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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 NOVEMBER 2006, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

Vice Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;

 

Councillors: W. Feldon, N. Morrison, Mrs S. Rouse and R. Patterson;

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East                    D. Harrington;

                                                            A. Larkin;

 

Ingleby Barwick West                   K. Dixon;

                                                            R. Patterson;

                                               

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

Christine James, Care For Your Area, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council;

 

4 Members of the public were present at the meeting.

 

 

VICE-CHAIRMAN TO CHAIR THE MEETING

 

In the absence of the Chairman Councillor Mrs I. Machin, the Vice-Chairman Councillor T.W. Bowman to Chair the meeting.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

 

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Parish Councillors Mrs I. Machin and Ms J. Morrison.

Apologies for absence were also received from Ward Councillor K. Faulks (Ingleby Barwick East) and Ward Councillor L. Narroway (Ingleby Barwick West).

 

 

 

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101.  CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following item on the Agenda as he is a Member of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council:

 

Item No. 16               -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Lease Agreement.

 

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

 

Item No. 6 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Extension;

Item 17                                               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Buildings

Insurance;

Item No. 18 (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 items.

 

Councillor W. Feldon declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following item on the Agenda as he is a Member of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council:

 

Item No. 16               -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Lease Agreement.

 

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

 

Item No. 6 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Extension;

Item 17                                               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Buildings

Insurance;

Item No. 18 (c)                                 -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

 

 

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Councillor N. Morrison declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following item on the Agenda as he is a Member of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council:

 

Item No. 16               -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Lease Agreement.

 

Councillor R. Patterson declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following item on the Agenda as he is a Member of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council:

 

Item No. 16               -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Lease Agreement.

 

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

 

Item No. 6 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Extension;

Item 17                                               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Buildings

Insurance;

Item No. 18 (c)                                 -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

Councillor Mrs S. Rouse declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following item on the Agenda as she is a Member of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council:

 

Item No. 16               -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Lease Agreement.

 

Councillor Mrs S. Rouse declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following items on the Agenda, as she is a member of the Over 50’s Group and Secretary:

 

Item No. 6 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Extension;

Item 17                                               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Buildings

Insurance;

Item No. 18 (c)                                 -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

No further interests were declared.

 

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102. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Greenside Shopping Centre

Ward Councillor D. Harrington requested that residents attending the meeting, who have an interest in one of the business premises at Greenside shopping centre, be given permission by the Chairman to raise their concerns prior to this item being discussed.  The Chairman granted the request.

 

103. CARE FOR YOUR AREA, STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL.

The Chairman introduced Christine James, Customer Services Team Leader, CFYA, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.).

 

Ms James briefly outlined the roles and responsibilities of the Care For Your Area team and then invited those attending to raise any specific issues and concerns they may have.

 

Various matters were raised which included the following:

 

-                      the land to the front of ‘The Rings’ development is unkept and in need of

                     tidying up i.e. grass cutting and removal of weeds;

 

-                      collection of garden waste was discussed, including the start and finish of the collection contract, as well as the day of collection;

 

-                      it was confirmed that residents had received leaflets from S.B.C. informing of the dates of the recycling collections etc;

 

-                      the row of conifers on Ingleby Way adjacent to Farm Lane are in need of cutting back;

 

-                      it was confirmed that new residents on both the Broom Hill and The Rings developments are allocated blue boxes and bags;

 

-                      it was confirmed that the blue bags are now being made heavier in weight to prevent them blowing away after being emptied;

 

-                      the grassed area which was used as a temporary footpath to the rear of the trees adjacent to the Barwick Way road realignment scheme is overgrown and in need of maintenance;

 

-                      suggested re-location of litter bin on Barwick Way;

 

 

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-                      Broom Hill Avenue, mud on carriageway;

 

-                      Burnet Grove, overgrown bushes obstructing the public footpath;

 

-           regular broken glass in the pedestrian underpasses.

 

Ms James took a note of all the matters raised which would be investigated by S.B.C. and the appropriate action taken.  The contact details of the individual’s raising the concerns were also taken in order that S.B.C. can report back where necessary.

