Present: Mr Stripp, Mrs Bolam, Mr Ormston, Mr Kenny.
1 Election of Chairman: Mr Stripp was elected Chairman
2 Election of Vice-Chairman: Mrs Bolam was elected Vice-Chairman
3 Minutes of previous meeting 4 March 2013: Examined and approved.
4 Matters arising None
Bank Balance £1410.78.
Any payments required None
Insurance: Two quotes for insurance had been received. The council agreed to accept the lower one from Zurich
12/03372/OUT at Sharperton – Outline permission has been granted under revised Government rules on sustainability
Enforcement at The Conifers, Sharperton. It was agreed to reply to the enforcement officer’s letter with an update on the current situation
7 Election 2013
Councillors to complete form for disclosure of interests within 28 days
A letter of thanks to be written to the retiring chairman, Mr Philipson
A letter to be written to the police about straying livestock on the road at Wood Hall
Information about the Three Valleys Fund and Love Northumberland awards to be posted on the notice boards
9 Any other business
Mrs Bolam nominated to the Northumberland National Park Authority
The council agreed to a new email address firstname.lastname@example.org and website harbottleparishcouncil.wordpress.com and will take steps to have the old website taken down
The council agreed to renew the subscription to NALC
It was agreed that the council should co-opt another councillor
10 Date of next meeting – Monday 10 June 2013