A committee meeting of COLAR was held on Monday 12th February 2018 at 10.30am at 140 Court Lane.
Chair Ian Rankine 140 CL
Secretary Richard Bushell 3 CLG
Charles Cary-Elwes 122 CL
Jean Cary-Elwes 122 CL
Emily Chong 119 CL
Roy Collins 115 CL
Brigid Gardner Ash Cottage CL
The meeting was chaired by Ian Rankine and minuted by Richard Bushell
|Changes to Village Junction
|Many concerns have been raised over the revised junction. The overall concerns relate to the negative impact to pedestrians from increased risk and inconvenience. The poor visibility and confusion for motorists and cyclists is also raising concerns. The police have been monitoring throughout the last week.
|It was proposed that the COLAR committee prepare a letter outlining the concerns following the first 2 months of operation of the junction and send to our MP, Sadiq Khan and Tfl.
|The appropriate people to address the letter were agreed as :
Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood email@example.com
Sadiq Khan Mayor of London firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat member of London Assembly Caroline.email@example.com
Valerie Shawcross Deputy Mayor for London, Transport Val.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Will Norman London’s Walking & Cycling Commissioner Will.email@example.com
Due references should be given the statements in the Mayor’s “Healthy Streets for London”
|Residents are to be encouraged to write their own comments as well to the above people
|In addition comments should be made to the Southwark consultation website
|A request under the Freedom of Information Act will be made asking what the cost of the junction changes were and what the budget allocated was.
|Cleaner, Greener Grant
|The grant application to replace the damaged/tarmac areas in paving in Court Lane was turned down.
Roy to chase to find out why. There were 2 parts to the application and only one seems to have been rejected
|Utility companies are obliged to replace like for like surfacing.
Also issues with tree pits may require a request to the council
Residents should advise council of issues/deficiencies so the council can chase it up.
Appropriate personnel are :
Dale Foden – Street Care Manager DL 0207 525 2045 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oliver Stutter – Southwark Urban Forester DL 0207 525 2090 Email: email@example.com
Gary Meadowcroft – Southwark Tree Officer DL 0207 525 3438 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Burgularies and Car Jackings etc
|The number of reported incidents is disturbing. COLAR has been distributing reports of incidents to members to raise awareness.
Roy Collins to contact CL Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator to discuss best reporting mechanisms and working together
|The Data Protection requirements are changing this March and it requires each individual to positively agree to have their contact information used. A no-response does not equate to agreement.
All members to be contacted and asked to respond in writing (email) to their agreement to have their details used
|Eastlands Crescent, Eyenella and Desefans Roads have asked to be included on communications. The DP requirements will need to address these contacts too
|The raised beds ate the village end of Court Lane were discussed. It is believed these were part of the Dulwich Estate and were protected. It was suggested that the Estate should be approached to improve the appeance perhaps by re-pointing and replanting as part of the 400 year celebration
|Additional contacts to be added (as per items 1 and 2)
Details of forthcoming local events to be added
|A brief discussion was held outlining what COLAR had achieved since its inception with the purpose of confirming it was benefiting the membership.
Some of the achievements were:
· 140 plus members
· Improved communication
· Increased attendance at DCC meetings
· Site meetings with council and contractors
· Highlighting issues and appropriate contact details
· Encouraging comments on junction
· Working with other RAs etc.
|Minuted by Richard Bushell
15th Feb 2018
Richard Bushell Ian Rankine