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MINUTES OF MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL 2004, COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.
Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;
Councillors: W. Feldon, D. Scott;
Clerk and Treasurer: Paula M. Hall;
Mr Doug Carhart, Head of Security Services, Stockton Borough Council;
Dave Raison, Enforcement Officer, Stockton Borough Council;
Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens: Andrew Anderson and Rory MackIntosh;
Inspector Ian Coates, Cleveland Police;
PC Stockley and PC Brown, Cleveland Police;
5 Residents of Ingleby Barwick.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Councillors R. Patterson, Mrs S. Rouse and Ward Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont.
Ward Councillor Mrs Beaumont has sent her apologies for the next few Parish Council meetings as she will be carrying out her duties as Mayor and will therefore liaise with the Chairman and Clerk to the Parish Council with regard to any matters arising.
214. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
St. Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School, Lowfields Avenue, Ingleby Barwick – Erection of Portable Building to be Used as Day Care Nursery.
It was noted that there has been an article in the Evening Gazette regarding the approval given by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) for the erection of a portable building to be used as a Day Care Nursery on St. Francis of Assisi Primary School site. Concerns have been raised by residents with regard to the lack of consultation by S.B.C., the location of the building and its visually obtrusive appearance.
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The Clerk noted that the Parish Council had not been consulted and had raised the matter with S.B.C., who had informed that the application had not appeared on the list of planning applications provided to the Parish Council due to problems with the new computerised system.
The Clerk to contact S.B.C. with regard to the matter to ascertain the current situation with regard to the building.
215. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.
Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/non-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 – Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Shutters;
Item No. 16(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 relation to the following items on the Agenda, as he represents the Parish Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:
Item No. 6 – Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Shutters;
Item No. 16(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.
Councillor Mrs I. Machin declared a personal/non-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. 6 – Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Shutters;
Item No. 16(c) - Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts;
Councillor Mrs I. Machin stated that she has been granted a dispensation to speak and vote on the above items.
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216. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY WARDENS.
The Chairman introduced Mr Doug Carhart, Head of Security Services, S.B.C.
Mr Carhart informed that the Ingleby Barwick Community Warden Service commenced on 20th April 2004. He introduced the two Wardens on duty, who attended the meeting.
The posters provided by S.B.C. giving contact information for the Community Wardens were distributed for observation at the meeting and it was noted that they have been displayed around Ingleby Barwick. Leaflets have also been provided and distributed to households in Ingleby Barwick.
Mr Carhart noted that the Parish Council has funded two Community Wardens for Ingleby Barwick, working 5 hours per day, 7 days per week for an initial 12-month period.
The Wardens are managed by S.B.C. and are transported to Ingleby Barwick daily from the Security Centre in Stockton.
The Wardens are in radio contact with the control room at Stockton and have direct contact by mobile telephone. It was noted that they also have mobile back up from the Wardens at Thornaby.
It was confirmed that Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens are not used to back up Wardens in other areas.
The Wardens will be working very closely with the Police with regard to anti-social behaviour, as well as carrying out their other general caretaking duties, which include reporting faults i.e. street lighting, street nameplates etc.
The Wardens are to attend a course on litter/dog fouling enforcement, which when completed will give them the power to issue fines.
It was noted that the hours of work could be altered if the need arose.
It was suggested that S.B.C. arrange for the Wardens to go into the schools in Ingleby Barwick and the possibility of the Wardens attending a Youth Course was raised.
PC Stockley noted that the Police would be working closely with the Wardens, liaising with them on a regular basis.
Mr Carhart confirmed that the Parish Council will receive daily reports, providing information on any incidents which occur etc.
Mr Carhart, Dave Raison and the two Community Wardens were thanked for their attendance and left the meeting.
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217. ALCOHOL FREE ZONES, INGLEBY BARWICK.
The Chairman introduced Inspector Ian Coates, Cleveland Police, who had been invited to attend the meeting to discuss ‘alcohol free zones’.
Inspector Coates noted the Parish Councils request for advice regarding the possible implementation of alcohol free zones at the shopping centres in Ingleby Barwick, Ingleby Barwick Community Hall and the toddlers play area/teen shelter adjacent to Safeway.
Inspector Coates noted that such measures are in force in certain locations within the Stockton Borough Council area, one such area being the High Street area of Yarm.
It was noted that these measures tend to be used in town centre areas, where there are public houses and a clear distinction of boundaries. He is unaware of any residential areas where the measures have been used and outlined the possible problems with defining areas and boundaries etc.
He noted that the legislation, which enforces such a restriction, is a useful tool to tackle drunkenness and other aspects of anti social behaviour. However the practicalities of enforcing such a ban are more complex.
He noted that consideration should also be given to circumstances which may arise when drinking in public would not lead to any acts of disorder, but would, nevertheless, be made illegal under such legislation.
Inspector Coates noted that if the Parish Council where targeting underage drinking then current legislation already allows the Police to confiscate alcohol from anyone under the age of 18.
It was also noted that any privately owned areas would need the consent of the property/landowners.
Inspector Coates noted that the Police work closely with the anti-social behaviour team and outlined the procedure to implement ‘anti-social behaviour contracts’ and ‘anti-social behaviour orders’.
It was noted that there are currently eight youths in Ingleby Barwick on anti-social behaviour contracts, with two more pending.
Concerns were raised with regard to the amount of cans, which are found in the vicinity of the Community Hall.
Inspector Coates suggested that the Parish Council give careful consideration to requesting the designation of alcohol free zones in Ingleby Barwick, in light of the legislation already being enforced with regard to the confiscation of alcohol.
Also, the Community Warden Service has just started which will have an impact in Ingleby Barwick.
PC Stockley noted that the cycle helmet digital recording camera has made a massive impact.
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RESOLVED that the Parish Council not progress the matter any further at this point in time.
218. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL – SHUTTERS.
It was noted that the Parish Council had been requested to consider the possibility of shutters being provided at Ingleby Barwick Community Hall.
Inspector Coates suggested that the Crime Prevention Officers advice be sought on the matter.
It was noted that the situation had improved regarding the amount of vandalism being experienced at the Community Hall and also the Community Wardens Service has started which should help.
RESOLVED that the matter not be progressed any further at this point in time.
Inspector Coates, Pc Stockley and PC Brown were thanked for their attendance and left the meeting.
219. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON 17TH MARCH 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 17th March 2004, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.
220. WARD COUNCILLOR MRS J. BEAUMONT – ELECTED MAYOR FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR.
The Chairman noted that Ward Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont, who unfortunately was unable to attend tonight’s meeting, is now the Mayor of Stockton. The Chairman congratulated Mrs Beaumont on behalf of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council.
221. TRAFFIC ISSUES, INGLEBY BARWICK.
The Clerk noted receipt of a response from S.B.C. to the Parish Councils letter requesting a public consultation meeting on behalf of the residents of Ingleby Barwick, which reads as follows:
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The proposed prohibition of driving has been debated at length through the Council’s Appeals and Complaints Committee process. The Committee considered all the arguments for and against the closure and were aware of the strength of feeling on both sides. In making their recommendation, they were anxious that Broom Hill Avenue was brought up to adoptable standard prior to closing the temporary Lowfields Avenue extension. They also wished to see all plant and machinery removed from the route.
Indeed, but for a further delay to the construction of an electricity sub-station (necessary to provide a supply to the street lights on Broom Hill Avenue), then the road would already be closed to through traffic. The anticipated date is now mid to late May.
Following a request from the local Ward Councillor it was also agreed to keep the traffic situation under review following the closure. I feel it would be of more benefit to all if any public meeting on this issue were part of that review process. In the circumstances, I am concerned that it would not be sensible to hold a public meeting now, particularly if the expectation was that the previous decision could be reversed simply because objectors turned out in force. As, I am sure you are aware there has been legal due process involved, we have agreed to re-visit the issue following a monitoring period and can assure you that we will do exactly that.
I am sure you are also aware that, had the decision been to keep Lowfields Avenue extension open, then there would be equally vociferous objections from those who wish it to be closed in accordance with published plans accepted by the Parish Council several years ago.
SOUTH STOCKTON LINK (QUEEN ELIZABETH WAY)
The need for, and timing of, a high occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) is currently under review by Consulting Engineers Faber Maunsell. Once the results of their study are published, a copy will be sent to you for consultation.
Their remit is, to re-evaluate the need for an HOV lane, as we are aware that circumstances may not be appropriate for such a lane at this point in time. A public meeting now, on this issue, would be premature to the findings of the study which, when completed will require consultation upon its content and recommendations. Can I suggest it would be more productive to await the outcome of Faber Maunsell’s findings next month and then consider the next steps with you.
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I understand that planning consent has now been granted to this proposal so again a public meeting could not influence the ‘decision-making process’. However, the Council’s School Travel Plan champion has already commenced discussions with Ingleby Mill School to determine the measures that are needed to reduce the number of children arriving at the school by car. This is a condition of the planning consent. Detailed design of the access arrangements is also shortly to commence. I think a public meeting/exhibition of the proposals would be useful at some stage to assist us in finalising the scheme. It would allow residents concerns to be heard and addressed as far as practicable.
I will contact you again when preliminary plans and proposals have been developed.
I trust this has clarified the current position on these three issues and why it is not appropriate for my officers to attend a public meeting at present. I can assure you we are happy to discuss these matters further with you when we have better information.
The residents present at the meeting requested permission from the Chairman of the Parish Council to speak and informed that they have spoken with both Councillor Gibson, S.B.C. and Dari Taylor MP on the matter and noted the recent article in Ingleby Insider.
The residents also discussed taking the matter to the ombudsman.
RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to S.B.C. suggesting that as there is a precedence set in terms of the delay, would it not be possible for the road closure to be delayed further to allow time for a public meeting, so that all aspects can be re-assessed. Also, the Parish Council would like to request a copy of the Safety Assessment Study and Report, carried out on Lowfields Avenue, as soon as possible, as the closure will impact on Broomhill Avenue, which has raised concerns amongst residents with regard to associated safety issues.
The Clerk noted that the matter has been raised by the Parish Council for discussion at the Parish Council Liaison Forum scheduled to take place on 22nd April 2004.
222. STOCKTON-ON-TEES URBAN CAPACITY STUDY
The Clerk noted receipt of information and the recent article in Gossip magazine referring to the report from Development and Regeneration dated 10th March 2004, which had been prepared for Cabinet on 11th March 2004 on the subject of Stockton-on-Tees Urban Capacity Study.
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The Capacity Studies are intended to identify all sources of urban potential for development (in particular housing) that may contribute towards more sustainable development in urban areas.
The Stockton Urban Capacity Study has been carried out by a working party comprising representatives of various Council groupings and private sector representatives from the House Builders Federation, Estate Agencies and registered Social landlords. This is in accordance with the advice from Government.
The information provided states that the Stockton Urban Capacity Study identifies planned increases in the house building programme for Villages 4, 5 and 6 in Ingleby Barwick, with an extra 1309 houses compared to the original plan, which will have an impact on the traffic situation.
RESOLVED that the Clerk obtain a copy of the Stockton Urban Capacity Study from S.B.C. for the Parish Council’s observation.
223. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON 17TH MARCH 2004.
(a) Item 23 (c) 2000/2001 - Greenside and Beckfields Shopping Centres, Ingleby Barwick.
It was noted that the grate in the paved area fronting Greenside shopping centre has now been repaired.
(b) Item 29 2003/2004 Ingleby Wood/Thornaby Plantation and S.B.C. Wildspace Group.
The Clerk noted that the £650 funding has been received from Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and she is liaising with S.B.C. accordingly.
(c) Item 63(w) 2003/2004 Ingleby Barwick Post Office.
