Highways & Transportation Committee

Committee Membership 2018 – 2019

Chairman – Jim Aveyard

Deputy Chairman – Lew Beever

Danny Harrison

Janet Harrison

Charlotte Hill

Susan McGarroch

Dennis Marshall

The main duties of the Highways and Transportation Committee are to: consider all road traffic matters affecting the town; consider matters relating to litter, street lighting, refuse collection, street cleansing and war memorials; consider public transport matters; represent to/liaise with District Council/operators and agencies as appropriate; and respond to consultation relating to all such matters.

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HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 

TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH NOVEMBER 2018 AT 7.00 PM – TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE, MORLEY TOWN HALL

AGENDA 

1.         To Record Attendance

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

3.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

4.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/10/18

5.         To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices and to agree proposed expenditure

6.         To discuss Traffic Speed Radar Gun and to agree proposed expenditure.

7.         To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

8.         To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

9.         To discuss any matters relating to alterations to Morley Station/Network Rail

10.       To discuss floral display in 2019/20

11.       To agree payment of invoice (as follows):-

(i)         Invoice dated 31/10/18 from Instaplanta for £888.12 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/10/18 to 31/1098/18.

12.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

13.       Date and time of next meeting

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER 2018

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill

D Harrison and D Marshall.
2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

There were no apologies.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 25/7/19 and the extraordinary meeting held on 1/8/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 25/7/19 and the extraordinary meeting held on 1/8/18 were acceptable as a true and correct record.

5.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices (not to include any proposed expenditure)

It was reported the SID on Scotchman Lane, which is under the remit of Outer Area South, is still not working. Members agreed OAS be contacted for the following reasons:-

a)    To request that the SID is repaired;

b)    To ascertain whether OAS would be prepared to donate the SID to Morley Town Council

Cllr J Harrison reported that she had be unable to read the information on the other SID devices.  Cllrs Beever and Aveyard reported they would assess King George Avenue for suitability and report back at the next meeting.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work carried out by Instaplanta.  Members noted their thanks to Instaplanta for their excellent work and assistance towards the Morley In Bloom entry and expressed their congratulations to Morley In Bloom for their hard work, which has resulted in a Yorkshire In Bloom Gold Medal.  Cllr Aveyard to speak with Cllr Elliott regarding contingency plans for next year’s floral decorations.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Beever advised members he had been looking for alternative routes to avoid the Thorpe section of the proposed walk, which are considered unsightly.  Members are to undertake a walk of the alternative route.

8.    To discuss any matters relating to alterations to Morley Station/Network Rail

Cllrs D Harrison and C Hill had attended the public consultation meeting on 29/6/18.

Cllr Harrison tabled leaflets outlining the project of upgrading and extension of the platforms to accommodate the extra carriages.  Morley station’s upgrade is due to be completed on 31/12/18.  During the upgrade the station will operate as normal, except for disruption to some Sunday services, due to closure to the public.

9.    To agree payment of invoices (as follows):-

(i)         Invoice dated 31/7/18 from Instaplanta for £2,681.72 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/7/18 to 31/7/18

(ii)        Invoice dated 31/8/18 from Instaplanta for £838.78 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/8/18 to 31/8/18

The above items of expenditure were agreed.

10. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

There were not items of correspondence.

11. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10th October 2018.

 

EXTRAORDINARY HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2018 

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill and D Harrison and D Marshall.  W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

2.   To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received and noted from Cllr L Beever.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To discuss email from West Yorkshire Combined Authority and attached documents re. Proposed New Rail Stations: Thorpe Park and White Rose and consider formal response

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the ‘drop-in’ session which he and Cllr J Harrison attended.  A formal response was tabled and following a lengthy discussion, it was proposed and agreed that the response be submitted with the amendments as discussed.

  1. To discuss proposed development at Tingley “White Bear” and impact on the highways and consider formal response

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the proposed development and proposed planning application.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to lodge a formal objection to this application.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 25TH JUNE 2018

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill

D Harrison and D Marshall.  W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.
2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

There were no apologies received.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
Cllr Beever declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest in item 10 as he is the owner of ‘Helping Hands’.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 20/618

The minutes of the meeting held on 20/6/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work carried out by Instaplanta, thanks were given for the assistance Instaplanta had given to Morley In Bloom prior to the recent judging.  Members identified areas within the town centre which required attention, High Street car park, Mercantile car park.  Requests have been made to the Chairman for work to be carried out at Morley Bottoms rockery, Morley ‘Ole and Albert Road and requested the list of jobs be reviewed.  Members requested a revision of the ‘jobs’ list.

