Northwood Parish Council

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Northwood Parish Council Members

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MEETINGS

Meetings of the Parish Council are held on the first Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm.
The meeting of the Planning Committee, if required, is held on the third Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm.

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N.B. Copies of the associated meeting papers are available upon prior request to the clerk or can be obtained after each meeting.

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ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT
NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, WYATTS LANE, NORTHWOOD

unless otherwise stated.

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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The comments made in the following articles represent the views of the individual contributorsA, rather than Northwood Parish Council

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NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL REPORT – FEBRUARY 2016

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POLICE REPORT

Particular mention was made of the following: Seven crimes had been committed during the month of January, compared to eight crimes committed for the same period in 2015;
At the recent PACT meeting three new community priorities had been agreed and these would remain unchanged until mid-April.
The priorities being:
To prevent and detect non-dwelling burglaries in the Cowes, Northwood and Gurnard area;
Reduce the number of reportable incidents at Cowes Enterprise College;
To prevent speeding along Mill Hill Road, close to the zebra crossing with Love Lane;
A recent Speed Watch activity had taken place on Place Road. A total of 141 vehicles had passed through the checkpoint, with 6 cars recorded as having breached the 30mph limit, at 35 mph or above.
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MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
As previously advised two copies of the revised MOU, together with a list of the Community Partnership’s known assets, had been sent to the Secretary of the Community Partnership, in December. Unfortunately, the clerk still awaited a response. Following inquiries, it was now known that the Partnership’s January meeting had been cancelled due to several of their members being unwell. The next meeting was scheduled for  March 15th. As Cllr Pullen would be unavailable, it was suggested that Cllr Smith be approached to see if he would be free to attend.
Details of the Central Government grant for 2016-17 had recently been received. The amount to be passed over to the Parish Council was £645, which when compared to the current financial year when the sum of £911 was received, showed a decrease of £266.
To note the one-off payment of £5k to be used for the benefit of the residents in Northwood and to consider any appropriate projects.
The clerk advised that she received two copies of the Deed of Offer and the Bribery Act 2001 compliance form, which had all been duly signed by the Chairman. The one-off payment should be received within two months of the date of the Deed being signed by all parties. The Offer had to be used for the benefit of the community. In discussion it was agreed that this could provide a one-off opportunity to raise a substantial amount of money if matched grant funding could be obtained. Councillors suggested that initial inquiries be undertaken into the feasibility of providing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) on the Venner Avenue playpark.
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POST OFFICE
The clerk circulated a letter, dated February 1st , from Mr Adrian Skinner, Network Transformation Area Manager of the Post Office Ltd, which Miss Calver had passed to her earlier in the day. This letter set out an alternative approach proposed by Post Office Ltd and appeared to be far more positive in ensuring a long term sustainable Post Office service in Northwood, covering a period of at least 12 months. The situation would then be reviewed as the circumstances of both parties could very easily have changed within that timescale.
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ISLAND ROADS
Councillors considered the request from Island Roads, as set out in the January/February edition of their Councillor Update, for details of any roads that could be considered as a priority for inclusion within their carriageway resurfacing programme for 2016/17.
It was agreed that the resurfacing of Oxford Street should be suggested as a priority for inclusion within Island Roads future carriageway resurfacing programme planning.
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NEW WATER MAIN
Cllr J Nicholson referred to the problems caused by the road closure along part of Newport Road, while the installation of a new 450mm size water main took place. He had been part of the discussions held between Southern Water, Island Roads and IW Council officers. The disruption, due to the necessary major civil engineering works, could not be speeded up, as access to premises had to be maintained along that stretch of the roadway. He agreed to keep a watchful eye on the situation and provide a further update at the next meeting.

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