Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Saturday, 22nd January 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.

PARISH COUNCIL ROUND-UP

At the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 4th January, three new councillors were co-opted.

These were: Cllr Roger Mazillius (I.W. ward councillor); Cllr Ray Mew; Cllr Chris Riddet.

Cllr Mew will also liaise with the Northwood Community Partnership, and represent the parish at the Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils.  Cllrs Mazillius and Riddet will join Cllr Fuller on the Traffic and Transport Issues working party.
It was resolved that the precept, as previously advertised, be approved.

Cllr Pullen reminded the council that no official opening had yet taken place for the Venner Avenue Play area, and the advantages of waiting until the spring, when it might be combined with the installation of a new park bench, were discussed. This will be debated at the February meeting. Anyone wishing to become involved with, or contribute to, a new bench can contact Cllr Pullen; or any other member of the parish council.

The comments made in the following reports depict the views of the individual contributors, rather than the views of Northwood Parish Council.

LOCAL CRIME – Cllr John Pullen

PC Mark Thomas, the Safer Neighbourhood Officer, has reported that it has been a quiet period, crime-wise, but did make particular mention of the two reports of theft from motor vehicles in the village. One was in Pallance Road, the other in Oxford Street. Both vehicles were unlocked at the time of the thefts. PC Thomas urged that vehicles should be kept locked and valuables out of sight at all times.

WIGHT BUS – Cllr John Pullen

With the impending withdrawal of the Wight Bus service in September, Northwood, Gurnard and Cowes Councils are looking into the feasibility of a Community Bus. We would welcome any comments from people on this subject, if they could please contact any member of the Parish Councils with their views.

NO COLD CALLING – Cllr John Pullen

There have been some incidents of cold calling by energy companies. This despite a commitment by the biggest companies not to approach a property displaying a No Cold Calling sticker. British Gas are the latest culprits.
I 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.

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

VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT / NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Cllr Pat Bentley

The current coalition government has recently introduced the Localism Bill, with the intention of passing power ‘down the chain’ and giving more powers to local communities. This means the Parish Council should have more control over how we manage our own environment, in particular with regard to planning and the provision of new development along with some existing services.

Village design statements help to explain and describe the unique nature of a community, where it sees itself in the larger picture, and how it wishes to move forward.

A key part in all of this is the involvement of local people in the writing of the statement, giving them ownership of the plan, and helping them direct the future of the community. There are many aspects to consider, including attracting new business, employment, the provision of affordable housing, the retention of key buildings and amenities, and the provision of local services. Many of these will come under the jurisdiction of the Parish council in the future, as spending cuts bite and the government pushes forward the Big Society agenda.

It is important, therefore, that individuals, as part of the community as a whole, make their voices heard, put forward their views and ideas, and  take an active part in the decision making process as it moves forward.

Over the next few months the parish council will be seeking your assistance in this important task, and will be asking your opinion on which direction we take. In the meantime, any ideas or comments can be directed to Cllr Patrick Bentley, who will be delighted to discuss it with you.

It’s your community – help us make it work for you.

SAVE MONEY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT!

Did you know:

• Uninsulated cavity walls lose 35% of your heat?
• Uninsulated lofts lose 25% of your heat?
• You could be entitled to free or discounted insulation?

If you are over 70 or a benefit recipient and own or privately rent your home, you could get free loft and cavity wall insulation (conditions may apply).

If not you could still get the insulation carried out at a 50% discount.
So why not look at getting your home insulated this winter?
Did you know if you install a renewable technology you can now get paid for the electricity you produce? If you are interested in renewables please call tEC’s qualified energy advisors for advice.

For FREE, impartial and independent advice on how to cut your fuel bills, renewable technologies, information on grants and discounts – contact the Environment Centre (tEC) on 0800 804 8601.

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