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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

Mini Meeting, Stanley Road – 30th Jan 2014

In response to concerns from Stanley Road residents we had a mini-meeting Thursday 30th Jan at Duke of York’s – thanks to manager Colin Orr.

We discussed incidents of anti-social behaviour – graffiti, car crime, noisy households, etc. Input from Mike Moon (City Clean), Councillor Ian Davey, Simon Bannister (Council), Fire Station, Neighbourhood Policing Team PLUS the lovely people from Stanley Road itself.

Meet again March 6th 11.15 (venue t.b.c.)  More details to follow.

December 3 LAT – minutes now available

The draft minutes of the meeting 3/12/13 are posted according to the drop down menu.

Oxford Street – the Council listened to concerns expressed at the LAT meeting and during the consultation phase and produced a traffic regulation order (TRO) that aims to satisfy all those requests.

City College Redevelopment – this controversial planning application was approved on the casting vote of the Chair 11/12/13. The representation made on behalf of the LAT can be seen here.

London Road LAT – December Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tues December 3rd – 6.30pm at the Calvary Church (arrive early for baked goods!). Minutes of the last meeting can be viewed HERE

London Road Area Local Action Team Agenda

Tuesday 3 December  / 18:15 for 18:30 at Calvary Church, Viaduct Road

1. Welcome, apologies and introductions – we hope to welcome Katie Heater from the ONCA gallery.

2. Minutes from previous meeting

3. Policing matters and Licensing

a. 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

b. Licensing and “Sensible on Strength” – update including former Blockbusters

c. The Level – current and future community safety issues

4. Portas Pilot – update from Joe Nichols

5. “The Home Heat Helpline” – item from Charlotte – this is an excellent helpline which can let people know if they are entitled to discounts off their winter fuel bill. The helpline is also able to do a benefits entitlement check over the phone.

The helpline number is 0800 336699.

6. Matters arising, ongoing and updates.

a) Co-op redevelopment

b) Oxford Street – a traffic regulation order has been lodged which takes account of the points made in the LAT meetings.

c) Elder Place

d) London Road Traders Association

e) Open Market

f) St Peter’s and North Laine Community First Grant

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

Dates of next meeting t.b.c: Feb 4th 2014.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonRoadLAT

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

Updates from 29/10/13

London Road Area Local Action Team Minutes

The minutes of 29/10/13 are available here.

We have been asked to publicise the item below on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Police & Crime Commissioner consults over policing precept

 

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, is consulting taxpayers on the precept – the policing part of the council tax – for 2014/15.

The Commissioner wants to know if Sussex residents would be willing to pay an extra £4.95 a year towards reducing serious sexual offending and tackling child exploitation, strengthening the fight against cyber crime and increasing the visibility of frontline policing.

Mrs Bourne said: “I have a statutory obligation to set the police budget. I fulfilled my election pledge to freeze the precept in my first year of office and, as a result, residents have paid the same amount for policing in Sussex for the last four years. However, in order to enable investment and ensure Sussex Police is sufficiently resourced to meet future challenges, I am consulting on a 3.6% increase which would add £4.95 per year per household for a Band D property.

“As a voice for local people on policing and crime it’s very important that I know if Sussex residents are willing to pay a little extra towards policing in the county. Therefore, I would encourage as many people as possible to spend a few minutes filling out the Public Consultation Survey.”

The Commissioner is duty bound to inform the Police and Crime Panel of her considerations and the consultation with Sussex taxpayers will help inform a decision in January 2014. This decision will be reviewed by the Panel.

The online survey can be accessed here: http://www.sussexpolicesurveys.com/ospccbudget/.

The consultation will close on Friday 10 January.

Hard copies of the survey are available from the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner. Telephone: 01273 481561 or email: spcc@sussex-pcc.gov.uk

 

Oxford Street – consultation on the proposed Traffic Order finished 12/11/13

The topic was aired at several general LAT meetings, and one mini-LAT meeting. The notes and subsequent representations summarising various views expressed and received is to be found here. 

And …

December 3rd

The following was announced at the meeting (from draft minutes):

Oxford Street – a traffic regulation order has been lodged which takes account of the points made in the LAT meetings.

2. RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.1 That, having taken account of all duly made representations and objections, theEnvironment, Transport and Sustainability Committee approves as advertised the Brighton & Hove (Oxford Street) (Bus Lane & Prohibited Turns) Order 201* subject to the following amendment:

Delete Schedule 2, item 2 (prohibition of left turn from London Road into Oxford Street).

Cllr West – traffic engineers took notice of London Road LAT comments. Council advertised the proposals and amended them – PW’s opinion that this represents a positive contribution from the LAT in airing issues, discussing, contributing to consultation process.