6.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Aveyard informed members that a walk from the Bay Horse, beyond White Rose to Churwell Hill had been done.

Cllrs D Marshall and L Beever left the meeting at this point.

The Chairman brought forward item 10 and deferred item 7 to the end of the agenda.

10. To discuss quotation for ‘Helping Hands’ for £300.00 in respect of refurbishment of

‘mileage signs’ at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept this quotation for the work

to be carried out.

8.    To discuss proposal to create a policy regarding work on grass verges

Cllr McGarroch tabled LCC guidance on protecting grass verges and flow chart.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to adopt LCC’s policy for future guidance should a complaint or request be made to MTC for changes to a grass verge.  Members proposed that a list of grass verges within the town council area compiled.

Cllr L Beever rejoined the meeting during the above item.

9.    To discuss speed issues on Troy Road raised by local residents

(i)            Email dated 10/8/18 from Traffic Management (Traffic Orders), Leeds CC regarding speed survey information

Following a discussion, it was agreed to write to the complainant with the results of the survey.

11. To agree payment of invoices (as follows):-

(i)              Invoice dated 30/6/18 from Instaplanta for £1356.75 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/6/18 to 30/6/18.

The above item of expenditure was approved for payment.

12.  To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

(i) Email dated 3/7/18 from WYCA re. ‘Proposed New Rail Stations: Thorpe Park

and White Rose.

Following a discussion, it was agreed this item of correspondence should be dealt with fully at an extraordinary meeting to be held on 1/8/18.

7.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices (not to include any proposed expenditure)

Cllr J Harrison will take away the discs to download onto a laptop and together with Cllr Aveyard would review the information later.  Cllrs Aveyard and Beever have identified lamp posts on Westerton Road and Rein Road, which would be easily changed to give either an easterly and westerly prospective.  An assessment had been carried by Cllrs Aveyard and Beever on the viability of SID on several routes.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed that routes scoring 10 or above would be consideration for SIDs.

13. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 12th September 2018.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH JUNE 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill and D Marshall.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan also attended.

There were no apologies.
2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interests.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 16/5/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 16/5/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A written report had been sent in by Instaplanta; work is currently taking place in various churchyards, Chapel Hill.  It was requested that some weeding be carried out at Mercantile car park.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

A date was agreed for a further walk.

6.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

An identification number for a lighting column on High Street was given to the Town Clerk (31 H 812).  A matrix, prepared by Cllr Aveyard was tabled and an explanation provided as to how this was devised.  It was agreed that the matrix be tested first and then formally adopted at the next meeting.  A meeting with A Richardson had been arranged for Wednesday, 27th June 2018, to be attended by the Chairman and the Town Clerk, regarding how to download data from the S.I.D.’s.  The Town Clerk reported receipt of an email from a local resident of Magpie Lane regarding speed.  A Richardson to be asked what the ‘cut-off’ speed is and then respond to Mr Lee accordingly.

7.    To discuss proposed works to grass verges, Dewsbury Road (for information: match-funding of £6,000 has been requested to come from CIL).  This matter has been referred from the Finance, GP & Strategic Committee and will have to be referred back to that committee for further consideration

This matter was discussed at length and is a retrospective request as the work has already been carried out.  It was proposed and agreed that the expenditure be supported.

8.    To discuss speed issues on Troy Road (email dated 30/6/18 from a local resident)

The Town Clerk reported receipt of the above email.   It was suggested that the Town Clerk contacts Leeds City Council to do some speed monitoring in the area.  Once the results are known, a meeting with the local resident can be arranged.  Also, ask how long this process will take.

9.    To discuss and agree quotation from Saxon’s for £564.00 (plus VAT) re. refurbishment of ‘mileage signs’ at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

A quotation had been received in respect of this work for £564.00 (plus VAT).  It was felt that the quotation was too high and was not supported.

10. To note receipt of Paths Partnership (P3) Grant 2018/19 – £2207.00

This information was noted.

11. To agree payment of invoices (as follows):-

(i)              Invoice dated 30/4/18 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/4/18 to 30/4/18.