The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from the Post Office informing that the retail line manager has been contacted for update on the possibility of increasing the size of the Ingleby Barwick Post Office. He advised that since the Parish Council’s previous letter, T & S Stores have been taken over by Tesco, therefore, any changes to the office will need to be discussed with the new agent. With regards to the request for additional post boxes on the estate, the Royal Mail is responsible for the installation of post boxes and the contact details were provided.
(d) Item 74 2003/2004 Public Participation – Pumping Station, Barberry Close, Ingleby Barwick.
The Clerk informed that a planning application has now been submitted for the guard to the pumping station roof.
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(e) Item 83 2003/2004 CCTV – Ingleby Barwick.
The Clerk noted receipt of recent correspondence from Powercare regarding CCTV in Ingleby Barwick.
RESOLVED that the information be circulated to Parish Council members prior to the next meeting.
(f) Item 145 2003/2004 Primary Education in Ingleby Barwick.
It was noted that the School Organisation Committee has approved the proposals to transfer Ingleby Mill Primary School into new premises, which are to be sited on playing fields south of Ingleby Barwick, adjacent to Low Lane and to establish a new 420-place primary school with nursery in its place.
RESOLVED that the Clerk request information on how many objections had been received to the proposal.
(g) Item 169 2003/2004 All Saints Secondary School, Provision of Youth Facilities/Centre.
It was noted that a meeting had taken place on 25th March 2004, which had been poorly attended.
The provision of youth facilities was discussed and it was noted that full cover from the Youth Service might not be available, with the possibility of only three nights.
(h) Item 177 2003/2004 Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Extension Proposals.
No further information to date.
(i) Item 196 (b) 2003/2004 County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, AQA Certificate in Local Council Administration, 25th March 2004 at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington, from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
The Clerk noted that she had attended this training/information session.
(j) Item 196 (k) 2003/2004 County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, Saturday 20th March 2004, 10.00 am to 1.30 pm at Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street – The Quality Council Initiative.
Councillor T.W. Bowman and the Clerk noted that they had attended this training/information session.
(k) Item 196 (k) 2003/2004 Accounts and Finance Training Day to be held at Shotton Hall Conference & Banqueting Centre, Peterlee, Co. Durham on Friday 26th March 2004 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
The Clerk noted that she had attended this training session.
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(l) Item 199 Quarry Farm Romano-British Site, Ingleby Barwick.
It was noted that Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont is to arrange a meeting.
(m) Item 203 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Review of Parish Boundaries.
The Clerk noted that she has sent a reply to S.B.C. informing that the Parish Council has no other issues it would like considering. Also noting, that the Parish Council is aware that the implementation date for the boundary review is May 2005, however they would like clarification if possible on whether there is to be Town/Parish Council elections in May 2005, as well as the Borough Council elections.
A reply has been received from S.B.C. noting that the Electoral Change Order which brings into effect the ward boundary changes leaves the parish boundary electoral cycle unchanged – therefore, to the best of their knowledge, there will not be Town/Parish elections in 2005.
It is noted that if the Parish Council feels strongly that they would like the changes implemented before 2007, then S.B.C. will investigate the possibilities of doing so.
RESOLVED that the Clerk request S.B.C. investigate the possibility.
(n) Item 204 2003/2004. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, CRIME AND DISORDER AUDIT.
The Clerk noted that a representative from Community Safety is to attend the Parish Council meeting, scheduled to take place on Wednesday 15th September 2004.
224. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, PARISH LIAISON FORUM – THURSDAY 22ND APRIL 2004 AT 7.00 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET, STOCKTON.
Councillors T.W. Bowman and Mrs I. Machin will be representing Ingleby Barwick Parish Council at the meeting.
225. EGGLESCLIFFE PARISH COUNCIL – INVITATION TO THEIR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING & CHAIRMAN’S SOCIAL EVENING ON THURSDAY 22ND
APRIL 2004, AT 7.00 P.M. IN EGGLESCLIFFE COMMUNITY CENTRE ON DURHAM LANE.
Councillor W. Feldon to represent Ingleby Barwick Parish Council at the meeting.
226. THORNABY AND INGLEBY BARWICK FOOTBALL CLUB – PARISH COUNCIL’S SPONSORSHIP OF ‘TEAM OF THE SEASON’.
The Clerk noted that the Clubs presentation evening is held in May and the trophies would be required for the Parish Council’s sponsorship of ‘Team of the Season’.
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RESOLVED that the Clerk liaise with the Football Club and arrange for purchase of the trophies accordingly.
227. INGLEBY BARWICK GARDEN COMPETITION 2004.
The Clerk noted that arrangements for the Ingleby Barwick Garden Competition 2004 need to be considered.
RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange for sponsorship from an alternative Garden Centre to Peter Barratts, as they have judged the competition for the last two years.
(a) Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Current Balance.
The Clerk/Treasurer reported that the balance of the Parish Council's accounts at 31st March 2004, totals £ 54,297.34.
Ingleby Wood Project £ 650.00
Precept 2004/2005 £ 62,500.00
(b) Accounts for Payment.
The following Accounts were approved for payment, at the meeting:
Paula M. Hall – Remuneration April 2004;
Paula M. Hall - Tax and N.I. Contribution April 2004;
Paula M. Hall – Reimbursement of Expenses/Administration Costs:
Internet Charges (April 2004) £ 14.99
Stationery – HP Colour Cartridge £ 26.99
Postage (21st January 2004 to 31st March 2004) £ 17.60
Mileage (1st January 2004 to 31st March 2004) £ 27.53
Use of Church Centre for P.C. Meetings
March 2004 £ 30.00
Councillor T.W. Bowman – Travel Expenses for Providing
Transport to Training Courses:
16th March 2004 South Kirkby (Clerk plus 3 Councillors attended)
20th March 2004 Chester le Street (Clerk and Chairman attended) £ 110.78
NEREO Training Event 20th March 2004 £ 31.73
NEREO Training Event 25th March 2004 £ 17.63
Ramblers Membership £ 20.00
S.B.C. Contribution to tree planting £ 1, 000.00
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(c) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts.
The Clerk circulated the Community Hall Treasurers report dated 24th March 2004.
(d) Section 137 Payments.
North East Crimestoppers
The Clerk noted receipt of the North East Crimestoppers 2004 Parish Council Appeal, which informed that the Parish Council’s donation in 2003 contributed towards an arrest.
RESOLVED that the Parish Council makes a donation of £35.00, the Clerk to arrange for payment accordingly.
The Great North Air Ambulance
Consideration was requested for a contribution from the Parish Council to ‘The Great North Air Ambulance’.
RESOLVED that the Parish Council makes a donation of £250.00, the Clerk to arrange for payment accordingly.
(e) Annual Review of Clerk’s Salary.
The Public and press were excluded from the meeting whilst this item was discussed.
RESOLVED that the Clerk progress to the next salary increment, as per her contract of employment and in line with NALC and SLCC guidelines.
229. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.
(a) Seats/Bins, Ingleby Barwick.
No further information.
(b) Traffic Calming.
No further information.
(c) Bulb Planting.
The Clerk noted that she has been informed by S.B.C. that they would like to continue with the bulb planting partnership.
RESOLVED that the Parish Council support the project and continue with the partnership, the Clerk to inform S.B.C. accordingly.
(d) Play Facilities.
No further information.
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(e) Football Pitches.
It was noted that the football pitches at Thornaby Road would be in use for the start of the next football season.
(f) Tree Planting.
No further information.
230. PLANNING APPLICATIONS.
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.
231. REPORTS OF ATTENDANCES AT COMMITTEES.
(a) Community Hall Management Committee.
No further information.
232. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.
The Clerk informed that she has submitted the Parish Council’s quarterly report to Gossip, which will be printed in the April 2004 edition.
233. CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.
(a) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Traffic Issues, Ingleby Barwick – Request for Public Consultation Meeting – Receipt of letter from S.B.C.
(b) Defra, Partnership in Rolling out Broadband to Rural Communities – Receipt of letter and information document, jointly from the Minister for Rural Affairs and Local Environmental Quality and the Minister for E-Commerce and Competitiveness, regarding the importance of access to Broadband in the Community.
(c) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Chevrons – Lowfields Ave/Broomhill Ave, Roundabout, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter acknowledging complaint about height of chevrons and informing that detailed response will follow shortly.
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(d) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Lowfields Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Complaint Regarding Waste Water across Public Footpath – Receipt of letter informing that S.B.C. have visited the above address and taken a sample of water, which has been tested to ascertain whether it was sewerage or not. The test came out negative and it is noted that the water is simply rainwater that has formed a puddle in the depression of the pavement. S.B.C. have considered that there is no nuisance and no further action is necessary by the Environmental Health Unit.
(e) Post Office Ltd – Receipt of letter acknowledging the Parish Council’s recent correspondence regarding service’s received from the Post Office. It is noted that a detailed response will follow.
(f) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Parish Liaison Forum – Thursday 22nd April 2004 at 7.00 p.m., Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton – Receipt of letter informing that a Parish Council Liaison Forum has been arranged for Thursday 22nd April 2004 at 7.00 p.m. this is further to the previous meeting date being utilised for a joint meeting to discuss proposals by Stockton Renaissance Partnership on proposed Area Boards.
(g) Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit, Tees Valley Structure Plan: Adoption Notice – Receipt of letter informing that the Plan was adopted by the Borough Councils of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees on 12th February 2004. Printed copies of the Structure Plan will be available for purchase in May 2004. In the meantime the Plan can be downloaded from the Joint Strategy Unit website at www.teesvalley-jsu.gov.uk/tvsp_documents.htm.
(h) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Street Nameplates, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter informing that it is not Council policy to include, for example, street names in the Marchlyn Crescent nameplates. However, in those instances where one or more cul de sacs come off another cul de sac, then the street nameplate would show that as Pennal Grove leading to Bala Close and Bronaber Close.
(i) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Code of Conduct: Applying for a Review of a Referral Decision – Receipt of letter from S.B.C. enclosing a copy of a letter received from the Standards Board for England regarding the procedure for requesting a review of a decision not to refer an allegation to an Ethical Services Officer for investigation.
(j) North East Regional Employer’s Organisation – Receipt of invoice for the course attended by the Chairman and Clerk on Saturday 20th March, 2004, totaling £31.73.
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(k) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, Half-Day Event on ‘The Role of a Parish or Town Council’ – Receipt of notification of the following venues for the event:
- Thursday 13th May 2004 from 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. at Durham County Council, Room 1b;
- Tuesday 18th May 2004 from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. at The Bluebell, Middlesbrough;
- Tuesday 25th May 2004 from 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. at The Council Chamber, Teesdale District Council.
Cost £10.80 + VAT per delegate.
RESOLVED that the Chairman and Clerk attend the event at ‘The Bluebell’, the Clerk to book the places accordingly.
(l) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Minutes – Receipt of the following Minutes:
- January-March 2004, Minute Nos. 879-994;
- March/April 2004, Minute Nos. 995-1082;
- April 2004, Minute Nos. 1-20.
(m) Society of Local Council Clerks, Training – Receipt of information informing that The Countryside Agency has just announced a £60,000 bursary training fund for smaller Parishes for the year ahead to 31st March 2005.
(n) Home Office, Forthcoming Changes to the Law on Preventing Illegal Working – Receipt of letter informing that the Government intends to change section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, the law for all UK employers on preventing the employment of illegal workers. These changes will come into effect on 1st May 2004.
(o) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership – Receipt of notification of the following training events:
- Introduction to the Law of Parish and Town Councils, Half-Day Event to be held at Horden Parish Council on Thursday 17th June 2004 from 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. £27.00 plus VAT per delegate
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- Introduction to the Law of Parish and Town Councils, Half-Day Event to be held at The Bluebell, Acklam, Middlesbrough on Tuesday 22nd June 2004 from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. £27.00 plus VAT per delegate
- Introduction to the Law of Parish and Town Councils, Half-Day Event, to be held at The Memorial Room, Spennymoor Town Council on Tuesday 29th June 2004 from 5.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. £27.00 plus VAT per delegate
- Data Protection – What You Need to Know, Workshop for Council Clerks, to be held at County Hall, Durham on Thursday 8th July 2004 from 5.45 pm – 9.30 p.m. £27.00 plus VAT per delegate
(p) HLB AV Audit plc, Spring 2004 – Auditor Briefing – Receipt of letter enclosing the 2004 auditor briefing and a questionnaire.
(q) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Non-Domestic Rating Demand Notice 2004/2005 – Receipt of Notice 2004/2005 in respect of Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, which informs that the Council’s review of Discretionary Rate Relief entitlement is now complete and the Hall remains entitled to relief from 1st April 2003 to 31st March 2004. However, an annual review of all cases where Discretionary Relief has been awarded will now be carried out and as a result of this Discretionary Rate Relief will only be awarded for a specific period of time. Discretionary Rate Relief has been awarded for the new financial year from the 1st April 2004 to the 31st March 2005 inclusive and the entitlement will end on the 31st March 2005.
(r) Crimestoppers North East, 2004 Parish Council Appeal – Receipt of letter enclosing the 2004 appeal along with some detailed information which hopefully will encourage Ingleby Barwick Parish Council to offer financial support once again to this worthwhile charity. It is noted that the Parish Council’s donation in 2003 has contributed to the cost of an arrest. From the 3,169 actionable calls received in 2003, 491 persons were arrested and charged resulting in the detection of 653 offences ranging from petty theft to murder, taking the total to £3,955,592 worth of property recovered (excluding drugs and firearms).
(s) Cleveland Local Councils Association – Receipt of invitation to attend the General meeting of Cleveland Local Councils Association due to be held on Thursday 29th April 2004 in the Spencer Room at Middlesbrough Town Hall Commencing at 7 pm. Receipt of the Minutes from the AGM on 27th November 2003 and Minutes of the meeting, which followed.
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(t) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, The Big Question – North East Regional Assembly – Receipt of invitation to an event in the Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough on 28th April 2004 at 6.00 p.m., to hear the arguments for and against an elected regional assembly in the North East. A buffet is provided.
(u) North East Regional Employer’s Organisation – Receipt of invoice for the course attended by the Clerk on the AQA Certificate, held on Thursday 25th March, 2004, totaling £17.63.
(v) Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Ingleby Wood Project – Receipt of cheque for the sum of £650 from the Elementis Landfill Fund for Ingleby Woood project.
(w) Egglescliffe Parish Council – Receipt of Invitation to the Annual Parish Meeting & Chairman’s Social Evening on Thursday 22nd April 2004 in Egglescliffe Community Centre on Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, commencing at 7.30 p.m.
(x) Residents letter, Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens – Receipt of 2 letters.
(y) Complaints from Residents, Restoring Motor Vehicles on Driveways – Complaints received regarding private driveways being used to restore one or more motor vehicles causing a nuisance, particularly in Village 1.
(z) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Parish Liaison Forum – Thursday 22nd April 2004 at 7.00 p.m., Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton – Receipt of Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th January 2004 and a copy of the Issues raised for discussion by Parish/Town Councils.
(a1) The Great North Air Ambulance – Consideration requested on the possibility of the Parish Council providing financial support.
(b1) Post Office – Receipt of letter.
(c1) The Ramblers Association, Membership Renewal – Receipt of membership renewal for 2004/2005, totalling £20.00.
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DATE OF NEXT MEETING.
The Annual Parish Meeting to be held on Wednesday 19th May 2004 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.45 p.m.
The Statutory Annual Meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council to be held on Thursday 27th May 2004 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.00 p.m.