Agenda

Tynedale Local Area Council - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: Ceremony Room - Hexham House. View directions

Contact: Nichola Turnbull 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

The committee are asked to note the following membership and terms of reference for the Tynedale Local Area Council which were agreed by Council on 4 May 2022.

 

The membership is made up of the county councillors who represent the 13 electoral divisions in the Tynedale area:

 

Chair: T Cessford

Vice-Chair: D Kennedy

Vice-Chair (Planning): A Scott

 

Quorum – 4

 

Conservative?

Labour?

Independent

Group

Liberal Democrat

Green Party

Ind Non-Grouped

T Cessford

A Scott

D Kennedy

SH Fairless-Aitken

N Morphet

HR Waddell

CW Horncastle

 

A Dale

A Sharp

 

 

I Hutchinson

 

 

 

 

 

N Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

JR Riddle

 

 

 

 

 

G Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   

 

Terms of reference

 

(1)    To enhance good governance in the area and ensure that the Council’s policies take account of the needs and aspirations of local communities and do not discriminate unfairly between the different Areas.

(2)    To advise the Cabinet on budget priorities and expenditure within the Area.

(3)    To consider, develop and influence policy and strategy development of the Council, its arms-length organisations, and other relevant bodies, to ensure that they meet local requirements and facilitate efficient and transparent decision making.   

(4)    To receive information, consider and comment on matters associated with service delivery including those undertaken in partnership agencies, affecting the local area to ensure that they meet local requirements, including matters relating to community safety, anti- social behaviour and environmental crime.

(5)    To consider and refer to Cabinet any issues from a local community perspective with emerging Neighbourhood Plans within their area, and consider local planning applications as per the planning delegation scheme 

(6)    To consider and recommend adjustments to budget priorities in relation to Local Transport Plan issues within their area, and to make decisions in relation to devolved capital highway maintenance allocations.

(7)    To engage, through the appropriate networks, with all key stakeholders from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to facilitate the delivery of area priorities. This will include undertaking regular liaison with parish and town councils.

(8)    To inform, consult and engage local communities in accordance with Council policy and guidance, through the appropriate networks.  

(9)    To, as appropriate, respond or refer with recommendations to local petitions and councillor calls for action.

(10)  To make certain appointments to outside bodies as agreed by Council.

(11)  To determine applications for grant aid from the Community Chest, either through Panels for individual Local Area Councils, or through the Panel of Local Area Council Chairs for countywide applications.

(12)  To refer and receive appropriate issues for consideration to or from other Council Committees, and as appropriate invite Portfolio Holders to attend a meeting if an item in their area of responsibility is to be discussed.

(13)  To exercise the following functions within their area:-

(a)  the Council’s functions in relation to the survey, definition, 

maintenance, diversion, stopping up and creation of public rights of way.

(b)  the Council’s functions as the Commons Registration Authority for common land and town/village greens in Northumberland.

(c)  the Council’s functions in relation to the preparation and maintenance of the Rights of Way  ...  view the full agenda text for item 1.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Tynedale Local Area Council, held on 10 May 2022, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record, and signed by the Chair.

4.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required?where a matter arises at a meeting;?

 

a.       Which?directly relates to?Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (‘DPI’) as set out in Appendix B, Table 1 of the Code of Conduct, to disclose the interest, not participate in any discussion or vote and not to remain in room. Where members have a DPI or if the matter concerns an executive function and is being considered by a Cabinet Member with a DPI they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with the matter.

 

b.       Which?directly relates to?the financial interest or well being of a Other Registrable Interest as set out in Appendix B, Table 2 of the Code of Conduct to disclose the interest and only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak at the meeting but otherwise must not take part in any discussion? or vote on the matter and must not remain the room.

 

c.       Which?directly relates to?their financial interest or well-being? (and is not? DPI) or the financial well being of a relative or close associate, to declare the interest and members may only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak. Otherwise, the member must not take part in discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

d.       Which?affects?the financial well-being of the member, a relative or close associate or a body included under the Other Registrable Interests column in Table 2, to disclose the interest and apply the test set out at paragraph 9 of Appendix B before deciding whether they may remain in the meeting.

 

e.       Where Members have or a Cabinet Member has an Other Registerable Interest or Non Registerable Interest in a matter being considered in exercise of their executive function, they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with it.?

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. ?Members are referred to the Code of Conduct which contains the matters above in full. ?Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

RIGHTS OF WAY

5.

REVIEW OF THE DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY, ALLEGED RESTRICTED BYWAY NO. 62, PARISH OF BARDON MILL pdf icon PDF 12 MB

The Local Area Council is asked to give consideration to all the relevant evidence gathered in support and rebuttal of the existence of restricted byway rights over a route (the majority of which is identified as the U7044 road on the Council’s List of Streets) from the B6318 road, south-west of Housesteads, in a general northerly then north-easterly direction to a point south-east of East Hotbank.

6.

REVIEW OF THE DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY, ALLEGED RESTRICTED BYWAY NO. 26, PARISH OF WEST ALLEN pdf icon PDF 8 MB

The Local Area Council is asked to give consideration to all the relevant evidence gathered in support and rebuttal of the existence of restricted byway rights over the route of existing Public Footpath No. 26, from the Cumbria County boundary at Blacklaw Cross, in a general northerly direction, to existing Byway Open to All Traffic No. 37, at Keirsleywell Bank.

7.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 July 2022.

 

8.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.