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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 6TH JULY 2005, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

Vice-Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;

 

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

 

Ward Councillors: 

 

Ingleby Barwick East        Kevin Faulks;

                                                David Harrington;

 

Ingleby Barwick West       Lee Narroway;

                                                Ross Patterson.

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

PC Kevin Leek, Community Police Officer, Ingleby Barwick;

PCSO Glen Hartley, Ingleby Barwick;

 

18 members of the public attended the meeting.

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Parish Councillor D. Scott, Ward Councillors Andrew Larkin (I.B. East) and Kenneth Dixon (I.B. West).

 

43. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

The Chairman outlined the Parish Council’s policy on the 10 minutes allocation for public participation.

 

Police Update

PC Kevin Leek introduced himself and his colleague PCSO Glen Hartley.  PC Leek informed that he and PC Stockley are the two Community Police Officers designated to Ingleby Barwick.

PC Leek outlined their duties and responsibilities and noted that they work closely with the Community Wardens and the Anti-Social Behaviour Team.

 

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Ward Councillor D. Harrington noted that Members of IBIS (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society) had recently met with the Police District Commander, as well as PC Stockley.  Councillor Harrington asked whether PC Leek would be available to meet with IBIS at a mutually convenient time, which could be arranged.

 

The Chairman thanked PC Leek and PCSO Hartley for their contribution to the meeting.

 

Proposal for an Indoor Childrens Play Area and Crèche with Outdoor Sports Facilities and Associated Landscaping and Parking – Land on Corner of Thornaby Road and Ingleby Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees.

A member of the public attending the meeting informed that he was representing Thornaby Residents Association and would be grateful to know Ingleby Barwick Parish Council’s comments on the Mr Twister proposal.

 

The Clerk informed that the planning application was officially withdrawn on 4th July 2005.

 

The Chairman informed the public that the Parish Council had intended to consider the planning application this evening, however in view of the application now being withdrawn this would not now be the case.  If an application were to be resubmitted then the proposal would be considered at that time.

 

It was noted that the application site is within the ‘Village Ward’, Thornaby.

 

The public raised various concerns, with particular regard to the site being designated green wedge.

 

It was noted that the Stockton Local Plan states that the uses considered appropriate within green wedges are those that ensure their open aspect is retained and require only limited built development, e.g. sport and recreation, stables, farming and market gardening.

 

Residents living in the vicinity of the proposal also expressed their concerns in respect of what lighting is to be provided at the location, as they already experience problems with intrusive lighting from the nearby garage. 

 

It was claimed by public attending the meeting that the land had been willed to the ‘People of Thornaby’ in 1948 and it was questioned as to who officially owned the site.

 

The public expressed strongly, that facilities for the local children should be provided by Stockton Borough Council (S.B.C.) and should be free of charge.

 

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It was noted that IBIS Councillors would be meeting with officers at S.B.C. in the near future to discuss land availability/open spaces for facilities in Ingleby Barwick.

 

‘Ingleby Barwick Next Generation’ is currently investigating availability of funding for parks/play areas.

 

The Chairman thanked the public for their attendance and contribution to the meeting.

 

44. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

No declarations of interest were received.

 

45. COMPETITION FOR THE  ‘PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF INGLEBY BARWICK’ WHO WILL BE INVITED TO OPEN THE ‘SUMMER TIME FESTIVAL’ AND THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS GALA’, INGLEBY BARWICK.

It was reported that Ingleby Barwick Residents Network had run the competition, for ‘Year Six’ primary school children. 

The Residents Network has now drawn the names of the winning entries.

 

46. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 05/1310/FUL

INDOOR CHILDRENS PLAY AREA AND CRECHE WITH OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND PARKING,

LAND ON CORNER OF THORNABY ROAD AND INGLEBY WAY, THORNABY, STOCKTON.

The Clerk informed that the planning application was withdrawn on 4th July 2005.

No further issues were raised on the matter.

 

47. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON 15TH JUNE 2005.  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 June 2005, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

                       

48. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MEETING ON 15TH JUNE 2005.

 

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

The Clerk reported that Mr Jagpal has informed her that the main switch for the lights is located in the Beckfields One Stop shop.  They have instructed a local electrician to look at the lighting situation, who is awaiting confirmation of access to the main switch, hopefully in the next two weeks. 

 

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The Clerk informed that she has sent a letter to Mitchells & Butlers, who own the planted areas at the shopping centre, requesting that they arrange for the trees to be cut back in order to assist the line of sight of the CCTV camera at the location.

 

The Clerk reported that she has raised the matter of the three large advertising boards for the Beckfields Public House, with S.B.C. planning department to ascertain whether or not the signs need to or have been given planning permission.

S.B.C. is currently looking into the matter and their response is awaited.

 

(b) Item 177 2004/2005 River Tees Heritage Park Proposals – Footbridge Over the River Tees.

The Clerk informed that she is still pursuing a response from S.B.C. on the matter.

 

It was suggested that CPRE be invited to attend a Parish Council meeting in the near future, to discuss the River Tees Heritage Park proposals.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contact CPRE to invite them to attend a Parish Council meeting, accordingly.

                                                                                                           

(c) Item 203 2004/2005 Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick Football Club (TIBS) – Thornaby Road Football Pitches Project.

The Clerk reported that the request for funding from S.B.C. towards the Thornaby Road Project is going to Committee on Thursday 14th July 2005.

 

(d) Item 229 2004/2005 Land to the Rear of All Saints Secondary School, Ingleby Barwick.

No further information to date.

                                                           

(e) Item 6 2005/2006 Payment of Subscriptions Falling to be Paid Annually.

(a) Cornhill Insurance Policy                    

The Clerk informed she has received and banked a cheque for the sum of £847.63, from the Community Hall Management Committee, which is their share of the policy premium.

 

(f) Item 10 2005/2006 Traffic Issues, Ingleby Barwick.

The Clerk informed that she has received a response from S.B.C. regarding the Parish Council’s request for another Traffic Impact Assessment to be carried out, in view of the new estimated housing figures.

 

The reply states as follows:

 

The Parish Council is thanked for their letter regarding current planning applications at Ingleby Barwick and the potential impact on the road network.

 

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S.B.C. would like to reassure the Parish Council that the traffic situation on Ingleby Barwick is regularly monitored and is scrutinised every time a planning application is received for new development.  A full transport assessment was carried out for the submission of outline planning approval.  The requirement for a further transport assessment based on the potential increase in housing densities is under review and the Group Leader (Highways and Transportation Strategy) is currently liaising with the Head of Planning and Environment on this issue.  Not withstanding this, developers may be asked to provide junction impact assessments as a requirement for full planning permission; this is currently the case for the proposed Broomwood development.

The Council is currently producing its second Local Transport Plan (LTP2); an integral part of LTP2 is the production of Area Transport Strategies.  As part of the development of the Eastern Area Transport Strategy, traffic information, together with other data will be assembled and modeled for the Ingleby area in order to assess likely problems and opportunities that may exist.

 

(g) Item 12 2005/2006 Ingleby Barwick Garden Competition 2005.

It was noted that the closing date for entries was Friday 1st July 2005 and judging will take place on Sunday 10th July 2005.

The judge, Richard Arkley from Peter Barratts Garden Centre, will be accompanied by Parish Councillors Tom Bowman and Sheila Rouse.

 

The presentation ceremony will take place at Peter Barratts Garden Centre in September 2005, date to be confirmed.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange for the trophies for the winning entry of each category.

 

(h) Item 17 2005/2006 Trafalgar Weekend 21st – 23rd October 2005.

The Clerk informed that she is awaiting a response from St. Francis of Assisi Church regarding the possibility of holding a ‘Service of Commemoration’, on Sunday 23rd October 2005.

 

(i) Item 33 2005/2006 Lowfields Avenue Extension, Ingleby Barwick – Review of Closure.

The Clerk reported that she had received an email from S.B.C. this afternoon, with a copy of the Council’s Consultation Strategy for Lowfields Avenue and the proposed draft leaflet, attached.  The Parish Council’s comments are required by Friday 8th July 2005 to meet with the tight print and publication deadlines.

The Clerk circulated the information to Parish Council members, along with ‘Traffic Data’ received from S.B.C.

 

 

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Concerns were raised by a representative from Ingleby Action Group (IAG), who stated that the Group had been promised input into the leaflet.  However, they have now been informed by S.B.C. that after taking legal advice, this would not be appropriate.

