I want to improve things for local residents I want to get re-elected I want to be associatedI want to improve with popularthe public and successfulperception of initiativescouncillors
BUT … I’m a backbencher so I’m elected to represent the I don’t make residents so I any decisions don’t need to I don’t like consult them confrontation I don’t know how I didn’t expect to (or don’t want to get elected to) use social media
WHY ENGAGE? Evidence driven decision- making Councillors The wisdom of and Sustainable outcomes the crowd Council officers Popular outcomes
WHY ENGAGE? I want to please my electors It fits with It raises my my political philosophy Councillors profile It’s democracy!
Councillors are elected by, and represent,the residents, so it is in their interest to findout what the residents want and try to make it happen.
STRUCTURES AND STRATEGIESTHAT SUPPORT PUBLICENGAGEMENT
Structures and strategies that• allow people (councillors, officers, residents) to work co- operatively towards the best solution• reduce confrontation and aim for consensus• are accessible, relevant and interesting to residents• make best use of ward councillors• are effective and efficient
Responsible for local matters including• Traffic• Parking• Planning applications• Parks and open spaces• LibrariesNeighbourhood Improvement Fund
A meeting of the SOUTH OF THE BOROUGH NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMITTEE will beheld at CHESSINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE THEATRE, GARRISON LANE, KT92JS on WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2012 at 7:30 pmMembers of the CommitteeChessington North & Hook Ward Tolworth & Hook Rise WardCouncillor Andrew Day Councillor Sharon HartleyCouncillor Alan Dean Councillor Rolson DaviesCouncillor Margaret Thompson Councillor Vicki Harris (Vice-Chair)Chessington South WardCouncillor Rachel Reid (Chair)Councillor Patricia BamfordCouncillor Shiraz MirzaNEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGER’S SURGERYThe Neighbourhood Manager, Barry Allen, will be available from 6.30pm before themeeting to answer any questions or address any areas of concern.QUESTION TIME AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEETINGThere is a Question Time of up to the first 30 minutes from 7.30pm-8pm. Details onasking questions, access to the meeting, speaking on items, and other information is onthe yellow pages, just after the list of agenda items.
RUNNING ORDERItems may be taken in a different order depending on the interests of the members of thepublic present at the meeting. Please fill out a pink form, available at the start of themeeting, if you would like to request that a particular item is heard earlier.AGENDAA APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCEB DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - Members are asked to state any interests -personal or prejudicial – on items on this agenda.C PETITIONS - To receive any petitions from residents.1. MINUTESTo confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2012.2. NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGERS REPORTThe Neighbourhood Manager will report on issues arising.3. PLANNING APPLICATIONS (Appendix A)4. PLANNING CONSULTATION (11/10311/FUL): ARGENT HOUSE, HOOK RISESOUTH, SURBITON, KT6 7LD (Appendix B)5. PLANNING CONSULTATION (12/10008/FUL): CHESSINGTON WORLD OFADVENTURE, LEATHERHEAD ROAD, CHESSINGTON, KT9 2HS (Appendix C)6. TOLWORTH GIRLS SCHOOL WALKING SCHEME (Appendix D)7. HOOK ROAD / ELM ROAD JUNCTION IMPROVEMENT (Appendix E)8. NEIGHBOURHOOD GRANTS (Appendix F)9. URGENT ITEMS AUTHORISED BY THE CHAIR10. INFORMATION ITEMS (Appendix G)