NEWBROUGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting held on 23rd April 2003 in Newbrough Town Hall
Present: Mrs J Johnston (Chair), Mrs S Burrows, Mr J Steven, Mr M Gibson,
Cllr H Forster. Clerk Robert Macfarlane.
Apologies for Absence: Ms L Weeks and Mrs D Dodd
Minutes of Last Meeting: The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th March 2003 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
Matters Arising: Seat donation from GB Shaw – Mrs S Burrows to make contact.
DEFRA Quality Councils – Details to follow in May
SRC Social Regeneration Consultants – Peter Duncan (Not needed)
Rural Projects Fund – Final year – filed
RAFT- Richard Powell from Community Council (PC Rep ?)
Election Nominations ( 3 councillors short)
Community Inspectors Handbook April 2002- filed
NALC Training – Copy sent to Chair
Discover Northumberland Magazine- tabled
Hazard – Food warning Vodka Placed in Notice Board
Concessionary Travel Pass Tynedale Council (Notice Board)
Uncontested Election for Notice Board
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2001/2002 & Issues & fee £141
Countryside Agency publication -filed
Allianz Cornhill fee due £222.83 by 1st June 2002 (Cllr H Forster)
Shaws burial and other registers- filed
F Furlong re completion of War Memorial paving area
Mid Tyne Community Trust Development Fund meeting Thursday (Rep?)
Newbrough & Warden Sportsfield Assc. Thanks for £1 000 donation
Roads: We will be contacted – speed limit register Integrated Transport Priorities (30mph on Register)
Footpaths: Nothing to report
Planning: Conditional Approval Planning 12 The Terrace Settlingstones
Financial Matters: Payments to F. Furlong £2 7165: Clerk £44.73: M Oldham £42.74
Any Other Business:
NALC Clerk reported his attendance at NALC Meeting on Finance.
SLCC Proposed Cllr Forster, Seconded Cllr Gibson, agreed by all that the Council to contribute £18 towards the membership fee for secretary’s annual subscription to Society of Local Council Clerks.
DEFRA It was agreed to support training of Clerk re DEFRA Quality Council Initiative.
Bottle Bank Clerk to make enquiries with Tynedale Council about the bottle bank and write a sympathetic letter to Sophie Straker.
Memorial Square Council adjourned meeting to look at Memorial paving area. Clerk instructed to write to Town Hall Committee with concerns over, weeds, rubbish, washing line and cracked paving stones.
National Park Representative Proposed Cllr Forster, Seconded Cllr Gibson to nominate P H Straker as National Park representative on the understanding that NPC would receive a report.
Date of Next Meeting: The Annual Parish Meeting and the AGM 14th May 2003 at 7pm.
Dates of Meetings:
2003 July 2nd;Sept 3rd;Nov 5th
2004 Jan 2nd;March 6th;May 1st