Town Council Meeting 13 January 2016 – Agenda

PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL
Unit 1 Meadowfield Court
Meadowfield Industrial Estate
Ponteland, NE20 9SD

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Email: enquiries@ponteland-tc.gov.uk
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7 January 2016

To: ALL MEMBERS OF PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 13 JANUARY 2016 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
A public question has been received from Mr R Bell regarding the reinstatement of the late night bus service to and from Ponteland to Newcastle. See attached letter and petition.

Presentation by Assistant Chief Fire Officer McCarty re Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service Consultation ‘Working towards 2020’ and in particular the implications for the service in Ponteland.

163. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

165. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 9 DECEMBER 2015 – Copy attached

166. MATTERS ARISING
(i) Letter of thanks from Dalton Village Hall

167. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 1 and 15 December 2015 – attached
(ii) Report on recent planning decisions

168. GRANTS
(i) Great North Air Ambulance – see attached

169. PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

170. PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL RESERVES – Report attached

171. BUDGET 2016-17 – Report attached – The Council is required
to agree the Budget and Precept for 2016-17 for submission
to NCC by 1 February 2016

172. SUBSIDEY FOR CONTINUANCE OF BUS SERVICE 74– Report from
Councillor Ramsay attached.

173. FLOOD RESILIENCE PLAN – Report by Councillor A Shanley attached

174. CONSULTATION RE DEVOLUTION AGREEMENT FOR THE NORTH
EAST – Suggested response attached – deadline is 15/1/16

175. NORTHUMBERLAND FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE CONSULTATION –
‘WORKING TOWARDS 2020’ – Response required by 15 February 2016.
176. 20MPH SPEED LIMITS – Councillor Mrs Thompson to report (Deferred from last meeting)

177. PONTELAND MERTON WAY LIBRARY – Report from Councillor Cowey
Attached

178. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

179. MAYOR’S REPORT
(i) Mayor’s diary – Dec 2015
(ii) Ponteland Town Council Christmas Event – 23.12.15
(iii) Wheelbarrow Race – 1.1.16

180. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL
ORGANISATIONS
(i) Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – any minutes that become available will be circulated.

181. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET REPORT – attached

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

182. TWIZELL PLAY AREA – LEASE – Report attached