Highways & Transportation Committee

Committee Membership 2017 – 2018

Chairman – Jim Aveyard

Deputy Chairman – Lew Beever

Danny Harrison

Janet Harrison

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 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 7.00 PM – RECEPTION ROOM, MORLEY TOWN HALL

AGENDA 

1.         Attendance and apologies for absence

2.        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.

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

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 will attend

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

6.         To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

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

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)

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

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

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

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

12.       Date and time of next meeting

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.

 

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