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The areas highlighted for this walkabout were Tesco, the toddlers play area, teen shelter and the problem area for dog fouling complaints, which is the section of footpath/cycleway which runs from Just Learning Nursery across to Blair Avenue/Brecon Cresecent to the rear of All Saints Secondary School. 


(e) Item 92 2005/2006 Lowfields Avenue Review of Closure – Public Meeting Proposed Format, General Principles and Terms of Reference.

The Clerk reported that following the last Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 19th October 2005, she had submitted the suggestion to S.B.C. that both IAG and RAG be given a 5 minute slot to present their case at the public meeting.


S.B.C. replied to the suggestion, outlining several disadvantages in allowing this to go ahead and concluded that it would not be in the best interests of the consultation process, and could seriously undermine it, to agree to the two groups having allotted time to address the meeting.


The Parish Council made no further representations on this matter.


The Public Meeting has been organised by Stockton Borough Council, whose responsibility it is to determine how the meeting is conducted.


Councillor Faulks informed that a meeting would be taking place between S.B.C. officers, Arup Consultants and Ingleby Barwick Ward Councillors on Monday 21st November 2005 to agree the format for the public meeting.


(f) Item 93 2005/2006 Eastern Area Transport Strategy – priorities.

The Clerk reported that she has received notification from S.B.C. that following stakeholders identifying their priorities, returns received by 26th October 2005 were considered along with the Chair, and a list of the ‘top twelve’ priorities have been determined.

A public consultation exercise will be held at the following locations from noon on Monday 21st November 2005 for one week:


-                      Tesco, Ingleby Barwick

-                      Thornaby Library, Thornaby Pavillion.


Visitors will be informed of the top twelve priorities identified by the stakeholders; all of the Problems, Opportunities and Actions identified at the first round of meetings will also be on display.  Questionnaires will be provided; with the opportunity for respondents to identify their top three actions from the prioritised list, as well as one other issue they feel may have been missed.




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Once the public consultation exercise is complete, the final Eastern Area Transport Strategy will be finalised in consultation with the Chair to take into account responses received from the public.  S.B.C. will write to the Parish Council again at this stage to inform them of the outcome.


(g) Item 95 Ingleby Mill Primary School Development, Barwick Way/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick – Screening to Adjacent Properties.

The Clerk reported that she has responded to the resident noting the information they have provided, however the Parish Council would be grateful if they could provide them with further information, including a plan if possible, in respect of the suggestion of bringing the small areas of woodland into the private garden.


(h) Item 96  2005/2006 A Short Ceremony Dedicated to ‘Service to the Community’ on the occasion of the Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary, Sunday 23rd October 2005 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.

It was noted that the Service was well attended.



The Clerk noted receipt of correspondence from S.B.C. stating that as the Parish Council are no doubt aware; works are currently underway on Barwick Way in order to accommodate Ingleby Mill Primary School, which is due to open at the end of February 2006.  The current speed limit along this section of Barwick Way (between the Low Lane roundabout and the Sober Hall Avenue roundabout) is 40 mph.  It is proposed to reduce the speed limit along this section of Barwick Way to 30 mph, as in line with a key objective of securing a maximum of 30 mph around all educational establishments, particularly primary schools.  There will also be a school crossing patrol operating in the vicinity of the school.

Works are currently being undertaken on Barwick Way, which will include the introduction of a new roundabout, in order to gain access to the new school site.  There will also be the implementation of a right turn filter lane on Barwick Way, Southbound enabling access to the school site.

Arrangements are currently being made for S.B.C. Traffic Survey Officer to carry out a survey along this length of Barwick Way to ascertain the current speeds, but the introduction of the new roundabout should be enough to reduce the speeds sufficiently in accordance with a 30 mph speed limit.  Cleveland Police have no objections to the proposed reduction in the speed limit.

The Parish Council’s comments are requested by Friday 19th November 2005.


RESOLVED that the Parish Council supports the proposal.  The Clerk to reply to S.B.C. accordingly.



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The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from S.B.C. informing that the ongoing preparation of Alteration Number One to the Stockton Borough Local Plan has progressed and is now nearing completion.  As the Parish Council may recall, a Public Local Inquiry formally commenced on 22nd February 2005, chaired by an independent Planning Inspector to consider all outstanding objections received to the First Deposit, Revised Deposit and Pre-Inquiry Changes Drafts.

Following the closing of the Public Local Inquiry, the Inspector has reviewed all outstanding written objections and made a series of recommendations in the Inspector’s Report.  These recommended changes, together with a small number of minor changes made to reflect most up to date circumstances, are now to be published as the Statutory Proposed Modifications Draft (SPM).

The Statutory Proposed Modifications Draft has been approved by Planning Committee and Cabinet, and is to be put before Full Council on 2nd November.  If there are no issues raised at that meeting, the Council intends to publish the draft on 7th November for 6 weeks consultation, ending at 5 p.m., Monday 19th December 2005.  If no objections to the proposals are received during the period given for making objections S.B.C. intend to adopt the plan on the expiry of that period.


The Inspector’s report is available for inspection free of charge now, and the Statutory Proposed Modifications Draft together with the schedule of changes will be available for inspection free of charge from 7th November 2005, at various locations, including:


-                      Stockton Borough Council Planning Department, 72 Church Road,


            -           Ingleby Barwick Library, Community Campus, Blair Ave., Ingleby Barwick.


Copies of these documents may be downloaded free from www.stockton.gov.uk or purchased from the Planning Reception.


-                      Inspector’s report £7.50

-                      Statutory Proposed Modifications Draft and Schedule of changes £5


Objections to, and representations in respect of, the proposed modifications should be sent in writing to: Neil Cole, Development Plans Manager before 5 p.m. on Monday 19th December 2005.  Objections and representations should specify the matters to which they relate and the grounds on which they are made, however Objections may only relate to the changes made to the Plan since the Revised Deposit Draft (June 2004).  They may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of the withdrawal, adoption, approval or rejection of the plan.




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RESOLVED that the Clerk request a copy of the Inspector’s report and Statutory Proposed Modifications Draft and Schedule of changes, from S.B.C.



The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from S.B.C. informing that a meeting of the Parish Council Liaison Forum has been arranged for Tuesday 13th December 2005 at 7.00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees.

Items for the meeting need to be submitted to Stockton Council by Thursday 1st December 2005.


The Clerk informed that she would circulate the information to Parish Council Members requesting items for discussion.



It was noted that the current situation of busing our secondary school pupils off Ingleby Barwick to nearby schools is totally unsatisfactory.


In a recent announcement made by the Prime Minister Tony Blair it was indicated that the Governments plan is to expand successful secondary schools even if this means depleting other schools in the area.


It was suggested that in view of this, the possibility of providing further secondary school places in Ingleby Barwick be progressed including the possibility of expanding All Saints Secondary School.


It was noted that All Saints Secondary is a Church of England school and the Queen is supporting more Christian education in Britain.


RESOLVED that representations on this matter be progressed.



The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from PC Stockley which he has sent to the businesses on Myton Road.  The letter states that in his opinion a CCTV system covering the businesses on Myton Road, including Tesco and Bannatynes would contribute a great deal.  It would help to eradicate anti-social behaviour and prevent crime in the area.







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He has been in consultation with Ashwin Lal of Visual Security Systems who provided the CCTV for Beckfields area.  There are approximately 20 businesses in the catchment area and it is thought that a 10-12 metre pole with a PTZ (plan, tilt and zoom) camera situated centrally near to the Petrol Station would be ideal.  This would cover Tesco car park and front doors, Tesco Petrol Station, Bannatynes car park and front doors, both Doctors’ Surgeries and all the businesses on Myton Road.

He intends to hold a meeting in the near future regarding the possibility of CCTV in the area.


RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to PC Stockley informing that the Parish Council supports the proposal to provide a CCTV camera at the location, which would be beneficial in eradicating anti-social behaviour and prevent crime in the area.



The Clerk noted that the Ingleby.net project are interested in developing a Fair Trade café/centre at the Beckfields Medical Centre and have made an approach to the Parish Council to ascertain their interest in renting/leasing an office at the centre. 

Discussions are still in the early stages and the availability of funding is being progressed by ingleby.net.

The Clerk noted that the Ardent Financial Services section of Barwick Lodge is now up for let; however Robinson’s Estate Agents have indicated that they would be willing to relocate the Parish Council to another office within the building.




(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 £ 60,766.58, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.


(b) Accounts for Payment.


Paula M. Hall – Remuneration November 2005;

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


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


            Internet Charges (November 2005)                                                            £        14.99


BT Telephone Bill                                                                                                      £         89.91





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Ardent Financial Services – Parish Council office costs

for October 2005                                                                                                       £       211.00

Gas/electric/Water costs to date                                                                             £       316.35


St. Francis Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtg

October 2005                                                                                                            £        32.50


Maynards Nursery – Christmas Tree                                                                      £       260.00


(c) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

The Tresurers report dated 2nd November 2005 was circulated to Parish Council Members with the Agenda for the meeting.




