NEWBROUGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Council Meeting held 2nd March 2005
Present: Chair – MW Gibson, Mrs J Johnston, Mr JK Steven, Mr JR Wood, Cllr H Forster, Mrs H Brooks Clerk: R Macfarlane
Also in attendance: Councillor A Kerr and from Warden PC, JB Mitchell, J Cowen, and M Kendrew,
Apologies: Mrs S Burrows, Kathryn Forte Home Housing, and C Earnshaw MTCT
Presentation: Sgt Keith Leach and PC Danny Foreshaw from the Northumbria Constabulary discussed the letters the Constabulary had sent to many households in Newbrough. There seem to be several youngsters who are making a nuisance of themselves and causing problems within the village. The officers explained the nature, function and the various stages of ASBOs. The police are appealing to the community for information and/or witnesses.
Minutes: The Minutes of the Meeting of Newbrough Parish Council held on 5th January 2005 in Newbrough Town Hall were approved and signed by the Chairman.
Declaration of Interest: None.
The light warning to the approach to the school were now in working order.
The wall along Sidgate Lane had been repaired by Milecastle Housing.
The Chairman has signed Clerk’s Contract and Conditions of Service
State of the Area Debate (re Floods)
MTCT Requesting Dates of Meetings FOI Freedom of Information Act
VIEW Shaping the NE Consultation Events NCC Area Committee Papers
Northumbria in Bloom Milecastle Housing – Sidgate Lane
NCC News Mid February Meet the Funders
NCC Tynedale Area Committee Papers Budget Consultation
TDC Bi-annual Joint Council Forum TDC North Country Leisure
TDC Public Conveniences 1st April NCC Putting the Learner First
Great North Air Ambulance Service WRVS
Proposed Upgrading of Egger National Park
NEDL re Storms Local Volunteer Development Agency
Defra Clean Neighbourhoods FOI Freedom of Info Act
Citizen Engagement NE Assembly The Voice for the Region
Northumberland Mineral Waste Countryside Agency Consultation
Tynedale Community Partnership Meet 14th Jan & 14 February
Julie Holmes re rent of Town Hall for Youth Project
Letter from Kathryn Forte re assisting the Youth Project
Defra Clean Neighbourhoods/Environment Bill
Northumberland National Parks Authority Meeting 26th January
Roads: There are still potholes out side of Price’s garage – Clerk to contact NCC. There is also one near the entrance to Sidgate.
Footpaths: No issues.
20050093 – 2 The Terrace Settlingstones, Construction of Conservatory the Council had no objections to this application.
20050129 – Felling of 12 Trees at Newbrough Park. Given the historical evidence for some replanting in the past the Council feel the consultant’s first recommendation deserves serious consideration provided provision is made for replanting with appropriate (traditional English) species. The Council is less happy about the second recommendation, that all the trees should be removed as part of a wholesale replanting scheme. This would change the character of the village centre, unless this was done over a very long time-scale, and that timescale would be decades.
20041170 31 Sidgate Ground Floor extension TDC Granted conditional permission.
20041493 Reiver House Listed Building Consent TDC Refused permission
20041432 Church Lane Barn – Withdrawn
2041170 31 Sidgate single storey ground floor rear extension TDC Granted conditionally
Town Hall: NTHMC have concerns over liability issues and may soon wish to liaise with both parish councils.
MTCT: Information of an application for Grant (Warden PC) for £1700 to construct a new bus shelter at Broadway.
Newbrough School: The Council was given a report of the Extended School Conference attended by John Moore and Susie Steven.
Village Society: Enriqué will give a talk on 23rd March.
Tynedale Council: Tynedale Council has published their budget – 4.8% increase on Band D. Councillors are undergoing training re- Licensing.
NCC: Report of the continuing debate two versus three-tier education. The NCC elections will be held on 5th May.
War Memorial: (To be included on the Agenda next meeting)
Parish Plan –
All Councillors present were given a copy of initial statistical analysis of the Parish Questionnaire returns.
Bank Statements HSBC BMM Account £6813.26
Treasurer’s Account £611.63
Tynedale Council have agreed to the Precept for Newbrough Parish of £6500
The following payments were approved:
Clerk’s Part Salary £346, Clerk’s Expenses £37.31, Town Hall Rent extra £10 for March, Web site £42.92
Questionnaire analysis £495, Administration £146, Expenses £86.46, Web Site £10.56
The Meeting finished at 10.05 pm.
Next Meeting: 7.00pm on May 4th 2005.
Dates of Meetings: May 4th, July 6th, September 7th, Nov 2nd