NUNTHORPE PARISH COUNCIL, MIDDLESBROUGH – CASUAL VACANCY

 

 

IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

 

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for Nunthorpe Parish Councillor Ward of the Borough of Middlesbrough.

 

An election to fill this vacancy can be requested if a request in writing is given by Ten electors for the Parish area to the Returning Officer, Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 503, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FX. This election would take place in May 2021.

 

Angela  Livingstone

 

Date: 10/05/2020

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor by co-option to fill one of the 5 vacancies please contact the clerk.

Email: clerk@nunthorpepc.org.uk Telephone 01642 274283

Presentation to Ken Tomlinson

Ken Tomlinson was a member of Nunthorpe Parish Council for seven years until he stepped down at the end of April this year. For most of that time he served as Chair and saw the Council through a very unsettled period in its history at the beginning of his tenure. Thankfully, he now leaves it in fine health.

In recognition of his service to Nunthorpe as Chair, the Parish Council have presented Ken and his wife Lesley (who herself served for many years as Secretary to Nunthorpe Community Council) with an inscribed crystal bowl on behalf of the community.

Thank you Ken for all of your time, effort and commitment to Nunthorpe.

Footpaths around the Grey Towers Estate

The Covid crisis has understandably meant more people walking around our Nunthorpe public rights of ways, footpaths and bridleways, including at Grey Towers.

A public right of way is over land owned by somebody. In the case of the Grey Towers building and adjacent land, the land is owned by the Grey Towers residents.

The public may use rights of way which are highlighted along the route with signage as in the accompanying illustration.

We must all stick to the rules to ensure safety and keep to the two metre-wide path. This includes dogs, which must be kept on leads, as paths go on to farmers fields where there is livestock.

After recent meetings, we wrote to Middlesbrough Council and received an indication of support to work together with residents to seek greater understanding in the future and to see what progress can be made.

We are also working in partnership with OurGreenways in producing a clear map showing paths and rights of ways along with further guidance.

The Parish Council, Ward Councillors and the Grey Towers owners are engaged in discussions and working hard to tackle issues and will keep everyone updated to minimise any misunderstanding.

June Parish Council Meeting

The next monthly meeting of Nunthorpe Parish Council will be at 19:00 on Wednesday, 3rd June 2020.

Because of the current situation this will take place as a virtual meeting via Zoom but that does not stop you attending. If you wish to join us as a member of the public as you can do at the physical meetings, please contact the Parish Clerk at clerk@nunthorpepc.org.uk who will give you all of the details needed to join the meeting online.

Following on from the “big” meeting earlier this week between Middlesbrough Council and several Nunthorpe community groups – Nunthorpe Parish Council, Nunthorpe Community Council, Nunthorpe & Marton PFA, Ourgreenways, the Schools, The Institute, The Medical Practice and the local MP and Ward Councillors – to discuss the future development of Nunthorpe, the next Parish Council meeting is likely to be an very interesting one.

And remember, the PC are always on the look-out for enthusiastic new Councillors to join and help drive forward the interests of Nunthorpe.

See you there.

Hope that our voice is at last being heard

Nunthorpe Parish Council was delighted to have just taken part in an hour long online meeting to discuss priorities and a vision for Nunthorpe, the start of a neighbourhood plan and a consultation (very soon) with all the community. Also in the meeting hosted by Richard Horniman MBC were Andy Preston (the Mayor), Tony Parkinson (MBC CEO), Simon Clarke MP, Ward Councillor Smiles, Chairs of the NMPFA, NCC, Dr Lakeman (Nunthorpe Medical Practice) and Emma Watson representing Nunthorpe Schools. Others including The Institute and Councillor Carole Morgan (Ward Councillor for the R&C side of Nunthorpe) had made written submissions too.

Look out for more details soon but it was agreed by all that rapid progress on a GP Surgery is essential and that the next priority must be a Community Centre.

20/0199/FUL | Demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 69 dwellings with open space and infrastructure | Land At Ford Close Riding Centre Brass Castle Lane Middlesbrough TS8 9EE

The decision deadline for this planning application has now been extended by 3 weeks due to the virus. Time to make your opinions heard by going directly to

https://publicaccess.middlesbrough.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=Q8J0IPKUKHL00&activeTab=summary

You will need to register first before going to comments and adding your thoughts (you can read others comments too) but you can also email

shelley_pearman@middlesbrough.gov.uk  or developmentcontrol@middlesbrough.gov.uk

If you have an opinion on this development, please take a few moments to make this known.

Parish Council Meetings during lock-down

During this period of lock-down, the Parish Council are unable to hold their regular monthly meetings in the usual way. As you know, any resident of Nunthorpe is entitled to be present at these meetings either to contribute or just to listen to the debate. From the next meeting on 6th May 2020 until Government advice changes, these meetings will be held as Zoom virtual meetings meaning that participants can take part from their homes. I’m sure many of you will have become familiar with Zoom or similar applications like Skype to keep in touch with family and friends during the past month.

As we are legally required to make our meetings open, can I ask that if anyone is interested in joining the Parish Council meeting (commencing at 19:00) through this medium, please send your name, address and e-mail address to the Parish Clerk on clerk@nunthorpepc.org.uk who will in turn send you the meeting link allowing you to participate. You will need a computer, smartphone or tablet with microphone and camera to be able to do this.