Agenda and draft minutes
Warfield Neighbourhood Action Group
Thursday, 16 June 2011 6.00 pm
Venue: Warfield Parish Council Offices
Contact: Emma Silverton 01344 352281
To approve as a correct record the notes of the meeting on 10 February 2011.
The notes of the Warfield Neighbourhood Action Group meeting held on 10 February 2011 were agreed as a correct record.
Minute 15: the NAG were still awaiting Speed Watch data, Inspector Elphick who had replaced Inspector Carter did not have the data. It was suggested that Stuart Tarrant of the Winkfield NAG be contacted to see if he had been sent any of the Speed Watch data.
(Action: Colleen Healy)
Minute 15: at present the local Warfield Environment Group were not available to undertake another litter pick. It was suggested that Tesco stores had environmental champions and that the local store be contacted to see if they could offer any assistance.
(Action: Colleen Healy)
Minute 16: investigation into a petition to gain local support for the installation of a VAS was still ongoing.
Minute17: NSO Kevin Denman was still making contacts across the area with a view to possibly establishing a ‘work from home neighbourhood watch in the future.
Minute 18: plans to look at whether Warfield NAG should combine with Binfield NAG would be investigated further in the autumn.
Neighbourhood Priority Action Updates
1) Speeding, specifically:
- Harvest Ride
- Warfield Street
- Forest Road
3) Maintenance of hedges, trees and bushes
The NAG noted that the speeding priorities identified on Forest Road, Harvest Ride and Warfield Ride were still in existence.
A resident complaint had been received about speeding between the Three Legged Cross and the humpback bridge before the garden centre leading up to Binfield. The resident was concerned about the safety of her daughters who had to use a section of the road when horse riding.
TVP suggested that the stables located along the road should put a sign at their entrance to make drivers aware of horses in the area. The NAG agreed that there was no further action they could take to address this issue.
It was noted that littering across Warfield was a perception issue and that in fact the only major area of littering was outside of Tesco. The NAG noted that BFC undertook a schedule of street cleaning and would be contacted to see when the area near Tesco was due to be cleaned.
(Action: Colleen Healy)
Maintenance of hedges, trees and bushes
It was reported that there had recently been tree felling along Edmunds Lane and that BFC had undertaken some work to recover footpaths in the area.
Neighbourhood Police Team Update
TVP were aware that speeding was an issue for many of the NAGs across Bracknell Forest. TVP had recently started Operation Level to monitor speeding and increase police presence across the borough. The operation involved two PCSOs each day visiting two sites in Bracknell Forest to monitor speeding using the Speed Indication Device.
During the period commencing 1 April 2011 to 15 June 2011 there had been three incidents of burglary dwellings, which was down from five in the same period in 2010. There had been six incidents of criminal damage, which was slightly higher than five in the same period in 2010. The NAG noted that there had been no repeat of the high number of thefts from vehicles experienced during the winter months.
It was noted that the Council had acted swiftly to serve notice to gypsy travellers who had stopped on Priory Fields. The gypsy travellers had now moved on.
It was reported that there had been a couple of incidents of fire vandalism at Westmoorland Park. One incident had involved a tree being stuffed with flammable material and being set alight, TVP believed this to be a prank which had gone wrong. The second incident had been due to children playing with lighters.
The NAG noted that it was important that parents educated their children regarding the dangers of playing with fire and the damage it could cause. TVP reported that Westmoorland Park was taken into account by Operation Lion Cub and would monitor the situation.
It was reported that there had been a ram-raid incident on the new phone shop at Tesco Whitegrove six weeks ago and that TVP had responded to the issue..
The NAG noted that majority of feedback from residents to TVP regarding local issues were in relation to dog fouling and littering.
The NAG expressed its thanks to TVP for the presence of an Officer and Police Car at the Warfield Fete which had proved popular particularly with the children.
Feedback from Neighbourhood Action Group Chairs' Meeting on 28 April 2011
There were no further updates as issues of importance had been covered in the previous agenda items.
NAG Members' Updates
There were no further updates from NAG members.
Dates of Future Meetings
The Warfield Neighbourhood Action Group Forum will be held on 22 September 2011.
The date of the Next Warfield NAG meeting would be confirmed with members of the NAG once finalised.
It was agreed that the Warfield NAG forum would be held on the date previously listed as the next meeting of the NAG however it would be rescheduled to begin at 7pm.
(Action: Emma Silverton)
The Warfield NAG Forum would be held on Thursday 29 September, 7pm at the Warfield Parish Council Offices.
The NAG agreed that Wendy French would be contacted regarding invitations that would be sent to all organisations in Warfield personally inviting them to attend the Forum. Colleen Healy would provide Wendy French with a contact list for invitation distribution.
(Action: Wendy French/ Colleen Healy)