Highways & Transportation Committee

Committee Membership 2017 – 2018

Chairman – Jim Aveyard

Deputy Chairman – Lew Beever

Alison Foster

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.

Application for Community Grant

An information sheet showing details of a community grant that is available to voluntary and community organisations within the Morley Town Council area can be downloaded below, together with an application form.

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HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 

TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 2017 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 7/6/17 – copy attached

4.         To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’, including horticultural work in Beryl Burton Gardens, to support ‘Morley In Bloom’ (see item 9(ii) below)

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

6.         To discuss email from K Speakman, Transport Policy, LCC, dated 4/7/17 regarding incident which took place on Elland Road, Churwell (see attached copy)

7.         To receive verbal information on speeding issues on Glen Road

8.         To discuss use of Morley Car Parks

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).

10.       Date and time of next meeting

 

 

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH MAY 2017

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

Apologies were received from Cllr D Marshall.

2.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

None were declared.

3.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 12/4/17

The minutes of the meeting held on 12/4/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.         To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

A verbal report was given by the Chairman following a recent meeting with P Robinson of Instaplanta, and details were given of areas currently being covered.  An issue was raised regarding weed spraying in Beryl Burton Gardens, and it is currently unclear whose responsibility this is.  Cllr Finnigan had undertaken to attempt to sort this out.

5.         To receive feedback on installation of two Speed Indicator Devices

An email had been received from a resident of Pentland Way, asking several questions about the siting of the SID on Glen Road.  The Town Clerk was asked to send an appropriate response. It was reported that an email had been received from B Virdi, LCC, requesting clarification on which direction the indicators should face.  Members agreed that the device on Scatcherd Lane should face traffic coming into Morley, and Topcliffe Lane/Glen Road should face traffic going out of Morley.

6.         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.

7.         To receive update on repair/resurfacing work required on Chapel Hill

As Councillor Finnigan had undertaken to deal with this, and was not present, it was agreed that this item be put on the next agenda for an update.

8.         To receive verbal update on improvements being carried out at Bruntcliffe Crossroads and to approve revised proposal made by Contractor (£1,166.67 plus VAT)

It was reported that, following a site visit with the Contractor by the Chairman and the Town Clerk, the Contractor had suggested amendments to the work initially discussed.  Therefore, a revised quotation had been submitted which had resulted in slightly higher expenditure.  Following a discussion, the proposed expenditure of £1,166.67 plus VAT was approved.

9.         To discuss requirement for Weed Spraying in Town Centre

Discussions regarding weed spraying had been covered in item 4 above, however, the Town Clerk was asked to obtain the LCC schedule for weed spraying in Morley.

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

(i)         Invoice dated 31/3/17 from Instaplanta re. Environmental Improvements 1/3/17 to 31/3/17 for £690.76 (plus VAT).  Please note: this is 2016/17 expenditure.

(ii)        Invoice dated 14/4/17 from BWS Skip Hire Ltd. for £165.00 (plus VAT) re. Skip Hire at 19a Brunswick Street.

(iii)       Invoice dated 27/4/17 from BWS Skip Hire Ltd. for £165.00 (plus VAT) re. Skip Hire at 19a Brunswick Street.

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

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

The following items of correspondence were tabled:-

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

(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 (copy attached)

It was agreed that these be placed on the next agenda for further discussion.

12.       Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for 7th June 2017 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.