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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 21ST JUNE 2006, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

Vice Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;

 

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

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East                    K. Faulks;

 

Ingleby Barwick West                   K. Dixon;

                                                            L. Narroway;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

PC Kevin Stockley, Community Police Officer, Ingleby Barwick;

PCSO John Curry, Police Community Support Officer;

 

3 Members of the public were present at the meeting.

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

 

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Ward Councillor D. Harrington (Ingleby Barwick East).

 

15.  CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following items on the Agenda as he is a governor at Whinstone Primary School:

 

Agenda Item No. 7              -           Stockton-on-Tees Children’s Trust, Every Child

                                                            Matters, Children and Young People’s Plan 2006-09;

 

Agenda Item No. 13           -           Secondary Education, Ingleby Barwick     

 

 

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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. 10               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension;

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

 

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

 

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

 

Agenda Item No. 15           -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Draft Lease Agreement.

 

Councillor W. Feldon declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following items on the Agenda as he is a governor at St. Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School:

 

Agenda Item No. 7              -           Stockton-on-Tees Children’s Trust, Every Child

                                                            Matters, Children and Young People’s Plan 2006-09;

 

Agenda Item No. 13           -           Secondary Education, Ingleby Barwick.

 

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. 10               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension;

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

 

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

 

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

 

Agenda Item No. 15           -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Draft Lease Agreement.

 

 

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Councillor Mrs I. Machin declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in the following items on the Agenda as she is a governor at St. Therese of Lisieux RC Primary School:

 

Agenda Item No. 7              -           Stockton-on-Tees Children’s Trust, Every Child

                                                            Matters, Children and Young People’s Plan 2006-09;

 

Agenda Item No. 13           -           Secondary Education, Ingleby Barwick.

 

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. 10               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension;

Item No. 18 (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.

 

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

 

Agenda Item No. 15           -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Draft Lease Agreement.

 

Councillor Mrs S. Rouse declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following items on the Agenda, as she is a school governor at Ingleby Mill Primary School, St. Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School and also on the shadow governing body for Barley Fields Primary School:

 

Agenda Item No. 7              -           Stockton-on-Tees Children’s Trust, Every Child

                                                            Matters, Children and Young People’s Plan 2006-09;

 

Agenda Item No. 13           -           Secondary Education, Ingleby Barwick.

 

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

 

Item No. 10               -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension;

Item No. 18 (c)         -           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.

 

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

 

Agenda Item No. 15           -           Ingleby Barwick Parish Council Office

Accommodation - Draft Lease Agreement.

 

No further interests were declared.

 

16. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Planning Application No. 06/1064/OUT

PROPOSAL: Revised Outline Application for 17 No. Self-Build Housing Plots and the Creation of a Country Park/Local Nature Reserve.

LOCATION: Land in the Vicinity of Bettys Close Farm, Ingleby Barwick.

 

A resident attending the meeting thanked Councillor Mrs I. Machin for the address she made to the Planning Committee on behalf of the Parish Council in respect of Planning Application No. 06/1064/OUT.

 

Concerns were raised with regard to housing development being given approval on designated green wedge.

 

It was noted that there are issues to be dealt with by the developer in respect of access onto the site.  

 

It was raised that the funding for the Country Park should be sought from other bodies i.e. lottery funds etc.   

 

A general discussion took place on funding options to achieve the Heritage Park, including the possibility of the Parish Council working in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.).

 

Ingleby Barwick Community Wardens Service

It was confirmed to a resident attending the meeting that the Community Wardens are solely dedicated to Ingleby Barwick during the hours allocated to the Service.

 

It was noted that currently the Wardens are teamed up with an S.B.C. Enforcement Officer.

 

PC Stockley informed that the Community Wardens/Enforcement Team work closely with the Police.   

 

 

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17. MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2006 AND MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2006.  AFTER CONSIDERATION, TO APPROVE THE SIGNATURE OF THE MINUTES BY THE PERSON PRESIDING AS A CORRECT RECORD.

