Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 2 April 2013, 6:30 pm


Barbara Herbert
Clerk to the Council

An ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held in the School Hall at Northwood Primary School on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 commencing at 6.30pm.


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.


1. To receive and approve any apologies for absence
2. To receive any written declarations of Members’ interests and Requests for Dispensations on items forming the agenda.
3. To receive a report by the Local Safety Neighbourhood Officer, plus an opportunity to discuss local policing priorities
4. To welcome Mr Paul Harvey, a Police Support Volunteer and a Community Speed Watch Coordinator for the Cowes / East Cowes area (inc Gurnard and Northwood) to advise of what his team are looking to achieve for the community
5. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 5 March 2013 (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 applications received and make comments in accordance with the guidance for material planning considerations listed at
i. TCP/31399 1 The Dell, Northwood – Alterations and single storey extension to form garden room to the front of the property. Single storey extension to side to form small dressing room to the side elevations
ii. TCP/31394 Ferndale, Hillis Gate Road, Northwood – Demolition of single storey flat roof extension. Proposed single storey  extension to form new kitchen and dining room with new porch
b. To note that the IW Council has received amended plans for application TCP/14203/E Chawton Farm, Chawton Lane, Northwood, which are consider a minor revision to the scheme and have therefore been approved under delegated procedures with no further comments required.
7. To consider the interim results of the Parish Plan Survey – a final report will be circulated at the meeting (Paper B)
8. To approve the Annual report of the Chairman on activities of the Parish Council (Paper C)
9. To consider writing to the IW Council’s Highways section requesting a pedestrian refuge along Nodes Road, near to the junction with Uplands Road – Cllr Fuller
10. To give further  consideration to the matter of Dog Waste along the Medham footpath/cycle track (Paper X)
11. To consider the quotations for watering of tubs and planters during the 18 week summer period (Paper D)
12. To consider making a response to the following consultations
Navitus Bay offshore wind farm located off the Dorset & Hampshire coasts details available at (Paper E)
13. To note the response of the request for the pinch point at the top of Pallance Road to have the priority direction reversed – Cllr J Ferris
14. To note the views of the IW Council on the request for the bus stop in Nodes Road to be moved as it was perceived to be in a blind spot for both bus drivers and passengers waiting for the bus – Cllr J Ferris
15. To note that the judging for the Best Kept Village Awards in due to take place in April, May or June and to consider if a Big Tidy Up should be organised
16. To note the letter dated 20 March with regard to Islands Roads, the contractors of the Highways PFI (Paper F)
17. To receive progress reports from Working Party leads
a. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr C Riddet
b. Northwood in Bloom Working Party –– Cllr J Pullen
c. Parish Plan Working Party – Cllr P Bentley
18. To receive the report for information of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Cowes South and Northwood (Paper G – to follow)
19. To receive an update on the meetings of the IW Association of Local Councils– Cllr C Riddet
20. Clerk’s Report
i. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of February 2013 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 54 (Paper  H)
ii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000307, £49.30, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses
000308, £10.92, Chale Parish Council, Photocopying
000309, £3000.00, IW Community Bus Partnership, Contribution to running costs of IW Community Bus scheme
000310, £306.13, IWALC, Annual subscription
000311, £111.85, R H Blezzard, Locum Clerk
000312, £432.00, Urbaser Ltd, Emptying of Dog Bins
000313, £12.00, CommuniCorp, Annual Subscription for Clerks & Councils Direct
iii. To give consideration for the Parish Council to become a corporate member of Northwood House, at a cost of £30 per annum (Paper I)
21. Correspondence – As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper J)
22. Councillors’ reports
23. Future agenda items
24. To undertake a brief review of the meeting


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.

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