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DRAFT Kirknewton Parish Council
Minutes of a meeting held on Tuesday, 18th October 2016,
at the Village Hall at 2.00pm
Present: Cllrs. Edward Brown, Steve Marriott, Helen and Andy Blowers, Kay Aisthorpe,
John Lloyd, County Cllr. Anthony Murray, Clerk Angela Hallam-Baker.
In attendance: Patrick Edwards (Parishioner)
1. Apologies for absence were received from PC Mark Lynn (Northumbria Police)
2. Police Report:
PC Mark Lynn, who was unable to attend the meeting, had informed the clerk that there had been no reported crime in the area since the last meeting.
PC Lynn is due to retire from the Police Force in December, and it is not yet known who will replace him.
3. The minutes of the meeting held on 20th September 2016 were agreed and signed.
4. Matters arising from the minutes:
5. Financial Report:
No further transactions since the last meeting, and the credit balance remains at £1,587.71.
An application ref: 16/03119/FUL for demolition of existing garage and erection of double garage at Laburnum House, Kirknewton, had been made available for inspection in the Village Hall. The PC had received no objections to this from residents, and the Councillors had no objections.
7. Commonwealth War Graves notice:
Notices are being attached to the gates of churchyards and cemeteries which contain war graves. It was suggested that the Kirknewton notice should be displayed on the corner gate opposite the Village Hall where it would be more visible.
8. County Councillor’s Report:
Cllr. Murray reported that work on the house on The Peth in Wooler, damaged by a tree, was being undertaken and barriers had been removed.
Phase 1 of repairing the pavements in Wooler had been completed at a cost of £50,000, £10,000 of which was attributed to getting the equipment to the site. The second phase is due to be undertaken next year. Cllr. Murray commented that £10,000 would have been saved if the whole lot had been done at the same time.
Revised Arrangements for Local Services Liaison Meetings – due to financial cuts, the programme of regular meetings between NCC and Town and Parish Councils is to be re-scheduled based on the ability of the local councils to be involved in service delivery and hence linked to level of annual precept. KIrknewton falls into Level C, having a precept of below £100k, and Area 10, and the meetings will be scheduled annually.
10. Any other business:
a) Area meeting – as reported at the last meeting, the clerk had attended the Area meeting held on 12th September 2016 at Ford. She said she was disappointed that the NCC members and officers did not introduce themselves at the beginning of the meeting, and Cllr. Murray agreed to inform the Chairman of this.
The main comments/complaints concerned the lack of grass-cutting and the condition of the roads.
b) Track along Post Office Lane – Cllr. Lloyd reported that the new fencing is nearly completed, and gates were ready to be installed. It was hoped a digger would be brought in to clear the debris.
11. Date of next meeting: Tuesday, 15th November 2016, at 2.00pm in the Village Hall.