Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 7 April 2015, 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, 7 April 2015 commencing at 6.30 pm, for the transaction of the business as set out in the agenda below.


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 behalf of the Local Safety Neighbourhood team, plus an opportunity to discuss local policing priorities
4. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 3 March 2015 (Paper A)
5. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution
6. To receive an update on the post office services in Northwood from Mr Robert Worley, Field Change Advisor, of the Post Office Ltd
7. To welcome Mr Paul Savill, Voluntary Sector Locality Link Officer of the new project “My Life – A Full Life”

8. Town and Country Planning
a. To approve the Minutes of the Planning meeting held on 17 March 2015 (Paper B)

b. To consider the following planning applications received and make
comments in accordance with the guidance for material planning
considerations listed at
TCP/32123/A  Agricultural storage barn rear of 67 Oxford Street, Northwood – Demolition of agricultural building; proposed detached dwelling (revised plans)(readvertised application)

c To note the decision taken by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting of the Parish Council
TCP/32155 – 22 Oxford Street Northwood – Planning Permission for a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension

9. To consider commenting on the draft Island Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015 – 2017 (Paper C)(Circulated by email on 24 March)
10. To consider commenting on the proposed possible changes to charges for respite care and sitting services (Paper D)(Circulated by email on 9 March)
11. To consider commenting on the consultation on the review of the strategic housing policy (policy SP2) of the Island Plan Core Strategy (Paper E)(Circulated by email on 27 March)
12. To consider an appointment for the on-going maintenance of the six flower beds in Northwood (Paper F)
13. Community Well-Being in the community – Cllr J Nicholson (Paper G)
14. 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. Emergency Plan Working Party – Cllr Smith
e. Northwood Post Office Working Party – Cllr J Nicholson
15. To receive the report for information of Cllr Nicholson, the IWC Ward Member for Cowes South and Northwood (Paper H)
16. To receive a report on the Executive meeting of IWALC held on 19 March – Cllr John Ward
17. Clerk’s Report
a. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of March 2015 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 80 (Paper I)
b. To authorise, respectively, the following payments made with regard to 000398, Community Action IW, £788.25, for the clerk’s salary, on 14 March
c. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000399, £48.90, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks expenses
000400, £12.00, CommuniCorp, Clerk and Councils Direct, Annual Subscription
000401, £391.04, IWALC Affiliation Fees, Annual Subscription
000402, £229.76, Go South Coast Ltd, supply of a driver for February
000403, £287.20, Go South Coast Ltd, supply of a driver for March
000404, £488.85, Isle of Wight Council, Remedial works for the football pitch area at Venner Avenue play park
d. To approve the clerks attendance at the training on the new audit requirements that start from this April and also on the transparency regulation requirements at a cost of £10
18. To consider Correspondence – As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda and to be updated further at the meeting (Paper J)
19. Councillors’ reports
20. Future agenda items
21. To undertake a brief review of the meeting



In accordance with Standing Order 3e, 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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