Notes of hfcyclists meeting, Tuesday 5 July 2011, 7.15 for 7.30pm
Held at the home of Loretta
PRESENT: Loretta Reehill, Gerry Berridge, Ayse Kardes, John Griffiths, Sima John, David Marsh, Paul Saunderson.
APOLOGIES: Sharon Norris, Petrina Helm, Susie Gretz.
WELCOME TO NEW PEOPLE
Wednesday 22 June. The LBHF cyclists' breakfast was an opportunity to meet many people and we are very grateful to them for laying it on. There was also a smoothie machine and a Dr Bike.
Wednesday 22 June. Marta led five of us on the sunset ride through Richmond Park to the Roebuck on Richmond Hill, where we met up with about 60 others from West London groups. It was good to see many old friends again. There was a deer or two to be seen in Richmond park on the way.
Following on from a discussion of the effectiveness of Dr Bike, Paul said he had been on a 4hour Cycle Maintenance Course and Loretta has been on 2hr course. Their comments were that the course leader talked too much so that they did not get on and cover the material. Loretta considered her course not very hands on, compared to one she had attended through work at Westminster.
RESULTS OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION request for speeding offences in 20mph zones in LBHF.
This is shown at the end of these notes. The remarkable thing is that the Metropolitan Police, in their records, have no category for people speeding in 20mph zones. Another curious thing is the low numbers for 2009 - 2010.
John will contact some people to try and find out what is going on. By posting on the LCC-issues list and contacting Jenny Jones. What is the point of pressing for 20mph zones if there is no policing of them at all.
London September 4
Hillingdon 31 July
Also there appear to be a lot of small free local Skyrides you can sign up for. Search for rides within 10 miles of London at http://www.goskyride.com/
The LCC is organising some led rides to the big rides. LCC members who want to be involved in organising a ride are invited to join the Google group where it is being organised. www.groups.google.com/group/lcc-skyrides-2011
SUMMER RIDES AND EVENTS
Do not forget our Summer Garden Party at Roger de Freitas' place, 14 July. From 7pm at 31 Hartswood Road, W12 9NE.020 8749 3527. Note Roger will be away until the day before the party.
The date of the Shepherds Bush Festival that Gerry's daughter Philippa has been organising has been shifted from 6 August to Saturday 13 August 1 -7pm to avoid clashes with other events. It is youth and music oriented. The website at www.bushfestival.org , though little on it so far about 2011.
Sharon Norris is thinking of
participating in a 51 mile sponsored ride Glasgow to Edinburgh on 11 September
DATE OF OUR AGM / SOCIAL,
At the AGM we will be looking
for people who will help run the group. Marta has resigned as Treasurer
and Gerry will be resigning as Secretary as she is going abroad, and was
mainly involved with the Greenfest. Also John wants to be less involved
than he is now. Loretta is prepared to put herself forward as Treasurer.
Anyone who is interested in being involved should contact John to discuss
We authorised a cheque for up to £100 for Roger de Freitas expenses against receipts for refreshments at our Summer Garden Party, and to John for up to £70 for refreshments at our AGM / Social in September.
John mentioned a pothole, a sunken manhole, outside the Co-op near West Kensington Station, which he had reported a month ago, with nothing happening about it. A pothole by the zebra crossing close to West Kensington station has some white lines marked around it. That one is serious for pedestrians as well who may cross just to the side of the crossing. Others commented on the increase in potholes across London.
Co-ordinator John Griffiths
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011050003076
How many ticket were issued for speeding offences on the road of LB Hammersmith and Fulham in each of the last 5 years, broken down into 20mph limit areas, 30mph limit areas and other areas.
How many resulted in successful collection of the fine or prosecution.
EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted at The Traffic Criminal Justice Operational Command Unit
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.
The total number of speeding
offences from April 2006 to March 2011 in the London Borough of Hammersmith
and Fulham resulting in a either a conditional offer of a fixed penalty
(as a result of a camera detected offence) or a fixed penalty notice issued
by a police officer are as follows:
30 mph - Total 661 - 407 paid
and 130 cases referred to court
30 mph - Total 1258 - 478 paid
and 261 cases referred to court
30 mph - Total 967 - 660 paid
and 193 referred to court
April 2009 - 2010
30 mph - Total 23 - 14 paid
and 6 referred to court
April 2010 - 2011
30 mph - Total 791 - 235 paid
and 66 referred to court
Please note that cases not paid or referred to court may either have been cancelled or resulted in an attendance at a Speed Awareness Course.
Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact Denize Rogers on telephone number 0207 230 0868 quoting the reference number above.
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