Town Council meeting October 10th 2013 – Agenda

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 2013 AT 7.00 P.M. AT THE  TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES AT UNIT 1 MEADOWFIELD COURT.  PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DATE.  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

106. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

108 MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 11SEPTEMBER 2013

109. MATTERS ARISING
(i) Minute 91(i) Letter of thanks & response from West
Northumberland CAB – copy attached
(ii) Minute 98 – Letter of thanks from the Diamond Inn
110. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 10 and 24 September 2013 – Attached
(ii) Report on recent planning decisions

111. GRANT APPLICATION
(i) Ponteland Community Middle School – Request for grant
towards cost of Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

112. PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

113. WEBSITE – Consideration of this report was deferred from the
last meeting – Can Members please bring their copy to the meeting.

114. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN GROUP
(i) Revised Terms of Reference and approval of Steering
Group Members – see attached.
(ii) Release of funds set aside for Character Appraisal to
the Neighbourhood Plan Group – Councillor Ramsay to report

115. WISH LIST 2014-15 – Members are asked to submit any items to the
Clerk by the end of October.

116. ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 16
September attached

117. HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 18
September attached

118. AIRPORT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 18
September attached

119. CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Minutes of a meeting held on 23
September attached

120. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT
(i) Joint Area Committee and Parish/Town Councils – West
Area – 15.10.13 at Hexham Auction Mart 6.00 p.m.
121. MAYOR’S REPORT
(i) Ponteland Parish Flower Show – 14 September 2013
(ii) CAN AGM – 5 November 2013
122. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL
ORGANISATIONS
(i) Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan group – Minutes of meetings
held on 27 August and 12 September attached

123. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/
BUDGET UPDATE

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

124. OFFICE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS – Consideration of this
matter was deferred from the last meeting – Can Members please
bring their copy of the report to the meeting.  An addendum to
the report is attached.

125. SALARY REVIEW – A report from the Group set up to examine
this issue on an annual basis is attached.