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Items
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1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019 be agreed as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

1.1       RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019 be agreed as an accurate record of the meeting.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the following declaration of interest be noted in relation to item 4 on the agenda:

 

Councillor Joan Millbank – Chair of Lewisham Local

Minutes:

2.1       RESOLVED: That the following declaration of interest be noted in relation to item 4 on the agenda:

 

Councillor Joan Millbank – Chair of Lewisham Local

3.

Response to the Committee's referral pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the response be noted.

Minutes:

3.1       RESOLVED: That the response be noted.

4.

Cabinet Member Question and Answer Session pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Cabinet member responses be noted.

 

Minutes:

1.1         The Chair welcomed the Cabinet Members to the meeting.

 

1.2         Cllr McGeevor gave a brief summary of her current work activities and her priorities for the rest of the municipal year/administration. The following key points were noted:

 

·         Following the declaration of a climate emergency, consultants were working on plans to enable the Council to be carbon neutral by 2030.

·         The Greening Funding allowed local community groups to apply for Section 106 money to improve green spaces on public land. £360k of funding had been allocated to projects so far this year.

·         Improving air quality was a key priority and the Cabinet Member was working closely with the Air Quality Champion on a number of schemes including an anti-idling campaign. Fixed penalty notices (£80 fine) were being given out by traffic wardens to people refusing to turn off their engine whilst their car was stationary.

 

1.3         Cllr Dacres gave a brief summary of her current work activities and her priorities for the rest of the municipal year/administration. It was noted that:

 

·         The Bakerloo Line Extension campaign was a key priority for the Council.

·         Four “Healthy Neighbourhoods” would receive £250k of funding to encourage sustainable modes of transport.

·         The Council was committed to ensuring that all Lewisham residents, businesses and visitors are within 500m of an electric vehicle charging point by 2021 which equates to 70 chargers across the borough.

 

1.4         In response to questions from the Committee, the following points were noted:

 

·         Lessons had been learnt following the launch of the swimming lake in Beckenham Place Park. A permanent, but attractive, fence would be erected around the lake to control numbers and the contract for managing the lake would be going out to tender in the new year.

·         Although TfL funding had allowed the first wave of cycle racks to be made available for £24 a year rent, subsequent racks cost £60 a year in rent. However, officers were looking into ways of making the racks more affordable.

·         Electric vehicle charging points were installed on the road wherever possible but in a few instances needed to be on the pavement for health and safety reasons. There would be charging points in Evelyn ward.

·         The Cabinet was pushing for as much communications support as possible in relation to the Bakerloo Line Extension campaign and the Council’s local assemblies and Lewisham Life were being used.

·         Members working on Healthy Neighbourhood schemes would be put in touch with Air Quality Champions in schools.

·         Inclusive play was important and there were some excellent examples of well tested inclusive play equipment on the market, but consultation with disabled play equipment users would be considered.

·         There had been some confusion over eligibility for the Greening Fund but it covered all land owned by the Council. In the case of land managed by Lewisham Homes, applications had to be made via Lewisham Homes.

·         Fly tipping was a key issue for the Council and HMO licensing was one way of addressing it. Enforcement was key (officers assessed the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Referrals to Mayor & Cabinet

Decision:

None

Minutes:

None