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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 19TH JANUARY 2005, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;

 

Vice Chairman: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

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

 

Ward Councillor: Mrs J. Beaumont;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall.

 

2 Residents of Ingleby Barwick.

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Councillors Ms J. Morrison and D. Scott.

 

150. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Mud on the Road, Queen Elizabeth Way.

 

Concerns were raised regarding the condition of the roads around Persimmon’s Fairview and Riverview developments, Ingleby Barwick, where mud is being traveled out of the sites and onto both Myton Way and Queen Elizabeth Way.  In particular, the slip road from ‘The Rings’ development onto Queen Elizabeth Way is very bad.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contact both Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) and Persimmon Homes regarding the matter, with the view to appropriate action being taken to clear the roads of mud.

 

151. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

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. 7                             -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Proposed Extension –

   Building Regulation Approval;

 

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Item No. 8                             - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Proposed O2

  Installation, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Item No. 11 (d)                    -  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 Mrs I. Machin declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following items on the Agenda, as she represents the Parish Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 7                             -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Proposed Extension –

   Building Regulation Approval;

 

Item No. 8                             - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Proposed O2

  Installation, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Item No. 11 (d)                    -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

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. 7                             -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Proposed Extension –

   Building Regulation Approval;

 

Item No. 8                             - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Proposed O2

  Installation, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Item No. 11 (d)                    -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

Councillor N. Morrison 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:

 

 

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Item No. 7                             -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Proposed Extension –

   Building Regulation Approval;

 

Item No. 8                             - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Proposed O2

  Installation, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Item No. 11 (d)                    -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

 

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

 

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

 

Item No. 7                             -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Proposed Extension –

   Building Regulation Approval;

 

Item No. 8                             - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Proposed O2

  Installation, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Item No. 11 (d)                    -  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

                       

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

 

152.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON 15TH DECEMBER 2004.  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 December 2004, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

153. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON 15TH DECEMBER 2004.

 

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

The Clerk noted that no responses have been received from the shop units at Beckfields shopping centre, regarding the Parish Council’s request that they turn on the lights under the canopy outside their shops at night.

 

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RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to Mr Jagpal who owns the shop units, to ascertain where the switch for the lights is located and to reiterate the importance of the lights being turned on at night.  The graffiti on the Beckfields Medical centre to also be drawn to their attention for appropriate action.

 

The Clerk informed that S.B.C. are currently dealing with the matter raised previously, regarding the blue tub of fat at the rear of the Greenside shopping centre.  An update on the situation is awaited from S.B.C., which they will do following a site visit to the location in the near future.

 

Concerns were raised regarding the damaged grate in the car park area at the Greenside shopping centre.  The tarmac surrounding the grate is in a very poor condition and needs attention.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk bring the matter to the attention of the owners of the car park, Full Circle Pubs, for the appropriate remedial works to be carried out.

 

(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 they have been liaising with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) regarding the power supply for the camera.  The electrical contractor for S.B.C. is currently converting the power supply at the lamp column to accept the CCTV camera.  When the works are complete V.S.S. will then order the appropriate kit and the camera should be in place by 2nd/3rd week in February 2005.

 

(c) Item 28 2004/2005 Signs at Entrance into Ingleby Barwick on Ingleby Way and Barwick Way – Removal of ‘Persimmon’ from the Signs.

No further information to date.

 

(d) Item 95 2004/2005 Parish Council Noticeboards.

It was noted that there has been no further damage to the noticeboard at Ingleby Barwick Community Hall on Haresfield Way and therefore it was proposed that consideration be given to repairing the noticeboard located on Beckfields Avenue.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council arranges to have the noticeboard repaired and the Clerk to obtain costings for the work to be carried out.

 

(e) Item 100 2004/2005 Little Maltby Farm.

No further information.

 

 

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(f) Item 122 (d) 2004/2005 Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Signs.

The Clerk reported that the signs have been delivered and the Community Hall Management Committee are currently arranging for them to be erected at the Community Hall.

 

(g) Item 132 2004/2005Alteration Number One to the Adopted Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan: Proposed Pre-Inquiry Changes to the Revised Deposit Draft.   

