Town Council Meeting 14 January 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
8 January 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 14 JANUARY 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
Presentation by Ashley Brown, Youth Services Manager
It is hoped that Ashley Brown will be in attendance to discuss the potential grant from the Town Council for 2015-16

166. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

168. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 10 DECEMBER 2014 – Copy attached

169. MATTERS ARISING
(i) 149(ii) – Grant to Legacare – letter of thanks – copy attached.

170. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 2 and 16
December 2014

(ii) Report on recent planning decisions

171. GRANTS
(i) Darras Hall Estate Committee – annual grant towards maintenance of the bridle path

172. REQUEST TO CONTINUE SUPPORT TO PONTELAND HOPPER BUS – Report attached and e mail from County Councillor Mrs V Jones

173. PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

174. BUDGET 2015-16 – Report attached – The Council is required
to agree the Budget and Precept for 2015-16 for submission
to NCC by 2 February 2015

175 CORE STRATEGY – Discussion re formulation of PTC response to Core Strategy by due date of 11.2.15

176. PUBLIC TOILETS, THORNHILL ROAD
(i) Report re quotes received for refurbishment works – Report by Councillor R Ramsay – Report attached
(ii) Transfer of toilets to PTC – report attached

177. HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 13 December – copy attached

178. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

179. MAYOR’S REPORT

(i) Ponteland Town Council Christmas Event – 12.12.14
(ii) Mayor’s diary – Dec 2014
(ii) Wheelbarrow Race – 1.1.15

180. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL
ORGANISATIONS
(i) Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Minutes
of a meeting held on 18 November and 4 December – copy attached
(ii) Leisure Centre Users Group held on 16 December – Report by Councillors Mrs Johnson and Mrs Thompson – report to follow.
(iii) Airport Consultative Committee – 16 December 2014 –
Report attached – Mrs J Butcher

181. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET UPDATE – attached