Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Thursday 3rd March 2011

9.30am Stanley Park High School Project Board

I attended this project board meeting to receive an update on progress with the new build and the compulsory purchase order for the access road.

12 noon Cobblers Awl, Wallington

Cllr Hall & I had made an appointment to speak to the owner of this shop in Woodcote Road. We had called in a couple of times previously following receipt of a petition against the high street works initiated by the owner, but had found the owner’s son, not the owner himself. The owner reiterated his views that he wanted angled parking along the high street, and was opposed to removing the existing parking bays even with the half an hour free parking in the Wallington Library car park. We advised that additional loading bays were being installed in response to our discussions with business owners along the length of Woodcote Road who had signed the petition, because their concerns were more about this than parking for shoppers, which for many was irrelevant to their type of business. We also tried to explain the background and principles behind the work and the support from the community. However the shop owner remained unconvinced of the potential benefits of the plans.

1.30pm Sutton Town Centre Project Board meeting with SCILL Access Group

Members of the project board met with representatives of the Scill Access Group to discuss practical measures we could implement to improve the safety of the town centre for residents with disabilities, especially those with sight impairment. The Access Group’s input was positive and helpful in clarifying what the real issues were. Work is now ongoing to implement the measures agreed.

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March 21, 2011 - Posted by | Meeting

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