(ii)             Invoice dated 31/5/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/5/18 to 31/5/18.

(iii)            Invoice dated 5/618 from J Saville, Longbow Lawns for £696.00 (plus VAT) re. PROW Maintenance – First Cut 2018/19

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

12.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

(i)         Email dated 31/5/18 from C Williams, LCC, re. ‘Halo Crossing, Victoria Road’

(ii)        Email dated 31/5/18 from C Williams, LCC re. ‘Morley South & Morley North 20mph Speed Limits

(iii)       Email dated 11/6/18 from resident re. Magpie Lane SID device.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

13.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25th July 2018.

 

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 16TH MAY 2018

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, D Harrison, S McGarroch and D Marshall.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr L Beever and C Hill.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    There were no declarations of interests.
  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/4/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 11/4/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To formulate a Work Plan for 2018/19

Following a discussion, it was agreed to include the following on the 2018/19 Work Plan:-

  • Sort out Morley Country Way
  • To research provision of ‘Halo’ Crossings
  • Research location of ‘Mile’ posts in Town Council area and investigate refurbishments, if needed
  • Boundary Signs – provision of
  • Identify ‘Grot-Spots’ and ask Instaplanta to deal with them
  • Identify need for additional SID’s
  • Identify any further improvement works at Bruntcliffe Crossroads 
  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    The Chairman reported on a meeting with Instaplanta, who had apologised for not sending in a report/invoice.  Areas requiring work were identified.  Coping stones are missing at Morley ‘Ole’ and Cllr Finnigan undertook to contact LCC to request that they be put back.

It was also identified that Instaplanta should be asked to mow/weed Central Methodist churchyard.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

A further walk has been done, 7.5 miles covered.  It was suggested that the section from the Bay Horse to White Rose Centre needs to be done again, possibly at the end of June.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Cllr Finnigan reported that the device on Scotchman Lane will be moved, and the device on Magpie Lane has been adjusted to face the opposite direction.  With regard to the moving of the device from Glen Road to High Street, Cllr McGarroch undertook to identify an appropriate lighting column and direction.  The Town Clerk was asked to respond to

A Richardson re. the provision of a ‘dongle’ in order for ‘data’ to be analysed.  Cllr Aveyard reported that he had written to E Appleton, who has sent some pertinent information regarding the effectiveness of SID’s.  Using this information, Cllr Aveyard proposes to come up with a scoring system re. locations.  An item to be included on the next agenda regarding this.

  1. To discuss information contained in emails dated 12/4/18 and 16/4/18 from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC re. ‘Morley North & Morley South 20mph Speed Limits’
    The information contained in the emails was noted, however, it was suggested that an area has been missed around the back of Woodkirk School. Cllr Aveyard handed a highlighted map to the Town Clerk and undertook to provide further information.
  1. To discuss speed issues and road condition on Oddfellow Street (raised at Annual Town Meeting)

Following a discussion, Cllr Finnigan undertook to request that the road condition be checked out and will also ask for speed monitoring to be carried out.

  1. To discuss ‘mileage’ signs at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

Cllr Finnigan reported that it had been confirmed by LCC that they will not deal with ongoing maintenance of the signs.  Following a discussion, it was agreed that the locations of all such signs in the Town Council area be ascertained and some quotations be obtained for refurbishment of any stones that require it.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Emails from R Buckenham, LCC dated 3/5/18 re. ’Public Paths Partnership (P3) Grants 2018/19’.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

It was agreed to move the date and the next meeting to Wednesday, 20th June 2018, due to holidays.  The meeting will commence at 7pm.

2018, due to holidays.  The meeting will commence at 7pm.

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH APRIL 2018

1.  Attendance and apologies for absence

Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, D Harrison and D Marshall.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) also attended.  P Robinson – Instaplanta attended in respect of item 4.

Apologies were received from Cllr S McGarroch.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    There were no declarations of interests.
  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 14/3/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 14/3/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    P Robinson from Instaplanta attended and gave a verbal report to members, including work currently being carried out, including Bruntcliffe Crossroads, Beryl Burton Gardens, Central Methodist Church and Morley ‘Ole.  An issue was raised regarding steps on Chapel Hill.  In the coming weeks, the beds in Beryl Burton Gardens will be replanted and Spring bulbs are to be planted in Autumn. 

Cllr R Finnigan arrived during the above item.

