Town Council Meeting 9th March 2016 – 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
3 March 2016

To: ALL MEMBERS OF PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

I hereby give notice that a meeting of the Ponteland Town Council will be held on WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016 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

206. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

208. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 10 FEBRUARY
2016 – copy attached

209. MATTERS ARISING

210. PLANNING
(i) Planning Committee – Minutes of meetings held on 9 and 23 February
2016 – copies attached

(ii) Report on recent planning decisions

211. GRANT APPLICATIONS
(i) Friends of Ponteland Park – Annual grant – see attached

(ii) Darras Hall Estate Committee – Annual grant towards
upkeep of the bridle path – letter attached
(iii) Ponteland Youth Service – annual grant for 2016-17 – letter attached

212. PROJECTS REPORT – Report attached

213. FINANCIAL REGULATIONS – report attached

214. THE NORTH EAST COMBINED AUTHORITY (NECA) – Consultation
on a 20 year Transport Manifesto – comments required by 8.4.16

215. QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS – Update report attached

216. PONTELAND LIBRARY – Verbal update

217. HIGHWAYS WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on 12 February 2016 – copy attached

218. ENVIRONMENT WORKING PARTY – Minutes of meeting held on
15 February 2016 – copy attached

219. CEMETERY COMMITTEE – Minutes of meeting held on 25 February
2016 – copy attached together with a copy of suggested fees and charges for the Cemetery for 2016-17

220. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

221. MAYOR’S REPORT
(i) Mayor’s Diary – February and March 2016

222. REPORTS BY TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL
ORGANISATIONS
(i) Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Minutes
dated 28 January 2016 – copy attached
(ii) Newcastle International Airport Consultative Comittee –
1 March 2016 – Councillor Mrs J Butcher

223. ACCOUNTS/BANK RECONCILIATION/BUDGET UPDATE – attached

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

224. SALARY AND STAFFING REVIEW – Report attached