The 2nd AGM meeting of COLAR was held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Parish Hall in Dulwich Village.
- Apologies for absence from the meeting
- Declarations of interest
- Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 6th December 2016
- Matters arising from the Minutes not covered by the Agenda
- Election of Committee
- Quietway 7 – Decision to go ahead taken, but the promised call in by Councillors did not happen. The main areas remain namely the redesign of the Village junction, loss of priority for Court Lane, three lanes funnelled into 2, traffic displacement and possible serious congestionand air pollution at peak times.
- Meeting with Quietway 8 planner, Joanna Lesak. Quiteway 8 is to run from Peckham, up Barry Road crossing Lordship Lane by Dulwich Library and down Court Lane to join Quietway 7 at the junction with Dulwich village.
- SG Smith development
- Double yellow lines on all corners
- Foundation Schools Coaches Survey
- The newly formed Dulwich Forum, an umbrella group of local RA’s etc.
- Any other matters members see fit to bring up for discussion.
- Date of the next AGM – December 2018 (tba)
The meeting was chaired by Ian Rankine and minuted by Richard Bushell
|1||Apologies for absence from the meeting|
|1.1||No apologies were received|
|2||Declarations of interest|
|2.1||No declarations of interested were received|
|3||Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 6th December 2016|
|3.1||The minutes were accepted as read|
|4||Matters arising from the Minutes not covered by the Agenda|
|4.1||In was noted that COLAR now had some 127 individual email addresses representing dome 145 people.
In addition our communications were also copied to residents in Eynella Road, Desenfans Road and Eastlands Crescent
|5||Election of Committee|
|5.1||The existing committee members apart from Kamal Rahman and Liz Emerson have indicated their willingness to stand for re-election.
No additional members have put forward their names so the COLAR committee was elected unopposed as follows:
Chair Ian Rankine 140 CL
Secretary Richard Bushell 3 CLG
Committee members who will help & co-chair when needed :
Charles Cary-Elwes 122 CL
Jean Cary-Elwes 122 CL
Emily Chong 119 CL
Roy Collins 115 CL
Brigid Gardner – Ash Cottage CL
|6.1||The changes to the Village junction have commenced with some minor changes to the original proposal, the most significant being to retain some of the railings outside the schools.
The works are reported to be complete by 1Q 2018, the slow progress of the works was noted. The local shops have reported a more than 40% drop in sales driven by the chaos and reduction in parking.
Discussions locally with the contractors and council have lead to reduced work areas to free up more parking for shoppers and residents. Discussions to use the SG Smiths area for contractor’s storage are underway.
Also the proposal to remove the double yellow lines on Carlton avenue on the RHS up to Gilkes Crescent were well received and hopefully will be implemented.
It was suggested concerned COLAR members should write directly to the council namely
Matt Hill Highways Department
Cc Dulwich Village councillors, COLAR.
COLAR will put the names and contact details for the councillors etc on the website
|7.1||Quietway 8 runs from Peckham to Wimbledon. The proposed route from Peckham goes up Barry Road crossing Lordship Lane by Dulwich Library onto Eynella Road and down Court Lane to join Quietway 7 at the junction with Dulwich Village and onto Wimbledon|
|7.2||An onsite discussion was held on the 16th November with the Quietways 8 planner, Joanna Lesak at which many suggestions and observations were made. Also one village councillor was in attendance. COLAR representatives and local residents were in attendance.|
|8||SG Smith development|
|8.1||The site had until recently been occupied by travellers
Planning issues are believed to have delayed the work until march 2016
An update is to be requested
|9||Double Yellow Lines on all corners|
|9.1||Since most roads already have DYL and the extent proposed is limited the implementation is not considered to have minor impact on parking|
|10||Foundation Schools Coaches Survey.|
|10.1||The village roadworks has resulted in the coaches diverting from Carlton Avenue improving the situation. The final solution is still awaiting the resolution of a number of issues particularly about the drop off / collection point at the college|
|11||Dulwich Villlage Forum|
|11.1||The Dulwich Village Forum (DVF) is being formed to represent the RAs, businesses and schools to present a more representative group of local stake holders which should be seen as a more powerful local group to discuss issues affecting affected parties in the village
The link is dulwichvillageforum.org.uk
|The DVF is progressing through the process required under local government rules to get its self established and recognised under local government legislation.|
|12.1||The floor found the website useful
A request for help was put forward to the floor
Contact information for the Council will be added (See 6.1)
|13||Any other matters members see fit to bring up for discussion|
|13.1||There is an holistic traffic study being carried out by the Steer Davies Gleave on behalf of Southwark covering the 3 local wards including Dulwich Village.|
|13.2||Jean and Charles Ewles put in an application for a Cleaner Greener grant to replace the asphalt patches in Court Lane with matching paving.|
|14||Date of the next AGM – December 2018 (tba)|
|Minuted by Richard Bushell
8th December 2017
Richard Bushell Ian Rankine