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The Town Council received the following responses to the items raised for discussion:
This issue has been forwarded to Care For Your Area to arrange an inspection and appropriate action/repair.
Highways Network Management is investigating the overall condition of the carriageway for possible inclusion in a future highway maintenance programme.
The traffic model has been completed and it indicates that there will be
increasing traffic problems in Ingleby Barwick on completion of the build out of
all those sites with outline planning permission. At the present time the
developers are aware that S.B.C.'s view is that planning applications for
reserved matters will require the traffic situation to be assessed and addressed,
and are considering their response. Although developers have indicated a
willingness to work with S.B.C. to resolve these issues. Given the complex
nature of traffic models it is possible that the model accuracy could be
challenged by the developer, to this end the traffic model is currently being
independently checked, and may require some changes to ensure it is as robust
The expansion of the school would allow the opportunity to consider this proposal in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
All Saints is in wave 10 of the programme therefore it would be 2015/16 for that development.
RESOLVED that the responses be noted.
The Town Council has received an invitation to the Chief Constables Public Meeting.
It is noted that every day the police have to respond to a wide range of incidents, and an increasing number of people need their help, advice and assistance.
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They appreciate people telling them what they think of the service they provide and helping them to prioritise future policing needs for the area.
At the meeting there will be an opportunity to meet and speak with the Chief Constable, Mr Sean Price, the District Commander, Superintendent Dave Brunskill, and the Chairman of the Police Authority, Councillor Dave McLuckie.
The meeting is to
take place on
RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs J. Kirby represents the Town Council at the meeting.
The Clerk reported receipt of a
letter from S.B.C. inviting a representative of the Town Council to the second
meeting of the Steering Group overseeing the development of the 2008/09 Eastern
Area Transport Strategy. The meeting
will be held on
The meeting will commence with an update with respect to previously identified priorities in the Eastern Area.
Progress with respect to projects identified from the Eastern Area 2008/09 allocation will then be reported. Where necessary, re-allocation of the funding may be discussed and agreed through the Chair.
Discussion with regard to consultation on a more formal Area Transport Strategy meeting protocol and the composition of the Steering Group Stakeholders will also take place.
RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs E. Harrington attends the meeting, as the Town Council’s nominated representative on the Steering Group.
RESOLVED that Councillor T.W. Bowman attends the meeting, as the Town Council’s nominated representative on the Eastern Area Partnership Board.
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100. MAYOR OF STOCKTON-ON-TEES’ ANNUAL CHARITY DINNER – FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2009 AT THE WYNYARD ROOMS, WYNYARD PARK HOUSE, WYNYARD, BILLINGHAM, STOCKTON-ON-TEES.
reported receipt of correspondence informing that The Worshipful the Mayor of
Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor John Fletcher, and the Mayoress, Councillor
Suzanne Fletcher, are hosting an annual charity event in aid of their nominated
charities, Daisy Chain and Justice First.
The event will be held on
John and Suzanne would like to invite Town Council Members to join them for an exceptional night of entertainment and to request their support. Dress is black tie, the evening will commence at with dinner and will be followed by top class entertainment and dancing until carriages at .
Tables are limited at this exclusive event and reservations are advisable. A table of 10 is available at £500 or individual tickets at £50.
There are also many other ways in which the Town Council can contribute to the Dinner, perhaps by donating prizes for the auction, envelope draw or fundraising games. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The Clerk informed that the Town Council, if it so wishes, is able to sponsor the charity event and may incur expenditure under section 137(3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.
RESOLVED that the Town Council agrees to sponsor the event to the sum of £50.00, the Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.
The Clerk informed that the Town
Council has received an invitation to attend a priority setting event for the
Area Partnership Boards, which will take place on
This meeting will aim to:
· Provide members with a thematic update for their Area Partnership;
· Consult Area Partnerships on themes within the Local Area Agreement and Sustainable Community Strategy and indicator areas within each identified theme to agree what to monitor performance on at an Area Partnership level; and
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· Discuss priority areas for Area Partnership allocations to support the employability agenda.
An agenda for the meeting was attached.
RESOLVED that Councillor T.W. Bowman attends the meeting as the Town Council’s nominated representative on the Eastern Area Partnership Board.
102. EASTERN AREA PARTNERSHIP BOARD –
REPORT BACK FROM MEETINGS ON TUESDAY 29TH JULY AND
Bowman informed that he had attended the meeting on
should be complete by end August 2008, and is intended as a new way of
providing care to the people of
The new hospital will be designed on a 100% single room basis and located at
Wynyard or Wolviston (North or South of the same roundabout).
Possible problems identified so far are transport, the fact that the area is busy
now at the morning and afternoon peak times. Other problems raised in this
meeting were parking charges and TV charges for patients. They think that the
higher levels of care nearer to homes would reduce the traffic problem.
Funding of £1 to £5 million exists for world class youth facilities. Possible locations are the Globe site or the
old dairy site on
At the meeting
- Integrated Service Areas;
- Youth Café.
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(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 £ 98,683.52, a copy of which is held on the Town Council file.
The balance includes a VAT return for the sum of £ 3,808.29.
The Community Hall Extension Account has a balance of £ 3,350.55, which includes the VAT return on the contributions from Persimmon Homes and the Town Council.
(b) Accounts due for Payment
Monthly internet payment to Orange Broadband of £11.99 is collected by direct debit.
The Clerk reported that the following Accounts have already been paid; they are shown on the financial statement as paid and therefore not included in the balance:
Telephone bill dated
Town Council Meeting on
Siemens Financial Services Ltd - First Quarter Rental for
Photocopier £ 156.95
Ingleby Barwick Community Hall – Use of Hall for Town Council
Meetings in July 2008 £ 24.37
Paula M. Hall – Remuneration September 2008;
Paula M. Hall - Tax and N.I. Contribution September 2008;
HBS Local Government Pension Scheme - Clerk and Employer
Contribution September 2008;
Ingleby Barwick Enforcement Service 2008/2009 - Quarter 2 £12,621.85
– Rent for Office, due
2 sessions Councillor W. Feldon £ 54.00
RESOLVED that the Town Council confirms its approval of the accounts paid.
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Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/prejudicial interest in respect of reimbursement of the Garden Competition costs which he had incurred. Councillor Bowman left the meeting room whilst reimbursement of the costs were considered.
RESOLVED that the Town Council approves the following accounts for payment:
Paula M. Hall – Reimbursement of the following:
Postage 21st May to
Mileage 21st May to
Stationery Costs £ 116.76
Photocopies £ 15.00
Garden Competition Trophies £ 27.00
Garden Competition Vouchers £ 255.00
Councillor T.W. Bowman – Reimbursement for Garden
Competition Costs Incurred £ 18.00
Councillor Mrs I. Machin – Reimbursement for Garden
Competition Costs Incurred £ 10.75
Jacksons Solicitors fees £ 675.63
(c) S137 Payments, Applications for Funding:
Ingleby Barwick Art Group
Councillor J. Myers stated that he had declared a personal/prejudicial interest in this item as he is a Member of the Art Group. Under 12 (2) of the Town Council’s Code of Conduct and the Town Council’s Standing Orders, Councillor Myers exercised his right to make representations to the Town Council, answer questions or give evidence relating to this matter.
Councillor Myers outlined the membership of the group, meeting times and subscriptions.
Councillor Myers then left the meeting room whilst the Town Council considered the application for funding. He did not take any part in making any decision.
The Town Council considered the application for funding.
The Clerk informed that the letter of application states that the Town Council’s help in the past has been invaluable to the Art Group, in that it has helped them to grow and develop as a group.
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They hope this coming year to invite guest artists to their class as far as funds permit, but they can be very expensive, e.g. Mr Brindley charges £100, but as they gain inspiration and confidence from their expertise, they feel that it is worth it.
They also retain Mr Colley as
A statement of their current bank account was enclosed.
RESOLVED that the Town Council is in agreement to provide the Art Group with financial assistance to the sum of £ 250.00, which is to be used towards artist fees as stated in the letter of application. The Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.
Mencap ‘ The Voice of Learning Disability’
The Clerk reported receipt of correspondence from Mencap informing that 1 in 7 children and adults living in the Stockton-on-Tees District are affected by a learning disability. A learning disability affects the way a person learns, communicates or does some everyday things throughout their life – it does not stop them from achieving a lot in life if they get the right support.
Locally, Mencap helps people with a learning disability to live full, fun and independent lives as a valued member of the community. Mencap also supports their parents or carers often through some lonely and challenging times. Their services are tailor-made to the specific need of each community, and vary from taking part in daytime activities and learning essential skills, to gaining experience in the workplace, getting and keeping paid work and helping find the home of their choice. They also challenge the obstacles that people affected by a learning disability face at every stage of their life.
To provide Mencap services in the Stockton-on-Tees District, they rely on £23,500 from local people and organisations. They hope that the Town Council will consider making a small donation as it will really make a difference to people in the community affected by a learning disability.
The Town Council considered the information provided.
RESOLVED that the Town Council is in agreement to provide Mencap with financial assistance to the sum of £ 50.00. The Clerk to arrange payment accordingly.
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104. PLANNING APPLICATIONS.
The Clerk referred to the Planning Applications Schedule attached to the Agenda for this meeting, which states the comments made by Ingleby Barwick Town Council in relation to the planning applications listed.
The Schedule indicates the current position of the planning applications.
(a) Planning Application No. 08/1282/OUT
Proposal: Outline Application for the Erection of Two Storey Extension to Provide Accommodation for Local Police Office.
Location: Greenside Shopping Centre, Ingleby Barwick.
The Town Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 08/1282/OUT.
RESOLVED that the Clerk submits the following comments to S.B.C.:
Ingleby Barwick Town Council supports the proposal of the provision of a local police office in Ingleby Barwick; however it is understood that the police have declined the offer.
The Town Council has concerns therefore as to what the unit will be used for.
Concerns are raised in respect of the traffic and parking problems this application could generate if it was used for a purpose other than a police office e.g. food takeaway etc., especially as it is in the close proximity of a primary school.
Litter could also be a problem.
(b) Planning Application No. 08/2742/FUL
Proposal: Revised Application for the Erection of Church and Presbytery together with New Access Road and Associated Car Parking and Boundary Enclosure.
Location: Land Adjacent to St. Therese of Lisieux RC Primary
The Town Council considered all of the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 08/2742/FUL.
RESOLVED that the Clerk informs S.B.C. that the Town Council has no comments to raise in respect of the proposal.
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105. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION.
RESOLVED that the Town Council’s next article for publication includes the following:
- Seamer Wind Farm;
- Secondary School Provision, Ingleby Barwick;
- Pedestrian Underpass issues;
- Traffic Calming – Discussions with Community Engineer;
- Attempted Burglaries – Residents to be vigilant.
106. CLERKS REPORT AND CORRESPONDENCE.
(a) Copeland Veterinary Surgeons, Ingleby Barwick,
(b) The Planning Inspectorate, Appeal Decision, Proposed Provision of a 60m Temporary Guyed Wind Monitoring Mast for a Period of 24 Months, Seamer/Hilton – Receipt of notification that the appeal against the refusal of the application by S.B.C. has been allowed.
(c) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Secondary School Provision for Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of correspondence provided by Councillor Ken Lupton, Leader of the Council.
The parking bays
However, following concerns raised regarding visibility from the uncontrolled crossing point to the post box on Sober Hall Avenue to the west of Hawkridge Close being adversely affected when cars are parked on the new hardstanding area, discussions are being undertaken with Royal Mail to relocate this post box to the west of Penyghent Way where there is another uncontrolled crossing point.
(f) Broadview, Seamer Wind Farm, Planning Application – Receipt of correspondence.
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(h) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Standards Committee – Receipt of correspondence drawing attention to the agenda for the Standards Committee meeting on Thursday 31st July 2008 which is accessible via S.B.C. website. In particular item 10 provides more details regarding the new framework for the local assessment of allegations of misconduct against members.
(l) NALC, Westminster Briefing Third Sector Conference 2008 ‘A Thriving and Independent Third Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges’ – Receipt of notification of forthcoming full day, which will be hosted by The House Magazine on 20th November 2008 in Westminster. £295 per delegate.
(o) Barclays Bank, Interest Rates – Receipt of Annual Statement of Interest Rates.
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Scrutiny enables non-executive Councillors to review decisions, policies and performance that affect the Borough. Scrutiny is a Councillor-led process which helps to ensure that the Council’s services and policies meet the needs of local people according to the Council’s own aims and standards. The scrutiny process can also examine local services provided by other public organisations.
It provides the opportunity for Councillors to Champion the issues of local concern to residents and to participate in the development of new policies. At S.B.C., non-executive Councillors are members of a series of Select Committees and these Committees carry out the bulk of their work through in-depth investigations or ‘scrutiny reviews’.
The report outlines details regarding reviews completed by Select Committees over the 2007/08 municipal year, information relating to their achievements, and details of developments in the scrutiny process over the coming year.
(s) Stockton Renaissance, Stockton’s Sustainable Community Strategy 2008-2021 and Local Area Agreement 2008-21 – Receipt of letter thanking the Town Council for their hard work and commitment in helping to develop the Sustainable Community Strategy which sets out the vision and ambitions for the Borough from 2008 to 2021. The strategy has now been published and is available on S.B.C.’s website.
(t) Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Invoice for Payment – Receipt of invoice for the sum of £24.37 in respect of the use of the Community Hall by the Town Council for its meetings in July 2008.
(u) Mencap ‘The Voice of Learning Disability’ – Receipt of correspondence.
(v) Ingleby Barwick Library, August Newsletter and Bookheads Review – Receipt of the August Newsletter and Bookheads Review.
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Nurseries, the original owners, have now sold off the site to a gentleman
who builds nursing homes who is currently considering implementing the permission that exists for a 75 bed nursing home.
It is noted that the Police, ASB, Community Safety, Enforcement and Tristar officers named for each ward are the nominated contact officers for that area and did not necessarily complete all the actions carried out in that area.
These are the officers you should contact in relation to any issues of ASB, Community Safety, Enforcement, Crime or Housing in your area.
These figures are also available to view online at http://www.saferstockton.com
ASB Directory of Services link:
Also available online, ‘Crime in Your Area’ – web pages detailing current Community Safety and Neighbourhood Policing priorities, crime and anti-social behaviour levels in each ward and more!
A handy guide on how to navigate these pages is being compiled and will be available soon.
(a1) Elveden Christmas Trees – Information mailing.
(c1) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, ‘Spaces for Play’ A Forum for Outdoor Play in Stockton Borough, 15th September 2008 – Receipt of correspondence inviting Members of the Town Council to an event to promote discussion on outdoor play and the future development of play areas and play spaces in the Borough.
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included presentations on the latest philosophies and ideas in play provision,
government guidance on play and how
S.B.C. has secured £1.1 million capital funding through the Department for Children, Schools and Families ‘Fairplay Playbuilder’ programme to invest in play areas and play spaces across the Borough between 2008/9 and 2010/11.
The event was
organised in collaboration with Play
(d1) Cleveland Local Councils Association, Power to the Parishes Conference 2008 – Receipt of correspondence informing that the Isle of Wight Council’s Parish Team wish to invite all councillors, clerks and officers to ‘Power to the Parishes 2008’ conference. The aim of the event is to raise awareness on national and local issues affecting Parish and Town Councils and to explore key issues affecting parishes through a number of interactive workshops.
(f1) Seamer Wind Farm – Receipt of correspondence from Seamer & Hilton Windfarm Action Group (SHWAG), enclosing SHWAG Environmental Impact Assessment Executive Summary and the leaflet delivered to residents giving council contact details.
(g1) Seamer Wind Farm – Receipt of copy of the objection comments submitted by Hilton Parish Council to both S.B.C. and Hambleton District Council.
(h1) Residents Correspondence, Pedestrian Underpasses, Ingleby Barwick – Receipt of correspondence.
(i1) Ingleby Barwick Art Group, Request for Grant – Receipt of letter from Ingleby Barwick Art Group applying for a grant from the Town Council.
(k1) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Myton Way, Ingleby
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(m1) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Eastern Area Transport Strategy
2008/9 Invitation to Second Stakeholder Meeting – Receipt of invitation to the second meeting of the
Steering Group overseeing the development of the 2008/9 Eastern Area Transport
Strategy. The meeting is to be held on
The AGM will be followed by the
(r1) Society of Local Council Clerks, Notice of AGM – Receipt of notification that the AGM will take place
(s1) Society of Local Council Clerks, ‘The Clerk’ magazine – Receipt of Vol. 40 No.5, September 2008.
(u1) Clerks and Councils ‘Direct’ – Receipt of the ‘Direct’ magazine September 2008.
(v1) Glasdon Products – Receipt of information mailing.
(w1) Ramblers’ ‘Walk’ Magazine – Receipt of ‘Walk’ magazine Autumn 2008.
(x1) NALC, LCR September 2008 – Receipt of LCR Magazine September 2008.
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(z1) Connect2 Project, Footbridges over the River Leven and River
(a2) Land to the Frontage and Adjacent to Ingleby Mill Primary School, Windmill Way, Ingleby Barwick – Following concerns raised by the Town Council in respect of the maintenance/grass cutting of the areas, S.B.C.’s Education Asset Manager has informed that Care For Your Area (CYFA) horticultural services have measured the area and will be supplying him with a cost to bring the area up to standard. It is stated that agreement will be made with CFYA to carry out regular grass cutting in the future.
(b2) Chief Constables Public Meeting – Receipt of invitation to the Chief Constables Public Meeting.
The next monthly Meeting of the Town
Council is scheduled to take place on