Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Friday, 20th May 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 – PATRICK BENTLEY
95 Noke Common, Newport PO30 5TY
Email:
pat.bentleyready@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 248287

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

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

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 held on Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 the following matters were covered:
 Cllr John Pullen was re-elected chairman for another year.
 Cllr Pat Bentley replaced Cllr Paul Fuller as Vice Chairman for the coming year.

The following Councillors were appointed to represent the Parish Council on outside bodies: 
 Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils – Cllr John Pullen, with Cllr Ray  Mew as his deputy.
 Management Committee of Cowes Youth Club – Cllr Chris Riddet.
 Northwood Community Partnership – Cllr Paul Fuller and Cllr Ray Mew.
 Councillor to the IW Council’s Steering Committee for Northwood in Bloom –  Cllr John Pullen.
  Cllr Chris Riddet was appointed as the Communications Councillor.

In the matter of Planning Application P/00999/10, Northwood Honda, the council had no objections to the majority of the signs requested, but objected to the Illuminated Totem sign, on the grounds that “due to its very close proximity to the highway, this sign could prove to be a distraction to passing motorists, would be visually intrusive and cause unnecessary light pollution”.

WARD’S COPSE
Cllr P. Fuller provided an oral report. The ancient woodland known as Ward’s Copse was owned by Northwood Church. It appeared, unfortunately, that they did not have the capacity to manage the land properly. The Church had made an approach to Northwood Primary School offering use of the woodland to enable them to undertake any environmental projects. However, the school, while welcoming the offer, were unable to progress matters without experienced assistance. The Parish Council had been contacted with a request for support. Cllr P. Fuller provided some background details. He suggested that if the Parish Council were to consider becoming involved then a Woodland Management scheme could be a necessary requirement. The Footprint Trust had expressed a tentative interest in assisting and other organisations, which could be contacted for their advice, were mentioned. It was a concern that the woodland should not be left to become overgrown.
It was agreed that a working party should be formed, consisting of Cllrs Paul Fuller and Pat Bentley, “to consider the future potential management of Ward’s Copse” and to report back to the council with suggested options.

IW COUNCIL’S CORE STRATEGY – LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
Reference was made to the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), which identified several sites in Northwood as being suitable for development between now and 2027. It was highlighted that the list of sites, although not definitive, formed a rolling programme and had not actually been allocated for development. Any development would be subject to the normal planning procedure. Cllr Cramp offered to prepare a draft response which would be considered at the next meeting of the planning committee. This would be held immediately after the Annual Meeting of the Parish on Tuesday 17th May.

NORTHWOOD IN BLOOM WORKING PARTY
Cllr Pullen advised that the summer plants had been ordered, and were due to be delivered on 26th May. The working party, and any willing volunteers, had the task of initially clearing away the winter planting before they could commence re-stocking the planters and tubs.

SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD REPORT FOR NORTHWOOD
I am pleased to report a quiet month, crime-wise, although we are now seeing the effect of the reduction in the Police Constable rank at Cowes.
Although only one officer has been forcibly retired, in a small compliment such as the Cowes Safer Neighbourhood team, this has a big impact on frontline policing. Four Coordinator meetings have been cancelled due to staff availability, and the closure to the public of Cowes police station has meant I can no longer call in to see what is happening.
The Parish Council is very concerned about the amount of Cold Calling in the village and we need people to report any incidents, past or present, so that we can seek to stop this annoying problem. Please contact me with any information you may have. This matter has been raised with Andrew Turner MP, and we are also in contact with other local Councils who have had the same problems.
I have a supply of No Cold Calling window stickers, paid for by the Parish Council, if anybody needs one.
Ring  281250 if you need a sticker or 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.
John Pullen

SAVE MONEY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT!
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 Uninsulated lofts lose 25% of your heat
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If not you could still get the insulation carried out at a 50% discount.
So why not look at getting your home insulated now in time for winter?
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For FREE, impartial and independent advice on:
how to cut your fuel bills ~ renewable technologies ~ info. on grants & discounts
– contact the Environment Centre (tEC) on: 0800 804 8601

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