Council Meeting Agenda – 9th April

Dalton Piercy Parish Council

A meeting of the council will be held on

Thursday 9th April, 2015

at 7.30 p.m.

in the Village Hall.

AGENDA

1 Apologies for Absence

  1. Declarations of Interest
  2. To approve the minutes of the previous meeting(s)
  3. Public Participation
  4. To consider any matters arising from previous minutes

(i) Council email addresses (ii) Damage to pond (iii) Allotment issue (iv) Grazing

  1. Substantive Items

(i) Easements (ii) Rural plan (iii) Teesside Wildlife Trust

  1. Village Residents Association
  2. Planning applications
  3. Roads and amenities
  4. Financial Report
  5. Correspondence

(i) Mike Patrick Village Hall upkeep (ii) Roadworks update (iii) Cllr Jackson letter #1 (iv) Cllr Jackson letter #2 (vi) Cllr Jackson letter #3 (vii) Cllr Jackson letter #4 (viii) Cllr Jackson letter #5 (ix) Cllr Jackson letter #6 (x) Cllr Jackson letter #7

  1. New Agenda items
  2. Any other Business
  3. Date and Time of the next meeting

Thursday 14th May, 19:30pm

April Events – Viv’s Visitor

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April 9th VRA Meeting 7:00pm

DPPC meeting 7:30pm

Easter Services: St Peter’s Church, April 2nd Maundy Thursday 6:30pm

April 3rd – Good Friday, Joint service at St Mary Magdalene’s Church Hart 2:00pm

April 5th – Sunday – Easter Day

Family Service 10:00am Elwick

Holy Communion 6.00pm Elwick

Holy Communion 8:00am Hart

Family Service 11:00am Hart

Church websites: http://www.elwickchurch.org.uk http://www.hartchurch.org.uk

Spotted Cow – April 5th – Easter Sunday,Easter Bonnet, Decorative Egg, Fancy Dress Competition, Egg hunt and egg race, Egg rolling competition, Bouncy Castle – proceeds to benefit Elwick School

Elwick WI Hall Activities

Womens Institute – 1st Monday of the month 7-9:30pm.

Painting Class – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.

Young Farmers Club – Tuesdays fortnightly 7:30pm.

Computer Class – Tuesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Craft morning – Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Whist – Wednesdays 7pm.

For Hall bookings please ring Mrs Sylvia Jobson: tel 01429 275340 or mob 07503 332927

March Events

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By James Burroughs

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March 12th VRA Meeting 7:00pm

DPPC meeting 7:30pm

Spotted Cow – April 5th – Easter Sunday,Easter Bonnet, Decorative Egg, Fancy Dress Competition, Egg hunt and egg race, Egg rolling competition, Bouncy Castle – proceeds to benefit Elwick School

Elwick WI Hall Activities

Womens Institute – 1st Monday of the month 7-9:30pm.

Painting Class – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.

Young Farmers Club – Tuesdays fortnightly 7:30pm.

Computer Class – Tuesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Craft morning – Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Whist – Wednesdays 7pm.

For Hall bookings please ring Mrs Sylvia Jobson: tel 01429 275340 or mob 07503 332927

DPPC Chair and Vice Chair Resign

At January DPPC meeting, Chair Alan Timothy and Vice Chair John Bearby resigned from Dalton Piercy Parish Council.

Between them, they have served on DPPC for over 25 years. On behalf of Dalton Piercy I would like to thank them for their dedication, hard work, and achievements of which have been voluntary and without prejudice. They have requested that their resignation letters be made public and be posted on the site.

Please see below:

To The Chairperson, Dalton Piercy Parish Council

Dear sir/madam,

Please accept this letter as confirmation of my resignation as both Chair and a councillor of DPPC following my verbal resignation at the meeting.

I am resigning based on the input from fellow councillors both in the meeting and the constant barrage of e mails question my personal integrity and motives and that the individuals clearly have an understanding significantly in advance of mine in legal matters relating to land issues and dealing with lawyers, I am stepping aside to allow them to take up the tasks at hand which after their input I am sure they will fully embrace.

It is my view that a number of councillors have deliberately set out to disrupt both the activities of the council and the lives of many who live within the parish and I have been very disappointed at the in ability of both the police and local government legislation to assist the parish in dealing with such individuals, though I would also add that HBC legal team have been supportive in dealing with a barrage of petty complaints.

It may be that my leadership and chairmanship of the parish is contributing to unpleasant behaviour of these individuals and by stepping down this will allow the remaining councillors to select a chairperson who can change the style and approach in dealing with this behaviour and I wish the new chairperson well in their endeavours to continue to make progress in improving the village for all and not a few vocal councillors and individuals with interests relating to either their properties or personal beliefs.

To this end I have attached on a confidential basis for councillors eyes only a copy of the findings by the deputy monitoring officer and independent advisor into a complaint made against me as Chair by a resident, I believe the council may find the findings of importance in understanding both the actual issues around that property but also around conduct in meetings.

I believe that the parish despite the challenging environment has made a lot of progress in improving the quality of the village for everyone and it has great opportunity to continue with projects such as the additional parking at North View in order to protect the village green, to the this end I will continue to support the parish through the VGA.

Yours faithfully

 

 

Alan Timothy

 

 

 

For the attention of: –

DPPC Chairperson

 

To The Chairperson, Dalton Piercy Parish Council

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please accept this letter as confirmation of my resignation as both Deputy Chair & as a Councillor of DPPC following my exit from the council meeting on January 15, of which I have been an active Councillor for 11+ years.

 

Following Chair Alan Timothy’s resignation at the meeting & the subsequent requirement for myself to act as the new Chairperson – this is a position I will not do.

 

I am resigning for the following reasons: –

 

Based on the workload that I have had clarity on carried out by the ex-Chairperson, the barrage of email correspondence & the then lack of support by certain members.

 

In addition my personal integrity has been also questioned both at meetings, via emails, face to face inside & outside of meetings.

 

It is my view that certain Councillors have deliberately set out to maliciously disrupt both the activities of DPPC & also the lives of many who live within the parish of Dalton Piercy.   I have been disappointed at the in ability of external bodies to assist the parish in dealing with said individuals.

 

I wish the new appointed Chairperson to continue to make progress by improving the village (project: North View, Dean Garth, Pond etc…)

 

I will continue to operate as the Kids Club Chairperson which I feel is the only positive documented activity ongoing in the village with even this brought into question.

 

To this end I have attached on a confidential basis for DPPC Councillors eyes only a copy of the findings by the Deputy Monitoring Officer & Independent Advisor into a complaint made against me as Deputy Chair by a current Councillor, I believe the council may find the findings of importance in dealing with any future dealings.

 

Regards

 

John Bearby

 

 

December Events

Snow at Dalton, James Burroughs

Snow at Dalton, James Burroughs

Additional Church Services

St Peters, 24th Dec 11pm, midnight mass

St Peters, 25th Dec 9:30am, family service

Dalton Piercy, 24th Dec, 4pm, Carols on the green

Elwick Village, 24th Dec, 6pm, Carols on the green

EMA Christmas Children’s Party, 30th December 2-4pm, WI Hall, please return slip to Elwick Post Office by Friday 19th December

Dalton Piercy, Childrens Party, 2-4pm, 20th Dec, Village Hall

New Computer Club

WI Hall Elwick

Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm membership is open to anyone in Elwick or Dalton Parishes. Costs £1.50 a session.

Spotted Cow Pub

Thursdays 9:00pm General Knowledge Quiz + Play your cards right

Coming soon Tuesdays – Knockout Pool Competition

Coming soon Fridays – Karaoke – Cash prizes for best singers

13th and 20th December – Breakfast with Santa

Elwick WI Hall Activities

Womens Institute – 1st Monday of the month 7-9:30pm.

Painting Class – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.

Young Farmers Club – Tuesdays fortnightly 7:30pm.

Computer Class – Tuesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Craft morning – Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Whist – Wednesdays 7pm.

For Hall bookings please ring Mrs Sylvia Jobson: tel 01429 275340 or mob 07503 332927

School Allotment Visit

Grown by Steve Burroughs

Grown by Steve Burroughs

Pupils, teachers & parents from Elwick Primary School, visited Mr Burroughs and the Kids Club Allotment at Dalton. It was an educational visit that included many activities. The children saw over 20 types of fruit, veg, flowers and herbs that are currently growing.

Pupils Activities included:

Teachers lesson, about the functions of items on our allotment – eg the shed, tools, water butt, compost bins, scarecrow, manure.

Sketching produce.

Bug hunting.

Weeding.

Harvesting- sweetcorn, carrots, potatoes, onions, apples, cabbage, parsley, pumpkins, dahlias, etc.

 

The children took the produce they had harvested with them, for their school projects. Each child was given a parsley plant. The gourds were extremely popular – as neither kids or adults had seen any before!

I would like to thank Lois and Steve for their hard work in organizing this. The school wants to continue working with the kids club. Steve has offered to give surplus plants/plugs he has produced to the school for their planned allotment. They used the produce for cookery and displays. Future visits were decided for next year, also visits from Hart Primary School were discussed.

 

November Events

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Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 7th November at 7:30pm, £5 adult/£3 child

Explore the splendours of the Universe. Find out what stars and planets are in the Sky this month. Phone planetarium 01740 630544 (for bookings).

Daffodil Planting at Dalton

Sunday 9th November at 10am.

Parish Council have 50kg of daffodil bulbs to plant around the village. Volunteers are welcome. Meet at village green near College Close entrance or contact the clerk to suggest areas for planting.

Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 13th November 7:30pm

New Computer Club

WI Hall Elwick

Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm membership is open to anyone in Elwick or Dalton Parishes. Costs £1.50 a session.

Spotted Cow Pub

Thursdays 9:00pm General Knowledge Quiz + Play your cards right

Coming soon Tuesdays – Knockout Pool Competition

Coming soon Fridays – Karaoke – Cash prizes for best singers

13th and 20th December – Breakfast with Santa

Elwick WI Hall Activities

Womens Institute – 1st Monday of the month 7-9:30pm.

Painting Class – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.

Young Farmers Club – Tuesdays fortnightly 7:30pm.

Computer Class – Tuesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Craft morning – Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Whist – Wednesdays 7pm.

For Hall bookings please ring Mrs Sylvia Jobson: tel 01429 275340 or mob 07503 332927