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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 MARCH 2006, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

Vice-Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;

 

Parish Councillors: W. Feldon and R. Patterson;

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East        Councillor D. Harrington;

                                               

                                               

Ingleby Barwick West       Councillor K. Dixon;

Councillor L. Narroway;

                                                Councillor R. Patterson;                                          

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

PC Kevin Leek, Community Police Officer, Ingleby Barwick;

PCSO Glen Hartley, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Debbie Shariati, Representing Impetus Environmental Trust;

 

3 Members of the public were present at the meeting.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Parish Councillors N. Morrison, Ms J. Morrison, Mrs S. Rouse and Ward Councillors K. Faulks, A. Larkin (Ingleby Barwick East).

 

187. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Ward Councillor L. Narroway thanked the Parish Council for their letter to Ann Baxter, Corporate Director of Children’s Education and Social Care, in respect of school transport to the local secondary schools outside of Ingleby Barwick, as well as secondary school provision within Ingleby Barwick.

 

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Concerns were raised in respect of recent events at Tesco, Ingleby Barwick, including the incident with the ATM machine.

 

A resident attending the meeting questioned as to why Agenda Item no. 8 referred to a ‘draft’ parking provision.

The resident was informed that the document is classified as a ‘draft’ version as it is currently out for consultation.

 

188. 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. 13 (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. 13 (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. 13 (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 R. Patterson 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. 13 (c)                     - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

No further interests were declared.

 

189. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON 15TH FEBRUARY 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 15th February 2006, having been circulated to Members were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

190. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MEETING ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2006.

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

The Clerk noted that she has been in contact with Mr Jagpal in connection with the lighting and shrubs in the Greenside shopping area car park and has been informed that it is not their responsibility.  The Clerk has sent a letter to Mr Jagpal’s solicitor requesting written confirmation.

 

The Clerk has also requested that Mr Jagpal carry out the required maintenance work to the shrub area at the rear of Beckfields Medical Centre as soon as possible.

 

The Clerk was requested to ascertain whose responsibility the lights are under the canopy outside the One Stop shop at Greenside shopping area.

 

(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 reported that she had sent 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.   The Clerk noted that she has requested 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.

 

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The Clerk informed that she is awaiting a formal response from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) on the matter.

 

A general discussion took place between Parish Council Members and the Ward Councillors present.

 

(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 that she has been in contact with S.B.C. and a representative would be happy to attend a Parish Council meeting in the near future, on completion of the ‘Green Space Development Plan’, which is expected end April/early May.

 

It was also noted that the ‘Traffic Impact Assessment Model’ is nearing completion and will be a consideration.

 

It was noted that no further application has been made in respect of this site, to date.

 

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

The Clerk reported that S.B.C.’s Highways Inspector has looked into the ownership of the site, in particular the area of land where the problem is arising.  A proportion of the site appears to be in the ownership of Nunthorpe Nurseries and the remainder is under the ownership of Morgan and Morgan.

As the area in question is under the ownership of Morgan and Morgan, S.B.C. have sent a formal letter to request that a site investigation be carried out with the view to resolving the matter.

It was noted that a salt bin has been provided at the location.

 

Councillor Narroway reported that he had also been progressing the matter and informed that there had also been a problem with a partially blocked drain in the vicinity.   

 

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

It was noted that following the last Parish Council meeting the Chairman, the Clerk and Councillor Dixon met a local resident in the vicinity of the site.  In excess of 50 golf balls were visible on the ground as well as a large number already collected.

 

The Clerk reported that she had sent a formal letter to the golf club with regard to the matter requesting that appropriate action be taken as soon as possible.

 

 

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The Golf Club has replied thanking the Parish Council for bringing this matter to their attention.  On the advice of their Health and Safety Consultant they are in the process of making arrangements to increase the height of the perimeter netting in certain areas by 2.5 m.

They are advised that this will completely eradicate the problem of any stray golf balls.  Weather conditions at present prevent them moving the necessary machinery onto the site to complete this work, so as a temporary measure they have closed certain upper floor driving range bays to golf woods.

They will continue to carry out daily inspections of the outer perimeter in order to monitor these measures.

 

 

Concerns were raised in respect of the four lights on the golf driving range, which are a

hazard to drivers.  Apparently, as reported previously the situation is being monitored by S.B.C.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to S.B.C. requesting an update on the matter and how the situation is being monitored.

 

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

No reply has been received from Tesco, to date.

 

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

No further information to date.

 

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

The Clerk noted that she has sent a follow up 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.

The letter has been acknowledged and a formal response is awaited.

 

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

No further information to date.

 

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

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. informing that as recently discussed, planting works have commenced at the above sites and should be complete before the end of this month.

The release of the Parish Council’s financial contribution of £2,000 is requested.

 

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RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves the release of the £2,000 committed to the project.  The Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.

 

(l) Item 168 2005/2006 Dental Practices, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk reported that following the concerns raised at the last meeting, that residents are unable to register with dentists in Ingleby Barwick as there are no spaces available within the two existing dental practices, she has sent 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.

 

It was also noted that one of the dental practices ‘Gentle Dentistry’, is looking to become a private practice.

 

(m) Item 178 2005/2006 Pill Box near Bassleton Wood.

The Clerk reported that she has been informed by S.B.C., that following consultation with Tees Archaeology, they are arranging for the boarding up of the pillbox near Barberry Close.  As the pillbox is of historic value, Tees Archaeology does not particularly want it to be taken down.

This work will hopefully be undertaken in the next two weeks.

The boarding up can be viewed as a temporary measure until a permanent solution is found.

 

191. INGLEBY BARWICK RESIDENTS NETWORK (I.B.R.N.) – PROPOSAL FOR YOUTH SHELTERS AND CYCLE RACKS.

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from I.B.R.N. attaching a copy of a letter they have recently sent to Impetus Environmental Trust, where the Residents network asks if Impetus Environmental Trust would support their application for a number of Youth Shelters, about 5 or 6 and some cycle racks.  They have quotes of approx. £3,500 per shelter fitted and an approx. price of £350-£400 for a 6 cycle bike rack.  They have spoken with the company, Weather Shelters and they are offering a discount on bulk buy.

 

I.B.R.N. are hoping Impetus will support their application for the much needed Youth Shelters and Cycle racks and therefore they are asking if the Parish Council could either possibly approach S.B.C. to find suitable locations for the above mentioned or if needs be put this as an item on the Parish Council agenda for discussion.

 

Unfortunately, a representative from I.B.R.N. was unable to attend tonight’s meeting.

 

It was confirmed that funding from Impetus could be used towards anything ‘environmentally friendly’ and there is no deadline for applications.

 

 

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A general discussion took place on the matter, which followed on to raise the issue of youth centres/youth cafes.

It was noted that two youth cafes are to be funded within Stockton Borough, one being in Stockton Town Centre, the other location still to be agreed.

 

It was noted that the ‘Ingleby.net project’ has been pursuing a building for the provision of a Fair Trade Café, within Ingleby Barwick and the possible use of the Beckfields Medical Centre had been considered.

 

RESOLVED that a meeting be arranged in the near future to discuss this matter.  I.B.R.N. to be informed of the date to enable a representative to attend.

 

192. FEEDBACK FROM TRAINING EVENT: ‘THE LOCAL COUNCIL’S ROLE IN PLANNING’ HELD ON SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2006.

This training event was attended by Parish Councillors T.W. Bowman, Mrs I. Machin, N. Morrison and the Clerk.

The course was well attended and very well presented.

One of the main items of interest included the preparation of a ‘Parish Plan’.

It was noted that when supported by the Borough Council the Plan could be classified as a ‘supplementary planning document’ and taken into account when applications are considered.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council progresses the matter of a Parish Plan for Ingleby Barwick.  S.B.C.’s attitude on the matter to be sought.

 

193. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS: DRAFT PARKING PROVISION FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT AND DRAFT SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL REPORT.

S.B.C. are currently in the process of producing the Local Development Framework, which is to replace the existing adopted Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan (1997).  The Parking Provision for New Developments Supplementary Planning Document will be included within the Local Development Framework as Supplementary Planning Document (subject to the adoption of a revised Local Development Scheme).

