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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL, HELD AT INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL, HARESFIELD WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH 2008, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman/Town Mayor: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

Vice Chairman/Deputy Town Mayor: Councillor W. Feldon;

 

Councillors: T.W. Bowman, Mrs G. Corr, A. Graham, Ms A. Hailes, Mrs J. Kirby, Mrs S. Larkin, J. Myers, Mrs J. White and D. Sanderson;

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East        D. Harrington;           

 

Ingleby Barwick West       K. Dixon;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

Sean Duffield, Ingleby Barwick Enforcement Officer;

 

 

1 Member of the public was present at the meeting.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Town Councillor Mrs E. Harrington.

 

 

239. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in the following item on the agenda, as he is a school governor at Whinstone Primary School:

 

Agenda item no. 6              -           Building Schools for the Future.

 

 

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Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/prejudicial interest in the following item on the agenda, as he is currently the Town Council’s representative on the Eastern Area Partnership Board:

 

Agenda item no. 19            -           Stockton Renaissance, Confirmation of Appointment

of the Town Council’s Representative on the Eastern

Area Partnership Board.

 

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

 

Agenda item no. 6              -           Building Schools for the Future.

 

Councillor Mrs J. Kirby declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in the following item on the agenda, as she is a school governor at Myton Park Primary School:

 

Agenda item no. 6              -           Building Schools for the Future.

 

Councillor Mrs J. Kirby declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in the following item on the agenda as she is employed by Charles Church:

 

Agenda item no. 10            -           Public Open Space/Play Area, Broomwood

Development, Ingleby Barwick.

 

Councillor Mrs J. Kirby declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in the following item on the agenda as she is employed by Charles Church:

 

Agenda item no. 23            -           Planning Applications, Ingleby Barwick.

 

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

 

Agenda item no. 6  -           Building Schools for the Future.

 

No further interests were declared.

 

 

 

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240. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at this point to allow public participation.

 

No matters were raised for discussion.

 

The Chairman invited Sean Duffield, Ingleby Barwick Enforcement Officer to address the meeting.

 

Mr Duffield presented the Town Council with posters which have been provided by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) advertising the Ingleby Barwick Enforcement Service.  The posters have been distributed to all shops, business premises etc within Ingleby Barwick.  The posters were well received by Town Council Members.

 

Mr Duffield gave a brief account of matters being dealt with at this present point in time.

It was noted that problems are being experienced at Myton Park shopping area with large numbers of youths gathering causing anti social behaviour, littering, damaging cars etc.  The youths move between the shopping area and Tesco.

 

Graffiti continues to be a problem; this is reported to Care For Your Area who then remove it as quickly as possible.

 

A discussion took place on where the youths are actually from.  It was confirmed that the groups are generally a mixture of youths from Ingleby Barwick, Egglescliffe, Thornaby and Yarm whose ages range between 13 -19 years old.

 

It was noted that the general comments received from the youths are that they have nothing to do and are sick of being hassled to move on.

 

Concerns were raised in respect of dog fouling and it was confirmed that Enforcement are currently targeting the area and undertaking a number of plain clothed patrols.

 

A general discussion took place in respect of vehicles being parked on the footways

causing an obstruction, particularly around the school areas.  Parents

taking their children to school are often forced onto the road with their pushchairs, which is a safety issue. 

 

The Clerk to contact S.B.C.’s Parking Enforcement to ascertain the legal position in respect of the matter.

 

Various issues were discussed including damage to fences and street nameplates.

 

 

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It was noted that positive results have been achieved at Greenside shopping area in respect of the anti social behaviour problems being experienced.

 

The Chairman thanked Mr Duffield for his attendance at the meeting.

 

Members raised the following issues for discussion:

 

-                      St. Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School, Safe Crossing Point at Broom Hill.  It was noted that the pupil count at the school is too low for the provision of a School Crossing Patrol.  This matter is something to be considered by the Eastern Area Transport Strategy Steering Group.  Concerns were also raised in respect of a Safe Crossing Point at The Rings.

 

-                      Phlebotomy Clinic, Ingleby Barwick – It was noted that the Phlebotomy Clinic which was held at the Woodbridge Practice in Ingleby Barwick is no longer available.  Patients now access the service at the Health Centre in Thornaby.  Residents who have attended the clinic have expressed concerns in respect of the high demand for the service and the pressure being put on the nurses, with apparently in the region of 100 samples being taken on a daily basis.

The Clerk to contact the Primary Care Trust in respect of the matter and

the possibility of the Clinic being reinstated in Ingleby Barwick.

 

241. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2008.  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 20th February 2008, having been circulated to Members, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman at the meeting, accordingly.

 

242. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON 20TH FEBRUARY 2008.

 

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

 

The Clerk informed that she has not yet received a response from Browns Estate Agents regarding the possibility of CCTV being provided at Greenside shopping centre. 

 

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It was generally agreed that both Greenside and Beckfields shopping areas have improved in respect of anti social behaviour with the assistance of the Enforcement Service.

 

Concerns were raised in respect of the large amount of cigarette ends which have accumulated in the Beckfields shopping centre car park.  The area is desperately in need of sweeping. 

 

RESOLVED that this matter be raised at the Eastern Area Partnership Board.

 

(b) Item 219 2007/2008 -  Proposed Seamer Wind Farm.

 

It was noted that the planning application submitted by Broadview Energy for the erection of a 60m high test mast was refused permission by S.B.C. Planning Committee at its meeting held on Wednesday 12th March 2008 due to the impact on the landscape and the appearance of the development.

 

(c) Item 231 2007/2008 – Aeroplane Crash at Ingleby Mill, Memorial.

 

The Clerk informed that she has replied to Mr Thompson informing that Town Council Members are generally supportive of the idea of a memorial; however the decision really rests with the school.  Mr Thompson has been advised to contact the new Head Teacher at Ingleby Mill Primary School regarding the matter.

 

243. BUILDING SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE (BSF).

 

It was noted that a meeting had taken place with representatives from S.B.C. on Tuesday 26th February 2008.  S.B.C. was represented by Councillor Alex Cunningham Cabinet Member Children and Young People, Ann Baxter Corporate Director Children, Education and Social Care and Lionel Danby BSF Director.  The Town Council was represented by the Chairman Councillor Irene Machin, the Vice Chairman Councillor W. Feldon and the Clerk.

 

The Clerk informed that she had circulated the notes she had taken at the meeting on 26th February to Town Council Members.

 

Councillor W. Feldon informed that following the meeting he had sent a letter to the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ken Lupton, a copy of which he had also sent to other interested persons.

 

A copy of the letter was circulated to Town Council Members for their information.

 

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RESOLVED that Councillor Feldon sends a copy of his letter to Ken Lupton to Dari Taylor MP Stockton South for her information.

 

Councillor Feldon stated that Councillor Mrs I. Machin and himself had came away from the meeting feeling very disillusioned with the negative attitude of the three Borough Council representatives, as they did not seem prepared to want to try and help the children of Ingleby Barwick in any way or form.

 

Prior to going to the meeting Councillor Feldon had spoken with Canon David J. Whittington who is based in Lambeth Palace, London.  Canon Whittington, the former Vicar of Stockton-on-Tees, is now responsible for Education Development for the Church of England.  He is in regular contact with Members of Parliament, Members of the Cabinet in London and with the Department of Education.

Canon Whittington’s knowledge of Stockton and his regular meetings with the above bodies puts him in a good position to influence our ‘Building Schools for the Future’ bid.  

 

Councillor Feldon noted that regrettably the S.B.C. representatives did not write down Canon Whittington’s contact telephone number which he had offered to provide them with at the meeting.

 

Councillor Feldon stated that he had informed the S.B.C. representatives that he believed Nunthorpe Nurseries and Morgan and Morgan want to discuss the land in front of All Saints School, Ingleby Barwick with S.B.C.  Obtaining this site would allow the land to be used for future expansion of All Saints School, a park and as the site for the Youth Café.  This matter again was met with negative comments.

 

It was noted that they had also discussed the possible use of land behind All Saints School for the expansion of the school.  Apparently there is a covenant on the land imposed by Morgan and Morgan stating that the land cannot be enclosed/fenced in.  To date the Borough Council have not contacted Morgan and Morgan to discuss the covenant. 

 

The Borough Council representatives were reminded that even with the new proposed number of 750 school places at All Saints School this was still inadequate for the introduction of the Governments new vocational courses.  The school size needs to be at least 900 to 1050 to provide the proposed nineteen courses. 

 

Councillor Feldon noted that he had recently met with the Chair of Stillington Parish Council who had informed that the children of Stillington could not gain access to Egglescliffe Secondary School this year as there had been no places available.

 

 

 

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It was noted that Ingleby Barwick Ward Councillors have tasked S.B.C. Officers to look at the land availability for the provision of a Secondary School.

 

Concerns were raised in respect of the new proposed site at Allens West for Egglescliffe Secondary School, with regard to access, its location near the railway and adjacent to pylons.

 

A general discussion took place.

 

244. ROMANO PARK, INGLEBY BARWICK – DECISION REQUIRED ON THE TOWN COUNCIL’S POSITION IN RESPECT OF THE PIECE OF LAND AT THE REAR OF ALL SAINTS SCHOOL.

 

A general discussion took place in respect of the possible future use of the piece of land at the rear of All Saints School.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council invites Jamie McCann, Head of Direct Services                S.B.C. to a forthcoming meeting to discuss the matter.  This matter to be deferred until that date.

 

245. INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION COSTS MAY 2007.

 

The Clerk informed that Jacksons Solicitors are pursuing a meeting with S.B.C. on the matter.  No date for the meeting has yet been set.

 

246. DOG FOULING/LITTER.

 

Concerns were raised in respect of dog fouling which continues to be a major problem in Ingleby Barwick.  Irresponsible dog owners are allowing their dogs to foul the footpaths/cycleways as well as the green areas to the extent that people avoid using these areas, particularly the walkways to the schools.

 

Litter is also a problem on the estate, particularly after weekends.  It was noted that the street cleansing operatives do a very good job keeping the area clean and tidy.     

 

It was suggested that increasing the amount of the fixed penalty notices would help deter offenders.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk obtains clarification on the amount which offenders can be fined.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk obtains a list of the sites and dates for the Community Skips provided by S.B.C.  

 

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247. PUBLIC OPEN SPACE/PLAY AREA, BROOMWOOD DEVELOPMENT, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

It was questioned as to when the play equipment, CCTV etc would be installed.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contacts S.B.C. to ascertain when works on the play area would commence.

 

248. BANDSTAND FEATURE ON THE SITE OF THE ROMAN VILLA.

 

It was noted that previous plans submitted had shown a ‘bandstand’ type feature to be provided on the site of the Roman Villa.  No further information has been received on the matter.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk contacts S.B.C. to obtain an update.

 

249. FUTURE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

A general discussion took place on housing development in Ingleby Barwick and the anticipated number of dwellings on completion.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk asks for written clarification on the situation from S.B.C. Planning Department.

 

250. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, PARISH COUNCIL LIAISON FORUM, TUESDAY 25TH MARCH 2008.

 

The Clerk informed that she had submitted the following items to be raised for discussion at the Forum:

 

  • Secondary School Provision, Ingleby Barwick – Update on Building Schools for the Future following the meeting between Town Councillors and S.B.C. representatives on 26th February 2008. 

 

  • Expansion of Tesco, Ingleby Barwick – What are the planning department’s views in respect of the possible extension of Tesco following the recent announcement from the Government that the impact on other stores should not influence the decision?

 

  • Dog Fouling

 

 

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It was noted that the venue for the meeting will now be Room E, Education Centre, Junction Road, Norton commencing at 7 p.m.

 

Councillors T.W. Bowman, W. Feldon and Mrs I. Machin will be representing the Town Council at the meeting.

 

251. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL, ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL INSTALLATION 2ND APRIL 2008.

The Clerk noted receipt of an invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Council and Mayoral Installation to be held on Wednesday 2nd April 2008 at the Forum, Billingham commencing at 11 am and followed by a reception and luncheon.  Two members of the Town Council are invited to attend the meeting.  A reply is requested by Friday 21st March 2008.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk replies to S.B.C. informing that Councillor W. Feldon would like to accept the kind invitation.

 

252. CLEVELAND LOCAL COUNCILS ASSOCIATION (CLCA) – NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL 2008 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF SALTBURN, MARSKE & NEW MARSKE AT 7 P.M.

 

It was noted that this meeting was not being held in Ingleby Barwick as previously discussed, as CLCA need to consider the costs involved in hiring a room.  Their current venues do not incur any charges.

 

Councillors Mrs S. Larkin and Mrs J. White confirmed that they would be representing the Town Council at the meeting.

 

253. ENTEC, TEES VALLEY JOINT MINERALS AND WASTE DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENTS.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter informing that Entec Uk Ltd have been appointed by the Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit to produce Joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents for the five Local Authorities of the Tees Valley area – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

The Development Plan Documents are currently at the stage where they are consulting on the Preferred Options report.  This report sets out the preferred options of the five authorities for dealing with minerals and waste developments in the Tees Valley.  A Sustainability Appraisal of the Development Plan Documents is also being undertaken by Entec, and a Sustainability Appraisal report is also being consulted on.

Copies of the Preferred Options Report: Policies and Sites, February 2008 and Preferred Options Report: Core Strategy 2008 were provided.

 

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Councillor W. Feldon reported on the documents and gave a general outline of the Policies within them.

 

Particular note was made to the following:

 

The Prairies (Graphite Resources Ltd), Redcar and Cleveland

More information is requested in respect of the process of Autoclaving, as this site is not far from a residential area.

 

Haverton Hill – Composting

We need to do more to encourage the recycling of plastic.

 

Bowesfield Lane

This site is very close to housing and would need to be carefully managed and used for ‘household’ recycling only.  No long term storage of waste should be allowed.  We need to be aware of both human and animal scavengers.  This site needs to be screened from the A66 and surrounding properties.

 

Graythorp Industrial Estate

It should be ensured that this site is correctly managed.

 

Haverton Hill

This should be satisfactory if the site continues to be carefully managed. 

Concerns of local residents and the Ecology must be given due attention.

 

Carlin Howe Farm

This site should be carefully managed and perhaps some form of compensation given to nearby residents e.g. improved local facilities.

 

Members requested that the following comments be added:

 

Bowesfield Lane: Careful consideration needs to be given to the transport route.  It should be ensured that the skips are covered with a net.

 

Haverton Hill: Litter is a problem at this site which needs addressing.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submits the above comments to Entec accordingly. 

 

 

 

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254. INGLEBY BARWICK LAND AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS, PROPOSED SUB-POLICE STATION FACILITY, GREENSIDE, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from Ingleby Barwick Land and Property Developments in respect of the proposed sub-police station facility at Greenside, Ingleby Barwick.

The letter requests that Ingleby Barwick Town Council considers writing to the planning department at S.B.C. requesting that the planning application for the proposed sub-police station facility at Greenside be put in front of the Planning Committee Councillors for a decision rather than the Planning Officers deciding the fate of the application under delegated powers.

 

The Clerk informed that the planning application referred to is currently not valid.

 

It was noted that the Police Authority has declined the offer of a sub-police station facility.

 

255. TEES VALLEY RURAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL, CELEBRATING COMMUNITY ACTIVITY IN THE WEST TEES VALLEY – REPORT BACK.

 

Councillor W. Feldon informed that he had attended the event which was held in Grindon Parish Hall, Thorpe Thewles on 14th March 2008.  .  The event was to celebrate the success of rural community group’s projects in the West Tees Valley, which includes the rural areas of Stockton-on-Tees.

 

It was noted that the event was very informative.  Councillor Feldon stated that he had raised the matter of the Phlebotomy Clinic no longer being available in Ingleby Barwick with the Local Health people who were in attendance.

 

256. STOCKTON RENAISSANCE, CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT OF THE TOWN COUNCIL’S REPRESENTATIVE ON THE EASTERN AREA PARTNERSHIP BOARD.

Councillor T.W. Bowman, having declared a personal/prejudicial interest left the meeting room whilst this item was considered.

 

The Clerk reported receipt of correspondence from Stockton Renaissance to Councillor T.W. Bowman.  The letter states that Councillor T.W. Bowman is currently elected as a member of the Eastern Area Partnership Board representing Ingleby Barwick Town Council; however his membership is due to expire at the end of March 2008.

It is noted that if he would like to continue as a member of the Eastern Area Partnership, a letter or email is required from Ingleby Barwick Town Council confirming that he will be the groups’ representative on the Eastern Area board for a further two-year period.  A response was requested by 31st March 2008.

 

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RESOLVED that Councillor T.W.Bowman continues as the Town Council’s representative on the Eastern Area Partnership Board for a further two-year period.  The Clerk to reply to Stockton Renaissance accordingly.

 

257. EASTERN AREA PARTNERSHIP BOARD MEETING, TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2008 – REPORT BACK.

The meeting was attended by Councillor Mrs I. Machin and Councillor T.W. Bowman.

 

The following items where amongst the matters discussed:

 

-                      Thornaby Town Centre redevelopment scheme update;

-                      Regeneration & Development Plan;

-                      Consultation on the Preferred Options for the Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents and Sustainable Villages Study;

-                      Children’s Trust Board DVD;

-                      Partnership Response to Youth Consultation.

 

258. FINANCE:

 

(a)  Town Council Current Balance Sheet

The Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer circulated copies of the Town Council's current financial statement, showing a total balance including reserves of £ 29,864.90, a copy of which is held on the Town Council file.

 

(b) Accounts due for Payment

Monthly internet payment to Orange Broadband of £11.99 is collected by direct debit.

 

RESOLVED that the following accounts be approved:

 

Paula M. Hall – Remuneration March 2008;

            Paula M. Hall - Tax and N.I. Contribution March 2008;

 

            HBS Local Government Pension Scheme - Clerk and Employer contribution

March 2008;

 

Reimbursement to the Clerk for the following:

 

            Filing Cabinet                                                                                    £   119.99

            Name Place Holders                                                                        £     51.87

            Stationery Costs 1st December 2007 to 19th March 2008           £   169.19

            Photocopies                                                                                      £     15.00

            Mileage 1st January 2008 to 19th March 2008                               £     41.31

            Postage 1st January 2008 to 19th March 2008                              £     17.68

 

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Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Use of Hall

by the Town Council February 2008                                                           £       13.50

 

Robinson’s – Rent for Office, due 5th April 2008                                       £     220.00

 

It was noted that the filing cabinet had kindly been collected from Staples by Peter Raffle, Church Warden St. Francis of Assisi Church, free of charge.

           

(c) S137 Payments, Request for grant Aid – Crimestoppers Appeal

The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from Crimestoppers thanking the Town Council for generously responding to the North East Crimestoppers funding appeals over the years for which they are most grateful.

As with all Charities the ability to function on a day to day basis is crucial for survival, and gradually over the last few years it has become increasingly obvious that core-funding is not so readily available.  It is for this very reason a Business Plan has been submitted to the Government requesting core-funding of the whole Crimestoppers scheme.

Until this is achieved, Crimestoppers NE will continue to fundraise and finance its valuable work throughout Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Cleveland, as one of the most successful of 31 self-funding regions of the Crimestoppers Trust.  Assisted by over 5000 volunteers the Trust encompasses the whole of the UK and has the support of every police force therein.

To give some indication of the scheme’s overall performance and effectiveness during 2007, 2,307 calls were made by members of the public to the North East Crimestoppers Office. 

As a result of these calls 186 persons were arrested and charged with criminal offences.  331 criminal offences were detected ranging from murder to damage.  Property including drugs to the value of £398,439 was recovered.

The Town Council is asked to give careful consideration to this appeal.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council agrees to make a donation of £50 towards the Crimestoppers Appeal.  The Clerk to forward the cheque accordingly.

 

(d) The Accounts and Audit (Amendment)(England) Regulations 2006 - The Review of the Effectiveness of the System of Internal Audit/Internal Controls.

The Clerk circulated the draft written procedure for the ‘Carrying out of Internal and External Audits’ which had been prepared by the Working Party consisting of Councillor W. Feldon and Councillor T.W. Bowman assisted by the Clerk.

 

Councillor W. Feldon outlined the content of the document which was laid before the Town Council for consideration and approval.

 

 

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RESOLVED that the Town Council accepts and approves the document without any amendments.

 

Members were then presented with the findings of the ‘Review of the Effectiveness of the System of Internal Audit/Internal Controls’, prepared by the Working Party.

 

The Town Council considered the information provided in conjunction with the ‘Procedure for the Carrying out of Internal and External Audits’ document.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council is in agreement with the findings of the ‘Review of the Effectiveness of the System of Internal Audit/Internal Controls’.  No action required.

 

It was noted that training on this matter to be pursued by the Town Council

 

259. COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

 

Planting a Living Christmas Tree

The Clerk reported that S.B.C. has informed that the ‘living’ Christmas tree planted at Yarm Primary School is called a Nordmanii.  The cost to purchase a tree 7 feet 6 inches tall from abroad is £400.00.  The price has increased due to haulage costs.

The cost for S.B.C. to plant the tree will be £30.26.

It is noted that this is quite a slow growing tree; it will possibly grow 300mm per year to a maximum height of about 15 feet.

To provide a tree any bigger than this would incur greater haulage costs and could bring the cost of the tree up to around £1,500 - £2,000.

 

RESOLVED that if S.B.C. is in agreement that the tree can be sited on the left hand side of the entrance into Myton Road then the Town Council will proceed with the project.

 

It was suggested that the Town Council may want to plant a ‘living’ Christmas tree in Romano Park.  This could be considered in the future. 

 

260. 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.

 

 

 

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261. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council’s April article for publication includes the following:

 

-                      Secondary School Provision, Ingleby Barwick;

-                      Dog Fouling;

-                      Obstructive Parking.

 

262. CLERK’S REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

(a) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Changes to Business Rates for Empty Properties and Additional Direct Debit Payment Date – Receipt of information (Ingleby Barwick Community Hall on mailing list).

 

(b) The Planning Inspectorate, Appeal Decision, Land North of Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of copy of the Appeal Decision in respect of the following planning applications at the land north of Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick:

 

            06/3752/OUT 50 place children’s nursery, a 75 bed old peoples home and

a 816 square metre Primary Care Trust building with associated car

parking.

 

07/0492/REM Erection of a community centre, children’s day nursery and

associated car parking. (Reserved Matters Application)

 

07/1136/REM Erection of a community centre, children’s day nursery and

associated car parking. (Reserved Matters Application)

 

All three planning applications have been granted on Appeal.

 

(c) Stockton Renaissance, Eastern Area Partnership – Receipt of agenda and corresponding papers for the meeting on 19th February 2008.

 

(d) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Amended), Planning Appeal in respect of Application No. 07/1754/FPD, Retrospective Application for the Erection of 0.9m High Fence to Side of Property, 24 Beale Close, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter informing that the application was Refused under Delegated Authority on 31st August 2007 for the following reasons: 

  

In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority the development forms an undesirable intrusion into the street scene and is considered to be out of character in this open plan estate.

 

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The development would create a detrimental precedent within the street scene, which would lead to the piece meal erosion of the character of the area and would be contrary to Policy GP1 of the Stockton on Tees Local Plan.   

 

Following the decision the applicant has appealed to the Secretary of State for the Environment under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. 

 

The Secretary of State has appointed an Inspector to determine the appeal and at this stage it will be dealt with by way of the written representation procedure (i.e. an exchange of written statements with the Local Planning Authority together with a visit to the site by the Inspector).

 

(e) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Mayor’s Charity Dinner – Receipt of letter of thank you for making a donation to this year’s Mayor’s Charity Dinner.

With the Town Council’s assistance the grand sum of over £5,600 was raised on behalf of the Mayor’s chosen charities: the Great North Air Ambulance and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

 

(f) Entec, Tees Valley Joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents – Receipt of letter and documents from Entec UK Ltd.

 

(g) Crimestoppers, Appeal – Receipt of letter.

 

(h) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Standards Committee 28th February 2008Receipt of the link to the agenda on the internet.

 

Members attention is drawn particularly to item 5 (Guide for Members of the Public attending Council Meetings); item 8 (the Local Assessment Framework) and item 9 (which includes explanatory notes on the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007).

 

(i) Ingleby Barwick Land and Property Developments, Proposed Sub-Police Station Facility, Greenside, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of letter.

 

(j) Tees Valley Rural Community Council, Celebrating Community Activity in the West Tees Valley – Receipt of invitation to the event on Friday 14th March 2008 at Grindon Parish Hall, Thorpe Thewles, 9.30am – 1pm.

 

(k) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Annual Meeting of the Council and Mayoral Installation 2nd April 2008Receipt of invitation.

 

(l) Stockton Renaissance, Membership of the Eastern Area Partnership Board – Receipt of correspondence.

 

Chairman……………………………….

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(m) St. John Ambulance, Grant Aid 2007/2008 – Receipt of thank you letter.

 

(n) 1st Ingleby Barwick Guides, Grant Aid 2007/2008 – Receipt of thank you letter.

 

(o) 1st Ingleby Barwick St. Francis Scout Group, Grant Aid 2006/2007 – Receipt of balance sheet for the Beaver outing to the Hollywood Bowl, Teesside Park on Monday 10th March 2008.

This was the outing organised in lieu of the cancelled climbing wall event from November 2007, as per their earlier letter and this has used up the outstanding £40 from the Beaver Grant.  The Town Council is thanked for its continued support.

 

(p) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Non Domestic Rating Demand Notice 2008/2009 in Respect of Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Receipt of Rating Demand Notice 2008/2009.  The total gross charge for the period is £1,778.70; however there is 80% Charity Relief and 20% Discretionary Relief applicable so that the total amount payable is £ 0.00.

 

(q) Ingleby Barwick Library, Newsletter – Receipt of the Newsletter March 08.

 

(r) Tesco Meeting Monday 4th February 2008Receipt of the Minutes of the Meeting.

 

(s) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Recreation and Leisure Group Survey – Receipt of correspondence acknowledging receipt of the Town Council’s response to the questionnaire.

Attention is also draw to another questionnaire that is designed to understand people’s individual recreation and leisure interests and will be used with the information from the group surveys to help them plan and manage council facilities and services effectively.

The questionnaire will ask about what activities people enjoy, the facilities and spaces they use and improvements they would like to see.  It offers people an opportunity to let the council know about the needs in the area for facilities and services from their individual point of view. 

The questionnaire is available online at www.stockton.gov.uk/leisure survey or in paper format from local libraries.

 

(t) North East Regional Employers’ Organisation, Office Move – Receipt of notification that NEREO will be moving offices at the end of March 2008.  From Monday 31st March 2008 their new address and contact details will be:

 

Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AF

 

Tel: (0191) 2613970

Fax: (0191) 2613971

 

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Their website and email addresses will remain unchanged.

 

(u) Society of Local Council Clerks, Larger Councils’ Conference 2008 – Receipt of notification of the Larger Councils’ Conference 2008 to be held on Thursday 24th April and Friday 25th April 2008 at The International Hotel, Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London.

 

(v) Glasdon Uk Ltd – Receipt of product information mailing.

 

(w) The Ramblers’ Association – Receipt of the following:

 

-                      Agenda for 66th Annual General Meeting on Saturday 29th March 2008, 2 p.m. at Willington Methodist Church Hall, Willington;

-                      Minutes of the 65th Annual General Meeting held at Romaldkirk Village Hall on 17th March 2007;

-                      Walk magazine, Spring 2008.

 

(x) NALC LCR Magazine – Receipt of LCR March 2008.

 

(y) Society of Local Council Clerks, The Clerk Magazine – Receipt of the Clerk magazine March 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL.

The next meeting of the Town Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16th April 2008 at Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Haresfield Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH 2008

 

AT

 

INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL

HARESFIELD WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL