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Town Council Agenda 11th July 2013

You are SUMMONDED to attend a Meeting of Amble Town Council to be held on Thursday 11th July 2013 at 6.30pm in The Town Council meeting room, The Quayside, Amble

BY ORDER OF Elaine Brown

                                                                                                                                        Town Clerk                                                                                                                                                        4th July 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).

 

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.

 

5. MINUTES: TOWN COUNCIL

5.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the minutes of the meeting held 13th June 2013 (pages 10-14)

 

6. CLERK’S REPORT:

RECOMMENDATION – That the Council notes the contents of the report

6.1: Parking services informed that a PCN was never issued to a hearse.

6.2: Meeting arranged with Doug Wilson, Town Council, Development Trust and Chair of Business Club at 4.45pm on 25th July.

6.3: Community Agreements – Proposals to support areas at risk of flooding; NCC informed of Town Council’s interest in the launch event.

6.4: Letter to Mr Johnson re: assistance with PA equipment

6.5: Letter to Mr Hinson re: complaints procedure

6.6: Letter to business disassociating Town Council from comments.

6.7: Letter sent to Councillor regarding Code of Conduct.

6.8: Letter of offer and revised contract hand delivered to employee

 

7. AGENDA ITEMS FROM CLERK’S REPORT:

7.1: Update on PA equipment – The Clerk

 

8. CHAIRMAN’S COMMUNICATIONS and REPORT:

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

8.1: Good Citizen Awards

8.2: HMP Northumberland ‘Coal Truck’ planter presentation

 

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

 

11.  AGENDA ITEMS:

11.1: To consider Local Democracy week; 14th -20th October– The Clerk

11.2: To consider the grass cutting arrangements at the Welfare – Cllr Watson

11.3: To consider information boards to correspond with Coal truck planters – Cllr Dargue

11.4: To consider the future use of the noticeboard found at Alnwick Depot.

11.5: To consider the newsletter insert for August edition of The Ambler

11.6: WW1 ‘In Memory of the Fallen’ Update and requested approval to proceed with a grant application – Cllr Lewis

11.7: Website- Proposal of deletion of Councillors personal email contact facility – Cllr Lewis

11.8: To consider grant offer and receive an update on the Radcliffe War Memorial restoration – The Clerk

11.9: To consider poppy seed planting – The Clerk

 

12. REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE:

12.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the Meeting held Thursday 27th June 2013 (pages 3-5)

 

13.  REPORT FROM THE PLANNING COMMITTEE:

13.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports in the month of July

 

14 REPORT FROM THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE:

14.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the reports and recommendations of the meeting held Thursday 20th June 2013 (pages 1-3)

 

15.  COMMUNICATIONS:

15.1: NCC – Bus services; Links Estate

15.2: NCC – Grit bin charge

15.3: NCC – Action for Market Town benchmarking – grant offer

 

16.  INFORMATION ITEMS AND ITEMS FOR CIRCULATION:

RECOMMENDATION – That the Council note the information items.

16.1: Marine Conservation Summer 2013

16.2: The Ambler June/July 2013

16.3: Community Action Northumberland News June 2013

16.4: Clerk & Council’s Direct July 2013

16.5: NCC Funding bulletin 43

 

17.  DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING:

17:1 The date & time of the next Meeting will be on Thursday 12th September 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

 

18   TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

18.1: To confirm for approval and adoption the minutes of the meeting held 13th June 2013 (page 15)

 

19. PRIVATE 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

 

20. Review of Services Update

 

21. Consideration of Play area inspector