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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2006, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

Vice-Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;

 

Parish Councillors: W. Feldon and Mrs S. Rouse;

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East        Councillor K. Faulks;

                                               

Ingleby Barwick West       Councillor K. Dixon;

           

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

 

2 Members of the public were present at the meeting.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Parish Councillors R. Patterson, D. Scott and Ward Councillors D. Harrington, A. Larkin (Ingleby Barwick East), L. Narroway, R. Patterson (Ingleby Barwick West).

 

168. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Dental Practices, Ingleby Barwick

Concerns were raised that residents are unable to register with dentists in Ingleby Barwick as there are no spaces available within the two existing dental practices.  This, coupled with the fact that there are still in the region of 2,000 houses to be built and occupied causes great concern.  It was noted that this situation is not unique to Ingleby Barwick.  Also, in other areas a lot of dental practices are now starting to go ‘private’.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to the Primary Care Trust to ascertain the facts on what the current situation is in respect of dental care and how residents will be catered for, now and in the future.

 

 

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169. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as his spouse is Treasurer on the Community Hall Management Committee:

 

Item No. 14 (c)                     - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman stated that he has been granted a dispensation to speak and vote on the above item.

 

Councillor W. Feldon declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he represents the Parish Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 14 (c)                     - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

Councillor W. Feldon stated that he has been granted a dispensation to speak and vote on the above item.

 

Councillor Mrs I. Machin declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as she represents the Parish Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 14 (c)                     - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

Councillor Mrs I. Machin stated that she has been granted a dispensation to speak and vote on the above item.

 

Councillor Mrs S. Rouse declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as she is a school governor at Ingleby Mill Primary School:

 

Item No. 5 (f)             -  Ingleby Mill Primary School Development,

   Barwick Lane/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick – Security to

   The Rear of Adjacent Properties.

 

Councillor Mrs S. Rouse declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as she represents Ingleby Barwick Over 50’s Group on the Community Hall’s Management Committee and is Secretary:

 

Item No.  14 (c)                    -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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Councillor Mrs S. Rouse stated that she has been granted a dispensation to speak and vote on the above item.

 

No further interests were declared.

 

170. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON 18TH JANUARY 2006 AND MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON 25TH JANUARY 2006.  AFTER CONSIDERATION, TO APPROVE THE SIGNATURE OF THE MINUTES BY THE PERSON PRESIDING AS A CORRECT RECORD.

The Minutes of the Meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council held on 18th January 2006 and Minutes of the Special Meeting held on 25th January 2006, had been circulated to Members for their observation.

 

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th January 2006, Minute No. 152 Page 8 be amended, as agreed by Members at the meeting.   

 

The Minutes of the Meetings were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

171. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MEETINGS ON 18TH AND 25TH JANUARY 2006.

 

(a) Item 23 (c) 2000/2001 - Greenside and Beckfields Shopping Centres, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk reported that she had sent a follow-up letter to the owner of the Teal Arms requesting that the problems with the lighting and bushes at the Greenside car park area be rectified as soon as possible.

 

The owner has informed the Clerk that the lighting and shrubs are not the responsibility of Full Circle Pubs Ltd., and advised the Parish Council to contact Mr Jagpal.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk progress the matter to ascertain whose responsibility it actually is to maintain the lighting and shrub area.

 

It was noted that the shrub area at the rear of the Beckfields Medical Centre still requires maintenance work and clearing of the litter which has gathered.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk progress this matter with the owners, requesting that the work be carried out as soon as possible.

 

 

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The provision of additional litter bins by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) in the vicinity of the shopping areas was welcomed.

 

(b) Item 93 2005/2006 Eastern Area Transport Strategy – Priorities.

No further information to date.

 

(c) Item 113 2005/2006 Secondary School Provision in Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk noted receipt of the response from S.B.C. with regard to the concerns raised in respect of the school transport service for children from Ingleby Barwick.

 

S.B.C. thanks the Parish Council for highlighting the concerns about school transport from Ingleby Barwick, and the particular complaint about the incident in November 2005.

It is noted that S.B.C. share the concerns expressed and have recently met with local Councillors to discuss these issues.  The particular incident is being followed up directly with the bus contractor.  The broader issues of school transport are being explored with the aim of improving the quality of the services provided.  Local Councillors will be kept closely involved.

 

It was noted that discussions are ongoing between officers at S.B.C. and Compass Royston.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to S.B.C. registering the Parish Council’s concerns about the whole issue of travelling children out of Ingleby Barwick to secondary schools in the surrounding area, as the situation is totally unacceptable.  Ingleby Barwick, which is the largest private housing development in Europe, should be able to accommodate all of the children wishing to attend, within its own secondary school.  The Clerk to request a response in respect of the following concerns and the timescale for implementation where appropriate:

 

-                      What measures are going to be implemented to improve the quality of the bus service being provided?

-                      What are the specific contractual guidelines the bus company has to follow in respect of both the running of the service and the safety aspect?

-           Lack of footpath provision on Leven Bank;

            -           Increasing secondary school provision in Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council feels that the best way forward in resolving the situation totally, is to either increase the size of the existing secondary school at All Saints or provide another school in Ingleby Barwick.

 

A general discussion took place on how Ingleby Barwick could accommodate additional secondary school provision.  This matter to be progressed.

 

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(d) Item 133 2005/2006 Land in the Vicinity of Bettys Close Farm, Ingleby Barwick – Suggestion that Stockton-on-Tees Borough Compulsory Purchase the Site.

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. responding to the Parish Council’s request that they look to purchase the site and if needs be compulsory purchase the land or look for funding to do so, in order that the country park will begin to come into fruition.

 

S.B.C. have confirmed that they are currently working with the CPRE and other regional agencies including the Tees Forest to develop the concept of a Tees Valley Heritage Park, which would include the river corridor between Yarm and Stockton.

 

S.B.C. does not have the necessary funding to undertake any land acquisitions to facilitate the proposal, whether through agreement or through compulsory purchase powers at this stage. It is also worth noting that compulsory purchase powers are not normally used for this purpose.

 

They can confirm however, that a developer has approached the Council to offer an area of land near Betty's Close Farm to provide a potentially important recreational and educational facility in an area where accessible green space is at a premium. This arrangement would be dependant on additional housing development in the existing residential area, and this is something that the Council will need to examine as part of any planning application.

 

The Council’s Parks and Countryside Manager is to contact the Parish Council regarding the land at Betty’s Close Farm and its integration within the Heritage Park concept and the issues surrounding its deliverability in more detail. 

 

S.B.C.’s Design and Landscape Officer would be willing to attend a meeting with the Parish Council along with the Parks and Countryside Manager, should the Parish Council wish.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contact S.B.C. to arrange a date for officers to attend a future meeting of the Parish Council.

 

(e) Item 142(t) 2005/2006 Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick – Water Seeping Across the Carriageway.

The Clerk reported that the matter is being dealt with by S.B.C.’s Highways Inspector who is currently in the process of contacting the landowner with the view to appropriate action being taken.  No further information has been received to date.

 

It was noted that Ward Councillor L.. Narroway (Ingleby Barwick West) is also progressing the matter.

 

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(f) Item 149 2005/2006 Ingleby Mill Primary School Development, Barwick Way/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick – Security to the Rear of Adjacent Properties.

The Clerk reported that she has sent a letter of support to S.B.C., which has been acknowledged.

The Clerk noted that the residents of the properties concerned have expressed their thanks to the Parish Council for its support.

 

(g) Item 150 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy.

The Clerk noted receipt of correspondence informing that the Golf Academy are erecting a 2 metre extra safety net at the side of each driving bay, which should stop any stray balls going towards the road.  Also the end four bays are for use only with irons.  

 

It was noted that the above measures have now been implemented.

