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Town Council Agenda 10th October 2013

You are SUMMONDED to attend a Meeting of Amble Town Council to be held on Thursday 10th October 2013 at 5.45pm in The Town Council meeting room, The Quayside, Amble.

 

                                                                                                                         BY ORDER OF Elaine Brown

                                                                                                                                        Town Clerk                                                                                                                                                        4th October2013

A  G E N D A

Declaration of Interest by Members and Officers

Members and officers are reminded that if they have an interest in any item on the Agenda it should be declared as soon as possible after the commencement of the Meeting (Sections 94 to 98 and 105 of the Local Government Act, 1972, Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and the Code of Conduct).

 

1. PRESENT:

 

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE:

To receive apologies for absence

 

3. ACCEPTANCE OF DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Members are requested to advise Council of any Declarations of Interest appertaining to the following Agenda Items

 

4. PUBLIC QUESTION TIME: (maximum 15 minutes)

In accordance with Section 1(d-g) of the ATC Standing Orders members of the public present may address the Council at this point on the agenda. The Council/Committee reserves the right to respond or debate the issue at a later date.

4.1: Presentation from Banks Mining regarding the proposed mining development between Widdrington and Cresswell (approx. 30 mins)

 

5. MINUTES: TOWN COUNCIL

5.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the minutes of the meeting held 12th September (pages 20-24)

 

6. CLERK’S REPORT:

RECOMMENDATION – That the Council notes the contents of the report

6.1: Radcliffe Club provisionally booked for Radcliffe Memorial and Crackett Services 13/09/13

6.2: Letters of invitation sent out for Remembrance Day Service, Radcliffe Memorial rededication

6.3: Local Transport Plan Programme 2014-15 priorities submitted to NCC 16/09/13

6.4: Letter sent to local publicans regarding cigarette butts 18/09/13

6.5: Letter sent to NCC regarding cigarette butts, pavements, cobles 18/09/13

6.6: Priority areas for dog fouling signage reported to NCC Public Protection Service

6.7: Memorandum of Understanding regarding the construction of town planters send to HMP Northumberland

6.8: NCC Members Local Improvement Schemes 2012/13 Project Monitoring Form returned in respect of Rivergreen Planter.

6.9: Operative requested to weed kill the memorial gardens following majority opinion of Councillors – requires retrospective approval

6.10: Social Media accounts launched.

6.11: Further requests to NCC regarding 2 x trees in lieu of the tree removed on Church Street.

6.12: Lightning Conductor repair complete – request for quotation for anti-vandal guard

6.13: Dansfield Square development briefing held 30th September – notes circulated to members

6.14: Letter of response sent to planning consultant over proposed footpath link

6.15: Letter of response sent to Mr Barton regarding Gerry Sayer

6.16: Radcliffe War Memorial Restoration due to commence week beginning 7th October

6.17: Meeting held to discuss future maintenance of Welfare

 

7. AGENDA ITEMS FROM CLERK’S REPORT inc:

7.1: To consider retrospective approval for the weed killing on the memorial gardens.

 

8. CHAIRMAN’S COMMUNICATIONS and REPORT:

To receive the communications and report of the Chairman pertaining to Council Business

8.1: Report of RAF Boulmer Battle of Britain Commemorative Service

8.2: Plans for Chairman’s Christmas Reception

 

9.  REPORTS FROM COUNTY COUNCILLORS:

To receive a report from County Councillor Arckless:

To receive a report from County Councillor Watson:

 

10. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES & REPORTS OF MEETINGS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS AS PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS:

To receive the report of Councillors who represent ATC on outside bodies

10.1:

 

11.  AGENDA ITEMS:

11.1: To consider additional links for the Mayoral chain and public subscriptions – Cllr Hinson

11.2: To consider an Amble TC Standard/Board – Cllr Lewis

11.3: Radcliffe War Memorial Rededication – To consider the laying of the floral tribute and the provision of light refreshments

11.4: To consider the laying of a floral tribute for the Crackett service.

11.5: Report from working party on Information boards/ Coal Truck Plaques

11.6: To consider the planting of the main town planters

11.7: To consider an extension to the boundary fence at the Percy Drive Allotments (Northumbria Terrace)

11.8: To consider the placing of a bus shelter on Acklington Road; opposite JCSC – Cllr Dargue

11.9: To consider using the Council Operative to tidy up Memorial Gardens prior to planned services.

11.10 To request the removal on an unauthorised social media account

 

12. REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE:

12.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the Meeting held Thursday 26th September 2013 (pages 12-14)

 

13.  REPORT FROM THE CEMETERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

13.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the Meeting held Thursday 26th September 2013 (pages 5-6)

 

14.  REPORT FROM THE PLANNING COMMITTEE:

14.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the Meeting held Monday 9th September 2013 (pages 3-4)

14.2: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports in the month of September

 

15 REPORT FROM THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE:

15.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the meeting held Thursday 19th September 2013 (pages 11-13)

 

16.  COMMUNICATIONS:

16.1: Community Action Northumberland AGM – 2pm on 5th November

16.2: Petition from residents to Alan Beith regarding litter, parking and anti-social behaviour at the Harbour Area

16.3: NCC Joint Area Committee Parish/Town Council Meetings 14-16th October

16.4: NCC – Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority: Proposal to develop a bus Quality Contracts Scheme

 

17.  INFORMATION ITEMS AND ITEMS FOR CIRCULATION:

RECOMMENDATION – That the Council note the information items.

17.1: Clerk & Councils Direct September 2013

17.2: NCC – Members Handbook

18.  DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING:

18:1 The date & time of the next Meeting will be on Thursday 14th November 2013 at approx. 6.30pm. in the Town Council Meeting Room, The Quayside, Amble 

 

Under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public will be excluded from the Meeting during consideration of the following items on the Agenda due to their sensitive nature.

 

PRIVATE

 

19. PRIVATE REPORTS FROM COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES & REPORTS OF MEETINGS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS AS PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS:

19.1: To receive the report of Councillors who represent ATC on outside bodies

 

20.MINUTES: TOWN COUNCIL

20.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the minutes of the meeting held 12th September (page 25)

 

21: To consider a letter regarding a complaint of maladministration

 

22: To consider the notes of meeting held to discuss the future maintenance of the Welfare and possible actions to be taken.