The purpose of the draft Parking Provision for New Developments Supplementary Planning Document is to strengthen the policy platform on which planning applications are assessed and often determined.  At present the level of parking provision associated with new developments within the Borough is set out in the Design Guide and Specification (Residential and Industrial Estates Development).  Chapter 7 of this document needed reviewing and updating through this draft Supplementary Planning Document to ensure that the level of parking provision on new developments reflects the needs and interests of the Borough.

 

 

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Under the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory purchase Act 2004 and European Directive EC/2001/42, the Council is required to undertake a Sustainability Appraisal and a Strategic Environment Assessment for each supplementary planning document produced.  The Sustainability Report must be read in conjunction with the Scoping Report to the Local Development Framework (July 2005).

The two documents are currently out for consultation until Friday 24th March 2006.  All comments received will be duly considered and where necessary changes will be made to the draft Supplementary Planning Document.  As supplementary planning document the draft is non-statutory and will not be subject to an Independent Examination.  The underlying principles of ‘soundness’ will however still apply.

 

The Clerk reported that she had circulated the documents to Parish Council Members for their consideration prior to the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. in respect of the consultation documents:

 

Draft Parking Provisions for New Developments Supplementary Planning Document

Parking Provision for New Developments – Residential

 

Table 7.3 (a) It is noted that garage provision where applicable is classified as one parking space.  In residential developments such as Ingleby Barwick, there is limited storage space provided within the dwellings, therefore a large majority of householders are tending to use their garages for this purpose.  This then reduces the number of spaces available on their property, leading to more on-street parking.

 

Ingleby Barwick also has a high proportion of applications for the conversion of garages into habitable rooms, again leading to more on-street parking.

 

Please note the following extracts from the document:

 

Page 3, 7.2 Policy, paragraph 1 The Commission for Architecture and Built Environment (CABE) carried out a housing audit, which concluded that new developments in the north of England have poor parking provision.  Specifically, consideration should be given to calculation of how many cars residential properties will actually generate and the provision be made on this basis.  Careful planning of this together with consideration to the rest of the built environment can significantly improve the quality of new developments and the way they operate.

 

 

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Page 3, 7.3 Standards, paragraph 3

Lack of adequate parking results in on street parking, creating specific problems, which may be potentially dangerous.  These problems can be identified as:-

 

            -           Interfering with pedestrian/vehicular inter-visibility;

            -           loss of highway capacity thus creating congestion;

            -           visual intrusion.

 

The problems above not only cause significant road safety and congestion issues but also affect the quality of life of the residents on the development.

 

The Parish Council would note that on-street parking and congestion would also restrict access for emergency services, which is a serious concern.

 

In view of the above and taking into account the figures in Table 7.3 (a) the parking provision per household is ‘underestimated’, which will result in more on-street parking and congestion on narrow residential roads.  This is already ‘visible’ in Ingleby Barwick.

 

In respect of ‘garage conversions’, would it be possible to increase the requirement of the number of parking spaces provided on the property?

 

194. EASTERN AREAR PARTNERSHIP BOARD:

(a) Report Back from Meeting on 21st February 2006

No report received.

 

(b) Ingleby Action Plan

This is currently being progressed.  It was noted that there would be a presentation on ‘health issues’ at a forthcoming Partnership Board meeting.

 

(c) Two representatives required from Groups in Ingleby Barwick

It was noted that there are two spaces available on the Board for Community Groups in Ingleby Barwick.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk forward the information to I.B.R.N. and Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick Football Club for their consideration.

 

195. THORNABY AND INGLEBY BARWICK FOOTBALL CLUB:

 

(a) Representative requested from the Parish Council to be a Member of the Football Club’s Committee

 

RESOLVED that Councillor W. Feldon represent the Parish Council on the Committee.

 

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(b) Invitation for Parish Council Members to View the New Sports Pavilion at a date to be arranged between 20th-24th March 2006

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk inform Parish Council Members when a date has been arranged.

 

(c) Invitation for Parish Council Members to attend the Presentation Evening on Friday 5th May 2006 at the National Reserve Club, Thornaby.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council be represented at the Presentation evening by Councillors T.W. Bowman and W. Feldon.

 

196. A66 SURTEES BRIDGE REPLACEMNT – FEEDBACK FROM ‘START OF WORKS EXHIBITION’ HELD ON TUESDAY 7TH MARCH 2006.

Councillor W. Feldon having attended the exhibition, presented the following report to the meeting:

 

1.  The present bridge failed its 40 tonne test for heavy wagons.

 

2.  The east support pillar for the bridge is developing a lean caused by the ground under the pillar moving.  They will have to drive piles deeper under the riverbed to provide a stronger foundation.

 

3.  If a vessel the size of the ‘Princess’ collided with the bridge it could cause serious damage.

 

4.  The most cost-effective solution was to build a new bridge.

 

5.  Cost £14.3 million

 

6.  The present bridge is being monitored carefully for signs of stress, this will continue during the demolition of the old bridge and construction of the new one.

 

7.  Completion of work is expected to be July 2007.

 

8.  During construction works two narrow traffic lanes will be available in both directions with a speed limit of 30 mph.  There will be certain times during construction when this ideal may not be available.  A large crane will be used in the construction of the bridge to speed works up.

 

9.  During construction the footpath/cycleway will be closed, however a free mini bus to take pedestrians/cyclists will be available.

 

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10. The slip roads to and from the A1045 Thornaby Road will be closed.

 

11. The southern half of the bridge will be dismantled first and that section of the new bridge will be constructed first.  The traffic will then be switched on to the southern section whilst the northern section is worked on.  The bridge will continue to be lit up during construction work by lights fastened to the side of the bridge.  

 

12. We are promised regular updates of progress and any required closures through the press, radio, internet and on road signs.

 

13. We have been supplied with a list of contact numbers for any questions we may have.

 

14. The contact is being carried out by Edmund Nuttall Ltd., of Leeds and Manchester in conjunction with the Highways Agency.

 

15. Free breakdown service will be available in the bridge construction area.

 

Councillor Feldon was thanked for the feedback.

 

197. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY WARDENS – FEEDBACK FROM ‘WALKABOUT’ WITH MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH 2006.

The walkabout was attended by Parish Councillors W. Feldon, Mrs I. Machin and the Clerk.

It was noted that although it was a rainy night the discussion with the Wardens was very useful.

The Wardens raised a number of matters and suggestions, for consideration, including the possible relocation of the Youth Bus from its present position on Haresfield Way.  Concerns were highlighted in respect of possible road safety issues. 

A general discussion took place on this matter and the suggestion is to be raised with the youth service when local Ward Councillors visit the bus in the near future.

 

198. 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 £ 45,523.79, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.

 

 

 

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(b) Accounts for Payment.

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration March 2006;

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

 

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

 

            Internet Charges (March 2006)                                                       £        14.99

            Postage (1st January – 15th March 2006)                                       £        12.60

            Mileage (1st January 2006 – 15th March 2006)                             £        42.82                           

St. Francis Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtgs

February 2006                                                                                               £        32.50

 

NEREO Training Event 25th February 2006                                              £      126.90

 

S.B.C. Environmental Schemes contribution                                             £   2,000.00

 

(c) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

The Tresurers report dated 20th January 2006 had been circulated to Parish Council Members previously.

 

(c) Maltby Cricket Club – Request for Financial Support.

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from Maltby Cricket thanking the Parish Council for their cheque to the sum of £500.00.  They apologise for the delay in responding.

It is noted that they are unsure as to whether they can spend the money on the capital projects outlined in their original letter and would like to expand on this to put the Parish Council fully in the picture.

When the Club wrote to the Parish Council in September 2005 it was explained that they had plans for significant capital improvements. 

