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CARTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
The Meeting of Cartington Parish Council was held in the Dovecote Room at the Jubilee Hall on Monday 31st October 2011.
: Councillors I Armstrong (Chairman)
S Bridgett (NCC)
PC Rob Kilburn (Rothbury Police)
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE : No apologies for absence.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS : None
MINUTES : The Minutes of the last meetings were circulated, confirmed that they were in order and signed by the Chairman.
POLICE REPORT : PC Kilburn reported that scrap metal thieves were still around the area. The main things that are stolen are metal, quad bikes and sheep.
PRECEPT FOR YEAR 1.4.2012 TO 31.3.2013: It was agreed to ask for a precept of £410.00 for the ensuing year. It was also agreed to leave the Clerk’s Honorarium at £265.25.
Application No: 11/01498/FUL – Dog Kennels at Cartington Bank Top –A site visit was carried out and observations were sent to NCC regarding noise, access and bats.
Application No: 11/01914/LBC – Cragend Farm, Rothbury – a site visit was carried out and the council unanimously recommended that the application be approved.
Application No:11/02066/FUL – Conservatory at Black Chirnells, Thopton – it was unanimous that this is an appropriate replacement for the existing building and recommend approval.
Councillor Armstrong complained that this council didn’t get any acknowledgement from sending planning application observations in. It was agreed that this council were not content with the non communication from the Planning Department. It would be nice to get an acknowledgement.
Councillor Bridget said in their defense that there were extremely bogged down with Wind Farm Applications which is taking up most of the Planning Offices time. They have 30 or so pending applications.
PARISH PLAN : As there are no facilities needed i.e. village hall etc there is not a lot that can be done. Most people would like it kept as it is. It was felt there was nothing really to plan.
BROADBAND : Councillor Bridget gave an update on how things were progressing. BT have announced increasing their roll out programme. NCC will have to find 20 million toward the Rural Broadband.
REPORT FROM CLUSTER MEETING : Councillor Macey was thanked for attending this meeting and gave a short report.
Community Policing – the Office was now open with volunteers to help the public.
Boundary Commission – want to redraw the parliamentary boundaries and put Rothbury (from Glanton down over) into the Hexham constituency. This would make that constituency the largest in the country. The public who are not happy with this should write to the Boundary Commission stating the reasons why Rothbury should stay in the Berwick constituency.
Cluster - It would cost about £500 a year for running costs e.g. Secretary, payment for venues for meetings etc. This had been divided out as to population of each parish and Cartington would be asked to give £10. Councillor Macey recommended supporting the Cluster.
It was agreed to pay the £10.00 towards the upkeep of the Cluster when required.
A letter was received from Sir Donald Curry, Chairman of At Home in the Community asking for financial help. This charity provides care and support for adults with learning difficulties. It was decided not to give any financial aid at present but keep for future reference.
NCC Local Transport Plan Programme 2012-13 – inviting any councils to submit their transport priorities – nothing to submit.
NCC wrote informing residents etc of the change in bin collection day in North Northumberland.
Samaritans wrote asking for people to help in running coffee mornings around the area for their funds.
NCC – Copies of decision notices to Parish Councils – The NCC will no longer be sending copies of decision notices to statutory consultees. Copies of all decision notices can be found on the Councils’s website at http://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/
The Annual Report was received from Northumberland Association of Local Councils.
NCC – Co-location of the Berwick and Alnwick Planning Teams to Allerburn House, Alnwick. This will mean all the main planning resources will be in Alnwick but there will be a planning office in Berwick open from 10 to 3 Monday to Friday.
NCC – Local Councils Charter Consultation. The draft copy was sent for comments and feedback but there was nothing much that affected Cartington Parish.
DATES OF NEXT MEETING : The date of the next meeting was booked for Monday 16th January 2012 at 7pm .