NEWBROUGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd July 2003 in Newbrough Town Hall
Present: Mr MW Gibson (Chair), Mrs J Johnston, Mrs S Burrows, Mr J Steven, Mr JR Wood, Mr B Hall, Cllr H Forster. Clerk Robert Macfarlane.
Also in attendance Ms K Forte, Mr CE Earnshaw and Cllr A Kerr
Apologies for Absence: None
Minutes of Last Meeting: The Minutes of the Meeting held on 23rd April 2003 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
>War Memorial paving area – Clerk checked estimate, send a letter of thanks and paid F Furlong for the work done – Clerk will also ask Warden PC for their contribution of £425.
> K Forte reported on behalf of Home Housing. Successful in finding funding for Youth Leader and mentioned funding issues over the “boundary wall” with a possible community project with DEFRA assistance.
> PH Straker elected as Secretary of State Appointee Hadrian’s Wall Group
> Cllr H Forster volunteered to be representative to Fire & Rescue Services
> Mrs Johnston and Janet Johnstone put plant material from Tynedale to good use
> Clerk to send a copy of the Agenda and Minutes to the County Councillor
DEFRA Sec of state Appointments for National Parks
NALC National Park Communication of meetings 22nd May, 16 June
National Park Meetings & Management Plan
Mid Tyne Trust thanking NPC for visit to AGM from C Earnshaw
Copy of letter from Mid Tyne Trust to R Straker re boundary wall
Letter from June Kendrew re GB Shaw Fourstones Station seat
Newbrough Town Hall new caretaker
Food Hazard warning Methanol Contamination St Petersburg Vodka
Northumberland Playing Fields Association “The Weakest Link”
The Boundary Committee Two-Tier Areas in the NE
Tynedale Council – Fly Tipping K9 Clean up
Fire and Rescue Representative Tynedale Voluntary Action Newsletter
Tynedale Council Events Grant Tynedale Council –plant material
NALC Training Dates DEFRA Quality Parish
Tynedale Sports Council CCN Newsletter
Alzheimer’s information letter Warden Village Society letter to WIs
NALC Annual subscription Gateway to the Community co-ordinator
I&DeA Standards Board for England Good Councillors Guide and Video
Victim Support Scheme Tynedale CAB AGM
Roads: Clerk has sent letter to CM Charlton NCC Highways Dept re state of Sidgate Lane.
Grass verges re National Grid, and C227 Road
Footpaths: Mid Tyne Trust has a footpaths project in hand
Planning: Listed Building – conditional consent 20030194 Ashley Cottage
20030717 Front Conservatory, Northside Allerwash Hall, Haydon Bridge
Council not happy with colour, size or materials suggested.
Town Hall – Upper part of WI House has been leased. There is a new caretaker Janet Johnstone. The council will reinstate the custom of granting a small fee to the caretaker for the cleaning of the War Memorial area. The Hall has problems with electric bills and heating.
MTCT -Colin Earnshaw from the Mid Tyne Community Trust reported that in this last year the Trust could have generated a possible £64 000 in the local economy. Progress was noted on the Ellen Wheel project and Warden PC would be applying for planning permission.
Tynedale Council Cllr H Forster (as Chairman) explained the new licensing arrangements in Tynedale.
School It is a wish to have the school on one site: also preparation for the review of surplus places.
Sportsfield Association – possible needs were identified ie coaching and play areas. A formal approach to Mr Beaumont from PC may be required for future developments.
Financial Matters: Payments: to Mid Tyne Community Trust donation of £100, Clerk part salary £140, Clerk’s expenses £28.21, Town Hall rent £75, NALC £81.70, and SLCC £18
Any Other Business: The Clerk gave a demonstration of the Parish web site Newbrough.info
Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 3rd September 2003 at 7pm.
Dates of Meetings: 2003 Nov 5th
2004 Jan 7th;March 3rd;May 5th