Maltby Cricket Club’s development plan which is based almost exclusively on the growth in junior cricket requires a capital spend of:

 

1.         New double bay outdoor practice area

     used almost exclusively for junior practice              £21,000

 2.        New mobile net for practice

            used exclusively for junior practice                          £  2,000

3.         Purchase of new concrete garage                                      £  2,350

4.         Extend pavilion into existing garage                                   £  5,000

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Clearly, this is a significant sum.  They are approaching the Lords Taverners and the ECB for financial support but they are also hoping that in the light of their extensive plans the Parish Council could see its way to extending its support.  The Club would point out that support from the Lords Taverners would be capped at £12,000.  If they do not receive support from the ECB or from the Lord Taverners they would be unable to progress the capital development, thus their suggestion that they may not be able to spend the Parish Council’s donation on the proposed project.

They are more than happy to provide any additional information, which the Parish Council should require.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk invite a representative from the Cricket Club to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council in April 2006.

 

(e) Section 137 Payments to Charity/Voluntary Organisations

 

1st Ingleby Barwick Brownies

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from the Brownies asking the Parish Council to consider a late application for grant aid.  The Brownies would like to apply for a grant of £300.00, to be used for their annual day trip to London.

It was confirmed that all the girls in the unit are resident within Ingleby Barwick.  A copy of their latest bank statement was enclosed.  The Group thanks the Parish Council for taking the time to consider their application.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves grant aid for the sum of £300.00. The Clerk to arrange for payment accordingly.

 

Vitalise, Provides breaks for Disabled People and Carers

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from the Community and Local Authorities Fundraiser informing that Vitalise (formerly Winged Fellowship Trust) is a unique charity that provides holidays for disabled people, breaks for carers and opportunities for volunteers.

With over 40 years of experience, they provide over 8,000 holidays each year with care provided 24 hours a day.  Most carers of disabled people are relatives who support their loved ones day and night, 7 days a week and inevitably the stresses and strain of providing personal support are always present.

Vitalise has five holiday centers that are accessible to people with a wide range of physical disabilities, including their Skylarks center near Nottingham.  A combination of nurses, care staff and volunteers provide disabled people with friendly support and companionship, helping them to make the most of a good choice of facilities, outings and entertainment.  Their guests have a fantastic time – 97% state that they enjoy their stay with them – and their carers can take a much-needed break.

 

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They are extremely grateful to local Councils – and all their financial supporters – for helping them to continue with their vital work.  Over the last year this support helped them provide 26 residents of Cleveland with a Vitalise break or an opportunity to volunteer at one of their centres.  Vitalise currently subsidises the cost of each holiday by £342 in order to make sure that they are affordable to their guests.  They very much hope that the Parish Council will be able to help them continue their work supporting disabled people and their carers from Cleveland.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to Vitalise requesting more information.

 

199. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

(a) Street Furniture

 

The Clerk reported that she is awaiting confirmation from S.B.C. on the expected date for delivery of the dog bins.

 

(b) Tree Planting

 

Information is awaited from S.B.C.

 

200. 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. 06/0586/FUL

Proposal: Erection of  Detached Bungalow.

Location: Land at 5 Foreland Point, Ingleby Barwick.

The Parish Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of Planning Application No. 06/0586/FUL.

 

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

 

Ingleby Barwick Parish Council object to this proposal.  Building another dwelling within this site would result in over-development of the plot.  Consideration should be given to any comments from No. 43 Challacombe Crescent as the proposed bungalow would deprive them of their view of the Leven Valley.

It is suggested that Stockton Borough Council undertake a site visit.

 

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201. REPORT FROM COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

It was noted that a recent meeting had taken place between representatives from the Management Committee, local Ward Councilllors and Officers from S.B.C., to discuss the flower club, which have met in Ingleby Barwick for the last 5 years. 

Consideration was given to the options available to enable the club to continue meeting at the Community Hall given the limited funding now available through S.B.C.

It was noted that a compromise was arrived at between all parties, which is to be reported back to the Management Committee.

 

202. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

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

 

-                      Dental Practices, Ingleby Barwick;

-                      Secondary School Provision.

           

203. CLERKS REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Ingleby Mill Primary School Development, Barwick Way/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick – Security to the Rear of Adjacent Properties – Receipt of letter from S.B.C. noting the Parish Council’s offer of support to the residents who have contacted the Council with a view to obtaining land to the rear of their properties.

The Parish Council’s letter has been forward to the Council’s Land and Property Manager who is dealing with this request.

