Agenda and draft minutes

Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee - Monday, 22nd January, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Mansion House, Nonsuch Park

Contact: Email: democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  01372 732000

Items
No. Item

19.

Questions and Statements from the Public

Up to 30 minutes will be set aside for the Committee to receive any questions or statements from members of the public.

 

To register to ask a question or make a statement at a meeting of the Committee, please contact: Democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

 

Questions and statements not submitted to Democratic Services prior to the meeting may be accepted at the Chair’s discretion.

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a statement from a member of the public with respect to dog-walking in the Park.

Following receipt of the statement, the Committee considered the following matters:

a)            Licensing Scheme. It was noted that, following a recommendation from the Byelaw and Dog Control Working Group, the Committee had agreed to carry out a 6-week public consultation exercise with respect to the introduction of a commercial dog-walking licensing scheme in the Park. The Head of Operational Services explained that the consultation had not yet taken place, clarifying that the necessary steps were being taken by Officers on the lead-up to the start of the consultation exercise.

b)            Enforcement and Communication. It was noted by the Committee that effective enforcement and communication would be critical in the success of a commercial dog-walking licensing scheme, should such a scheme be adopted.

c)            Royal Parks. It was noted by the Committee that the Royal Parks operate a commercial dog-walking licensing scheme which could be looked at for reference.

20.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made by Councillors with respect to any items on the agenda.

21.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 305 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes and the Restricted Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 16 October 2023 (attached) and to authorise the Chair to sign them.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed as a true record the Minutes and the Restricted Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 16 October 2023 and authorised the Chair to sign them.

22.

'The Lost Village of Cuddington' Presentation

The Bourne Hall Museum Curator shall provide the Committee with a presentation providing information on the history of the lost village of Cuddington.

 

Minutes:

The Bourne Hall Museum Curator provided the Committee with a presentation on 'The Lost Village of Cuddington'.

23.

Future Dates for Meetings of the Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To agree the draft schedule of meetings of the Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee for the 2024/25 Municipal Year.

 

Minutes:

To agree the draft schedule of meetings of the Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee for the 2024/25 Municipal Year.

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)      Approve the following draft schedule of meetings for the municipal year 2024/25:

a)    Monday 17th June 2024, 10:00

b)   Monday 14th October 2024, 10:00

c)    Monday 20th January 2025, 10:00

d)   Monday 24th March 2025, 10:00

 

 

24.

Cycling in Nonsuch Park Signs pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To present the Joint Management Committee with a prototype of a large format, low-cost sign option to highlight that all paths in Nonsuch Park are shared use and that pedestrians have priority.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report presenting a prototype of a large format, low-cost sign option to highlight that all paths in Nonsuch Park are shared use and that pedestrians have priority.

The Committee considered the following matters:

a)            The Streetcare Assistant Manager explained that the height of each sign would be determined based on the location of the sign in question.

b)            The Committee wished to offer its thanks to the Streetcare Assistant Manager for his work on the prototype sign.

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)          Note the prototype sign option and approve the expenditure of £96 for 20xA2 signs to be distributed around the park in locations that receive the highest level of traffic from cyclist and pedestrians.