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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL, HELD AT ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2007, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman/Town Mayor: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

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

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East        K. Faulks;

 

Ingleby Barwick West       R. Patterson;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

 

9 Members of the public were present at the meeting.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

 

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Town Councillors

T.W. Bowman, Ms J. Morrison and D. Scott.

 

Apologies for absence were also received from Ward Councillors D. Harrington,

A. Larkin (Ingleby Barwick East) and Ward Councillor K. Dixon, L. Narroway (Ingleby Barwick West).

 

211. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor W. Feldon declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he represents the Town Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 5 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Extension.

 

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

 

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Councillor Mrs I. Machin declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as she represents the Town Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 5 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Extension.

 

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

 

Councillor R. Patterson declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he represents the Town Council on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 5 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Extension.

 

Councillor R. Patterson stated that he has been granted a dispensation to speak and vote on the above item.

 

Councillor R. Patterson stated that he is a Member of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s (S.B.C.) Planning Committee.  He informed that he would be involved in the discussions when the Parish Council considered Item 17 on the agenda Planning Applications and would be giving his view based on the information available to date.  He reserves the right to consider all of the information available at a later date and to take a different decision/have different views when S.B.C. Planning Committee considers planning applications.

 

Councillor R. Patterson declared a personal/prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he is a Member of the golf club and was also Captain last year:

 

Item No. 17(e)          -           Planning Application No. 07/1025/REV    

                                                Proposal: Revised Application for the Erection of Club

House with Changing Rooms and Associated Car Parking

for Existing Golf Course.

Location: I.B. Golf Academy, Lullingstone Crescent, The

Rings.

 

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

 

Item No. 5 Matters Arising            -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Extension.

 

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

 

No further interests were declared.

 

212. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Notice of Elections May 2007.

A discussion took place on the publicity/notification, in respect of the forthcoming elections.

 

Planning Application for Certificate of Lawfulness for Leven Caravan Site.

Various concerns were raised in respect of the planning application which included the following:

 

-                      Restricted access in and out of the site;

-                      Road safety problems in respect of the additional traffic which will be generated on Leven Bank, this will already be increased by the housing development at the old Cross Keys site;

-                      Disturbance to the wildlife.

 

213. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2007.  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 Town Council held on Wednesday 21st March 2007, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

214. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES ON 21ST MARCH 2007.

 

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

 

The Clerk informed that T & S Stores have now given permission to Ingleby Barwick Land and Property Developments (IBL&PD) to tap into their electricity supply meter at the One-Stop Store at Greenside, in order to supply electric power to six wall lights under the canopy walk way. 

 

A quotation to install the lights is currently being obtained.

 

 

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It was noted that the ‘No Ball Games’ sign at the Greenside shopping area which was erected by IBL&PD has been removed by vandals.

 

The Clerk informed that she had obtained a quotation for a new sign which was ordered and paid for by IBL&PD.  Arrangements are currently being made for the sign to be erected.

 

The Clerk reported that she had received a number of complaints regarding the potholes in the car park at Greenside, which are becoming increasingly worse.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk bring this to the attention of The Teal Arms Public House, who are responsible for the car park, requesting that remedial works be carried out as required.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to Brown’s Estate Agents to ascertain when it is intended to replace the damaged bollard adjacent to the One Stop shop.

 

The Clerk noted that at the last meeting the Town Council had discussed sending a follow up letter to Mitchell’s and Butler Brewery regarding maintenance of the Beckfields shopping area, if no feedback had been received by this meeting.

 

No feedback has been received to date.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to the Brewery accordingly.

 

(b) Item 30 2006/2007 Parish Council Seat Adjacent to Stonechat Close, Ingleby Barwick.

 

Councillor Mrs Machin reported that Councillor W. Feldon and she had met with the Community Wardens at the location on Friday 23rd March 2007.

It was noted that the Wardens had moved on a number of youths from the location earlier in the evening.

It was apparent around the area in general that there were large groups of youths wandering about, generally just socialising.

It was felt that moving the seat at this point in time was not justified, as the seat is in a prominent location and is well used.

     

RESOLVED that no action be taken at present and the situation be monitored.

 

(c) Item 91 2006/2007 Ingleby Barwick Community Hall - Extension.

 

A meeting was held on Wednesday 28th March 2007, with representatives from the Town Council, Management Committee, ROK, Sure Start and the architect.