It is noted that the decision to carry out the work to thin the trees to the rear of the properties was carried out due to a request by local residents following representations to one of their Ward Councillor’s.

 

(b) NEC Birmingham, The Outdoors Show – Receipt of leaflet giving details of ‘The Outdoors Show’ being held at the NEC Birmingham, 17-19 March 2006.

 

(c) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, ‘Rural News’ – Receipt of the Rural News, February/March 2006.

 

(d) Vitalise, essential breaks for disabled people and carers – Receipt of letter.

 

(e) Tees Valley Voluntary & Community Sector Forum, Election of Steering Committee – Receipt of correspondence informing that following the agreement on the Terms of Reference, they are now entering a process to elect a Steering Committee, which will drive forward the Forum.  Nominations are requested by no later than 20th March 2006.

 

 

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(f) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Draft Parking Provision for New Developments Supplementary Planning Document and Draft Sustainability Appraisal Report – Receipt of documents.

 

(g) Cleveland Local Councils Association, Information Circular – Receipt of the following information:

 

-                      Minutes of the Meeting of CLCA held on 19th October 2005 – tabled at the recent meeting held in January.

-                      Details of a Disability Discrimination Act 1995 training event due to be held at County Hall Durham on Saturday 8th April 2006.

-                      Information received from NALC relating to councils paying SLCC membership fees for their clerks.

 

The next meeting of CLCA is due to take place on 19th April 2006 in the Council Chamber of Saltburn, Marske & New Marske Parish Council, Saltburn Leisure Centre, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, full details to follow.

 

(h) NALC Year Planner – Receipt of two copies of the NALC Year Planner.

 

(i) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership Board Presentation Meeting – Receipt of Agenda for the Meeting on Tuesday 21st February 2006 at Bannatynes Gym, Ingleby Barwick and Minutes of the Meeting on 31st January 2006.

 

(j) Turnocks Outdoor and Indoor Lighting – Receipt of catalogue.

 

(k) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Care For Your Area – Receipt of information poster.

 

(l) CLCA ‘Local Council Review’ – Receipt of the Local Council Review magazine, March 2006.

 

(m) County Durham Associates of Local Councils, Town & Parish Councils: Open Day Event – Formal invitation to attend the ‘Local Councils Open Day Event on Saturday 18th March 2006, County Hall Durham, 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

 

(n) 1st Ingleby Barwick Brownies, Application for Grant Aid – Receipt of letter.

 

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

 

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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.

 

(p) North East Regional Employers Organisation, Invoice – Receipt of Invoice totaling £108.00 + Vat in respect of the 4 representatives from the Parish Council attending the training event ‘The Local Council’s Role in Planning’ on Saturday 25th February 2006 at the Bluebell, Middlesbrough.

 

(q) North Yorkshire County Council, The North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Development Framework Supplementary Waste Issues Paper – Receipt of letter noting that in July 2005 the County Council published the North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Development Framework Core Strategy Issues and Options Paper.  This paper was the first stage in the production of new minerals and waste planning policy for the County for the period up to 2021.

The Issues and Options Paper set out a number of key issues in relation to minerals and waste planning and posed a number of questions.  Within the Issues and Options Paper the County Council acknowledged difficulties in obtaining accurate data relating to waste at that time.  The County Council also identified that significant changes in waste management policy were likely to arise from the publication of Planning policy Statement 10: Sustainable Waste Management, Draft Regional Spatial Strategy for Yorkshire and the Humber and the York and North Yorkshire Partnership Draft Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy.  It was therefore proposed, within the Issues and Options Paper, that the County Council would produce a Supplementary Waste Issues Paper.

This Paper has now been published and updates the waste section of the original Issues and Options Paper to reflect emerging national, regional and local guidance on waste management.  The document also includes a further call to landowners, developers or their agents, for the submission of sites for consideration within the new North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Development Framework (when submitting sites, regard should be paid to the information requested at Appendix 7 of the original Issues and Options Paper).

The Supplementary Waste Issues Paper is available to view on the County Council’s website at www.northyorks.gov.uk.  Any comments should be submitted by Friday 31st March 2006.