 

A general discussion took place on the implementation of two weekly collections.  It was noted that Redcar and Cleveland have already started the scheme which is being introduced all over the country.

 

The Care For Your Area team were complimented on their all round good work and a particular thank you was expressed to Ingleby Barwick’s dedicated street cleansing operative Mr K. Lorraine for his hard work and commitment.

 

Ms James was thanked for her attendance and left the meeting.

 

104. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 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 Wednesday 18th

October 2006, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

105. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES ON 18TH OCTOBER 2006.

 

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

 

The Clerk noted that Greenside shopping area is on the agenda for discussion later in the meeting.  No further matters were raised.

 

(b) Item 30 2006/2007 Parish Council Seat Adjacent to Stonechat Close, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Clerk informed that she has confirmed with S.B.C. that the land adjacent to the crash barriers on Lowfields Avenue is adopted and can therefore be considered by the Parish Council as a possible new location for the seat.

 

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It was suggested that the local Police be contacted to confirm that siting the seat in this vicinity would not attract anti-social behaviour.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contact the local Police in respect of the matter.

 

(c) Item 69 2006/2007 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Sponsorship And/Or Reservation of the Mayor’s Annual Charity Dinner 2006 – Section 137 Payments.

 

The Clerk informed that she is awaiting the return of Councillor Mrs I. Machin to release the £50.00 donation agreed by the Parish Council at its meeting on 18th October 2006.

 

(d) Item 73(f) 2006/2007 Section 137 Payments – Sponsorship of two Ingleby Barwick Residents entering the New York Marathon to help raise funds for a children’s charity.

 

The Clerk informed that she is awaiting the return of Councillor Mrs I. Machin to release the £50.00 donation agreed by the Parish Council at its meeting on 18th October 2006.

 

(e) Item 86 2006/2007 Eastern Area Transport Strategy – Puffin Crossing, Ingleby Way, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Clerk reported that she has confirmed to S.B.C. that the Parish Council supports the implementation of a Puffin crossing on Ingleby Way.

 

It was noted that work is due to commence on the crossing in March 2007.

Once the puffin crossing is in place, the School Crossing Assistant will transfer to Myton Park Primary School.

 

(f) Item 87 2006/2007 Ingleby Barwick Romano Central Park.

 

It was noted that the public consultation exhibitions have now finished.

 

(g) Item 91 2006/2007 Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Extension.

 

This matter is still progressing.  No further information to report back to date.

 

(h) Item 92 2006/2007 The Five Lamps Organisation – Invitation to Annual General Meeting, 1st November 2006.

 

Councillor W. Feldon represented the Parish Council at the meeting, which was very informative and an enjoyable evening.

 

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(i) Item 93 2006/2007 Cleveland Local Councils Association – Invitation to Attend the AGM/Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday 25th October 2006.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman represented the Parish Council at the meeting.

It was noted that the Chair and Vice Chair remain the same for the forthcoming year.

 

106. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CORE STRATEGY ISSUES AND OPTIONS, RE-CONSULTATION ON STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH.

 

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. noting that in May/June 2006, the Council carried out a consultation exercise into issues and options for the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Development Plan Document.  Nearly 70 responses were received in relation to this, and comments can be viewed on the Council’s website at www.stockton.gov.uk.

As part of the consultation, three options were put forward in relation to where most of the Borough’s growth and development should take place over the next 10-15 years.  This includes all types of development – housing, economic development, services and facilities.  The views and comments received have been considered, and have resulted in some rewording and amendments to the original options proposed.  Additionally, four alternative options are put forward for consideration. The Council is now seeking views on these, and is re-consulting on all 7 options.  They would like to know which, in the Parish Council’s view, would best meet the Borough’s development needs over the next 10-15 years.  The deadline for submitting comments is Friday 24th November 2006.

 

The Clerk stated that she had forwarded a copy of the information received to Parish Council Members for their observation prior to the meeting.

