Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 5 February 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 5 February 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 declarations of Members’ interests and to consider any written Requests for Dispensations received 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 confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 8 January 2013 (Paper A)

5. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution

6. Town and Country Planning

To consider the following applications received and make comments in accordance with the guidance for material planning considerations listed at


i. AGN/1399/H Medham Farm, Medham Farm Lane, Northwood,  – Agricultural Prior Notification for an Open fronted storage building.
ii. TCP/31157/B 30 Pallance Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO318LN – Demolition of garage; proposed detached dwelling; relocation of shed; alteration to vehicular access and formation of driveway/turning area (revised scheme)
7. To consider the copy of the report on the meeting between the clerk to Gurnard Parish Council and Mr O Boulter, of the IW Council Planning Policy Unit regarding proposals on changes to the Medina Valley Key Regeneration Area Settlement Boundary (Paper B)

8. To consider the letter received from Mr D Pimm suggesting that the Parish Council install a quantity of skips on the Venner Avenue play park, over one weekend, for use by local residents (Paper C)

9. To consider the email from Ms J Pearce regarding First World War centenary commemorations (Paper D )

10. To receive the notes of the meeting of the Cowes, Northwood & Gurnard Community Forum and to approve the recommendations in respect of the future banking of the monies collected and the existing donation funds (Paper E)

11. To note that the clerk and the Chairman attended a meeting on 25 January with representatives of other Town and Parish Councils in District 1 for the PFI Highways contract and to appoint a representative to attend any future meetings arranged (Paper X)

12. To receive progress reports from Working Party leads
a. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr Riddett
b. Northwood in Bloom Working Party –– Cllr Pullen
c. Parish Plan Working Party – Cllr Bentley
13. To receive the report for information of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Cowes South and Northwood (Paper F – to follow)

14. To receive an update on the meetings of the IW Association of Local Councils– Cllr J Ferris (Paper G)

15. Clerk’s Report

a. Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of January 2013 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 53 (Paper H)
ii. To note the letter from the IW Council regarding 2013-14 Tax Base and precept setting (Paper I)
iii. To confirm the payment  of cheque No 000299, £93.60, PCC, being the cost of 3 No Cold Calling Signs as payment was required prior to the supply of the signs
iv. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000300, £63.32, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses
000301, £10.78, Chale Parish Council, Photocopying
000302, £37.97, Mr J Pullen, Plastic Wallets for the Housing Survey
000303, £35.00, The Information Commissioner, Data Protection Act 1998 annual renewal
000304, £100.00, Community Action IOW, Optio Car Service
b. Administration
i. To note that a place has been reserved for a councillor to attend the training session on Monday 4th March, 11am to 3pm.on “An introduction to funding and bidding for project funding”, provided by Steven Lugg, the CEO of HALC and to confirm who best to attend.

ii. Town and Parish Council elections on 2 May
a. To note that the application packs for prospective parish councillors  should now be available
b. To note the Guidance Notes on Publicity and Activities during the pre-election period (Paper J)

16. Correspondence – As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper K)

17. Councillors’ reports

18. Future agenda items
Navitus Bay Wind Farm
Annual  Meeting of the Parish
19. 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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