Agenda for meeting 4th March 2014 – 18:15 for 18:30 Calvary Church, Viaduct Road

The proposed agenda is as follows:

London Road Area Local Action Team Agenda

Tuesday 4thMarch / 18:15 for 18:30 at Calvary Church, Viaduct Road

1. Welcome, apologies and introductions

– apologies: Mr W. Ibrahim, Cllr Pete West

2. Minutes from previous meeting (Feb 4th 2014 – please see website)

3. Responsibilities within the LAT: for consideration Mr John Holden (John’s camping) has kindly agreed to act as temporary Vice-chair until the next AGM. It has been suggested that we should seek person(s) to take/share the responsibility of “secretary” with a specific responsibility for taking minutes and associated activities (e.g. mailing out the agendas).

In the meantime we are grateful to Charlotte Overton-Hart for her work in the past, and to Katharine Crompton for offering to take minutes until June.

4. Policing matters and Licensing

a. Review of our three possible policing priorities for this month. Last month’s were:

  • Graffiti and fly-tipping (plus possible drug dealing) in Stanley Road

  • Shop-lifting in London Road

  • Prevention of intimidating behaviour on London Road

b. Licensing to note: the negotiated settlement for B&W stores has been accepted by all parties and agreed by the magistrates without a full court hearing.

5. Viaduct Road – pavement cycling, wheely bins, general appearance: New England Road (pavement cycling) – held over for agenda item

6. N.B. next Stanley Road mini-meeting Thursday 6thMarch 2014 11:15 venue t.b.c. – student houses were also raised as an issue. Is this a widespread concern?

7. Portas Pilot project – n.b. Website up and running http://visitlondonroad.co.uk/ (Joe Nichols), traders update is at http://issuu.com/londonroadbrighton/docs/lrt_issue_3

8. Elder Place project – update

9. Matters arising, ongoing and updates (if any):

a) Co-op redevelopment

b) pedestrian crossing timings London Road: – no further feedback

c) Oxford Street – the portable traffic island is now in place and looks much safer

d) Level – final restoration project newsletter is at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/thelevel

e) Richardson’s Yard

f) London Road Traders Association

g) London Road public realm improvement project (indicative figure £600K)

h) Open Market -opening date?

I) City College is setting up a neighbourhood liaison group including the LAT (March 6th 17.00)

j) Argus coverage: see http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/business/11020684.Companies_line_up_for_piece_of_London_Road_regeneration/

10. AOB. Any other items, please notify Chair at philipwells@btinternet.com before the meeting.

Dates of next meeting t.b.c: April 1st 2014.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonRoadLAT

Website: https://londonroadlat.wordpress.com/

Police Statistics for November 2013:

London Road/York Place

Anti-Social Behaviour (drinkers, street noise) 21

Burglary 2

Criminal damage 1

Medical (drugs/drinking) 6

Road Traffic Collision 8

Suspicious 21

Theft 19

Theft – just shoplifting 12

Violence (assault, fighting, robbery, domestics) 11

Police Activity (warrants/arrests etc) 9

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Police Statistics for December 2013:

London Road/York Place

Anti-Social Behaviour (drinkers, street noise) 24

Burglary 9

Criminal damage 8

Medical (drugs/drinking) 1

Road Traffic Collision 5

Suspicious 27

Theft 22

Theft – just shoplifting 26

Violence (assault, fighting, robbery, domestics) 21

Police Activity (warrants/arrests etc) 10

Welcome to London Road Area LAT – Brighton, Sussex, UK

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The Local Action Team (LAT) is a voluntary community group which was formed in late 2008 after heart-felt public expressions of concern about the state of London Road, Brighton. Since then London Road has “been on the up” and has changed hugely for the better.

Without trying to claim all the credit it would fair to say that the LAT has been a major partner in these improvements and has had some sort of involvement with virtually all the successful contributory projects.

The LAT brings together traders and residents, ward Councillors, the neighbourhood policing team, council officers, and representatives of local residents’ and traders’ groups. The aim is to work for agreed goals in partnership, and provide a forum for viewpoints to be aired and debated.

  • Meetings are open to anyone living or working in the area.
  • The London Road LAT is in the St Peters and North Laine ward, and covers the northern end of the ward. The boundaries are; Ditchling Rise to the north, Ditchling Road and the Level to the east , St Peters Church to the south and the New England Quarter to the west. (see map).
  • Meetings are held at the Calvary Church on Viaduct Road (next to the firestation at Preston Circus) on – usually, in 2017 – the second Tuesday of each month (not August) at 6.30pm.
  • The LAT is currently chaired by local resident Rev. Philip Wells. He can be contacted by email philipwells@btinternet.com.

Next meeting: please see side panel – minutes of previous meetings are available from the menu above, agenda for the upcoming meeting is to be found below (usually a few days before the meeting).

Dates for your diary 2017:     11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July

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Agenda for 4th February 2014

London Road Area Local Action Team Agenda

Tuesday 4th February / 18:15 for 18:30 at Calvary Church, Viaduct Road

1. Welcome, apologies and introductions –

– apologies: Amanda Healey, John Holden, Cllr Pete West

please note that Charlotte Overton-Hart has tendered her resignation as Vice-Chair, Katharine Crompton has volunteered to take minutes till June, but we need a suitable person to serve as V-C.

2. Minutes from previous meeting (December 2013)

3. Policing matters and Licensing

a. Review of our three possible policing priorities for this month. Last month’s were:

  • Graffiti and flytipping (plus possible drug dealing) in Stanley Road

  • Shop-lifting in London Road

  • Prevention of intimidating behaviour on London Road with particular regard to interaction with children

    (N.B. Police stats are attached at the foot of the agenda)

Feedback on Stanley Road mini-meeting (Thursday 30th Jan 2014)

b. Licensing and “Sensible on Strength” – appeal hearing on B&W stores is due 24/25 February and a “negotiating approach” has been received by the Council.

4. Portas Pilot project – a lot has been happening in London Road (Joe Nichols)

5. Elder Place project – update

6. Matters arising, ongoing and updates.

a) Co-op redevelopment

b) pedestrian crossing timings:

From Austen Hunter: We did spend a long time looking at what could be done to help. We ended up configuring all of the signals and crossings in London Rd so that the pedestrian crossings came around more often. The plan that we put in place halved the interval between crossing times.

The challenge we have here is balancing the needs of this major through route for traffic leaving Brighton with pedestrians. If we let the pedestrian crossings go to the green man at random times it will have a significant impact upon traffic.

If you could give us more detail on the issues you would like us to focus on I can take this back to the team.

c) Level

d) pavement cycling – Viaduct Road, New England Road

e) Richardson’s Yard

f) Elder Place

g) London Road Traders Association

h) Valley Gardens

i) Open Market

7. AOB. Any other items, please notify Chair at philipwells@btinternet.com before the meeting.

Dates of next meeting March 4th 2014 (note corrected date).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonRoadLAT

Website: https://londonroadlat.wordpress.com/

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Police Statistics for November 2013:

London Road/York Place

Anti-Social Behaviour (drinkers, street noise) 21

Burglary 2

Criminal damage 1

Medical (drugs/drinking) 6

Road Traffic Collision 8

Suspicious 21

Theft 19

Theft – just shoplifting 12

Violence (assault, fighting, robbery, domestics) 11

Police Activity (warrants/arrests etc) 9

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Police Statistics for December 2013:

London Road/York Place

Anti-Social Behaviour (drinkers, street noise) 24

Burglary 9

Criminal damage 8

Medical (drugs/drinking) 1

Road Traffic Collision 5

Suspicious 27

Theft 22

Theft – just shoplifting 26

Violence (assault, fighting, robbery, domestics) 21

Police Activity (warrants/arrests etc) 10

— Added post-meeting for completeness (PW)

Police Statistics for January 2014:

London Road/York Place

Anti-Social Behaviour (drinkers, street noise) 15

Burglary 2

Criminal damage 5

Medical (drugs/drinking) 4

Road Traffic Collision 5

Suspicious 30

Theft 26

Theft – just shoplifting 32

Violence (assault, fighting, robbery, domestics) 13

Police Activity (warrants/arrests etc) 12