Presentation on theme: "Mill Hill Residents Association Open Meeting Tuesday 29 th January 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Mill Hill Residents Association Open Meeting Tuesday 29 th January 2013
Agenda for tonight Introductions (8:05 to 8:10) Why join the MHRA? (8:10 to 8:15) Current and upcoming issues (8:15 to 8:30) Open discussion (8:30 to 9:15) Conclusion (9:15 to 9:30)
Why Join the MHRA? Are you… Passionate about preserving and enhancing Mill Hills local services, facilities and identity Keen to understand and shape how local government plans will impact NW7 Committed to maintain our green and historic areas Interested in meeting and working with people who share your views and concerns If so, join MHRA and help make a difference to Mill Hill
Current and upcoming issues The list is not exhaustive but includes the following: –Pay by phone parking system –Roadworks – especially at Mill Hill Circus –Saracens parking issues on Match days –Future of Mill Hill Fire Station –Crime and anti-social behaviour –Police cutbacks – what is the impact? –Inglis Barracks redevelopment –Public transport – Buses, Thameslink & Northern line
Pay by phone parking Possibly one of the most unpopular schemes ever introduced by Barnet Council Expensive and cumbersome to use There are vouchers available but where? Talk of introducing credit/debit card reading machines but when? Is the high cost of parking killing our local businesses?
Mill Hill Circus Traffic Lights Roadworks due to complete on 14 th February…
Mill Hill Circus Traffic Lights
Saracens Parking on Match days
The first match was held on Sunday 3,700 attended No parking issues observed in CPZ Mill Hill Broadway full up, no parking available Ground capacity is 10,000 but Saracens want to increase it to 15,000 for Heineken Cup matches Will the local infrastructure cope?
Mill Hill Fire Station
Safe for now, escaped this round of cuts One tender and cul-de-sac location make it vulnerable Plays a key role however in M1 Fire and Rescue
Crime and Anti-social behaviour
Mayors proposed Police cuts For the whole of Barnet borough only Colindale station will remain open 24 hours a day Crime reporting by phone or the Police will come to you Safer Neighbourhood Teams to be reduced The Mayor is consulting communities about these cuts so send your views to Boris! MOPAC consultation deadline is 6 th March
Inglis Barracks Redevelopment
Huge population influx when scheme complete – new homes New primary school provision 240 Bus to be re-routed through new development Will existing infrastructure cope?
Thameslink services to Mill Hill Broadway continue to be overcrowded especially in the evenings –4 car trains at peak times despite 12-car platforms in place –Largest numbers of passengers on stopping trains appear to get off at Mill Hill Broadway Mill Hill East appears to be safe for now because of the Inglis Barracks Redevelopment –Car Parking is more difficult as its no longer possible to park on Bittacy Hill –Mill Hill East station car park prices are up again
Joining the MHRA Our annual subscription per household is £10 or £5 if you are over 65 In return we hope to run regular meetings on topics of local interest Regular newsletter Your voice, your watchdog We need new members to achieve all this!
Open discussion What do you believe are the key issues facing Mill Hill Residents?