Town Council Meeting 11 February 2015 – Agenda

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

Tel: 01661 825092 Fax: 01661 820244
Email: enquiries@ponteland-tc.gov.uk
www.ponteland-tc.gov.uk
5 February 2015

To: ALL MEMBERS OF PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2015 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

185. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

187. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 14 JANUARY
2015 – copy attached

188. MATTERS ARISING
(i) Minute 171(i) – Letter of thanks from Darras Hall Estate
Committee
189. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 13 and 27 January
2015 – copies attached

(ii) Report on recent planning decisions

(iii) DCLG Consultation document – Building more homes on brownfield
sites – consultation document has been circulated by e mail. Comments required by 11 March 2015.
(iv) Possible changes to NCC Planning system – various e mails on this subject have been circulated.

190. PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

191. REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS/FINANCIAL REGULATIONS –
Report attached.

192. INTERIM INTERNAL AUDIT – Report attached

193. HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 16 January 2015 – copy attached

194. ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on
19 January 2015 – copy attached

195. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

196. MAYOR’S REPORT
(i) Mayor’s Diary – January 2015
(ii) Birney Hill Appeal
(iii) NALC Employment initiative
Report attached covering all three items.

197. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL
ORGANISATIONS
(i) Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Minutes
Dated 16 December 2014 – copy attached
(ii) Richard Coates Education Foundation – Councillor Mrs C Greenwell – report attached
(iii) Ponteland Memorial Hall – Councillor Mrs J Butcher

198. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET UPDATE – attached

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

199. MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD – Report attached

200. SKATE PARK – UPDATE – Report attached