Agenda

Highways and Transport Strategic Board - Thursday, 18th July, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Cathedral Room, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8GQ

Contact: Lynn Harker, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Email: lynn.harker@cumberland.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

Part A:        Items likely to be considered in the presence of the press and public

 

 

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by councillors of any disclosable pecuniary interest, personal interests, other registrable interests or any other interests in respect of items on the agenda.

 

3.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the minutes of the last meeting held on 22 April 2024 (copy enclosed).

 

4.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.

 

5.

Public Participation

Pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule 1.18, the following questions have been submitted on notice by members of the public:

 

(a) Traffic through Crosby, Maryport

 

"Policies on public transport regarding the speed and volume of traffic through Crosby, Maryport, exposing residents to all aspects of noise pollution, anti?social behaviour and personal safety issues”

 

(b) Parking issues at Farlam Drive, Carlisle:

 

“I am a resident on Durranhill housing estate, Farlam Drive carlisle. Myself and my neighbours are very frustrated by the increased parking that is currently happening on out streets . Due to H&h now charging for parking, workers are now parking on the estate on the streets. This means that residents can't get parked. I at times have come home to not be able to get parked on my street . There has been occasions I've come home with shopping and ended up parking round the corner with kids in tow. Workers are parking from before 8am in the morning and some stopping till 7pm at night. I would like to know how do we manage this issue and why parking zones have been rejected? I am becoming very frustrated with this matter as its not ideal coming home and not being able to get parked. I know a lot of the neighbours have also reported the issue but we feel let down by the response we have been given . 

 

Where do we park when there is no places for residents due to parking being taken ip because they refuse to pay for parking or maybe can't afford to park there

 

Pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule 1.18, the following questions has been submitted on notice by a representative of Wetheral Parish Council on behalf of Wetheral, Carlattan and Cumrew, Hayton, Farlam and Cumwhitton Parish Councils:

 

(c) Winter Gritting

“Last winter several roads in Wetheral and other parishes were removed from the council’s gritting schedule for the first time in living memory. This was done without warning and without consultation with the residents or the Parish Councils.

 

As a result of this decision, there was at least one serious road traffic accident and many less serious accidents. Children were unable to go to school. School bus services were cancelled. Vulnerable adults were unable to visit shops and medical services. Carers were unable to reach their clients. Many people were unable to go to work and local businesses could not be accessed by their customers.

 

In addition to great inconvenience, there was a substantial financial cost to our communities – a cost that undoubtedly exceeded the ‘savings’ achieved by cutting the gritting service.

Will the Cumberland Council now reassure our communities that these roads which were gritted by Cumbria County Council throughout its existence will be included in 2024-25 maintenance program and onwards?”

 

6.

Winter Service Policy - Operational Review 2024 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

(Non Key Decision)

 

To consider a report by the Director of Place, Sustainable Growth and Transport regarding the Council’s Winter Service Policy and its associated annual operational review.

(copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

7.

Cumberland Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) pdf icon PDF 160 KB

 (Non Key Decision)

 

To consider a report by the Director of Place, Sustainable Growth and Transport which provides an update on the Cumberland Bus Service Improvement Plan.

(copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

8.

Tree Road, Brampton pdf icon PDF 149 KB

(Non Key Decision)

 

To consider a report by the Director of Place, Sustainable Growth and Transport which sets out the findings of investigations and speed surveys undertaken following the receipt of a petition at the January 2024 meeting of the Highways and Transport Strategic Board, along with proposals for a footway widening scheme.

(copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

9.

Parking Enforcement Policy pdf icon PDF 128 KB

(Key Decision)

 

To consider a report by the Director of Place, Sustainable Growth and Transport that seeks approval for the Cumberland Parking Enforcement Policy.

(copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

10.

Carlisle Southern Gateway Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Key Decision)

 

To consider a report by the Director of Place, Sustainable Growth and Transport which sets out the outcome of statutory consultation on the Cumberland Council (Various Roads, Carlisle Urban and Rural Area) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) (No.2) Order 20><”, and makes recommendations for the approval of the Order.

(copy enclosed).

 

11.

Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To receive a presentation by the Director of Place, Sustainable Growth and Transport which provides an update on a number of schemes within the Capital Programme.

(copy enclosed).

 

12.

Timber Transport Presentation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a presentation from the Technical and Industry Support Manager, Confederation of Forest Industries covering the purpose and work of the Timber Transport Forum.

(copy enclosed).

 

13.

Health and Safety Update

To receive a verbal update on health and safety.

 

14.

Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday 24 October 2024 at 2.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Allerdale House, Workington.

 

Part B - Items to be considered in private

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