Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, Folkestone
Contact: Kate Clark
Appointment of Chairman
The chairmanship of the JTB rotates annually between District Council
members and those from the County Council. In 2019-20 it is for the
County Council to appoint a chairman.
The Board noted that Kent County Council had appointed Mr Tony Hills as
Chairman of the Folkestone & Hythe Joint Transportation Board for 2019-20.
Appointment of Vice-Chairman
A vice chairman to be appointed from the District Council by Folkestone & Hythe District Council.
The District Council Members of the Board appointed Councillor David Godfrey as Vice-Chairman of the Folkestone & Hythe Joint Transportation Board for 2019-20.
Declarations of interest
Members of the Board should declare any discloseable pecuniary interest or any other significant interests in any item/s on this agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
To consider and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019.
The minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.
Highway Works Programme
Report JTB/19/01 provides an update and summarises schemes that have been programmed for delivery in 2019/20.
Report JTB/19/01 provided an update and summarised schemes that have been programmed for delivery in 2019/20.
Various points noted by members as follows:
· Ashentree Lane (App A) – waiting for a response from Natural England with regard to badger setts.
· Hammonds Corner (App D) – the timescales seem long.
· Radnor Park Road/Cheriton Road (App D) – more details required re island and relocation of crossing point. Pauline Harmer to respond.
· Folkestone & Hythe Cycle Route Phase 3 (App D) – Village green application rejection was due to not meeting all correct categories.
· Folkestone & Hythe Cycle Route Phase 4 (App D) – members were impressed that this phase was completed in good time and asked if there is a phase 5 using land at the Redoubt bend to join up to the sea wall. Pauline Harmer to respond.
· St Andrews Road (App I) – this work to be completed by 31 August 2019.
· Portland Road (App I) – this scheme is not member funded.
· Tanners Hill (App I) – Speeds along with section are variable and need aligning.
A further question was raised with regard to Appendix D – Transportation and Safety Schemes as to how works are prioritised. Pauline Harmer to respond.
To receive and note report JTB/19/01
Proposed parking restrictions 2019
During the year parking restrictions have been proposed to the council. Report JTB/19/02 outlines the areas where restrictions would help to improve traffic flow, safety margins and resolve parking problems.
During the year parking restrictions have been proposed to the council.
Report JTB/19/02 outlines the areas where restrictions would help to
improve traffic flow, safety margins and resolve parking problems.
Members welcomed this report and made the following comments:
· Generally peak times will mean increased traffic, especially in Dymchurch which is popular through the Summer months.
· Cllr Ms Carey referred to DPPB outside Elham Methodist Church and was concerned that the space will not be fully utilised, however it was noted that the space will be available at all times for Blue Badge holders. Cllr Ms Carey will circulate this information in the village newsletter.
· Although further enforcement rules can be made, enforcement of rules is paramount, however officer numbers remain the same which ultimately means they cover a larger area.
· Members agreed that enforcement of all parking restrictions should be carried out which will discourage complacency from drivers.
To receive and note report JTB/19/02.
Before closing the meeting, Cllr Hills referred to a meeting between Stagecoach and KCC which has resulted in looking into redesigning the Jolly Fisherman junction in Greatstone to allow buses to turn more easily. There is also a proposal for a community bus service for the Marsh and the next stage is to look at management of this proposed service.
Cllr Hobbs was keen to know if a new JTB agreement was forthcoming between KCC and the District Council allowing him voting rights on the Board as a Parish Councillor. Pauline Harmer advised this is under review.