The Minutes of the Special Meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council held on Wednesday 24th May 2006 and the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 24th May 2006, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

18. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.

 

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

 

The Clerk informed that she is still pursuing the issue of who is responsible for the maintenance of the shrubs at the car park entrance into Greenside shopping area; however the owner of the Teal Arms has agreed to cut back the shrubs in the meantime.

 

Concerns were raised in connection with the overgrown shrubs at Beckfields shopping area, adjacent to Thorrington Gardens which is the responsibility of the brewery.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk sends a letter to the brewery requesting that the required maintenance work is undertaken in the interest of safety.  The Clerk to also request that the tree obstructing the view of the CCTV camera be cut back.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contacts Mr Jagpal to ascertain when the required maintenance work to the shrub area at the rear of the Beckfields Medical Centre is to be carried out.

 

(b) Item 93 2005/2006 Eastern Area Transport Strategy – Priorities.

It was noted that following discussions with the local Ward Councillors and members of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council the following two schemes have been proposed for S.B.C. officers to progress in Ingleby Barwick:

 

1.      Zebra crossing on Ingleby Way – both the Ward Councillors and the Parish Council are receiving regular complaints about the lack of a safe crossing point in this area.  The complaints are from parents walking their children to both Whinstone School and All Saints and from residents simply trying to cross from Beckfields to Lowfields to access local facilities (doctors and local shops). 

 

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It is believed that Ingleby Way should be reduced to a 30 mph zone given its School Cross Patrol point and it would make it safer for cars entering Ingleby Way from Haresfield Way and Middle Road.  Given the recent Arriva Review, buses are using this route.  Ingleby Way is attracting through traffic which will simply increase when the A66 slip roads open next year.  Therefore, it is proposed that a Zebra Crossing be provided on Ingleby Way at the point of the current school crossing.  Although an underpass exists further down the road, due to the the large amount of anti-social behaviour which exists in this area, many pedestrians are put off from using this both during the day and on an evening.  Also, it is out of the way for people to continue their journeys in many cases.

 

2.      Build Out on Blair Avenue – to be considered in conjunction with the School Zone outside Myton Park/All Saints School.

 

(c) Item 150 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy.

 

It was noted that the height of the fencing has now been raised.  The perimeter fencing has also been re-sited to restrict walking near the golf course fence.

 

(d) Item 212 2005/2006 Cleveland Police, Neighbourhood Policing Consultation Meetings.

 

It was noted that the next meeting is to take place on Friday 21st July 2006 at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Stockton Police Station.

 

RESOLVED that the meeting be attended by Councillors W. Feldon, Mrs I. Machin and Mrs S. Rouse.

 

(e) Item 214 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Partition Wall.

 

The Clerk informed that she is currently liaising with Mike Jones, Chairman of the Community Hall Management Committee, in respect of obtaining quotations for the proposed partition wall.

 

RESOLVED that this matter been discussed at the Parish Council’s July meeting with the view to having the partition wall installed during the six weeks school holidays.

 

(f) Item 8 (a) 2006/2007 Payment of Subscriptions Falling to be Paid Annually.

 

Cornhill Insurance Policy                    

The Clerk informed that the Policy has been renewed and that she has requested the amount owned by the Community Hall Management Committee in respect of the Building Insurance cover for the Hall.

 

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19. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Local Development Framework, Core Strategy – Issues and Options Consultation.

 

The Clerk informed that she has circulated the information to Parish Council members for comments.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk liaise with the Chairman to complete the consultation form and return to S.B.C. accordingly.

 

20. Stockton-on-Tees Children’s Trust, Every Child Matters, Children and Young People’s Plan 2006-09.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the above Plan, which has been circulated to Parish Council members for their comments.  A general discussion took place on the content of the document.

 

It was noted that Ingleby Barwick should have access to any activities/facilities being provided.  The limited reference to ‘recreation’ was also raised.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk forward the Parish Council’s comments to S.B.C. accordingly.

 

21. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Conservation and Historic Environment Folder, Supplementary Planning Document.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the above Supplementary Planning Document, which has been circulated to Parish Council members for their comments.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk forward the Parish Council’s comments to S.B.C. accordingly.

 

22. YOUTH MATTERS – CONSULTATION/FUNDING.

 

The Chairman informed that she had sent a letter to MP Dari Taylor regarding the Youth Matters funding that was provided in the Chancellor’s last budget.

 

Dari Taylor responded thanking Mrs Machin for her letter.  She is very supportive of this initiative and was disappointed to hear that Mrs Machin was upset with the consultation process and the initial suggestion put forward by Stockton Borough Council of a Youth Café in Stockton Town Centre.  Dari herself held a consultation and informed what conclusions she came to.

 

 

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She asked all the secondary schools and colleges in Stockton South if they were willing to take part in a consultation over the Youth Matters Green Paper.  All schools except for Conyers agreed to engage in the survey, including All Saints.  Ballot boxes were distributed to all the participating institutions along with enough questionnaires to be given to all 14-17 year olds.  3707 questionnaires were sent out and 1960 were received back.  The data was collated and she wrote letters to the Prime Minister, the Chancellor, the minister for Education and the leader of Stockton borough Council highlighting the conclusions which she had drawn.  In addition she wrote to all the pupils who responded and told them what ideas had been most popular and they are all being kept up to date on any and all developments with regards to this initiative.

 

She has held meetings with the Leader of the Council and also the Cabinet member for Children and Young People to discuss what the next stage of the process should be and to make sure they are aware of the most popular responses from young people.  She too was surprised that youth café in Stockton Town Centre had been suggested as this was not an option that was well represented in her work.  She has written to Cllr Alex Cunningham referencing the concerns and also her belief that from what she had discovered the youth café did not seem to be necessarily a popular choice.

 

It is hoped that Mrs Machin would appreciate that Dari has been intimately involved with this policy area and that she has made representations at all levels on behalf of all young people from Stockton South whether it be Ingleby Barwick, Thornaby, Yarm or elsewhere.  She enclosed the questionnaire she used, the statistics from All Saints School, the overall statistics from the whole of the constituency and a brief analysis of all the responses.

 

Brief Analysis of All Responses to the Questionnaire

  1. Young people are involved in numerous different activities in the evenings.  The most popular activities were: Watching TV, Meeting Friends and joint 3rd were Playing Sport and Going Shopping.

 

  1. From Section B, 64% agreed that having somewhere to go would result in less

young people getting into trouble.

 

  1. When asked about being ‘involved in improving your area’ – 62% want to be involved with decisions about where money should be spent on youth facilities.

 

  1. There was a positive response about having the opportunity to communicate your reaction to youth schemes and policies.  Just under 60% preferred communicating by questionnaires or e-mail.  (There was a concern that School Councils only achieved a 20.8% response.  Possibly because not all schools HAVE a Council(?) )

 

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  1. Cost was highlighted as a problem when you wanted to participate in activities.

 

  1. Question 8 responses suggests that’discount cards’ are a good idea to gain access to goods, services and activities.  The responses suggested that they increase the chance of young people getting involved with activities.  (24.6% do not think that those who misbehave should be excluded from discounts.)

 

  1. Question 14 – This was the list of activities You wished to be available.  The top five activities were:

 

Youth Clubs

Somewhere to meet people without being moved on

Sports Centres

Rewards/Recognition for good work/Discount card for transport, swimming, cinema etc.

Better Parks

Local Cinemas

  

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to Conyers expressing the Parish Council’s disappointment that the School did not take part in the consultation.

 

Councillor Feldon informed that he had sent a letter to Mr Chris Coombs, Stockton Councillor and Vice-Chair of Cleveland Police Authority, copied also to Councillor Alex Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, in respect of Youth Matters.

