Minutes of meeting Feb 3rd 2014

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14 February 2014

Present: Mr Stripp, Mr Ormston, Mrs O’Kane, Mr Kenny Mrs Bolam.

Sgt Graham Vickers reported on police matters before the meeting. Rothbury police station is not expected to be affected by the cuts in progress.

1 Apologies for absence: none

2 Minutes of previous meeting 2 December 2013: Examined and approved.

3 Matters arising

Clerk to email Cllr. Steven Bridgett asking to be kept informed about the Cragend Landslip.

Submission was sent to planning policy consultation, there has been no reaction as yet.

4 Finance

Clerk paid £82.50

Bank balance £1384.71

5 Planning

Appeal re The Conifers, APP/P2935/A/14/2212267 Mrs Bolam and Mr Kenny to prepare a submission.

Extension to Biddlestone Quarry – no action to be taken at this time.

Mrs Bolam to draft an objection to the proposed lodges at Wilkinson Park.

6 Correspondence

Comments on NCC budget cuts: Clerk to send email expressing concern about the sale of County Hall resulting in all council services being located in the South East of the County.

Dial-a-Ride bus service: the council does not wish to make a financial contribution.

Response to Vision for the National Park – Clerk asked to send email to say that this did not take account of local communities and traditions as required by the EU habitats directive.

7 Any other business

Mr Stripp drew attention to opportunities for councillor training and the North Area committee at Seahouses. No-one planned to attend either event.

8 Date of next meeting – March 3rd 2014 7.30pm

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