Town Council meeting August 14th 2013 – Agenda

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2013 AT 7.00 P.M. AT THE  TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES AT UNIT 1 MEADOWFIELD COURT.  THE MEETING WILL BE PRECEDED BY PUBLIC QUESTION TIME WHICH WILL COMMENCE AT 6.45 P.M. PLEASE NOTE IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS THE COUNCIL MEETING WILL COMMENCE AT 6.45 P.M.

Yours sincerely

K MAVIN

Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

65.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

66.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Councillors are requested to                   declare any items of interest relating to the business to be                            conducted.

67.      MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 10 JULY 2013

68.      MATTERS ARISING

(i)        Minute 51 – Toilets Thornhill Road

(ii)       Minute 53 – Website

69.      PLANNING

(i)        Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 3, 17 and 30 July 2012 –

Attached

(ii)       Report on recent planning decisions

70.      PROJECTS REPORT

71.      BUDGET 2014/15 – WISH LIST – A reminder for items for inclusion

on the wish list.

72.      APPOINTMENT OF PAY AWARD PANEL – to appoint the Panel which

is set up on an annual basis to review staff salaries

73.      THE PROPOSED COMBINED AUTHORITY – See letter from

Morpeth Town Council and draft letter from PTC attached

74.      BRAINSTORMING SESSION HELD ON 24 JULY 2013 – Report attached

75.      NEWCASTLE AIRPORT – MASTERPLAN – See report attached.

76.      NEWCASTLE & GATESHEAD COUNCILS – CORE STRATEGY AND

URBAN CORE PLAN FOR GATESHEAD AND NEWCASTLE – See

information attached

77.      APPLICATION FOR DESIGNATION OF DINNINGTON PARISH

NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA – See letter from Newcastle City Council

attached.

78.      HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY

(i)        Minutes of meeting held on 17 July – attached

(ii)       Proposed ‘No Waiting’ Restrictions – Middle Drive, Broadway,

Darras Road – copy of proposals received from NCC  – attached

79.      ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 29

July  – attached

80.      CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Minutes of meeting held on 11 July attached

81.      NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

82.      MAYOR’S REPORT

(i)        Letter from Kensington Palace – copy attached

(ii)       Query from Councillor Mrs L Noble re “Clarification of

mandatory and voluntary attendance of PTC at the

Neighbourhood Plan Group”

(iii)     Request for a meeting with the Town Council – Mrs

C Pryer re funding for Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

83.      REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL

ORGANISATIONS

(i)        Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan group – report of meeting

held on 18 July  – attached.

(ii)       Ponteland Business Network – report to follow

84.      ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/

BUDGET UPDATE (Bank Reconciliation and Budget update to follow)

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

85.      PAY AWARD 2013-14 – report attached