Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 1 March 2016, 6:30 pm



Barbara Herbert
Clerk to the Council


The Ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held in the School Hall at Northwood Primary School, Wyatts Lane, Northwood, Isle of Wight on Tuesday, 1 March 2016 commencing at 6.30 pm,  for the transaction of the business as set out in the agenda below.  The meeting of the Parish Council will commence immediately after the Public Forum, which will be 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.


Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.


Copies of the associated meeting papers are available upon prior request to the clerk or can be obtained after the meeting



1. To receive and approve any apologies for absence
2. Members Interests
To receive any declarations of Members’ interests and written requests for Dispensations on items forming the agenda
3. To receive a report on any local safety neighbourhood issues occurring since the last meeting held of the Parish Council
4. To consider the proposition from the Northwood Women’s Institute (Paper A)
5. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 2 February 2016 (Paper B)
6. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution

7. To consider the update report regarding the one-off payment of £5k to be used for the benefit of the residents in Northwood (Paper C)
8. To consider the recommendation agreed in Minute 109/15-16 of the meeting held on 6 October 2015 – to undertake a Big Tidy Up (Paper D)
9. To comment on the wording of the draft Welcome to Northwood booklet and to approve the proposed new plan of the parish (Paper E – to follow) Cllr Riddet
10. To receive a report for information on Community Wellbeing (Paper F- to follow) Cllr J Nicholson
11. To receive progress reports for information from Working Party leads
a. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr Riddet
b. Northwood in Bloom Working Party –  Cllr Pullen
c. Parish Plan Working Party – Cllr Pullen
d. Green Space Project Working Party – Cllr Ward
12. To receive the report for information of Cllr Nicholson, the IWC Ward Member for Cowes South and Northwood (Paper G – to follow)
13. Clerk’s report
a.        Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of February 2016 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 91 (Paper H)
ii. To authorise, respectively, the following payment made with regard to 000446 for Community Action IW, £762.87, for the clerk’s salary, on 11 January
iii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000447, £53.50, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses
000448, £25.00, Northwood House Charitable Trust, Annual Subscription
000449, £398.00, Isle of Wight Association of Local Council, Annual Subscription
iv. To consider the following requests for funding:
a. Northwood Floral Art Group (Paper I)
b. Isle of Wight Walking & Cycling Festivals 2016 (Paper J)
b.        Administration
i. To confirm the attendance of any interested councillors at the IWALC workshop to be held on Friday, 18 March between 1.30pm and 4.30pm at the Riverside Centre
ii. To note the latest list received from IWALC indicating Parish/Town Councils views on contributing towards the planning enforcement service (Paper K)
14. Correspondence – As per the list circulated to Councillors with the agenda and to be updated further at the meeting (Paper L)
15. Councillors’ reports
16. 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.

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