(a) Street Furniture

The Clerk noted that she has contacted S.B.C. to inform them that the Parish Council have agreed to provide three dog bins to be sited at the problem locations highlighted.

S.B.C. are to confirm details with the Parish Council, however it was noted that if we order the bins in January 2006 they may be able to include them in with another order, which would reduce costs.


It was noted that Copeland Vets, based at Myton Park shopping centre are interested in helping provide dog bins.


It was suggested that consideration be given to providing a dog bin on Blair Avenue/Brecon Crescent.


(b) Christmas Tree/Decorations

The Clerk reported that she has placed the order for a 30ft Christmas tree with Maynard’s Nursery at Great Broughton, as in previous years.  The cost of the tree is £260.


The tree is to be delivered and erected on Wednesday 23rd November 2005 by Cleveland Land Services (as last year) at the cost of £315.00 plus VAT.  Weekly inspections, which are required for insurance purposes will be carried out at the cost of £40 per visit.


The tree will be removed in January 2006 by Maynard’s Nursery at the cost of £50.


RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange for a chestnut paling fence to be erected around the perimeter of the tree once the lights have been put on it by S.B.C.



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(c) Tree Planting


The Clerk reported that she has contacted S.B.C. to suggest that in view of any possible future implementation of Stage 4 of the Thornaby Bypass, consideration could be given to planting trees in that vicinity to help provide established screening.

S.B.C. is currently surveying the existing trees for replacements and will contact the Parish Council in due course.


(d) Bulb Planting

The Clerk informed that the arrangements for this year’s bulb planting are as follows:


Tuesday 29th November 2005                9.30 am – 11.30 am

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

to plant along Ingleby Way, meeting at Barwick Lodge car park

(Robinson’s Estate Agents);


Wednesday 30th November 2005          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;


            Thursday 1st December 2005                  9.30 am – 11.30 am

            Ingleby Mill Primary School and St. Therese of Lisieux RC Primary School

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



Saturday 3rd December 2005       9.30 am to 12 noon:

Venue to be agreed nearer the date.

The following groups have been invited to assist with planting:


Ingleby Barwick Guides;

Ingleby Barwick Scout Group;

Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick Football Club.



Councillor Bowman reiterated the information regarding the public consultation exhibition on the Eastern Area Transport Strategy priorities, taking place week commencing 21st November 2005.



No report was received.




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RESOLVED that the Parish Council’s next article include information on the Restructuring of the Police as per the presentation earlier tonight.



(a) William Smith, Material Distribution, Graphic Solutions, Sign Solutions – Receipt of in.touch, Issue 25, information mailing.


(b) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Stockton-on-Tees Local Development Framework, Submission Draft Statement of Community Involvement – Receipt of letter thanking the Parish Council for their response on the Submission Draft Statement of Community Involvement.  The reference number assigned to the comments is SCI Sub 011.

After the end of the consultation period, October 12, the letter, along with any others received will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate, to be considered as part of the independent examination into the soundness of the Statement of Community Involvement.


(c) Lilac Gardens, Grave Tending Service – Receipt of correspondence introducing the Service.  Lilac Gardens is newly formed with the main aim to help provide a Grave tending service for people who can no longer tend their loved ones grave, for whatever reasons.  The quality service includes the following:

            -           Planting up the area with bedding plants

            -           Cleaning the headstone

            -           A photographic record and written report sent to you

            -           Their telephone number left at the cemetery

            -           A bouquet or wreath laid on special dates


They are currently working with Redcar Cemetery Users Committee, which was set up by people who have relatives and loved ones in the Cemetery.  Their aim is to improve the footpaths and the overall appearance of the cemetery by applying for grants for repairs and improvements.

They would be grateful if the Parish Council can suggest a way that their services can be made known to the people that may need them.


(d) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership, Tuesday 25th October 2005Receipt of the agenda and corresponding papers for the meeting on Tuesday 25th October 2005 at 9.30 a.m. at Bannatyne Fitness, Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick.

Receipt of dates for the following future meetings:

-                      22nd November 2005, 5.30 p.m. at the Youthy, Thornaby Road;

-                      20th December 2005, 9.30 a.m. at the Robert Atkinson Centre.



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(e) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Minutes – Receipt of the following:

            -           Minute Nos. 247 – 419, July – October 2005.


(f) One Voice Tees Valley, Tees Valley Briefing – Receipt of the Tees Valley Briefing, October 2005, which incorporates a membership form for the six month period to 31st March 2006 for the subscription of £12.50.


(g) Stockton Renaissance, Community Strategy 2005-2008 – Receipt of the Community Strategy 2005-2008 document.


(h) Clerks & Councils ‘Direct’ – Receipt of the ‘Direct’ magazine November 2005, Issue 42.


(i) Ingleby Barwick Rangers – Receipt of letter acknowledging the Parish Council’s grant cheque for £250.  The group hopes to see a local show at Christmas and they will also be using the money to pay off their existing debts to Thornaby District funds, approximately £70, for previous census payments and purchase of books and badges etc.  Any money remaining after this will be used to purchase craft materials and to pay census money to the guiding association.  The Rangers would like to thank the Parish Council for their continuing help and support.


(j) Maynards Nursery – Receipt of invoice for the supply of a 30ft Christmas tree to be delivered on Wednesday 23rd November 2005, for the sum of £260.


(k) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Stockton Borough Council Local Plan, Alteration Number One – Receipt of letter.


(l) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Receipt of Treasurers report dated 2nd November 2005.


(m) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Receipt of Invoice for use of the Church Hall by the Parish Council for their meeting in October 2005, for the sum of £32.50.


(n) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Parish Council Liaison Forum – Receipt of letter.


(o) Ingleby Barwick Residents Network – Receipt of letter.


(p) CCTV Proposal – Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of copy of a letter from PC Stockley which he has sent to the businesses on Myton Road.





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(q) Ardent Mortgage Solutions, Office Costs – Receipt of invoice for office costs in October 2005, which includes outstanding gas electricity and water costs to date, totaling £527.35.


(r) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Reduction in Speed Limit, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of correspondence.


(s) Ash Trees School & Resource Centre, Request for Funding – Receipt of letter.


(t) Steering the Green Agenda, ‘East’ Journal – Receipt of the ‘East’ Journal, November 2005 Volume 3 number 5.


(u) Society of Local Council Clerks, ‘The Clerk’ magazine – Receipt of ‘The

Clerk’, Volume 35 No. 5, November 2005.


(v) The Standards Board for England, Town and Parish Standard:05 – Receipt of the ‘Town and Parish Standard:05’.


(w) National Association of Local Councils, ‘Local Council Review’ – Receipt of the ‘Local Council Review’, Volume 57 No.4, November 2005.


(x) MIBuS – Receipt of notification that the plans for an innovative bus link connecting parts of Teesside have won £721,464 boost from the Government.

Stockton Borough Council and Arriva have been awarded the funds for a service between Stockton and Ingleby Barwick with Middlesbrough and the James Cook University Hospital, providing vital links across the district.

Known as MIBus, the half-hourly route will use four modern buses with a host of revolutionary features designed to attract car drivers back on to public transport.

The low-floor MIBuS vehicles will be fitted to look more like cars than buses, with leather seating and double glazing, along with the possibility of on-board information displays and sockets for charging mobile phones.

Welcoming the funding from the Government’s Kichstart scheme, Stockton Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Bob Cook, said: “This will give local bus services a boost and show the high standards we are striving to achieve to make buses a realistic and an attractive alternative to the car.”

“The MIBuS service will make it easier for staff, outpatients and visitors living in Stockton to get to the regional facilities at the James Cook University Hospital and, at the same time, provide Parkfield residents with a readily accessible bus service.”

“It will also provide a new bus service for Ingleby Barwick and the expanding Preston Farm Industrial Estate, connecting people with job opportunities.”





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A further innovation proposed, although still subject to consultation with residents, is the possibility of a new bus gate to allow the service to link Parkfield Road and Bowesfield Lane, in Stockton.  The scheme would use rising bollards that would allow only buses to pass, with the route remaining closed to other traffic.

Buses that are running late may also be given priority at traffic lights.

Arriva’s Steve Noble said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Stockton Council to provide a state-of-the-art bus service that caters for the needs of the passenger and makes best use of new technology to make buses more attractive and reliable.”

Stockton was one of 43 schemes to receive Government support from 117 bids submitted.

Transport Minister Karen Buck said:”This is great news for bus users, who will benefit from faster and more reliable services with better waiting facilities and improved journey experiences.”

The service is expected to begin next summer.




The next meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 21st December 2005, at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.










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