Northwood Parish Council Meeting

Posted by Admin on 3 March 2009, 12:00 am


Barbara Herbert
Clerk to Northwood Parish Council

26 February 2009

Dear Councillors

You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held at WI Hall, Northwood, Isle of Wight on Tuesday, 3 March 2009 commencing at 8.00 pm for the transaction of the business set out in the agenda below. 

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.

Barbara Herbert
Clerk to the Council

The meeting of the Parish Council will commence immediately after the Public Forum, which will begin at 8.00pm 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 in items on the agenda.
3. To receive a report by the Local Safety Neighbourhood Officer,
    plus an opportunity to discuss local policing priorities
4. To receive the update report of Mr G Deacon, the Environment and
     Neighbourhood Officer for Northwood (Paper A – to follow)
5. Allotments
a. To receive an update report on progress.(Paper B1)
b. To draw lots for the allocation of allotments
c. To approve the draft lease between Mrs G Lacey of New House Farm
    and Northwood Parish Council and authorise that the Chairman and the
    clerk sign the lease on behalf of the Council (Paper B2)
d. To approve the draft agreement between Northwood Parish Council and 
    any prospective allotment holder (Paper B3)
e. To approve a contractor to undertake the necessary works to fence off 
    the site, divide it into 21 allotments and supply and lay the access
    and parking area (Paper B4)
f. To approve the submission of an application for planning permission
    for the car parking hard standing and access at a cost of £85.00
6. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the
    previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 13 January 2009 (Paper C)
7. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution
8. Town and Country Planning
        To note the decisions taken by the Local Planning Authority since the
        last meeting:
 TCP/26203/A Land at 34 Wyatts Lane, Cowes – Refusal of planning
        permission for alterations and change of use of barn from light industrial
        to cottage industry with associated living accommodation to include
        dormer windows on side elevation
9. To consider what action to take in respect of the Big Tidy Up being
     launched by the Keep Britain Tidy.
10. To consider the arrangements, if it is agreed to pursue Quality Parish Status
11. To consider and make comment on the letters received from
i. C Mathews, IWC’s Democratic Services Manager regarding the Parish
     and Community Development Team (Paper D1)
ii. D Pugh the Leader of the IW Council on Grass Cutting and Amenity Costs
        (Paper D2)
12. To consider what response, if any, to make with regard to the
        following consultations:
a. The Local Bus Services (Paper E1)
b. Ethical Standards Committee and Feedback To Parish and Town Councils
        And Isle of Wight Council Committees (Paper E2)
13. Clerks Report 
a. Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement up to the 17 February 2009
        and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 7 (Paper F)
ii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
        000038, IW Council, Clerk Salary
        000039, £35.48, Mrs B Herbert – Clerks Expenses
b. Administration
14. To receive progress reports from the following Working Parties and to
     consider any recommendations outlined (Paper G)
a. Allotments Working Party – Cllr Mazillius
b. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr Fuller
c. Housing Needs Working Party – Cllr Cramp
d. Village Design Statement Working Party – Cllr Brooker
e. Youth Forum Working Party – Cllr Fuller
f. Community Facilities Working Party – Cllr Palmerton

15. To receive the report of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for
     Northwood  (Paper H)
16. Correspondence.
      As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper I)
17. Councillors’ reports

18. Future agenda items:
      April Meeting
    Calor Village of the Year Competition
 May Meeting
 Annual Report
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.

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