.York Place Drug use – Oliver de Trafford (Moksha) – quieter?
4c. Licensing Review B&W stores
The call for Licensing Review has been successfully lodged. It is imperative that LAT members support this with good substantiated evidence, including:
Who you are
Where you live/work
What the problem is?
Why B&W is seen as being the cause of nuisance?
What is your evidence (you can use hearsay, but also include your evidence with your representation, as you cannot take it in on the day)?
How can you identify it is B&W in particular and not elsewhere?
5. Elder place streetscene project: Simon Bannister
A stakeholder meeting was held June 20th 18.00 Emporium – traders, landlord, Councillor, Council Officers present. Action points were decided.
6. Portas Pilot dates, plans, updates?
7. Matters arising, ongoing and updates
a) St Bartholomew’s school link-up: Emma Lacey’s work has been forwarded
b) St Bartholomew’s “Solar Schools Launch Party” – 25th July 3.30-7.30 RSVP
c) Co-op progress, and residents’ meetings.
d) The Greenway – we never dealt with the query from last time: “Does anybody know whether there is a plan for its upkeep? A ‘strategy’ perhaps?” (Elspeth Broady)
e) The Level – update
f) Open Market getting higher – opening August 2013.
g) Planning consents
h) Squatters: updates?
i) Opening and closing:
j) Flyposting – the link with Concorde2 continues and similar arrangement with Volks has been initiated but not reciprocated
k) Jenny Lind – “Ghost train” nothing to report
l) Any other updates
8. A.O.B. Any other items, please notify Chair at before the meeting.