Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Tuesday 6th May 7.30pm

Hanging basketsBEDDINGTON & WALLINGTON LOCAL COMMITTEE

One of the main decisions made at this meeting was to go ahead with the proposal to fund hanging baskets in Wallington Town Centre, around Wallington Green on Manor Road and in Beddington Broadway. At the suggestion of one of the special advisors to the committee it was agreed to also extend the area covered past Wallington Station to the end of the shops east of the station. There will need to be a bid put in for revenue funding by the council for annual maintenance after the first year as this was not covered by the public realm budget.

 

The committee was also advised of the significance of the air raid shelters located at Mellows Park and Woodcote Green. Of all the shelters present in the borough these two in particular had characteristics making them worth retaining. It had been suggested at a previous meeting that they be removed. The committee agreed that it required further information about their merit and proposed use before any decision was made.

I would welcome any information or feedback from residents on this matter. Do you want to see either of these shelters preserved as a heritage site, or made into a feature – for example as an educational facility for schoolchildren studying WWII, or would you prefer to see them removed for better use of the open space?

Public air raid shelter 

Also at this meeting was the request made for ideas of how to spend uncommitted s106 money in Beddington North. Some funding is available for ‘environmental projects’ in the area and this, unlike public realm funds, is not limited to capital projects. Please contact me, your ward councillor or the committee area co-ordinator Jo Bryant on 020 8770 5091 if you have any suggestions or would like more information.

 

A sound recording of this meeting will be posted within a few days of the meeting on:http://www.sutton.gov.uk/councilanddemocracy/Commitee+Agenda+and+Minutes+Library/

Beddington+and+Wallington+Local+Committee.htm

Minutes will be available at: http://sutton.moderngov.co.uk/ieListMeetings.asp?CId=375&Year=2008&J=2

 

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May 14, 2008 - Posted by | Committee Meeting

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