Meeting opened at
Apologies: Alan Perkins, Erika Sloper, Chris Rose, and Alan
Minutes of the last meeting were accepted as a true record.
Proposed by Cllr Susan Phillips and seconded by Sylvia Blunt.
Chairperson gave evacuation procedure.
It was announced, by the Chairperson, that Donna Hamlet had
agreed to be the Treasurer for WWWEPAF.
The Chairperson introduced Cllr. Nicola Greene who will not
be a Candidate for this ward at the next Council elections due to the reorganisation
coming into effect on 1st April 2019.
Cllr. Nicola Greene reflected on her time over the last 12
years as a Councillor for Wallisdown & Winton West Ward and to say her
goodbyes. Cllr. Greene express her sadness in leaving our ward.
Due to the Local Government
reorganisation councillors to represent this ward have been reduced to two. Reluctantly Nicola will now be a candidate
for another ward in the new BCP Council. Cllr. Nigel Hedges and Cllr. Susan Phillips plan
to continue the good work that they have upheld since they were elected. Cllr.
Nicola Greene used as an example that residents and councillors working
together for the benefit of the local environment produce successful results. The
proposed student block of 46 rooms in Victoria Park Road, and how, by
supporting each other with leaflet drops organised by Carmel Bending, the plans
were rejected and eventually houses built, a much more acceptable outcome to
We wish to thank Cllr. Nicola Greene for our success.
Cllr. Susan Phillips reflected on how much Cllr. Nicola
Greene has helped her to become the Councillor she has become today.
Cllr. Nicola Greene thanked Cllr. Susan Phillips for her
kind words and wished us all the best for the future, saying good bye as she
had to attend another important meeting.
Cllr. Nigel Hedges has been busy helping local residents in
Vicarage Rd. Cllr. Hedges and Cllr.
Phillips will be candidates for the BCP Local Elections in May to carry on the
good work that all three councillors have delivered over the past few
The new Local Government Reorganisation will be a challenge.
We have been allotted
£14,000 of the Community Infrastructure Levy.
This will be used to enhance the ward, such as additional litter bins in
Dawes Avenue and Glenmoor Rd to accompany the dog bins.
Residents have to cope
with students living in their neighbourhood. A recent HMO was requested, but
supported by Ward Councillors, the plans were refused. Again a joint effort from Councillors and
residents of Fernside Rd proved a success. An HMO in Vicarage Rd has been approached in
respect of the area they are responsible for. Three HMO applications have been
made for Greenwood Rd which will require some attention.
Wallisdown Road Improvement
There are Concerns in respect of roadwork repairs on
Wallisdown Rd but the carriageway is completely worn out. Main priority is
being given to pedestrians and cyclists to eliminate dangerous situations. With
L G reorganisation, Branksome East and Talbot Woods have merged as one where
three councillors will represent the enlarged ward. Work will be going on both sides of the ward to
ensure co-operation of both sides of Wallisdown Rd.
Update on Kingsbere
Nearly all drains been done now, with help
Local residents found a very
valuable piece of equipment was reunited with an employee who had this removed
from his vehicle who would have had to pay for it out of his own pocket. The
council workers praised the residents and said what a fantastic group of
neighbours in your Ward.
A resident highlighted how a
parking issue was quickly dealt with by involving Cllr. Susan Phillips. This
resulted in a” dropped kerb” with markings. Our resident wished to
encourage others to highlight their challenges with our Councillors.
A new Mulberry tree has replaced the dead one in Canford
Ave. This is now next to new litter bin.
A snapshot of issues have been dealt with: yellow lines, parking, litter and intruders in
the church, by working with new Police Team. Cllr. Nigel Hedges thanked residents for their
continued co- operation in raising issues, such as the School in Vicarage Road
which have now been resolved.
Cllr. Susan Phillips reflected on her time as a Councillor
within the ward. Slades Farm was just an open space with some odd buildings
when she was first elected! Cllr. Susan
Phillips has since been on the Strategy Planning Board and has seen progress
since becoming a Councillor. The development of the Velodrome has been a large
focal point for Slades Farm Open Spaces. Now the Pavilion is taking shape there
will be the purchase of a drinks fountain with integeral doggy bowl from CIL
money to provide refreshment for park users and dog walkers. Additional seating
around Slades Farm would be welcomed for dog walkers to sit down outside to relax
and enjoy the scenery . The £14,000 funding is there for the residents to put
forward suggestions for improvements they would like to see in the Ward. Please
inform your Cllr. Susan Phillips or Cllr. Nigel Hedges of your suggestions by
The Chair thanked our Councillors for their contributions
and invited any questions from the floor.
Rat – Runs
various issues of motor vehicle “rat runs” in the area, such as speeding
traffic in Priestly Rd and Dawes Avenue.
Community Speed Watch or SIDs (Speed Indicator Devices) may be the
answer along with re-profiling the speed humps. Cllr. Hedges is expecting that
the improvements to Wallisdown Road should help this situation. Our Councillors are communicating with the highways
dept in respect of speeding traffic and irresponsible parking. Unfortunately
there is no law to this situation and if
you should leave a message placed under
the windscreen you could be charged with damaging the vehicle. Ensbury Ave has
experienced similar practices. The corner near the school is particularly
dangerous. A resident commented on the
risk of an accident in Ensbury Avenue opposite Tregonwell School. It was also suggested that
double yellow lines either side of the Slades Farm car park entrance should alleviate ‘blind spots’ when entering
Ensbury Avenue. Cllr. Susan Phillips
agreed to contact the necessary dept. We
are able to confirm that this has been fulfilled.
A resident commented that Dawes
Avenue is known as a Blue Route and
prioritised for gritting! Cllr. Hedges had noticed the impatience of a driver
in Dawes Avenue endeavouring to overtake him while he was driving with
consideration to the speed restrictions. Speed humps don’t actually seem to
slow traffic this is just down to inconsiderate driving. Cllr. Hedges has
requested that speed humps should be across the middle of the road (Dawes
Avenue) to prevent slaloming.
There are various types of speed humps within the ward and
some are falling into disrepair, these issues should be flagged up with the Council
and by informing our Councillors. Finally Nicholas Gdns are experiencing people
driving at speed into a cul-de-sac even though there is a sign. Councillor
Hedges will request an additional signage.
Cllr. Phillips highlighted the past four years of removing
graffiti in Boundary Rd and around the ward. She made her mission to eradicate
this blight from our ward, although at a cost, it has since ceased to be a
problem, but requested that residents please report it straight away. The
graffiti team work tirelessly to keep our town clear of this.
White`abandoned` (furry green) van now GONE. Removed by the Council under environment/DVLA
powers from Kinson Road/Old Mulberry Close corner (Aldi Car Park).
Cllr. Hedges has received a response from Aldi properties
dept in respect of re-opening the much needed public conveniences in Old
Mulberry Close which sadly have had to be closed due to lack of respect and vandalism.
There is a possibility that interest in getting this block sponsored by the
local traders. Sgt Guy Nicholas of the
Neighbourhood Police Team would be in favour of these being brought back into
public use if opened during daytime and checked regularly . Cllr. Hedges
thanked the 150 local residents who have kept this issue alive and hopefully
will experience a positive outcome.
A resident asked if we have enough Parking Wardens in
Bournemouth? Cllr. Hedges responded NO! Due to people parking anywhere and
everywhere without any consideration, there has been some activity in Vicarage
Road, unfortunately there is a new bus bay which has a complicated sign that
residents and visitors are not able to understand. This is causing misunderstandings
of usage. Cllr. Hedges will
contact highways for clarity. The question raised was; why is it necessary for
this to be 24 hours a day 365 days of the year?
The parking meter in Slades Farm car park is constantly
Cllr. Hedges and Cllr. Phillips asked to be copied into any
Cashless Car Parks
Cllr. Phillips informed the meeting that there are two car
parks in Bournemouth still taking cash: Richmond Gardens and Avenue Road. Councillor Hedges confirmed we are heading
towards a cashless society! This will prevent vandalism to cash machines
and Parking Meters.
A request for a tree stump to be removed
Cllr. Hedges is having ongoing dialogue with the Head
teacher of Winton Primary school, residents and highways. There is an issue
arisen where the school staff are parking and people coming out into Oswald
Close. With the new authority after
April, hopefully this will be back on the agenda for a future resolution.
A resident highlighted the ongoing problems in Glenmoor
Close, Mr Antell, the Head teacher of Glenmoor Academy was abused by a driver
who was inconsiderately parked. The school are working hard to improve the
situation. Another resident highlighted having witnessed the inconsiderate
parking in Boundary Road during school pick up time. Due to the lack of traffic
wardens the problem of irresponsible parking will be difficult to control,
although Cllr Hedges confirmed he has himself received two parking tickets a
The Chairperson thanked our Councillors and the residents
for their questions and introduced
Clive Nelson of Active
Clive was very enthusiastic in the
progress of the New Slades Park Pavilion now nearing completion. On Saturday 30th March 2019 there will be a CONSULATION EVENT held at
the Ensbury Park Community Centre running from 14.00 hrs-17.00 hrs. There
will be a chance to see inside the Pavilion as well as the opportunity to let
them know your priorities for Slades Park. All residents are welcome to come
along to have` your say`! Please let us know how you
would like to see your Park and Pavilion run and thrive.
LIZ DAVIES came along to promote the work of THE CHARITY SHINE.
SHINE Project established across Bournemouth, Christchurch
and Poole. Running mental and physical wellbeing courses for teenage girls in
nearly all the schools. Our local interest is Glenmoor/Winton Academies. Liz shared statistics of self-esteem, anxiety
and looks, performances in school and relationships. Shine seeks to encourage
girls to look after their wellbeing. Supporting mental and physical health, especially
promoting healthy eating. Liz
highlighted that there is a whole epidemic of contributing factors to poor
mental health of teenage girls in our society. Shine has been involved in the area for 12
years and have had a long connection with Glenmoor School which has really seen
an improvement in the pastoral care over the time Shine has been working with
them and how they are supporting the girls to get them through these difficult
times. Promoting confidence in ones-self. One
way of doing this is to be a volunteer. If anyone is aware of any opportunities
within the ward/ area that can be offered to Glenmoor Girls, please let Liz
know. Liz asked the meeting to help raise the profile of this small charity and
Facebook page. There is a health and wellbeing event at The Pavilion in
Bournemouth on Feb 11th to help support the girls. Liz thanked the meeting
for allowing her to speak today.
was pleased to introduced Amanda Nicholls
clarified her role with the local community, has worked for BBC for 24 years.
She is now Assistant Community Liaison Officer involved with a whole range of
responsibilities working with volunteers with all the Community Centres in
Bournemouth. Amanda is now working in this area and is involved with the
Community Development also the WWW Neighbourhood Action Group. The next meeting is at Crumbs, Hibberd
Court on 5th March at 4.30 pm. All community spirited residents
are welcome to attend.
These meetings are
quarterly where we require more residents to be involved with ideas for local
improvements. We also need to curtail
Vandalism and Anti- Social Behaviour.
Amanda’s email is: Amanda.email@example.com
Amanda Nichols came along to promote BGN 3 categories:
deadline next week. Nominating and putting forward great things that are
happening in our communities. You can nominate your street, your community.
Street or group of residents
Community Group Activity
Nominations can be done through the leaflets here or online.
Deadline is next week.
Communities can come along pay for soup and bread and then
listen to 4 or 5 charities pitching for a small amount of money for a project.
The attendees then vote for which project receives the money. Next lunch is on 6th Feb at St.
Johns Church, Moordown. Website :
for next nominations 23rd January 2019.
BH Coastal Lottery
Goes `live` on 29th January 2019. A chance to
support our local community. Charities
or local groups nominate themselves as a worthy voluntary / charitable
who participate in the Lottery can choose which charity they wish to support.
Your contribution is equal to £1 per week with a one in fifty chance of a win.
There is a chance for
residents to win a top prize £25,000 per week starting with the first draw on
Saturday 2nd March 2019. The odds for
this lottery are very good!
More information can be found at:
Chairperson thanked everyone for coming.
Meeting closed at 12.10 pm.
Next Area Forum
Residents Meeting will be on Saturday 18th May 2019 at the New Pavilion on