Town Council meeting December 11 2013 – Agenda

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2013 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

Mr Ashley Brown from the Youth Service will be in attendance to discuss the potential grant from the Town Council for 2014-15.

149.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

151.    MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 13 NOVEMBER 2013

152.    MATTERS ARISING

(i)        Minute 138 – Report re localisation of Council Tax Benefit –

Reply from Mr G Opperman MP (copy attached)

(ii)       Minute 139 – Core Strategy – Reminder that comments are required and meeting to formulate response to be arranged – see note on dates of meetings below.

153.    PLANNING

(i)        Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 5 and 19

November 2013

(ii)       Report on recent planning decisions

154.    GRANT APPLICATIONS

(i)        Dalton Village Hall

155.    PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

156.    BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN – Report by Cllr S Johnson to follow

157.    CIVIC SERVICE – Report attached

158.    VOLUNTEERING – Report by Deputy Mayor attached

159.    DATES OF MEETINGS – Note attached

160.    HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 20 November – copy attached – please note there are recommendations to be approved.

161.    ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 25 November – copy attached – please note there are recommendations to be approved.

162.    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

163.    MAYOR’S REPORT

(i)        Mayor’s Christmas event – 19 December 2013

164.    REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

(i)        Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Minutes of meetings held on 24 September and 8 and 22 October – copies attached

(ii)       Meeting re Community Trusts – Councillor Mrs L Noble to report on the meeting held on 18 November 2013

165.    ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET UPDATE

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

166.    PENSION PROVISION – Clerk to the Council – Report attached