2022-03 March – agenda

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AGENDA for the Meeting of Matfen Parish Council on Tuesday 29th March 2022 at 19:00


0322.01  To receive questions from residents in relation to Matfen Parish.

0322.02  To receive apologies for absence.

0322.03  To receive Declarations of Interest.

0322.04  County Councillor’s Report.

0322.05  To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings held on 24th January 2022.

0322.06  Actions taken following the meetings held on 24th January 2022.

0322.07  Finance/Administration

  1. Accounts for payment – to approve items of expenditure.

  2. To note increase in NJC salary rates from 1st April 2021 including back dated pay as per NJC contract of employment

0322.08  Correspondence and information items [For information only]

0322.09  Planning Applications

  1. To receive decisions of submitted planning applications.

  2. To consider responses to planning application received

0322.10  Village Issues and Highways Matters

  1. To consider Community Plan and Emergency Leaflet [See enclosed]

  2. To consider next steps for Jubilee Garden proposal

  3. To receive reports from councillors on any village issues/highways matter which require attention

0322.11  Any urgent business as allowed by the chairman/Agenda items for next meeting [ For information                only]

0322.13  Date and time of next meeting


Correspondence received since the January meeting.

Sender Details
Northumberland Assoc of Local Councils Weekly eNews
Community Action Northumberland CAN eNews
East Tynedale Parish Councils’ Forum Minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2022
Northumberland County Council Climate Change Newsletter – February 2022
Northumberland Age UK Update on support and services
Northumberland County Council Northumberland Local Plan – Inspector’s report
Northumberland County Council Storms Dudley and Eunace briefing
Northumberland Age UK Update on services provided
Age UK Northumberland Scam Awareness Support
Northumberland County Council Climate Change Newsletter – March 2022
Northumberland County Council Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans Consultation
Clerks and Councils Direct Issue 140 March 2022

Accounts for payment on 29th March 2022

Payee Details Gross payment VAT Net Payment Payment method
Mrs  A Senior Clerical services 524.65 524.65 BACS
H M Revenue & Customs PAYE 131.20 131.20 BACS
Mrs A Senior Play area inspections 75.00 75.00 BACS
Wel Medical Defibrillator pads 47.94 7.99 39.95 BACS
NetWise UK Website hosting, support and maintenance 360.00 60.00 300.00 BACS
Mrs A Senior Expenses – postages/stationery/travel 47.50 47.50 BACS
NetWise UK Website domain renewal 24.00 4.00 20.00 BACS
L Paterson Public toilet cleaning – Jan/Feb 22 100.00 100.00 BACS

 Planning applications

Reference No: Address Description
21/03975/LBC Matfen Hall, Matfen Hall Drive, Matfen Listed building consent for internal alterations to north side including installation of lifts, staircases, toilets, ensuites and new bedroom/ensuite layouts. GRANTED


Matfen Hall, Matfen Hall Drive, Matfen Enclose space within inner courtyards to North West of building.  Installation of fire exit staircase.  Proposed internal alterations. Create additional bedrooms throughout the hotel including conversion of 2 outbuildings and a new single storey extension to the west of existing outbuilding. Re-roofing the buildings to the west of the upper courtyard. Alterations to the south elevation (new door opening, replacement of existing steps and handrails with new)