 

The Parish Council considered all of the information provided in respect of the matter.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council support Option 4, which states as follows:

 

‘Plan for the majority of development to be evenly distributed throughout the five key service centres of Stockton, Billingham, Thornaby, Yarm and Ingleby Barwick, of a scale and nature consistent with the role of the settlement.  Priority will be given to the development of previously developed land.  In rural areas, development will be restricted to small-scale sites within development limits in sustainable locations’.

 

 

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The following comments to be included as to why the Parish Council has chosen this option:

 

Ingleby Barwick Parish Council supports this option as it identifies Ingleby Barwick as one of the five key service centres.  However, given that the settlement is the largest private housing estate in Europe and the number of houses currently predicted on completion is in the region of 8,500 there is no justification for further housing development in this location in the future.  There is also no requirement for any industrial/trading estate or office block type development.

This option would best meet the Borough’s development needs over the next 10-15 years.

 

107. A1044 LOW LANE AIP (Accident Investigation and Prevention) Study.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the A1044 Low Lane AIP (Accident Investigation and Prevention) Study from Arup’s.  A copy of the report was circulated to Parish Council members for their observation prior to the meeting.

 

In summary, the report describes the findings of the accident investigation and prevention study undertaken for a section of A1044 Low Lane in Stockton-on-Tees and recommends the possible accident prevention and mitigation measures.  Accident data was provided for the section of Low Lane from its junction with Barwick Way to the east and Glaisdale Road to the west; however, the AIP study has been undertaken only for the section between Barwick Way junction and Leven Bank.  The rest of the section, from Leven Bank to Glaisdale Road was considered to study the effect of a reduction in the speed limit from the national speed limit to 40mph.

 

The recommendations are as follows:

 

1.                  The existing national speed limit on the A1044 Low Lane between Barwick Way roundabout junction and the Glaisdale Road priority junction be reduced to 40 mph.

 

2.                  The accident mitigation measures described in the study be approved in

principle as a basis for public consultation.

 

     3.         The local Ward Councillors, Parish Councils and interested residents groups

     be consulted.

 

The Parish Council considered the report and plan detailing the findings of the investigation and proposed measures for the A1044 Low Lane Accident Investigation and Prevention Study.

 

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It was questioned as to whether there was need for a ‘no right turn’ from Barwick Lane as traffic flow was expected to be low, however given that the report states that the visibility to the left for the right turning traffic from Barwick Lane is considerably below the required standard, the measures are notably justified.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council fully support the proposals outlined for the road safety scheme.  The Clerk to respond to Arup’s accordingly.

 

108. GREENSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

Ward Councillor D. Harrington introduced the two residents attending who have an interest in one of the business premises at Greenside shopping centre.

 

The residents expressed their concerns in respect of vandalism and deterioration of the shopping area.

 

It was suggested that a meeting be arranged to discuss the shopping centre and all interested parties be invited to attend.

 

Councillor Harrington informed that the Ward Councillors would arrange a Special Surgery to take place on 10th January 2007 at All Saints Secondary School commencing at 6.00 pm.

 

Councillor Harrington is to liaise with the Clerk in respect of final arrangements and invitations.

 

109. TESCO, INGLEBY BARWICK – REPORT BACK FROM THE MEETING ON THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2006.

 

It was noted that the meeting was well attended with representatives from Tesco, Police, IBIS Ward Councillors, Ingleby Barwick Parish Council, S.B.C. Enforcement team and Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens.

 

A discussion took place which was centred on the police analysis of the problems in the vicinity of Tesco, which has been highlighted as a POP (Problem Orientated Policing).  These were mainly criminal damage, litter, anti-social behaviour, underage drinking and groups of young people who intimidate shoppers and members of the public in the area.  Tesco had also identified damage to their vehicles and the exterior fabric of the store.

 

 

 

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The action agreed to be taken at the meeting was as follows:

 

-                      In the short term the police undertook to conduct extra patrols in the area,

this also being reinforced by regular patrols from Enforcement and the Community Wardens.

 

-                      Those people who were identified as committing anti-social behaviour would be issued with ASBO 13 forms.  Tesco agreed that they would issue warning letters to persistent offenders.  The police agreed to deliver these letters so that the message could also be given to parents.

