Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Saturday, 19th March 2011, 00:00

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

MEMBERS:

CHAIRMAN – JOHN PULLEN
86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8PY
Email:
pullenjd@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 281250

VICE CHAIRMAN – PAUL FULLER
74 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QA
Email:
paulfuller@onwight.net
Tel: 01983 289595

CHAIRMAN OF PLANNING COMMITTEE – COLIN CRAMP
37 Greenways, Northwood PO31 8AN
Email:
colin.cramp@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01983 289996

PATRICK BENTLEY
95 Noke Common, Newport PO30 5TY
Email:
pat.bentleyready@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 248287

JOHN FULLER
380 Newport Road, Northwood PO31 8PP
Email:
jlfnorthwood@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 246597

ROGER MAZILLIUS
21 Oxford Street, Northwood PO31 8PT
Email:
roger.mazillius@iow.gov.uk
Tel: 01983 295556

RAY MEW
63 Horsebridge Hill, Newport PO30 5TJ
Email:
ray.mewvl@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 245234

CHRIS RIDDET
'Vert Bois' 46 Cockleton Lane, Gurnard PO31 8JD
Email:
ringwood49er@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 245033

CLERK & RFO TO NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL – BARBARA HERBERT
11 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QB
Email:
barbara.herbert@sky.com
Tel: 01983 290086

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.

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

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

The comments made in the following articles represent the views of the individual contributors, rather than Northwood parish council.

PARISH COUNCIL ROUND-UP

At the meeting of the Parish Council on 1st March 2011 the following matters were covered:

Planning Application TCP/30062A Northwood County Primary School.

Mr D Miller, a local resident and parent of a child attending the school,  addressed the Parish Council referring to his email setting out a number of  concerns and suggested planning conditions to mitigate the effects of the  additional traffic that the application would generate and the resultant safety  risks. Mr T Cawley, a parent of two children attending the pre-school and a  member of their committee also addressed the Parish Council, circulating  outlines indicating the detrimental effect that the proposed siting of the mobile classroom would have, specifically on the grassed area currently enjoyed by  the pre-school. Mr Cawley also highlighted that no consultation had been  undertaken with the pre-school, which neighboured the school and was a  tenant on the school ground.

RESOLVED:
That this Parish Council raises no material planning objections to the  application TCP/30062A Northwood County Primary School but request that  the following suggestions be taken into consideration prior to any approval of  the application:

i. THAT due to the implications of this application it should be decided by the Planning Committee rather than by officer delegation;

ii. THAT full community consultation be undertaken, most importantly with all users that share the school site and nearby and neighbouring residents;

iii. THAT a full assessment be undertaken of the effect of losing such a large part of grass area, which would cause such a huge loss of an important amenity value to the pre-school and consideration be given to other options for positioning the mobile classroom that would be perfectly adequate and more preferable;

iv. THAT conditions be applied to enhance and provide traffic related improvements to minimise congestion at the beginning and end of the  school day, arising from the extra traffic anticipated and increase in staffing, i.e.
    a. Establishment of a drop-off zone (no parking, no waiting) to allow parents to drop-off children on the pavement next to the school field, without needing to park;
    b. Marking access protection bars (delimited white line) adjacent to those residents’ driveways close to the school;
    c.  Provision of additional staff parking spaces on the school site (Potential to utilise the triangle of land between existing car park and footpath ramp)

COWES, NORTHWOOD, GURNARD COMMUNITY TRANSPORT FORUM

It was noted that there had been a positive response for volunteer drivers, with 20 drivers volunteering their services so far.

In discussion, councillors raised a number of questions:
 i.  Why the 9.00am Wight Bus was due to be cut, with effect from 1st April – Cllr P. Fuller agreed to try and ascertain the reason;
 ii. The branding of the buses – It had been indicated that one bus would be branded and used only for school runs;
 iii. The appropriateness of using volunteers – Southern Vectis were in the process of recruiting permanent staff;
 iv. Personal Liability insurance – This was covered under the policy held by Southern Vectis

FURTHER BIG TIDY UP EVENT

THAT arrangements be made for a further Big Tidy Up to take place on Saturday, 9th April commencing at 10.00am on the Venner Avenue Play Park.  This is a great opportunity to make a simple but worthwhile contribution, so please try to make the effort.

LOCAL CRIME Cllr John Pullen

Although last month had again been a very quiet month with no criminal damage or anti-social behaviour reported, particular mention was made of the following:

An opportunist burglary by way of entry to a dwelling in Wyatts Lane through an unlocked rear door. A burgundy handbag had been stolen holding a pink purse containing a small amount of money and credit cards. The homeowner had been in when the burglary had occurred.

A non-dwelling burglary had been attempted from 3 metal storage containers and two vans on the industrial estate. The only item stolen had been a metal pole.

An attempted theft had taken place at Northwood Garage. CCTV had showed the attempt to remove tyres from a Subaru car, when it appeared the thieves had been spooked by passing traffic.

We are receiving reports of Cold Calling from energy supply companies. Some of these agents can be rather aggressive and persistent. We have reported this to Trading Standards. Please report any incidents of persistent sales techniques to Trading Standards on 01983 823370 or let me know and I will deal with it. If you do get someone at your door that you are concerned about, ring the police on 101.

A company has been cold calling around the village offering to clean gutters. This may be a genuine company, although there have been reports of excessive charges. If you get this or any other company offering services, ask them if they belong to the Buy with Confidence scheme operated by Trading Standards.

Just a reminder, please remember to lock your vehicles, even on your drive.

There have been thefts from unlocked cars in Gurnard, Northwood and Cowes.

I have a small supply of No Cold Calling window stickers if anybody needs one.

Ring  01983 281250 if you are interested in the Black and Green recycling bins.

Do not forget Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You do not need to identify yourselves and the calls are not recorded.

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