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NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE HELD AT NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, WYATTS LANE, NORTHWOOD ON TUESDAY 3rd JULY 2007

PRESENT: P Fuller (Chair), P Brooker, C Cramp, Mrs P Elford, Mrs E Palmerton, C Palmerton and J Pullen.

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs M Yule (Secretary) Sgt J Cocks (for item 207)

APOLOGIES: R Mazillius CC, D Miller.

205. PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

No questions were raised by members of the public.

206. DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Mr Fuller declared a prejudicial interest in item 14, because his daughter will be a pupil at Somerton Middle School. Mr Pullen took the Chair for the item.

207. POLICE REPORT

Sgt Cocks attended as PC Thomas was on leave. She reported on a number of items.

208. MINUTES

RESOLVED: That, the minutes of the meeting held on 5th June 2007 be taken as read, confirmed and signed as an accurate record of the proceedings.

209. MATTERS ARISING

210. PLANNING ISSUES

Planning Applications

P/01383/07 – 418 Newport Road

RESOLVED: The Committee had read and reviewed the comments expressed by No 420 Newport Road, but as they did not have any knowledge of the properties could not agree with or refute the objections. There were no other concerns expressed by the Committee, therefore they raised no objections to the application.

Planning Decisions

RESOLVED: These were received and noted

211. CORRESPONDENCE

RESOLVED: That, the information be received and noted.

212. LOCAL COUNCILLOR’S REPORT

Roger Mazillius CC was absent from the meeting due to a prior engagement with the Island Games in Rhodes.

213. FINANCE

Accounts for payment

RESOLVED: that, the account for Mrs Yule for Secretarial services – £145.20, is paid.

Financial Report

RESOLVED: that, the report be received and noted.

214. INSURANCE

The details of the small Parish Scheme had been circulated. The current insurance will end on 4th September and the pro-rata amount for September until 1st January (notional start date for all parishes) is £71.60. It was felt that as the Management Committee ceases to exist on 31st March 08, only three months premium should be paid.

RESOLVED: that, Zurich insurance should be contacted to obtain the premium for January to March.

215. ALLOTMENTS

After a short discussion it was agreed that the Community Partnership should continue pursuing this project. Mr Palmerton had 11 names to date who were interested and the next step would be to look for a piece of land.

RESOLVED: that, the Community Partnership would continue with the project and report the progress to this Committee.

216. HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

Mr Miller was unable to attend but had forwarded a short report:

Entry provided for the Northwood news. Traffic census recently carried out relating to Newport/Coppins Bridge traffic study. Nothing further heard on previously raised issues.

RESOLVED: that, this item would be moved to Matter Arising unless there was a particular issue to discuss.

217. CHANGEOVER TO PARISH COUNCIL

The letter regarding the changeover was discussed and a number of questions had already been answered by email from Mr Chris Mathews. It was clear from all correspondence that:

Mr Mathews would be setting up a meeting in the Autumn with all the Management Committees to talk through the changeover period and cover items that will need managing during the gap, such as planning applications.

It was also agreed not to take any further action regarding inviting Cllr Sutton to a meeting of NVMC.

219. ADMISSIONS TO SOMERTON AND SOLENT MIDDLE SCHOOLS

This item had been included as there was concern by Somerton Middle School governors and some parents that Solent Middle had decided to enlarge to encourage more pupils and this would have an impact on Somerton Middle. Although admissions were now mainly decided by parental choice, Somerton is the catchment’s area choice for Northwood.

A discussion took place as to whether this item was within the remit of the VMC and that the debate should be within the schools and parents forum. However, it was noted that a meeting for parents had been organised and it was decided that it would be left for the parent body to decide if they wished the VMC to become involved. If this was the case then the governors of both schools would be invited to make a presentation to the Committee.

RESOLVED: that, no further action would be taken at present. If the parent body wished for the Committee to be involved more information would be requested.

220. NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Mr. Palmerton reported on a number of items:

Elections – The Chair, Secretary and Treasurer were re elected unopposed.

No Cold Calling – Julie Woodhouse from Trading Standards attended the meeting. There was concern about the position of some of the signs; however Cllr Mazillius had agreed the original positioning of the signs not TS. There was not a sign in Rew Street because there was not a lamppost available and Highways will not attach extra signs to speed restriction signs. It was agreed that Highways would be contacted to move the one on Newport Road and remove the one in Venner Ave. It was suggested that if the whole Island was made a no cold calling zone then these piecemeal projects would not be necessary. This would reduce the expense and need for signage. Mr Pullen agreed to give a progress report next month.

Scout Hut – It had been agreed to provide funding for security lighting. The members were awaiting a quote from the scout leader.

Northwood in Bloom – Mr Willis and Mr Pimm had agreed to be judges and would not be entering this year.

Calor Village of the Year – The judging took place on 25th June and there are three villages in contention, Northwood, Yarmouth and Calbourne. The results will be announced at a ceremony at the Quay Arts Centre on 19th July. The displays at the WI hall had been well received and thanks were given to all contributors. The judges were given a tour of the village and taken to the Church.

Date of next meeting – The next meeting would be held on 16th July at 6pm.

221. PARISH PLAN UPDATE

Mr Fuller reported on the last Parish Plan meeting. It was decided that the action plan must be backed up by evidence from the consultation exercises. Mr Brooker had worked on the plan and a second draft was almost complete. He had followed the Countryside Agency’s advice and had arrived at five key headings. There were a number of actions that flowed from these and they were listed by the degree of mandate. A lot these would be at zero cost. Mr Brooker now requested pictures, quotes and any available electronic maps.

The next meeting of the steering group will be 9th July at 6.30pm.

222. SECRETARY’S REPORT

Mrs Yule reported that contact had been made with the Parks department of IW Council regarding the enhancement of the Venner Avenue playground, it was hoped to set up a meeting soon between Richard Lovell from the Council, members of the Committee and the PCSO Steve Oatley.

223. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

224. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday 4th September at 7pm. There will not be a full committee meeting in August.

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 8.48pm

Signed…………………………………. Date……………………….

(Chair)

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