Notes of hfcyclists Meeting
Tuesday 8 February 2005 , 7.30pm in the Info Centre
PRESENT: John Griffiths, Bill Ogden, Louanne Tranchel, Chris Tranchel, Jonathan Gurney, Alan Rowden,
APOLOGIES: Paul Alexander, John Smits, Mo Morgan, John Gilbert, Roger de Freitas
It was agreed that Roger de Freitas shall be a signatory for the hfcyclists account. So we now have three signatories who are prepared to deal with the forms. This means that we can soon actually start operating the bank account again.
So the agreed signatories are
We also approved the bank mandate.
LETS GET SOME RIDES GOING OVER THE COMING WEEKS
Jonathan is planning to lead a ride on Sunday 20 March. Probably leaving from Hammersmith Town Hall at 10am and going west and along canals and parks.
Jonathan also suggested other possibilities for rides. These included train assisted rides. Possible train parts include Mortlake to Windsor, Ealing to Taplow, etc.
Bill suggested going on the Grand Union canal eastwards, but is bike free at the moment.
It is good to such enthusiasm for rides. If anyone is keen to lead one in the next few weeks please contact me.
John has entered the following rides as part of the Hammersmith and Fulham Festival.
Sunday 3 April,
Sunday 10 April
Sunday 17 April
John Smits and John Griffiths met with Chris Bainbridge and Johanna Gibbons on the previous day. see recent email.
We were all pleased that these liaison meetings have been re-established.
Concerning any alterations to the cycle track in King Street, Jonathan considered a discreet flush one more likely to have pedestrians in it, and a contra-flow on the roadway likely to be blocked by parked vehicles.
Concerning the planning for Car Free Day, we thought it important that the views of traders in King street should be gathered rapidly, if there are plans to use King street. Last year a critical path of planning was very late and held up by the process of seeking views of local people.
Alan lives in the area and pointed out how difficult it was to cross the road apart from crossing places. A 20 mph zone would be welcome, or car free at some times.
At the Broadway the planned cycle route may be delayed by street-scene concerns. It may not be going to a planning meeting on Valentines Day as expected.
Alan was pleased to see the photo of a group of about 8 of us in the Fulham chronicle. We were testing how cycles and pedestrians would mix in the area at the end of King Street.
We now have most [£2,250] of a grant from Groundwork-WL for £2.5k. We will have an initial planning meeting this week. Any one wishing to be involved please contact John Griffiths. The event is planned to be in Parsons Green on Sunday 19 June.
It is possible that we may get some further funding from the Council.
Bill was impressed by the new shop near Fulham Broadway. Ben Hart, the marketing manager for Evans cycles, contacted John yesterday to see how we might co-operate with each other. Ben pointed out that the shop gives the normal LCC discount to members.
http://www.evanscycles.com/news.jsp and click on the item about the new shop for details.
13-15 Jerden Place
/ Off Fulham Broadway / SW6 1BE
ANOTHER WHEEL NICKED
Roger's wife Vicky lost a rear wheel in broad daylight. It was taken from a cycle stand outside White City station. Possibly covered by CCTV. It cost over £100 to replace. When a mobile phone is nicked police put out witness requests etc. When will they realise how wide spread this problem is, and do something more about it. Louanne brought up cycle insurance, and whether it was covered in LCC membership. We thought only Third party insurance given free with membership. Household contents may give cover.
SORTING OUT LONDON'S PROBLEMS
There was general discussion on how to sort out London's transport problems, and whether it was possible. There is a scrutiny panel meeting tonight [Wednesday 9 Feb 7pm-9pm at town hall] on the Tube. Louanne very pleased with improvements to buses. Bill thought tube fares should be cheaper, rather than a high congestion charge.
DATES FOR NEXT MEETINGS
Tuesday 8 March / Tuesday 5 April / 7.30pm PUT IN DIARY NOW PLEASE
Note changing to first Tuesday of month for April and henceforth.
John Griffiths [chair