Town Council Meeting 8 October 2014 – Agenda

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

Tel: 01661 825092 Fax: 01661 820244
Email: enquiries@pontelandtc-gov.uk
www.pontelandtc.gov.uk
2 October 2014

To: ALL MEMBERS OF PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

I hereby give notice that a Meeting of Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 8 October 2014 AT Unit 1 Meadowfield Court, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Ponteland. 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
98. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

99. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2014

100. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

101. MATTERS ARISING
(i) Minute 84 – Northumberland Strategic Housing and Land
Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

102. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of a meeting held on
23 September 2014
(ii) Report on recent planning decisions

103. MEMBERSHIP OF PLANNING COMMITTEE – Report attached

104. PROJECTS REPORT – copy attached

105. WISH LIST 2015-16 – reminder re request for ideas –
Please note items must be received by end of October.
106. ANNUAL AUDIT RETURN 2013-14 – See report and copy of the Annual Return attached

107. VEXATIOUS POLICY – This matter was deferred from the last
Meeting. – A further copy of the report is attached.

108. REVIEW OF QUALITY COUNCIL SCHEME – Report attached

109. MEETING WITH HEAD OF PLANNING – NCC – 24.9.14 – Report
Attached

110. MEETING WITH PTC INTERNAL AUDITOR – 24.9.14 – Report
Attached

111. REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS/FINANCIAL REGULATIONS –
To set up a Working Party to review the above.

112. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN GROUP – APPROVAL OF VARIED TERMS
OF REFERENCE FOR STEERING GROUP & MEMORANDUM OF
AGREEMENT WITH THE PCP ALSO RATIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP
OF THE STEERING GROUP – Report attached

113. LETTER FROM ROTARY CLUB – Re Yew tree and time capsule – report
Attached.

114. WAR REMEMBRANCE WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting
held on 8 September (attached) and 3 October (to follow).

115. ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of
meeting held on 15 September – attached.

116. HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 12
September 2014- attached
(i) Report re Cyclists Dismount signs – attached
117. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

118. MAYOR’S REPORT
(i) Mayor’s Diary – attendance at events – July-September 2014
(ii) Attendance at NALC meeting – 6 September 2014
(iii) Attendance at Parish and Town Council Conference at
County Hall – 25.9.14

119. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
(i) Neighbourhood Plan Group Minutes – 29 July 2014 – copy
attached
(ii) Ponteland Community Trust – 8.9.14 – copy attached
120. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET REPORT – attached
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
121. PROJECTS REPORT – Path from Waitrose to Park – report attached