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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*See the article in this report regarding a trial period with ordinary meetings being held on alternate months, i.e. July, September and November.

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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 – MAY 2016

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Cllr Riddet was elected Chairman and Cllr Jaggar, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Planning Committee, for the coming year.
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POLICE MATTERS
The clerk reported on the reply she had received from the Hampshire Police with regard to discontinuation of the Crime reports web page.  A copy of the email had been circulated to all councillors and to PCSO Derek Howard. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner had been advised by the Partnership Board that the site did not represent value for money from the public purse and that the information on police.uk was adequate in its ability to deliver similar information for no cost.  Sgt Lyth had also advised that councillors should make use of this site.  However, it was noted that the information provided was at least two months out of date and therefore of little value.
In the absence of any representative from the Local Neighbourhood Police team, the clerk circulated the report she had received.  Particular mention was made of the following:
that five crimes had been committed during the month of April, which was the same as committed during the same period, the previous year;
three speedwatch activities had taken place in Pallance Road:
April 20th  – 301 vehicles had passed through and five recorded in breach of the limit
April 25th  – 201 vehicles had passed through with no recorded breaches
April 28th  – 165 vehicles had passed through and four recorded in breach of the limit
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FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS
In the absence of Cllr Pullen, the clerk read out the email she had received from him stating his preference for retaining the status quo on the frequency of meetings.
Some councillors expressed the view that they felt disconnected from parishioners, suggesting that their time would be better spent in having a dialogue directly with local residents, by taking an area in turn, so to seek any unmet needs and suggestions
It was agreed for a trial to be undertaken with ordinary meetings of the Parish Council taking place on the 1st Tuesday of alternative months, ie July, September and November, commencing at 6.30pm, in Northwood Primary school unless a matter of an urgent nature required a decision by councillors.
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PICNIC TABLE
Councillors were referred to the extract from the Minutes of the meeting held late last year..  This reminded that HMP Isle of Wight had been unable to produce a picnic table at that time due to the demand from the internal prison market.
The clerk also reminded that the IW Council had accepted the proposal, subject to the Parish Council meeting the costs of installation and all maintenance costs in perpetuity, for however long the bench lasted.
It was decided that a further order be submitted to HMP Isle of Wight for a large picnic table;
A total budget of £1,500 be agreed to cover all costs relating to the picnic table and required base.
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TRANSPORT and HIGHWAY MATTERS

Cllr J Nicholson referred to the damage being incurred to newly resurfaced roads by utility companies.  Particular mention was made of the recent works in Nodes Road, by Southern Electric. These had been postponed while the recent water pipe replacement works had taken place.  However, councillors complained of the lack of urgency and shambolic manner in which they had been completed.  The clerk was requested to submit a letter of criticism to Island Roads.

 

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