Minutes of the Town Projects Meeting held on 17th November 2010 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane, Northam at 10.00am


Present: Cllrs Miller (Chairman), Mrs Whittaker, Edwards, Hames, Johnson, Langton,

In attendance: Cllr Eastman,

Mrs Jane Mills, Town Clerk

1011/428 Chairman's announcements

The Chairman advised that there had been an approach from Torridge regarding some toilets at Westward Ho! (which have been closed for a number of years), to ask if they are of interest to Northam Town Council. This will be put on the Agenda for the next meeting. The questionnaire re Odun Road car park has been issued by Torridge and it will be put on the next Planning Agenda for discussion.

1011/429 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllr Osborne and Cllr Robinson


1011/430 Declarations of interest

Members were reminded that all interests should be declared prior to the item being discussed.


1011/431 To agree the Agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published


1011/432 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Town Projects Meeting held on 26 th October 2010

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes as a true record of the meeting


1011/433 To consider items referred from Full Council

The Clerk was advised that two places had been identified for dog bins to be erected and will write to Torridge.


1011/434 To consider update on Northam Hall:

•  Opening Event

It was agreed that an opening event should take place around Easter time, perhaps to coincide with a grants presentation.

•  Christmas carols, procession etc

This will take place 11 th December, local schools will be involved and the Council will supply glowsticks and some other gifts for the children.


1011/435 To agree publication and distribution of the draft newsletter(herewith)

It was resolved with one abstention (Cllr Hames) to go ahead with the newsletter as it is.


1011/436 To consider installation of Christmas trees/decorations

Installation work will begin week commencing 29 th November 2010


1011/437 To consider further information on Appledore Quay boat park

It was resolved to prepare a small business plan, risk assessment and information on safety issues


1011/438 To review proposed Town Projects budget for 2011-12

The budget was discussed and there were no further items for inclusion.


1011/439 To consider information regarding the skatepark at Appledore

The Clerk advised that the lease had expired and it was resolved to go ahead with the renewal

There being no further business the meeting closed at 4.05pm