 

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The next meeting is to take place on Friday 20th April 2007, when hopefully final costings will be available.

 

(d) Item 109 2006/2007 Tesco, Ingleby Barwick – Meeting on Thursday 9th November 2006.

 

It was stated that security concerns along with a number of other matters at the site are still being progressed. 

Councillor Mrs Machin informed that she had raised the matter at the Eastern Area Partnership Board.

It was reported that vandals had recently set fire to both the door at the front entrance of the store and the clothes bank located at the recycling area.

It was noted that the store Manager had informed that a new Area Manager was now in position and that he would be raising a number of concerns with him.

 

(e) Item 197 2006/2007 Barley Fields Primary School, Ingleby Barwick – Invitation to Town Council Members to Visit School.

 

It was noted that Members of the Town Council had visited Barley Fields Primary School on Thursday 29th March 2007.

Members were very impressed with the school and were given a warm welcome from the Headtecher Mr Leck, his staff and pupils.

It was noted that the other schools in Ingleby Barwick had been provided with a framed copy of the Coat of Arms and it was suggested that this matter be followed up in respect of Barley Fields Primary School being provided with a copy.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to the Headteacher of Barley Fields Primary School thanking him for his kind hospitality.

 

(f) Item 203 2006/2007 Potential ‘Satellite’ Village Police Station, Greenside Shopping Area, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Clerk informed that she has been informed by Ingleby Barwick Land and Property Developments that they would be submitting plans to S.B.C. for outline planning permission in the coming week.

 

(g) Item 201 2006/2007 Communities and Local Government, A Revised Model Code of Conduct For Local Authority Members.

 

The Clerk reported that she had received The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007 (SI No. 1159) in today’s post.  The order comes into effect on 3rd May 2007.  The deadline for all Councils to adopt the code is now 1st October 2007 at the latest (not November as previously stated).

 

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215. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL – YOUTH FUND PROVISION.

 

It was noted that at the March 2007 meeting of the Eastern Area Partnership Board a report had been received from the Chair of the Board on funding for facilities and activities for young people throughout Stockton.  It was indicated that there are proposals for allocating funding from the Youth Opportunities Capital Fund to Billingham and Thornaby.

 

Councillor Mrs Machin reported that following this she had sent a letter to Dari Taylor on the matter expressing concerns that Ingleby Barwick was not included in the proposals to receive funding.  The letter was forward to Ward Councillor Alex Cunningham for a reply.

 

A reply has been received from Councillor Cunningham informing that S.B.C. had been allocated funding for facilities and activities for young people throughout the Borough of Stockton in the form of a Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) and Youth Opportunities Capital Fund (YOCF).

In relation to the Capital Fund, the decision to have a central facility within the existing building in Stockton was the idea of local young people from throughout the Borough who have also been involved in the planning and design.  It was an idea that the Borough’s Cabinet was pleased to endorse.  It is a facility that will be open to all young people from throughout the Borough.

The allocation of future Capital Funds is currently subject to consultation.  Councillor Cunningham personally considers it important that young people in the two other major towns within the Borough, Thornaby and Billingham, should have access to similar facilities to those in Stockton relatively close to their homes.  A site within the town centre at Thornaby could prove ideal as a venue for both Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick young people to attend but it is early days yet.

It is hoped that the Chancellor will extend the Capital Fund in future years and that they will be able to have more capital to invest in places like Yarm, Ingleby Barwick and Eaglescliffe.  Whatever happens they will consult young people on the best way forward to best serve their needs.

It was noted that the YOF was allocated £114,000 in the financial year just ended and the same amount has been allocated for the new year.  Young people throughout the Borough have already benefited from the fund, including young people from Ingleby Barwick and it is hoped more from this area will apply over the next few months.  Applications for this are made by young people and the decision making on the allocation lies with the Youth Bank, a group of young people themselves.

Applications should be encouraged.

The Borough Council has also made funds available from the general capital fund to purchase and equip a second Youth Bus.

 

 

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Councillor Mrs Machin has replied to the letter and outlined the proposals to extend the existing Community Hall in Ingleby Barwick.

 

It was noted that Ward Councillors R. Patterson and D. Harrington had raised this matter at a meeting with the Corporate Director of Children, Education and Social Care at S.B.C., highlighting the Community Hall as a facility which should be considered in any proposals.

 

The matter has been discussed by the Community Hall Management Committee who support the move to have the Hall facility considered for part of any funding allocations in respect of youth facilities.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council supports the proposal that the Community Hall facility should be considered when this matter goes to consultation.  The Clerk to liaise with Councillor Mrs Machin to formulate a letter, which should be submitted to S.B.C.

 

It was also highlighted that the consultation needs to be correctly carried out and it should be ensured that the children of Ingleby Barwick get a say.

 

216. INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL’S STANDING ORDERS/FINANCIAL REGULATIONS.

 

The Clerk informed that the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations are currently being finalised.  It was suggested that this be discussed at a separate meeting.

It was noted that availability of the Church Hall next week was limited however the meeting room is empty on either Thursday 26th April or Tuesday 1st May 2007.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange a meeting to take place on Thursday 26th April 2007 commencing at 7.30 p.m.

 

217. INGLEBY BARWICK ENFORCEMENT SERVICE – SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (SLA).

 

The Clerk reported receipt of a draft SLA from S.B.C., which she had circulated to Members with the agenda for the meeting.  It was felt however that the document was not detailed enough.

 

RESOLVED that this matter be considered by the Town Council at the meeting on 26th April 2007 with the view to preparing a draft proposal for consideration by the new Town Council following the elections on 3rd May 2007.

 

 

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218. PARISH/TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS MAY 2007.

It was confirmed that there would be an election in both the Ingleby Barwick East and Ingleby Barwick West Wards on 3rd May 2007.

There are seven candidates for the six seats in the West Ward and 10 candidates for the six seats in the East Ward.

 

219. CLERKS CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT/PENSION.

 

RESOLVED that this matter be considered by the Town Council at the meeting on 26th April 2007.

 

220. ALLIANZ CORNHILL INSURANCE POLICY, RENEWAL 2007/2008 – INCLUDING REVIEW OF COVER.

 

The Clerk reported receipt of the Renewal Invitation from Allianz Cornhill for the Town Council’s Insurance Policy, totaling £2,214.60.

The Town Council considered the detailed schedule provided.

It was noted that the population stated on the policy had not been increased for a number of years and currently shows a figure of 15,000.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contact Allianz Cornhill to increase the figure to 18,000 and obtain a revised policy renewal figure.

 

221. SECONDARY SCHOOL PROVISION, INGLEBY BARWICK – MEETING WITH ANN LEES, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, YORK DIOCESE ON MONDAY 23RD APRIL 2007.

 

It was reported that a meeting has been arranged to take place on Monday 23rd April 2007, which is to be attended by Members of the Town Council, IBIS Ward Councillors, Ann Lees (Director of Education for York Diocese) and the Clerk to the Town Council.

 

A discussion took place on the existing situation in respect of secondary education provision within Ingleby Barwick.  A number of concerns were highlighted which included the following:

 

-                      the number of pupils both currently and in the future being bussed off the

estate to schools in the surrounding area;

-                      the cost of the transport;

-                      use of Leven Bank;

-                      no safe walking routes to the schools;

-                      lack of parental choice;

-                      difficulties attending after school activities.

 

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It is intended to raise these concerns and others, at the meeting on Monday with Ann Lees.

 

The importance of moving this matter forward whilst there is still land available was reiterated.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council is in agreement to provide light refreshments at the meeting which is expected to cost in the region of £70.00.  Councillor Mrs Machin to use her Chairman’s allowance to cover the costs.

 

The Clerk informed that the procedure for submitting a question to full Council at S.B.C. is as follows:

 

-                      Questions must be received at least five working days before the day of

the meeting either in writing by fax or email.

 

-                      At the meeting, the questioner may ask one supplementary question

without notice being given which must arise out of the original question or

reply.

 

222. STOCKTON RENAISSANCE, EASTERN AREA PARTNERSHIP BOARD – REPORT BACK FROM MEETING HELD ON 27TH MARCH 2007.

 

It was reported that demolition is about to begin at Thornaby Town Centre, compulsory purchases are nearing completion.

The views of the Partnership Board were sought on S.B.C.’s bid for funding for new cycle and pedestrian routes linking Ingleby Barwick with Eaglescliffe, Thornaby and Yarm as part of Sustrans’ national ‘Connect2’ project.

The Chair of the Board who sits on the Children’s Trust Board gave a verbal update report.

 

223. BECKFIELDS AVENUE, INGLEBY BARWICK – ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS.

 

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from a resident expressing concerns over Beckfields Avenue.  It is noted that on one side of the road there is a large block of shops with housing behind, and on the other side of the road is Ingleby Barwick Community Hall with a large estate behind it.

Concerns are raised that this road is supposed to be a 30 mph speed limit, this rarely happens especially from teatime onwards and early mornings with people traveling to schools and work.

It is noted that lots of children cross this road on a morning to catch school buses and the amount of children dodging cars to cross is getting dangerous.

 

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It is noted that most nights especially Fridays for the youth club, there are a large amount of children crossing this road and it is an accident waiting to happen.

Given the above, it is hoped that the Council is looking into this at the moment as a safe crossing point is required such as a zebra or pelican.

 

It was noted that there have been a number of requests for safe crossing points, which need to be progressed after the elections on 3rd May 2007.  These need to be

prioritised.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk reply to the resident informing that the request will be taken forward to the Eastern Area Partnership Board for consideration.

 

224. FINANCE:

 

(a)  Town Council Current Balance Sheet

The Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer circulated copies of the Town Council's current financial statement, showing a balance of £ 116,187.94 a copy of which is held on the Town Council file.

 

The balance includes the Precept for 2007/08 of £103,000.

 

A VAT claim has been submitted to HM Customs and Excise for the sum of £8,484.12.

 

(b) Accounts due for Payment

 

RESOLVED that the following accounts be approved for payment:

 

The Clerk noted that the monthly internet payment to Orange of £14.99 is collected by direct debit.

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration April 2007;

            Paula M. Hall - Tax and N.I. Contribution April 2007;

 

St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Use of Hall PC Mtgs

March 2007                                                                                                   £     32.50

 

Robinson’s – Rent for Office, due 5th May 2007                                       £   220.00

 

CLCA - Electronic Standing Orders                                                           £     14.98

 

The Ramblers – Membership Renewal 2007/2008                                  £     24.00

 

 

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(c) Request for Assistance with Funding from the Ingleby.net Project

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter informing that, as the Town Council is aware, a major aspect of the work of Ingleby-net is the working towards creating a greater sense of community and togetherness in Ingleby Barwick.  One of the main methods in working to achieve this is their social events programme, through which they aim to provide quality social events for Ingleby Barwick residents, with the single aim of bringing people together in order that they might meet new people and establish friendships.

One such popular event is their Barn Dance or Ceilidh.  They are pleased to announce that they have booked their 2007 Ceilidh for 21st April at the All Saints Community Campus, Blair Avenue.  The event is always very popular and an excellent way of people getting to know each other in a fun social way.  However the cost of the venue and the band who travel some distance to do the event is considerable, and they wondered if the Town Council would be willing to consider assisting in the funding of this community event with a contribution of say £150?

The event is heavily promoted around the area.  They would appreciate the Town Council’s support for this event in any way they can and would love to see Members there too if possible.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council approves a contribution of £150.00 towards the event, using the S145 power of the LGA 1972 to provide entertainment.

 

225. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

 

Street Furniture – Dog Bins.

The Clerk informed that she has placed the order to purchase 5 dog bins direct to Unicorn Containers, which are being supplied at the same cost as provided to S.B.C. of £224.00 per bin.  Delivery is expected by the end of April 2007.  No delivery charge is to be incurred.

 

Eight sites have been provided by S.B.C. in respect of suitable locations for the bins, which include those originally suggested by the Town Council.

 

RESOLVED that the five locations for the bins be agreed by Councillor Feldon and the Clerk in liaison with Ward Councillor K. Faulks.  The further three locations to be held on file for future consideration.

 

Street Furniture - Town Council Seats

It was reported that the seat provided by the Town Council adjacent to Tesco which had been taken apart by vandals has now been repaired by S.B.C.  The seat is back in position.

 

 

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(b) Tree Planting

The Clerk informed that the tree planting works are now complete.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of correspondence from a resident raising concerns in respect of the three trees planted at Otter Way-open space.  It is expected that the trees will be used as goal posts until they are eventually destroyed, only to be renewed next year.

 

The resident’s comments were noted.

 

226. PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

 

Councillor R. Patterson stated that he is a Member of S.B.C.’s Planning Committee.  He informed that he would be involved in the discussions when the Town Council considered this item and would be giving his view based on the information available to date.  He reserves the right to consider all of the information available at a later date and to take a different decision/have different views when S.B.C. Planning Committee considers 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 Town 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.

 

(a) Planning Application No. 07/0722/REM

     Proposal: Reserved Matters Application for Residential Development Comprising

     28 No. Dwellinghouses.

     Location: The Forum, Porteus Bar, Valum Edge, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Town Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 07/0722/REM.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C.:

 

-                      What planning gain are we to obtain from this development?

 

 

 

 

 

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(b) Planning Application No. 07/0857/FUL

     Proposal: Extension of Roadways to Boundary of Betty’s Close Farm/Proposed

     Residential Development.

     Location: Ramsey Gardens and Nevern Crescent, Ingleby Barwick.

 

It was reported that this planning application has been withdrawn.

 

(c) Planning Application No. 07/0865/CPE

     Proposal: Application for Certificate of Lawfulness for Caravan Site for up to

     80 No. Caravans.

     Location: Leven Caravan Site, Low Lane, High Leven.

 

The Town Council considered all of the information and plans in respect of planning application no. 07/0865/CPE.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council objects to the application, noting the following comments:

 

 

-                      The restricted access in and out of the site is totally unsuitable for towed vehicles and will cause a danger to traffic using Leven Bank;

-                      Road safety problems in respect of the additional traffic which will be generated on Leven Bank, this will already be increased by the housing development at the old Cross Keys site;

-                      Road safety problems in respect of the additional hazard to the school buses who use Leven Bank daily;

-                      Disturbance to the wildlife;

-                      The site supposedly has a condemned toilet block;

-                      Where are the facilities?

-                      Where is the refuse etc to be disposed?

 

(d) Planning Application No. 07/0906/LA

     Proposal: Revised Application for Erection of Building to Provide New Children’s

     Centre.

     Location: Barley Fields Primary School, Lamb Lane, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Town Council considered all of the information and plans in respect of planning application no. 07/0906/LA.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council has no comments to raise in respect of the proposals.

 

 

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Councillor R. Patterson having declared a personal/prejudicial interest in the next planning application left the meeting room whilst the application was discussed.

 

(e) Planning Application No. 07/1025/REV

     Proposal: Revised Application for the Erection of Club House with Changing

     Rooms and Associated Car Parking for Existing Golf Course.

     Location: I.B. Golf Academy, Lullingstone Crescent, The Rings.

 

The Town Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 07/1025/REV.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council submits the following comments to S.B.C. in respect of the proposal:

 

The proposed clubhouse should be constructed using materials that blend in with the surrounding brick houses rather than the ‘tin shed’ like building of the driving range.

Any concerns raised by residents living in close proximity of the proposal should be given careful consideration.

If approved, it should be ensured that the building is well screened to reduce the impact of the proposal on the surrounding area and residential properties.

The public access roads to the development are narrow residential roads and therefore may need a 20 mph restriction placed on them.

A time limit must be agreed for closing the bar at night which is suitable for residents living in the vicinity.

 

227.  COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

 

The Clerk informed that the comments on the proposed satellite Village Police Station had not been included in the last article due to limited editorial space.  This would therefore need to be included in the next article.

 

RESOLVED that the next article for publication includes the following:

 

-                      Results of the Election;

-                      Satellite Village Police Station;

-                      Youth Funding;

-                      Proposed Extension to the Community Hall.

 

228.  CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) The Church of England, Archbishops’ Council, Parochial Fees Order 2007 – Receipt of letter inviting the Town Council to comment on the increase in the level of parochial fees from 1st January 2008.

 

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(b) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Non-Domestic Rating Demand Notice 2007/2008, Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Receipt of the non-domestic rating demand notice 2007/2008 in respect of Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, amount payable £0.00 (80% Charity Relief, 20% Discretionary Relief).

 

(c) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership – Receipt of agenda and papers for the meeting held on Tuesday 27th March 2007, 9.30 am at the Five Lamps Organisation, Eldon Street, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees.

 

(d) Audit Commission, Appointment of External Auditor – Receipt of letter confirming the appointment of BDO Stoy Hayward as auditor to Ingleby Barwick Town Council for the financial year 2006/07.

They will write again early next year regarding the auditor appointment for 2007/08 and future years, following the tendering exercise.

 

(e) M & N Associates, Public Exhibition on 30th and 31st March at Orchard Shopping Parade Car Park, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe – Receipt of letter inviting Members of the Town Council to attend a public exhibition to view the initial ideas for the mixed use re-development of the former Eaglescliffe Logistics Centre, now called Allens West.  The exhibition was open from noon to 6 pm on Friday 30th and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday 31st March at The Exhibition Trailor, Orchard Shopping Parade Car Park, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe.

 

This was attended by Councillor W. Feldon who gave a brief report back.

           

(f) Allianz Cornhill Insurance – Receipt of the Renewal Invitation for the Town Council’s Insurance Policy, totaling £2,214.60.

 

(g) The Ramblers’ Association, Membership Renewal – Receipt of the membership renewal for 2007/2008, totaling £24.00.

 

(h) Egglescliffe Parish Council, Annual Parish Meeting & Chairman’s Social Evening – Receipt of invitation to join the Chairman and Members of Egglescliffe Parish Council on Thursday 19th April 2007, at 7.30 pm, to hear what the Parish Council has been doing over the last year and afterwards, to chat informally and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments with other representatives of those who live or work in and for the community.

 

This was attended by Councillors W. Feldon and Mrs S. Rouse.

 

(i) Residents Letter, Road Safety Concerns Beckfields AvenueReceipt of letter.

 

 

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(j) NALC The Electoral Commission, All About Parish and Town Councils Information Pack – Receipt of information pack.

 

(k) The Standards Board for EnglandReceipt of ‘Town and Parish Standard: 09.

 

(l) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Security Centre – Receipt of draft copy of the proposed Service Level Agreement 2007/2008 for the Enforcement Officer Service.

 

(m) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Alex Cunningham, Facilities for Young People – Receipt of response from Councillor Cunningham to Councillor Mrs Machin’s letter in respect of facilities for young people.

 

(n) Residents Concerns, Tree Planting – Receipt of correspondence from a resident.

 

(o) St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Invoice – Receipt of invoice for use of the Church Hall for the Town Council meeting in March 2007, totaling £32.50.

 

(p) Ingleby.net, Ceilidh 21st April 2007Receipt of letter.

 

(q) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Development & Neighbourhood Services, Delegated List/Decision Notices/Weekly List – Receipt of letter stating that as part of the Government’s requirements for e-planning and to provide a more cost efficient service it has been decided that paper copies of the delegated list will no longer be produced as the information contained in this list is readily available from their website using this link www.developmentcontrol.stockton.gov.uk/publicaccess/.

Copies of decision notices and the weekly list shall still be posted to Council’s as previous, however should any Council’s require to receive these by email or by obtaining them by using the web site their details will be removed from the postal list.

 

(r) Society of Local Council Clerks, Induction of New Councillors Seminar, Great Aycliffe Town Council Offices, 21st April 2007 – Receipt of invitation to short seminar between 10.00 am – 12 noon on 21st April 2007 at Great Aycliffe Town Council, to consider the role of the Clerk in the induction of new Councillors into their Council.  The seminar is free to members

 

(s) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, BACS Remittance Advice – Receipt of the precept 2007/2008 for the sum of £103,000.

 

(t) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Code of Conduct – receipt of link to the new code of conduct, which is now available. 

 

 

 

Chairman…………………………………………

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(u) Cleveland Local Councils Association, Invoice – Receipt of the invoice totaling £14.98 for 1 copy of the Electronic Standing Orders and Chairmanship.

 

(v) Society of Local Council Clerks – Receipt of notification of the Yorkshire & North East Regional Conference in Wakefield on Tuesday 15th May 2007, 10.00 am to 3.45 pm.  The cost per delegate for member Councils is £40 + VAT, 3 delegates same Council £100 + VAT.

 

(w) Society of Local Council Clerks – Receipt of mailing on their ‘Summer Seminars at the Spa’, held in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

 

(x) Vitalise, Essential Breaks for Disabled People and Carers – Receipt of appeal letter for a donation towards their work.

 

(y) BDO Stoy Hayward – Receipt of Local Council Briefing – Spring 2007.

 

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL.

 

The next meeting of the Town Council is scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th April 2007 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre – Meeting Room, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

 

The next monthly meeting of the Town Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16th May 2007 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

DATE OF ANNUAL PARISH MEETING:

 

The Annual Parish Meeting is to take place on Wednesday 2nd May 2007 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

RESOLVED that light refreshments be provided on the evening.  Councillor Mrs Machin to cover the costs using her Chairman’s allowance.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2007

 

AT

 

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL