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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 3RD OCTOBER 2007, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman/Town Mayor: Councillor Mrs I. Machin;

 

Vice Chairman/Deputy Town Mayor: W. Feldon;

 

Councillors: T.W. Bowman, Mrs G. Corr, A. Graham, Mrs E.M. Harrington, Mrs J.P. Kirby, Mrs S. Larkin, D. Sanderson and Mrs J.E. White;

 

Ward Councillors:

 

Ingleby Barwick East        D. Harrington;

                                   

Ingleby Barwick West       R. Patterson;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;

 

1 Member of the public was present at the meeting.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Town Councillor John Myers.

 

Apologies were also received from Ward Councillors K. Faulks (Ingleby Barwick East) and Ward Councillor K. Dixon (Ingleby Barwick West). 

 

 

111. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as his spouse is Treasurer on the Community Hall’s Management Committee:

 

Item No. 8                 -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension.

 

 

Chairman……………………………

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Councillor W. Feldon declared a personal/non-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. 8                 -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension.

 

Councillor Mrs I. Machin declared a personal/non-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. 8                 -           Ingleby Barwick Community Hall Extension.

 

112. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

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

 

The following matters were raised during public participation:

 

-                      Ingleby Barwick Enforcement Service, publicity and advertisement of

the service;

-                      Pedestrian underpasses, litter, graffiti and anti-social behaviour problems;

-                      Street nameplates vandalised in Village 1.

 

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

 

It was noted that Members were in receipt of a copy of the updated SLA provided by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.).

 

A general discussion took place on the prior history of the service which was first implemented in April 2004 as Ingleby Barwick Community Warden Service.  In April 2006 S.B.C. replaced their Community Warden Service with the Enforcement Service which proved to be very successful.  Ingleby Barwick followed suit in April 2007 when they also changed to the Enforcement Service.

 

It was questioned as to whether the residents of Ingleby Barwick are happy with the service.

 

It was noted that from previous public consultations a positive response has been received and Ingleby Barwick maintains a low crime rate.

 

 

Chairman…………………………….

 

 

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In respect of the SLA it was suggested that the working hours be altered slightly on a Friday and Saturday and that early morning dog fouling patrols be incorporated.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk request S.B.C. make the appropriate amendments to the SLA.

 

It was suggested that a visit to S.B.C.’s Security Centre in Stockton be arranged for Town Council Members, preferably on a Saturday morning.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk make the appropriate arrangements with S.B.C.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council undertakes a public consultation exercise requesting feedback from the public in respect of Ingleby Barwick Enforcement Service.

 

114. FUTURE PLANS FOR INGLEBY BARWICK – CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN TO WHAT THE TOWN COUNCIL IS LOOKING TO ACHIEVE.

 

A general discussion took place on what Members ideas were in respect of future plans for Ingleby Barwick.

 

The following were raised:

 

-                      Memorial Garden;

-                      Roundabouts, title/names and possibly distinguishing feature, maybe even a sculpture;

-                      Map(s) at the entrances showing the road layout;

-                      Public Art, the possibility of themed artwork in the pedestrian underpasses;

-                      Projects, possible applications for funding/grants for specific projects.

 

The importance of involving residents in this matter was highlighted.  The Town Council to inform residents of what they have done in the past, their ideas for the future and ask people for their views and suggestions.

 

A discussion took place on how to carry out the consultation, as it should be ensured that every household gets a chance to comment.  Use of the local magazines such as the Gossip and Insider was raised as an option.  This matter to be given further consideration.

 

The Clerk to contact Councillor John Myers who is a member of the local art group, in respect of the public art and sculptures suggestions.

 

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It was suggested that a ‘Working Party’ group be set up to discuss the matter in more detail, prepare a draft consultation article/leaflet, which could be considered by the Town Council at its next meeting on 17th October 2007.

 

RESOLVED that the ‘Working Party’ group consists of Councillors W. Feldon, Mrs E. Harrington, Mrs J. Kirby and D. Sanderson with the assistance of the Clerk.  A meeting to be arranged to take place on Wednesday 10th October 2007 in a meeting room at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall, commencing at 7.00 p.m.  

 

115. EASTERN AREA TRANSPORT STRATEGY 2007/08 – SECOND STAKEHOLDER MEETING 22ND OCTOBER 2007.

 

It was noted that the second stakeholder meeting is to take place on 22nd October 2007.

 

The meeting will commence with an update in respect of previously identified priorities in the Eastern area.

 

Progress with respect to projects identified from the Eastern area 2007/08 allocation will then be reported.  Where necessary, re-allocation of the funding may be discussed and agreed through the Chair.

 

The Clerk circulated to Members the information received in respect of the first stakeholder meeting, which was attended by Councillor Mrs Machin and Councillor T.W. Bowman (Eastern Area Partnership Board representative).

 

It was noted that the projects agreed for 2007/08 were as follows:

 

            -           Millbank Road area – review                                   £3k - £5k

            -           Teesdale Footpath                                                   £7k

            -           SIDS

                        -           Thornaby Road (2 sites)

                        -           Blair Avenue

                        -           Beckfields Avenue                                        £13k - £15k

 

Councillor Mrs E. Harrington will be representing the Town Council at the meeting.  The Clerk has confirmed her attendance to S.B.C. accordingly.

 

RESOLVED that the possibility of giving the roundabouts in Ingleby Barwick a title/name and maybe providing a distinguishing feature on them, to be raised at the meeting.  This would assist people in finding locations around the estate.

 

 

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Reference was made to the following consultation documents received from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in respect of the Local Development Framework:

 

       Core Strategy – Preferred Options Consultation;

       Regeneration Development Plan Document – Issues and Options Consultation.

 

It was noted that the ‘Consultation Launch’ is to take place on Friday 5th October 2007 at 2 p.m. in Stockton Library.

 

116. SECONDARY SCHOOL PROVISION, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

Councillor Mrs Machin informed that she has submitted a question to Stockton Renaissance in respect of secondary school provision in Ingleby Barwick and the school bus service.

 

Consultation in respect of ‘Building Schools for the Future’ (BSFF) is to begin later this month.

 

The public consultation meeting at All Saints Secondary School is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 20th November 2007  

 

It was noted that the funding through BSFF does not pay for the purchase of land and therefore another source of funding is required.

 

A general discussion took place on the availability of land within and in the vicinity of Ingleby Barwick; various options are currently being investigated.  Possible sources of funding to purchase land, if required, were also discussed.

 

Concerns were raised in respect of the cost of the current bus service being provided to transport our children to secondary schools in the surrounding area, which is only going to increase. It was noted that the money could be better spent providing a school/land in Ingleby Barwick.

 

Concerns were raised that if the proposed new housing development in Eaglescliffe goes ahead it is highly likely that the secondary school places available in both Conyers and Egglescliffe schools will be reduced.

 

Ward Councillor R. Patterson stated that IBIS would be publicising the consultation exercise and meeting in various ways to ensure that residents are aware of the importance of making their views known.

 

 

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Town Council Members considered the option of preparing a leaflet for distribution to the parents of primary school pupils on the estate.

 

RESOLVED that the Town Council is in agreement to fund the printing of leaflets for distribution, which is estimated to cost in the region of £75.00. 

 

Councillor Feldon stated that he had prepared a draft leaflet which he would forward to the Clerk for typing, for consideration at the next meeting on 17th October 2007.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk obtain information on the ‘Borrowing Approval System’ for Parish and Town Council’s.  

 

117. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL EXTENSION

 

The Clerk provided Members with a full breakdown of the costs and payments to date, in respect of the Community Hall Extension project.

 

RESOLVED that the information be noted and approved.  A copy to be held in the Town Council’s records.

 

It was noted that Sure Start are now using the new extension to provide their Services.

 

Enquiries in respect of hiring the new hall have been received from various groups.

 

118. INGLEBY BARWICK CHRISTMAS TREE.

 

The Clerk informed that she had contacted S.B.C. in respect of the location for this years Christmas tree.  Unfortunately the two sites suggested at the last meeting i.e. the roundabout adjacent to Tesco and the roundabout adjacent to Barwick Lodge are both unsuitable.

 

Two alternative locations were suggested, which are as follows:

 

-                      At the entrance into Myton Road (Tesco) on the left hand side, where the

new footpath/crossing is being installed;

-                      At the roundabout where Barwick Way meets Ingleby Way, when

approaching the roundabout from Barwick Way, the verge on the left

hand side of the road.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk liaise with S.B.C. on the matter and report back to the Town Council at the next meeting.  The possibility of a living tree being planted to also be progressed

 

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

 

The next meeting of Ingleby Barwick Town Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th October 2007 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES

 

OF THE

 

MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK TOWN COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2007

 

AT

 

INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY HALL, HARESFIELD WAY,

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL