Our next meeting will be on Monday December 2nd 7pm at the Hanover PH on Queens Park Road. Minutes of our last meeting can be viewed HERE
- Welcome and Apologies
- Minutes and Matters Arising
- Student Housing – in the light of the proposed university expansion schemes (representatives invited to speak)
- Parking – Working Group updates from both HEGLAT & Elm Grove working groups looking at recent enforcement
- Waste & Recycling – Bin collection updates
- Police Report and priorities
- Any other issues
- Date of next meeting
On Tuesday afternoon, the councils Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee met and the issue of illegal pavement parking on Elm grove was discussed. Following a detailed debate the reached this decision:
50. ELM GROVE, BRIGHTON- MANAGEMENT OF HIGHWAY PARKING AND OBSTRUCTIONS
Contact Officer: Owen McElroy Tel: 29-0368
Ward Affected: Hanover & Elm Grove
1. That Committee notes the outcome of the public consultation on a scheme for environmental improvements in Elm Grove and that it is not proposed to proceed with the scheme in view of the majority of residents who responded being opposed to the scheme.
2. That Committee authorises officers to organise a joint initiative with
Sussex Police to co-ordinate enforcement of parking contraventions,obstructions and other nuisances on the public highway in Elm Grove later this year.
This means that in due course council and police officers will commence and continue enforcement action to deter illegal parking along Elm grove (that is parking on the carriageway or pavement where a double yellow, zigzag or other relevant parking restriction is in place).
A resolution from the LAT which requested that the proposed enforcement should be delayed to enable a community response to be developed was presented, but a majority of councillors felt that this could not be applied – partly because of the councils obligation to fairly enforce the law, and partly following concern around the risks to vulnerable pedestrians using the pavement and the likelihood of accident and injury. it was also noted that the constraints in the area made it unlikely that any new scheme would differ very much from the scheme arrived at with the previous local working group, and which was rejected at consultation earlier in the year.
The committee chair Cllr West commented that although enforcement action would go ahead, this would not stop ward councillors and the community from looking at the issues and developing responses which may address some of the outstanding issues which would remain around parking and vehicle use in the area. As the planned enforcement would only affect those areas with double yellow or similar restrictions, substantial parts of Elm Grove would continue to tolerate pavement parking, and this may be something which could be addressed
Thanks to Jonathan Tilley for this video of the debate.
The next Hanover & Elm Grove Local Action Team meeting will take place on Monday September 30th – 7pm at the Hanover Public House on Queens Park Road. To view the minutes of the last meeting, click HERE
Hanover and Elm Grove Area
Local Action Team
Meeting on Monday 30th September
At The Hanover pub, Queens Park Road
Everyone who lives or works in Hanover or Elm Grove welcome!
- Minutes of the last meeting & follow-up issues to be discussed
- Matters Arising in our local area
- Police issues
- Student Halls and accommodation
- Bill Randall update on contact with City Clean
- Parking Survey street-by-street with Steve Reeves (Main Topic)
Please come along and discuss any issues you may have, particularly about parking, HMOs or Anti-social behaviour
From 2009 to 2012 Emma at local charity Safety Net asked 2480 children across Brighton and Hove what made them feel unsafe and what they thought should be done about it. One of the things children felt worried about was how to keep themselves safe when out and about without an adult. They wanted to be aware of key risks and what they could do to keep themselves safe. This has led to Emma and Tamsin at Safety Net developing Personal Safety and Assertiveness Sessions that they deliver within primary schools.
Emma and Tamsin visited St Luke’s Primary school during May 2013 and delivered a Personal Safety and Assertiveness session to children in Year 6. Feedback from the session identified a range of concerns held by our children, including drug use and misuse, bullying and stranger danger.
The children took part in activities to embed simple safety techniques that they can implement in a variety of settings. Overall, following their time with Safety Net, the children reported higher positive perceptions of their knowledge, skills and confidence in their abilities to identify threats to their safety and how to remain safe at school and within the community.
The report by Safety Net which details this event can be downloaded HERE
For further information about this work, contact Emma Lacey [Emma.Lacey@safety-net.org.uk]
Hanover & Elm grove Local Action Team meeting – Monday 17th June
CHANGE OF VENUE
Due to a double booking, we will be meeting at the Southover (formerly the Pub With No Name) on Southover Street – same time 6.45 for 7pm.
The Agenda for this evening’s meeting will include: the last minutes, matters arising, refuse and CityClean strike, HMOs and lettings, Police issues and AOB.
Minutes from the last meeting can be viewed HERE
Look forward to seeing you
Here is the latest newsletter from the Lewes Road Local Sustainable Transport Fund improvement scheme. To download it as a PDF click HERE
Brought to you by the Hanover Action for Sustainable Living ‘Streets are for Sharing’ group (following on from the Grove Street:Play Street event last year) Open Air:Open House will be turning different streets in Hanover into al fresco art galleries on Sundays in May.
To find out more, visit their Facebook Page, find them on Twitter or just turn up at the Hanover Centre and follow the red thread!
PS – Keep the last sunday free (26th) and dig out you own art for the special finale!*
* Clue HERE