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Monthly meeting – Wed 8 June, 7pm – @ The Old Ship

What: Monthly Meeting
When: Wed 8 June, 7pm
Where: The Old Ship, Richmond.

Join us for our monthly meetings. They’re held every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm. We alternate between an online and in person format, and are the perfect way to get involved. They’re open to new, old, and non-members!

Activity Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ikL2fdeGOM_NVlswV6XtwKy_xWY7kimFq5LC3SAKGjI/edit#gid=596389507

Agenda

1) Introductions, Welcome & Arranging Minute Taking
 
2) Borough Coordinator Update (see below)
 
3) Clean Air Day, June 16. Are we doing anything to support this? If so, what?
 
4) St Margarets & Hands Charities Fair Stall Planning and Cargo Bike raffle for 02 July.
 
5) AGM: Arrangements for this and date to take place.
 
6) Social Media review.
 
7) Climate Safe Streets update.
 
8)  Future meeting venues. Will there be an August meeting (in times past August was left barren due to anticipated holidaying abseentees)?  
 
9) Newsletter Items
 
10) AOB
 
11) Close, Date & Location of next meeting – 13 July 2022. Venue to be arranged (see Item 8).

Coordinator Update

Tim will be at the Walking and Cycling Conference on Friday (10th)

Had lunch with Alex Ehmann a couple of weeks ago. Discussion included how to organise what gets done; how council and RCC / other groups engage; what to do with the ATAG. Specifically I observed officers have managed to effectively neuter it in its current form.

Over 300 streets held street parties, and Twitter reaction has quite a lot of ‘our street is nice and useful without cars parked everywhere’.

Royal Parks are delaying the movement strategy response again: asking volunteer rangers to get views seems quite unscientific. LCC and others pressing them hard on this.

Bristol specifically spending money on decarbonising their transport: feels like our carbon plan could do this, too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-61659300

Climate strategy: this mentions transport, but really fails to look at what the council can actually do to support businesses and residents cutting their footprint when it comes to transport.

Richmond Council: new administration is looking to change how the Active Travel Advisory Group might work.

Kew Retail Park: will be another significant redevelopment. 24th and 25th June for redevelopment discussion: https://www.jtp.co.uk/projects/kewretailpark

Healthwatch Richmond is doing a survey. There’s nothing obvious that we could link to on the survey itself: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/news/june_2022/healthy_living_in_richmond

Climate Safe Streets went well: asks are shown here https://richmondcycling.org.uk/richmond-cycling-campaign-climate-safe-streets/

LCC local groups forum unfortunately on Wednesday evening at the same time as our meeting

22nd June – other local groups doing a sunset ride to the Roebuck. Paul setting something up for us, too.  https://richmondcycling.org.uk/midsummer-evening-ride-to-and-from-the-roebuck-wednesday-22nd-june/

Borough has high levels of SUV ownership: https://twitter.com/geographyjim/status/1532282901840244736

Council has launched initiative with short term cargo bike hire

Transport and Air Quality meeting: 20th June

Next council meeting: 19th July

 

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