This was our first attempt at a virtual meeting which, despite glitches, was judged a success by the 15 who participated.
We discussed the operation of the group during the current Covid 19 crisis and the various ways in which we could help.
We decided (a) to hold a virtual, short form Annual Meeting next month; (b) to subscribe to Zoom; and (c) to investigate further with LCC the approach by Newham Council to relaxation of parking enforcement, in the light of the opportunity to exploit the benefits of active travel. For example, there was an opportunity for some temporary cycle lanes on some of the very worst roads within the QEOP.
We agreed the broad lines of next year’s budget, which should enable us to keep about £500 in reserve to meet LCC’s suggestion to local groups to avoid spending their reserves at present. We decided not to press for the usual payment from LCC based on membership given the circumstances.
There was a general infrastucture update and focussing on the light phasing at Stratford Town Centre.