Posted by Admin on 3 February 2009, 8:00 pm


Barbara Herbert
Clerk to Northwood Parish Council

28 January 2009

Dear Councillors

You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held at WI Hall, Northwood, Isle of Wight on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 commencing at 8.00 pm for the transaction of the business set out in the agenda below.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.

Barbara Herbert
Clerk to the Council

The meeting of the Parish Council will commence immediately after the Public Forum, which will begin at 8.00pm for the duration of 15 minutes, if necessary.  This provides an opportunity for any member of the public to ask questions of members of the Parish Council.


1. To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
2. To receive any declarations of Members’ interests in items on the agenda.
3. To receive a report by the Local Safety Neighbourhood Officer, plus  an opportunity  to discuss local policing priorities
4. To receive a presentation from Ms Sharon Packer, the Rural Housing Enabler on the  results of the recent Housing Needs Survey (please bring with you the copy  circulated by email on December 2008)
5. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of  the Parish Council held on 13 January 2009 (Paper A)
6. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution

7. Town and Country Planning
a. To consider the following application received and make comments in accordance with  the guidance for material planning considerations listed at
TCP/29443 Skinners farm, Pallance Road, Cowes – Demolition of farmhouse, outline for  replacement of existing derelict farmhouse, full permission for construction of 2  barns; use of farmhouse unrelated to agriculture
b. To note the decisions taken by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting:
TCP/21271/Z Land north of units 27 – 32 Somerton Industrial Park, Newport Road,  Cowes – Conditional planning permission for the construction of light industrial  workshop with office accommodation at first floor level; new access roads and  parking
8. To consider the arrangements for the Annual meeting of the Parish
9. Million Blooms
i. To approve the waiver of financial regulations 11.1 (a) & (b) in respect of the  Million Blooms project
ii. To receive an update report – Paper B (Cllr Mazillius)
10. To consider what action to take, if any, in respect of the Big Tidy Up being  launched by the Keep Britain Tidy. (Paper C)
11. To consider what response, if any, to make with regard to the following  consultations :
i. Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Authority – Draft Integrated Risk Management Plan 2009 –  2014 (available to view at or
ii. Road Safety Compliance Consultation (circulated by email on 26 January)
iii. Code of recommended practice on local authority publicity consultation (circulated  by email on 26 January)
10. Clerks Report
a. Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement up to the 17 January 2009 and the bank  reconciliation with Statement No 6 (Paper D)
ii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000032, £, Mrs B Herbert – Clerks Expenses
000033, £, Chale Parish Council, Photocopying
000034, £262.50, Broker Network Ltd, Insurance Policy with Norwich Union
000035, £100.00, Northwood Community Partnership, Donation towards costs for entries  in the Northwood news
b. Administration
11. To receive progress reports from the following Working Parties and to consider any  recommendations outlined (Paper E)
a. Allotments Working Party – Cllr Mazillius
b. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr Fuller
c. Housing Needs Working Party – Cllr Cramp
d. Village Design Working Party – Cllr Brooker
e. Youth Forum Working Party – Cllr Fuller
f. Community Facilities Working Party – Cllr Fuller
12. To receive the report of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Northwood (Paper F)
13. To receive the report of Mr G Deacon, the Environment and Neighbourhood Officer for  Northwood (Paper G)
14. Correspondence.
As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper H)
14. Councillors’ reports.
15. Future agenda items












In accordance with Standing Order 27, any member of the public wishing to speak on an item on the agenda may speak at a Council meeting at the start of the agenda item for a period not exceeding 3 minutes.

When a ‘Group’ of members of the public wish to speak on an item, they will, subject to the Chairman’s discretion be required to nominate a representative who may speak for a maximum of 3 minutes.


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