Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 1 November 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 November 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 begin at 6.30 pm, 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 confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 6 September 2016 (Paper A)
5. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution

6. To consider the copy of the letter from Roach Pittis dated 5 October to Mrs Hamilton, of the IW and to receive a report from the Northwood WI Working Party (Paper C – Cllr Pullen)
7. To consider the letter from IW Council with regard to the BT consultation on removing the public payphone in Pallance Road, Northwood (Paper D)
8. To consider making an appropriate response on the IW Council Consultation regarding Changes to the Local Council Tax Support scheme (Paper E – Circulated by email on 24 October)
9. To consider the format of future agendas (Paper F)
10. To receive an update on the new Parish Council website – Cllr Ward
11. To note the result of the IW Best Kept Village awards – Cllr Pullen
12. To note the Coastal Community Team application form (Paper G)
13. To note the timetable of Proceedings for the IW Council and Local Elections to be held on 4 May 2017 (Paper H)
14. To receive a report for information on Community Wellbeing (Paper I – to follow)(Cllr J Nicholson)
15. 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
16. To receive the report for information of Cllr Nicholson, the IWC Ward Member for Cowes South and Northwood (Paper J – to follow)
a. To receive an update of the meeting of the IWALC Executive held on 15 September – Cllr Ward (Minutes circulated on 3 October)
b. To make an appropriate response on the consultation of the Restructure of IWALC (Paper K – to follow)
c. To receive a report on the meeting with the IW Council held on 24 October
18. Clerk’s report
a.        Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of October 2016 and the bank reconciliation with Statement Nos 98 & 99 (Paper L)
ii. To authorise, respectively, the following payments made:
Cheque No 000475 for £773.47, Community Action IW for the clerk’s salary on 6 September;
Cheque No 000476 for £335.61, K Jacobs for renovation of the Parish Noticeboard on 3 October;
Cheque No 000477 for £160.00, Forest View Nurseries, Winter Planting on 4 October;
Cheque No 000478 for £773.47, Community Action IW for the clerk’s salary on 18 October;
Cheque No 000479 for £110.68, Mrs B Herbert for the purchase of goal nets and fixings on 18 October;
Cheque No 000480 for £30.00, Royal British Legion for a Poppy Wreath on 18 October;
Cheque No 000482 for £85.37, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses for September on 18 October.
iii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000483, £43.95, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses
000484, £28.41, K Jacobs, final payment for the renovation of the noticeboard
000479, £360.00, Tony Hewitt, maintenance of the six gardens around Northwood
iv.  To consider the following requests for a grant/sponsorship
i. Isle of Wight Music, Dance and Drama Festival (Paper M)
ii. IW Council towards “School Swimming and School Safe” (Paper N)
v.  To consider the letter from Scottish Widows Bank and to approve the opening of a Lloyds Bank 32 Day Notice Account (Paper O)
vi.  To approve payment of the clerk’s additional 35 hours accrued, due principally to taking annual leave and IT problems
b. Administration
To determine the dates of Parish Council meetings up to and including May 2017
19. Correspondence – As per the list circulated to Councillors with the agenda and to be updated further at the meeting (Paper P)
20. Councillors’ reports
21. 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.
It would assist the smooth running of the meeting if you would advise the clerk prior to the start of the meeting of your wish to speak.
NB Copies of the associated meeting papers are available upon prior request to the clerk or can be obtained after the meeting

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