Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Friday, 26th October 2012, 14:51

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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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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There is currently one vacancy on the Northwood Parish Council; if you wish to apply please contact Barbara Herbert via the contact details above.

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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

unless otherwise stated.

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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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Cowes Highways Update
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Following the two separate accidents in Cowes, both at the junction of Victoria Road with Mill Hill Road, Councillors contacted Isle of Wight Council to request that a road warning sign be installed. As the accidents had been attributed to driver error, the council advised that the spending of public money on changes to the junction could not be justified. Cllr Pullen, as the chairman of the Cowes Local Action Group (LAG), volunteered to take this matter forward as one of the priorities for the Group.
Reference was also made to the closure of the Newport Road, from the junction with Three Gates Road to Mill Hill Road, which had resulted in an increase in traffic being diverted along the Victoria Road/Mill Hill Road route. The lack of notice of the twelve week expected closure had also caused serious problems for the No 32 community bus. This had been partially resolved by re-routing the service. The bus now served Seaview Road/Bellevue Road, and had been well received by residents in that area.
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Seats for the Cycle Track?
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Cllr Fuller has been in contact with the Senior Rights of Way officer at the council regarding seating along the cycle track. It had been confirmed that the IW Council were the landowners along the cycle track. Waste Services were responsible for the maintenance of the area, using large equipment to cut back the undergrowth and grass areas. The Isle of Wight Council highlighted that any obstruction along the cycle track could cause a hindrance, having a detrimental effect on this procedure. It could also potentially lead to a build-up of rubbish and dog excrement in the vicinity of the proposed seating. Cllr Fuller was awaiting a response from Waste Services regarding the viability of installing seating along the track, prior to making any investigations into costs and available funding streams.
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Street Games Initiative
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Cllr Ferris advised of her positive discussions with the IW Cricket Development Manager and Northwood Cricket Club. They had agreed to offer fun cricket training to the four local Primary schools, once a week, after school, commencing after the October half term. Funding had also been obtained from ‘Chance to Shine’, to be used as prizes and additional equipment.
However, the preferred venue, the Cowes Muga, was conditioned against ‘private’ use. Although, it was believed that a precedent had been set in the past, a formal request has to be submitted to the Northwood Recreation Committee and if approved, would then need to be endorsed by Cowes Town Council. Due to the timescale of meetings this could take until 19th November before any final decision had been taken.
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Working Party Updates
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Traffic & Transport Issue: Cllr Pullen advised of the new buses now provided by Southern Vectis. The number of volunteer drivers was becoming an issue. A resident in Gurnard had expressed an interest and this needed to be followed up. Cllr Riddet had taken a strong stance in the successful re-routing of the 32 bus along Seaview Road.

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Northwood in Bloom: Volunteers were required towards the end of the month, so to remove the existing summer bedding in readiness for the winter planting. A number of Councillors agreed to assist, subject to their availability.

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Parish Plan Update: Councillors had been circulated with an updated copy of the proposed Parish Plan Survey and accompanying letter. The Survey, once agreed could be produced within a two week timescale. Councillors discussed how best to circulate the Survey to all the properties in Northwood. It was agreed that to ensure a high return the best option would be to deliver and collect the form by hand. Volunteers would be required to assist with the delivery, more details of this will be in the next edition of Northwood News.

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Safer Neighbourhood Report for Northwood
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There was an attempted break-in at the garage in Newport Road.
A brand new bike was stolen from outside the Travellers Joy Pub.
This bike was securely padlocked and the thieves used bolt croppers to remove the lock.
The unusual theft of bulbs from the indicator lights off a car parked in Greenways.
It would appear that items are being stolen to order. Thefts of tools from vans are on the increase across the Island, there have been incidents in East Cowes.
There have been reported incidents of a mini motor being driven in Cranleigh Gardens.
On a positive note, no incidents of anti-social behaviour had been reported.
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I have a supply of No Cold Calling window stickers, paid for by the Parish Council, if anybody needs one.
Ring 01983 281250 if you are need a Sticker or the Black and Green recycling bins.
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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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