 

Mr Coombs responded thanking Councillor Feldon for his letter regarding the lack of youth facilities in Ingleby Barwick.  As both a Stockton Councillor and Vice-Chair of the Police Authority, he fully supports Councillor Feldon’s stance on this issue.  It is important that young people have the opportunity to meet and engage in social activities provided through a safe and stimulating environment.  Unfortunately, the police authority is unable to offer any financial support, however they will fully support any request that is made to funding providers such as the Lottery Heritage Foundation and Northern Rock Foundation.

 

Councillor Alex Cunningham responded explaining what the Youth Service is delivering in Ingleby Barwick and what the plans are for future provision.

It was noted that the Principal Youth Officer was asked sometime ago to increase the amount of provision for young people in Ingleby Barwick.  The Service already had one night in the Community Centre and investigations were undertaken to see what more could be done.  The Youth Bus was\deployed and through the recent past it has been situated in two different locations.  A sports night was negotiated with All Saints School and this has continued on a Monday evening. 

 

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The Youth Service also facilitated the setting up of a guides unit at St. Francis School.  Whilst it is acknowledged that these additional activities will inevitably fall short of the needs of the young people it is a step in the right direction.  Unfortunately resource constraints make it impossible to develop new provision in one area of the Borough without ceasing to provide youth activities elsewhere.

A sheet listing existing activities was provided.  It was noted that if you include in the Pavilion, the swimming baths, the riding stables in Stainsby, the snooker centre in Martinet Road and the Army Cadet Centre in Martinet Road, which he is sure young people of Ingleby Barwick use, then a more positive picture emerges.

It goes without saying that the Council wants there to be more provision for young people in Ingleby Barwick.  It recently helped the guides in negotiations to set up a new group in Barley Fields School, which will start in September.  The Principal Youth Officer has also met with local Councillors to discuss how a youth café might be established.  This is an exciting development and may be made possible by new money that has been allocated to them by the Government.  There are two pots of money - £131,000 for the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) and £113,000 for the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) for two years.  The YOF is to be distributed by young people to young people and the group that are doing this in Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton YouthBank, will be publicising the scheme in the next few weeks.  Young people from Ingleby Barwick will have as good a chance as any other groups to receive money from this fund.  The use of the YCF is to be determined by the Council and officers are recommending this be spent on the creation of youth cafes, upgrading youth clubs and the youth bus.  Where the youth cafes will be located and which clubs will be upgraded has yet to be decided but there must be a good argument for one café to be in Ingleby Barwick, whether this is in year one or two will have to be debated by the Council.

Councillor Cunningham looks forward to working with the Parish Council on the developments detailed above to improve provision for all young people.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk forward the list of activities provided in Ingleby Barwick to the local magazines for publication.

 

23. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL EXTENSION.

The Clerk noted receipt of information received from the Chairman of the Community Hall Management Committee.

Following the previous break-ins/vandalism at the Community Hall and having considered covering the existing kitchen door with a steel plate it has come to their attention that the door is in need of total replacement.  A catalogue has been provided for Screwfix Direct showing a suitable steel door at a cost of £380.66 including VAT.

It is requested that as the Parish Council are the Custodian Trustees of the Hall that they consider purchasing the door.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council agrees to purchase the door and the Clerk to place the order accordingly.

 

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It was noted that to date Persimmon Homes have committed financial support of £30,000 towards the Community Hall extension, however no further support has materialised from other developers on the estate.  It is therefore suggested that S.B.C. be approached for financial support or assistance in looking at avenues where money can be sought i.e. lottery funds etc.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contact S.B.C. accordingly.

 

24. FRIENDS OF LOCAL NATURE RESERVES  – REPORT BACK FROM MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2006.

 

Councillor Mrs I. Machin reported that the position of Local Nature Reserve Officer has been filled by Terry Douthwaite, who has been appointed on a two-year contract from 1st April 2006.

 

It was noted that Terry is looking for local volunteers to help oversee the LNR’s.

 

The Clerk reported that she has spoken with a local resident who has volunteered to oversee Barwick Pond.  The details have been passed to Terry Douthwaite.

 

It was noted that officers are pursuing the possibility of declaring Thornaby Wood as a LNR.  Checks are to be made as to who currently owns the land.

 

The next meeting is to take place on Tuesday 5th September at 10.30 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi Church, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.

 

25. DENTAL PRACTICES, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from North Tees PCT apologising for the delay in replying to the Parish Council’s letter.  This was passed to a member of the Primary Care Group but unfortunately they had had to take leave unexpectedly leaving the letter unanswered.

It is noted that there are currently two practices based in Ingleby Barwick – Barwick Dental Practice and Myton Park Dental Practice – although residents can access treatment anywhere that they wish as dental practices do not have practice areas in the same way as GP practices.  The two Ingleby Barwick practices both have new NHS contracts from 1st April but neither have any expansion plans at present.

Following the introduction of the new dental contract in from April 2006, the PCT is currently assessing need for immediate access to dentistry as well as undertaking longer term capacity planning.  This will enable them to identify areas where there is unmet need and develop proposals to meet those needs. 

 

 

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They have not been able to undertake this work previously as the dental budget was not held by the PCT in the past and they did not have responsibility for commissioning services.

Members of the public can access the PCT website www.northteespct.nhs.uk for up to date information on dentists in the area.  This will be changed regularly with up to date information.  If you do not have access to a computer you can phone PALS on freephone number 0800 052 2863.

 

Councillor Feldon informed that the Health Authority is looking to employ more dentists over the next two months so things should hopefully improve.

 

26. SECONDARY EDUCATION, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

A general discussion took place on the PFI scheme.  It was noted that ‘Dispatches’ are currently making a programme on the position with the ‘equity’ involved with particular regard to All Saints.

 

Concerns were raised that if the mixed development proposal on the opposite side of the road to All Saints is given approval, there is no available land around the main centre of Ingleby Barwick to extend the existing Secondary School.

 

It was suggested that clarification be sought from the Prime Minister on the position with expanding successful secondary schools.

 

RESOLVED that the matter be progressed.

 

27. INGLEBY BARWICK GARDEN COMPETITION 2006.

 

The Clerk informed that Peter Barratts Garden Centre have once again kindly agreed to sponsor the competition.

 

Peter Barratts are to provide prize vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the three categories, which are as follows:

 

(1)               Best Front Garden

(2)               Best Back Garden

(3)               Best Container Garden i.e. tubs/hanging baskets

 

1st prize will be £50, 2nd prize £25 and 3rd prize £10.

 

The closing date for entries is 21st July 2006 and judging will take place on the weekend of 29th/30th July 2006.  Mr Richard Arkley from Peter Barratts Garden Centre will judge the competition.

 

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28. INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE ACCOMMODATION – DRAFT LEASE AGREEMENT.

 

The Clerk informed that the Chairman and herself had met with the legal representative from S.B.C. to go through the draft lease.

 

The details provided in the lease state the agreed rent of £220.00 per month which is to be reviewed after 3 years.  The Parish Council are to pay 6.9% of the building/service costs.

 

The layout plan provided however is not up to date, as alterations have now been made to provide the Parish Council with a separate entrance.  A new layout plan is therefore required.

 

The Clerk noted that she has confirmed with the legal representative that the Parish Council as a Statutory Body can enter into a lease agreement.  Also, the Parish Council’s Standing Orders state that the sealing of documents is to be carried out by two members of the Parish Council and witnessed by the Clerk, passed by Resolution.

 

RESOLVED that the lease be signed by the Chairman Councillor Mrs I. Machin and the Vice-Chairman Councillor T.W. Bowman and witnessed by the Clerk.

 

29. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE – HIRE AGREEMENT.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the renewal of Hire Agreement for use of the Hall for Parish Council meetings for a further twelve months, on the third Wednesday of every month 7.00pm till 9.30pm at a cost of £13 p/h.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk complete the renewal form requesting continuation of the Hire Agreement.

 

30.  PARISH COUNCIL SEAT ADJACENT TO STONECHAT CLOSE, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from a resident of Stonechat Close regarding the parish bench, which is sited 30 feet from their back garden.  Ever since the bench was placed there, they have been plagued by youngsters at all hours of the day and night.  It is not just the noise they have to put up with, but they are all drinking cans of lager, which can be seen next day strewn far and wide.

 

 

 

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If they say anything to them, all they get is a torrent of foul mouthed abuse.  They have had to call the police on two occasions, the latest being Saturday 10th June 2006.  A few months ago the resident had looked out of the upstairs window at them and the windows were bombarded with snowballs.  What would they have thrown if there had been no snow?

If the bench had been sited further away from the houses, say near the underpass, then the residents do not think there would be a problem.  They would be grateful if the Parish Council would give this matter their urgent attention.              

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council is in agreement to re-locate the seat.  The Chairman and Clerk to liaise with the resident.

 

31.  FINANCE:

 

(a)  Parish Council Current Balance Sheet

The Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer circulated copies of the Parish Council's current financial statement, showing a balance of £ 107,621.06, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.

 

(b) Accounts due for Payment

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration May 2006;

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

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration June 2006;

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

                       

St. Francis Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtgs

April 2006                                                                                                      £       52.00      

 

St. Francis Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtgs

May 2006                                                                                                       £        78.00

 

Robinson’s – Rent for Office, April and May 2006                                    £      440.00

 

Robinson’s – Rent for Office, June 2006                                                   £      220.00

 

Cleveland Local Council’s Membership 2006/07                         £      710.37

 

(c)  Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Accounts

The Clerk noted receipt of the Treasurers report dated 26th May 2006, showing a balance of £13,775.18.

 

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(d)  Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick Football Club (T.I.B.S.) – Request for Release of Funding;

The Clerk reported receipt of a request from TIBS for release of the £4,000 funding which the Parish Council committed to the Club when setting the budget for 2006/07 in January 2006.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council is in agreement to release the funding to the sum of £4,000 by virtue of the Parish Council’s powers under Section 19 (3)(a) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.

           

(e)  Section 137 Payments to Charity/Voluntary Organisations:

 

St. John Ambulance, Ingleby Barwick

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from the new leader introducing herself and informing that she now runs the cadet unit at Ingleby Barwick.  They have previously been given grants from the Parish Council to help with the running costs of the unit.  They would like to apply for a grant to help towards the training of the adults responsible for running the unit and also the cadets.  The courses teach leadership and training skills which help to ensure that the young people are trained in a safe environment and are given the opportunity to develop skills which will hopefully prepare them for their future. 

They hope to raise the profile of St. John Ambulance within the local community, they have been invited to take part in a demonstration of their skills at the forth coming summer fete at the Parish of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Training is a very important part of the work they do for St. John Ambulance for the benefit of the community.  They hope to maintain the high level of training for their young people and to increase the membership for the good of the local young community.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council is in agreement to provide financial assistance to the sum of £250.00, the Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.  The Clerk to invite the new leader to attend a Parish Council meeting.

 

32. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

 

Street Furniture – Dog Bins.

The Clerk reported that she is awaiting contact from S.B.C. in respect of delivery/installation of the three dog bins being funded by the Parish Council.

 

 

Chairman…………………………….

 

 

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33. 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.

 

The following decisions made by S.B.C. on recent planning applications were noted:

 

Planning Application No. 06/0843/FUL

Proposal: Replacement of Roof to Form Two Further Storeys Creating 13 No. Additional Rooms.

Location: Close Paddock, Bettys Farm, Barwick lane, Ingleby Barwick.

 

This planning application was Refused.

 

Planning Application No. 06/1037/REV

Proposal: Revised Application for Indoor Children’s Play Area and Creche with Outdoor Sports Facilities and Associated Landscaping and Parking.

Location: Land on Corner of Thornaby Road and Ingleby Way, Thornaby.

 

This planning application was Refused.

