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Agenda

Venue: Room B12, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of the Grant of Dispensation (if any).

3.

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Dartford Joint Transportation Board held on 3 December 2019. pdf icon PDF 146 KB

4.

Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items and their position on the agenda.

5.

References from other Committees (if any)

KCC

6.

Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 106 KB

This report advises Members on the progress of matters arising at previous meetings of the Board.

Additional documents:

7.

Chairman's Update

The Chairman will update the Board on

 

a)    The progress to date on the Govia Thameslink station improvement projects.

 

b)    The future of bus routes 428 and 492, following the Transport for London consultation.

 

c)    The Cabinet’s response to the reference made at the last JTB meeting relating to parking issues across the Borough.

 

Additionally the Chairman has requested further information from Kent County Council on the following points:

 

  • Could repeater signs on longer stretches of roads with a 20mph speed restriction (such as Common Lane, Wilmington) be introduced?

 

  • Could Wilmington be considered as a prospective 20mph Pilot Scheme throughout the Parish?

 

  • Is there a follow-up enforcement process following implementation of weight restrictions especially when introduced as a safety measure around schools?

 

  • Will Kent Highways Services commit to additional signage around schools where a weight restriction applies? and,

 

  • Is there scope for better use of Parish Councils, through the Clerks, as a communication link between Kent Highway Services and the community?  

8.

Fastrack pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Mr Hymers will be reporting on aspects of performance and future developments of the system.

Additional documents:

9.

Highways England

Mr Thomas Whittingham the M25 route sponsor will be in attendance to report on local improvements and take questions from Board Members.  

10.

Members Enquiry Items

Members have the opportunity to raise  the following: -

 

·         Questions in relation to capital and revenue funded works programmes

·         Suggestions for future traffic regulation orders or street management proposals

·         Questions on policies, plans and strategies related to highways, road traffic and public transport.

·         Suggestion of a future agenda item (subject to the Chairman’s approval)

 

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

11.

Joint Transportation Board : Constitutional Matters pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Members are asked to note that the new Joint Transportation Board Agreement with Kent County Council has been approved by the General Assembly of the Council on 13 January 2020.

 

In addition it was agreed that Parish representation on the Board should be increased to two Parish Council Members.

 

A copy of the Agreement, which has yet to be formally adopted by Kent County Council, is attached for information.

12.

Road Works in the Borough of Dartford pdf icon PDF 530 KB

Members will be advised of the roadworks which were currently being undertaken or expected within the Borough.

13.

KCC - Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee pdf icon PDF 315 KB

For Members information the following has been attached for Members information: -

 

§    Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee – Minutes

     

        

NB: If a Member wishes to discuss any of these items at the meeting, please advise the Member Services Section (01322) 343251 prior to the meeting.