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Posted by NPC Admin on Monday, 10th September 2007, 00:00

 NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE HELD AT NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, WYATTS LANE, NORTHWOOD ON TUESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2007

PRESENT: P Fuller (Chair), P Brooker, C Cramp, Mrs P Elford, R Mazillius CC, D Miller, Mrs E Palmerton, C Palmerton.

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs M Yule (Secretary) PC Mark Thomas (for item 227)

APOLOGIES: J Pullen.

225. PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

No questions were raised by members of the public.

226. DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Mr Miller declared a personal interest item 15 as the proposed restrictions on Wyatts Lane cover the roadway in front of his property.

227. POLICE REPORT

PC Thomas reported on the Northwood Community Forum that was held on 3rd September. This was a follow up to the meeting in May. The top three priorities at this meeting were: 1. Speeding, 2. Vandalism, 3. Parking. The police would cover the first two priorities and the IW Council and Highways the third. It was hoped that Kevin Burton for Highways would attend the next Community forum meeting.

PC Thomas reported that out of the 600-700 letters that had been dropped, only 36 people attended, he observed that this may be because the level of crime and disturbance was low, so residents did not have many concerns. He did stress that it was imperative that any crime should be reported and a statement made to enable the police to make an arrest. He understood that residents may be concerned at possible recriminations but stated that in his experience this was not the case and reporting incidents would ensure matters did not escalate out of control. PC Thomas recommended the 0845 045 45 45 number as a contact.

228. MINUTES

RESOLVED: That, the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd July 2007 be taken as read, confirmed and signed as an accurate record of the proceedings with the following amendment. Item 206 should read:

Mr Fuller declared a prejudicial interest in item 14, because his daughter is due to be a pupil at Middle School in September 2008.

229. MATTERS ARISING

230. PLANNING ISSUES

Planning Applications

None

Planning Decisions

RESOLVED: These were received and noted

231. CORRESPONDENCE

IW Council – Heritage Days

GOSE – South East Plan on CD

RESOLVED: That, the information be received and noted.

232. LOCAL COUNCILLOR’S REPORT

Councillor Mazillius reported on the following items:

Horse riding – a compliant had been made that a lady had been horse riding across the play area. The IW Council have sent a letter to the rider. There was also still people riding at Medham and Cllr Mazillius had asked for action to be taken.

Ash Tree – the tree at 67 Green Lane had now been felled after the permission had been granted.

Safer Routes to School – Helen Stitchbury was compiling a report and a proper cycle route through Northwood to Somerton Middle School was being looked at.

44 Pallance Road – The Planning department will be issuing an enforcement notice on the manufacturing business that is unlawfully taking place at this address.

Island Development Plan – 100 acres of farm land at Somerton Farm has been put forward to the Plan as suggested development land for houses.

Pallance Road – the speed reaction signs have been requested to be put in place in the near future. The second half of the scheme is still delayed.

Pedestrian barrier at Venner Ave – A work order has been issued and this should be in place soon.

Hedge alongside the school – This will be cut soon.

233. FINANCE

Accounts for payment

RESOLVED: that, the account for Mrs Yule for Secretarial services – £168.38, is paid.

Financial Report

RESOLVED: that, the report be received and noted.

Budget Monitoring

RESOLVED: that, a small working party should be formed to look at and possibly revise the budget, to ensure best value was made of the remaining resources over the final six months. It was also agreed to clarify the position of Northwood Community Partnership as at present it is a sub-committee of NVMC.

234. GRANTS COMMITTEE

Only one application had been received, this was from Cowes Inshore Lifeboat.

RESOLVED: that a donation should be made to Cowes Inshore Lifeboat for £100

235. NO COLD CALLING

Mrs Elford reported that nationally the concept of No Cold Calling was being challenged through the courts by commerce. Mr Palmerton said Trading Standards were putting on a show at the Riverside Centre on 17th September at 3pm called Too Good to Be True.

