Bollards Outside Kervan Sofrasi- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

Opposite the Kervan at Southgate N14 on Chase Side, there are currently a number of bollards opposite the restaurant which are rusty and beginning to become lob-sided. The issue here mostly is that they are unkept, rusty, and could prove an issue for public health particularly as they are situated next to Osidge School.

Can we look to get them replaced?

Kind Regards, 

Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the deteriorating bollards opposite the Kervan restaurant in Chase Side Southgate. I have inspected the bollards and although not dangerous you are correct in saying that they are in a bad state of appearance.

I will therefore look into how we can improve this or if necessary replace with new, I hope this answers your enquiry.

Kind regards

southgatetube

Potholes on Winchmore Hill Road- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

There are numerous potholes outside 120 Winchmore Hill Road, and there is even a Thames Water manhole cover that needs replacing as it has dipped and subsided.

Can we please look to get this fixed?

Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding a pothole outside 120 Winchmore hill road. I have issued the defect to the contractors for action. I hope this helps with your enquiry.

Thank you for your enquiry regarding loss of material around a carriageway manhole cover. I have requested a one hour make safe and informed Thames water that a permanent repair is required (REF:90423/863405).

I hope this helps with your enquiry.

Kind Regards.

southgatetube

Potholes on High Street- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department, 

I have seen many potholes along Southgate High Street, N14. Can we please look to get them filled?

Best
Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

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Thank you for your email regarding potholes on High Street Southgate N14. I have made these safe and raised permanent repairs,  which are now in the hands of our contractor.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information regarding these repairs.

Regards

southgatetube

Winchmore Hill Road Sign- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

The sign of the Winchmore Hill Road opposite the Gladside junction is missing, can we get a replacement please?

Kind Regards, 

Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Response:

Good morning Councillor Stephanos Ioannou,

Thank you for your email dated 16th April 2019.

We have recently placed an order with our contractors for a bulk of street name plates and this is currently being procured and installed.

We have added this to the next order to be placed, however this will not be for the next 2 months as this street name plate is not considered an urgent priority.

Once the order is placed, we estimate that it can take between 5-7 weeks to be installed.

Kind regards,

southgatetube

 

Cyclist Parking at Southgate Circus- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

You would remember that the cast-iron gates on Southgate Circus had to be replaced, because cyclists were locking into them, and this meant that thefts had to involve destroying part of the gate, to remove and thieve a bike.

I am surprised therefore that in order to deter increasing costs, and the nuisance in the future of having to order another cast iron gate because of bikes, that we do not have a sign on the gates at Southgate Circus, outside the tube, stating clearly that cyclists are not allowed to lock their bikes on the cast iron gates here. Can we look to get a sign installed?

There is still a missing gate at Southgate ASDA roundabout.

Best,
Stephanos

Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thank you for submitting the enquiry found below my signature.

Cycles locked to railings and similar can be viewed as evidence that local, formal cycle parking is insufficient or else not sited exactly where cyclists find it most convenient to use. We will review parking provision in the area with this in mind in the financial year just commencing.

Regards

southgatetube

 

Recycling Situation at Southgate Station- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

There are three bins outside Southgate Tube Station which have been taped up and therefore essentially out of order for almost three months now. Can we please get an idea of if the Council are looking to either:

1- Remove the Bins entirely
2- Fix the bins and make them fully operational

Clarity if possible.

Kind Regards,
Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the recycling bins placed at Southgate Tube Station. We are in the process of removing the recycling units from outside train stations, the team advised that the ones sited at Southgate Tube Station are bolted to the ground. We have arranged for a team to assist with the removal and the units should be removed next week.

We had received a request to remove all the recycling units from outside stations for safety reasons, the units are in poor state and we are unable to repair them . At the moment we have no replacements but are looking for different more robust bin types which we hope to re-introduce in the coming months with the agreement of TFL.

Best Regards

southgatetube

ASDA Roundabout Cleanliness- MEQ

Original Email:
Dear Department,
Can we please look to get the roundabout cleaned on the ASDA, Chase Side, Southgate N14?
I myself have been to the roundabout and confirm that the area is in need of a decent clean. There are indeed weeds growing from the centre of the roundabout, and going past it isn’t a very nice sight.
Can we maybe look to get confirmation that if a community group were to maintain the area, this would be okay from the Council’s part?
Kind Regards,
Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou
Response:

Dear Cllr. Ioannou

Thank you for your enquiry regarding a tidy up of the Chase Side N14 Asda Roundabout, I can inform you that an instruction has been raised with our Ground Maintenance Contractor to carry out a maintenance visit which will be completed within the next 7 days.  

 I would like to inform you that, due to the nature of this road it’s recommend that we do not offer this site as a project to the residents and businesses. The roundabout itself is in a high traffic area, that will have a Health and Safety issues for the residents to work on. At present the council’s grounds maintenance contractor maintains the area with the correct Traffic management, training and supervision.

We are not opposed to re-landscaping the roundabout, however can I suggest that the landscaping is carried-out by our Ground Maintenance Contractor, we can work with the local residents and business in choosing the shrubs and plants for the roundabout.

I hope this answers your enquiry.

southgatetube

Deal or No Deal Antiques- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

It has been three days consecutively that I have been driving on my way to work and seeing that the commercial shop is using the public footpath as a display for his business. I even managed to glimpse a lady with a buggy, who was struggling to get past and resorted to walking in the road.

I am aware that the owner is going on a training course… and I am aware they have been fined.. however this business hasn’t learnt a thing from the prior mistakes and residents are blaming me for the failure to manage this situation. When can we get a grip on this so we can have sensible shopkeepers??

Kind Regards, 

Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Response:

Dear Councillor Ioannou,

The reason for this email is following on from your email about the above premises still having goods out on the public highway.

XXXXXX spoke to the Occupier last week and he has confirmed that he will be attending a PACE interview which has been scheduled for Wednesday 3 April at the Civic Centre. Please also be advised that every time an officer visits the location and finds goods being left on the public highway constitutes to  a further offence.

As I am now the ward officer for Southgate, I will update you once I have any further information.

Kind  regards

southgatetube

Eversley Park Road- MEQ

Original Email:
Dear Department,
These boards have been there for over two months now and the residents are asking why the council, have not looked to replace the cover for the electrics hatch here. 
It is dangerous for vehicles turning in and out of the road at Willow Walk, and has been too long left unchecked.
Can we have a look at this please?
Kind Regards,
Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou
Response:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding a temporary cover down Eversley park road.

I can confirm that this is virgin medias apparatus, and also can confirm that they are aware of this defect. I will again contact them requesting a full repair.

I hope this helps with your enquiry.

Kind regards.

southgatetube

Wynchgate Abandoned Vehicle- MEQ

Original Email:

Dear Department,

There is an abandoned car on Wynchgate that has not been removed. I am aware that the relevant officer has already been to look and said it was okay, however it has further deteriorated and look more like a health hazard.

Anyone walking past or driving is at risk here.. Please can an officer go again and investigate.

Kind Regards, 


Cllr. Stephanos Ioannou

Response Email:

Dear Councillor Ioannou,

Following on from your email regarding the damaged vehicle on Wynchgate. Please be advised I visited the location this morning and can confirm that the vehicle has been removed.

Kind regards

southgatetube