Eastleigh Borough Council Eastleigh Local Area Committee Meeting

March 14, 2023, 7 p.m.

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This is a meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee of Eastleigh Borough Council held on the 14th Mar 2023.

The last meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee was on the 4th Jun 2024, and the next meeting will be 23rd Jul 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Auditorium, The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

Meeting Recordings

Agenda

Item Title Minutes
2 Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.

3 Minutes Minutes of Previous Meeting

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2023 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4 Public Participation

There was no public participation on this occasion.

5 Chair's Report

The Chair announced that the public consultation for the rebuild of Freespace Skate Park is well underway. So far, we've had over 180 completed surveys. Of the two skate park designs, option two is the clear favourite. When asked how to spend the extra Landfill Tax funding, again there is a strong preference, this time for re-opening the concrete bowl, making the skate park bigger and better and providing a junior skate trail at Fleming Park. The Chair encouraged people to fill out the form with their views prior to the closing date on the 29 March.

 

The Fleming Park Paddling Pool area is the potential site for the junior skate trail I just mentioned, and in a linked project, the expansion of the fenced pool area and tree planting is nearing completion. All work should be finished in time for the traditional end of May Bank Holiday opening.

 

Eastleigh Unwrapped returns again in June but this time with a twist. This year it will be across a weekend of the 10th and 11th June, with Saturday in Eastleigh and Sunday in Hedge End. Each day will feature six companies performing in the park along with walk about and street theatre in the two town centres. There will also be stalls in Leigh Road Rec and Greta Park for family fun, including face painting, hair braiding, arts & crafts and local food trucks at each venue. We will also be adding a Makers Market, featuring The Sorting Office in Eastleigh and Hedge End Town Council’s market stall holders at Greta Park.

 

In another local leisure project, the new kick-about area at North Stoneham Park is nearing completion. The new area, next to the Community Centre, has been levelled, the stones removed, and a seeded top-dressing added. We now just have to wait for the grass to grow and properly establish.

 

The local elections are coming up on the 4 May, a reminder was given to apply for postal votes or ensure you have suitable identification, free ID can be obtained at Eastleigh Borough Council please see the council website for more details.

 

The Chair wished good luck to all who are standing in the elections and Councillor Sara Tyson-Payne who will not be standing at the upcoming election, for her input and contributions to the committee over her term in office.

6 Various Roads Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) TRO Report
TRO App 1
TRO App 2

The Committee considered a report by the Senior Engineering Specialist (Agenda Item 6) which detailed representations received in response to proposed waiting restrictions on various roads.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Eastleigh Local Area Committee approved the making of a Traffic Regulation Order as outlined below:

 

 

(1)  A Traffic Regulation Order is made, the effects of which are to introduce waiting and parking restrictions in:

 

a) Belmont Road,

b) Falcon Square – North West Corner

c) Falcon Square – Both Service Roads

d) Surrey Road

e) Sussex Road

 

(2)  Amend waiting and parking restrictions in:

 

(a) York Road

(b) Derby Road – amended in part to remove one parking space and not the two as originally proposed.

 

(3) Withdraw the proposals for waiting restrictions in Crestwood View as advertised on 13 January 2023.

 

7 Community Grants Community Grants Report
Community Grants App 1

Consideration was given to a report of the Local Area Manager (Agenda Item 7).

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Committee approved the grants as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

8 Air Quality Update AQ Update Report
AQ App1
AQ App2
AQ App3

The Senior Pollution Control Officer gave a short presentation to the Committee.

 

Councillor Bicknell requested training be arranged on Air Quality for Councillors.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Eastleigh Local Area Committee noted:

 

(1)  the update to the air quality measurements for Eastleigh in 2022; and

(2)  progress made against the Air Quality Action Plan.

 

[Note: One person spoke and asked questions with regards to the data in the report. Concerns were raised over the accuracy of some of the data in the report.]

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Alex Bourne photo
Chair
Councillor Alex Bourne

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Bhavin Dedhia photo
Member
Eastleigh Central
Councillor Bhavin Dedhia

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Cameron Spencer photo
Member
Councillor Cameron Spencer

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Darshan Mann photo
Member
Councillor Darshan Mann

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Paul Bicknell photo
Vice-Chair
Cabinet Member for Regeneration (north) and Social Policy
Councillor Paul Bicknell

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Steve Beer photo
Member
Councillor Steve Beer

Liberal Democrat

Absent

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Councillor Tanya Park photo
Member
Councillor Tanya Park

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Wayne Irish photo
Member
Councillor Wayne Irish

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Member
Councillor Sara Tyson-Payne

IND

Present, as expected

Secretary
Laura Johnston

None

Expected

Previous Committee Meetings

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4th Jun 2024 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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12th Mar 2024 Eastleigh Local Area Committee (Cancelled)

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23rd Jan 2024 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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14th Nov 2023 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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26th Sep 2023 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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6th Jun 2023 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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14th Mar 2023 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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24th Jan 2023 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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15th Nov 2022 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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13th Sep 2022 Eastleigh Local Area Committee (Cancelled)

Future Committee Meetings

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23rd Jul 2024 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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3rd Sep 2024 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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5th Nov 2024 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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21st Jan 2025 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

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11th Mar 2025 Eastleigh Local Area Committee

Source

This meeting detail is from Eastleigh Borough Council website