The Clerk noted receipt of the ‘Proposed Pre-Inquiry Changes to the Revised Deposit Draft’.

The Clerk informed that the document had been circulated to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council for their observation.

 

The Parish Council has received a letter notifying that a Public Local Inquiry will be held to hear unresolved objections to Alteration No.1 to the Adopted Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan.  The First Secretary of State has appointed Mr John Gillis as the Inspector.  The Inquiry will begin at 10.00 am on Tuesday 22nd February 2005 at the Samsung Complex, Wynyard Park, Billingham.

The duration of the Inquiry will be advised at a later date.

 

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

The Clerk reported that she has forward the Parish Council’s list of suggested locations for flowerbeds to S.B.C.

 

(i) Item 149 (o) 2004/2005 Stockton Renaissance, Introduction (Area Partnership Coordinator).

The Clerk informed that she has invited Mr Stewart, Eastern Area Partnership Coordinator, to attend the Parish Council meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16th February 2005.

 

154. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY WARDEN SERVICE.

The Clerk reported that a meeting had taken place on Friday 14th January 2005, which was attended by Councillors T.W. Bowman, Mrs I. Machin, Mrs S. Rouse and the Clerk as well as Mike Batty from S.B.C. and PC Kevin Stockley.

 

Mr Batty noted that Stockton’s Warden Service largely relies on external funding and they have been awarded European funding up until 2006.  It was confirmed that Ingleby Barwick at present, would not obtain any funding for Wardens and is very low on the priority list due to its low crime rate.

 

Ingleby Barwick has a nominated anti-social behaviour officer, who works closely with the local Police and the Community Wardens.

 

 

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PC Stockley praised the Community Wardens for their work and highlighted the importance of consistency of Wardens dedicated to Ingleby Barwick.

 

Various other matters were also discussed at the meeting, including incident reports, regular meetings, liaison with the local police, variation in hours of work, travel time, responsibilities, use of the cycles etc.

 

The Parish Council discussed the possibility of approaching local businesses to assist with funding the Wardens.

 

Concerns were raised with regard to the vulnerability of some properties following the recent gales, which have brought down a number of garden walls/fences.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to the Police requesting information on the current level of police coverage in Ingleby Barwick, including how many Police Officers and Community Support Officers are allocated and how often.

 

155.  INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL PROPOSED EXTENSION – BUILDING REGULATION APPROVAL.

It was noted that the next stage of progression with regard to the proposed extension to Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, is to apply for building regulation approval.

 

The Clerk noted that she is in receipt of the ‘building regulation’ information package from S.B.C.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk liaise with Persimmon Homes in respect of guidance on costings for the extension etc.

 

156.  INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL – O2 INSTALLATION, INGLEBY BARWICK.

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter informing that Pentland Chartered Surveyors are site-finding agents retained by O2 (formerly BT Cellnet).  Their work involves the identification and acquisition of suitable sites on behalf of their Client, in order that they may continue to improve their network coverage and capacity.

In this instance, they are searching the area of Ingleby Barwick for a new location, which will enable O2 to provide improved coverage to the surrounding area.  Following an initial search of the area they have identified Ingleby Community Hall, which they feel, could be suitable for a telecommunications installation.

The proposal, should the site progress beyond initial discussions, would be to install a telecommunications installation, at a location acceptable to both parties.

 

 

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Their Client would be looking to take a lease on the said installation for a minimum of ten years and would look to pay an annual rent in exchange for an area of land space.

They are currently contacting other landowners in the area, in order to compile a report for their client.  They would therefore be grateful if the Parish Council would contact them at the earliest convenience, to confirm or deny any interest in such a proposal.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk reply to Pentland Chartered Surveyors stating that the Parish Council does not support telecommunication installations being erected within or in the vicinity of, a residential housing development such as Ingleby Barwick and it is suggested that Teesside Industrial Estate would be a much more suitable location.

 

157. THE LOCAL CHANNEL, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) ACT.

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter informing that as from 1st January 2005 FOI will be in force and Parish and Town Councils will be required to respond to requests for information.

To simplify the delivery of the obligations, it is suggested that the information be made available on the internet, thus cutting down the level of potential requests for information that might come the Parish Councils way.

The Local Channel are looking to be of help by making life easier – whether the Parish Council has an existing web site or not, by offering the following:

 

-                     FREE Websites, for the first time user, to communicate with the community you serve through the internet;

-                     FREE links to the Local Channel portal, if you already have a website, to use the pages you need;

-                     FREE access to FOI publication schemes;

-                     FREE templates to publish your schemes;

-                     FREE templates/pages to deliver information;

-                     FREE toolkit for Case Management of FOI requests and delivery.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk approach S.B.C. with regard to the possibility of the Parish Council posting information on their website, as well as inglebybarwick.com, which they use at present.

 

158. STOCKTON RENAISSANCE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE, TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY 2005 AT 4.30 P.M., DESTINY CENTRE, NORTON ROAD, NORTON, STOCKTON-ON-TEES.

It was noted that Stockton Renaissance Partnership held a conference on 18th January 2005 to discuss proposed changes to the Community Strategy 2005.  The discussion item on the Community Strategy that went to Renaissance was attached for information.

 

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Councillors T.W. Bowman and Mrs I. Machin attended the conference and were involved in the discussion group on ‘sustainable communities’, focusing mainly on housing along with facilities, transport etc.

 

159. FINANCE:

(a) Parish Council Current Balance Sheet.

The Clerk/Treasurer circulated copies of the Parish Council's current financial statement, showing a balance of £ 59,166.94, 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 January 2005;

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

 

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

 

            Internet Charges (January 2005)                                                 

            Postage (1st April 04 – 30th September 04)                             

            Mileage (1st April 04 – 30th September 04)                              £      158.65

                                                                                   

Use of Church Centre for P.C. Meetings

December 2004                                                                                           £        60.00        

 

Ardent Financial Services – Parish Council office costs

for January 2005                                                                                       £       211.00

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

 

HLB AV Audit Plc, Audit of Accounts 2003/2004                             £       293.75

 

Wm Smith & Sons, Signs for Community Hall                                          £         81.20

 

Cleveland Land Services, Erect Christmas Tree and

6 no. Site Visits                                                                                      £       628.63

 

Maynards Nursery, Removal of Christmas tree                                         £         50.00

                                               

SLCC Membership Renewal 2005                                                   £       115.00

 

Discount Computers, 2 Ink Cartridges                                                      £         10.00

 

 

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(c)  HLB AV Audit – Accounts for year ended 31st March 2004.

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from HLB AV Audit notifying completion of the audit of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council’s Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2004.  The following documents were enclosed:

 

-                     Annual Return

-                     Notice of Conclusion of Audit

-                     Notes regarding the advertisement of the conclusion of the Audit

-                     Fee Note

-                     Issues Arising from the Audit

 

It was noted that the Annual Return should be presented to Council now that the audit opinion has been given, and a minute should be made to show that the Annual Return has been approved and accepted by Council.

 

The Clerk noted that on the basis of the auditor’s review, in their opinion the information contained in the annual return is in accordance with the Audit Commission’s requirements and no matters have come to their attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.

 

Other matters not affecting their opinion, which they wish to draw to the attention of the Parish Council are as follows:

 

Restatement of comparatives

The comparative figures on the Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2003 have been restated.  This was due to the correction of VAT incorrectly included within the figures produced on an income and expenditure basis.  They have reviewed the amendments and are satisfied that the Annual Return is now fairly stated.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves and accepts the Annual Return, accordingly.

 

(d) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.

The Clerk circulated the accounts dated 22nd November 2004.

 

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

Organisations Active Within Ingleby Barwick.

 

1st Ingleby Barwick Brownies, Request for Grant Aid

The Clerk reported receipt of an application from 1st Ingleby Barwick Brownies for a grant of £200.00 to take the Brownies on a day trip to London. 

 

 

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RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves a grant for the sum of £200.00.  The Clerk to forward a cheque to the group accordingly.

 

Ingleby Barwick Art Group, Request for Grant Aid

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from Ingleby Barwick Art Group, outlining their position in the community of Ingleby Barwick.

In July 2003, a group of mature students finished their course in watercolour art in the community centre, run by Riverside College.  At the time, the group wanted to stay together and continue with their art.

The group currently hire the Art Room at All Saints Secondary School, for which they pay £80 per month from their own subs.  However, they need to visit art galleries, which involves the hire of a mini bus and also to pay for the services of a professional artist on a regular basis.

The group of twelve members has just been officially opened by the Mayor of Stockton at Ingleby Barwick Residents Network ‘Christmas Gala’ on 5th December 2005, so they feel they can now open their doors to new members, as the first Art Group in Ingleby Barwick.

A grant from the Parish Council would indeed give them a kick-start and any help would be gratefully accepted.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves a grant for the sum of £200.00.  The Clerk to forward a cheque to the group accordingly.

 

St. Francis of Assisi District Church Council, Request for Grant Aid

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from St. Francis of Assisi Church noting that over the years the Parish Council has shown generosity towards the Church, which eventually helped them achieve their goal ‘the new Church building’.  Their present campaign is to raise funds in order to furnish their new building with seating.  It is requested that the Parish Council may wish to consider the sponsorship of seating.

The chairs that they have chosen have a unit cost of £85.00 each and this would include in the price a brass lable indicating a kind donation etc, etc.

The Church is extremely grateful for any consideration of support.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves a grant for the sum of £1,000.00.  The Clerk to forward a cheque to the church accordingly.

 

The Vivaldi Atlantic 4 2005 Challenge.

It was noted that two rowers from Ingleby Barwick are fundraising to help them achieve a world record. 

They are looking for financial support for their attempt to break the 55-day world record for a 2,000-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in June 2005.

 

 

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Three of the 4-man team attempted the row in 2002 but it had to be abandoned when the boat’s rudder broke in rough seas.

The team has won sponsorship from Lincoln-based potato firm Vivaldi by Naturally Best.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves a grant for the sum of £200.00.  The Clerk to forward a cheque to the team accordingly.

           

160. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

 

(a) Tree Planting.

With regard to this year’s tree planting project, S.B.C. have informed that they have been very busy in recent weeks, especially with the extent of storm damage experienced.  They can advise however, that they are so far recommending planting for Ingleby Way to supplement where we planted last year, Penyghent Way where the Council have now adopted the open space and they have arranged service checks for the other section of Ingleby Way also (although it is not hopeful that we can plant there due to previous checks).

It is noted that the land at Penyghent Way looks like a good opportunity and they can possibly put some larger trees in an avenue s/o of the footpath.

 

(b) CHRISTMAS TREE/DECORATIONS.

The Clerk informed that Cleveland Land Services checked the Christmas tree whilst erected, on a weekly basis.  A total of six visits were made at the cost of £40.00 per visit plus VAT.

The tree was blown down by the wind due to the extreme weather conditions, which has caused some damage to the concrete base.  The Clerk is liaising with S.B.C. on the matter.

It was noted that Maynards Nursery carried out the removal of the tree.

 

S.B.C. will be writing to the Parish Council in due course regarding the proposal to plant a Christmas tree, providing information in respect of options and costings.

 

161. 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.

                                                                                                           

 

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162. REPORT OF ATTENDANCE AT COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

It was noted that the Management Committee had met on Wednesday 12th January 2005.

The matters discussed at the meeting were the proposed extension to the Community Hall, the increased number of bookings and general maintenance including the ridge tiles, which were blown off during the recent storms.

 

163.  COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

The Clerk noted that the Parish Council’s report for the next edition of Ingleby Insider would include a brief report on Ingleby Barwick Community Warden Service and the Christmas decorations.

 

164. CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

(a) Tees Valley Rural Community Council – Receipt of leaflet ‘Meeting affordable housing needs in rural communities’.

 

(b) 1st Ingleby Barwick Brownies, Request for Grant Aid – Receipt of application for a grant of £200.00 to take the Brownies on a day trip to London. 

 

(c) Ingleby Mill Primary School – Receipt of letter acknowledging the correspondence from the Parish Council thanking the school children for their help in bulb-planting this autumn.  They are also grateful for ‘The Award’ of a tree and have contacted the arboricultural officer at S.B.C. for advice, in view of their expected move in winter 2005/06 to a new site.

It is also noted that they will be moving to a ‘bulb less site’ and if any spares were ever available they would be very pleased to plant them there.

The school thanks the Parish Council on behalf of the community and they extend their best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

 

(d) LexisNexis – Receipt of information mailing.

 

(e) Society of Local Council Clerks – Receipt of the following:

-                     ‘The Clerk’ December 2004 edition;

 

-                     Application Form for Clerks’ Training Bursary Scheme - Parish & Town Clerks are invited to apply for a bursary towards any skills or personal training that will aid them in their Council’s work.  Bursary limit is 75% of the cost of the training course, to a maximum of £200.  The bursary request for ‘matched’ funding is aimed at smaller Councils: any Clerk who works for a Council with a turnover (i.e. annual budgeted income) of under £25,000 is eligible to make one application during the year to March 2005.

 

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(f) The National Training Strategy for Town and Parish Councils, New Arrangements for the Certificate in Local Council Administration CiLCA Commencing 17th January 2005 – Receipt of circular T10/04, which states the following:

 

You will be aware that the partners involved in the CiLCA (the Countryside Agency, NALC and SLCC) have been busy seeking strong alternative awarding arrangements for the Certificate following the AQA’s withdrawal as the external awarding body in the spring.

The Monitoring and Verification Board (which is the governing body for the Award and represents the founding partners) have had lengthy discussions and negotiations with a variety of external awarding bodies.

It has taken the Board some time to put the arrangements for the Certificate in place but we can believe that excellent progress has been made.

The Board has had some strong decision criteria in place in seeking new arrangements.  These are as follows:

 

1.      The Certificate should be a free standing qualification;

2.      It should not be changed in any significant detail at this stage and it should continue to be tailored to the particular competencies of parish and town council clerks;

3.      It should be externally awarded by a respected awarding body;

4.      It should be affordable to the parish sector; and finally

5.      Transfer arrangements should be as seamless as possible.

 

Discussions and negotiations have led them to conclude that some of these conditions conflict with each other.  In particular conditions 4 and to some extent 1 have conflicted with condition 3.

However the Board is sticking by these criteria.  Therefore the Board has decided the following:

 

-                     To award the CiLCA itself under the auspices of the wider National

Training Strategy partnership and logo;

-                     To maintain the registration fee at an affordable level (an issue on which

 the Board consulted CTPs for guidance).  The new registration fee will

 now be £70

-                     To centralise some aspects of registration and administration;

-                     To maintain a ‘recruitment fee’ for CTPs;

-                     To maintain the content of the CiLCA in very much its current form, but

with some minor amendments.  In particular it should be noted that the

deadline from registration to submission will be extended from one year to two years;

 

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-                     To maintain a strong external quality control regime over the certificate

through a separate quality control contract with an appropriate academic

or public sector management body.

 

The new arrangements will be in place from 17th January 2005.

 

(g) Stockton Renaissance, Local Action Plans (LAP’s) – Phase 2 – Receipt of letter thanking representatives from the Parish Council for attending the meeting on 14th December 2005.  The report circulated on the day was attached.

 

The comments raised were much appreciated and they will be included in developing a forward plan for the Holmes & Middlefield and Mandale/Ray of Light areas, as part of their LAP, which will contribute towards their local Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy.

In addition they would like to develop a sub group from the ‘Eastern Area Partnership Board’ (EAPB) whose role would be to:

 

(i)                 Monitor the progression of the LAP’s;

(ii)               Make recommendations to the EAPB, for the Renaissance Board; and finally to

(iii)             Assist in the facilitation of the LAP’s in an advisory capacity for the above areas.

 

Anyone interested in being involved in this process to contact Stockton Residents Community Groups Association (SRCGA).

     

(h) Tees Valley Rural Community Council – Receipt of Newsletter, December 2004.

 

(i) Society of Local Council Clerks, Annual Subscription Renewals and New Term and Conditions Agreement – Receipt of the subscriptions renewal form for 2005, together with details of the new Terms and Conditions Agreement for Clerks, Deputy Clerks and Assistant Clerks, which has been negotiated by the Society and formally adopted by the National Executive Council of the Society.

 

(j) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, A guide to becoming a ‘Quality Council’ – Receipt of information publication.

 

(k) Parish Council Liaison Forum, Monday 7th February 2005 at 7.00 p.m., Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees – Receipt of letter notifying the Parish Council of the Forum meeting and requesting that any items for discussion be submitted by Friday 14th January 2005.

 

 

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(l) Environmental and Sustainable Transport ‘East’ Journal – Receipt of East Journal, December 2004, Volume 2 number 5.

 

(m) Stockton Renaissance, Regeneration Strategy 2004-2008 – Receipt of Regeneration Strategy 2004-2008 document.

 

(n) Stockton Renaissance Partnership Conference, Tuesday 18th January 2005 at 4.30 p.m., Destiny Centre, Norton Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees – Receipt of letter.

 

(o) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Minutes – Receipt of Minute Nos. 664-769, October – December 2004.

           

(p) National Association of Local Councils – Receipt of the ‘Local Council Review’, Volume 56, No.5, January 2005.

 

(q) HLB AV Audit Plc – Receipt of letter notifying completion of the audit of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council’s Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2004. 

 

(r) Ingleby Barwick Art Group, Request for Grant Aid – Receipt of letter.

 

(s) Clerks & Councils ‘Direct’ – Receipt of the following:

 

-                     Suppliers Guide & Yearbook;

-                     ‘Direct’ Magazine, January 2005, Issue 37;

-                     Local Councils Update, September 2004, Issue 59.

 

(t) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Parish Council Precept – Receipt of letter requesting the Parish Councils precept requirements for the year 2005-2006, which is required before 31st January 2005 to ensure that this will be included in the council tax setting for the authority.  A pro-forma and envelope are enclosed for return.

 

(u) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Receipt of invoice for use of the Church centre by the Parish Council for their meetings held in December 2004, totaling £60.00.

 

(v) North East Assembly, The Voice for the Region – Receipt of VIEW: Shaping the North East, the Regional Spatial Strategy for the North East Consultation Draft.  This document outlines policy proposals, which will influence and shape many of the key decisions to be taken in the region over the next 15-20 years.  It will determine how much development should take place in the region, what form this will take and where this should be located.

 

Chairman…………………………….

 

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VIEW: Shaping the North East seeks to strike the right balance between anticipating and meeting the economic, environmental and social needs of the region.  Delivering an urban and rural renaissance in the North East is at the heart of its vision.

 

(w) St. Francis of Assisi District Church Council, Request for Grant Aid – Receipt of letter.

 

(x) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Extension Proposals – Receipt of information from S.B.C. regarding building regulation approval.

 

(y) Pentland Chartered Surveyors, Proposed O2 Installation (c) Ingleby Barwick, Ingleby Community Hall – Receipt of letter.

 

(z) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Notice of Public Local Inquiry into Alteration No.1 to the Adopted Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan – Receipt of letter.

 

(a1) The Local Channel, Freedom of Information Act (FOI) – Receipt of letter.

 

(b1) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Management Committee – Receipt of Treasurers Report dated 22nd November 2004 and a copy of the 2004/2005 Budget Prediction.

 

(c1) Tesco Ingleby Barwick, Street Lighting – Complaints have been received regarding the street lighting on Myton Road, in particular at the roundabout at the entrance into the Tesco store.  The lighting is frequently not working and even when it is, the quality of lighting is poor.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to Tesco outlining the concerns raised.

 

                                                           

DATE OF NEXT MEETING.

A Special meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 26th January 2005 commencing at 7.15 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

 

 MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2005

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL