Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Tuesday 8th June 2010

10am Franklin House Tender Evaluation Interviews

I was on the interview panel to evaluate two tender applications to build and manage a new Dementia care home and resource centre on the Franklin House site. Whoever gets the contract the new centre will be an invaluable resource for dementia sufferers and their carers.

7pm Wallington South SNT Ward Panel Meeting

The full complement of Wallington South Ward Councillors attended this meeting.

As usual we were invited to provide an update on local issues of interest. I expressed our frustration at the slow response of Spectrum Interactive to move the telephone boxes so the work on the loading bay in front of Barclays could be completed. They had been advised of our work programme and officers had been chasing them regularly but to no avail. The latest feedback was that they would get on with it in the next couple of weeks.

We also updated on the progress of the station works which had overrun a little in order to build new soakaways, the new Shotfield planning application and asked for suggested locations for grit bins.

Sergeant LeShirley updated on progress against the three priorities set for the previous three months. He highlighted that bogus builders were working in the area and asked us all to be alert. We also learnt that anti-social behaviour in the area has reduced significantly following the relocation of some of the worst perpetrators out of the area. Arrests had also been made of individuals connected with an increase in motor vehicle crime in the area.

 The priorities for the next three months were set as:

  •  Burglary in Woodcote Avenue, Woodcote Road, Park Hill Road, Boundary Road and Brambledon Road
  • Anti-social Behaviour – High Street Woodcote Road, and Larkspur Court, 2 Hawthorn Road
  • Motor Vehicle Crime – Woodcote Road

 Sergeant LeShirley also informed the panel of the planned Youth Fair in Wallington, and that the Police were still looking for more youth organisations to take part.

The panel were also informed of a Community Safe scheme which was a website that members of the public can sign up to to receive alerts about criminal activities in their area – for example bogus builders or a spree of burglaries. The website is http://www.communitysafe.gov.uk/.

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