ITEM NO 3
HANWELL AREA COMMITTEE
Partial draft minutes
Thursday 3 February 2005 at 7.00pm
PRESENT: Councillors; Sondh (Chair), Clements Elliott, Greenhead, Payne, and Wall.
ALSO PRESENT: Councillors: Majumdar, Woodroofe
ABSENT: Councillors Greenhead and Sears (from whom apologies had been received)
1 Urgent Matters
Beryl Pankhurst presented a petition on behalf of Hanwell Village Green Residents
Association protesting against the use of speed humps in Church Road because of
concerns raised by emergency services.
2 Minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2005
That following agreed amendments the minutes be agreed as a true and correct record:
3 Matters arising from the minutes
(i) Item 3(X) Cuckoo Park Hoggin Path Peter White
Resolved: that the hoggin path around Cuckoo Path be reinstated
(ii) Item 4 - Crime and Disorder Louise
Resolved: that Crime and Disorder be an agenda item for the next meeting Asby
4. Dog exclusion from sports pitches at Elthorne Waterside Park
Peter White, Head of Parks and Countryside introduced the report which set out
proposals to create a dog free zone in sports pitches at Elthorne Waterside Park. The
report included details of the consultation and design amendments to the scheme arising
from the consultation.
Concerns about public safety in narrow corridors around the perimeter of the proposed
hedge and chestnut fencing had been raised. The original design had been modified to Peter White
address these concerns.
Some residents felt the school should use other facilities. However this would not be a
practical solution given that the school would still have to pay and actual activity time for
pupils would be reduced due to travel.
There was some opinion that views would be spoilt. This was personal perception. The
fence/hedge height had been reduced to 3 feet 6” thus there would not be any blockage
In response to concerns raised by members of the public representatives from Elthorne
School attested to the fact that the school had no wish to annexe the land but simply
wanted a safe environment for pupils. The proposed site had a number of access points
for members of the public.
Councillor Majumdar reiterated that the park was community land and would always be
as such. The pupils of the school were part of the local community and were entitled to a
Councillor Woodroofe as a member of the governing body of Elthorne High School
stated that he would not sanction any annexing of the land; the issue was the well being
of the pupils
That the area committee
(i) Notes the details of the consultation
(ii) Supports the creation of a dog free zone within the fenced & hedged area
(iii) Supports the provision of 3'6" high chestnut pail fencing & native hedging around the
sports pitches at Elthorne Waterside Park
(iv) Supports the continued access by the public to the whole of the park including the
area inside the fenced dog free zone