 

-                      Tesco to arrange a security survey to include feasibility of installing CCTV on the exterior of the building.  They would also look at the lack of lighting on the roundabout.

 

-                      Councillors to continue to work to identify long-term solutions to deal with the identified problems.

 

-                      Publicity for the campaign through Gossip and the Police press office to emphasise the action which was being taken.

 

110. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY WARDENS – CYCLE STORAGE.

 

The Clerk informed that storage for the cycles within Ingleby Barwick is still being sought.  It is noted however that Tesco are currently considering the possibility of storing the cycles for the Community Wardens within their store.  If they are in agreement the cycles would need a stand.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council agrees to purchase a stand if required.  The Clerk to liaise with S.B.C. on the matter.

 

111. BLAIR AVENUE, INGLEBY BARWICK, WATER SEEPING ACROSS CARRIAGEWAY - Update.

 

The Clerk noted that S.B.C. has now confirmed the ownership of the adjacent land.

 

S.B.C. has served a formal notice on the landowner giving 28days for response, which is due to finish at the end of November 2006.  No response has been received to date.

 

 

 

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112. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of correspondence which has been circulated to Parish Council members for their information.

 

RESOLVED that this matter be discussed at a future meeting.

 

113. EASTERN AREA PARTNERSHIP BOARD – Report Back from Meeting on 24th October 2006.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman reported that an update was given on the Core Strategy Issues and Options, which will replace the Local Plan, from Rosemary Ellis of S.B.C. They are now analysing the responses received so far and will reconsult on the longer term plan, i.e. for the next 10 to 15 years.

 

It was noted that Thornaby Station Footbridge is in a very poor condition and Network Rail wanted to demolish it, however it provides a vital link to the Teesdale area. A recent survey found that 1,400 people used the bridge between 07:00a.m. and 09:00 p.m. It will now be replaced by a similar three span bridge but with improved lighting and disabled access ramps. This is intended to be completed by 2007/8.

 

Priority support was expressed for a pedestrian crossing on Ingleby Way and then transferring the School Crossing Patrol to Myton Park School.

 

114. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, PLANNING SERVICE – Report Back from Meeting on Wednesday 8th November 2006.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman reported that this meeting was a “peer review” of S.B.C.’s planning service and how it communicated with Parish Councils.

 

The Parish Councillors present expressed the opinion that constant changes of staff in the planning department made it difficult to establish a good working relationship. The reviewers assumed that plans were sent automatically to Parish Councils, they seemed surprised that we had to request them.

 

In general it was clear that the information was available, although in some cases it did now fit with Parish Council meeting timetables.

The reviewers are to prepare a report on 9th November 2006 which would go to Councillor R. Gibson and other senior members of S.B.C., it may never percolate down to Parish Councils.

 

 

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115. INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE ACCOMMODATION – LEASE, BARWICK LODGE.

 

The Clerk reported that the lease has now been signed and a copy is held on the Parish Council file.  An invoice is awaited from S.B.C. for the legal services provided.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange for payment of the invoice on receipt.

 

116. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL – Buildings Insurance.

 

The Clerk reported that the Proposal form has been completed by the Management Committee and returned to the insurance company accordingly.  The actual date for change over of the Hall to the Management Committees policy is expected to be 20th November 2006.

 

117. 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 £ 79,936.06, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.

 

Cheques Still to be Issued therefore amounts included in balance are as follows:

 

Mayor’s Donation                                                      -           £50.00

Marathon Runners, Donation to Charity                 -           £50.00

Reimbursement to Councillor Bowman                  -           £19.32

 

(b) Accounts due for Payment

RESOLVED that the following accounts be approved for payment:

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration November 2006;

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

 

The Clerk noted that the monthly internet payment to Orange of £14.99 is collected by direct debit.

 

Paula M. Hall – Reimbursement for Payment of Telephone Bill

Dated 17th October 2006                                                                             £      106.69

 

St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtgs

October 2006                                                                                                £        32.50

 

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Robinson’s – Rent for Office, due 5th December 2006                            £      220.00

 

Robinson’s Service Costs                                                                           £      177.08   

 

(c)  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts

No report.