P Robinson left the meeting at this point.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
    It was reported that a further walk will be done on 29/4/18 and an update will be given at the next meeting.
  1. To discuss S.I.D. on Glen Road

The Town Clerk tabled an email dated 10/4/18 from A Richardson, Traffic West, Highways Services, LCC.  Data from existing devices is available and the necessary software to allow this is to be requested.  The cost of moving a device (i.e. from Glen Road to High Street) was also included at £180.00.  It was also pointed out in the email that the chosen location of the High Street device could involve damage to either a bus or the device itself.  It was agreed that consideration be given to agreeing on a different location on High Street, to be discussed at the next meeting.

Cllr R Finnigan was asked to request the relocation of the device currently sited on Scotchman Lane, to higher up preferably closer to Howley Hall Golf Club.

  1. To discuss ‘signs’ at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

It was reported that the signs were refurbished approximately 10 years ago but are now in need of some work.  The Town Clerk was asked to send a photograph of one of the signs to Cllr Finnigan who will make enquiries about LCC doing the work.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-
  • Invoice dated 28/2/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Community Cleaning for February 2018 (2017/18 expenditure)
  • Invoice dated 31/3/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Community Cleaning for March 2018 (2017/18 expenditure)
  • Invoice dated 19/3/18 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £2275.00 (plus VAT) re. Gritting (2017/18 expenditure)
  • Invoice dated 3/4/18 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £2505.00 (plus VAT) re. Gritting/Snow-Plowing (2017/18 expenditure)

All of the above items of expenditure were approved. The Town Clerk reported that there will be an ‘overspend’ on the ‘Gritting’ budget for 2017/18.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Letter dated 22/3/18 from highways England re. ’M621 Junctions 1-7 Improvement Scheme – Preferred Route Announcement’.

The above item of correspondence was noted.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The date and time of the next meeting will be agreed at the Annual Full Council meeting to be held on 9th May 2018.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH MARCH 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), D Harrison, D Marshall and S McGarroch.  K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr J Harrison.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interests.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 14/2/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 14/2/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
No report was available.  The Town Clerk was asked to invite P Robinson, Instaplanta, to the next meeting.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
It was reported that a further walk will be done on 25/3/18 and an update will be given at the next meeting.

6.    To receive updated Budgets information

The ‘Gritting’ budget was discussed, and the Town Clerk reported that further Gritting/Plowing had been carried out due to the severe weather.

7.    To discuss S.I.D. on Glen Road

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed that the data from the S.I.D.’s currently sited on Glen Road and Scatcherd Lane be obtained.  It was also agreed that the S.I.D. from Glen Road be relocated to High Street. The Town Clerk confirmed that the i.d. no. for the appropriate lighting column on High Street would be required in order to carry out the necessary pre-installation work.  Cllr S McGarroch confirmed she would check whether she still holds the information.

8.    To consider further location(s) for new Benches

A suggestion was made that any funding would be better spent on other initiatives.  The Town Clerk was asked to check out the ownership of the ‘milestones’ on Churwell Hill and an item to be placed on the next agenda.

9. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Letter dated 21/2/18 from S Haigh, Legal Governance & Monitoring, LCC re. ‘Morley Footpath No. 90 – Diversion Order 2017’.

The above item of correspondence was noted.

10. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11th April 2018 at 7pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison, S McGarroch and

J Harrison.  Councillors C Hill and R Finnigan (late arrival), W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.  C Williams – LCC attended in respect of agenda items 4 and 5.

Apologies were received from Cllr D Marshall.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were declarations of interests.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/1/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 10/1/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

Councillor Finnigan arrived during the above item.

4.    To consider request from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, to contribute £2,500 match-funding towards cost of prioritising installation of retro-reflective banding on zebra crossing beacon poles and upgrading of zebra crossing on Victoria Road

C Williams gave a verbal overview. The pelican crossing situated outside the Nelson Arms/St Peter’s church, Victoria Road, and the proposal is to replace the existing illuminated top with a ‘halo’ top.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to contribute £2,500 match-funding for this project.

5.    To consider proposal to install 3 additional traffic-calming features on Albert Road, Morley

C Williams gave a verbal overview on the proposals.  Following a discussion, this item was noted and agreed.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A prepared report, with photographs, provided by Instaplanta, was tabled.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
This item was deferred to the next meeting.

8.    To consider and agree expenditure of £1,800 (plus VAT) in respect of repair/refurbishment of street furniture in pedestrianised area of Morley town centre; work recommended to be carried out in June/July (work required as contained in email dated 23/1/18 from Martin Wright, Parks & Countryside, LCC)

Following a discussion, this expenditure was agreed.

9.    To discuss points raised by Cllr N Bullock in letter dated 17/1/18 and subsequent response from PC Matt Sedgley

An email response from M Walters (Civil Enforcement Officer) was tabled regarding one point of Cllr Bullock’s letter.  Members requested that M Walters be contacted and asked to monitor this situation and take any appropriate action.

10. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)            Invoice dated 4/2/18 from Edward Crosby Limited for £1365.00 (plus VAT)  re. Gritting

(ii)           Invoice dated 31/1/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for January 2018

Both of the above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

11. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Email 25/1/18 A Gilliland, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, re. ‘The Great    British Spring Clean’.

(ii)     Email dated 8/2/18 M Briggs re. speeding drivers. This item of correspondence was tabled.

The above items of correspondence were noted.  Cllr Finnigan suggested that Mr Briggs’ email be forwarded to the M.P.

12. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 at 7pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH JANUARY 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison and J Harrison.

K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs S McGarroch and D Marshall.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
Cllr J Harrison declared an ‘other’ interest in agenda item 11 as a local business owner.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 15/11/17 and Extraordinary meeting held on 19/12/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 15/11/17 and Extraordinary meeting held on 19/12/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A prepared report, with photographs, provided by Instaplanta, was tabled.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
An arrangement was made to carry out further walks to define the route.

6.    To consider request from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, to contribute £2,500 match-funding towards the cost of prioritising installation of retro-reflective banding on zebra crossing beacon poles and upgrading of zebra crossing on Victoria Road

Following a discussion, the Town Clerk was asked to invite Craig Williams to the next Highways & Transportation Committee meeting to discuss this further.

7.    To discuss and agree actual location of Speed Indicator Device approved at Extraordinary meeting held on 19/12/17

It was agreed that the S.I.D. be located on Magpie Lane.  The Town Clerk will require the specific location and id number of the lighting column and in which direction the device will face.  The Town Clerk was asked to contact Cllr R Finnigan for this information.

8.    To consider request to include Nepshaw Lane, Morley, on a gritting/snow clearance route

Following a discussion, it was determined that no further additions to the two routes are planned at this present time.

9.    To consider Highway implications regarding proposed new Aldi Store, Chartists Way, Morley (email dated 27/12/17 from S Deegan, Senior Planner, re. public exhibition on 11/1/18)

Discussions were held regarding possible access issues and the Town Clerk was asked to include this item on the next agenda, when further information may be available from the public consultation on 11/1/18.

10. To receive verbal update on PROW funding for 2018/19

The Town Clerk provided a verbal update on proposed PROW grant funding for 2018/19.

R Buckenham is to apply for grant funding for the PROW programme and a decision is awaited.

11. To consider information contained in email 17/12/17 f5rom Legal Se3rvices, LC, re. ‘TRO’s (No. W30) Order 2014 Morley North Ward Order – Amendment No. 1 Order 2018 and (No. W41) Order 2014 Morley South Ward Order – Amendment No. 2 Order 2017’

The information contained in the above documents, was noted.

12. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
(i)             Invoice dated 30/11/17 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re.

Environmental Improvements for 1st to 30th November 2017.

(ii)            Invoice dated 31/12/17 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re.

Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st December 2017.

(iii)           Invoice dated 21/12/17 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £2730.00 (plus VAT) re.

Gritting.

 

Re. item 12(iii), the Town Clerk reported that a credit note had been received from Edward Crosby Ltd dated 8/1/18 for £455.00 (plus VAT); the invoice is therefore reduced by this amount.  Gritting on 17/12/17 had been included in error.

 

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.
13. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)         Email dated 12/12/17 from A Gilliland, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, re. response to Morley Town Council about comments on consultation on Proposals around Prohibition of Smoking in Children’s play areas.

(ii)        Email dated 20/12/17 from Drighlington Resident re. ‘Morley Bus Hub’

(iii)       Letter dated 21/12/17 from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, re. ‘Morley Town Centre – Public Transport Improvement Scheme’

(iv)       Email 27/12/17 A Barlow, WYCA, re. ‘Morley Hub bus stop changes’

(v)        Email and attachment 5/12/18 from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, re. ‘Morley Town Centre – Transport Improvement Scheme’.  This item of correspondence was tabled.

The above items of correspondence were noted.  The Town Clerk was asked to put information relating to 13(v) above on to the Town Council website, for information.

14. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14/2/18 at 7pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 19TH DECEMBER 2017

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison and S McGarroch.

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs D Marshall and D Harrison.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
None were declared.

3.    To discuss proposal to purchase 1 additional Speed Indicator Device and agree associated expenditure – see information contained in attached copy of email dated 7/11/17 from B Virdi, LCC

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to purchase one additional SID at a cost of £3,110.

4.    To discuss ‘Planned Highway Maintenance Programme 2018/19’

Following a discussion, members suggested that, following several complaints, LCC be asked to look again at the bottom section of King George Avenue when carrying out the re-surfacing work on Croft House Avenue.

5.    To discuss ‘Town and Country Planning Act 1990 – Section 247 Proposed Stopping-Up of Highway at New Village Way, Churwell, Morley, Leeds LS27 7GD’

Following a discussion, members are satisfied with the proposals, however, concerns were raised about the closure of Footpath 31, which currently appears to be permanently closed and not open at the times stated on the notice.

6.    To receive item(s) of correspondence

(i)            Email 12/12/17 from A Gilliland, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, regarding representation submitted by Morley Town Council re. ‘Prohibition of Smoking in Children’s Play Areas’

(ii)           Email 14/12/17 from J Levine, Legal Officer, Legal Services, LCC, regarding TRO’s (No. W30) Order 2014 Morley North and Morley South (No. W41)

The above items of correspondence were noted.

7.    Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 7pm.

 

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison, D Marshall and

S McGarroch.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr J Harrison.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    None were declared
  2. To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/10/17
    Cllr McGarroch pointed out that the minutes show her late arrival, which was incorrect.

Subject to the above amendment, the minutes of the meeting held on 11/10/17 were agreed as a true and correct record. 

Cllr R Finnigan arrived at this point.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work being carried out.
  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
    An arrangement was made to carry out the third leg of the walk, in reverse, on Sunday, 26th
  1. To discuss proposal to purchase 2 additional Speed Indicator Devices and agree associated expenditure

An email had been received from B Virdi, LCC, containing pricing, to include conversion of lighting columns, device and fixing costs, which had been provided to members.

Discussions were held and it was agreed to purchase one device, at a total cost of £3,110, initially to be located on Westwoodside, Churwell.  Cllr Beever undertook to notify the Town Clerk of the appropriate lighting column identification number.

It was agreed that item 9 of the agenda be brought forward.

  1. To discuss feedback from completed questionnaires re. Glen Road S.I.D.

It was reported that 13 questionnaires had been completed and the Chairman read out the feedback.  The Town Clerk was asked to write to the owner of the Glen Road stores to thank him for his cooperation, and to do a ‘press release’ following the survey. 

  1. To discuss and agree arrangements for Gritting/Snow Plough provision – Winter 2017/18

Following a discussion, it was agreed that arrangements as for Winter 2016/17 be continued.  As previously, the Town Clerk will liaise with the Contractor on and ‘as and when necessary’ basis.

  1. To discuss ‘Public Consultation on changes to Dog Controls and Prohibition of Smoking in children’s play areas’

A discussion was held regarding this consultation and it was agreed that the Town Council responds stating that e-cigarettes (vaping) be included.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
    (i) Invoice dated 31/08/17 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st August 2017.

(ii)  Invoice dated 30/09/17 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for 1st to 30th September 2017.

(iii) Invoice dated 31/10/17 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st October 2017.

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence

There were not items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10/1/17 at 7pm.

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH OCTOBER 2017 

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, L Beever, D Harrison, D Marshall and S McGarroch. K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr A Foster.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    None were declared.
  2. To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/9/17
    The minutes of the meeting held on 13/9/17 were agreed as a true and correct record. 

Cllr R Finnigan arrived at this point.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work being carried out.

5. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

An arrangement was made to carry out the third leg of the walk, in reverse, towards the end of October.

  1. To receive verbal update on work to Crossing on Elland Road, Churwell

It was reported that plans have been circulated, which are being supported and LCC are to implement the works.

  1. To discuss possible future locations for Speed Indicator Devices

Proposals were put forward for future locations for SID’s at High Street and Magpie Lane, Morley and Westwood Side, Churwell.  Following a discussion, it was proposed that two further devices be purchased; the ones with smiley faces were requested.  This will have to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting to agree the appropriate expenditure.  Cllr L Beever undertook to do a site visit regarding Westwood Side, Cllr Finnigan will do Magpie Lane and Bruntcliffe Road (where it was identified that a future S.I.D. would be required), and Cllr McGarroch will do High Street.  All lighting columns to be identified by number.  The Town Clerk was requested to ask Leeds City Council if a Morley Town Councillor can carry out the necessary work to the lighting columns.

  1. To discuss issue of HGV’s using Scotchman Lane

An email had been received from a resident regarding HGV’s using Scotchman Lane.  Following a discussion, Cllr Finnigan undertook to contact LCC Highways regarding this and bring it back to a future meeting.

  1. To discuss request from Scatcherd Park Bowls Club to supply new benches around Scatcherd Park bowling green

Following a discussion, it was suggested that the Town Clerk responds to the request suggesting that the Bowling Club seeks Sec 106 funding for their new benches, as the Town Council has limited funds available.

  1. To consider Budgets information, as follows:-

(i)         Review of current financial year’s Budget – 2017/18

This information was discussed and noted.

(ii)        To discuss and agree proposed Budget submission for 2018/19

The proposed budget submission for 2018/19 was considered, discussed and agreed, as follows (no change from 2017/18):-

4372  Gritting –                                      £5,500.00

4373  Horticulture –                               £7,500.00

4374  Community Cleaning –              £18,000.00

4376  Highways & Transportation –    £12,500.00

                                                            Total                 £43,500.00

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
    (i) Invoice dated 30/6/17 from Instaplanta for £1,184.16 (plus VAT) re.

                   Environmental Improvements for 1st to 30th June 2017.

(ii)            Invoice dated 31/7/17 from Instaplanta for £888.12 (plus VAT) re.

Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st July 2017.

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows:-
  • Email 21/9/17 from resident of Scotchman Lane re. speed limit.
  • Response to email above dated 26/9/17 from Cllr R Finnigan.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 15/11/17 at 7pm.

 

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER 2017

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, D Harrison, D Marshall and S McGarroch (late arrival).  K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs A Foster and L Beever.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
None were declared.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 19/7/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 19/7/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work recently carried out in Beryl Burton Gardens, Morley ‘Ole, Oddfellow Street and the area at the bottom of Bank Street.  A written report had been provided by Instaplanta.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
The Chairman reported that the third-leg of the walk needs to be done again and then the route reversed.

6.    To receive verbal update following on from incident on Elland Road, Churwell

It was reported that no formal update was available, but work is awaited on the crossing.

7.    To receive verbal information on speeding issues on Glen Road
It was reported that that the S.I.D. on Glen Road has generally been well received, however, some speeding continues.  A suggestion was made to provide a questionnaire for householders on Glen Road to ask for feedback.  Following a discussion, it was agreed that Cllr Aveyard would visit the small shop to ascertain if he would hand out the questionnaires and take them in once completed.  The Town Clerk undertook to ‘draft’ a questionnaire.

8.    To receive and discuss Survey Report on use of Car Parks on Queensway (Morrisons) and High Street
A copy of this report had been distributed to members.  The Town Clerk was asked to write to the compiler of the report to thank them for the feedback, and also to ask on what days the surveys were carried out.   This item to be included on the next agenda.

9.    To discuss issues regarding Chapel Hill and re-surfacing/repairs

Cllr D Marshall had requested that this item be placed on the agenda. It was reported that the road surface condition had got much worse.  The Town Clerk undertook to ask Cllr R Finnigan if any action has been taken.

10. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
(i)      Invoice dated 24/8/17 from Glasdon UK Limited for £1,983.70 re. Purchase of two benches with plaques.

The above item of expenditure was approved for payment.

11. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows:-

(i)            Email dated 20/8/17 from resident of Fountain Street re. parking issues (sent to ward Councillors for action).  Cllr J Harrison requested that a copy of this correspondence be sent to her.

(ii)           Letter from Highways England re. ‘M621 Junction 1 to Junction 7 Improvements Public Consultation’.   Cllr J Aveyard requested that a copy of this correspondence be sent to him.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

12. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11/10/17 at 7pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 2017

In the absence of the Town Clerk, Cllr J Harrison was asked to record the minutes.

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison, R Finnigan, J. Harrison, and S McGarroch (late arrival).

Cllr J Elliott also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs A Foster and D Marshall.
2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
None were declared
3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 7/6/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 7/6/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.
4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
Cllr S McGarroch arrived at this point.
A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work recently done in Beryl Burton Gardens.  Cllr Elliott addressed the meeting to express her thanks to the committee for their help with the work in Beryl Burton Gardens.
5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
The Chairman gave a verbal update and announced the next walk covering part two of the Morley Country Way would take place on Sunday, 30th July.
6.    To discuss email from K Speakman, Transport Policy, LCC dated 4/7/17
An email had been distributed regarding the incident which took place on Elland Road, Churwell.  The Chairman gave a verbal update and it was noted that LCC would be given another couple of weeks to complete the works designs and costings and Cllr R Finnigan undertook to contact them if they had not responded.
7.    To receive verbal update on speeding issues on Glen Road
Issues were raised on the speeds that this S.I.D. could record.  Cllr D Harrison reported the S.I.D. on Scatcherd Lane had been well received by residents and traffic had been slowing down to the speed limit.
8.    To discuss use of Morley Car Parks
It had been discussed previously that car parks are being used as Park & Ride sites for commuters working in Leeds.  Cllr Finnigan would ask LCC to complete an ongoing survey.
9.    To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
(i)      Invoice dated 31/5/17 from Instaplanta re Environmental Improvements 1/5/17 to 31/5/17 for £789.44 (plus VAT).
(ii)     Invoice dated 6/7/17 from Instaplanta re. supply, install & plant timber raised bed planters and design and install interpretation board in Beryl Burton Gardens for £981.98 (plus VAT).

Both items of expenditure were approved for payment.

10. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13/9/17 at 7pm

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE 2017

1.         Attendance and apologies for absence

Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, D Harrison and S McGarroch.  Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr A Foster.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

None were declared.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 17/5//17

The minutes of the meeting held on 17/5/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

            A verbal report was given by the Chairman.

Cllr Finnigan arrived at this point.

Cllr Beever reported the Mercantile car park does require weed spraying around the perimeter.  Cllr Finnigan undertook to approach M Waring, Parks & Countryside, LCC, regarding this matter.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Aveyard provided a verbal update following another walk along the route being considered. Following a discussion, it was agreed members re-visit section 2 to reassess the route.

  1. To discuss requirement for weed spraying Town Centre

            Email from S Frosdick, Parks & Countryside, LCC, was tabled and content noted.

  1. To discuss Footpath Diversion Orders, as follows:-

(i)         Letter dated 12/5/17 from Public Rights of Way Section, LCC, – Morley Footpath No. 43 & 51 Geldard Road, Morley SE 2510 2859.

(ii)        Letter dated 12/5/17 from Public Rights of Way Section, LCC, – Morley Footpath No. 90 off Bruntcliffe Road, Grid Ref SE 2521 2690.

The information contained was noted.

  1. To discuss initial proposals regarding amendments to parking on Topcliffe Lane

            Members noted the initial plan and following a brief discussion there were no objections to the proposed amendments.

  1. To discuss information relating to 2017/18 Pothole Fund

The email from LCC was noted and members were requested to inform Cllr Finnigan of any roads that may benefit from this fund.  Following a brief discussion, members suggested Glen Road and A650 motorway bridge at Tingley (after Village Hotel from Morley).

  1. To discuss information from B Buckenham, PROW Manager, LCC, regarding 2017/18 P3 Grant for PROW Maintenance

            This information was noted.

 11.  To discuss recent incident which took place on Elland Road, Churwell, and excessive height of kerb at Pelican Crossing

Cllr J Harrison provided a verbal report on the incident that occurred.  LCC Highways had visited the site, a report has been submitted, and the curb does not meet current standards.  The timing of the pelican crossing lights require adjustment.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 30/4/17 from Instaplanta re. Environmental Improvements 1/4/17 to 30/4/17 for £592.08 (plus VAT).

This item of expenditure was agreed.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12/7/17 at 7pm.

MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL – MISSION STATEMENT

Morley Town Council is committed to ensuring the provision of a high standard of cost-effective and best value for money community services, which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.