236. SAFETY ISSUES ON MEDHAM FARM

Mrs Elford expressed concern regarding the footpath on Medham Farm, although this is technically a right of way, it is used as a highway by a large number of people. The land owner only cuts it twice a year and despite offers to pay for more regular cutting these have been refused. At this time of year it is estimated there is a loss of 3ft of walkway, this means walkers are forced into the brambles and therefore causes a dangerous situation. Cllr Mazillius had emailed Stuart Love for assistance and was told that the IW Council had this on their list to cut, this seemed unusual given that it was private property, however , Cllr Mazillius said he hoped to have a date for cutting soon.

237. ISLE OF WIGHT ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS

RESOLVED: that, Mr Paul Fuller would represent NVMC.

238. CODE OF CONDUCT

RESOLVED: that, Standing Orders would be amended, therefore the item was adjourned until the next meeting for the formal adoption.

239. PROPOSED PARKING RESTRICTIONS

RESOLVED: that, the following comments should be sent,

Oxford Street

This proposal was rejected because the Committee felt that some blue badge holders do legitimately park on the double yellows to drop off school children. To remove the restriction would force these cars nearer the junction with Wyatts which would be detrimental to junction safety.

Pallance Road/Wyatts Lane

The Committee felt that there was disparity in Wyatts Lane, traffic approaching the junction on wrong side of road is more vulnerable than traffic having entered Wyatts (due to onward visibility).

Wyatts Lane (centre)

The Committee were not aware of any problem and do not support the proposal. They asked for the justification for change.

Wyatts Lane/ Venner Avenue

The Committee strongly supported the extra 5m restriction on the North side to the junction of Venner Avenue and supported some restriction in Wyatts Lane from numbers 97-95. However they neither supported nor objected to the proposal from no. 93 to Venner Avenue.

The Committee also asked if they could have the justification for change with future proposals, to help them understand the reasoning applied.

240. NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Mr. Palmerton reported on a number of items following the last meeting on 16th July:

Yellow Lines and Pallance Road pinch pints – the members voted for the yellow lines to be for a 24 hour period. The members were unhappy with the pinch points.

No Cold Calling – two of the signs were to be re sited

Northwood in Bloom – the results would be announced at the Village Show

Wight in Bloom – Ron Willis was second by one point

Million Blooms – this was now complete, unfortunately, some damage had been sustained

Goal Nets – the nets had been very well received, the young people had bought pegs themselves to maintain them. It is hoped to re site the goals to allow for the pitch to be repaired

Youth Opportunity Fund – the bid application is almost complete

Village Sign/Notice Board – a bid had been made to the Community Action Awards and was through to the final round which would be held on 11th September

Allotments –this project would be developed in due course, but a piece of land needed to be identified. A list of names were on file

Bus Shelter by the Horseshoe – Residents had requested seating at the bus shelter and this was an ongoing problem. Cllr Mazillius had investigated this before and was told that the shelter was not poor enough for repair, however it was suggested that it may be possible to renew the shelter if match funding were available. Cllr Mazillius would look into this.

Date of next meeting – The next meeting would be held on 18th September at 6pm.

241. PARISH PLAN UPDATE

Mr Fuller reported that at the parish plan meeting a few weeks earlier they had considered three quotes for printing. The quote from Crossprint for £3,190 had been accepted as it met the criteria and was the best value. Mr Fuller had a copy of the proof and invited members to check for errors. The print time had been estimated at two weeks. Another meeting would be called to discuss distribution and the launch event. A draft timetable would be circulated.

242. SECRETARY’S REPORT

Mrs Yule had not received any further updates on the arrangements for the changeover to a parish council. It was agreed that this should be pursued before the next meeting.

Mrs Yule also gave advance notice that she would be on two weeks leave from 18th October until 1st November, it was not anticipated that this would affect any meetings.

243. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

244. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday 2nd October at 7pm.

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 9.15pm

Signed…………………………………. Date……………………….

(Chair)

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