Town Council meeting March 12 2014 – Agenda

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014 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

213. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

215. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 12 FEBRUARY
2014 – copy attached

216. MATTERS ARISING
(i) Review of Standing Orders/Financial Regulations
(ii) Meritorious Service Award
(iii) Community Payback Scheme

217. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 11 and 25 February
2014 – copies attached

(ii) Report on recent planning decisions
218. GRANT APPLICATIONS
(i) Youth Service Grant 2014-15 – See letter attached
219. PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

220. WISH LIST 2014-15 – To arrange an informal meeting to discuss
the above. Please bring diaries to the meeting.

221. MEMORIAL HALL CAR PARK RESURFACING – CONTRIBUTION –
Report attached

222. DRAFT REVISED NORTHUMBERLAND TOWN AND PARISH COUNCIL
CHARTER – Copy attached – comments required by 9.4.14

223. NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – DEPARTURE ROUTE
CONSULTATION – Report attached

224. REQUEST FOR USE OF THE PONTELAND PARK FOR A CIRCUS
EVENT – Report attached

225. FEES AND CHARGES 2014-15

226. ROTARY 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – Update report attached

227. HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 19
February – copy attached – There is a recommendation to be approved.

228. ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on
17 Febuary 2014 – Please note there are recommendations to be approved.
(i) Proposal for treatment of lower planters – Merton Way – report
attached

229. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT
(i) Consultation re post 16 transport – comments required by 19.5.14
230. MAYOR’S REPORT

231. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL
ORGANISATIONS
(i) Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
(ii) Newcastle International Airport Consultative Committee –
Report by Councillor Mrs J Butcher
(iii) Memorial Hall Committee – Report by Mrs J Butcher
232. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET UPDATE
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

233. AMENDMENTS TO STAFF CONTRACTS – Report attached

234. UPDATE REPORT RE COMMUNITY TRUST – Report attached
for information

235. PUBLIC TOILETS THORNHILL ROAD – SHORT TERM PROPOSAL –
Report attached