Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Thursday, 25th June 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 Paul Fuller)

Future Meetings of Northwood Parish Council:

All meetings are held in Northwood W.l. Hall, where the public and press are welcome to attend. Prior to each meeting there is an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Northwood Parish Council, 7.45pm, Tuesday 7th July 2009

(The following meetings are tentative. Please contact Barbara Herbert on 01983 290086 for confirmation)

Northwood Parish Council, Planning Committee, 7.45pm, Tuesday 21st July 2009

Northwood Parish Council, 7.45pm, Tuesday 4th August 2009

Northwood Parish Council, Planning Committee, 7.45pm, Tuesday 18th August 2009

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

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Many thanks to residents who cast their vote during the Isle of Wight Council Elections for the new enlarged ward of Cowes South and Northwood. Parish Council elections for Northwood are due to be held in May 2010.

The results were:

Roger Mazillius (Conservative) 987 (Elected)

Charlotte Witheridge (Liberal Democrat) 230

Nicholas Wray (Labour) 85

Congratulations to Roger, who I know will continue to admirably represent our views in County Hall.

Residents from Parkhurst will note that Councillor Richard Hollis has replaced Garry Price as ward Councillor.

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN A NUTSHELL

The Isle of Wight Council’s Rights of Way officer has confirmed that signage will be erected in Medham Farm Lane advising that Horse Riding is not permitted on the Medham cycle path.

The next Northwood Big Tidy-Up takes place from 10am, Saturday 4th July at Venner Avenue Park. Northwood Parish Council has purchased litter-pickers and refuse sacks. If you want to join in, we will be pleased to see you!

The Parish Council has been asked for its views on the recent pre-application for development at BAE Systems. BAE Systems are proposing to use the field nearest to the Somerton Roundabout to accommodate a new small supermarket (ALDI) and Industrial Units with associated parking. The Parish Council had no objections in principle to the pre-application; however it had reservations in respect to highway and traffic issues, which specifically could affect pedestrians and cyclists (namely access to public transport and concerns regarding traffic speeds).

Gurnard Parish Council was investigating the viability of working with Northwood Parish Council on using land at Four Cross for a small joint Affordable Housing project. Given the unsuitability of the land at the top of Cockleton Lane, Northwood Parish Council chose not to support this project. In light of the views expressed by Northwood Parish Council and given the costs, Gurnard Parish Council are seeking alternative locations.

CHILDREN BORED? – SUMMER HOLIDAY IDEAS!

At a loose end this summer? In a survey children and adults got together to compile this list of cheap activities for children during holiday time. Hope you find this useful:

Roll down a grassy bank ~ Make a mud pie ~ Prepare a modelling dough mixture ~ Collect bugs ~ Bake some bread ~ Make perfume with flower petals ~ Grow cress on a windowsill ~ Make a papier-mâché mask ~ Build a sand castle ~ Climb a tree ~ Make a den in the garden ~ Paint using hands and feet ~ Organise a Teddy Bears’ Picnic ~ Have a face-painting session ~ Bury a friend in the sand (but not completely) ~ Beach-comb at Gurnard ~ Create a clay sculpture ~ Take part in a scavenger hunt ~ Camp out in the garden ~ Bake a cake ~ Grow vegetables ~ Feed a farm animal ~ Pick some strawberries ~ Play Pooh Sticks ~ Recognise 5 bird species ~ Plant a tree ~ Cycle through a muddy puddle ~ Build a nest from grass and twigs ~ Feed the ducks at Sainsbury’s ~   Find 10 different leaves in the park ~ Picnic in Parkhurst Forest ~ Create a mini-assault course in the garden ~ Make and fly a kite ~ Walk Northwood’s footpaths ~ Enter Village Produce Annual Show ~ Make breakfast in bed for Mum & Dad.

FINANCIAL TIP OF THE MONTH – CHECK YOUR TAX CODE (Colin Cramp)

Some people have been given the wrong Tax Code for this year 2009/10. This is due to HM Revenue & Customs in some cases making an error basing the Tax Code on the Personal Allowances for last year instead of the increased Allowances for this year, despite this year’s Personal Allowances being announced by the Government well before Christmas! This means some people are paying too much Income Tax. So check your PAYE Coding Notice. These are the main Personal Allowances for 2009/10:

Basic £6475 / Over 65 by 5 April 2010 £9490 / Over 75 by 5 April 2010 £9640.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH REPORT (John Pullen and Colin Palmerton)

Summer Break-ins.

Each summer at least one home in Northwood is entered by opportunistic burglars – please ensure it isn’t yours!!

Whilst the weather is hot (!!), walk-in burglars look for the open windows, unlocked doors, unsecured garden sheds etc. They can be in, steal items, and be out often without the householder knowing until later. Please ensure your doors, especially the modern double-glazed doors, are locked when not in use. Each year burglaries arise where items have been stolen from unlocked cars –  sometimes on driveways! Many of these burglaries again occur whilst the occupants have been close by!

The police offer the following advice to residents:

• Keep valuable items out of view. If you have electrical equipment worth hundreds of pounds, do not keep it by the window where it can be seen.

• Never leave a key under a doormat or on a string through the letterbox – it is the first place any burglar will look.

• Make sure tools and ladders are kept in a secure place. Burglars will happily use your own garden equipment to break into your home.

• Hide financial documents and keys. If someone does break in you do not want them to also steal from your bank account or take your car.

• Make sure you secure all your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even if you are just popping out.

• If you are in the garden or upstairs, make sure your downstairs doors are locked.

• In the summer, burglars can often just open the front door and help themselves.

Recycling bins and electric timers

In addition to the black paper/glass recycling bins, I have some green organics bins and electric timers – contact John Pullen on 01983 281250 if you’d like one!

Local Incidents

The Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Neighbourhood Watch reports show a continuing low level of crime in the village. However, there had been reported instances of young adults throwing missiles at houses and vehicles along Place Road. Cars were also noted ‘racing’ late at night along Wyatts Lane.

If you have any information on either of these incidents, or any other crime-related matter, do not hesitate to contact the police on the numbers advised below.

Police Contact Numbers

08450454545: to speak to a police officer or staff member or report a crime

101: vandalism & graffiti, noise nuisance, threatening & abusive behaviour, abandoned vehicles, dumping & fly-tipping, drunk & rowdy groups, broken street lighting, drugs-related anti-social behaviour.

999: Emergencies only (i.e. when crimes are being committed).

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on : 0800 555 111.

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