 

(d) Section 137 Payments – Crimestoppers Appeal

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter updating the Parish Council on Crimestoppers.

Since 1988, Crimestoppers has been providing a way for people to pass valuable information to the police about crime and criminals without fear of retribution through their anonymous phone line.  In this time callers have contributed to the arrest and charge of 73,000 individuals for crimes ranging from murder to arson to drug offences, and every day 17 people are arrested or charged as a result of information passed to Crimestoppers.

At the heart of their work is the guarantee of anonymity, as those often with the best information may have reasons or personal pressures which prevent them from coming forward to the police.  Crimestoppers operates across the UK through a network of more than 450 volunteers who provide vital expertise and contacts in their local communities, helping form local crime fighting partnerships and target local crime ‘hotspots’.

Councils, community groups and commercial companies have generously responded to their funding appeals over the years for which they are most grateful; last year ensuring the availability of the service to more than 2,730 callers.  As a result of these calls 179 persons were arrested and charged with criminal offences.  228 criminal offences were detected ranging from murder, rape and robbery and property, including drugs, to the value of £82,378 was recovered.

Crimestoppers NE continues to fundraise and finance its valuable work throughout Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Cleveland, as one of the most successful of 37 regions of the Crimestoppers Trust.

They hope that the Parish Council will feel inspired to financially support their work fighting crime.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council agrees to make a donation of £40.00 to the Crimestoppers Appeal.  The Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.

 

118. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

 

Street Furniture – Dog Bins.

The Clerk informed that she is awaiting confirmation of installation of the three dogs bins being funded by the Parish Council, from S.B.C.

 

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The Clerk reported receipt of two further locations where dog bins have been requested, these being as follows:

 

-                      Ingleby Way, near Barwick Lodge;

-                      Stonebridge Crescent Area.

 

It was noted that there had also been a previous request for a bin to be located in the vicinity of Blair Avenue/Brecon Crescent.

 

The Clerk noted that since S.B.C. has changed supplier there has been a saving of in the region of £100 per bin.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council considers the purchase of a further three bins.  The Clerk to liaise with S.B.C. on the matter and report back to the Parish Council at the next meeting on 20th December 2006.

 

(b) Christmas tree/ Decorations.

The Clerk reported that she has received a price from Maynard’s Nursery for supply, delivery and removal of a 25ft Christmas tree at the cost of £245.00.

 

The Clerk is currently awaiting a price from Cleveland Land Services for erection of the tree and inspection visits, as well as liaising with S.B.C. on the purchase of lights.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk be delegated the responsibility of placing the orders in respect of the Christmas tree and lights on receipt of costings. 

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council progress the possibility of having a ‘living tree’ planted at a suitable location in the main centre of Ingleby Barwick, for use in future years.

 

(c) Tree Planting

The Clerk informed that in the last article for publication she had requested sites from residents which they think would benefit form tree planting, for consideration in this year’s project.  A number of suggestions have been received which include the following:

 

-                      Avens Way – Cut through to Harebell Close;

-           Rear of Barwick View;

            -           Hollybush Avenue;

           -         Middle Road, Triangular Shaped Piece of Land on the East Side of

Road, Adjacent to the Toucan Crossing

            -           Tesco, Perimeter of Store and Garage

     

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The sites have been forwarded to S.B.C. to check on suitability i.e. land ownership, service checks etc.

 

(d) Bulb Planting

The Clerk reported that she has liaised with the S.B.C. and the local schools regarding dates for this year’s bulb planting project to take place.

 

The arrangements for planting were confirmed as follows:

 

Monday 20th  November 2006                  9.30 am – 11.30 am

Whinstone Primary School and St. Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School

to plant along Myton Way, meeting outside St. Francis School.

 

Tuesday 21st November 2006                9.30 am – 11.30 am

All Saints Secondary School and Myton Park Primary School to plant

along Myton Way, meeting in All Saints Secondary School car park;

 

            Wednesday 22nd November 2006        9.30 am – 11.30 am

            Barley Fields Primary School and St. Therese of Lisieux RC Primary

           School to plant along Barwick Way, meeting at St. Francis of Assisi

           Church car park.

