Rod Brown, Pat Fisher, Ann Ridley, Chris Pointon, James Slattery-Kavanagh, Bernie Bullbrook, Richard Moore, Graham Wilson, Jeff Avis.
The meeting commenced at 7.50pm and Rod Brown agreed to take the chair.
Apologies for absence were received from Jane Pickard and Anne Orange.The minutes were accepted.
The meeting was advised that there had been a concerted Police action on the Hainthorpe Estate resulting in tenants being made aware of their tenancy agreements and commitments. Section 17 of the Crime & Disorder Act obligates agencies to work in partnership but there had apparently been a lack of co-operation from London Borough of Lambeth Housing Department and only one A.S.B (Anti Socia Behaviour Order) had been issued
A public notice question has therefore been raised by Richard Moore.
Similar police actions had taken place on the York Hill estate.
Discussion took place surrounding vacant / undeveloped sites in West Norwood and proposals for Norwood Hall and the old Norwood College site. Rod Brown presented maps and plans for several sites in the area the.
The Tulse Hill Hub Survey was referred to the next meeting.
It was learned that £250.000 had been allocated to St Lukes gardens for a minimum scheme over 2 years. A contract had been signed with Ground Work and consultation starts in October 2004
Technically the money is a gift to N.A.G. and St Lukes working party.
There will be provision for a water feature embodied in the design.
It was agreed that the Area Committee should apply for a grant of £5,000 to restore the drinking fountain and a separate £5.000 for the one in Knights Hill as small environmental projects.
The N.A.G logo should be embodied on all consultation documents.
The outstanding matter of improving the look and surrounds of the electricity sub-station at the bottom of Knights Hill was discussed.
Update on St Julians Field was referred to the next meeting.
Any other business.
Questions to the Area Committee.
Will the Council be supporting funding for Xmas Lights in the Crystal Palace area ?
Why, after agreeing that signs would be manufactured have they not been erected ?
Why, after agreement 4 years ago have 'Welcome to West Norwood' signs not been erected ?
A request that the initial trial of 'Speed Indicator' be in Norwood High Street between the library and Auckland Hill
The Old Library
Concern was expressed at apparent irregularities and it was agreed that John Hogarth be invited to explain how the place is being managed.
There was discussion surrounding the future of the building
Norwood Fun Day will take place on August 12th and Lambeth Crime Prevention Panel will be in attendance with literature.
Agenda item for next meeting
Tree blocking listed view in Norwood Park.