 

Planning Application No. 06/1064/OUT

Proposal: Revised Outline Application for 17 No. Self-Build Housing Plots and the Creation of a Country Park/Local nature Reserve.

Location: Land in the Vicinity of Bettys Close Farm, Ingleby Barwick.

 

This planning application was Approved.

 

It was noted that Planning Application No. 06/0823/OUT Mixed Use Development on the Site North of Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, is expected to go to Planning Committee on 12th July 2006.

 

34.  REPORT FROM INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

   

No report received.

 

 

Chairman……………………………..

 

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35.  COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

 

The Clerk reported that she has advertised the Garden Competition in this months edition of the Gossip magazine, which is due out for circulation at the end of June 2006.

 

It was noted that the Gossip magazine is published on a monthly basis whereas the Insider magazine is bi-monthly.  It was suggested therefore that the Parish Council continue to use the Gossip magazine as well as Insider to publish updates, information etc.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council submits articles to both magazines, as and when required.

 

36.  CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) Stockton Renaissance, DVD – Receipt of letter enclosing a copy of the DVD film showcasing some of the successful projects assisted by the Single Regeneration Budget funding in Stockton-on-Tees 1999-2006.

 

(b) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership, E-Learning – Receipt of letter informing that E-Learning libraries are available in Business Essentials, Health & Safety and Workplace Legislation.  These libraries were launched on 1st March 2006 for a period of 1 year.

 

Receipt of letter informing that the ‘Training of Trainers’ event scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7th June 2006 (and follow up session Wednesday 5th July 2006) have been cancelled and a new one-day programme has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 6th June 2006 in the Durham Area.

 

Receipt of information mailing on ‘Clerks Bursary Scheme’, available to Councils with a turnover of £25,000 or under.

 

(c) Glasdon – Information mailing on seating products.

 

(d) Kompan – Information mailing on Community Play Areas.

 

(e) County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership – Receipt of letter informing that through the National Training Strategy and Parish & Town Council Development Group a Chairing Skills Development Package has been introduced to deliver training in a modular form to Chairmen of Town and Parish Councils.

 

 

Chairman……………………………..

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There are six modules in three groups:

 

Developing Chairmanship Skills

Module 1 : Chairing a Meeting

Module 2 : Professional Conduct

 

Designed for Chairmen with little or no previous experience in chairing.

 

            Module 1 to be held at County Hall, Durham on Saturday 24th June 2006

            From 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon

 

            Module 2 to be held at County Hall, Durham on Saturday 16th September 2006

            From 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon

 

£27.00 plus VAT per delegate

 

Specialist Skills for Chairing Parish and Town Council Meetings

Module 3 : The Public and the Media

Module 4 : Conduct and other Challenging Issues

 

Designed for Chairmen with some experience that have already done, or do not require the basic skills in modules 1 & 2.

 

Developing Vision and Leadership with your Community

Module 5 : Chairing a Challenging Meeting

Module 6 : Visionary Leadership

 

Designed for experienced Chairmen.

 

Each module is designed as a two hour session.

 

(f) Society of Local Council Clerks – Receipt of SLCC Membership Card.

 

(g) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership Board – Receipt of the following:

 

-                      Agenda for the meeting on Tuesday 30th May 2006 at University of

 Durham, Queens Campus, Thornaby;

 

-                      Minutes of the Meeting on 25th April 2006 at The Five Lamps, Thornaby;

 

-                      Thornaby, Local Action Plan 2004/06, Phase Two and Three Progress

Update.

 

Chairman……………………………

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(h) Steering the Green Agenda ‘East Journal’ – Receipt of the ‘East Journal’ magazine May 2006, Volume 4 number 3.

 

(i) Clerks and Councils Direct – Receipt of the Clerks and Councils Direct magazine May 2006, Issue 45.

 

(j) NALC Local Council Review – Receipt of the ‘Local Council Review’ May 2006, Volume 58, No.1.

 

(k) The Ramblers Association – Receipt of ‘Walk’ magazine, No.11, Summer 2006.

 

(l) Tees Valley Rural Community Council – Receipt of Rural News June 2006.

 

(m) NALC Community Empowerment Awards – Receipt of mailing informing that the Commission for Rural Communities and NALC have launched the inaugural Community Empowerment Awards to collect best practice from parish and town councils.  They are looking for examples of the work which is carried out on a day to day basis that helps engage and empower the local community.  The awards cover four categories and are open to all parish and town councils.  Winners receiving up to £1,000. 

 

(n) Parish Council Office, Barwick Lodge, Ingleby Barwick – Lease – Receipt of copy of the draft lease from Robinson’s solicitors.

 

(o) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Conservation and Historic Environment Folder, Supplementary Planning Document– Receipt of consultation document, comments requested by Monday 3rd July 2006.

 

(p) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Local Development Framework, Core Strategy – Issues and Options Consultation – Receipt of consultation document, comments requested by Wednesday 21st June 2006.

 

(q) Stockton-on-Tees Children’s Trust, Every Child Matters, Children and Young People’s Plan 2006-09 – Receipt of consultation document. 

 

(r) Steering the Green Agenda ‘East Journal’ – Receipt of the ‘East Journal’ magazine June 2006, Volume 4 number 4.

 

(s) House of Commons, Dari Taylor MP Stockton South, Youth Matters – Receipt of response to Councillor Mrs I. Machin’s letter.

 

 

Chairman…………………………….

 

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(t) Ingleby Mill Primary School, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of invitation for Parish Council members to attend a visit to view the new school premises on Thursday 8th June 2006.

 

(u) Parish Council Seat, Adjacent to Stonechat Close, Ingleby Barwick - Residents Letter – Receipt of a letter from a resident of Stonechat Close regarding the parish bench, which is sited 30 feet from their back garden. 

 

(v) St. John Ambulance, Ingleby Barwick, Request for Grant Aid – Receipt of letter

 

(w) Cleveland Local Councils Association, Membership Fees 2006/2007 – Receipt invoice for the sum of £710.37 in respect of the membership fees for CLCA for the current year 2006/2007.  Once paid most of the fee is forward on to NALC for their fees by CLCA.  The balance is then used by CLCA for their administration costs.

The membership fees for CLCA remain unchanged from last year and are as follows:-

 

600 electors or more £135.00

Below 600 electors £67.50

 

Plus 4.6p per elector

 

Electorates for 2006/2007 are based on statistics provided to CLCA by the local Borough Councils and for Ingleby Barwick the electorate is shown to be 12,508.

 

(x) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Receipt of the following:

 

-                      Invoice for use of the Hall by the Parish Council in May 2006

for the sum of £78.00;

 

-                      Renewal of Hire Agreement for a further twelve months, third

            Wednesday of every month 7.00pm till 9.30pm at a cost of £13 p/h.

 

(y) Dental Practices, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter from North Tees PCT.    

 

(z) Grassed Area on Sober Hall Avenue Adjacent to Mastiles Close – Receipt of complaint from a resident regarding the overgrown grassed area.

The land is not however owned by S.B.C., it belongs to the houses in Mastiles Close which face onto it.

S.B.C. has approached the owners on a number of occasions to transfer the land to the Council who would then maintain the area.  The offer was previously declined.

The Clerk has contacted S.B.C. who have agreed to write to the owners once again.

 

 

Chairman………………………………

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(a1) Land Adjacent to Thorington Gardens, Ingleby Barwick, Vandalism to Trees – Receipt of complaint from a resident regarding a number of trees which have been vandalised in the vicinity of Ingleby Wood.  The Clerk is liaising with S.B.C. on the matter.

 

(b1) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Code of Conduct and Prejudicial Interests – Receipt of information.

 

(c1) Robinson’s Estate Agents – Invoice for the rent of the Parish Council office for the month commencing 5th June 2006, totaling £220.00.

 

(d1) Hedgerow Removal, Broompark Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of correspondence.

 

 

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19th July 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE 2006

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL