Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Saturday, 20th February 2010, 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:

March 2nd Full Council (please note this is different from the date advertised in Northwood News.)

March 23rd Planning Committee

April 13th  Full Council (please note this is different from the date advertised in Northwood News.)

April 20th  Planning Committee

Please note the new meeting time and venue…….
Meetings are being held in Northwood Primary School hall and start at 6.30pm. 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 displayed on the Community Notice Board.

Summary of Recent Parish Council Meeting(s)

The Full Council meeting scheduled for January 5th was adjourned due to the adverse weather and the business re-scheduled for January 19th, combined with the Planning Committee business. Topics discussed included:

Topics discussed at the Full Council meeting of February 2nd included:

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL  –  BUDGET 2010/11   

CLERK'S SALARY                                £5381
PAYROLL COSTS                                £72
PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS               £1111
HOLIDAY / SICKNESS COVER            £200
CLERK'S CAR MILEAGE                      £15
USE OF CLERK'S HOME                     £300
STATIONERY                                       £120
PHOTOCOPYING & PRINTING           £120
POSTAGE                                             £30
TELEPHONE                                        £0
PUBLICITY (Northwood News)             £290
ADVERTISING (Official notices etc)      £100
INSURANCE                                         £300
SUBSCRIPTIONS & REG'N FEES
(IW Assoc of Local Councils etc)           £400
MEETINGS COSTS (Hall hire etc)        £300
OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE   £300
AUDIT FEE (external auditor)                £135
TRAINING                                              £200
ELECTION COSTS:
SPEND                                                  £1800
RESERVE FROM 2009/10                    £(1800)
TOTAL                                                   £0
INTEREST RECEIVED                          £(200)

TOTAL ADMIN COSTS                         £9174

GRANTS FOR GOOD CAUSES            £300
POPPY WREATH                                  £20
EMPTYING DOG BINS                          £720
COMMUNITY PROJECTS: 
VILLAGE PLANTING                              £500
ALLOTMENTS PROJECT                     £50
VILLAGE IMPROVEMENTS                   £300
VILLAGE TRAIL                                      £50
TOTAL PRECEPT                                 £11114

This is a reduction of 10.8% compared with the 2009/10 precept, achievable because in the 2009/10 precept, £1800 for possible bi-election costs was budgeted but not required; therefore this can be used for May 2010 election costs, saving £1800 in the 2010/11 precept.  

Annual Parish Meeting

Please note that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20th in Northwood Primary School at 6.30pm. Mr Jay Jayasundara, who is in charge of the Highways PFI bid, is to be the key note speaker.

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

Neighbourhood Watch Report (Cllr Pullen, 01983 281250)

It has been another quiet period for reported crime. Some wheel trims were taken from a vehicle in Nodes Road between 10th and 14th January. Anyone with any information should contact the Police.
The Cowes Safer Neighbourhoods Police Team is conducting a Street Mapping exercise in Northwood over the next few months. A questionnaire is delivered to each household on which villagers can list their concerns. The responses will enable the Police to identify the main areas of concern in the village and hopefully address them.
During the recent cold spell it was nice to see people helping each other with snow clearance and collecting of food and prescriptions. Maybe this is something that, in the event of bad weather, we could put on a more organised structure in the future. Any useful thoughts on this to myself or any Parish Councillor please.

No Cold Calling

The incidents of reported Cold Calling have declined considerably since the start of the scheme. A big ‘thank you’ to those villagers who have made callers aware of the scheme and have reported incidents to me or Trading Standards. 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.

Become a Composting Champion (Laura Kay, IWC)

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into valuable, nutrient rich food for your garden.  Composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO² your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in 3 months.  

The Composting Champion scheme has been launched to train enthusiastic composters to spread the word about home composting within their local communities. Volunteers are given training and a resource kit along with support from the council’s recycling team, and each other. The Composting Champions then use their knowledge and enthusiasm to answer queries, give advice, and encourage their local community in home composting, be it schools, church groups or their neighbours.  

If you are interested in composting, and would like to be part of a team helping others to compost at home, you could be a Composting Champion. You don’t need to have prior knowledge or even a compost bin, just enthusiasm and a little time. To become a Composting Champion, book your place on the free training day at Aldermoor Farm, Ryde on 6th March 2010.

For information about the scheme or to book your free place on the training, contact

Tel: 01983 823777

Email: recycle@iow.gov.uk

Website: www.iwight.com/waste

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