CARTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
The Meeting of Cartington Parish Council was held in the Dovecote Room at the Jubilee Hall on Monday 11th July 2011.
PRESENT : Councillors I Armstrong (Chairman)
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE : Apologies were received from Councillor S Bridgett (Northumberland County Council) and Police
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS : None
MINUTES : The Minutes of the last meetings were circulated, confirmed that they were in order and signed by the Chairman.
STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS AND ANNUAL RETURN : Mr Logan Wood had completed the Internal Audit and this had been sent off to the Auditors.
PLANNING : No planning applications had been received.
REPORT OF THE CANíS SPRING CONFERENCE : Councillor Armstrong attended this meeting and reported that Community Action Northumberland is turning itself into a Charity. The success of Parish Plans had been talked about and Councillor Armstrong wondered if Cartington should think about producing a Parish Plan Ė to be put on agenda to discuss next meeting.
He also attended an Area Committee Meeting at Morpeth and the main thing discussed was about windfarms sustainable energy. Councillor Armstrong hoped that that there would be a clause put in so that when they are finished with they should be taken away.
CORRESPONDENCE : Northumberland Theatre Company wrote asking for financial support. It was agreed not to support the charity this financial year.
Community Action Northumberland and Great North Air Ambulance Service wrote thanks the council for the donation.
NCC wrote about the review of polling districts and places. It was felt that this worked well in this area.
Correspondence was received from Age Concern Northumberland informing people of their new name which has come about due to a merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. They are now going to be called Age UK Northumberland.
The NCCís magazine Northumberland News will now not be published and delivered to every household on a monthly basis. They will be issuing a quarterly, electronic version to residents who sign up for this. There will be hard copies available to read at Libraries, tourist information centres and customer services across the region.
The next joint meeting of NCC and Parish/Town Councils is arranged for October 10th at 6pm in Morpeth (venue to be arranged).
DATES OF NEXT MEETING : The date of the next meeting was provisionally booked for Monday 10th October at 7pm .