 

(r) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, E-Learning – Receipt of letter informing that they can now offer an online evaluation facility to preview the libraries before signing up.  This online evaluation will be made available for a 14-day period free of charge.

 

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The following training events are proposed for 2006:

 

-                      Chairmanship Training

-                      Code of Conduct

-                      Financial Risk Assessment/Section 137

-                      IT Training – Basic Word, Excel etc.

-                      Licensing Community Halls/Accessing Community Grants

-                      Member/Officer Relationships

-                      Playground Inspections

 

Receipt of notification of the following training event:

 

-                      ‘Training of Trainers’ to be held at County Hall, Durham on Wednesday 7th June 2006 with Follow-up Session Wednesday 5th July 2006 from 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. plus lunch (both sessions)

£27.00 plus VAT per delegate

 

(s) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Invoice – Receipt of invoice for use of the Church Hall by the Parish Council in February 2006, totaling £32.50.

 

(t) Ingleby Barwick Residents Network – Receipt of letter from IBRN.

 

(u) Maltby Cricket Club, Request for Financial Assistance – Receipt of letter.

 

(v) Ingleby Barwick Youth Group, Acknowledgement of Grant Aid cheque – Receipt of letter thanking the Parish Council for their generosity.  The young people will benefit greatly from this and they can now replace old equipment and organise a trip out.  They are looking at prices to go to an outdoor center for a day, as a residential can be very costly.  The young people will learn new skills in Teamwork, Problem Solving and Communication.  They would be involved in Planning, Making Decisions which will gain them confidence.  They will inform the Parish Council of details when they have been finalised.

 

(w) NALC 2006/7 National Salary Award for Local Council Clerks – Receipt of revised scales.

 

(x) Society of Local Council Clerks, ‘The Clerk’ – Receipt of The Clerk magazine March 2006.

 

(y) Clerk & Councils ‘Direct’ – Receipt of the Direct magazine March 2006.

 

(z) The Ramblers, ‘Walk’ – Receipt of the Walk magazine Spring 2006.

 

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(a1) Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Golf balls going over the fence – Receipt of correspondence.

 

(b1) New Ingleby Mill Primary School Development, Barwick Way/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick – Safe Walking Route to the School – The Parish Council has been contacted by a concerned resident living in Beckfields Village, regarding the designated ‘safe walking route’ to the new school for pupils living in that area. 

The resident was involved in the preparation of the School Travel Plan and undertook at that time, a walk to the new school to identify the most appropriate route, with representatives from S.B.C. and various other people.

The route identified for Beckfields residents included the section of footway through Ingleby Wood, from Acorn Bank leading into Regency Park.  This footway is however accessed through 'kissing gates' at both ends, which makes it difficult for pedestrians with pushchairs to maneouvre.  It was suggested at that time that alterations would have to be made to accommodate this.  To date no alterations have been made.

 

Since bringing this to the Parish Council’s attention the Clerk undertook a site visit.

It is noted that works undertaken at Ingleby Wood in 2003/2004, included construction of this path to a depth of 150mm, with timber edging, a terram underlay and approximately 20 tons of Slag Dust was spread.  On inspection by the Clerk the path showed signs of being churned up by both general use and cycles etc.

In view of this now being incorporated as a safe route to school, S.B.C. was asked if there are there any plans to improve the footpath?  

 

The new Ingleby Mill site is scheduled to open on 20th March 2006

 

S.B.C. has informed that they are looking to have 2 “K” barriers (anti motorcycle barriers as used on cycleway) installed before 20th March.  If there is any delay with this, Countryside and Leisure have agreed to remove the gates as a temporary measure in order to permit access until the barriers are installed.  It is noted that the delay has come about due to the lack of funding available.

S.B.C. are looking to have, in the new financial year (and when the weather is more reliable) to have the footpath upgraded to a tarmac surface.  This will mean unfortunately a delay on the surface treatment.

 

(c1) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Minutes – Receipt of Minute Nos. 906-1053, December 2005-February 2006.

 

 

 

 

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL.

 

The next meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 19th April 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

 MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH MARCH 2006

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL