Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Saturday, 21st April 2012, 17:33

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

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MEMBERS:

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CHAIRMAN

JOHN PULLEN
86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8PY
Email: pullenjd@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 281250

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VICE-CHAIRMAN

PATRICK BENTLEY
95 Noke Common, Newport PO30 5TY
Email: pat.bentleyready@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 248287

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

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JUDITH FERRIS

52 Mill Hill Road, Cowes PO31 7EG
Email: judeferris@sky.com

Tel: 01983 291458

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RAY MEW
63 Horsebridge Hill, Newport PO30 5TJ
Email: ray.mewvl@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 245234

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CHRIS RIDDET
‘Vert Bois’ 46 Cockleton Lane, Gurnard PO31 8JD
Email: ringwood49er@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 245033

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DEREK SMITH
85 Venner Avenue, Northwood PO31 8AG
Email: tjoy@globalnet.co.uk
Tel 01983 281522

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MEGAN MOORE
108 Pallance Road, Northwood PO31 8LS
Email: megan.moore@googlemail.com
Tel 01983 291250

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CLERK & RFO TO NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

BARBARA HERBERT
11 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QB
Email: barbara.herbert@sky.com
Tel: 01983 290086

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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.

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ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT
NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, WYATTS LANE, NORTHWOOD.

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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The comments made in the following articles represent the views of the individual contributors, rather than Northwood parish council

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Presentation
The Chairman welcomed Peter Griffiths, Principal Planning Officer – Housing at the IW Council, who gave a presentation referring to the Island Plan Core Strategy and some of the associated documents. Councillors confirmed that they considered the production of a Neighbourhood Plan untenable due to the workload and particularly the costs involved. The most feasible option would be for the Parish Council to work with the IW Council in the development of the Area Action Plan for the Medina Valley. To this end the Parish Council proposed to update and augment the Parish Plan, to include the results of a reliable Housing Needs survey that would provide an accurate picture of actual housing need.
Mr Griffiths mentioned the Guidance document produced for communities to undertake Housing Needs surveys. Although unable to provide a guesstimate of the costs involved, Mr Griffiths suggested that contact be made with Wootton Bridge Parish Council who was further down this route.
The next step for IW Council officers would be, in April, to map all the sites put forward for potential housing allocations. In May, subject to the consent of the landowners, a site visit would then be undertaken. It was suggested that the involvement of the Parish Council in this stage would be useful. Mr Griffiths would liaise with Cllr Bentley, as lead councillor of the Parish Plan Working Party, during the next few weeks.

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Planters Around the Village
Discussion ensued on the planters and tubs around the village. The Northwood in Bloom Working Party had still to undertake a complete review of their condition. However, should any require replacement it was suggested that the two planters at the top of Coronation Avenue could be moved from their position. Alternatively, these could be moved to sites near to entrances to the village, at the lower end of Pallance Road or Noke Common. A suggestion was also made as to possible summer bulb planting along the grass verges in these areas, similar to that found in other parishes across the Island. This would require prior approval of the IW Council.
Quotations had been obtained to water all the planters/tubs on a similar basis as the previous year. The clerk reminded that the application for up to £750 matched funding for the costs of planting and the watering thereof had been successful. The need to replace the soil in the planters had been raised at a previous meeting. It was now an opportune time to investigate the costings for so doing.

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The Parish Council agreed to provide a mug as a memento for all the 225 children who attend Northwood Primary school, to include the name of the Parish Council within the design and of a similar quality to those being provided by Gurnard Parish Council and Cowes Town Council.

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Transport and Traffic
Reference was made to the Minutes of the meeting of the Cowes, Northwood and Gurnard Community Transport forum held on 14 March. 320 timetables had been printed and displayed in 12 timetable holders at key locations. Thanks and appreciation were expressed to Mr Charlie Barnard for his work in this regard, and at no charge.
Councillors rode on the bus on the first day of the new timetable to ensure all went well and reported no problems. The timetable now allowed for the drivers to have a short comfort break at the Co-op, in Cowes.
The clerk reported difficulties in receiving the monies collected on the Route 32. No money had been passed over for 6 weeks.
Attention was drawn to the number of road closures and roadworks taking place in the Cowes wider area, which affected the bus reliability. It was suggested that Mr Peter Hayward of the IW Council be invited to a future meeting so that councillors concerns could be raised, an invitation has been sent for him to attend the June meeting.

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Safer Neighbourhood Report
Bottles of milk have been taken from residences in Oxford Street. This seems to happen every now and again.
A bike was stolen from a garden.
There has been an incidence of graffiti in a bus shelter in Nodes Road. This being similar to an incident that occurred in Gurnard and formed part of an on-going investigation being undertaken by PC Pringle.
In connection with the graffiti issue, compensation could form part of any sentence of the guilty persons, providing those affected submitted details of any costs incurred for the removal of the graffiti. The same ‘tag’ had occurred in the current spate of damage. The police had a description of the person they would be interested in speaking to.
Within the Parish of Northwood a couple of commercial burglaries had taken place. A person had been arrested and charged.
I have a supply of No Cold Calling window stickers, paid for by the Parish Council, if anybody needs one. Ring 281250.
Do not forget Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not need to identify yourselves and the calls are not recorded.

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John Pullen

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