Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Monday, 23rd November 2009, 00:00

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

Chairman: Cllr John Pullen
86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 281250
Email: pullenjd@hotmail.co.uk

Vice-Chairman: Cllr Paul Fuller JP CC
74 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 289595
Email: paulfuller@onwight.net

Chairman (Planning): Cllr Peter Brooker
28 Uplands Road, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 296958
Email: peter.brooker@waitrose.com

Cllr Colin Cramp
37 Greenways, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 289996
Email: colin.cramp@yahoo.co.uk

Cllr Marie Ely
14 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 299673
Email: the.elys@onwight.net

Cllr Roger Mazillius CC
21 Oxford Street, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 295556
Email: roger.mazillius@iow.gov.uk

Cllr Colin Palmerton
40 Greenways, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 282242
Email: overner@onwight.net

Cllr Eileen Turner-Palmerton
40 Greenways, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 282242
Email: whitecross@onwight.net

Parish Clerk & RFO: Barbara Herbert
11 Wyatts Lane, Northwood.
Tel: 01983 290086
Email: barbara.herbert@sky.com

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL REPORTS
(coordinated by Pete Brooker)

Future Meetings of Northwood Parish Council

The next meetings are currently scheduled for:

December 1st Full Council
December 15th Planning Committee
January 5th Full Council
January 19th Planning Committee

Meetings are held in the Northwood W.I. Hall and start at 7.45pm. Public attendance is welcomed and prior to each meeting there is an opportunity to ask questions of members of the Parish Council. Confirmation that any meeting is proceeding as scheduled may be obtained from the Clerk – contact details above. Minutes and agendas are always displayed on the Community Notice Board.

Summary of Recent Parish Council Meeting(s)

The Parish Council last met on October 20th (Planning Committee) and November 3rd (Full Council). Matters considered at these two meetings included:
• LBC applications for repairs and a new toilet at St John the Baptist Church  (no objections raised)
• One further application (to which no objections were raised)
• Decisions from the IWC on planning applications since the last PC meeting
• Reports from the Local Safer Neighbourhoods Officer (Police) and the  Environment and Neighbourhood Officer (IWC)
• Issues from and concerning Medham
• Village planters and the planting thereof
• The Clerk's report and the interim budget statement
• Working Parties' and IW Councillor's reports

The Council will be considering the planning application for the BAE Systems site on November 17th.

The following reports are those of the named contributors, and any views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Northwood Parish Council.

Northwood Parish Council – Draft Precept (Paul Fuller)

Owing to slipped timescales, this year it has not been possible to publish a draft precept yet in Northwood News. A Parish Council working party was set up in November to agree a draft precept to be taken to the December Parish Council meeting. With any amendments this will then be consulted upon during December and formally agreed in January, following feedback. Given the economic climate and number of projects identified, the working party was mindful of setting a very prudent budget for the next financial year.
If you are interested in the proposals for the precept for 2010/11 a copy can be viewed on the village notice board, on the Northwood village website or obtained via the Parish Council Chairman, John Pullen (01983 281250).

Bus Services (Paul Fuller)

I can now confirm that bus services will alter little following timetable changes on 20th December. The only change from the current service is that the 03:35 and 04:40 Newport – Cowes – Newport journeys during the early hours of Saturday and Sunday Mornings on Service 1 will be withdrawn.
As for the local Wightbus Cowes Town Service (Service 32), which serves Northwood, Cowes Medical Centre and Gurnard, I have been advised that over the Christmas period this service will operate a normal weekday schedule this year (Bank Holidays & Weekends excluded), rather than the reduced Saturday service which was in operation last year. The only change in Service 30 (to and from Newport) will be the 17:10 from Cowes not operating between Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st December 2009.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH REPORT (John Pullen)

There have been several incidents lately of glue put into locks on garage doors. This is not only annoying and inconvenient, but is costly to put right. The locks either have to be cleaned or replaced. The police have been informed and will monitor the garage areas in the village.
The Neighbourhood Watch AGM was held on 10th of November at the Riverside Centre and some 60 people attended. There was a presentation from Special Branch officers and an address from Chief Superintendent Dave Thomas.

Smart Water

We are offering you the Smart Water property coding. This is the unique DNA- style forensic coding fluid which is used to mark valuables. These codes are stored on a secure database together with the owner’s details, making them uniquely identifiable. Once the fluid has dried on your valuable item, Smart Water is virtually impossible to remove. Warning signage and labels are used to ‘advertise’ to criminals that the property is Smart Water protected,
Smart Water fluoresces yellow under UV light and property can then be sent to the forensic laboratory for free analysis which can prove conclusively the ownership of any object marked with Smart Water.
The normal cost is £40 per household, but if we can get enough people in the village interested, the cost will be £10 per dwelling.
Please contact me if you need further information or to express an interest.

No Cold Calling

I still have a small supply of No Cold Calling window stickers if anybody needs one. Please let me know of any incidents of people cold calling, or ring Trading Standards on 01983 823370.

Ring 01983 281250 if you are interested in the black and green recycling bins (see below also).

The numbers to ring for the Police are

0845 045 45 45 to speak to a police officer or staff member or report a crime
999 for emergencies
101 to report                                                  
• Vandalism and graffiti – noise nuisance
• Threatening and abusive behaviour.
• Abandoned vehicles
• Dumping and fly Tipping
• Drunk and rowdy Groups
• Broken street lighting
• Drug related anti-Social behaviour.

Do not forget Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not need to identify yourselves and the calls are not recorded.

WASTE RECYCLING (Laura Kay, Waste Minimisation & Recycling Officer, IWC)

“Did you know that recycling two glass bottles saves enough energy to make five cups of tea? As Recycling Officer for the Island I’m always talking rubbish, but that’s really true! All your rubbish is mechanically sorted, metals are extracted for recycling, and plastics and card are turned into fuel to generate energy, but we can’t mechanically sort glass – so glass in your black sack definitely ends in a trip to the landfill. You can recycle glass bottles and jars, newspapers and stapled magazines in your black box which you can order online www.iwight.com/waste or by calling us on 01983 823777. If you have difficulty lifting and moving your black box because you are elderly or disabled please contact us – we can help. For queries or more information about waste and recycling visit our website or get in touch.

LINks  – YOUR VOICE ON LOCAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Do you want to make a change to the Health and Social services that you use? The LINk is here to help.
A LINk is a network of local people and groups that listens to what you have to say about health and social services on the Island and tells the Council and NHS what it has discovered. The Council and NHS are legally obliged to give the LINk information it asks for and to respond to any recommendations the LINk makes. So you really will be listened to.
For example, following issues raised by our members, the Isle of Wight LINk is currently working with the Local Authority to redress possible inequities with the fee structure associated with application for disabled parking bays on the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight LINk needs local people of any age to become LINks members so that we can form a stronger, unified voice. Registration is entirely free and enables you to be involved in many ways and gives you influence over how your local LINk is run.
For more information or to register: Phone us on 0300 111 0102 
Register your interest at:
www.makesachange.org.uk
Email us at: contact@makesachange.org.uk

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