NVMC Meeting Minutes 3rd October 2006

Posted by Admin on Monday, 9th October 2006, 00:00

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

IN ATTENDANCE: R H Blezzard (Secretary)
PC M Thomas (Local Beat Officer, Hants and IW Constabulary).

APOLOGIES: J Pullen 

43. DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Mr P Brooker declared a personal interest in Minute 48 by reason of knowing the applicant.

44. CO OPTION TO FILL A CASUAL VACANCY

      RESOLVED: That Mrs Penelope Elford of 12 Green Lane, Medham Village,
      Northwood PO31 8QG be co opted to fill the casual vacancy on the Management
      Committee.

      Mrs Elford signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and joined the meeting.

45. PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

      No questions were raised by members of the public.

46. POLICE REPORT

      PC Thomas presented details of reported crime in Northwood over the
      previous 30 days. The meeting also considered a letter from Sergeant Cox of Cowes
      Police in response to a letter to Chief Superintendent Morgan drawing attention to
      Problems of vandalism and anti social behaviour in Northwood. The letter made a
      comparison between the level of crime in Northwood which is considerably lower
      than crime in Cowes. A letter from the Parks Officer, Isle of Wight Council advising
      that one shrub bed and one tree recently planted at Venner Avenue had been
      destroyed by vandals. A discussion took place around all the information provided.
      The importance of always reporting incidents of crime to the Police was stressed.

      RESOLVED: That the information be received and noted.

47. MINUTES

      RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meetings held on 5 and 26 September 2006 be
      taken as read, confirmed and signed as being an accurate record of the proceedings
      subject to the correction of the date of the meeting of 5 September.

48. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
 
      Members considered a list of planning applications.
  
      RESOLVED: That the VMC makes the observations set out in the Appendix which
      forms part of these minutes.

       Members considered a list of recent planning decisions made by the Isle of Wight
       Council. Mr Mazillius drew attention to a decision to refuse an application at 14
       Oxford Road, Northwood under delegated powers despite his efforts to have the
       application decided by the Development Control Committee.

      RESOLVED: That the list of planning decisions and additional information be
      received and noted.

       Members had before them details of a planning appeal against a condition imposed
       on planning permission recently granted for a detached house and parking on land
       adjacent to 24 Pallance Road, Northwood. The Chair allowed Mr Howlett and Mrs
       Ireland, residents at neighbouring properties to explain their objections to the appeal.

       RESOLVED: That a letter be sent to the Planning Inspectorate in support of the
       decision to impose a condition on Planning Application P/00318/06 – TCP/00769/C
       for the reasons stated in the decision notice.

49. NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

       The Chair of the Northwood Community Partnership reported verbally on the last
       Meeting of the Northwood Community Partnership. The VMC was being asked to
       include a bid of £600 in the 2007/8 budget for Northwood in Bloom. Other projects
       (currently uncosted) include new play equipment, a village trail, a new “Northwood”
       road sign, bus shelters, a welcome pack and the summer fayre. It was suggested that
       a series of one off lectures of value to the community and one off events on the
       playground could also be held. The next meeting will be held on Monday 23
       October 2006 at 6pm at the school.

       RESOLVED: That the report be received and noted.

50. PARISH AWARDS SCHEME

      The Chair reported verbally on the Parish Awards Scheme after having had further
      discussions with the Parish Liaison Scheme. He recommended that an application not
      be submitted until next year after consultation with the public on priorities.

      RESOLVED: That the recommendation be approved and adopted.

51. INSURANCE

      The Secretary reported that following acceptance of a quote in the sum of £271.48 by
      AON – Allianz Cornhill the company had subsequently advised that the correct figure
      is £552.66. Following strong representations the original quote will be honoured.

      RESOLVED: That the information be received and noted.

52. CORRESPONDENCE

       Members considered the following items of correspondence:

       IW Council – The IW Council (Tennyson Trail IW) (Prohibition of Driving) Order
       No 1 2006 – Acknowledgement of comments.
       IW Council – Planning Appeal – Land adjacent to Pallance Road.
       Hampshire Constabulary – Response to letter re anti social behaviour.
       PC Mark Thomas – Attendance at meetings.
       IW Council – Council Agenda 20.9.06
       IW Council – Stationery Contract.
       IW Council – Decision taken under delegated powers – Cowes Parade Landing.
       IW Council – Decision taken under delegated powers – Business case for the
       Integration of Health and Social Care – Volume 2 – Extended summary.
       IW Council – Cabinet Agenda 3.10.06.
       IW Council – Parish Press.
       IW Council – Vandalism to trees and shrubs.
       IW Council – Acknowledgement of planning comments.
       IW Council  – Forward Plan Aug 06 – Jan 07
       Hampshire Police Authority – Notification of vacancies for independent members
       of the Police Authority.
       Home Start IOW – Request for publicity to attract volunteers.

       RESOLVED: (a) That the information be received and noted and;
                              (b) That John Pullen’s attention be drawn to the vacancy for an
                                   independent member on the Hampshire Police Authority.

53. PARISH PLAN UPDATE

      David Miller gave a verbal update on the Parish Plan. It has been agreed that  £1,000
      would be made available by the Community Partnership. A dozen or so cameras still
      have to come in. Jessops will do the developing free as sponsorship and Kodak have
      quoted £120 for 20 cameras. The dates of planning meetings (6pm to 7.30pm) plus 19
      October, 7 December, 18 January and 8 February have been fixed for meetings of the
      Steering Group. 9 November (5pm to 8pm) has provisionally been booked for a
      public consultation meeting. It is hoped to be approaching a conclusion to the process
      towards the end of the financial year.

      RESOLVED: (a) That the report be received and noted and;
                             (b) That Boots be asked to quote for developing the cameras.

54. FINANCE

      RESOLVED: That the following account be paid;                                           £
                              R H Blezzard – Professional Services and Expenses           122.50

      Colin Cramp presented an updated budget estimate and predicted a year end deficit of
      £39.

      RESOLVED: that the report be received and noted.

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55. GAMBLING ACT 2005: DRAFT STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY

      Members had before them the Isle of Wight Council’s Draft Statement of Licensing
      Policy produced under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005 which is out for
      consultation.

      RESOLVED: That the information be received and noted.

56. LOCAL COUNCILLOR’S REPORT

      Roger Mazillius CC reported on the following:
      Grants Meeting – At County Hall Thursday 12 October. Colin Cramp and Colin
      Palmerton will accompany the local member.
      Weekly Bus Pass – New Southern Vectis Weekly 7 Pass, £20.
      Bus Stop Request at Harry Cheek Gardens – This is being pursued.
      Southern Water – They have a £1.6M investment programme. Question of uplifting
      dangerous manhole covers in Pallance Lane will be taken up.
      Speed Checks – With the help of Police will operate hand held radar gun in Pallance
      Road and the main road.
      Cowes High School – £26M has been awarded by the Government subject to the
      Submission of a formal case and the necessary criteria being met for the rebuilding of
      Cowes High School within the next three to four years.

      RESOLVED: That the report be received and noted.

57. SECRETARY’S REPORT

      No matters were raised under this item.

58. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

     RESOLVED: That the 2007/8 budget be an item at the November meeting with
     spending bids being put forward with the December meeting being the target for
     the budget being finalised.

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 8.53pm.

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