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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE - MEETING ROOM, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 23RD JULY 2003, COMMENCING AT 7.00 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman:  Councillor T.W. Bowman; 

 

Vice-Chairman:  Councillor Mrs I Machin;

 

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

 

Clerk and Treasurer:  Paula M. Hall.

 

Mr I. Thompson, Head of Regeneration and Economic Development, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council;

 

Mr Richard Hayes, Highway Services Manager, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from or on behalf of Councillor D. Scott and Ward Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

No declarations of interest were received.

 

64. STOCKTON RENAISSANCE – AREA BOARD REVIEW.

The Chairman introduced Mr Ian Thompson, Head of Regeneration and Economic Development, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.).

 

Mr Thompson gave a presentation on Stockton Renaissance – Area Board Review.

 

It was noted that Renaissance is the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for the Borough, bringing together Public Service providers and the Private and Voluntary/Community Sectors in order to address issues, share knowledge and encourage partnership working for the benefit of the Borough. 

 

 

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Currently there are three Area Boards whose membership includes Councillors, representatives from the Public, Private and Voluntary/Community Sectors dealing with local issues relevant to the areas they cover in Billingham, Stockton and Thornaby.

 

The three Area Boards based primarily on areas in receipt of SRB, NRF or a combination of both are as follows:

 

-                     Thornaby Regeneration Partnership Board;

-                     Stockton Central Area Partnership Board;

-                     The Billingham Partnership.

 

An example of Area Board Membership is as follows:

 

Thornaby

-                     5 Voluntary/Community Sector Representatives;

-                     4 Local Residents;

-                     Public Sector 2 x SBC Councillors, 1 x Town Councillor, 1 x UDSC, 1 x Primary School, 1 x Secondary School, 1 x LSC, 1 x Connexions, 1 x Police, 1 x Employment Service, 1 x Health

-                     2 Members from the Private Sector

 

It was noted that Stockton Renaissance is consulting on proposals to extend the existing area board coverage to encompass the whole of the Borough.  At the moment Yarm, Ingleby Barwick, Eaglescliffe and all the areas to the North West and South West of the Borough do not have their own Area Board unlike the Stockton, Billingham and Thornaby areas.

Stockton Renaissance want to ensure that there is full Board coverage, which brings in these currently excluded areas.

 

At the local level the area boards are the vehicles for developing a plan for their area.  They can form views on the key things affecting their part of the Borough, establish some priorities and seek to influence service provision. 

 

The Chairs of these Boards or their representatives are part of the Borough-wide Stockton Renaissance Partnership Board.  This local strategic partnership brings together service providers like the Council, the police and the health sector and representatives from the community and voluntary sectors to produce the Community Strategy for the Borough.  The Strategy focuses on six important areas – the environment; community safety; health; regeneration; education and lifelong learning; and arts and culture.  Through the Community Strategy, and links with the Tees Valley Partnership, the Board makes decisions that will affect the quality of life of people of the Borough, now and in the future.

 

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The following options, being consulted on, show a Northern Area Board (which would include the existing Billingham Partnership), an Eastern Area Board (which would include the existing Thornaby regeneration Partnership), a Central Area Partnership (which would include the existing Stockton Partnership Board) and a new Western Area Partnership Board:

 

Option 1

Four Boards – Expansion of membership of existing Boards and creation of one new, the Western Area Partnership Board.

This option would see all of the urban area of Stockton represented within a Central Area Board.  Ingleby Barwick would be within an Eastern Area Board and the Northern Area Partnership expanded to include the Northern Parishes Ward and half of the Western Parishes Ward.  The latter boundary would be based upon the Redmarshall/Elton Parish council Boundary.

 

Option 2

Four Boards – Expansion of membership of existing Boards and creation of one new, the Western Area Partnership Board.

This option would see all of the urban area of Stockton represented within a Central Area Board, which would include the areas of Stillington, Whitton, Carlton and Redmarshall.  Ingleby Barwick within the Eastern Area Board and the Northern Area Board to include the Northern areas up to and including Thorpe Thewles.  The new Western Area Board would include the South Western part of the Borough including the Long Newton, Eaglescliffe, Yarm and Kirklevington areas.

 

Option 3

Four Boards – Expansion of membership of existing Boards and creation of one new, the Western Area Partnership Board.

This option would see all of the urban area of Stockton represented within a Central Area Board.  Ingleby Barwick within a Eastern Area Board and the Northern Area Board to include the Northern areas up to and including Thorpe Thewles.  The new Western Area Board would include Stillington, Whitton, Carlton and Redmarshall areas down to and including Eaglescliffe, Yarm and Kirklevington areas.

 

It was noted that on all three options, Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick are grouped together, an advantage of this being that Thornaby attracts funding from SRB etc., which could be of benefit to Ingleby Barwick.  However, Ingleby Barwick also has close links with Eaglescliffe and Yarm.

The possibility of an Area Board to include Ingleby Barwick, Thornaby, Eaglescliffe and Yarm was raised. 

 

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Whichever option is eventually chosen it is essential that all voices are heard.

 

Mr Thompson informed that the matter would be discussed at the Parish Council Liaison Forum to be held on 18th September 2003.

 

The Chairman thanked Mr Thompson for his attendance.

 

65.  CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – INGLEBY BARWICK.

The Chairman introduced Mr Richard Hayes, S.B.C.

 

Mr Hayes noted that although Christmas is a few months away, with regard to planning Christmas trees and lighting etc, the earlier proposals are discussed and arranged the better.

He noted that the Christmas tree and lights at Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, provided by the Parish Council, had over the last two years experienced considerable vandalism, resulting in damage/loss of the two existing sets of tree lights purchased by the Parish Council.

 

It was suggested that an alternative location be considered for the Christmas tree and also the possibility of purchasing extra lighting displays be discussed.

 

Mr Hayes supported the idea of working in partnership with the Parish Council and agreed that if the Parish Council were to purchase Christmas lighting decorations etc, S.B.C. would erect them.

 

A possible central location for the Christmas tree in Ingleby Barwick, could be the roundabout adjacent to Safeway, at the junction of Ingleby Way with Barwick Way.  Concerns were raised regarding the road safety aspect, which would need to be considered.

Mr Hayes noted that a 30ft Christmas tree would need approximately 10 sets of LED lights @  £85 per set.

 

It was suggested that the five other remaining roundabouts within Ingleby Barwick, as focal points, could have a Christmas lighting decoration, which cost in the region of £200 each.

The roundabout features could include the following:

 

-                     Father Christmas;

-                     Snowflake;

-                     Star;

-                     Christmas tree;

-                     Lantern.

 

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Mr Hayes informed that S.B.C. would provide a Christmas decoration on the roundabouts at the entrance into Ingleby Barwick i.e. Thornaby Road and Low Lane.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council progress the possibility of siting this year’s Christmas tree on the roundabout adjacent to Safeway and purchase five Christmas lighting decorations for the roundabouts.  The Clerk to liaise with Mr Hayes accordingly.

 

 

66. TEES VALLEY PARTNERSHIP - TEES VALLEY VISION STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

The Clerk informed that she has circulated the information received on the Tees Valley Vision Strategic Framework, to Parish Council members for their observation.

 

The Parish Council’s response was discussed.

 

The Clerk circulated information received by Councillor Mrs Machin from CPRE, outlining their comments on the document.

 

It was noted that funding could be obtained for research into a heritage leaflet, which would be an advantage to Ingleby Barwick.

The riverside landscapes and river tees corridor provide both historical and geological interest.

 

The provision of a footbridge crossing over the river, from Ingleby Barwick to Preston Park, should be provided.

 

It was noted that there are already plans for a Heritage Park, which would strengthen tourism in the tees valley.

 

The following points were raised and the Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan referred to, which states the following:

 

-                     Land along the Tees and Leven Valleys will be designated as a

           Country Park;

 

-                     A footpath from Leven Bridge at Low Lane, near Yarm to its

           junction with the Tees, then a combined footpath and cycle route

           along the East Bank of the Tees to the Thornaby Bypass Bridge;

 

 

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-                     The following sites are identified as suitable locations for Bridges for combined pedestrian and cycle use:

a) Immediately south of the Eaglescliffe Golf Club;

                                    b) Preston Park;

                                    c) Across the Leven River, immediately upstream of its

                                        junction with the Tees.

 

It was noted that the Parish Council would like to be consulted whenever a document of this description is produced.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk work with Councillor Mrs Machin on producing the Parish Council’s response, highlighting all the relevant points discussed and referring to the Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan.

 

67. STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL – PARISH COUNCIL LIAISON FORUM, THURSDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2003.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk forward the following items to S.B.C. for discussion at the Parish Council Liaison Forum:

 

-                     Consultation procedure with Parish Councils;

-                     Whinstone Primary School, Ingleby Barwick – update required on the proposals to introduce school time waiting restrictions;

-                     Recycling – Ingleby Barwick PC would like to congratulate Stockton Council on its initiatives and progress with recycling;

-                     Litter collection – Ingleby Barwick PC have noted an improvement in litter collection in Ingleby Barwick;

-                     Proposals for Primary School and Nursery, Playing Fields South of Ingleby Barwick;

-                     All Saints Secondary School/Myton Park Primary School, Ingleby Barwick – Safe Routes to School and safe crossings.

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES

 

OF

 

SPECIAL

MEETING

 

OF

 

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

 WEDNESDAY 23RD JULY 2003

 

AT

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE – MEETING ROOM,

BARWICK WAY,

INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL,

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL.