Minutes of previous meetings

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Present: Sandra Marvin - Chair, Jane Jennings - Secretary, Doreen Brookfield - Resident, Rey Aziz - CCC, Richard Tolson - CCC, Judith King - Resident, Roger Stewart - NHW Westcliff, Cllr Vince McMahan - CCC, Frank Phillips - Resident, Peter Coshall - Resident, Geoffrey Gambrill - HPYC, Hem Limbu - Resident, Andrew Cook - BHOA, Brian Bailey - NHW Westcliff, Sheila Rhodes - NHW Westcliff, Hazel Vincent - NHW Westcliff, Colin Vincent - NHW Westcliff, David Thomas - Resident, PCSO Richard Filmer, Audrey Quinn - Resident, Kim Moore - Resident, Janet Morris - NHW CBR, Doreen Ling - NHW CBR

 

 

1.

Apologies: Cllr Jean Law, PC Jason Heather, Pete Jennings, Cllr David Hirst

Welcome: Chairperson welcomed Rey Aziz from CCC to the meeting.

ACTION

 

 

3.

Action Points/Matters Arising from Minutes:

 

3.1.

Impact of Road Closure PC Heather would like it noted that he confirmed from persons present that there were no examples of inconsistency and that every instance would be deal with on merit and that officers do have the opportunity to use their discretion. Any complaints should be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

 

3.2.

Disabled Parking Information: Cllr Law has confirmed that the information previously given by Cllr McMahan to the PACT meeting was correct and that 'disabled drivers can park in any on-street parking bay for as long as they like but they must display their disabled badge.'

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

Review of PACT Public Meeting & Priorities: PC Heather would like to confirm that the Police systems have been set up to identify and monitor 3 priorities.

 

3.4.

Cycling on Pavements: PC Heather would like to confirm that every instance would be dealt with on merit and that officers do have the opportunity to use their discretion.

 

3.5.

Yellow Lines along Sea Wall (and Signage): Cllr McMahan has spoken with transport department within CCC who are going to look at the issue. Action may include moving the sign or putting a sign on the road to make a link with Western Esplanade. They may also consider putting a No Cycling sign next to the Sea Cadets' building.

Geoffrey Gambrill raised the issue of the new railings erected along part of the sea wall by the Hampton Play area. He informed the meeting that this was an area where people sail boats and he considered the railings were a health and safety hazard as they prevented access to that part of the beach because the groynes were very high and there was no break in the railings.

 

3.6.

Parking on Pavements: PC Heather would like to confirm that he is not aware of a criminal offence of parking on the pavement. There are other offences that police will seek to enforce where appropriate. There are currently trials by CCC Enforcement Officers into the enforcement of parking on the pavement, however, this does not cover West Bay at present.

PC Heather has reported back that the legislation that can tackle certain classes of vehicles, parking at night in a road subject to a speed limit of 30mph or less is Regulation 24, Road and Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989. Andrew Cook had also looked into this issue and informed the meeting that commercial vehicles under the weight of a transit van can park legally but over that weight they have to have all their lights on all night. The authority to contact regarding breaches of this legislation would be the police. Also HGV owners have to have a licence which includes the legal parking of vehicles overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.7.

Information from residents: PCSO Richard Filmer informed that meeting that he had engaged with 114 residents in the West Bay area regarding their concerns. The top 3 were:

1. Dog fouling

2. Vehicles mis-parking

3. Anti-social behaviour, use of vehicles, drunken behaviour,

behaviour relating to drug taking.

 

 

3.8.

Night Flights - Manston Airport: This issue was on the Agenda at the recently held Herne Bay Area Members Panel meeting. Andrew Cook reported that nothing conclusive was agreed at the meeting as the consultation process in Thanet is on hold while Infratil reconsiders its proposals. Amended proposals will be submitted by Infratil and Andrew thought that nothing will come out to the public for consultation before May 2011 at the earliest.

 

4.

Presentation by Rey Aziz , CCC CCTV Room Manager:

Mr Aziz gave a talk to the meeting about the work of his team. The team works 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. He provided detailed information on the 4 areas of responsibility:

·1 District Watch Scheme - Business, retail owners in direct radio contact with his team regarding incidents which can be communicated immediately to others in the scheme

·2 Lifeline Alarm Scheme - Alarms, for elderly and/or vulnerable people, which will automatically call the monitoring centre at the touch of a button (leaflets were made available)

·3 Emergency Out of Hours cover - Answering calls when CCC offices are not open

·4 CCTV Room - Monitoring all CCTV cameras in area. They have a dedicated police officer working with them mainly for collecting evidence from tapes.

After his presentation PACT members were given the opportunity to ask questions. Mr Aziz was thanked by the Chairperson for attending the meeting and providing members with such a comprehensive talk.

 

5.

PACT Priorities:

After discussion it was agreed that for this part of each meeting members would review the two main priorities - Speeding and Anti-social Behaviour and consider one of the other priorities in rotation.

 

 

 

 

 

5.1.

Speeding:

Members reported recent incidents of speeding along Central Avenue, Hampton Pier Avenue and Western Esplanade. PCSO Richard Filmer informed the meeting that he had recently undertaken training on Speed Watch which allowed him to use a speed camera and analyse the data. Speed Watch was a low profile scheme - however officers (and any member of the public wishing to attend a session) are required to use hi-viz clothing for health and safety reasons but signage to warn drivers was not required. Only trained persons can use the equipment. The findings could not be used for fixed penalty notices or in court. The hand-held camera can be used at night. Members were asked to note regular places and timings of speeding vehicles and send the information to Sandra Marvin sandra.greenslate@btopenworld.com so that she can liaise with Richard on a schedule for Speed Watch. Cllr McMahan would like to be kept informed of the schedule as he would like to attend a session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All members

5.2.

Anti-social Behaviour:

A member from Central Avenue told the meeting that the area suffered from broken bottles and rubbish being pushed through hedges on Friday/Saturday/Sunday evenings. Residents have spoken to youngsters but they don't listen and are abusive. PCSO Richard Filmer advised residents not to approach them but to call the police - the patrols will receive the message and drive round. Police non-emergency telephone number is 01622 690690. Members discussed the lack of waste bins in the area which could be a factor. The idea of local shops sponsoring waste bins was put forward or even joint sponsorship with CCC. Richard Tolson reminded the meeting that it would be difficult to find funding within CCC at this time. A member in the HPA/Swalecliffe Avenue area reported that things were now quiet but when there had been problems the police response was good. Cllr McMahan said that if we could clone PC Jason Heather the police force would be wonderful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Members

5.3.

Grass cutting and foxes:

Sheila Rhodes raised the issue of grass never being cut by HPYC and that it is no longer grass but just an area of weeds. Geoffrey Gambrill informed the meeting that HPYC did mow one half of the area around the boats but agreed it was looking terrible. It was agreed that other clubs and residents needed to complain directly to CCC. Richard Tolson agreed to bring the schedule of grass cutting to the next meeting.

Brian Bailey informed the meeting that dogs in the area were catching mange from foxes. In particular Brian had spoken with dog owners in Studd Hill and West Cliff Drive whose dogs were suffering with this. Richard Tolson agreed to speak with Paul Williams at CCC.

 

 

 

 

Richard

Tolson

 

 

 

Richard

Tolson

5.4.

State of Invicta Roofing Premises:

Cllr McMahan informed the meeting that this issue was under investigation and he would report back when appropriate.

 

Cllr McMahan

6.

Any Other Business:

 

6.1.

Sea Street Road Works:

Several members had received written notification about roads around the Sea Street roundabout to be used as diversion routes due to continuing road and gas works. In particular Central Avenue was a concern as the road was unsuitable for double-decker buses and heavy traffic. Janet Morris was particularly concerned due to the fact that house owners were responsible for sewage/drain repairs up to the point where their drains meet the main sewer. With heavy traffic on these proposed roads house owners could be facing repairs bills over which they have no control. Cllr McMahan noted that he was a member of the Joint Transportation Board and that plans were being drawn up regarding the continuing works but he was not aware that these had been finalised. He is due to attend the JTB meeting tomorrow evening and will raise the issue as well as contacting Eric Banning of Kent Highway Services tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr McMahan

6.2.

PACT Website:

Doreen Brookfield told members that she had received information from Liz Crudgington on the newly mapped out website however she needed assistance from members for detailed information to go on each page. She went through each page with members and it was agreed that members would get as much information to Doreen as possible. The following information is required:

·1 What is Partners And Community Together

·2 Schools/Churches/Clubs -main contact, telephone, email

·3 Useful information - chemists, post office times,etc

·4 Calendar- what's on - PACT meeting dates, Race for Life, Fairs, Beach Hut Day, Beach Clean Days, HPYC dates

·5 Links - to PCSO's police page, Age UK, CCC, KCC, CAB, Consumer Direct, Cllrs page on CCC

·6 Map of West Bay ward

Doreen said that there were other pages including a Guest Page and Feedback Page - the website was already live and had received 31 'hits'.

Members were encouraged to view the website on www.westbaypact.co.uk and send all information to Doreen as soon as possible at doreenbrookfield@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date of Next Meeting:

The date of the next meeting is Monday 17th January 2011 at 7pm at Hampton School.

 

 

WEST BAY PACT PRIORITIES 2010/2011 (Action from meeting 22.11.2010)

ISSUE

POINTS

ACTION TAKEN

Speeding

6

Members to note times and locations of speeding vehicles and inform Chairperson via email sandra.greenslate@btopenworld.com who will forward information to PCSO Richard Filmer. Richard will arrange schedule for Speed Watch.

Anti-social Behaviour

2

Members were encouraged to telephone police non-emergency number to gain assistance regarding any ASB. Telephone 01622 690690. Members to give information at next meeting of any incidents they have reported to the police and the outcome.

Grass Cutting/Foxes

2

Richard Tolson to provide schedule of grass cutting to meeting on 17.01.2011

Richard Tolson to contact Paul Williams CCC about reports of dogs catching mange from foxes.

Parking

1

 

Cycling on Pavement

1

 

Litter

1

 

Beach Hut Vandalism

1

 

State of Invicta Roofing Premises

1

Cllr McMahan to report back on investigation when appropriate.

Dog Fouling

1

 

Jet Ski Safety

1

 

Roads and Pavements

1

 
 

Monday, 21st. March 2011

Present: Sandra Marvin (Chair), Doreen Brookfield (Resident), Audrey Quinn(Resident), Judith King (Resident), Shelia Rhodes (Resident), Geoff Gambrill (Hampton Pier Yacht Club), Brian Bailey (NHW), Roger Stewart (NHW), Janet Morris (NHW), Doreen Ling (Resident), Frank Phillips (Resident), Kim Moore (Resident), Richard Tolson (CCC), Amrit Limbu (Resident), Hem Limbu (Resident), Andrew Cook (BHOA), PSCO Richard Filmer (Kent Police), PSCO Rachel Harvey (Kent Police).

 

 Before the meeting saerted Sandre Marvin expressed the wish to stand down as chairman and asked for nominations. No nominations were forthcoming so she agreed to carry on but would not be available for the next meeting on 18th April and this was accepted. Doreen Brookfield agreed to do the minutes of the meeting.

 

1.

 Apologies

 

Cllr Peter Lee.

ACTION 

 

2.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 10th. JANUARY 2011.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

 

 

 

3.

Matters Arising.

These are covered further down

 

4.

 

WestBay Policing update.

PSCO Filmer stated that he had been checking with residents of West Bay on their concerns. 2 cars had been removed having no tax. He also reported that criminal damage was down by 40%, anti social behaviour down by 37.4% and crime in general down 26.2%. 

 

5.

Vattenfall wind farm community payment.

 

 

 The cable needed for the 17 new wind turbines could mean that Hampton Pier Avenue would have to be dug up again. Andrew Cook has arranged a meeting with Vattenfall to discuss everyone's concern over the positioning and size of the new wind turbines. PACT members asked if the local community were to receive any compensation for the disruption that would take place once the work started. Sandra Marvin will contact Peter Lee to ask about this. No one at the meeting wanted a proposal they had read for raod calming methods (Humps) in Hampton Pier Avenue to take place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Pact Proirities- Planning and Updates.

Speeding: Richard Filmer is trained in Speedwatch and asked to be informed about where, and the times and dates speeding takes place. Janet Morris raised the question of speeding in Eddington Lane and the Police will check this out.

Anti social Behaviour: Large groups of people have been seen along Western Esplanade drinking on Friday nights. Residents are complaining. Police are working closely with youth workers. It was noted that Police are dealing with anti social behaviour in a different way but the PSCO is not aware that changes have been made.

Parking: Richard Tolson reported that 2 parking tickets had been issued in January at the junction with Broadway and Sea Street.

Cycling on Pavement:

Litter: SERCO have been cleaning the beaches. Andrew Cook stated that there will be a beach clean on 27th March between 12 noon and 1 pm.

State of Invicta Roofing Premises:

Dog Fouling: Andrew Cook stated that he had complained to 2 residents regarding allowing their dogs to foul without cleaning up.

Jet Ski Safety: To be monitored due to the new buoy system.

Roads and Pavements: Highways are being contacted regarding potholes. The hedge in Ridgeway Cliff has been trimmed back.

 

 

 

 

7.

Any other business:

1. How PACT to be run: Andrew Cook had attended a PACT meeting in Heron Ward where there were no residents present. A discussion took place on how the furure of West Bay PACT should be run. It was decided that the Police, Council and other offical bodies would only attend meetings every other month. A Sub Committee would meet every month.

2. PACT Website: Geoff Gambrill agreed that he would be responsible for the website and had been in touch with Pete Jennings to find out what is happening to the remainder of the money allocated for this. Geoff had also arranged a meeting with Liz Crudgington for some training in running/updating the website.

 

 

8.

 Date of next meeting: Monday 18th April at 19.00.hrs.

Hampton School.

 

 

     
  Meeting held at Hampton  School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
19.00 hrs Monday 18th April 2011


 
  Present:  Frank Phillips (Vice Chairman)_, Doreen Brookfield (Resident), Judith King (Resident), Geoff Gambrill (Hampton Pier Yacht Club),  Brian Bailey (NH|W),  Roger Stewart (NHW), Andrew Cook (BHOA).  
1.  APOLOGIES:

Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn.

 
2. MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 21ST MARCH 2011-05-08

The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

 
3.  MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising. 

 
4.  VATTENFALL WINDFARM COMMUNITY PAYMENT

Andrew Cook had a meeting with Vattenfall when it was discussed whether there were any alternatives.   There is some flexibility and plans will be displayed in the bandstand area showing alternatives..  There are problems in putting new turbines to the east due to the sea bed so will have to go to the west and south.  The new turbines will be bigger than the existing ones.  There will also be a consultation process as to whether there will be 10 or 17 new turbines.   The Pier Trust want the harbour for servicing the turbines.

 
5.  PACT WEBSITE

Geoff Gambrill reported that this is up and running.  He has met with Liz Crudington and now has control of the website so will be able to add and take off items.  There have been 217 hits but only one email..  It was also discussed whether some of the money left could be used for advertising the website but distributing flyers to residents.  This will be discussed further at the next meeting.

 
6. PACT PRIORITIES- PLANNING AND UPDATES

Speeding  So far nobody has informed PCSO Filmer of any instances.  There appears to be no pattern.

Edington Lane street lights.  This is a matter for Greenhill PACT as it is in their ward.

Anti Social Behaviour   There have been fires on the beach.  Waste bins have been set alight ujsing accelerant.  Police are actively monitoring the behaviour.
Grass cutting is now being done by Serco.
Foxes are still about the area but there have been no reports of dogs getting mange.

Parking  Cars are still being parked close to junctions.

Cycling on Pavement  Nothing to report.

Litter  The beach has been cleaned up.  The Council have also been doing it regularly.

 Dog Fouling   Nothing to report

Jet Ski Safety  To be monitored

Roads and Pavement   Work on the drains in Sea Street roundabout will not be done until the existing works are completed.

 
7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Brian Bailey reported that he had been told from a reliable source that the Home Office has decided that it does not like PACT in its present form and would prefer to change the system and name to a "Neighbourhood Panel". There have also been discussions between the Police and the Council and it was decided that PACT did waste some of the time of the Professionals at meetings and they would like to change the format.  It is understood that "Neighbourhood Panels" including Police and Councillors will consult withy the people and organizations that properly represent the PACT area they were in.  This is a bit of a grey area as the various clubs and other organizations could only represent the area if all their members live in the ward.  The new Panel will include representatives of the residents who will filter in the information of the concerns of the residents to the Panel and report back.  Quite how this information would be compiled and redistributed is as yet unknown.  There is also a problem as to who is going to be on the panel as some streets in the ward are not covered by the Neighbourhood Watch or any other organization. PACT will continue in its present form until this has been sorted out but it should be noted that the West Bay PACT has already changed its procedures so that less time is wasted by the Police and Council members by only requiring their attendance at alternative monthly meetings.  See previous minutes.

Action:  Sandra Marvin to contact  Police and Councillors.

There is a street meeting at 6pm 21st April 2011 at Sea Street outside Hoppers.


 
8. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETINGS

23rd May    All to attend
20th June
18th July   All to attend.


 
     
   
Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
19.00 hrs Monday 23 May, 2011-06-08
 
  Present:   Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Doreen Brookfield (Resident) Judith King (Resident) Geoff Gambrill (Hampton Pier Yacht Club) Frank Phillips (NHW)
Richard Tolson (CCC), David Hirst (Councillor). Audrey Quinn (Resident)
 
 
1.  Apologies:  Andrew Cook (BHOA), Brian Bailey (NHW), Roger Stewart (NHW) Janet Morris (NHW), Peter Lee (Councillor), Seb Byford (Councillor) PCSO Filmer
 
 
2.

Minutes of the last meeting: 

 The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

 
3.

Matters Arising:

  Waiting for further information from Vattenfall.


Cllr. Hirst said that it is proposed in the future that PACT will be known as Neighbourhood Panels but there is still much happening at Westminster to make the decision.
 

 
4.

PACT Website: 

 Geoff Gambrill reported that he is trying to get hold of a picture of the new Councillor, Seb Byford.


There have been 270 hits, 77 since January.  
 
It was agreed that Ann Taylor would be contacted to put something in the local paper about the website.


2 more pages have been added, a boundary map of the ward and details of future events in the ward.  If anyone knows of events to contact Geoff Gambrill.
 
Geoff Gambrill will prepare a flyer and investigate the cost of having 1000 printed.
 
Email had been received from Peter Jennings (Resident) regarding the road calming in Hampton Pier Avenue.  Chairman will reply to this as nothing has been heard from Vattenfall about providing the money.

 
5. PACT PRIORITIES  PLANNING AND UPDATES:
 
Speeding - There was an incident in Hampton Pier Avenue at 10pm one night but there are no set times to give information to the Police.
 
Anti-Social Behaviour - Youths have been having drinking parties between the council garages towards Whitstable which happen every Friday.  They are climbing on the garage roofs.  However there is very little crime in the area but one beach hut has been damaged. Cllr. David  Hirst will ask the Youth Advisory Group to take a look. 
 
Janet Morris sent in a report that there was an incident with a youth aged approx. 20 yrs living in the road who was seen trying to climb over a high hack gate at 3.10pm The same young man has been seen by other residents peering into females resident's car.  This person is now terrified that something will happen again whilst she is at work.  Police have been informed and it is being logged as an intelligent report.
 
A neighbourhood watch sign was vandalised/broken off the lamp post.  Janet Morris reported this to the Police who gave her some zip ties and asked her to try and mend it.  So far she has not been able to find someone to do this.
 
 
Dog Fouling - Nothing to Report
 
 
Roads and Pavements - Frank Phillips brought various items to the meeting as follows.
 
There are too many heavy contractual and, again, Co-op vehicles using Central Avenue for access. This is causing concerns for the underground drains and services.  It was asked that a weight limit could be made.
 
There are concerns over the selling of cars at the Sea Street end of Central Avenue
 
Pavement repairs are usually carried out in small lengths of asphalt where the slabs are removed.  This poor repair aesthetically providing a sticky uneven surface in the summer and a very slipper surface in winter.  It would be much better to keep the paving slaps which are an easy maintenance item, requiring only sand to re-bed them.
 
Janet Morris raised the issue of lorries including Wachers lorries still using Cobblers Bridge in contravention of the 6'6" restriction.
 
Doreen Brookfield reported that there was a large pot hole at the junction with Bournemouth Drive/Carlton Hill.
 
6.  Any other business:
 
Frank  Phillips reported that the side gate to the Co-op opens outward when in use and this obstructs the pavement making pedestrians walk in the road.  The gate should either open inward, fold back or go through 180 degrees and lock back against the building face.
 
There is still parking at the junction of The Broadway and Sea Street making it difficult for drivers to see oncoming traffic.
 
Richard Tolson reported that Operation Cubitt had taken place in the Canterbury City area and 30 cars were disposed
 
Date of next meeting: 20th June, 2011 when all to attend.
 
 
  Meeting to be held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay

1900 hours Monday 23rd July 2011.

1.

  Apologies  Richard Tolson,  Cllr. Seb Byford, Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr. Jean Law

ACTION 

 

2.

 Minutes of the last meeting: 

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

 

 

 

3.

  Chairman had spoken to Ann Taylor regarding putting details of the PACT website in the newspaper but nothing has been done as yet.

Chairman had also spoken to Richard Tolson regarding the grass cutting in Greenhill Gardens.  This has now been done.

Damaged drain and kerbstones in Central Avenue/Carlton Hill have not been repaired.

Cllr. Hirst is looking into the responsibility for repairs to Greenhill Bridge.

 

4.

PACT website: 

 There have been 330 hits on the website.  Leaflets are now being distributed to various areas in the ward.  Several members will be distributing to roads not already covered.  PCSO Filmer will be asked to take some of the leaflets.

Geoff has been made aware of spelling mistakes on the website and has amended them.

 

5.

 PACT Priorities.

Dog Fouling:  Nothing to report. 

Speeding:  Police were in Hampton Pier Avenue.  Nothing known of what occurred.

AntiSocial Behaviour:   Nothing to report.

Roads and Pavements:  There is still a problem with the Co-op double parking.  The gates in Central Avenue are still being left open over the pavement.  Loading Bay is from 11pm - 7am according to the signs.  Chairman will speak to the Manager.

Sheila Rhodes reported that there are overhanging trees in Lansdown Drive which belongs to the house at 139 Grand Drive.  Richard  Tolson will be contacted.

There is a problem with the bins at the back of the beach huts.  There are insufficient bins for the amount of rubbish so that visitors are leaving bags by the site of the bins.  CCC are doing a splendid job in clearing the rubbish.

6. Any other business:   PCSO's now have more authority

.On the evening of Sunday 26th August a car was driven up Swalecliffe Avenue extremely fast. The driver obviously didn't realise that it was a No Through Road and couldn't stop at the top of the road. He clipped a residents van, veered to the right and ended up half on the lower promenade and half on the beach. He and his passenger walked away and thankfully no one was hurt. The police arrived shortly afterwards. The driver of the car was caught later that evening.
 
On the following Sunday, 3rd July, it was very busy at Hampton. In the afternoon there was a grass fire in the car park. On the sea there were 31 Jet skiers and 3 power boats. Late in the afternoon a man fell off his jet ski and was knocked unconscious. He was rescued from the sea and then taken to QEQM Hospital for treatment.
 
It would appear that Herne Bay is targeted by jet skiers due to other towns making charges for them.

NHW are having a get together on 6th August at St. Andrews Church from 10am - 12nn.

There has been a report of dogs being attacked by other dogs on the Beach.
Police are not sure whether they can do anyting if the dos are on leads.

Doreen Brookfield had asked for confirmation that the future meetings could be held at the School and received an email stating that due to security risks it was not possible.  Chairman had spoken to Sue Read the Business Manager and it was agreed that meetings could be held at 6pm when the staff leave.

 

     Date of next meeting:

 19th September at 1800hours.

 

 

 


  Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay

18hours on Monday 19th September, 2011.
 

 

 

1.

   

Present:

Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Doreen Brookfield (Resident), Geoff Gambrill (Resident), Janet Morris (NHW),  Brian Bailey (NHW) and  Judith King (Resident).

Apologies 

Apologies:  Roger Stewart, Andrew Cook, Jean Law, Peter Lee, David Thomas, Frank Phillips.

ACTION 

 

2.

 Minutes of the last meeting: 

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

 

 

 

3.

 Matters Arising: 

The kerbstone is still up in Fitzgerald Avenue.

Sandra Marvin still needs to contact the Manager of the Co-op and will speak to Cllr. Hirst.

Ann Taylor has written about PACT in the newspaper.

There are still holes in Greenhill Bridge Road despite the contractors working on it.

The overhanging trees in Lansdown Drive have been cut.

The NHW get together on 6th August went very well.

There have been no more attacks on dogs in the area.

Chairman will speak to Richard Tolson re the concrete posts which were knocked down in Swalecliffe Avenue.

Chairman will also speak to someone at the council re the large number of skiers and ways to restrict this.

 

4.

PACT website: 

 Flyers have been left in the Post Office in Sea Street and another shop.  Judith King stated that she had been asked by people what happens if they did  not have a computer.   Discussion took place about buying a pay as you go mobile so that a telephone number could be available.

A poll on the website revealed that the main problems were speeding and anti social behaviour.
There have been 73 more people logging on to the site.

 

5.

 PACT Priorities.

Dog Fouling: - At the beach clean more dog fouling found.  It is on the increase in the area now that winter and darker nights are on the way.

Speeding: -  Reports reveal that speeding still goes on in the ward.  Cobblers Bridge Road was checked by the police but no persons were found speeding
 Any other business: 

On 19th August a kayak was stolen, Value about £350.  It was chained to the outside of a Hut at the Hampton end. The chain was cut and the kayak removed. Possibly it was not secured well enough to protect against organised theft or thieving from the Beach huts.
 
 
The grass area at the top of Cobblers Bridge Road, where the contactors had their hut etc. The area the contractors used has re-grown as a weed patch, which got quite high because it wasn't cut when the grass was. Although it has been strimmed this week it will continue to look unsightly compared to the rest of the grass area. Should the contractors not have re-instated the area, left/ return it to how it was before they used it as a builder's site.

There is somebody sleeping in the beach huts and has been there since 12th September.  The beach hut had not been broken into and Andrew Cook was dealing with it.
On the recent beach clean 18 kilos of rubbish was collected the majority of which had been washed in from shipping.  No drugs were found.
As nothing had been heard from the Police regarding their attendance at the meetings Sandra Marvin stated she would contact the Commander at Canterbury.


     Date of next meeting:

 17th October, 2011 at 18.00 hours.

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay

18hours on Monday 17th October, 2011.
 

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (Pact)
(NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL)

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay

18hours on Monday 17th October, 2011.

 

Present:  Frank Phillips, Roger Stewart (NHW), Brian Bailey (NH|W), Geoff Gambrill  (Resident),  Andrew Cook, Judith King (Resident), Janet Morris (Resident), Cllr. David Hirst.  PCSO Rachel Harvey

1. Apologies:  Seb Byford, Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn,  PC Jason Heather.

2. Minutes of the last Meeting:   The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed. 

3. Matters Arising: 

The kerbstone at the corner of Fitzgerald Avenue has been repaired.

Sandra Marvin had written to the Police regarding attendance at the meetings.  A reply had been received from Chief Inspector Barlow stating that the letter had been passed to Inspector Terry Chuter who will get in touch with her within 10 days.

Richard Tolson is looking into the matter of concrete posts in Swalecliffe Avenue and also the lack of grass cutting in the area and also Cobblers Bridge Road.

Sandra is still to make arrangements to meet Cllr. Hirst  regarding the parking outside the Co-op in Sea Street.

The young person who was sleeping in the beach huts has now found a place to live but is trying to arrange for the deposit.

4. PACT Website:  

There has been 29 hits since last month.  Anti Social behaviour is now a higher cause for concern than dog fouling.

The fee for the website is renewable in 28 days at a cost of £38.  It was agreed that this should be paid.

 

5. PACT Priorities - Planning and Update.

Speeding:  There is an increase in speeding in Central Avenue and The Broadway.  Speed checks had been done in Western Esplanade but everybody slowed down.

Anti Social Behaviour:  There is still problems with boys on bicycles collecting rubbish or metal. 

There has been evidence of drug dealing in Central Avenue and Sea Street,

Roads and Pavements:    Pot Holes are getting bigger in the area.  Cllr. Hirst and Cllr. Law will have a look around the area and report back.

Cllr. Hirst reported that the old contractors working for KCC have now gone and they are in the process of appointing a new contractor.  However there has been a cut of 20% in the budget and over the next 2 years a cut of 40%.

There is a problem with a BT cable underground in Central Avenue which is why the resurfacing has not been done.

Janet Morris raised the question of vans parking on the grass verge near the tip.  It was queried whether they have a licence.

Parking:  There is still a problem with parking in the Broadway.  Andrew Cook had been into UK Mobilitiy regarding the parking on double yellow lines.

Grass Cutting:  Andrew Cook is trying to get cutting done on a regular basis.

6. Any other business:

PCSO Harvey informed the meeting that PCSO Folmer had resigned and there are now only 3 PCSOs in Herne Bay with her in charge.  PCSOs are not being replaced  if they leave but thee is to be a major reshuffle of them throughout Kent in the springtime.

A letter had been received by several residents in West Bay regarding a Police session.  PCSO Harvey stated that only 100 letters were put through doors.  It was requested that she informed Geoff Gambrill of any future events so that it could be put on the website.


Date of the next meeting:  14th November, 2011 at 1800 hours.

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

Minutes of the last meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
14th November, 2011at 1800 hours


Present:  Sandra Marvin  (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Richard Tolson (CCC), Rachel Harvey (PCSO) Roger Stewart (NHW), Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Doreen Brookfield, Frank Phillips, Janet Morris (NHW|) David Thomas

1. Apologies:  Andrew Cook, Jean Law (Cllr), PC Jason Heather and Brian Bailey.

2. Minutes of the last Meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

3.Matters Arising:  Chairman has spoken to Cllr. Lee about the grass cutting in Cobblers Bridge Road and he will be looking into it. 

Chairman has spoken to the Manager of the Co-op.  He is trying to get the times changed on the signs due to a change of route for the drivers.

Chairman will also contact Cllr Hirst regarding the pot holes in Central Avenue

There are still problems with the boys on bicycles collecting rubbish and metal.  Police are aware.  KCC are putting bollards up at the entrance to the rubbish tip.

4. Pact Website:  There have been 29 g=hits on the website.  A page has been offered to the Police for their own use.  Rachel will email in information direct to Geoff.

The website fee has been paid for the next year.

Andrew Cook has asked for a link to be made to the Pier Trust.

5; Pact Priorities:  Dog fouling is still a problem.  It was suggested that the matter be reported to CCC  and be put on the website.

Speeding:  There is still speeding in Central Avenue, Broadway and Hampton Pier Avenue

Roads and Pavements:  It has been established that cars should be parked 10 metres from junctions.  This is not happening in the Broadway.

There are still heavy lorries using Cobblers Bridge Road over the bridge in contravention of the width restriction order.  PCSO Harvey will look into the matter.

Lorries are parking in Eddington Lane back to back which could cause an accident.  Richard Tolson will look into it.

Anti Social Behaviour: Police are aware of drug dealing but it is not known if anything being done in West Bay.  Children are waiting in Central Avenue and Carlton Hill for the drug dealers.

On 9th November at 9.10am two young lads were cycling along Spa Esplanade in the No cycling area.  When approached they became abusive.  This may be on the CCTV.  PCSO Harvey will look into the matter.

6. Any other business.  Chairman went to see the Manager regarding the container in Central Avenue.  Planning permission has been granted and it will only be there over the Christmas period not long term.

Frank Phillips stated that there had been no replies from Cllr. Hirst regarding the list of problems he had provided.

Date of the next meetings:  16th January, 2012.
                                            20th February, 2012.
                                            26th March, 2012.
All at 18.00 hours.

 

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TGEOTHER (PACT)
NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

Minutes of the meeting held on
Monday 16th January, 2012 at 1800 hours
at Hampton School, Ftizgerald Avenue, Herne Bay.


1.   Apologies:  PC Jason Heather, David Thomas and Cllr. Hirst

2.  Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

3.  Matters Arising:  Heavy vehicles are still using Cobblers Bridge Road bridge.

      Police and CCC have been active on checking the scrap metal dealers licences.           

Cllr. Hirst has made another note regarding the potholes in Central Avenue.

Contractors are to see to the grass  cutting in Cobblers Bridge road.

4. Pact Website:  2 new pages have been added for Police and TradingStandards.  Geoff Gambrill has been keeping it up to date.  There have been 50 hits since November.

5. Pact Priorities:  Dog fouling is still a problem.  A query was raised about a dog bin for Cobblers Bridge Road.

Speeding  There are still the same problems.

Anti Social Behaviour:  Studd Hill is having problems and want residents to complain.
 

6. Any other business:  Bob Pollard the parking enforcement officer spoke to the meeting and told us the number of enforcement officers working in the district, the hours they worked and the number of tickets they had issued.; .  Only 20% of parking tickets are issued in Herne Bay and Whitstable, the remainder being issued in the Canterbury area.  Answering a question from a member Bob said that disabled drivers who park in a bay on roads could do so for as long as they liked providing the blue badge is exhibited. We were very grateful to Bob for coming along to the meeting talk to us and answer questions. He can be contacted on 01227 862287. Also thanks to Richard Tolson for arranging the visit

Signs on Spa Esplanade for no cycling are being reinstated at the Sea Cadets end.

CCTV records are kept for 7 days.  If offences are not reported quickly then it will not be possible to trace it.

Neal Taylor said if we would like a talk by a neighbourhood watch manager then he would be pleased to arrange it.  Members would be pleased for him to come along and talk to

 

Date of next meeting:  20th February,
 

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
 
Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
At 18.00 hours on Monday 20th February, 2012.
 
 
Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Roger Stewart (NHW), Richard Tolson (CCC), Geoff Gambrill (Resident), Judith King (Resident), Audrey Quinn (Resident), Janet Norris (NHW), Doreen Brookfield (Resident), Andrew Cook (Visitor)
 
1. APOLOGIES:  PCSO Rachel Harvey, PC Jason Heather, Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr Jean Law, Brian Bailey.
 
2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING:   The minutes of the meeting held on 16th January 2012 were read and agreed.
 
3. MATTERS ARISING:  A litter bin has been put in Cobblers Bridge Road instead of a dog bin.
 
There is still a big problem with dog fouling throughout the area to which the local press is giving full coverage.
 
A proper legal 'no cycling' sign has now been put up in Spa Esplanade.
 
Neal Fowler will be asked to give a talk regarding neighbourhood watch which Janet Morris will arrange.
 
4. PACT WEBSITE: There have been 60 hits since the last meeting.  PCSO Harvey is updating her page regularly.
 
It was decided that anything relating to the public domain can be put on the site.  Geoff is going to speak to the new Landlord of the Hampton Inn about any gigs that he may be planning to hold there and that can be advertised on the website.
 
5. PACT PRIORITIES - UPDATE AND PLANNING: 
 
Speeding:  This is an ongoing problem but plans are continuing to allow members of the public to assist the police. It is a matter of insurance.
 
Anti Social Behaviour:  2 beach huts have been broken into.
 
Roads and Pavements: There are several potholes in Westcliff Drive.  It is not known whether these have been reported.
 
Overhanging bushes are causing problems for pedestrians walking along the pavement at the junction of The Broadway and Queensbridge Drive
 
5. ANY OTHER BUSINESS:  PCSO Harvey had reported that posts had been erected at the corner of Whitstable Road and Westbrook Lane (leading to the tip) but more are still needed. She has notified the Highways Authority about this.
 
A man was seen going to the toilet in the bushes on Spa Esplanade.  As there are no signs on this road indicating where the nearest toilets are it was agreed to look into the possibility of signs being erected.
 
Metal NHW signs are now being stolen,
 
Richard Tolson reported that Operation Cubitt would be running in the area from 20th - 25th February.
 
The new Manageress of the Co-op in Sea Street has indicated that she would like to attend the meeting.  She has been invited to come along to the March meeting.
 
Date of the next meetings:  26th March 2012.
                                                        23rd April 2012.
                                               21st May 2012.
                                               25th June 2012.
                                               16th July 2012.

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (pac)

Meeting held at Hampton School Fitzgerald Avenue,
Herne Bay at 1800 hours Monday 23rd April 2012


Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman) Roger Stewart (NHW) Richard Tolson (CCC) Brian Bailey (NHW) PCSO Rachel Harvey (Kent Police) Geoff Gambrill (Resident) Judith King (Resident) Audrey Quinn (Resident) Doreen Brookfield (Resident) Janet Morris (NHW) Andrew Cook, Cllr. David Hirst.


1.   Apologies:  Cllr. Jean Law, Cllr. Peter Lee.

2. Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

3. Matters Arising:  The overhanging bushes in The Broadway and Western Avenue have not been dealt with.  Richard Tolson will look into this.

The potholes in Westcliff Drive have not been repaired.

The gazebo is still on the junction with Whitstable Road and Westbrook Lane.  Andrew Cook will contact CCC regarding the legality of it.

The cost of the new NHW signs is still being investigated.  NHW| have issued larger signs.

The problem of cyclists ignoring the no cycling signs is still being investigated.

Cllr. Hirst stated that nothing will be done regarding the resurfacing of Central Avenue until the roundabout work has been done.  This will be a major work as the roundabout will have to be closed for sometime.  Arrangements will have to be made for the buses.  It is on the list of priority work at the Highways Department..

The manageress from the Co-op apologised for missing the March meeting but stated she would come to the May meeting.

4. PACT WEBSITE:   There have been 26 hits this month.  The Marine Conservation page is up and running.  PCSO Harvey has been updating her page.  Information from Trading Standards about scams has been received from NHW to put on the website.

5.  PACT PRIORITIES - Planning and Update.

Speeding - This is still occurring.  PCSO Harvey is trying to sort out speed gun that volunteer residents will be trained to use..  Andrew Cook said he would get more information.

Anti Social Behaviour - No problems at the moment.  CCTV is again sited on the Hampton side of the red shelter.
Two beach huts have been broken into but nothing was stolen.

Dog Fouling - This is still an ongoing problem but dog wardens are active.

6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS;  Neal Fowler gave us an interesting talk about the Neighbourhood Watch scheme at the beginning of the meeting.  There are still roads/streets in the ward that are not involved in this scheme and anyone interested in setting up one in their road can link up with a neighbouring co-ordinator. Many thanks to Neal for his time

The street sign for Fleetwood Avenue has been taken down.  Richard Tolson will ask for this to be reinstated.

The Herne Bay Sea Cadets will be playing at the opening ceremony, performed by the Queen, of the recently restored Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

Date of next Meeting:   21st May 2012.

 


WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)


Meeting held at Hampton School Fitzgerald Avenue
Herne Bay at 1800 hours Monday 21st May 2012.


Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn (Resident), Judith King (Resident), Geoff Gambrill (Resident), PCSO Rachel Harvey, Richard Tolson (CCC), Brian Bailey (NHW), Roger Stewart (NHW).

1.    Apologies:  Cllr. Lee and Janet Morris.

2.   Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

3.    Matters: Arising:  The overhanging bushes in The Broadway and Western Avenue are  not causing any problem.

The potholes in Westcliff Drive are still an ongoing matter.

The gazebo in Whitstable Road has now been removed.

The cost of new NHW signs is £7.

The problem of cyclists ignoring no cycling signs is still ongoing.

The speed guns which volunteer residents will be trained to use is still being looked into.

The street sign for Fleetwood Avenue will be replaced in due course.

4.    Pact Website:  Contact has been made by a lady in the ward who has lost her cat.  Geoff has now added a page for Lost and Found.

Richard Frost has supplied 40 photographs taken around the ward some of which will be shown on the website.,

5..    Pact Priorities - Planning and Update: 

Speeding - still ongoing.

Antisocial Behaviour:  Drug misuse is evident in the area.

So far there have been no children gathering around the red shelter.

Roads and Pavements:  Work was carried out to repair a water leak at the junction with Sea Street/Cobblers Bridge Road.  This culminated in Central Avenue and Cobblers Bridge Road being closed to traffic.

6.   Any other business:  The grass at the top of Cobblers Bridge Road has not been reinstated.  Richard Tolson has been in touch with KCC.

A patch of grass in Hampton Pier Avenue will be planted with wild flowers.

Some lampposts in Bournemouth Drive have had their panels taken.  If anyone sees this occur should ring 101 and report to Police.

Date of next meeting:  25th June 2012.

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue Herne Bay
At 18.00 hours on Monday 25th June, 2012.

Apologies:  Andrew Cook, Cllr .Peter Lee, Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr. Jean Law, Richard Tolson and Janet Morris.

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn (Resident), Judith King (Resident), Geoff Gambrill (Resident), PCSO Rachel Harvey, Brian Bailey (NHW), Roger Stewart (NHW).

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The cat has been found.
There is now a notice that cyclists can use Spa Esplanade and Andrew Cook is proposing dismounting signs.
The grass at the top of Cobblers Bridge Road is still long in places.

PACT Website:  Geoff wishes to take more photographs before he adds to the website.
There has been 21 hits.
There is a dog missing which has been put on the site.

PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates.
Anti-Social Behaviour:  PCSO Harvey is not getting any reports of problems at the beach huts and Hampton.

Roads and Pavements:  Sea Street roundabout and Cobblers Bridge Road were closed again for water repairs.

KCC have more money for repairing potholes.

Dog Fouling:  Janet Morris raised the issue of the proposed dog banning on West Beach which was discussed by CCC on 14th June.  The matter is to be reviewed in June 2013.  

Any other business:  The boys on cycles with trailers have been told not to do it.

An old lady fell by the red shelter and the people there went to her aid.

A warning will be put on the website for drivers regarding leaving car windows open and valuables on show.

Date of Next Meeting:  To be advised.


HERNE BAY PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY
TOGETHER (PACT)

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue Herne Bay
At 1800 hours on 16th July, 2012.

 

Apologies:  Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr. Jean Law, Andrew Cook, Richard Tolson, Geoff Gambrill.

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Brian Bailey, Janet Morris, Roger Stewart, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Judith King, Doreen Brookfield.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The lost dog has been found.

The grass in Cobblers Bridge Road has now been cut.

Pact Website:  More photos have been added to the gallery courtesy of Richard Frost. I have some more which will be added in due course. The Police page and the Trading Standards pages are regularly up dated with close contact with Rachel Harvey and Janet Morris. A link to Radio Cabin has been added

PACT Priorities:   Dog fouling is ongoing

Roads and Pavements:  Lorries are again parking in Eddington Lane.  PCSO Harvey will pass the information on.

Any other business: 

The gazebo is back in Sea Street near the tip.  The tip will be closed from 6th August until January.  Rubbish will have to be taken to Canterbury or Thanet tips.   Discussion took place regarding rubbish.

The boys are still around with bicycles.  The people with white vans are still looking for scrap metal but are licensed.

There has been a man going around asking if people wanted memory foam mattresses for free.  Police are aware.

Date of next meetings:  17th September, 2012.
                                         15th October, 2012/
            19th November, 2012.

 

 WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
At  18.00 hours on Monday 17th September, 2012.


Apologies:  Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr. Jean Law, Cllr. Peter Lee, Richard Tolson, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey.

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Geoff Gambrill, Janet Morris (NHW), Judith King, Doreen Brookfield David Thomas PCSO Rachel Harvey.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The boys seeking out scrap are still around but police can now stop them.

Pact Website:  Rachel's page is being updated regularly.  Speeding  has now overtaken dog fouling as the main concern.

PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates: 

Speeding:  Speed guns are not allocated to organisations on the grounds that insurance cannot be obtained.

Speeding  is still ongoing but Rachel will find time to see what can be done.

Roads and Pavements:  The bins on the seafront are overfull.  Council to be notified.

The pavement at the bottom of Greenhill Gardens is not in good condition.

Dog fouling:  There is one person who regularly lets her dog foul on pavements and she claims she is an invalid and unable to do so.  I has been suggested that she uses a dog walker.

Any other business:  The padlock from the Hampton car park is missing.  It could be that the workmen from the Sea Cadets have it but it must be locked. Sandra to contact Richard Tolson.

Two girls were seen breaking windows at the Hampton toilets.  They were arrested by Police but the outcome is not known.

The Chinese are rading the lobster pots which have been put out to sea.

Date of next meeting:  15th Ocrtober, 2012.

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

 

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
At  18.00 hours on Monday 17th September, 2012.
Apologies:  Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr. Jean Law, Cllr. Peter Lee, Richard Tolson, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey.

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Geoff Gambrill, Janet Morris (NHW), Judith King, Doreen Brookfield David Thomas PCSO Rachel Harvey.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The boys seeking out scrap are still around but police can now stop them.

Pact Website:  Rachel's page is being updated regularly.  Speeding  has now overtaken dog fouling as the main concern.

PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates: 

Speeding:  Speed guns are not allocated to organisations on the grounds that insurance cannot be obtained.

Speeding  is still ongoing but Rachel will find time to see what can be done.

Roads and Pavements:  The bins on the seafront are overfull.  Council to be notified.

The pavement at the bottom of Greenhill Gardens is not in good condition.

Dog fouling:  There is one person who regularly lets her dog foul on pavements and she claims she is an invalid and unable to do so.  I has been suggested that she uses a dog walker.

Any other business:  The padlock from the Hampton car park is missing.  It could be that the workmen from the Sea Cadets have it but it must be locked. Sandra to contact Richard Tolson.

Two girls were seen breaking windows at the Hampton toilets.  They were arrested by Police but the outcome is not known.

The Chinese are rading the lobster pots which have been put out to sea.

Date of next meeting:  15th October, 2012.

Meeting minutes

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WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

Meeting held at Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue
Herne Bay
At 1600 hours on Monday 15th October, 2012.
Apologies:  There were no apologies

Present:   Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey, Janet Morris, Cllr. Jean Law and Doreen Brookfield.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The pavement at the bottom of Greenhill Gardens has not been repaired.  Cllr. Law will look at the road.

No reply has been received from Richard Tolson regarding the padlock at Hampton car park.  Cllr. Law suggested contacting Cllr. Vickery Jones.

Speed signs - Tyler Hill Parish Council have speed watch signs.  Benfitter at Canterbury CCC can provide more details.

PACT website - The website fee has been paid.

Geoff is looking through the local paper from Christmas events happening in the area.

An article is to be put in the paper asking for celebrities who used to live in the ward.

PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates.  Fleetwood Avenue to the Sea Street roundabout is to be resurfaced.

There is still a problem with flooding but before any work will be done all gullies and pipes will be cleaned out.

Dog Fouling:   This will be on the increase during the winter months.

Janet Morris took a photograph of dog bins at Ramsgate which were clearly marked.  This will be sent to Cllr. Andrew Cook.

Lorries are still parking in Eddington Lane but it was a different number plate.  Janet Morris contacted the Company but was told that Police were aware.

Swalecliffe Avenue car park is full of litter.  Cllr. Vickery Jones to be contacted.

Date of next meeting:   19th November, 2012.

Minutes of the last meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
19th. November, 2012 at 1800 hours


Present: Sandra Marvin (chairman), Janet Morris (NHW), Brian Bailey
(NHW), Roger Stewart (NHW), Geoff Gambrill  (Resident), Audrey Quinn
(Resident), PCSO Rachel Harvey, Judith King (Resident). David Thomas
(Resident), Doreen Brookfield (Resident).

 

 Apologies: Richard Tolson, Cllr. Jean Law.

 Minutes of the last meeting:

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

 Matters Arising:

 Cllr. Vickery Jones is sorting out the problem with the padlock .
 (Hampton car park)

 Work has been done on the pavement at the bottom of Greenhill
 Gardens. There are still problems with with the paving stones.
 Cllr. Law to be informed.

 Cllr. Hirst sent an e mail stating that before any resurfacing work is
 done at the Sea Street roundabout the drains and gullies need to
 be re-examined. Cllr. Law will check before resurfacing. Janet
 Morris stated that she had seen a large water jetting type lorry
 In Cobblers Bridge Road.  She then noticed that the drain cover
 outside her driveway had been spray painted white with a large letter
 D sprayed on the pavement next to it. She did not know what this
 Meant. Email from Cllr. Law  D means a broken grid.

 PACT Website:
 
 Cllr. Law suggested doing a page on the history of Hampton.
 It is so well documented it could cause copyright problems.
 Geoff asked for any suggestions. Geoff will add a page for
 Studd Hill community.

 PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates:

 Dog Fouling; The beach is getting polluted.

 Any Other Business:

 There was a beach hut broken into over the last weekend near
 the angling club. This is the first one for some time.
 The police traffic dept. are now dealing with the problem of lorries
 Parking in Eddington Lane. Some lorries have different number plates
 Front and back.

 Grand Drive has now got more cars parked than usual. There are
 Bulgarians living there who have several cars. Rachel has been
 Approached re tax discs and she has passed it to the relevant
 Authority.

 Dates of next meetings:

 14th. January. 2013
 18th. February 2013
 18th. March 2013

Minutes of the meeting held at
 Hampton School Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On 18th February, 2012 at 1600 hours


Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Roger Stewart (NHW), Brian Bailey (NHW|), Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Janet Morris (NHW), Cllr. Peter Lee, Andrew Cook, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies:  Richard Tolson, PCSO Rachel Harvey

Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The problem with the padlock has been sorted out.   There is still working going on so there will be no further action for the time being.

There is still a problem with the pavement at Greenhill Gardens.  Cllr. Law to be reminded.

The drains in Sea Street are too small.  The gullies are to be kept clear but until this is done Sea Street will still flood.  KCC is doing major work to clear the drains and are being very pro-active.

One of the cars in Grand Drive has had a note from Police put on it.

Pact Website:  Rachel and the NHW keep their pages updated.  Anyone who has details of events in the Ward is asked to let Geoff know.
Email received from a resident wanting a photograph of the beach huts.  With Janet's permission this was sent.

Pact Priorities - Planning and Updates: 

Dog Fouling:  A resident reported that whilst walking along the seafront they counted 55 piles of dog fouling.  The dog bins were overflowing.  Andrew Cook will contact the contractors.

Anti social behaviour - Nothing to report.

Roads and Pavements:  There is a large pothole in Cobblers Bridge Road.  Cllr. Lee will speak to Cllr. Law.

Speeding:  There are still the same problems.

Any other business:    There is a need for signposting to the toilets in Spa Esplanade.  Reports have been made of people using the hedges.
 

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
on 18th March, 2013 at 18.00 hours.

 

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Cllr. Jean Law, Judith King, Geoffrey Gambrill, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Brian Bailey, Roger Stewart and Janet Morris.

Apologies:   Cllr. Peter Lee, Andrew Cook, Richard Tolson

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  Cllr. Lee confirmed by email that the pavement at Greenhill Gardens has now been repaired.

PCSO contacted the double glazing firm regarding the cold calling.

Binmen are still leaving the empty bins on the pavements.

Nothing has been done about the signage to the toilets in Spa Esplanade.  Cllr. Law will contact CCC.

Pact Website:  Geoff had contacted the Herne Bay Records Society offering them a page on the website so that the history of Hampton could be put in.  However they did not take up the offer.

Pact Priorities - Planning and Updates:

Dog Fouling:  Two residents from Spa Esplanade had put emails on the website regarding the dog fouling in that area.  A discussion took place regarding the problem as it has increased in the whole ward.  Cllr. Law will pass the information to Cllr. Peter Lee.  Around the sailing club dog faeces were cleared up but two days later half a carrier bag of faeces was collected and a photograph was taken of it.  Cllr. Law asked for a copy of the photograph so that she could send it to other councillors.

Anti Social Behaviour:  Children in the area have been playing "knock down ginger".   They have been taken home by police to their parents.

Roads and Pavements:  There has been fly tipping in the Hampton  car park.  Sandra will contact KCC direct.

Cllr. Law surveys the area once and week for potholes and passes them on to KCC.

Potholes that have been reported to KCC have been repaired but the tarmac is rising after a few days.

Speeding:    This is still occurring.  Geoff has received information from a resident regarding the use of hand held cameras.  An invitation will be extended to this person to attend the next meeting.

Any other business:  Janet had attended a meeting on the seafront regarding the Jubilee Fields project as no information had been received regarding the proposals.  Richard Griffiths of CCC informed her that all PACTs had been informed.  There is no record of this and Cllr :Law will contact Richard Griffiths.

Richard Griffiths, CCC, also wants to install a barrier in Spa Esplanade stating it is out for consultation.  Cllr Law will contact Cllr. Peter Lee regarding this as the residents do not want a barrier.

Dates of of next meetings:

22nd April, 2013.  )
17th June, 2013.  )  to be confirmed.
13th July, 2013.   )

 

HERNE BAY

PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGEHER (PACT)

NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

 

Minutes of the meeting held oat

Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay

On Monday 22nd April, 2013.

 

 

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Trevor Turvey, Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Doreen Brookfield, Roger Stewart, Janet Morris, Cllr. David Hirst, Cllr. Peter Lee, PCSO Rachel Harvey.

 

Apologies:  Andrew Cook, Cllr. Jean Law, Brian Bailey.

 

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

 

Matters Arising:   Bin men are still leaving the bins on the pavements.  Richard Tolson will take this up with Serco.

 

Nothing has been done about the signage to the toilets.  This needs to be directed towards Hampton Pier.

 

Dog Fouling - Patrols were sent out but covered the wrong area.  However nobody was caught letting their dog foul the pavements or beach.

 

The fly tipping has been sorted out.

 

Nothing has been heard about the Jubilee Fields.

 

The barrier in Spa Esplanade is unlikely to happen.  Cllr. Lee stated no consultation had taken place.  Richard Tolson will speak to Richard Griffiths.

 

Pact Website:  Events are still being put on the page.  Geoff is still not heard about Herne Bay Records  Society taking a page.  He had emailed  them two weeks ago but no response.  If no success then Geoff will start a page himself.

 

 

Pact Priorities:  Dog fouling:  This is still occurring but may be there will be an improvement now days are longer.

 

Anti-Social Behaviour:  There were problems with young people during the school holidays.  New contractors are now responsible for the toilets.

 

Roads and Pavements:  There are still a lot of potholes throughout the wards. Cllr. Hirst stated that he and Cllr. Jean Law were emailing all the potholes they find to KCC. There are still problems with the contractors.  Trevor Turvey stated that the yellow lines in Cobblers Bridge Road were faint.  Cllr. Hirst will look at the problem.

Orders can be made by Canterbury City Council to ban parking on the pavements which will mean fixed penalty notices can be issued.

 

Speeding::  Trevor Turvey stated that speed guns can be used by the PACT members as there is insurance in place.  There are signs which could be put up in the main areas warning drivers of the speed limit.  Discussion took place of which roads are the biggest problem.  Main problems in Cobblers Bridge Road, Hampton Pier Avenue, The Broadway. Western Esplanade, Sea Street near Hampton School.

 

Any other business:  The charge for parking boats on the beach has been reduced to £5s + VAT.  Any one who is a member of a club can contact Canterbury City Council to negotiate a reduced fee.

 

Installation of the extra wind turbines will take place.  This will affect Swalecliffe Avenue and Hampton Pier car park.  This work should take place between April and September this year or next.  Vattenfall will have to pay a substantial amount of money to Canterbury City Council which Cllr. Lee stated should be used in the ward.

 

A problem arose in Bournemouth Drive regarding a  vehicle parked with tools and plants in the back.  Judith King rang 101 to report it but the person taking the call marked it as an abandoned vehicle despite it having a valid tax on it.

It resulted in Judith going to the police station.  PCSO Harvey stated that the owner of the vehicle had been traced and asked to move it.

 

Date of next meeting:  17th June, 2013.

Minutes of the meeting held at

Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay

On Monday 17th June, 2013.Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Cllr. N. Bond, Cllr. B. MacDowell, Graham Simpson, Janet Morris, Trevor Turvey, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Brian Bailey, Audrey Quinn, Doreen Brookfield.

 

At the start of the meeting Sandra Marvin welcomed Cllr. Bond and Cllr. MacDowell to their first meeting with us representing Kent County Council.

 

Apologies:   Roger Stewart, Richard Tolson, Cllr. Peter lee.

 

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

 

Matters Arising:  The signage directing people to the toilets at Hampton has not been done.

 

Pact Website:  Site has been updated to show PCSO Harvey's surgery times and the two new KCC councillors have been added.  Geoff had visited the Hampton Inn and details of their events will be put in the amenities section of the website.  Landlord offered us a small room for our meetings if required.

 

Geoff is still working on a page for the history of West Bay.

 

Pact Priorities:  Dog Fouling - this has improved on Spa Esplanade.

 

Roads and Pavements:   There are still a lot of potholes in the area.  Cllr. Bond will be looking into this.

 

There had been talk of Central Avenue to the junction with Carlton Hill being resurfaced.  Graham Simpson will look into it and Cllr. Bond will also contact KCC.

 

There is still a big problem of cars parking close to the junction of Sea Street and The Broadway obscuring visibility for motorists coming out of The Broadway.

 

Speeding:  Training has been given for Speed Watch but has yet to be put into practice.  Graham Simpson thanked everybody who attended the training course.  Trevor Turvey is going out with the council and police to assess health and safety on the proposed roads.  Central Avenue is to be added to the list of roads.

 

Cllr. MacDowall raised concerns over the use of Speed Watch and a discussion took place.  Graham Simpson stated that it is the policy of KCC, CCC and Kent Police to use it and if Cllr. MacDowell disagrees then he should take the matter up with KCC if he feels that a policy change is needed.

 

 

 

 

Any other business:    Graham Simpson reported that CCC are looking at an app that can be used on Smart phones for reporting rubbish that had been dumped in a street.

Date of next meeting: 15th. July.

HERNE BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 15th July, 2013.

 

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Judith King, Geoff Gambrill, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey, Cllr. Bond, Cllr. MacDowelll

Apologies:   PCSO Rachel Harvey, Janet Morris.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  Initial approval has been given for the resurfacing of Sea Street to Central Avenue.  Cllr. Bond will write to Highways.

There is still a problem with cars parking close to the junction of Sea Street and The Broadway.

KCC have done the risk assessment for Speed Watch and hope to get the documents out by the end of July.

Pact Website:    Rachel's page has been updated.  There has been an upsurge in theft from vehicles and also damage to vehicles left on the road.

A page for the Speed Watch has been added.

PACT Priorities: 

Roads and Pavements: There are  overhanging bushes and rose bush in Western Avenue.  There is also a tree at the top of The Ridgway where the branches overhang the pavement and need trimming.  There are also overhanging bushes at the junction with Grand Drive and Cliftown Gardens.  Cllr. Bond will deal with this.

There are potholes at the junction with Bournemouth Drive and Carlton Hill.

Anti Social Behaviour  There have been several end of term parties on the beach.

  

 

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 7th September 2013.


Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Geoffrey Gambrill, Judith King, Doreen Brookfield, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Brian Bailey, Roger Stewart and Janet Morris

Apologies:   Andrew  Cook, Trevor Turvey, Cllr. Macdowell, Cllr.Bond, Richard Tolson.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising: The problem of cars parking close to the junction of Sea Street and The Broadway is still ongoing.


There was a practice run of Speedwatch in Cobblers Bridge Road and it was surprising how many speeding cars there were.

Cllr. Macdowell has informed Highways of the problem with overhanging or overgrown trees.

The potholes at the corner of Bournemouth Drive/Carlton Hill have been filled in.

PACT website:  Trading Standards  page has been updated.

PACT Priorities:

Roads and Pavements:  Complaints.have been received about the gates to the Co-op in Central Avenue being left open causing a danger to pedestrians.  Sandra Marvin will speak to the Manager.

There is a problem with vehicles parked on both sides of the road near the junction of Central Avenue/Sea Street.  At times traffic is having to wait on the roundabout before being able to go down.  This also causes problems for larger vehicles.  It was suggested that a petition be made to ask for the double yellow lines to be extended.

There is a problem in Grand Drive with the Bulgarians who are leaving rubbish in the front garden and car parking.  Police are dealing with this.

Parking in Bournemouth Drive and surrounding roads was discussed as it appears that people are not aware of distances should the emergency services need to use the road.  It was suggested that a note could be put through resident's houses making this clear.  Geoff Gambrill will draft the note.

Lorries are still using Cobblers Bridge Road in contravention of the width restriction order.  The lorries from the builders yard in Eddington Lane aare also coming over the bridge.  It will be requested that the signs be replaced.

There is still a problem with bins being left on pavements.  Richard Tolson will be contacted.

Dog Fouling:  It has abated but now the nights are drawing in it is anticipated that it will increase.

Anti Social Behaviour:  There are parties going on in a street in the area which police are dealing with.

Any other business:  There being no other business the meeting closed.


Date of next meeting:  7th October, 2013.
                                 18th. November. 

 

 

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
NEIGHBOURHOOL PANEL

Minutres of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 7th October, 2013.

Present:  Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn, Trevor Turvey, Brian Bailey, Janet Morris, Goeff Gambrill, Judith King, Andrew Cook, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies:  Roger Stewart, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Cllr. Peter Le, Cllr. Bond, Cllr. Macdowell, Richard Tolson.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The problem with the overhanging trees is still ongoing.

The Manager of the Co-op in Sea Street has been seen and is aware of the problem which she is trying to sort out.

There is still a problem with the bins being left on pavements.

Geoff Gambrill has drafted a note to be put through the doors where parking is a problem.  He will arrange for these to be printed.

PCSO reports that enquiries have been made by Police regarding the Bulgarian vehicles parked in Grand Drive.  Liaison has been made with the European Liaison Unit.  Local police have been made aware of  residents concerned with a liaison with Road Traffic Dept and paying attention to the area.  One driver has been reported for traffic offences but it appeared that insurance was valid.  DVLA have been notified and are investigating the vehicles as part of one going enquiries.

PACT Website:  Geoiff has updated the Trading Standards and Neighbourhood Watch pages.  The website is coming up for renewal soon.

PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates.

Dog Fouling - this has improved but with the darker nights coming may become a problem again.

Anti-Social Behaviour - this is not too bad at the moment.  There have been parties in Hampton car park and activities around the red shelter causing problems at the beach huts.

Road and Pavements - In The Broadway from Alexandra Drive to Grand Drive there  is a tree overgrown and blocking the pavement.  There is also an overgrown tree in Selsea Avenue.
Speeding - There has been a great deal of feedback from Cobblers Bridge Road residents and they are all in favour of it.  More volunteers are needed so that more roads can be covered.  It was agreed that a request be put on the website asking for volunteers.  We could also merge with other Speedwatch areas.

Any other business: 

There is a proposal to implement a 20mph speed limit in residential streets.  Trevor Turvey is pursing this.

Cycling in Spa Esplanade - the notices have disappeared.  There is a duty of care to the Sea Cadets who attend in Spa Esplanade.  Andrew Cook will take action about the lack of signs.

Date of next meeting  18th November, 2013.

 

HERNE BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
NEIGHBOUR PANEL

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 18th November, 2013.

Present:  Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Brian Bailey, Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies:  No apologies received.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  The problem with the Bulgarian vehicles in Grand Drive appears to have been solved as they have moved out.

The Co-op is now taking their rubbish  through the store instead of using the gate in Central Avenue.

There is still a problem with the rubbish bins being left on the pavements. There are also problems with other bins being left on the pavement.  Sandra Marvin will contact Richard Tolson.

All the signs re cycling have been blacked out in Spa Esplanade.  Andrew Cook is in contact with CCC regarding the best wy of solving this problem.

Pact Website:  The website has been renewed at a cost of £50.  Various posts have been put on by Trading Standards and Police.  An email has been received from a resident about litter in Clarendon Street.  Email sent stating Streetscene had been contacted but nothing has been heard from Richard Tolson.

Pact Priorities - Planning and Updates:

Dog Fouling:  There is more dog fouling now the darker evenings.  This is a problem in every area.  Sandra Marvin will contact Streetscene to see if the fouling can be cleared up more often.

Anti-Social Behaviour: No real problems.  A person has been arrested for vandalising cars in the area.

Roads and Pavements:  Nothing to report.

Speeding:  There will be no more Speedwatch until next year.  Geoff has information on another volunteer.

There is a sign down on the corner of Hampton Pier Avenue and Swalecliffe Avenue.  Sandra Marvin will contact Roger More CCC.

There is a parking review taking place.  Edington Lane has a proposal for yellow lines down one side.

Date of next meetings:  10th February, 2014.
                                         10th March, 2014.
                                          7th April, 2014.

 

 

 

WEST BAY WARD
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue Herne Bay
On Monday 10th February, 2014.

Present: Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn, Andrew Cook, Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Brian Bailey, Roger Stewart, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies:  PCSO Harvey, Janet Morris.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  Serco have been contacted re the wheelie bins and the problem has already been flagged.

CCC is still looking at the cycling signs which have been blacked out along Spa Avenue.

Street Scene have been contacted regarding clearing up dog fouling more regularly.

Speed Watch has changed hands and Trevor Turvey has details about this.

The slipped Toilet sign on the corner of Hampton Pier Avenue/Swalecliffe Avenue is being sorted out.

It is proposed to put double yellow lines on one side of Eddington Lane but clarification is needed as to which side.

Pact Website:  Updated regularly by Geoff.  Janet Morris also sends in details of Trading Standards warnings.

PACT Priories and Updates:

Dog Fouling:  This is ongoing and will be difficult to resolve.

Anti-Social Behaviour: Now that the lights have been turned off at the Council Garages in Swalecliffe Avenue it appears to have stopped young people gathering there at night.
Street Pastoral is coming to Herne Bay possibly starting in May.

Roads and Pavements:  Andrew Cook has sent Cllr. Brian MacDowell re the problems with the road and pavements in the area.
There is a kerbstone missing on the corner of Sussex Gardens/ Clifftown Gardens.
People are also parking on grass verges in the ward.
Any other business:  Query raised about new drives being put in which restricts the amount of parking in roads.  Andrew Cook said information could be obtained from KCC Planning Department as to whether permission had been granted.

Update on the potential closing of the Queen Victoria Hospital:  Roger Gale has raised the question of parking at Estuary View who have to provide evidence of people using it on a daily basis to CCC.

Date of next meeting:  10th March, 20124.

 

HERNE BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER(PACT)
NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 10th March, 2014.

Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Judith King, Geoff Gambrill, Janet Morris, Roger Stewart, Cllr. Brian MacDowell, Andrew CookApologies: PCSO Rachel Harvey.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:  There is still a problem with the wheelie bins not being put back.

Council is.still looking at the cycling signs..

The toilet sign at the corner of Hampton Pier Avenue/Swalecliff Avenue has not been done.

There double yellow lines have been put down in Eddington Lane.

The lights over the garages in Swalecliffe Avenue have been damaged due to rain.

The kerbstone on the corner of Sussex Gardens/Clifftown Gardens has been replaced.

Pact Website:  The site has been updated with information from Police and Trading Standards.

Details of the work being carried out at Sea Street roundabout has been placed on the site.

Pact Priorities and Updates:

Dog Fouling: Geoff Gambrill challenged someone regarding dog fouling and threatened the person with being reported to Police.  Andrew Cook stated that CCC could be asked to send someone to investigate if it is a regular pattern.

Roads and Pavements:  Cllr. MacDowell is dealing with the potholes in the area,

Anti Social Behaviour:  This is not too bad at the moment.

There is some graffiti in the area and Andrew Cook will liaise with Geoff Gambrill.

Any other Business:    Sandra Marvin has stated that she will resign as Chairman in October.  Doreen Brookfield also stated that she would no longer be doing the Minutes from this time.  This will give sufficient time for a new Chairman and Minutes Secretary to be arranged.

There is a further meeting at the Kings Hall on Wednesday afternoon regarding the closure of the Queen Victoria Hospital.

Date of next meeting:  27th April, 2014.

 

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday, 28th April, 20014.


Present::  Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn, Janet Morris, Andrew Cook, Judith King, Geoff Gambrill, Doreen Brookfield, Geoff Ansell, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey, Cllr. Brian MacDowell.

Apologies:  Richard Tolson

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising: The cycling signs have been looked at and short term measures will be taken.

The lights over the garages are now working.

The graffiti has been cleared.

The pavements in Westcliff Drive have now been fixed.

PACT WEBSITE:  This is updated regularly by Police and Trading Standards.  Geoff has put the KCC notice of the works in Sea Street on  the site.
A note has been put in the news section asking for volunteers to come on the panel.

PACT Priorities - Planning and Updates:

Dog Fouling:  There has been a beach clean and only 5 pieces of dog founding were found.
Geoff Ansell has been doing research'  SERCO who are responsible for clearing up the fouling have only 149 records. There are only 27 in Herne Bay none of which relate to West Bay.  There is as plan to ban all dogs from all beaches and SERCO want all dogs in the are on leads outside home.

Chrissie is keeping her dog on a lead.

Roads and Pavements: Work is staring on Sea Street on the 6th May.  Details of the roads closures and diversions will be on the PACT website.  Cllr. MacDowell will check whether the whole roundabout is being taken up.

Mitcham Builders are still coming over the bridge in contravention of the width restriction.  Janet Morris is concerned that they will ignore the road closures.  Vehciles have been damaged.  PCSO Harvey will speak to the person whose car was damaged and also speak to Mitcham Builders.  Andrew Cook will check the signage for the width restricrion.

At thr junction of The Broadway and Central Avenue the yellow lines are broken.

Anti-Social Behaviour:  Nothing to report at present.

Any other Business:  Residents of Studd Hill have rencelty had problems with a firm doing patios and pavings.  Trading Standards and Police are aware.  PCSO Harvey would like registration numbers of any suspicious vehicles.

Date of next meeting:  9th June, 2014.

 

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 14th July, 2014.


Present:  Sandra Marvin (Chairman), Audrey Quinn, Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey.

Apologies:  PCSO Harvey, Richard Tolson, Cllr. Brian McDowell, Janet Morris.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising: The broken yellow lines at the junction with Central Avenue and The Broadway are part of a number of issues that Cllr. McDowell is compiling to send to KCC.

The No cycling signs are being investigated but it is thought that nothing can be done at the moment due to Byelaws.  Janet Morris reported that there had been a lot of activity during the warmer weather.

One dip in Bournemouth Drive has been filled in but no investigation made.  Cllr. McDowell will be contacted re this.

Pact Website:  This has been updated to show the Open Day at Hampton School and PCSO Harvey's surgeries.

Pact Priorities: 

Dog Fouling:  This is still a problem in the area.  One resident has received a letter from CCC re dog fouling.  This person had already been spoken to.

Roads and Pavements:  The work in Sea Street has now been completed.

Janet Morris reported that since Cobblers Bridge Road has reopened lorries from the builders yard in Eddington Lane are again using the bridge in contravention of the width restriction.  Doreen Brookfield will email Cllr. McDowell to see if there is anything further that can be done and PCSO Harvey will also be contacted.

Bournemouth Drive is being kept tidier.  The road sign near The Broadway has fallen down and Geoff Gambrill is going to repair it as it is an old sign.

Anti Social Behaviour:  Nothing to report.
Any Other Business¨ Herne Bay Allotment Society have cleared an area in Eddington  Lane but Mark Holmes who runs a business in the car sales area has reported that since this has been done someone has been getting into his property.

Geoff Gambrill has agreed to take over at Chairman for the time being.  Sandra Marvin was thanked for her services over the past few years.

Date of next meeting: 8th September, 2014.

 

HERNE BAY

PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGEHER (PACT)

NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL

HERNE BAY
Minutes of the meeting held at
Hamptson School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 13th October, 2014.


Present: Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Brian Bailey, Roger Stewart, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies: PCSO Harvey.

Minutes of the last meeting. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Maters Arising: Geoff Gambrill emailed Melanie to find out when the works in Hampton Pier Avenue were due to start. No reply has been received Geoff has been sent details of works by Vattenfall and the residents of Hampton Pier Avenue have been contacted.

Cllr. McDowell will contact PCSO Harvey re the width restriction on Cobblers Road Bridge and will report back.

The dips in Bournemouth Drive and Westhill Drive have worsened,. Cllr. McDowell will be contacted again.

Canterbury City Council do not hold a list of waste collections. This is held by the Environment Agency. It was not possible for telephone numbers.

Pact Website: The website fee is up for renewal for £50. There are sufficient funds to pay for this.

Pact Priorities - Planning and Updates:

Roads and Pavements: Along Bournemouth Drive towards junction with Queensbridge Drive there are overhanging branches. Geoff believes that an inspector has been taking photos. In Lonsdale Drive there is a tree trunk that is causing problems.

Dog Fouling: This has got worse on the pavements due to lack of bins Contact will be made with Andrew Cook and Roger Tolson regarding further bins being made available.

Speeding: Geoff contacted Trevor Turvey but has had no reply. Geoff has been sent all the information. There are 14 sites in our area but really on ly 7 New volunteer, Colin Vincent. Notices could be made to put in public places asking for new volunteers.. Email has been received from Michele Weston Community warden who holds the equipment.

Date of next meeting: 10th November, 2014.

 

HERNE BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)
Neighbourhood panel

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton School, Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay
On Monday 10th November, 2014.
Present: Geoff Gambrill, Alan Thomas, Brian Bailey, Judith King, Janet Morris, Brian MacDowell, Andrew Cook and Doreen Brookfield.
Apologies: PCSO Harvey, Roger Stewart.
Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the last meeting wee read and agreed.
Matters Arising: Geoff Gambrill has been told by Vattenfall that the contractors will be digging up at the side of Hampton Pier Avenue in front of the houses. The work will be done in sections and should be finished by 26th March 2015. Hampton car park will be closed from April to May.
The overhanging branches at the junction with Bournemouth Drive and Queensbridge Drive has been reported to KCC by Cllr. MacDowell and photographs have been taken of the problem.
Cllr. MacDowell is still trying to get an answer regarding the problems with the road in Bournemouth Drive and Westhill Road. Southern Water have been out of Westhill Road but could not find any problem.
PCSO Harvey has been to see the builders merchants in Eddington Lane. She was told that they try to avoid Cobblers Bridge Road. It is very difficult to enforce the weight restriction.
Pact Website: Not much activity has taken place. Geoff has asked for details of the Vattenfall work so that it can be put on the website. PCSO Harvey's surgery dates have been updated.
Pact Priorities - Planning and Update.
Roads and Pavements: There is a tree in Lonsdale Drive causing problems. Cllr. MacDowel will investigate.
Discussion took place regarding the turning off of street lights in the ward during the night. A resident who uses the last train home was walking down Fleetwood Avenue in complete darkness because she was being followed. Cllr. MacDowell will check whether Fleetwood Avenue should be left on.
The light on the island in Sea Street is unlit. Cllr. MacDowell will attend to this.
Dog Fouling: Geoff Gambrill has identified three places where bins could be put in the area where there are none. He has submitted them to Richard Tolson, CCC but no reply has been received. Andrew Cook will contact him. There are new bins coming in March to go along the seafront.
Speeding: Notices will be put in various places asking for volunteers for Speed Watch.
Any other business:
There is a parking review in January, 2015 and a meeting is being held on 27th November at Kings Hall to discuss problems. Any ideas to be put forward as Geoff Gambrill will attend the meeting.
There is a problem with camper vans parking along Western Esplanade.
There is a camp site opened on the Whitstable bends and need to check whether planning permission has been granted. Judith King will investigate further.
The venue for future meetings will change to Hampton Pier Yacht Club and will now be held on a different day and time.
Date of next meetings: 3rd February
3rd March
21st April.
Please note that all future meetings will be held at 7.00pm.

 

 

HERNE BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

Meeting held at Hampton Pier Yacht Club
On Tuesday 3rd February, 2015.

Present: Geoff Gambrill, Judith King, Janet Morris, Roger Stewart, Brian Bailey, Doreen Brookfield, Cllr. Brian Macdowell, Cllr. Nick Bond.

Apologies: Cllr. Peter Lee, Richard Tolson, PCSO Rachel Harvey.

Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising:

There have been big problems with Vattenfall in Hampton Pier Avenue when residents have been unable to access their properties. One resident returned from holiday and found he could not access his property but on approaching the contractors could find no one who could speak English. Geoff contacted Vattenfall. The work should be finished by the end of April.

The overhanging braches at the junction with Bournemouth Drive and Queensbridge Drive have been lopped.

Southern Water have closed Bournemouth Drive for investigation on the dips in the road. Enquires reveal that they are waiting for the electrics to be checked before the work can be finished.

Cllr. Macdowell had a meeting with the lighting manager. The street lights in Fleetwood Avenue have to stay on, If there is a wiring fault then this could affect many streets.

PACT WEBSITE: Geoff stated there was not much to report

PACT PRIORITIES - PLANNING AND UPDATE:

Dog Fouling: Three extra bins are now in existence at Ridgway Cliff, Hampton Pier Avenue and by the fishing club. However there has been an increase in dog fouling. There is a problem in Bournemouth Drive where bags of fouling are being left in piles on the pavement. The woman with the three dogs taken off the lead and allows them to foul on the seafront has been spoken to by Geoff. He sent an email to Cllr. Cook contacted Street Scene but nothing further heard. This person has already had a letter from Canterbury City Counil.

Roads and Pavements: .There is a manhole cover with a hole around it at Western Esplanade.

Geoff went to the parking review but only 6 people turned up. There is nothing to report on West Bay however there is talk of making the Hampton Pier Avenue car park an overnight stop for camper vans.

There is a litterbin missing from outside the Sea Street Post Office, Geoff will investigate.


.Speeding: There is a Speedwatch training session at Tyler Hill Memorial Hal lon Saturday 10th February. Geoff has asked Coling Vincent to go and wwill also contact Geoff Ansell.


Any other business: the clocktower is reopening on 14th February with a firework display about 6pm

Date of next                   known as West Bay and West Heron Pact. Geoff will take over doing the Minutes and will contact PCSO Harvey regarding the status of the PCSOs in the area.

 

Sandra Marvin asked whether anybody had joined Streetwise but it would appear that people had looked at the site but done nothing further.

 

Sheila Rhodes has queried why the grass banks have not been cut as it makes it difficult to clear up any mess left by dog walkers and any litter that has been deposited. Cllr. Peter Lee had responded to an e mail stating that due to financial restraints it had not been possible to cut all the grass banks.

 

Discussion took place regarding the wild flower bed in Hampton Pier Avenue. This is down to Herne Bay in bloom.

 

Date of next meeting:  19th May, 2015 at 7.00pm.

 

WEST BAY and WEST HERON
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier Yacht Club
On Tuesday 21st April, 2015,


Present: Geoff Gambrill, J, Sandra Judith King, Sandra Marvin, Janet Morris, Brian Bailey, Roger Stewart, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies: PCSO Harvey, Audrey Quinn, Cllr. Brian Macdowell, Cllr. Nicholas Bond.

Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising: The overhanging branches in Lonsdale Drive have not been dealt with but Canterbury City Council have written to the owners.

Nothing further has been done to the dip in the road in Bournemouth Drive.

Cllr. Andrew Cook will be contacted about the extra dog bins which are still not in place.

Pact Website: PCSO Harvey's surgeries have been put on the site.

Pact Priorities - Planning and Updates:

Speeding: There has been another speed check in the Broadway and Hampton Pier Avenue.

Any other business:

Geoff Gambrill had had discussions with Cllr. Andrew Cook and it was suggested that this Pact would still operate but be known as West Bay and West Heron Pact. Geoff will take over doing the Minutes and will contact PCSO Harvey regarding the status of the PCSOs in the area.

Sandra Marvin asked whether anybody had joined Streetwise but it would appear that people had looked at the site but done nothing further.

Sheila Rhodes has queried why the grass banks have not been cut as it makes it difficult to clear up any mess left by dog walkers and any litter that has been deposited. Cllr. Peter Lee had responded to an e mail stating that due to financial restraints it had not been possible to cut all the grass banks.

Discussion took place regarding the wild flower bed in Hampton Pier Avenue. This is down to Herne Bay in bloom.

Date of next meeting: 19th May, 2015 at 7.00pm.



Sandra Marvin asked whether anybody had joined St but it would appear that people had looked at the site but done nothing further.


WEST BAY and WEST HERON
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)

WEST BAY
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER (PACT)Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier Yacht Club
On Tuesday 21st April, 2015,


Present:   Geoff Gambrill, J, Sandra Judith King, Sandra Marvin, Janet Morris, Brian Bailey,  Roger Stewart, Doreen Brookfield.

Apologies:  PCSO Harvey, Audrey Quinn, Cllr. Brian Macdowell, Cllr. Nicholas Bond.

Minutes of the last meeting:  The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Matters Arising: The overhanging branches in Lonsdale Drive have not been dealt with but Canterbury City Council have written to the owners.

Nothing further has been done to the dip in the road in Bournemouth Drive.

Cllr. Andrew Cook will be contacted about the extra dog bins which are still not in place.

 Pact Website: PCSO Harvey's surgeries have been put on the site.

Pact Priorities - Planning and Updates:

Speeding:  There has been another speed check in the Broadway and Hampton Pier Avenue.

Any other business:
 
Geoff Gambrill had had discussions with Cllr. Andrew Cook and it was suggested that this Pact would still operate but be known as West Bay and West Heron Pact.  Geoff will take over doing the Minutes and will contact PCSO Harvey regarding the status of the PCSOs in the area.

Sandra Marvin asked whether anybody had joined Streetwise but it would appear that people had looked at the site but done nothing further.

Sheila Rhodes has queried why the grass banks have not been cut as it makes it difficult to clear up any mess left by dog walkers and any litter that has been deposited.  Cllr. Peter Lee had responded to an e mail stating that due to financial restraints it had not been possible to cut all the grass banks.

Discussion took place regarding the wild flower bed in Hampton Pier Avenue.  This is down to Herne Bay in bloom.

Date of next meeting:   19th May, 2015 at 7.00pm.

West Bay & West Heron
Partners & Community together (PACT)

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier yacht Club
on Tuesday 19th. May. 2015.
Present: Geoff Gambrill (chair), A Quinn, S. Marvin, J.King, B.Bailey, D.Brookfield, Cllr.A. Cook (CCC), and Cllr. B. Macdowell (KCC). Janet Morris.
Apologies: PCSO R. Harvey, and R.Stewart.
The Chairman had invited the councillors from Heron Ward to the meeting. Unfortunately contact details for the new West Bay councillor Geoff Wimble were not available.
Minutes of the last meeting:
The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.
Matters Arising:
The saga of sewer repairs in Bournemouth Drive continues with a new hole appearing in the tarmac. This has now been repaired, but the original problem remains. Cllr.Macdowell will investigate.
The additional waste bins promised by CCC have not materialised. Richard Tolson will be contacted again.
Cllr.Macdowell Gave a contact number for Cllr. Geoff wimble.
The grass banks have now been cut, but it remains a mystery as to who instructed SERCO to carry out the work given that the banks were not cut due to financial restraints.
Other Matters:
It was reported by a number of panel members that there is an increase of traffic congestion around the Coop store in Sea Street mainly due to inconsiderate and illegal parking. This may be due to some yellow lines not being reinstated after the works on the roundabout. The chairman will investigate an contact parking services at CCC.
It was reported that an overgrown hedge at the junction of Grand Dive and The Broadway is restricting the pavement.
The chairman to investigate and contact CCC.
Cllr. Cook reported that extra Police patrols are taking place at weekends in the town to combat anti social behaviour and vandalism.
Vattenfall Wind Farm.
Works will begin in June to lay the cables from the site to Hampton Car Park. There may be restriction to the beach from the car park. Internet links to the schedule of work will be placed on the Vattenfall page on the PACT website.
AOB:
Brian Bailey reported that a motor home was being parked overnight in various locations in the ward. Although it may inconvenient to residents, it is not illegal providing that the vehicles documents are in order.
Date of Meetings: Tuesday 16th. June. Tuesday 14th. July.

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier yacht Club
on Tuesday 16th. June. 2015.
Apologies: Janet Morris, Brian Bailey. Cllr. B. Macdowell. Cllr. N. Bond.
Present: Geoff Gambrill (Chair) Roger Stewart, Judith King, Sandra Marvin, Audrey Quinn, PCSO Rachel Harvey, Cllr. Geoff Wimble and Cllr. David Thomas.
Minutes of the last meeting:
The minutes were read and confirmed as a true record.
Matters Arising:
Sewer Bournemouth Drive:
It was reported that another dip had appeared in the road near the seafront. The chairman to investigate and contact Cllr.Macdowell.
Additional waste bins:
The three bins have still not materialised, Cllr. Wimble to investigate with the Council officers.
Grass Banks:
The panel were unanimous in agreeing that the banks are regularly cut throughout the Summer season. The City Councillors to raise this at the next area members meeting on the 22nd. June.
Traffic congestion at the Sea Street Roundabout:
The chairman had been in touch with the CCC officers responsible for parking, and they had replied saying that KCC would be chased up to reinstate the road markings, but if the time scale was too long it could be carried out by CCC.
Road markings at the Junction of Albany Drive/ The Broadway:
It had been reported that Stagecoach busses had some difficulty in turning right from Albany Drive into the Broadway due to cars parked close to the junction.
CCC will contact Stagecoach to ascertain the situation, and put this report to the next parking review.
Overgrown Hedge:
It was reported that part of the hedge in Grand Drive had been cut back.
Other Matters:
Signatories on the PACT bank account had been altered to include the Chairman and delete Doreen Brookfield who had stepped down as treasurer.
PACT Website:
The chairman reported that the website had been updated to include the details of the new CCC Councillors.
Other Matters:
Janet Morris had sent an e mail stating that dog fouling was still a problem on the grass slopes near to the Heron Angling Society Clubhouse, and that two street lights were still not working at the junction of Sea Street and Cobblers Bridge Road. With regard to dog fouling, Cllr. Andrew cook had asked the Council officers for more anti dog foul signs.
Cllr. Macdowell to be contacted regarding the street lights.
Vattenfall Wind Farm:
It was noted that the cables were to be installed on Wednesday 17th. June.
It is understood that Vattenfall have paid compensation to CCC for not vacating the Hampton Pier Avenue car park at the end of the contracted period. It was suggested that this money could go towards providing waste disposal and water facilities for camper vans in this designated car park.
Hampton Primary School:
Cllr. Wimble stated that there were ongoing parking problems with parents and guardians outside the school during the school run. There was a possibility that an area of the school playing field could be a designated drop off and collection point.
AOB.
There was no any other business.
Next Meeting: 14th. July. at Hampton Pier Yacht Club Start at &.00pm.
 

 

West Bay & West Heron

Partners & Community together (PACT)

Minutes of the meeting held at

Hampton Pier yacht Club

on Tuesday 14th. July 2015

Present: G.Gambrill (chair) J.King, D.Brookfield, Cllr. G.Wimble,Cllr. A.Cook, J.Morris, B.Bailey,Cllr. B.Macdowall, R.Stewart, A. Clarke CCC. and PCSO J.Sherwood.

Apologies: PCSO Rachel Harvey, Sandra Marvin and Audrey Quinn.

The Minutes of the meeting on the 16th. June were agreed.

Matters arising:

Sea Street roundabout: Yellow line markings had not yet been done. Cllr. Macdowall to chase.

Albany Drive: Discussion on the placement of double lines due to the No.36 bus now going both ways along Albany Drive.

Grass Banks:

Cllrs. Wimble and Cook to investigate.

Other matters:

Cllr.Cook reported that CCCTV may be extended along the promenade towards HPYC, the Rowing Club and the Sea Cadet unit. He asks that the clubs suggest the best position for a camera?

Vattenfall:

The state of the road surface in Hampton Pier Avenue after the installation of the Wind Farm cables is a cause for concern. Cllr. Macdowall to investigate.

Andy Clarke the enforcement officer for CCC gave a resume of his duties especially when dealing with dog fouling offenders. He will supply a limited number of dog control stickers for use in the area.

Speed Watch:

The chairman had contacted Dave Neame The neighbourhood warden with regard to the malfunctioning SIR. He reported that the SIR needed a new battery and would only function properly for a short period of time.

Hampton Primary School:

The possibility of a drop off area at the school in ongoing.

Bournemouth Drive Sewer:

Cllr. Macdowall to chase.

Weed Control in West Bay.

Cllr. Macdowall had received a number of complaints from residents regarding weeds on pavements. he asked if PACT members could identify problem areas especially where weeds were undermining paving slabs and tarmac.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 15th. September 2015 at Hampton Pier Yacht Club start at 7.00pm.

West Bay & West Heron 
Partners & Community Together (PACT)
Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier Yacht Club
on Tuesday 15th. September 2015
Present: G.Gambrill (chair) J. King, D. Brookfield R.Stewart
B. Bailey, and J.Morris.
Apologies: PCSO R. Harvey, S. Marvin, A Quinn, Cllr.B.Macdowall, Cllr. N.Bond, Cllr A. Cook,
Cllr. D. Thomas, Cllr. G.Wimble, A.Clarke CCC.
The minutes of the 14th. July 2015 were agreed.
Matters arising:
The chairman reported that he had had a meeting with
Cllrs. Bond & Macdowall to receive an update on issues from last meeting. they are as follows.
Sea Street roundabout:
The yellow lines have been completed, but there are still
issues with the loading bay outside the CooP store.
Albany Drive & Grand Drive junctions with the Broadway:
Proposals for double yellow lines have been issued by CCC Cllr. Macdowall has sent a letter of objection questioning
the necessity for 24/7 parking restrictions. The PACT panel
fully support this objection. This issue to be discussed at the next JTB.
Hampton Pier Avenue state of the road surface post cable
laying (Vattenfall): Cllr. Bond contacted Melanie Rogers the
Vattenfall Rep. who stated that an inspection had been
carried out, and snagging will start soon.
Hampton Primary School: Cllr. Bond has spoken to the head
teacher with regard to a drop off area; this is ongoing and
would have to be funded by the school.
Collapsed sewer Bournemouth Drive: This has been
resolved.
Weed Control in West Bay:
Cllrs. Bond & Macdowall have a long list of roads in Herne Bay
that need attention, and are liaising with KCC to find a solution.
The chairman has sent Cllr. Bond a photo of Lonsdale drive which is particularly bad.
Street Lighting:
Cllr. Bond reported that KCC no longer has direct control of street lighting, as the contractors UK energy now have a contract direct with the Government.
Other Matters:
The chairman reported that he had not received any confirmation
from Lloyds Bank on the change of signatories on the PACT cheque account. He will write to Lloyds.
The chairman had received an e mail from Cllr. Wimble concerning the wild flower patch in Hampton Pier Avenue, stating that due to neglect it had now become a weed patch. The panel agreed that he should try and get it reinstated.
Date of the next meeting:
Tuesday 13th. October. 7.00pm. at Hampton Pier YC.

 

West Bay & West Heron
Partners & Community Together (PACT)
Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier yacht Club
on Tuesday13th. October. 2015
Present:
G.Gambrill (Chair) D. Brookfield, J.King and R. Stewart.
Apologies:
J. Morris, Cllr.B.Macdowall, Cllr. A.Cook, Cllr. D.Thomas. B.Bailey.
PCSO J.Sherwood, PCSO R.Harvey. A.Quinn.
Matters Arising:
Coop Stores Sea Street. The loading bay outside the store has now been turned into free parking spaces with a 3 hour time limit. The overnight loading arrangements are still in place. The daytime regulations have made it difficult for the Coop articulated lorry to make deliveries without causing traffic congestion. Given that the lorry is only unloading for a short time, the PACT panel are not going to comment.
LLoyds Bank:
At last the alterations to the signatories on the bank account have been changed.
Grass cutting on the western Esplanade slopes:
The chairman attended the last Herne Bay area Members Panel meeting, and addressed the meeting with the concerns of the panel with regard to the lack of grass cutting. There were other organisations present with the same concerns. The Council have agreed to cut the grass on a more regular basis, and to this end the chairman and Roger Stewart will attend a site meeting with the council officers to positively identify the grass areas in question. (23rd. October)
Double yellow lines Albany Drive/ The Broadway. Grand Drive/The Broadway.
No update had been received.
Wild Flower/weed patch. Hampton Pier Avenue.
No update.
Website:
The chairman in discussion with the County Councillors, will investigate as to how the site could be enhanced.
Panel members were asked for their comments and suggestions.
Date of next meeting: Tuesday 10th. November 2015.
Hampton Pier YC at 7.00pm.

West Bay & West Heron

Partners & Community together (PACT)

Minutes of the meeting held at

Hampton Pier yacht Club

on Tuesday10th. November 2015

Present:

G Gambrill (Chair), B.Bailey, R. Stewart, J.King, D.Brookfield, J.Morris, G Ansell.

Apologies were received from G.Wimble and PCSO D. Horsley.

The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

Matters Arising:

The chairman reported that a meeting with Council officers regarding the grass cutting on the banks had been very successful, and the Council had agreed to bring all the banks back to amenity status. In a note to the panel, Cllr. Wimble said that the grass patch in Hampton Pier Avenue would also be cut on a regular basis.

Parking:

No.36 Bus Route: The new parking restrictions in the Broadway at the junction with Albany Drive and at the junction with grand Drive are working well. However , there still appears to be Issues with road junctions west of Albany Drive. The chairman to contact Cllr. Andrew Cook to arrange a site visit.

Website:

The chairman had renewed the website at a cost of £50.00. He had discussed the enhancement of the site with the hosts Mr. Site. considering that the site is for information only and is not interactive no action be taken, but to update and reorganise the photo gallery which the webmaster can do himself.

Ridgeway Cliff Garden at the junction with the Broadway:

Janet Morris reported that a local resident was willing to tidy up this garden which was the responsibility of CCC but is now under the control of KCC. The garden is partly grassed and is enhanced by rose bushes and hedges with a wooden lattice work perimeter fence. It would be shame to let this area become overgrown and neglected.

KCC. Cllr. Nick Bond is aware that the KCC have responsibility for this and the panel will be contacting him to discuss a way ahead. It is recognised that regarding funding it will have a low priority.

Fitzgerald Avenue:

In a note Cllr. Wimble reported that there is an ongoing problem with illegal parking across residents driveways. He has contacted Lacy Dixon enforcement officer at CCC, with a view to pursue actions against offending motorists, as they seem impervious to reasoned requests and in some cases have threatened house holders.

Next Meeting: The panel does not meet in December & January.

February's meeting to be announced in due course.

 

 

West Bay & West Heron



February's meeting to be announced in due course.

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier yacht Club
on Tuesday 9th. February 2016
Present:
G Gambrill (Chair), B.Bailey, R. Stewart, J.King, D.Brookfield, J.Morris, Cllr.D. Thomas CCC. Cllr. A. Cook CCC.
Apologies were received from J. Morris.
The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed.
Matters Arising,
No. 36 Bus Route.
The Chairman had a site meeting in the Broadway with Cllr. Cook to look at inappropriate parking at the junctions with the side roads. It soon became obvious that site lines from the side roads into the Broadway were being restricted by vehicles parking to close to the junctions. The chairman e mailed Cllr. Cook with a proposal that double yellow lines be instated 3 metres in all directions from the junctions at Selsea Avenue, Bournemouth Drive, Westhill Road and Queensbridge Drive. These restrictions would not be any more that the statuary restrictions. At the time of writing the chairman had received an e mail from Richard Jenkins CCC acknowledging the proposal which will be on the agenda for the next parking review.
Ridgeway Cliff Traffic island.
The Chairman had a meeting with Cllr. Nick Bond KCC and Cllr.Brian Macdowall KCC together with resident Ms.J Laina to discuss the situation. Cllr. Bond had already been in contact with the grounds Dept. of KCC and they have already started work on the area. Maintenance will continue.
Fitzgerald Avenue.
There had not been any further information on this matter.
Other Matters.
Cobblers Bridge Road.
A resident had contacted the panel with regard to speeding in Cobblers Bridge Road. After discussion it was decided to set up a speed watch session if the equipment (SID) was available and serviceable. The chairman to arrange.
Janet Morris had sent an e mail to the chairman stating that heavy goods vehicles and plant transporters were using Cobblers bridge for access to the construction site for the new bus depot in Eddington Lane. There had not been any other reports of heavy plant using the bridge, so Janet is to be asked to monitor any activity and report any registration numbers and identification marks.
Beach Huts.
There had been reports of alleged beach hut breakins. Cllr. Cook had now resolved the situation.
Hampton School.
At an earlier PACT meeting in 2015 it had been suggested that to relieve parking congestion in Beaumont Street during the school run, a section of the school playing field could be given over to make a drop off and pick up point for children. Cllr. Bond and Cllr. Wimble to be contacted to find out if there had been any updates.
Camper Van overnight parking in Hampton Pier Avenue.
Cllr. Cook reported that funding would be sought at the next area members panel in March.
Night time congestion in the High Street.
Although not on our patch, Cllr. Cook and Cllr. Thomas were asked to look into the problems of vehicles parking both sides of the road outside takeaways in the area between Beach Street and Richmond Street. The chairman to send a request to Cllr. Cook from the PACT panel.
The ANPR controlled car park trial.
Members of the panel quizzed Cllr. Thomas on the arrangements for disabled drivers during the trial at the William Street Car Park. Cllr. Thomas stated that arrangements were ongoing but parking would be free for the first two hours.
Herne Bay Coastal Community
This project was discussed at length, and the present situation was explained by the chairman and both councillors who had attended the recent meeting at the King's Hall. It would appear that the initial team is in the process of bringing the required elements together in order to constitute a board of trustees, who would be able to apply for project funding.
Next Meeting. Tuesday 22nd. March. 7.00pm at Hampton Pier Yacht club.

 

West Bay & West Heron PACT

Minutes of the meeting held at

Hampton Pier yacht Club

on Tuesday 22nd. March 2016

Present:

G Gambrill (Chair), B.Bailey, R. Stewart, J.King, S.Marvin, A. Quinn Cllr.D. Thomas CCC. Cllr. A. Cook CCC. G. Wimble. CCC. and Cllr. B. Macdowall KCC.

Apologies were received from J. Morris. D. Brookfield and Cllr. N. Bond.

The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

Matters Arising:

Beach Huts:

Twenty or more beach huts had been targeted in recent weeks although little had been stolen.

Speed watch:

The chairman had been in contact with the KCC wardens with a view to setting up a speed watch session. The wardens are no longer responsible for letting out the equipment, and at the present time the SID (speed indicator device) is in for servicing, the chairman to chase.

Parking at Hampton School:

Cllr. Macdowall will contact the school with view to obtaining the parking policy. He requested that the chairman send him an e mail backing up the concerns of the PACT panel regarding the issues that have recently arisen in Beaumont with regard to inconsiderate parking and the damage to property. There is pressure on KCC. to install a pedestrian crossing in Sea Street near the school.

Hampton Pier Avenue car park:

Cllr. Cook stated that plans for the overnight stop for camper vans was going ahead.

Night time congestion in the High Street:

CCC had carried out enforcement sessions in the area and had spoken to shop owners. Panel members reported that there was a problem with underage drinking in this area. The panel will write to Cllr. Cook with their concerns.

Herne Bay Coastal Community:

Cllr. Cook reported that the inaugural committee had received a good response from local residents willing to be considered as trustees.

Cobblers Bridge Road:

Unfortunately Janet Morris was unable to attend the meeting but had handed in two letters from residents in the road complaining about speeding and heavy lorries using Cobblers Bridge. The situation was discussed at considerable length. With regard to speeding it was concluded that with cars parking on both sides of the road it would be virtually impossible to carry out an effectual speed watch session given the criteria required by KCC. With regard to the 6'-6" access requirements on Cobblers Bridge, Photographic evidence would be required of vehicles violating the regulations in order for any action to be taken. The chairman to write to Janet Morris and the correspondents in more detail.

Date of next meeting: Tuesday 19th. April. 7.00pm. at HPYC.

Minutes of the meeting held at
Hampton Pier yacht Club
on Tuesday 22nd. March 2016
Present:
G Gambrill (Chair), B.Bailey, R. Stewart, J.King, S.Marvin, A. Quinn Cllr.D. Thomas CCC. Cllr. A. Cook CCC. G. Wimble. CCC. and Cllr. B. Macdowall KCC.
Apologies were received from J. Morris. D. Brookfield and Cllr. N. Bond.
The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed.
Matters Arising:
Beach Huts:
Twenty or more beach huts had been targeted in recent weeks although little had been stolen.
Speed watch:
The chairman had been in contact with the KCC wardens with a view to setting up a speed watch session. The wardens are no longer responsible for letting out the equipment, and at the present time the SID (speed indicator device) is in for servicing, the chairman to chase.
Parking at Hampton School:
Cllr. Macdowall will contact the school with view to obtaining the parking policy. He requested that the chairman send him an e mail backing up the concerns of the PACT panel regarding the issues that have recently arisen in Beaumont with regard to inconsiderate parking and the damage to property. There is pressure on KCC. to install a pedestrian crossing in Sea Street near the school.
Hampton Pier Avenue car park:
Cllr. Cook stated that plans for the overnight stop for camper vans was going ahead.
Night time congestion in the High Street:
CCC had carried out enforcement sessions in the area and had spoken to shop owners. Panel members reported that there was a problem with underage drinking in this area. The panel will write to Cllr. Cook with their concerns.
Herne Bay Coastal Community:
Cllr. Cook reported that the inaugural committee had received a good response from local residents willing to be considered as trustees.
Cobblers Bridge Road:
Unfortunately Janet Morris was unable to attend the meeting but had handed in two letters from residents in the road complaining about speeding and heavy lorries using Cobblers Bridge. The situation was discussed at considerable length. With regard to speeding it was concluded that with cars parking on both sides of the road it would be virtually impossible to carry out an effectual speed watch session given the criteria required by KCC. With regard to the 6'-6" access requirements on Cobblers Bridge, Photographic evidence would be required of vehicles violating the regulations in order for any action to be taken. The chairman to write to Janet Morris and the correspondents in more detail.
Date of next meeting: Tuesday 19th. April. 7.00pm. at HPYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 




 


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