NEWBROUGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd November 2005
Present: MW Gibson (Chairman), Cllr H Forster, Mr JK Steven, Mr JR Wood, Mrs H Brooks, Mrs CM Dickinson, K Forte Home Housing, Cllr A Kerr.
Clerk: R Macfarlane
Apologies: S Burrows, C Earnshaw MTCT, Gary McGuire Home Housing
Minutes: The Minutes of the regular meeting of NPC held on 7th September 2005 were approved and signed.
Matters Arising: The chairman informed the Council of the death of Jack Charlton. He was a former parish councillor for Newbrough and also served on Tynedale Council. The Clerk to send a letter of condolence to his family.
The stone circular wall base at the foot of the trees (Whitebeam, Chess-apple) opposite the Red Lion has been repaired by NTA.
Clerk to purchase bedding plants and daffodil bulbs to finish off the project.
Clerk instructed to write to R Robson re the closure of the toilets down Sidgate Lane.
Peter Atkinson MP re Motion 641 TDC Weekly Planning Information
One and One Website TDC Tynedale Today
ADAPT Newsletter N&W Pioneers Thank you letter
BT Phone Box Closure Local Works
War Memorial Heritage Environmental Champions
MTCT Summer Newsletter NALC AGM
CE Electric UK TDC Overview and Scrutiny
Town/Parish Standard 4 & 5 Northumberland Life Directory
CCN AGM 9th November Campaign to Protect Rural England
National Parks Invest 2006 Campaign
Adaptability Newsletter Haydon Bridge By-Pass Highways
Planning Application Weekly List Improving Ambulance Service
NCC TDC Area Committee TDC Minutes 5th July
Nat Parks Local Development CCN Newsletter
NTA Estimate for Repair Bernie Gillis
Simon Aldred PCC
TLD Framework Supplementary Planning Document
TLD Framework Community Involvement
Roads: The lay-by outside of the cottages down Butt Bank is worn and rutted– Clerk to contact NCC Highways department and/or Milecastle Housing.
Footpaths: The Chairman will arrange the planting of daffodil bulbs (single King Alfred) from St Peter’s Churchyard to Newbrough Bridge. A need has also been identified to re-instate the original footpath.
Installation of Oil tank (54000 litre) 1-4 Khartoum NE47 5AW TDC granted permission conditionally under delegated powers October 2005.
20051101 replacement of Dormer window with new roof construction
East View Newbrough NE47 5AR TDC Conditional approval October 2005.
20050933 Listed Building Installation of Satellite Dish
Town Hall Newbrough NE47 5AR TDC Conditionally approved November 2005
20050854/6 Listed Building and Planning Consent Newbrough Hall Hexham NE47 5AJ
Level lawn and construct stone faced ha ha wall was withdrawn 7th October 2005
Town Hall: A Harvest Supper was well supported and a Table Top sale raised £501 for the Town Hall funds.
Village Society: Hexham Ramble event and a talk on “Farming” was to be held on 18th November in the Town Hall.
MTCT: The Project officer Funding (Partnership) has been transferred from the Countryside Agency to One North East. The Council to support Colin Earnshaw’s application to Defra – “Looking Beyond Hadrian’s Wall”.
Newbrough C of E School: A committee from the Parish Plan has been formed and will have their second meeting on 1st December.
Sportsfield Association: No report.
NCC: The National Council tax is expected to rise by 10%. Tynedale promise an increase of 2.5%. The PLF initiative will start in Cramlington where it is at the consultation stage.
Tynedale Council: Development Control has published their conditions enabling the public to speak at meetings (five minutes). At present involved with a cost-cutting exercise though the council tax is expected to rise.
Kathryn Forte: Milecastle Housing has one vacancy – it will be held for a local family.
Bank Accounts: Treasurer’s Account £574.61, BMM £6762.50
Clerk’s Part Salary £353, Clerk’s Expenses £55.27, OneandOne £10.45,
Meeting Room Rental £25 (Nov),MTCT £100, L Davidson £25, Age Concern £50, Tynedale Sports Council £50, Newbrough, Fourstones and Warden Youth Project £300
Section 137 – Cancer Bridge £100, CAB £50, GNAAS £50
Next Meeting: 7.00pm on January 4th 2006
Dates of Meetings: 2006 – January 4th, March 1st, APM May 3rd.
The meeting was closed at 9.35 pm.