PH(N)RA AGM Information

A Message from Kevan McCarthy – Chairman Pound Hill North Resident Association

At the PH(N)RA, Annual General Meeting AGM held on the 13th September, I raised a number of concerns for the organisation and the wider community. For some of the topics discussed, other organisations were identified.

Contact details for these other organisations were shared at the AGM. However it was recognised that this information would be difficult to remember from a verbal presentation, so it was agreed that it would also be shared via our Website.

Parking / Commuter Parking

Dangerous parking can be reported directly to Crawley Borough Council, the department is “Parking Enforcement” which includes On Street and Controlled Parking Zones.

The Manager is Dan Holloway and their email is email carparking@crawley.gov.uk please use this email to report impassable or dangerous parking, in particular if you feel that such parking would hinder the emergency services.

Be aware that parking on the pavement anywhere behind double yellow lines is also illegal.

You are welcome to air you views on parking issues, the best place being the East Crawley County Local Committees (EC-CLC) meetings, held at Crawley Library.

The last meeting was the 12th September, the next meeting is scheduled for the 23rd November 2016 followed by the 1st March 2017 – both of these are planned to start at 7.00pm

See West Sussex County Council website for future dates.

website www.westsussex.gov.uk/…/east-crawley-clc/

If you plan to attend the meeting, and wish to comment on a particular scheme, it would be beneficial to have some alternative suggestions in mind.

Anti-social Driving and Speeding
We have had a number of enquiries about anti-social driving and speeding, we have a number of options available.

– Report it
Report anti-social driving and speeding to the police via the Operation Crackdown website portal website www.operationcrackdown.org

Please report all incidents that you see, even if you don’t have all the information. The number of reports will demonstrate that there is a problem in a particular area, and could ultimately support the request for speed calming measures.

– Speed calming measures
Speed calming, road schemes and signs need to be approved by West Sussex County Council (WSCC). You can request traffic calming for your road on-line (see link above) alternatively you should be able to make a request at the the East Crawley County Local Committees, alternatively contact one of your local Councillors.

website www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/raise-an-enquiry-about-a-road-or-pavement/

Ward Councillors

There are three ward Councillors for Pound Hill North: –

1. Richard Burrett on phone 01293 522338. Richard is also a County Councillor at West Sussex County Council (WSCC)

2. Tina Belben on phone 01293 438625. Tina replaced Keith Brockwell in the May 2016 local elections.

3. Kevan McCarthy on phone 07879 841570, elected in 2015, so just starting second year as Ward Councillor.

Regards Kevan McCarthy
Chairman PH(N)RA

PH(N)RA AGM Information from WSCC

A message from Terina Bryant – Principal Community Officer (Crawley)

Message originally delivered at the PH(N)RA AGM Meeting 13 September 2016

The Crawley Community Operations Team are part of the WSCC Communities and Public Protection Directorate. This directorate comprises of Fire and Rescue, Trading Standards, Prevention & Intervention and WSCC Community Safety and Wellbeing.

The team is comprised of 3 people – Terina Bryant, Kath Brooks and Paul Niner. who are based in Crawley and support statutory, voluntary and community activity that improves the health and wellbeing of the residents of Crawley.

Our focus is on the WSCC Future West Sussex plan 2015-19, and specifically our work concentrates on the following priorities, with a community based focus:

  • Giving children the best start in life
  • Promoting independence in later life

Our team works supporting WSCC Elected Members in their role as Community Champions, and we provide WSCC Commissioners with “on the ground” local contact to communities and voluntary organisations. WSCC is keen to work with residents on creating local solutions to issues that impact and affect them – and our team works with our partners in the County Council and Crawley Borough Council to strengthen community resilience.

Additionally, we promote and administer the WSCC Grants programme for Small Grants (up to £1,000) – and work with Members and colleagues on 2 other WSCC funding streams – Community Initiative Fund and the Members Big Society Grant fund.

Finally, our work is linked to the WSCC Public Health Directorate, and we work with our local community around the “5 Ways of Wellbeing” – which underpins our work in West Sussex and is central to the 3 grant streams mentioned above. More details can be found here: website www.neweconomics.org/…/five-ways-to-well-being

Specifically tonight, I’d like to mention the following things which may be of interest to you:

Connect to Support – This is a new website for care and support, information, advice, products and services for adults in West Sussex. You can either go online or if you need help using the website, you can call the Adult’s Carepoint on phone 01243 642121. The information has details of local products that can help you at home, local activities and groups, and you can buy care products and services in the online market. Additionally, you can find information about getting funded social care.

Hate Incident Support Line – A significant priority within WSCC’s work on developing stronger, more resilient communities is to tackle hate incidents and hate crimes. As part of this work, we commission a Hate Incident Support Service from Victim Support. A hate incident is actions or words that are targeted at a person because the perpetrator is hostile or prejudiced towards the victims actual, or perceived disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or transgender identity.

Anyone can be a victim or a witness of a hate crime or incident.
In an emergency ring phone 999. To report a non-emergency incident contact Victim Support phone 01293 613010. Their local office is at Woodfield Rd, Crawley, RH10 8ER. Their website is website www.victimsupport.org.uk

Opening Doors to Services – this free event has been organised by the West Sussex Minorities Health and Social Care Group. It is an event where you can find out what is available in your community to support you in your health and wellbeing. It is open to all, but we are particularly encouraging BME residents to attend. It looks like an interesting and lively event, and you can even have a hand & head massage and take part in an African drum circle! The venue is The Civic Hall on the 22nd October between 10-2pm

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Memory Walk – this is the first year that this will be in Crawley! It takes place on Friday the 21st October at 11 am at Tilgate Park. There will be 2 walks- a short walk around Tilgate Lake, and a longer 60 minute walk around the park itself. The event is to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. After the walk, why not stop and have refreshments – home made cakes made by the Forget Me Not Club in Crawley.

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Showcase Event – not in Crawley, but in Horsham. This year the event is open to the public, as well as professional teams working in health and social care. There will be over 50 standholders from the voluntary sector, District and Borough Councils as well as the multi-disciplinary teams. Come along – it is free and is a drop in from 10.30-1pm on the 1st November at County Hall North, Horsham.

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Action Research – we are looking for volunteers who are happy to spend approximately 45 minutes to an hour being interviewed on a one to one basis. The aim of the interview is to find how people live well, what helps them adopt healthy lifestyles. We hope that inspiring stories and ideas will be shared more widely across the Crawley community to increase everyone’s understanding of how we can support each other in living well.

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Terina Bryant

phone Office: 03302 228710
phone Mobile: 07515 052342

email terina.bryant@westsussex.gov.uk
Principal Community Officer (Crawley), Communities and Public Protection Directorate, West Sussex County Council
County Hall North,
Chart Way,
Horsham,
West Sussex, RH12 1XH


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Members Information – PH(N)RA

Members Information

The Pound Hill North Residents Association have donated a bench to Worth Park Gardens.

Last weekend members of the PH(N)RA committee, took the opportunity to pose with the bench that was purchased for Worth Park Gardens.

The PH(N)RA bench is situated in the corner of the courtyard at Ridley’s court. Being of a high quality and well constructed it should provide many years of use for the local community.

Pound Hill North Residents Association committee members 2016

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Members of the committee: Alan Meeks, Kath Watson (Hon. Treasurer), Alan Quine, Chris Beech, Kevan McCarthy (Chairman), Ken Champion, Evelyn Ashford (Hon. Secretary) – missing Annette Benham (Membership Secretary)

This is not the first time we have made purchases on behalf of the community. We also have a monkey puzzle tree (with plaque) near to the fountain in the main garden and we have agreed to contribute towards a large planter in the gardens.

We are always looking for other opportunities to improve the local environment and would welcome any suggestions from our residents. Please contact us on email PH(N)RA general@phnra.co.uk

Kevan McCarthy
Chairman

Annual General Meeting 2016

18th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Eighteenth Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 13th September 2016, in the South Hall, Hazelwick School, commencing at 7:30pm

  1. Apologies received
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2015 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. (and up to) 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2016
  8. A talk given by Edwina Livesey – Participation Officer, Worth Park, CBC
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 13th September.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only,
non-members will be able to join on the night and then attend the meeting.

PH(N)RA Committee Members

PHNRA

Join us – as part of our succession planning, we are looking for committee members

To perform our role, we: –

  • Circulate information to our members, via email and our website
  • Keep a lookout for issues that affect the local area
  • Monitor local press, national news and press releases from various local businesses
  • Review Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and local planning applications
  • Produce and review documents
  • Promote the Association at local events
  • Generate content for our website to maintain its popularity
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings and all have the opportunity to present concerns to the group
  • Have funding to spend on local area improvements
  • Analyse technical reports in order to understand the implications on the local environment

We monitor a number of local issues, including: –

  • Proposed Airport Expansion, 2nd Runway at Gatwick
  • Traffic Calming, Yellow Lines and Parking Problems
  • North East Sector (Forge Wood Estate)
  • Planning Applications and Housing Developments
  • Worth Park Gardens
  • Grattons Playing Fields
  • Three Bridges Station
  • Local Policing and Community Wardens
  • Refuse Collection, Littering and Dog Bins
  • Environmental issues including Air Quality

Join us – demonstrate support for your local community. Be informed over the future, be active in your neighbourhood and be proud that you’re involved.

We are looking for energetic, dedicated people. We can utilise a varied skill set and appreciate that everyone has something to offer.

If you are interested in supporting and improving the local community – contact us today email PH(N)RA general@phnra.co.uk

PH(N)RA – To work for and on behalf of all members regarding the good order and well‑being of the area of Pound Hill North.

Regards Kevan

Kevan McCarthy
Chairman Pound Hill (North) Residents Association

Annual General Meeting 2015

17th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Seventeenth Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 8th September 2015, in the East Hall, Hazelwick School, commencing at 7.30pm

  1. Apologies received
  2. Acting Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2013 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. (and up to) 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2015
  8. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th September.

Alan Quine

Acting Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only,
non-members will be required to join if they wish to attend.

Annual General Meeting 2014

16th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Sixteenth Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 9th September 2014, in the East Hall, Hazelwick School, commencing at 7.30pm

  1. Apologies received
  2. Acting Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2013 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2014
  8. A short talk given by Peter Jordan from Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC)
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 9th September.

Alan Quine

Acting Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only,
non-members will be required to join if they wish to attend.

Annual General Meeting 2013

15th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Fifteenth Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 10th September 2013, in the East Hall, Hazelwick School, commencing at 7.30pm

  1. Apologies received
  2. Acting Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2012 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2012
  8. A short talk given by Police Officer Mark Farrell
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th September.

Alan Quine

Acting Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only,
non-members will be required to join if they wish to attend.
Facilities to join will only be available until the start of the meeting

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – Monkey Tree Planting

New tree is throwback to Victorian glory days
12th December 2012 – Crawley News

A TREE which would have been found in Worth Park when it was created in the Victorian era has been planted in recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Pound Hill North Resident’s Association paid for the monkey puzzle tree to be planted and a plaque placed to commemorate the anniversary.

Alan Quine, chairman of the group, said: “We wanted to mark this very special occasion and were looking for a mature and distinctive tree.”

“it was suggested this was typical in Victorian parks and would have formed part of the original design.”

Mayor of Crawley Keith Blake was invited to lay the plaque underneath the tree last Wednesday (December 5).

At 1-5 years old and already more than three metres tall, the tree is expected to grow to a height somewhere between six and 25 metres.

Other trees in the park have been felled in recent weeks as part of a £3.4 million revamp so that the park will again lool like it did in its Victorian heyday.

 

Monkeying Around: Mayor Keith Blake realises that the monkey tree has some sharp needles

Monkeying Around: Mayor Keith Blake realises that the monkey tree has some sharp needles