by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 19 September, 2019
Once again we had a well-attended and useful meeting, with discussions on a range of issues. One of the valuable items is public question time, where residents raise any questions relevant to the Council. We had questions on:
Steve Penneck told the meeting about Sutton Town Centre Heritage week including the activities on the High St on Sat 21 Sept and the guided walks on the Sunday.
TfL gave us an update on the Go Sutton on-demand bus service. This has been very successful and has been expanded to North Cheam and Wallington. There are more than 200 journeys a day and satisfaction is more than 95%. Users spoke positively of the service and raised a number of issues:
This is a pilot service running until next April. The feedback will be taken into account. The service will need to be seen to be a success for it to continue.
Neighbourhood services told us about the current position with the waste collection, street sweeping and parks. Questions raised by residents included:
Committee agreed to include a scheme to improve the Oakhill Road/ High St junction in a list of improvements for approval by TfL for next year. The problem here is that the pedestrian island in Oakhill Road is so far from the junction that many people cross nearer to the High St. It’s not an easy problem to solve as the S1 bus needs room to turn.
The loading bay outside the Dolphin will be subject to a Traffic Management Order consultation in October with the work being done early in the New Year.
Funding was approved for a replacement street tree in Greenhill. Events supported by the Local Committee recently include the successful Sutton Green Fayre which raised over £100 for the Mayor’s charity, and the Civic Society’s Treasure Hunt for children.
All in all a very useful meeting. Why not come to the next one? 7pm on 14 November at Holy Family Church Hall, Sorrento Road.
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