Minutes of meeting 10 Nov 2014

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

2/ Minutes of previous meeting 6.10.14 were approved and signed

3/ Matters arising:
Mr Kenny has spoken to Tom Burston who advises contacting Anthony Braithwaite at NE Farming Affairs Network to canvass for local needs. It is suggested we work with Alwinton and Netherton and request a meeting in the new year.
Objections to removal of the phone box in Sharperton have been lodged with NCC.

4/ Finance
It was resolved to make a precept of £980, noting that about £500 might be needed to pay for a memorial for Haizel Young.
The cash book now shows a balance of £1,794.

5/ Planning
The email from NCC planners concerning the local core strategy was noted.

6/ Roads
Road repairs in Harbottle had been carried out with good results, though there is a large drop-off at the edge of the tarmac in places on Rockey’s Hall bank. Ann Dun is organising a letter of thanks from villagers, and the clerk should also write.

7/ Commemoration of Haizel Young
The clerk had opened consultations with property owners adjoining the road verge at Sharperton with a view to erecting a seat there. Mr Stripp will now sketch a design for a seat in stone, discuss it with Mac Young, and get costs from Kevin Milburn with a guide price not exceeding £500.

8/ AOB
Mr Ormston will pass to Margaret Ranken a document concerning NULAG funds which might finance mobile phone signal upgrades.
The clerk to see if Netherton PC wish support in their response to a planning application at Wilkinson Park.
The clerk to draft a letter to be delivered to owners of property in Harbottle whose bushes overhang the pavement,

9/ Next meeting 15 December 2014

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