Agenda and minutes

Harlow Local Highways Panel
Tuesday, 28th June, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2a, Civic Centre. View directions

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Welcomes and Introductions pdf icon PDF 97 KB


The Chairman welcomed all attendees to the meeting and invited Councillors and Officers to introduce themselves.


Councillor Souter (Chair) asked for nominations for Vice- Chair. Councillor David Carter nominated Councillor Michael Garnett. This was seconded by Councillor Michael Hardware. There were no further nominations and therefore Councillor Michael Garnett was named as Vice Chair of the panel.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Eddie Johnson, Councillor Daniella Pritchard and Dan Maclean.


Minutes of meeting held on 22 March 2022 to be agreed as a correct record pdf icon PDF 263 KB




Matters arising from minutes of previous meeting




Report on Funded Schemes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:


Rissa explained that £519,500 of the budget had already been allocated which left £86,466 to allocate. There are currently 19 schemes being funded in this financial year.


Report on Schemes Awaiting Funding pdf icon PDF 13 KB

Additional documents:


Rissa advised that there were certain schemes that could be funded based on what the panel have previously discussed and agreed.


After a discussion, it was agreed that the following schemes would be funded:


Traffic Management Schemes


Item 14 – Commonside Road  - £7500.

Item 12 – Peldon Road - £8000

Item 9 – Parringdon Road - £7500

Item 4 – Lane End - £26,000


It was agreed that:


Item 6 – Northgate Roundabout – would be put on hold whilst awaiting further information on the roundabout sponsorship.


Item 11 – Potter Street – It was agreed that this would be put back as there are already calming measures in place and the cost seemed extreme.





Item 3 – Abercrombie Way - £11,000

Item 4 – Entrance to Church Gate School - £9500

Item 6 – Shawbridge - £9500

Item 9 – Abercrombie Way - £28,000



Any other business


Councillor Bob Davis asked advise on how to get some traffic calming measures near Cooks Spinney. It was agreed that Councillor Davis would contact Councillors and Rissa to arrange an inspection to agree a way forward.


Councillor David Carter advised that he had had an enquiry regarding bollards outside houses next to schools. Essex County Council have offered red lines which would be enforced. Councillor Carter will go back to the residents and apply for a Road Traffic Order should the residents agree.


Councillor Tony Edwards asked about the new Cabinet Member who has special responsibility for the Roads. He wanted to know how the Cabinet Member would receive the information from this meeting. He was advised that the new Cabinet Member is having his role finalised and they would confirm in due course.


Councillor Tony Edwards also wanted to express his upset that the Northgate roundabout had been put back again and asked for further information of the Roundabout Sponsorship as soon as possible.


Councillor Tony Edwards also asked about Momples Road. It was explained that there was little the Highways panel could do, as it would mean closing the bus lane which Essex County Council would be reluctant to do.


At this point Councillor Tony Edwards announced that he was resigning as a Panel member with immediate effect and left the room.




Date of next meeting


It was agreed that the date of the next meeting would be 6 September 2022 at 10am.