Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 30 January 2010, 12:00 am


Chairman: Cllr John Pullen
86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 281250

Vice-Chairman: Cllr Paul Fuller JP CC
74 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 289595

Chairman (Planning): Cllr Peter Brooker
28 Uplands Road, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 296958

Cllr Colin Cramp
37 Greenways, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 289996

Cllr Marie Ely
14 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 299673

Cllr Roger Mazillius CC
21 Oxford Street, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 295556

Cllr Colin Palmerton
40 Greenways, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 282242

Cllr Eileen Turner-Palmerton
40 Greenways, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 282242

Parish Clerk & RFO: Barbara Herbert
11 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 290086

(coordinated by Pete Brooker)

Future Meetings of Northwood Parish Council

The next meetings are currently scheduled for:

February 2nd  Full Council
February 16th  Planning Committee
March 9th   Full Council
March 23rd  Planning Committee

Please note the change in meeting time and venue …

Meetings are now being held again in Northwood Primary School hall and start at the earlier time of 6.30pm. Public attendance is welcomed and prior to each meeting there is an opportunity to ask questions of members of the Parish Council. Confirmation that any meeting is proceeding as scheduled may be obtained from the Clerk – contact details above. Minutes and agendas are always displayed on the Community Notice Board.

The Full Council meeting scheduled for January 5th was cancelled due to the adverse weather and the business re-scheduled for January 19th.

Summary of Recent Parish Council Meeting(s)

The Parish Council last met on December 1st (Full Council). The Planning Committee meeting scheduled for December 15th was cancelled, there being no business. Matters considered at the December 1st meeting included:

• Reports from the Local Safer Neighbourhood Officer (PC Thomas) and the  Environment and Neighbourhood Officer (Jacqui Darby). November had again been a very quiet month in Northwood, with virtually no crime of any note. PC Thomas commented on the 'street mapping' survey being undertaken in Northwood in the New Year, taking some 4 to 6 months to complete, and the latest scheme in  conjunction with local shopkeepers to refuse alcohol sales to under-21s post-6pm  on Friday and Saturday nights
• One planning application
• The 'Forum' section of the Northwood Village website and the nature of some  recent 'postings' thereon
• Suggested proposals for inclusion in a Northwood Traffic Order
• Communications from and to the Northwood Community Partnership
• Consultation on the Dog Exclusion (IOW) Order 2010
• The Clerk's report
• Working Party reports
• IWC Ward Councillor's report
• Correspondence and Councillors' reports

The following reports are those of the named contributors, and any views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Northwood Parish Council.

FINANCIAL TIP OF THE MONTH (Colin Cramp Tel: 01983 289996)

Cold Weather Payments

If you are in receipt of a means-tested benefit (e.g. Pension Credit, Income Support), you are entitled to Cold Weather Payments.  You will get £25 when the average temperature where you live is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below over seven consecutive days.  In Northwood, at the time of writing (January 14), this has triggered one payment of £25.  You do not have to apply, the payment is made automatically.  If you think you should have received a Cold Weather Payment but you have not received one by the time you read this, tell your pension centre (telephone 0800 991234) or JobCentre Plus (Broadlands House, Newport, telephone 273000).

(Laura Kay, Waste Minimisation and Recycling Officer, Isle of Wight Council)

Since the closure of the in-vessel composter at Lynnbottom in September 2009,  there has been some confusion over what happens to food waste collected in the green bucket.
Previously, green buckets were collected separately into the green pod on the side of the refuse vehicles and composted at high temperature in the in-vessel composter. A change in legislation led to the composter being closed back in September but residents are still being asked to separate their food waste into the green bucket. 

Green bucket waste is still collected separately in the green pod on the side of the refuse vehicles, and is currently mixed with floc fuel (made of the combustible fraction of your ordinary rubbish) and used in the gasification plant to generate energy on the Island.

Although some organic waste is extracted through the mechanical process that sorts your ordinary rubbish, it is more efficient if food waste is kept separate via the green bucket – this efficiency means less food waste ending up in landfill.

We by no means have full participation in the green bucket scheme so if you don’t have a (free) green bucket to separate your food waste, call 01983 823777 or go online to order! (John Pullen, Chair of the Parish Council, can also supply them locally)

But I don’t have that much food waste…

A study last year showed us that up to 35% of the Island’s rubbish bags is food waste which could have been separated for recycling. Take note as you scrape your plate and discard that last black banana. It’s not just feeding your bin bag, it could be costing you up to £680 a year! The message is, reduce food waste as much as you can and recycle those unappetising fish bones and egg shells in your green bucket. is a great website with ideas and recipes for reducing food waste.

But I compost my food waste at home…

I’m a great advocate of home composting – you can find loads of hints and tips on our website but things that you’d keep out of the home compost, like meat and dairy products, can still go in your green bucket.

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