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Dog Fouling FPN’s issued from Jan 2004 to present – total 57

Of the above 3 FPN’s in Ingleby Barwick.


The information was noted for the Parish Council’s records.


It was noted that Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens are working closely with the Animal Welfare Officers on targeting dog fouling.



The Clerk reported receipt of notification of the following training events:


-                     ‘The Role and Procedures of a Parish or Town Council’ – Half-Day Event

 to be held at Durham County Council, Room 1a on Wednesday 9th March

 2005 from 5 pm to 8 pm;


-           ‘The Role and Procedures of a Parish or Town Council’ – Half-Day Event

 to be held at Saltburn Leisure Centre on Wednesday 23rd March

 2005 from 5 pm to 8 pm;


-           ‘The Role and Procedures of a Parish or Town Council’ – Half-Day Event

 to be held in the Council Chamber, Teesdale DC on Wednesday 30th

 March 2005 from 5 pm to 8 pm;


-           ‘The Role and Procedures of a Parish or Town Council’ – Half-Day Event

 to be held at Ferryhill Town Council on Wednesday 13th April 2005 from

5 pm to 8 pm.




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

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from Mr Jagpal informing that the lighting situation at the shopping centre is in hand and they have instructed an electrician to look at the lighting.  With regard to the graffiti on the wall of the Beckfields Medical Centre, they have removed this three times in the last two years.  It is suggested that on this occasion the Parish Council contact the doctors surgery to have the graffiti removed.


The Clerk reported that S.B.C. have visited Greenside shopping area and have informed the Parish Council that the blue tub to the rear of the shops is now suitably secured and they are satisfied with the action taken by the shop unit to date.

If the Parish Council has any further concerns in the future they are to inform S.B.C.



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The Clerk noted that she had spoken with Full Circle Pubs and the Manager at the Teal Arms Public House regarding the damage around the grate in the car park.  The Clerk also followed this up with a formal letter.  The matter is being dealt with.


(b) Item 7 2004/2005 CCTV Camera, Beckfields Shopping Centre, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk noted that she has been informed by Visual Security Systems (V.S.S.) that

the CCTV camera will be erected in 7-10 days.


(c) Item 138 2004/2005 Planted/Flower beds, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk reported that S.B.C. is to plant two big flowerbeds at the Ingleby Way entrance and also at the Barwick Way entrance into Ingleby Barwick, one on either side of the road.  Planting will commence in early May 2005.

An additional number of planted tubs are also to be provided.


(d) Item 150 2004/2005 Mud on the Road, Queen Elizabeth Way.

The Clerk reported that she has been in contact with both S.B.C. and Persimmon Homes.

Persimmon have informed that they use two forklifts at their sites with brush attachments, these are used to clear the mud from the roads as and when required. 

It is noted that both Persimmon and Charles Church have a sweeper, which clean the roads at the end of each day.


The Clerk noted receipt of a copy of correspondence from S.B.C., which has been sent to Persimmon Homes along with four photographs. 


S.B.C. have informed Persimmon Homes that they are very concerned about the state of the carriageway between the roundabout on Queen Elizabeth Way and the first roundabout on The Rings, including the slip road and access onto Queen Elizabeth Way (northbound).  They have been requested to improve the cleaning regime of the carriageway, jet wash the carriageway surface within the next 7 days and forward their proposals for dealing with this issue for the future.  If Persimmon fails to arrange to wash the carriageway then S.B.C. shall arrange for the work to be done and seek to recover all costs from Persimmon.  Continued failure to keep the carriageway free from deposits of mud may lead to prosecution under Sections 149/151 of The Highways Act.  S.B.C. look forward to Persimmon’s co-operation with the matter.


Persimmon have responded as follows:


They will endeavour to clean the carriageway as per SBC’s request and also they will endeavour to improve the current situation on the overall development.




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Obviously with the current level of activity the company has ongoing on Ingleby Barwick, they can encounter unforeseen problems when hauliers, contractors or other developers who do not follow their site rules.  When this does occur, their site teams will always endeavour to deal with the problem as soon as they become aware.


(e) Item 164 (c1) Tesco Ingleby Barwick, Street Lighting.

The Clerk noted receipt of correspondence informing that Tesco’s Property Maintenance Department have been asked to ensure all existing lighting is in full working order as soon as possible.  With regard to additional lighting, this will be looked into, however it is unlikely that they will be able to provide a definitive answer on this aspect before the Parish Council’s next meeting on Wednesday 16th February 2005.


RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange a meeting with the new Manager of Tesco to discuss a number of issues.  The meeting to be attended by Councillors Mrs I. Machin, Mrs S. Rouse and the Clerk.




(a) Parish Council Current Balance Sheet.

The Clerk/Treasurer circulated copies of the Parish Council's current financial statement, showing a balance of £ 54,169.20, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.


(b) Accounts for Payment.

The following Accounts were approved for payment, at the meeting:


Paula M. Hall – Remuneration February 2005;

            Paula M. Hall - Tax and N.I. Contribution February 2005;


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


            Internet Charges (February 2005)                                                   £        14.99                                                                                                                                      

Use of Church Centre for P.C. Meetings

January 2005                                                                                     £         60.00         


Ardent Financial Services – Parish Council office costs

for February 2005                                                                                         £       211.00

(excludes running costs i.e. gas/electric)





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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Provision of Community Warden Service at Ingleby Barwick

Invoice for the Community Warden Service for quarter three

01/10/04 – 30/12/04                                                                                     £ 11,227.13


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Provision of Community Warden Service at Ingleby Barwick

Invoice for the Community Warden Service for quarter four

31/12/04 to 31/3/05                                                                                      £ 11,227.13


(c) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

The Clerk circulated the Treasurers Report dated 14th February 2005.


(d) Section 137 Payments – Requests for Grant Aid from Voluntary

Organisations Active Within Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk noted receipt of a request for Grant Aid from 1st Ingleby Barwick  Guides for the sum of £300.00.


In the early part of the year they are planning a weekend away at the Guide House in Egton and during the summer they are planning their annual camp.  Both of these involve planning exciting activities for the Guides to partake in and inevitably expenses are incurred.  They also have to pay annual insurance cover for their camping and holiday equipment which amounts to approximately £90.

The Parish Council grant is always a necessity to keep the unit able to offer the activities they do.

The Guides were very proud to collect the Care For Your Area Community Award for 2004.


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



(a) Tree Planting.

The Clerk circulated the information received from S.B.C. showing the proposed tree planting for this season.

The sites recommended are as follows:


-           Ingleby Way – 5 additional trees to supplement previous planting;

-           Penyghent Way – new scheme inc. 10 new trees;

-           Wheatear Lane/Barwick Way – replacements (3 no. planted already);

-                     Beckfields Community Centre – replacements to be considered, e.g. 5

           no. larger trees.



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The total number of trees would be 23 no. at estimated cost of £1900-£2100 – this would include for larger trees at 14-16cm girth and slightly larger at 16-18cm girth for the site at Beckfields Community Centre (i.e. all trees over 4m tall with thicker stems).


As with previous planting S.B.C. would agree to assist with funding to meet the additional cost over the £1000 committed by the Parish Council.


S.B.C. have also looked at the Christmas tree option, however after contacting suppliers of large trees, they have only been able to find small container trees of suitable species at only 1.5 to 2m tall (cost £150.00) – this is mainly due to the fact that conifers do not transplant well therefore are usually restricted to containers of a limited size – otherwise, varieties of Christmas trees are not available – for location, they would suggest somewhere close to the top of Barwick Way near the Myton House? but will await the Parish Council’s comments on this.


Tree planting at Ingleby Way r/o Hidcote Gardens is not considered feasible at present due to the extent of services but also lack of complete information from some of the service providers – a small portion appears to be clear of services based on the information they have, however the ground is also very wet for prolonged periods in the winter, which makes the successful establishment of trees uncertain.


S.B.C. can arrange for the planting in the near future as they have contractors undertaking other similar projects at present.


The Parish Council’s confirmation of acceptance of the proposals is requested.


RESOLVED that the Clerk contact S.B.C. to confirm that the Parish Council is in agreement with the proposals to plant at the four sites listed and will contribute the sum of £1,000.00 towards the project.  The Clerk to also request that consideration is given to providing stronger protection for the trees by either double staking or other suitable means.




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.





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(a) Planning Application No. 04/3868/SOR

Land At Green Lane, Proposed New School – Environmental Statement Scoping Report


The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 04/3868/SOR.


RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. on behalf of the Parish Council:


The Parish Council has concerns with regard to the impact the proposal would have on the traffic situation, which needs to be addressed.


(b) Planning Application No. 05/0151/FUL

Extension to Form Bulk Store, Cage Marshalling Area, Unloading Dock and Extended Fence and Gates to Service Yard,

Tesco Stores, Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick.


The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 05/0151/FUL.


RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. on behalf of the Parish Council:


The Parish Council would suggest that the fence be screened by tree planting, to make it less obtrusive.


(c) Planning Application No. 04/3905/EIS

Resubmission of Outline Application for the Erection of 250 No. Apartments and Hotel Extension Including New Leisure and Business Centre and New Means of Access (Demolition of Existing Nightclub/Leisure Complex/Function Rooms),

Tall Trees Hotel, Worsall Road, Yarm. 


The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 04/3905/EIS.


RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. on behalf of the Parish Council:


Such a large development should not be considered in isolation.  There are a number of other proposals in the surrounding area and therefore consideration should be given to the ‘overall picture’.



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If Yarm School relocates and the site is developed, then Yarm could have in the region of 600 apartments near the centre plus the 250 on this site.  The traffic implications of that, as well as the proposals for the new school next to the driving range on Green Lane, plus the number of buses and cars from Ingleby Barwick taking children to Conyers Secondary School, need to be carefully considered.

It is noted that the provision of the proposed park and ride scheme would be an advantage.

Concerns are raised with regard to the loss of a popular place of entertainment and leisure for the young people of the area, when there is already a lack of these facilities.



It was noted that the Management Committee had met on Monday 14th February 2005.


The possibility of storing the cycles for Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens in the office at the Hall was discussed, however the office is currently used for storage and space is limited.  It was therefore decided that the Warden Service would need to look for an alternative location.




RESOLVED that the Clerk prepare an article for publication in the next edition of Insider, which is to include the following items:


-           Lowfields Avenue, Ingleby Barwick – Review of Closure

-           Area Transport Strategies and The Local Transport Plan (LTP)

-           Tree Planting at Ingleby Barwick Spring 2005

-           Flowerbeds/Planted Tubs, Ingleby Barwick.

-           Parish Council Office

-           Parish Council Meetings/Minutes


The Clerk to liaise with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Parish Council.




(a) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Stockton News – Receipt of letter informing that they are currently making preparations for the next issue of Stockton News, namely the Spring 2005 edition.  The magazine will be delivered to households and businesses across the Borough on Friday 1st April 2005.  The deadline for receipt of all articles for consideration, and copy for advertisements should be submitted by no later than 11.30 am on Wednesday 2nd February 2005.




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(b) Tees Valley Regeneration – Receipt of official newsletter for North Shore.


(c) Glasdon – Receipt of information mailing.


(d) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Authorisation of the Qualified Person and Amendments to Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 – Receipt of letter informing the Parish Council of the authorisation of Qualified Persons under section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for Parish & Town Councils and Parish Meetings and the Secretary of State’s decision to:


Authorise the following officers as the qualified persons for the purpose of section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for parishes in England:


Authority                   Primary Authorisation                   Secondary Authorisation


            Parish & Town           Clerk to the Council                          Chairman of the Council



Parish Meetings       Chairman of the Parish Meeting      Proper Officer of the

District Council


Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Section 36 of the Act provides for information to be exempt from disclosure where that information would, or would be likely to, inhibit:


-                     the free and frank provision of advice, or

-                     the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation, or

-                     the effective conduct of public affairs.


The qualified person.

The exemption will only apply if the reasonable opinion of a qualified person is that any of the above effects would or would be likely to follow from a disclosure.  The qualified person for each public authority falling with section 36(5)(o) of the Act must be authorised by a Minister of the Crown as provided for by section 36(5)(o)(iii). 


Public authorities falling within that section include parishes in England.  More than one person may be authorised as a qualified person.


The Clerk to the council, for parish councils and the Chairman in the case of parish meetings is to be the primary qualified person. 



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Where they are absent responsibility for carrying out the functions of the qualified person will fall to the Chairman in the case of parish councils and the proper officer of the district council in the case of parish meetings.


(e) Society of Local Council Clerks, Branch Meeting – Receipt of invitation to attend the next County Durham & Cleveland Branch Meeting which will take place on Saturday 12th February 2005 at Council Chamber, Peterlee Town Council, Shotton Hall, Peterlee commencing at 10 am and finishing at 1 pm.


(f) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Parish Council Liaison Forum – Receipt of Agenda for the meeting on Monday 7th February 2005, as well as the Minutes of the Meeting on 7th October 2004.


(g) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership – Receipt of notification of training events.


(h) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership Member, Invitation to Attend a One-Day Event at the Robert Atkinson Centre, Thornaby – Receipt of an invitation from the Neighbourhood Renewal Team to attend a one-day event, on 1st March 2005 at the Robert Atkinson Centre, Thornaby, to discuss the following:


Local Action Plans – Holmes & Middlefield/Mandale/Ray of Light (Thornaby).


(i) Harding Gardening, Landscapes and Maintenance – Receipt of letter indicating ‘Harding Gardening Services’ interest in tendering for any scope of work involving grass cutting, tree surgery, landscaping & gardening services, that the Parish Council may have.  They aim to provide best value and previous references can be obtained.


(j) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Provision of Community Warden Service at Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of invoice for the Community Warden Service for quarter three, 01/10/04 – 30/12/04, for the sum of £11,227.13.


(k) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Provision of Community Warden Service at Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of invoice for the Community Warden Service for quarter four, 31/12/04 to 31/3/05, for the sum of £11,227.13.


(l) One Voice Tees Valley – Receipt of ‘Tees Valley Briefing’ February 2005.


(m) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As Amended), Appeal By Applicant, 5 Foreland Point, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter informing that the applicant submitted a planning application reference no. 04/0203/OUT to Stockton Council for the erection of 1 no. detached dwelling house at the above property, which was refused by Stockton Planning Committee. 



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Following the decision the applicant has appealed to the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State has appointed an Inspectorate to determine the appeal and this will be dealt with by way of a Hearing.  The Hearing is to be held at 10 am on Tuesday 8th March in the 1st Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees.  Representatives from the Parish Council may wish to attend the Public Inquiry or ask someone to attend on their behalf and at the Inspector’s discretion the representative may be entitled to give their views


(n) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Receipt of invoice for use of the Church Hall by the Parish Council for its meetings in the month of January 2005, for the sum of £60.00.


(o) Beckfields Shopping Centre, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter from Mr Jagpal.


(p) Winter Services in Stockton: Advisory Leaflet – Receipt of letter and five copies of the advisory leaflet entitled ‘Winter Services in Stockton’.  The Highway Network Management team in close co-operation with Care For Your Area and the Road Safety teams have produced this leaflet.  It provides an overall plan of the Borough showing the Priority gritting routes, detailed ‘snapshots’ of five of the more densely populated areas, advice on winter driving, a brief summary of the Council’s winter maintenance policy and a list of useful contact telephone numbers.


The leaflets have been initially distributed to the main Council office reception areas, to all Ward Councillors, Parish Councils and Care For Your Area.


(q) Cleveland Police – Receipt of letter from Inspector Garrett.


(r) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Citizen Engagement and Public Services: Why Neighbourhoods Matter and Vibrant Local Leadership – Receipt of the following discussion documents:


-                     Citizen Engagement and Public Services: Why Neighbourhoods Matter;

-                     Vibrant Local Leadership.


(s) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, World War II 60th Anniversary Events – Receipt of letter enclosing details of grants available from The Big Lottery Fund to commemorate World War II.


-                     The Home Front Recall provides grants of between £500 - £20,000 for

           community projects, closing date 31st March 2005;





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-                     The Heroes Return provides funding for veterans, their wives/husbands, widows/widowers and their present day carers to visit overseas where they saw active service.  Free One-Year Passports are also available to veterans wishing to attend commemorative events, closing date 31st March 2005;


-                     Their Past Your Future is a UK-wide schools and education scheme to enable young people to learn about veterans’ experiences of war.


(t) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, Young Ambition Rural Opportunities – Receipt of information mailing regarding the conference ‘Young Ambition Rural Opportunities’ on 17th March 2005, 10 am to 3.30 pm at Darlington Football Club.  The conference is organised by Tees Valley Rural Community Council in partnership with The Countryside Agency.


Speakers, workshops and exhibitions will share examples of good practice in addressing the following issues:


-                     How can rural young people explore and take up opportunities for education, housing, leisure and jobs?

-                     Can they have a say in how their communities are run?

-                     What opportunities for enterprise are open to them?

-                     How can young people in towns benefit from the surrounding countryside?


There is no charge for this event.


(u) River Tees Heritage Park, A cultural/education resource for residents; visitor/tourist attraction for the region – Receipt of information.         


(v) CPRE Membership – Information leaflet.                                          


(w) Broom Hill Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Crossing Point Improvements – Receipt of information detailing the proposed improvements to the crossing point into St. Francis of Assisi Primary School, Ingleby Barwick.


(x) Tesco Stores, Street Lighting, Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of correspondence.


(y) The Rings/Queen Elizabeth Way, Mud on the Road – Receipt of a copy of correspondence from S.B.C., which has been sent to Persimmon Homes along with four photographs. 



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The next scheduled monthly meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 16th March 2005 commencing at 7.15 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.











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