 

In respect of the concerns raised regarding the four lights on the golf driving range, which are very bright and present a hazard to traffic going south along Queen Elizabeth Way, the situation is being monitored.

 

(h) Item 151 2005/2006 Tesco, Ingleby Barwick – Street Lighting Columns not Working at the Roundabout Adjacent to the Petrol Filling Station.

The Clerk noted that she has sent a letter to Tesco reporting the complaints with regard to the problems with the lighting which have now been ongoing for sometime.  The lights are regularly not working and even when they are, they do not provide sufficient lighting to the area. 

 

(i) Item 152 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Proposed Extension.

No further information to date.

 

(j) Item 153 2005/2006 Post Office Services, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk noted that she has sent a letter to the Post Office referring to the Parish Council’s previous correspondence in respect of the possibility of increasing the size of the current Post Office Services in Ingleby Barwick.

At that time, the Post Office had advised that T & S Stores had been taken over by Tesco and therefore any changes to the office would need to be discussed with the new agent.

As it has now been quite some time since this matter was raised a formal response has been requested from the Post Office.

 

 

 

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(k) Item 155 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Parish Council – Office Accommodation.

No further information to date.

 

(l) Item 164 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Community Warden Service – ‘Walkabout’.

It was noted that the ‘Walkabout’ with the Community Wardens had taken place on Wednesday 8th February 2006 and was attended by Councillors W. Feldon, Mrs I. Machin, Mrs S. Rouse and the Clerk.

After meeting outside Tesco, Members walked the area in the nearby vicinity including the toddlers play area to the rear of the Tesco store.

 

It was noted that Parish Council Members were very impressed with the Community Wardens and found the walkabout very informative.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange for the next walkabout to take place on Wednesday 8th March 2006, meeting outside the One Stop shop at Greenside.

 

(m) Item166 2005/2006 Environmental Improvement Planting Schemes at Grassington Green and Preseli Grove, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk reported that she has confirmed with S.B.C. that the Parish Council has agreed a financial contribution of £2,000 towards the works.

 

It was noted that the consultation with residents living in the vicinity of both schemes has now been completed and works are to commence in the near future.

 

172. NOTIFICATION OF CURRENT YOUTH PROVISION IN INGLEBY BARWICK. 

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. informing the Parish Council of the current youth provision in Ingleby Barwick.  They now have an extra night’s Youth Club and Football and they will also be doing some Outreach work from 23rd January 2006.

 

            MONDAY       Outreach work 7-8pm       Football @ All Saints 8.15-9.15pm

            TUESDAY     Youth Club 6-7pm              Football @ All Saints 6-7pm

                                    Youth Bus 6.45-8.30pm    Outreach work 7-8pm

            FRIDAY         Youth Club 6-9pm              Football @ All Saints 6-7pm

 

The Youth Club is held at The Community Hall, Haresfield Way. 

The Youth Bus parks near the Hall on Haresfield Way.

 

The need for a dedicated ‘Youth Club’ was raised for discussion.  This matter to be progressed with S.B.C.

 

 

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173. STOCKTON’S MOBILE SKATE PARK EVENTS – NOTIFICATION THAT THE MOBILE SKATE PARK IS TO BE AT WHINSTONE PRIMARY SCHOOL ON TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2006.

The Clerk noted receipt of notification that the Mobile Skate Park is to be at Whinstone Primary School on Tuesday 21st February 2006, 10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Entry is free for boarders and BMX riders of all abilities.  Pads and helmets will be provided.

 

174. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL – TRAINING IN STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND PROBITY.

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. noting that following a report to the Council’s Standards Committee, the Director of Law and Democracy had been asked to write to all Town/Parish Clerks, in order to ascertain if any of the Clerks and/or Town/Parish Councillors have any identified conduct and probity training and development needs with which S.B.C. could assist.  Views are requested.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk respond to S.B.C. informing that no specific training and development needs have been identified at this point in time; however the Parish Council would be grateful if they could be kept informed of any training and development events which may be arranged. 

 

175. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL INSTALLATION, 5TH APRIL 2006 – INVITATION FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL TO ATTEND.

The Clerk noted receipt of an invitation for the Chairman of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council to attend the Annual Meeting of the Council and Mayoral Installation on 5th April 2006 at the Forum, Billingham commencing at 10.30 a.m.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk reply to S.B.C. on behalf of the Chairman, accepting the invitation.

 

176. PROPOSED ‘ROUND HILL’ VILLAGE SIGNS, INGLEBY BARWICK.

The Clerk noted receipt of the proposed designs for the ‘Round Hill’ village boundary signs, for the Parish Council’s consideration.  There are to be six signs; 2 no. at Round Hill Avenue, 2 no. at Blair Avenue south and 2 no. at Blair Avenue north.  Deeper signs may be provided near Myton Park as it is likely to be back to back with school zone signs eventually.                                        

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk reply to S.B.C. informing that the Parish Council is in approval of the design of the signs.  However, they would note from previous experience of erecting 'village signs' that due consideration needs to be given to the actual position of the signs to avoid any visual intrusion to residential properties in the vicinity.  The Parish Council would therefore be grateful if this could be taken into account when positioning the signs.  

 

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It was suggested that a map of Ingleby Barwick sited centrally as well as at the main entrances into the development would be very useful.  This matter to be progressed.

 

177. THORNABY AND INGLEBY BARWICK FOOTBALL CLUB (T.I.B.S.) – REPRESENTATIVE REQUESTED FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FOOTBALL CLUB’S COMMITTEE.

The Clerk informed that she had been contacted by TIBS and asked to raise this matter at the meeting.  TIBS would like to invite a representative from the Parish Council to be a member of the Club’s Committee.  The meetings are to be held locally on a quarterly basis.

 

RESOLVED that the matter be considered by Members of the Parish Council and discussed at the next meeting. 

 

178. PILL BOX NEAR BASSLETON WOOD – CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN TO THE SUGGESTION THAT IT EITHER BE DISMANTLED OR SEALED UP.

It was noted that concerns had been raised by a local resident living in the vicinity of the area where the pill box is sited.  The pill box had been at the centre of a recent incident which has raised the suggestion that the pill box either be dismantled or sealed up.  It was noted that the local Police have contacted Thornaby Town Council in respect of the matter.

 

RESOLVED that the matter be progressed.

 

179. COUNTY DURHAM AND CLEVELAND COUNTY TRAINING PARTNERSHIP – TRAINING EVENTS.

The Clerk noted receipt of the following training events:

 

-                      FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Tuesday 14th February 2006 commencing 2.00 p.m.

County Hall Durham.

 

            -           DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1995 – PART THREE

                        Implications for Parish and Town Councils

                        HALF-DAY EVENT to be held at COUNTY HALL, DURHAM on

SATURDAY 8TH APRIL 2006 from 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

 

180. FINANCE:

(a) Parish Council Current Balance Sheet.

The Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer circulated copies of the Parish Council's current financial statement, showing a balance of £ 48,780.98, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.

 

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(b) Accounts for Payment.

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration February 2006;

            Paula M. Hall - Tax and N.I. Contribution February 2006;

 

Paula M. Hall – Reimbursement of Expenses/Administration Costs:

 

            Internet Charges (February 2006)                                                   £        14.99

                       

St. Francis Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtgs

January 2006                                                                                                 £        52.00

 

BT Telephone Bill dated 18th January 2006                                               £      234.10

 

Cleveland Land Services – Inspection Visits to

Christmas Tree                                                                                             £      188.00

 

 

(c) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

The Tresurers report dated 20th January 2006 had been circulated to Parish Council Members with the Agenda for the meeting.

 

(d) Section 137 Payments to Voluntary Organisations

 

Ingleby Barwick Youth Group

The Clerk noted receipt of correspondence from Ingleby Barwick Youth Group in response to the Parish Council’s request for information  It is noted that the Group has a storage cupboard that they hire at the Community Hall where they store their equipment.  They had shelves fitted last year to keep it tidy at a cost of £100.  A lot of their equipment needs replacing as it is old and worn out.  They also need new equipment, e.g. pool cues, table tennis bats and balls, footballs, bibs for football, games, arts and crafts paper pens etc.  It is noted that the young people have asked for internet for the laptop and they could hire a GPRS wireless device for £25 per month.  This would be useful for doing research, homework etc.  They would also like to subsidise a day out, after having consulted youth club members on where they would like to go and why.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves grant aid to the sum of £500 as requested, the Clerk to arrange for payment accordingly.

 

 

 

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181. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

(a) Street Furniture

The Clerk reported that the seat purchased by the Parish Council and sited at the entrance into Ingleby Barwick from Low Lane which had been removed during recent highway works in connection with the new Primary School development on Low Lane /Barwick Way, has now been reinstalled at the new bus layby as agreed.

 

It was noted that the three additional dog bins being provided by the Parish Council are expected to be ordered in the coming weeks.

 

S.B.C. has identified £5,000 funding to be used towards the purchase of dog bins and are looking to purchase 12 bins, which will mostly be replacement bins across the Borough.

 

(b) Tree Planting

No further information to date.

 

Play Facilities

The provision of play facilities in Ingleby Barwick was discussed.  The suggestion of additional play equipment being provided at the toddlers play area to the rear of Tesco was raised for consideration, also the possibility of having the other seat returned, which had been removed by S.B.C.

Parish Council Members were informed that S.B.C. are currently preparing a ‘Green Space’ Development Plan, which incorporates all of that area.

The Plan will be brought to the Parish Council’s attention on completion for their consideration, in due course.

 

182. PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

 

Planning Schedule.

The Clerk referred to the Planning Applications Schedule attached to the Agenda for this Meeting, which states the comments made by Ingleby Barwick Parish Council in relation to the planning applications listed.

The Schedule indicates the current position of the planning applications, which have been informed by S.B.C.

 

(a) Planning Application No. 06/0196/FUL

Proposal: Substitution of House Types to Plot Nos. 67 to 70 and Erection of 3 no. Additional Dwellings at Plots 125 – 127.

Location: Plots 67 - 70 and 125 – 127, Meadow View, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of Planning Application No. 06/0196/FUL.

 

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RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C.:

 

The Parish Council has concerns with regard to the proposed increase in housing density, as it will generate more traffic on the current road network.

 

(b) Planning Application No. 06/0273/FUL

Proposal: Residential Development of 11 No. Dwellinghouses and Associated Means of Access.

Location: Riverview, Area A, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of Planning Application No. 06/0273/FUL.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C.:

 

The Parish Council notes that the 11 no. proposed dwellings are on ‘larger’ building plots, which is welcomed given the increased housing densities within other developments in Ingleby Barwick.

 

(c) Planning Application No. 06/0341/FUL

Proposal: Erection of 1 No. Detached Dwelling.

Location: Plot 19, Riverside View, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of Planning Application No. 06/0341/FUL.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C.:

 

The proposed dwelling looks to be quite large in relation to the size of the building plot, does this meet with the relevant guidance within the ‘Design Brief’?

 

183. REPORT FROM STOCKTON RENAISSANCE, PRESENTATION MEETING EASTERN AREA PARTNERSHIP, TUESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2006 AT THE FIVE LAMPS, THORNABY.

The Clerk reported receipt of the agenda and corresponding papers for the meeting.

It was noted that information on agenda item 6 - ‘Safer, Cleaner, Greener and agenda item 7 - ‘Thornaby Town Hall Update’ were to be circulated on the night.

 

184. REPORT FROM COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

The next meeting is to take place on Wednesday 22nd February 2006.

 

 

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185. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

RESOLVED that the next article for publication to include the following:

 

            -           Tree Planting update and request for any suggestions from residents of

locations which they feel would benefit from tree planting, for

consideration in future planting schemes;

 

-                      Environmental Improvement Planting Schemes at Grassington

          Green and Preseli Grove, Ingleby Barwick – notification of Parish

          Council’s financial contribution to assist with the schemes;

 

-                      Update on the bulb planting project;

 

-           Update on the provision of additional dog fouling bins.

 

186. CLERKS REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Youth Provision in Ingleby Barwick - 

Receipt of letter.

 

(b) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Parish Council Grant – Receipt of information from Ingleby Barwick Youth Group.

 

(c) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, School Transport – Receipt of a response from S.B.C.

 

(d) County Durham and Cleveland Training Partnership, Training Events – Receipt of notification of training events.

 

(e) County Durham and Cleveland Training Partnership, E-Learning – Receipt of letter informing that County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, in partnership with Ivy Learning, is able to offer the following e-learning libraries: Business Essentials, Health and Safety and Workplace Legislation.  These libraries may be accessed through the internet in the workplace or at home.

Access to each library will cost £30.00 + VAT for each participant.  Within each of the three libraries there are many courses to choose from.  There is also a built-in test for some of the courses and certificates can be issued to participants on completion of each course.

 

(f) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Marchlyn Crescent – Request for Additional Traffic Calming – Receipt of letter from S.B.C. in response to a residents request for additional traffic calming at Marchlyn Crescent, Ingleby Barwick.

 

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S.B.C. informed the resident that Stockton’s Design Guide and Specification states that housing developers shall ensure an average speed of 20 mph on residential roads by installing suitable speed restraint measures to physically restrict vehicle speeds.

The hump spacing used on Marchlyn Crescent should achieve this aim.

It was noted that requests for traffic calming are received too frequently to be dealt with immediately and are added to a list of similar requests awaiting investigation.  With the limited resources available and the relatively high cost of traffic calming treatment efforts must be targeted at these sites with the greatest problem.

Requests are therefore categorized in one of two priority ratings.  Residential roads with one or more pedestrian injury accidents are given priority ‘A’ rating.  Sites on the ‘A’ list are reviewed annually and become a contender for Local Safety Scheme funding.

 

S.B.C. were pleased to report that there has been no pedestrian injury accidents recorded on Marchlyn Crescent in the last three years and therefore this location will be added to the ‘B’ list.  Sites on the ‘B’ list become contenders for funding from the Environmental Traffic Calming Budget, which was established in recent years in reaction to residents’ perceived fears of accidents in many locations in the Borough.

Formally constituted Residents Groups/Parish Councils, etc are now working with the Council’s Community Engineer, to produce Traffic Calming Schemes which then become a contender for funding.  Unfortunately, the Council does not have the resources to work with individual residents.

The resident was advised of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council’s contact details.   

 

(g) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Management Committee, Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting held on 13th January 2006Receipt of Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th January 2006, when the Community Hall Extension was discussed.                                                                                                          

 

(h) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Treasurers Report – Receipt of the Treasurers Report dated 20th January 2006.                                                                       

 

(i) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Training in Standards of Conduct and Probity – Receipt of letter from S.B.C.

 

(j) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, Local Transport Grants – Receipt of letter informing that the Small Scale Local Transport Grants Fund, which has received money from the Countryside Agency and more recently ONE NorthEast, and which has been running in the Tees Valley Area for the last three years is coming to an end.

The fund is administered by Tees Valley Rural Community Council; voluntary and community organisations have until 20th March to apply for projects that improve transport for people in rural areas.

 

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(k) Stockton Renaissance, Presentation Meeting Eastern Area Partnership, Tuesday 31st January 2006 at The Five Lamps, Thornaby at 5.30 p.m. – Receipt of agenda and corresponding papers for the meeting.

 

(l) Society of Local Council Clerks, The Clerk January 2006 – Receipt of ‘The Clerk’ magazine, Vol 36. No.1, January 2006.

 

(m) Glasdon, Information Mailing – Receipt of information leaflets on various products, including seating, shelters, cycle storage, litter bins and noticeboards.

 

(n) Timberline, 2006 Brochure – Receipt of the new 2006 Timberline Brochure presenting their new and expanded range of children’s outdoor play equipment and outdoor buildings for 2006.

 

(o) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Minutes – Receipt of Minute Nos. 685 – 905, September 2005 – January 2006.

 

(p) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Invoice – Receipt of Invoice for the sum of £52.00, for use of the Church Hall by the Parish Council for its meetings in January 2006.

The following points are noted to all Church Centre User Groups:

 

1)     They are finding rubbish left outside of the kitchen door, which is totally unacceptable.  All rubbish should be removed.

 

2)     Could users please comply with the notices at the Vicarage end of the Hall, referring to the stacking of chairs, one row across the end of the Hall, no more than two high, the rest put back in the cupboard, this is a health and safety issue.

 

(q) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Annual Meeting of the Council and Mayoral Installation, 5th April 2006Receipt of invitation for the Chairman of the Parish Council to attend.

 

(r) Steering the Green Agenda, ‘East Journal’ – Receipt of the ‘East Journal’, February 2006, Volume 4 Number 1.

 

(s) Stockton’s Mobile Skate Park Events – Receipt of notification that the Mobile Skate Park is to be at Whinstone Primary School on Tuesday 21st February 2006.

 

 

Chairman……………………………......

 

 

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(t) Street Lighting Columns, Lowfields Avenue/Beckfields Avenue, Ingleby Barwick - Residents Complaint – Receipt of complaint regarding the length of time that lamp column stumps which have been taped off with yellow and black bunting ready for removal, are left in position.

 

One which was located on Beckfields Avenue has been removed after a number of months; however the hole where it was sited is left open and is a possible hazard.

There are a further two lamp columns awaiting removal at the following locations:

 

            Lowfields Avenue – on the section between Ingleby Way and the entrance

           into Farm Lane;

 

            Ingleby Way – adjacent to the roundabout where it meets with Lowfields

           Avenue/ Beckfields Avenue.

 

The Clerk has referred the matter to S.B.C. Street lighting department for investigation with the view to appropriate action being taken.

S.B.C. is currently investigating the matter with their lighting contractor and will then respond to the Parish Council accordingly.

 

(u) Ingleby Barwick Golf AcademyReceipt of correspondence.

 

(v) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, ‘Round Hill’ Village Signs – Receipt of designs for ‘Round Hill’ village boundary signs. 

 

(w) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Planning Appeal 43 Penberry Gardens, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter from S.B.C. informing that a retrospective planning application was submitted to the Council as local planning authority for the erection of 1m high boundary fence to the side and front of 43 Penberry Gardens.

The application was refused under Delegated Authority on 5th October 2005 for the following reasons:

 

1.         In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority the development would form an undesirable intrusion into the street scene and would be out of character in this open plan estate.  The development would create a detrimental precedent within the street scene which would lead to the piece meal erosion of the character of the area and would be contrary to policy GP1 of the adopted Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan. 

 

Following the decision of the Council, the applicant has appealed to the Secretary of State for the Environment under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. 

 

Chairman………………………………..

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The Secretary of State has appointed an Inspector to determine the appeal and at this stage it will be dealt with by way of the written representation procedure (i.e. an exchange of written statements with the Local Planning Authority together with a visit to the site by the Inspector).

It has been suggested that there may be some interested parties who may be affected by the proposals the subject of the appeal and who ought to be given the opportunity therefore to make their views known.  The Parish Council has already submitted their views about the proposals in the context of the planning application, and these have already been forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate but if you should have any further comments to make on the appeal, you should forward them to the Planning Inspectorate direct, in writing by 6th March 2006.

 

(x) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Land in the Vicinity of Bettys Close Farm, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter of response from S.B.C.

                                                                                                           

 

                       

 

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL.

 

The next meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 15th March 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman……………………………..                    Clerk……………………………..

 

 

 

Date………………………..                                     Date………………………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

 MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2006

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL