Draft minutes

Bush Hill Park Ward Forum - Thursday, 4th May, 2017 7.30 pm

Proposed venue: Raglan School, Raglan Road, Bush Hill Park, EN1 2NS

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Cllr Doyle in the chair welcomed residents to the meeting, covering evacuation procedure and amenities. She reminded attendees about emails for notifications of future meetings and checked if email notification had been received.





Sgt Dave Durrant will be new Ward Sergeant  following the retirement of Sgt Gill- The team will be based at Edmonton Police Station Every ward should have 2 active Ward Officers under the Mayor's Direction Constable Braganza spoke about, begging, anti social behaviour, speeding on the A10 Explained that the dedicated officers deal with the strategic issues and long term concerns - Both patrol on foot. Questions were taken by Constable Braganza Speeding on the A10 - the previous Ward Sergeant has been in consultation with TFL and several speed surveys/checks have been carried out  - Specialist police are needed to carry out speed chases/ tackle the offenders. Constable Braganza recognised the high levels of concern from residents about A10 speeding.

Residents asked about lack of speed cameras and noted that Average Speed Cameras seem to be more effective than traditional speed cameras.

Halstead Rd: Constable Braganza spoke about the speed survey and indicated the problems associated with interpreting the results - concerns remain high about this area.

Burglary issues were discussed - residents were advised as to how to avoid burglaries/thefts.

CCTV issues were discussed - can camera evidence be accepted from neighbouring homes? Yes - but take advice from the suppliers.

Neighbourhood Watch - Steve Saville is the borough coordinator for NW and advises on local schemes. The Mayor of London is very supportive of schemes and local police will be supporting. New schemes will be advertised through the Met Newsletter Street lighting in certain obscure areas was discussed.

Concerns were raised about children roller skating on the cycle lane on the A105 This was confirmed as legal and use of wheeled vehicles on pavements was confirmed as illegal.





Martin Dearne - Enfield Archeological Society Martin gave a very stimulating talk about Roman Enfield. He brought along several artefacts and copies of his recently published book about the history of Enfield.

Residents asked questions and Martin was thanked for his fascinating talk.






Traffic incident on BSW 3rd May - car drove into metal pole  and now this needs replacing - Cllr Doyle to take up.

Toilets in Parks - Has the consultation finished and what are the recommendations? Cllr Doyle to take up Dog Law Seminar on 15th October at Salisbury House - Please do come along - it promises to be a very informative event. Contact:  tracy@doglaw.co.uk Stage 2 Road Safety Audit on A105  - has this been published? Cllr Chamberlain will take up Concerns over Rubber Armadillos positioning were raised by residents Ridge Avenue Clinic - what are the plans Next Ward Forum - date to be confirmed Residents were thanked and the meeting closed at 9.05pm.