Parish Council Minutes December 2006

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Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 11th December 2006 in the Supper room of the Parish Hall at 7.45pm

Present: Councillors Horton, Ryder, Dunhill, Cairns, Howey and Heslop. Also present were District Councillor Latham (part), County Councillor Thompson (part); and 2 members of the public.

1. Apologies were received from Cllr Nitsch.

2. Minutes: The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed as a true record.

3. Matters arising:
a. Website: Information was going well for this and it was hoped a ‘quiet’ launch could take place before Christmas. Cllr Heslop agreed to find a copy of Marion Cook’s book about Riding Mill and Cllr Horton suggested using the photographs from the historic pictures of the village. Copyright would need to be observed. Advertising eg from the Wellington would also be followed up as this could cover maintenance costs for the next year.
b. Weir Bridge: Repairs had been completed. A price had been asked for to repair the gabions as well and the whole bridge structure would be reviewed in the Spring.

4. Planning:
06/00175/TPO Adjacent to Hollin Hill Consent granted
2006/1208 Grey Gable, Sandy Bank Conditional permission
2006/1323 Whiteside House Conditional permission
2006/0949 Tarset House, Millfield Road Conditional permission

5. Correspondence:
a) General, for circulation
b) Hexham Courant: Cllr Ryder agreed to do the piece for the Tynedale Visitor
c) Tynedale Council: Cllr Heslop agreed to attend the special meeting on 9th January about the white paper on local government.
d) VHT: a request had been received to close of part of Millfield Road for the village day next year on 24th June. This was agreed in principle. The VHT would have to arrange their own insurance. Police and Fire Brigade would need to be informed.

6. Finance:
a) The financial statement and receipts were accepted by all councillors
b) The following payments were authorised by all councillors:-

M F Anderton/Salaryl/Nov – £352.42
M F Anderton/Expenses/Nov – £67.18
SLCC subscription – £85.00
T Smith – £236.00
Northumbria water – £6.60
Marchburn Lane RA – £30.00

c) Budget: The budget for 2007/2008 came to – £19655. However, there was some carry over in the current account in the present financial year so the Precept to be asked for from Tynedale is – £17655, an increase of – £100 on last year. This was agreed unanimously.

7. Minor matters:
Cllr Horton mentioned that a meeting was being held with a member of the County Council re resiting of the Post box. The possibility of a pedestrian crossing would be mentioned at the same time. Thanks were noted to Cllrs Dunhill and Ryder for their help with responding to the county’s NSP document. Because of the New Year public holidays and councillors’ holidays there would be no meeting in January and the next meeting would be on the 12th February.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm