Agenda and minutes

Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel - Tuesday 19 October 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Online. View directions

Contact: Andrew Seaman, Senior Democratic & Electoral Services Officer  E-mail:

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Minute Silence


The Panel observed a minute silence for the late Councillor Vina Mithani, a reserve member of TARSAP.


Members paid tribute to the late Councillor Vina Mithani.


Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.


Reserve Members may attend meetings:-


(i)            to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)          where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)         the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)         if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.


RESOLVED:  To note that there were no Reserve Members in attendance.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)          all Members of the Panel;

(b)          all other Members present.


RESOLVED:  To note that the declaration of interests, which had been published on the Council website, be taken as read and that in the course of the meeting.


(1)            the Declarations of Interests published in advance of the meeting on the Council’s website were taken as read;


(2)            Members and Advisers who had declared interests remained in the virtual meeting whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 189 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2021, be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Executive Procedure Rule 49 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


Questions will be asked in the order in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.


[The deadline for receipt of public questions if 3.00 pm, 14 October 2021.  Questions should be sent to

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions had been received.



To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Executive Procedure Rule 47 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


A local resident submitted a petition which related to School Streets Scheme around Marlborough Primary School.  The resident read out the terms of reference of the petition as follows:


“We the residents of Marlborough Ward, the undersigned, are opposed to School Streets Scheme and double yellow lines in adjacent roads near Marlborough Primary School.  We call on Harrow Council to:


1.              To get rid of the School Streets Scheme and double yellow lines from the relevant roads.

2.              To fully consult with local residents on any future proposals regarding these two aspects.”


The Chair responded accordingly and allowed the resident an opportunity to speak on the terms of the petition, details of which are set out in the recording published on the website.


RESOLVED:  That the petition be received and referred to the Corporate Director of Community for consideration.



To receive deputations (if any) under the provisions of Executive Procedure Rule 48 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


RESOLVED:  To note that no deputations had been received.

Recommended Items


Appointment of Adviser

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance.

Additional documents:


The Chair introduced the report in brief and noted the nominee to be appointed as an advisor to Panel.


It was raised by a Panel Member that a motorist advisor would be welcomed to the Panel and requested for there to be an update on this matter.


Resolved to RECOMMEND:  (to the Portfolio Holder)


That the following nominee be appointed as an Adviser to the Panel for the 2021/22 Municipal Year:  Mr Adam Gabsi (Harrow Association of Disabled People).

Resolved Items


Information Report - Petitions pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report of the Corporate Director of Community.


The Panel received a report which sets out details of the petitions that have been received since the last TARSAP meeting and provided details of the Council’s investigations and findings where these had been undertaken.


An officer reported that there had been three petitions since the last meeting which included:


·                 Whitefriars Avenue, which requested a review of the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) scheme in zone C1, Wealdstone.   A petition was submitted at the informal consultation stage, which resulted in the scheme being amended to include shared use (resident and pay and display) parking bays in the roads near places of worship to provide more on street parking.


·                 Dennis Lane, which opposed an experimental traffic scheme.  Results of this scheme had been shared with local Members and was terminated.


·                 Spencer Road, which requested to be included in the Wealdstone controlled parking zone, either Zone C1 or Zone J.  This petition would need to be assessed, ranked and presented back to the Panel’s next meeting. 


The Chair thanked the officer for their presentation and opened the floor to questions from the Advisory Panel.


RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.


Information Report - Traffic and Parking Schemes 21/22 Programme Update pdf icon PDF 541 KB

Report of the Corporate Director of Community.

Additional documents:


The Panel received a report which provided members with an update on the on progress with the 2021/22 Traffic and Transportation programmes of works.


An officer gave a presentation in brief with the following being highlighted:


·       The Parking Management programme had been progressing in accordance with the schedule, six of the schemes were at the statutory consultation stage and five schemes were at the public consultation stage.


·       Funding for the Transportation programme had experienced some difficulties. An initial funding settlement was received in April/May of 2021, this had allowed for the development of projects. Transport for London (TFL) had received a settlement that was lower than expected which had a knock-on effect on London Boroughs, including the London Borough of Harrow (LBH). The implementation of LBH programmes had been paused because of this.


·       Ideas from the Harrow Cyclist Group had been suggested that related to improvement of active travel in Harrow. There was an active project to review the North Harrow signals and comments from the Harrow Cyclist Group had been considered as well as the feedback from the recent public consultation on the High Street Fund proposals. Revised plans reflected the traffic and cyclist problems in this area, heightened by the recent tragedy where a cyclist had sadly lost their life at the North Harrow Signals.


·       TfL required an active travel programme to be proposed for 2021/22 for consideration. This differed to the programme included in the report. The proposed active travel programme was presented and the schemes were explained to the Panel. It was noted that a proposal for a bus priority scheme for the A410 Uxbridge Road was included but was not a part of the LIP programme in Table 3, Appendix B but had been highlighted by TfL to be considered and would be a feasibility study.


The Chair thanked the officer for their presentation and opened the floor to questions from the Advisory Panel to which officers answered as followed:


·       A Panel Member asked who had been consulted, regarding the North Harrow signals and what plans had been suggested. To which the Officer explained that there were two initiatives, one of which was a longstanding initiative which was the widening of Pinner Road that aimed to increase capacity and improve journeys for buses, however this was on hold due to lack of funding from the TFL. The second potential improvements to the junction for pedestrians connected to the High Street Fund where there was an extensive public consultation on proposals.


This was followed up by concern over the loss of cycle lanes with the widening of pavements, however, the Officer noted that the cycle lane would not be lost.


An Officer added that a petition was previously presented to the panel in February 2020 who asked for a control crossing point across the North Harrow Signals. This was to be reviewed by a transport consultant, however due to the Pandemic delays had resulted in developing the improvement of this junction.


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