 

            Thursday 23rd November 2006               9.30 am – 11.30 am

            Ingleby Mill Primary School to plant along Barwick Way, Section between

           Sober Hall Roundabout and Pennine Way, meeting near the roundabout

           on Barwick Way.

 

119. 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.

 

Councillor R. Patterson stated that he is a Member of S.B.C.’s Planning Committee.  He informed that he would be involved in the discussions when the Parish Council considered the following items on the agenda:

 

-                      Item 20(a) Planning Application No. 06/3081/FUL

-                      Item 20(b) Planning Application 3244/FUL

 

 

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He stated that he would be giving his view based on the information available to date.  He reserves the right to consider all of the information available at a later date and to take a different decision/have different views when S.B.C. Planning Committee considers the applications.

 

(a) Planning Application No. 06/3081/FUL

     Proposal: New Roundabout Junction and Access on the A174.

     Location: Teesside Industrial Estate, Thornaby.

 

RESOLVED that this planning application be considered at the Parish Council meeting which has been arranged to take place on Wednesday 29th November 2006.

 

(c) Planning Application No. 06/3244/FUL

     Proposal: Erection of All Weather Garden Facility including a 2.6m High Covered

     Pergola.

     Location: Myton House Farm, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 06/3244/FUL.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk informs S.B.C. that the Parish Council has no comments to raise in respect of the proposal.

 

120.  REPORT FROM INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

 

It was noted that a new caretaker has now been appointed for the Community Hall.

 

121.  COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk produce a ‘feedback’ article on the tree planting and bulb planting projects.

 

122.  CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) Maynards Nursery, Great Broughton – Receipt of price list for Christmas trees 2006.

 

(b) Allianz Cornhill Insurance – Receipt of letter following the telephone conversation on 11th October 2006.  They are to understand that the Parish Council are Custodian Trustees of the Community Hall and the trust deed states that there must be Council representation on the Hall Committee.

 

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As advised on the telephone the fact that the Parish Council are Custodian Trustees means that they cannot insure the hall building as they have no insurable interest in the property.  This must be insured by the Management Committee.  They await the Parish Council’s further confirmation of as and when the Hall insurance transfer has taken place.

They also confirm that providing the three Councillors who represent the Parish Council on the Community Hall Management Committee are working at the request of the Council and under the Council’s control then the Officials Indemnity section will cover the Council.

However if they were three persons on the committee but it was just a coincidence that they happened to be Councillors there would be no cover.

 

(c) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Planning Service – Receipt of notification that the Council’s Planning Service is undergoing an external peer review to help the service recognise and celebrate its strengths and identify areas for improvement. 

 

(d) BT Information Mailing, BT Business Plan – Receipt of information mailing introducing the BT Business One Plan.

 

(e) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, E-Learning – Receipt of information on the e-learning courses available until 28th February 2007.  To date there are still libraries available.

These libraries are now being offered at the reduced price of £30.00 plus VAT for all three libraries.  Each library can be accessed from the date of purchase until 28th February 2007.

The three libraries available are: Business Essentials, Health and Safety and Workplace Legislation.  Within each library there are many courses to choose from.  There is also a built-in test for some of the courses and certificates will be issued to participants on completion of each course.

 

Receipt of the following training event:

 

-                      ‘Inspection of Play Areas for Volunteers’ training event to be held at Horden Parish Council, Horden Social Welfare Centre, Horden, Peterlee on Thursday 23rd November 2006 from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm.

 

(f) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Taxation and Administration Division – Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Non-Domestic Rating Demand Notice 2006/2007, Amount payable nil.

 

(g) NALC, Local Council Review – Receipt of the Local Council Review magazine, Volume 59, No.4 November 2006.

 

 

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(h) HM Revenue & Customs, News for Employers – Receipt of Employer Bulletin, Issue 24.

 

(i) NALC Key Points of the White Paper Specifically on Town and Parish Councils – Receipt of information from NALC.                                          

 

(j) The Local Government White Paper, Strong and Prosperous Communities – Receipt of Summary Document.

 

(k) NALC Quality Parish and Town Council Scheme – Receipt of information.

 

(l) Countryside Alliance, Post Office – Receipt of letter stating that as we all know, rural services are the lifeblood of rural communities, especially in the more remote areas of the country.  This is borne out by research which has shown that 91% of people feel that Post Offices play an important role in their communities.  Facts like this are particularly poignant when set against the bleak reality of our times: seven out of ten villages in England no longer have a shop; rural Britain has lost over a quarter of bank branches since 1995 and 20 traditional pubs are closing every month across Britain.

So when the Government announced in February its decision not to renew the Post Office Card Account (POCA) beyond 2010 and failed to make a decision on the subsidy given to rural Post Offices, it became clear that these threats to the future of rural Post Offices have the potential to devastate the communities they serve.

The Government needs to understand that the real value of a Post Office cannot be measured simply by turnover, and it must recognise that the benefit to the community goes far beyond the ‘doorstep’ of the Post Office.

That is why the Countryside Alliance is writing to the Parish Council as an active member of the local community.  If we feel the same as they do about our local Post Office then please help firstly by displaying the enclosed post card in our noticeboard.

In addition they have been asking their members to write urgently to Jim Fitzpatrick MP, the minister responsible for Post Offices, to let him know what their local Post Offices mean to them and what the loss would mean to their communities.

If Mr Fitzpatrick’s postbag tells him how communities feel he will hopefully recognise the importance of this issue, and if every community in the countryside is displaying cards saying ‘love the Post Office, love the countryside’, the message will be clearer still.

 

(m) ARUP A1044 Low Lane AIP Study – Receipt of Report which describes the findings of the accident investigation and prevention study undertaken for a section of A1044 Low Lane in Stockton-on-Tees and recommends the possible accident prevention and mitigation measures.

 

 

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(n) Turnock, Celebration Outdoor and Indoor Lighting – Receipt of catalogue.

 

(o) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership – Receipt of agenda and papers for the meeting on Tuesday 24th October 2006, 5.30 pm at The Five Lamps Organisation, Eldon Street, Thornaby.

 

(p) Clerks & Councils ‘Direct’ – Receipt of the ‘Direct’ magazine, Issue 48, November 2006.

 

(q) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Lease Barwick Lodge – Receipt of letter enclosing the lease for Barwick Lodge.  An invoice for charges in this regard will be forward in due course.

 

(r) Crimestoppers – Receipt of letter.

 

(s) Wicksteed Leisure – Receipt of brochure and pricelist for play equipment.

 

(t) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership – Receipt of notification of the informal meeting of the Eastern Area Partnership Board scheduled for Wednesday 8th November 2006.  The meeting includes a bus tour of Teesdale and will look at areas of interest including the University of Durham – Queens Campus, North Shore Development and residential areas within Teesdale.

 

(u) Robinson’s Estate Agents – Receipt of recharges to date including copies of the relevant invoices.

 

(v) The Ramblers – Receipt of letter informing that the 65th Annual General Meeting of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Area of the Ramblers’ Association, to which the Parish Council is affiliated, will be held at Romaldkirk Hall (2 pm on 17th March 2007).  This will be preceded by an easy walk from the Hall starting at 10 am.

Their constitution allows the election of representatives from local affiliated organisations to their area council, on the basis of one representative to every five or part five such organisations.  As they have 20 local organisations this allows a total of

4 representatives to be elected to council.

An affiliated club or organization is entitled to nominate one representative to council.  Should more than four affiliated organizations nominate representatives, the Annual General Meeting will decide the outcome.

 

(w) Barwick Lane Hedges Update - S.B.C. has sent letters to house owners informing them that the hedges are protected and it is their responsibility to maintain them.

 

 

Chairman………………………………………..

 

 

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DATE OF NEXT MEETINGS OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL.

 

A special meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29th November 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20th December 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2006

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL