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Town Council meeting 14th November 2013

You are SUMMONDED to attend a Meeting of Amble Town Council to be held on Thursday 14th November 2013 at 6.30pm in The Town Council meeting room, The Quayside, Amble.

 

BY ORDER OF Elaine Brown

                                                                                                                                        Town Clerk                                                                                                                                                        7th November 2013

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).

 

PRESENT:

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE:

To receive apologies for absence

 

1. ACCEPTANCE OF DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

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

 

2. 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.

 

3. MINUTES: TOWN COUNCIL

3.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the minutes of the meeting held 10th October 2013 (pages 26-30)

 

4. CLERK’S REPORT:

RECOMMENDATION – That the Council notes the contents of the report

4.1: Details of Amble 2020 sub-groups circulated to members.

4.2: Quotation accepted for lightning conductor anti-vandal guard

4.3: Email to Neighbourhood Services noting no response yet received from their department to letter dated 18th September re: Street cleaning and various issues.

4.5: Letter to Mr Moyle regarding laying of floral tribute for Radcliffe Service.

4.6: Email to AAHS to inform of plans for continuation of boundary fence

4.7: Email to Fattorini requesting information of the cost of links, linking fixings, sturdier pins, additional storage for an extension to the civic regalia.

4.8: Services for Radcliffe Rededication and Crackett Memorial held

4.9: Anti-vandal guard fitted to Amble Memorial lightning conductor.

4.10: Paddlers working party held

4.11: Meeting held with NCC Transport Officer and Arriva Commercial Manager

4.12: Remembrance Service to be held at 11am at the War Memorial on 10th November

4.13: Playground Training Course booked 28th & 29th November

4.14: Letter sent regarding removal of unauthorised social media account

4.15 Town Council upgrade to Superfast Broadband

4.16: Land at rear of Henderson Street reported to NCC following complaints from residents.

4.17: Local Councils explained – reference book ordered

4.18: Letter sent requesting expected date for High Street wall removal and build of new wall

 

5. AGENDA ITEMS FROM CLERK’S REPORT inc:

5.1: Report of Paddlers working Group (circulated 25/10/13)

5.2: To consider action from meeting with NCC Transport Manager and Arriva Commercial Manager

5.3: Comments from Remembrance Sunday Service

5.4: To consider retrospective approval for the Clerk to attend the Playground maintenance and management course

5.5: Update on status of unauthorised social media account

5.6: To consider retrospective approval for Local Councils explained reference book

 

6. CHAIRMAN’S COMMUNICATIONS and REPORT:

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

6.1: Report from Local Democracy week

 

7.  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: Amble Youth Project – Cllr Miss Morrison

 

 

11.  AGENDA ITEMS:

11.1: WW1 Project ‘In Memory of the Fallen’ to consider report (to follow)– Cllr Lewis

11.2: Update on proposed bus shelter

11.3: To consider loan of gazebo to Amble Action Group on 17th November.

11.4: To consider the future of Amble Action Group – report circulated.

11.5: To consider the draft newsletter

11.6: To consider the positioning of 2 refurbished seats

11.7: To consider office storage solutions

11.8: To consider Amble 2020 sub groups

11.9: Update of poppy planting

11.10: Consideration of locations for additional coal truck planters

 

12. REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE:

12.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the Meeting held Thursday 24th October 2013 (pages 15-17)

12.2: The next meeting of the Finance Committee has been rescheduled and would take place on 21st November at the rising of the Cemeteries Committee (approx. 6.30pm)

 

13.  REPORT FROM THE CEMETERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

13.1: The next meeting of the Cemeteries Management Committee has been rescheduled and would take place on 21st November at 5.45pm

 

14.  REPORT FROM THE PLANNING COMMITTEE:

14.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the Meeting held Tuesday 15th October 2013 (page 5)

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

 

15 REPORT FROM THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE:

15.1: The next meeting of the Amenities Committee has been rescheduled and would take place on 21st November 2013 at the rise of the Finance Committee (approx. 7pm)

 

16.  COMMUNICATIONS:

16.1: Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy: Housing, Employment and Green Belt Preferred Options –Consultation – Town Council to meet on 4th December to discuss

16.2: Sodexo

16.3: War Memorials Trust – Care of local memorials

16.4: Amble Coastal Rowing Club – Talk & Slides

16.5: Common Agricultural Policy consultation – ends 28th November 2013

16.6: Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Services in Amble Library

16.7: LMAPS Update

16.8: NCC – Provision of chewing gum removal machine

16.9: Tesco Update

16.10: Update on Highthorn surface mine proposals

 

17.  INFORMATION ITEMS AND ITEMS FOR CIRCULATION:

RECOMMENDATION – That the Council note the information items.

17.1: Clerk & Councils Direct Nov 2013

17.2:    Local Council’s Update

17.3: The Clerk Magazine November 2013

17.4: CANNY News – October 2013

17.5: Northumberland AONB Coastal Views – October edition

17.6: NALC e-news October 2013

 

18.  DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING:

18:1 The date & time of the next Meeting will be on Thursday 12th December 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

19.2: Report from Amble 2020 meeting held 9th October 2013 – The Clerk

 

20.MINUTES: TOWN COUNCIL

20: To confirm for approval and adoption the minutes of the meeting held 10th October 2013 (page 31)

 

21: To consider 2014 maintenance of the East Cemetery