IAG also note their concerns in respect of the proposed drop-in sessions being planned, which should not be used as a substitute for a public meeting as promised on a number of occasions.

 

The Parish Council noted the information provided by S.B.C.

 

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

 

The Parish Council would like to express their concerns in respect of the extremely tight deadline for comments and would appreciate being given the opportunity to have further input into the leaflet should the opportunity arise.

With regard to the leaflet, it is noted that the traffic data provided shows traffic flows on various dates, the latest of which is following the removal of the temporary link on 14th October 2004.

The Parish Council would note that this is quite some months ago and would suggest that the data provided on traffic flows should be as up to date as possible in order to give a clear indication of the current situation.

 

(j) Item34 2005/2006 Barberry Close, Ingleby Barwick – Preservation Order on Trees.

The Clerk reported that she has received a plan from S.B.C. showing the extent of the TPO, which has been applied ‘indefinitely’.

 

(k) Item 35 2005/2006 Grass Cutting, Ingleby Barwick – Land Ownership Issues.

Pennine Way The Clerk reported that S.B.C. has requested that the owner of the grassed areas adjacent to Pennine Way, Ingleby Barwick, maintain the land in a reasonable order.

S.B.C. has offered the landowner their services to carry out the necessary work for a fee.

In the meantime, S.B.C. has agreed to cut the grass and invoice the landowner accordingly until agreement is reached.

S.B.C. have commenced with the grass cutting, however due to the elements they have suspended works today.  They shall re-commence when weather permits.

 

Broomhill Avenue/Churchfield Way  On Friday 1st July, following an urgent request from S.B.C. Engineering and Transportation department, S.B.C. flailed the verges along Broomhill Avenue/Churchfield Way.  This was carried out due to the severity and potential hazards to both members of the public and vehicular traffic. 

 

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The Council has been in touch with the land owners ‘Persimmon Homes’ to agree a maintenance regime and these discussions are ongoing.

 

49. LIAISON WITH INGLEBY BARWICK WARD COUNCILLORS.

The Chairman expressed her support for the much-awaited increase in representation for Ingleby Barwick on Stockton Borough Council.

A welcome was extended to all six Ward Councillors, representing Ingleby Barwick East and Ingleby Barwick West.

It was noted that their attendance and input at Parish Council meetings is appreciated.

 

The Chairman and Parish Council look forward to working in close liaison with the Ward Councillors, as we are all working for the benefit of the residents of Ingleby Barwick.

 

50. AREA TRANSPORT STRATEGIES.

The Clerk reported that she has received a letter from S.B.C. regarding the Eastern Area Transport Strategy: Invitation to Initial Stakeholder Meeting.

Area Transport Strategies will form a crucial element of the second Stockton-on-Tees Local Transport Plan, the final version of which is due to be submitted to the Government Office for the North East and the Department for Transport in March 2006.

 

Based on the Area Boards of Stockton Renaissance (the Local Strategic Partnership), the four Area Transport Strategies will ensure that the Borough’s future transport network is built around local needs and priorities.  The Guidance Note was attached and gives more details about the purpose and scope of the Area Strategies including the geographical area that they cover, the range of local stakeholders and the consultation process that will be followed in each case.

 

A representative of the Parish Council is cordially invited to the first meeting of the Steering Group overseeing the development of the Eastern Area Transport Strategy.  The meeting will be held on 21st July 2005 at The Lecture Room, Thornaby Pavillion, Wrightson House, Thornaby, commencing at 7 pm: Light refreshments will be served from 6.30 pm.

 

Following a short introductory presentation, the remainder of the meeting will be based around a series of group discussions, the purpose of which will be to explore the key local transport issues and ways in which they can be addressed.  The meeting should finish no later than 9 pm, and travel costs will be reimbursed if necessary.

 

It was noted that Councillor T.W. Bowman would be attending the meeting as an Eastern Area Partnership Board member.

 

 

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RESOLVED that the Parish Council be represented at the meeting by Councillor Mrs I. Machin.

 

51. TODDLERS PLAY AREA, ADJACENT TO TESCO, INGLEBY BARWICK.

The Clerk reported that she has been liaising with S.B.C. and in particular with the street cleansing operative, regarding the toddlers play area.  A number of complaints have been received regarding broken glass in the play area, making it unusable.

 

The area is cleaned every morning, however by afternoon/evening it is back in a similar condition.

 

The matter has been reported to both the local police and Community Warden service.

 

The Clerk informed that she had contacted S.B.C. requesting the possibility of a mobile CCTV camera being sited at the location.  However, due to a number of issues this cannot be done.

 

Various options were discussed as to how the situation could be improved; including the possibility of erecting a high fence and initiating restricted opening hours. 

However, it was noted that to have to resort to these options would be disappointing.

The need for a dedicated Youth Club and facilities for Ingleby Barwick was reiterated.

 

RESOLVED that the situation be monitored.

 

52. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY WARDEN SERVICE.

The Clerk reported that members of the Parish Council and Ingleby Barwick Ward Councillors had met with the Community Wardens and Doug Carhart, Head of Security Services on Wednesday 22nd June 2005.

 

It was noted that the meeting was very informative and the scheme is running well.

 

RESOLVED that following the summer holiday period, the Clerk in liaison with the Community Warden Service, produce an article, reporting back to the residents of Ingleby Barwick on the scheme.

 

53. DEFRA, CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOODS AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 2005.

The Clerk reported receipt of correspondence from DEFRA informing the Parish Council about the timetable for implementing the provisions of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, which received Royal Assent on 7th April 2005.

 

 

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The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 will directly impact on parish councils in two ways:

 

-                     It allows parish councils to issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for litter, graffiti, fly-posting and dog offences.

-                     It allows parish councils to introduce dog control orders for a range of offences (effectively replacing the current byelaw system).

 

Many of the other measures in the Act will also impact on parishes indirectly, as local authorities (districts and unitaries) are given a wide range of new powers to improve the local environment.

 

The Act does not place any new duties on parish councils.  The extent to which parishes wish to exercise the new powers will be up to them.

 

Fixed Penalty Notices

 

Under various current legislation, local authorities (districts and unitaries) can issue fixed penalty notices for litter, graffiti, fly-posting and dog fouling.  The new Act extends those powers to parish councils (as well as providing additional dog offences for which FPNs can be issued).

 

Amounts – whilst upper tier authorities will be able to specify (within a fixed range) the amount of the penalty for these offences, parishes will not – they will use the amount set by the district (or the default amount of £75 where the district chooses not to set the level).  The exception to this is for those dog offences where parishes have made an order (see below) – here they will be able to specify the amount (within a fixed range).  The same applies to offering a discount for early payment – parishes will only be able to do this for FPNs for dog offences they have introduced.

 

Use of receipts – The Act allows for regulations that will specify what will happen to the receipts from FPNs issued by parishes – it is intended that parish councils will be able to retain the receipts from fixed penalty notices, however, there are several issues that need to be resolved over the coming months before this can be agreed.

 

Issuing officers – the Act allows for regulations that will specify conditions that must be met by a person who a parish wishes to issue FPNs.  This allows them to set minimum standards (e.g. completion of accredited training) that will need to be met by anyone issuing FPNs on behalf of a parish council.

 

 

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Reporting – the Act requires any authority (including parishes) issuing FPNs to provide the Secretary of State with information relating to FPNs.  This provides central government with a means to check that the system is not being abused.

 

Non-payment – all authorities issuing FPNs will be expected to take prosecutions in those cases where the penalty is not paid, and this will be made clear through guidance.  Parishes issuing FPNs should therefore be prepared to take cases of non-payment to court.

 

Dogs

Part 6 of the Act gives the power to make dog control orders to all local authorities (apart from counties in two-tier areas).  The orders will be set out in regulations (see below) and will relate to four issues:

 

-                     dog fouling (the current Dog Fouling of Land Act will be repealed)

-                     keeping dogs on a lead

-                     exclusion of dogs from land

-                     number of dogs that a person can take onto land

 

By providing ‘ready to use’ orders, local authorities can designate areas where offences relating to the above issues will apply.  Fixed penalty notices can then be issued to anyone committing those offences.  This system will be much more straightforward than the current byelaw system, which is onerous for both central and local government.  For any issues other than the four specified, parishes would still be able to use the byelaw system if they wish.

The Act makes provision for situations where parishes and districts may both wish to make control orders covering the same land – in these cases the district would take precedence.

 

Implementation and timetable

A small number of the measures in the Act come into effect from 7th June 2005.  However, the majority will be commenced by order and Defra’s current intention is to commence the remainder of the measures in by spring 2006. 

 

Between now and then, the following timetable sets out what will happen:

 

June-Aug        drafting of guidance and regulations; stakeholder groups will advise

policy  officials during this period and representatives of parish councils

are attending those groups.

Oct-Dec          Public consultation on all regulations and guidance for the Act.

Jan/Mar 06     Redraft guidance and regulations.

Spring 06       The remaining measures will be commenced and the final guidance will

be Published.

 

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54. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, STANDARDS COMMITTEE – APPOINTMENT OF PARISH REPRESENTATIVES.

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. informing that the terms of office of the two current Parish representatives and one substitute representative on the Council’s Standards Committee will expire on 18th December 2005.

S.B.C. has written separately to those representatives to ascertain whether or not they would wish the Council’s Parish and Independent Representatives Appointment Panel to consider their re-appointment for a further term.

 

S.B.C. would like to be informed if there are any members of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council who would wish to be considered for any of the Parish representative positions on the Standards Committee.  If so, the relevant Councillor should provide S.B.C. with written details of their full name; home address; and any experience of dealing with standards of conduct, ethical decisions, evaluating and advising objectively on complex issues and information.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman informed the meeting that he has requested the Council’s Parish and Independent Representatives Appointment Panel consider his re-appointment for a further term.

 

55. 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 £ 108,615.71 plus VAT return 2004/05 £6,880.71 totals £115,496.42, 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 July 2005;

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

 

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

 

            Internet Charges (July 2005)                                                            £        14.99   

          

Ardent Financial Services – Parish Council office costs

for July 2005                                                                                                  £       211.00

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

 

 

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(c) Internet Connection.

The Clerk informed that she has been approached by Wanadoo, the Parish Council’s internet provider, regarding their offer for a free modem worth £50.00 followed by £17.99 per month for Broadband.

It was noted that the Parish Council are currently paying £14.99 per month for the ‘Anytime’ package, however this means that the telephone line is not available when the internet is in use.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves the upgrade to the Broadband package and the Clerk to arrange for implementation.

 

(d) Section 137 Payments – 1st Ingleby Barwick Rangers.

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from the Rangers informing that the group has been unable to cash their parish grant cheque.  Their previous bank account had to be closed, due to an internet theft, and owing to their problems with adult leaders.  They decided to wait until April (the eighteenth birthday of their oldest member) before opening a new one.  Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances (such as change of address by one of the account signatories, and other problems with the availability of the account they requested), the cheque they received expired before the account was opened.

This has lead them to request a new cheque for their parish grant (previously issued cheque enclosed).  They apologise for any inconvenience they may have caused, and would appreciate any help the Parish Council can give them on this matter.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves re-issue of the grant aid and the Clerk to forward the cheque for £250 to the group accordingly.

 

56. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

The Clerk informed that in the budget set for 2005/2006, the amounts allocated under community facilities are as follows:

 

Tree Planting             -           £1,000.00

Christmas Tree         -           £1,000.00

Street Furniture         -           £1,000.00

 

It was noted that the Parish Council are currently investigating suitable locations for the provision of seats and dog bins.  It was suggested that the siting of seats still be kept to the main roads within Ingleby Barwick, as initially agreed.  Two locations were suggested:

 

-                     Lowfields Avenue, on the section between Burdon Garth and Middle

Road;

            -           Myton Way, at a location to be agreed.

 

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The Clerk informed that she has received information regarding a suggested location for a dog bin.  A concerned resident has highlighted a problem area, at Brecon Crescent, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Clerk noted that she is awaiting an up to date price from S.B.C. for providing dog bins.

 

The Clerk reported that the seat provided by the Parish Council adjacent to the roundabout on Barwick Way/Low Lane, has been removed, which is connected with the new primary school/road realignment scheme.

 

S.B.C. has informed that the seat is being stored in the compound on site and is to be reinstated at the new bus layby.

 

57. 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.

 

58. Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership – Report back from the

Business Meeting on Tuesday 28th June 2005, 9.30 am at The Robert Atkins

Centre, Thorntree Road, Thornaby.

 

The Chairman informed that Ward Councillor David Harrington and herself had attended the meeting, which was informative. 

 

It was noted that ‘facilities for the youths’ is high on the list of priorities and the availability of funding is being progressed.

 

Councillor Mrs Machin highlighted the DVD recently produced and presented at the Eastern Area Partnership meeting ‘Issues & Facilities for Young People’.

It was suggested that maybe the Parish Council could commission for a DVD to be produced by the youths of Ingleby Barwick.

 

RESOLVED that the matter be progressed by the Clerk, to ascertain whether the Parish Council could finance such an initiative.

 

 

 

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

It was reported that the next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th July 2005.

 

It was noted that a response is still awaited from Persimmon, who were approached with regard to possible financial assistance towards the extension of Ingleby Barwick Community Hall.

 

60. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

The Clerk noted that the editorial deadline for the Autumn edition of Insider is 19th August 2005.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the results of the Garden Competition to Insider, for inclusion in the Autumn edition.

 

61. CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Designation Orders – Alcohol Consumption in Public Places – Receipt of letter from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) informing that there are five bye laws in place in our Borough in the town centres of Thornaby, Stockton, Billingham, Norton and Yarm.  These bye-laws expire in September 2005.

The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 introduced Designation Orders, these are an adoptive power that the Council can use to restrict anti-social public drinking in designated areas.  They are proposing to apply for designation orders in the areas currently covered by the existing bye-laws but intend extending the Stockton and Yarm boundary area to take in additional public houses that were not operating when the bye law was first put in place.

Because the Police have the responsibility of responding to incidents that stem from the orders they have consulted with them throughout and they are in agreement that they replace the existing orders, covering the areas in the maps provided, but not to have any additional orders in the Borough.  The Police have other powers that can be used to police alcohol related anti social behaviour without the use of this measure and these can be used exclusively by Police Officers or in addition to powers that can be used by the Anti Social Behaviour Team.  If anyone has concerns about anti social behaviour that is related to drinking in public please contact the Anti Social Behaviour Team on 527615.

 

(b) Defra, Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 – Receipt of letter informing the Parish Council of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, which received Royal Assent on 7th April 2005.

 

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(c) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Management Committee – Receipt of the following:

 

-                     Building Insurance renewal premium 2005/06, for the sum of £847.65;

-                     Financial Statement dated 6th April 2005;

-                     Annual Report and Accounts for the Year End 31st March 2005.

 

(d) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Standards Committee – Appointment of Parish Representatives – Receipt of a letter from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) informing that the terms of office of the two current Parish representatives and one substitute representative on the Council’s Standards Committee will expire on 18th December 2005.

 

(e) Lexis Nexis, Butterworths –Receipt of information mailing.

 

(f) Record Playground Equipment – Receipt of information mailing.  

 

(g) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Council Plan 2005-2008 – Receipt of the  Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Plan for 2005-2008.  The Annex to the Council Plan, containing Best Value Performance Indicator Information will be published on Stockton Council’s website (www.stockton.gov.uk) by 30th June 2005.

 

(h) Allianz Cornhill, Insurance Policy 2005/2006 – Receipt received for insurance renewal payment of £2,458.43.

 

(i) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership – Receipt of notification for the business meeting on Tuesday 28th June 2005, 9.30 am at The Robert Atkins Centre, Thorntree Road, Thornaby, which follows on from the recent presentation event on 7th June at the Youthy, addressing the specific issue – Children and Young People.

Receipt of Agenda for the meeting and Minutes of the meeting held on 26th April 2005.

 

(j) 1st Ingleby Barwick Rangers – Receipt of letter informing that the group has been unable to cash their parish grant cheque.

 

(k) Tree Preservation Order’s, Barberry Close, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of plan showing the tree planting orders around the Barberry Close area.

 

(l) NALC, Local Council Review – Receipt of the ‘Local Council Review’ magazine, July 2005.

 

 

Chairman…………………………..

 

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL.

 

The next meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2005, 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 6TH JULY 2005

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL