PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 30th March 2016

PRESENT: – Councillors – Mr R Buckley (Chair), Mrs E Wilson (Vice Chair), Mr N Eardley, Mr P Torr, Mrs M Street, Mr C Fleming, Mr A Broadhurst, & Mrs W Carter (Clerk)

1. APOLOGIES  Mr R Buckingham, Cllr. Amanda Stott & Cllr. J. Weston

2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST – None

3. PUBLIC FORUM

A member of the parish expressed his concerns regarding the following:-

  • The pot holes in Rainow Road and the noise generated by large vehicles hitting the pot holes.  – This problem is currently being dealt with. See item 15 below.
  • The size of the vehicles travelling on Rainow Road at speed. – This problem has been investigated in 2010 and it was found that because it is a class “B” road it can be used by vehicles up to 44 tons and there is no restriction on the time the road can be used.  Moving the SID (see item 11 below) may make the vehicles more aware of their speed.
  • The condition of the George & Dragon – To be put on the agenda for the next meeting. The clerk to make enquiries with Vincent Farrell, the Enforcement Officer for Development Management at Cheshire East Council.

4. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Annual Parish Meeting is to be held before our Annual Parish Council meeting on the 27th April 2016. It is to be advertised on the notice boards and the web site.

There is an open invitation to attend Banbury Park Outdoor Gym Open Day and Induction, on Saturday 2nd. April 2016 10.00 to 12.00pm.

5. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 20th January 2016.

Approved and signed.

6. CLERK TO GIVE UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING:

(a) Current Bank Balance – statement to 8th March 2016 – £4110.39

(b) Transfer to Interest Paying Account. -. The amount of money the Parish holds does not warrant transferring to a different type of account at this present time.

(c) VAT update – £350.41 to be reclaimed up to the 31st March 2016.

Cannot complete the form on line until the 31st March 2016.

 7. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

Hurdsfield P.C.C. rent for meetings Dec. Jan & March & defibrillator training.                                                                    £58.00.           chq. No. 000782

HMRC Paye tax                                           £150.00.         chq. No. 000783

Alex Holbrow Electrical Ltd                           £182.27          chq. No. 000784

Clerks expenses for 12 months                     £214.96

Plus Stationary – paper              £3.99  Total £218.95            chq. No. 000785

Newsletter                                                 £26.25            chq. No. 000786

8. PLANNING COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND COMMENT ON ANY PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

Application No: 16/0911M
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (Approved Plans) attached to application 15/4433M relating to the proposed demolition of outbuilding and the erection of a two-storey front extension, rear conservatory, front porch and extension to rear dormer. Demolished area of outbuilding to become part of adjoining agricultural land.
Location: SWANSCOE PARK FARM, SWANSCOE LANE, RAINOW, CHESHIRE, SK10 5SZ

 

NO OBJECTIONS

 9. TO RECEIVE AND NOTE ANY PLANNING DECISIONS.

Ongoing – Officer’s are still assessing if the requirements of the Enforcement Notice 07/00047E for the large polytunnel have been fully complied in respect of areas of hardstanding which remain on site.

The Clerk emailed Vinny Farrell CEC to ask if a decision has been made on the hardstanding and the response was as follows:-

I realise that his matter has been ongoing for some time, however it is a complex site and Officers are still consulting with the Legal Services over the outstanding matters. – Ongoing

10. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

Audit – Annual Return

 Please can you note the following date for your diary:

Rainow Parish Council Civic Service

Sunday 25th September 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Rainow at 10.00 a.m.

11.SID

A suitable location for the SID to be re-sited was again discussed. Cllrs. C. Fleming and A. Broadhurst to survey the road and determine the most appropriate location bearing in mind it needs the sun to function.

12. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR

On Saturday 30th January 2016 two defibrillator training courses were carried out by Nick Blair in the Holy Trinity Church. They were a big success and everyone was pleased with the content and felt they had benefited from the course and would feel confident of being able to carry out the procedures. A letter of thanks to be sent to Nick Blair.

Panels have now been installed on the phone box by a generous member of the Parish and the defibrillator has now been installed and is operational.

The Cleaner’s contribution to be put in the phone box.

The CPAD AED Site weekly check sheet to be the responsibility of Cllr. R. Buckley until the next meeting.

Details to be included in our next News Letter.

13.GENERAL CONDITION OF THE PARISH

(a) Dog Fouling near Lower Fold Farm

This appears to be on ongoing problem.

(b) Well Lane, overgrown.

Several pot holes have been repaired.

There are approx. 30 to 40 Ash saplings running along the side of the road which need removing and the sides of the road still need clearing.

The Clerk to ask Ansa for the work to be carried out.

14. GRIT BINS ON ROEWOOD LANE

The residents have been consulted regarding the location of the grit bins the result being that they definitely want a bin on the T junction at the end of the main run of Roewood Lane.

This will further be discussed at the next meeting when Cllr. R. Buckingham will be available to answer questions and give his opinion. No movement/purchasing of a bin will be required until winter approaches.

Stone Flagged Area

The Clerk carried out a further risk assessment on 21.1.2016

(b) The crack is mostly beneath a very large heavy wooden planted tub and is not part of the walkway, is not accessible to the public and therefore not a danger.

15.  THE ROAD / FOOTWAY / BINS ON RAINOW ROAD, between Cliffe Lane and the George and Dragon.

Bins

The Parish Council had been informed it had been agreed with the residents that the bins be kept in the relevant gardens to leave the footpaths clear, this is not happening the bins are being left on the footpaths. Black bin liners may be an option.

The Clerk made further enquires on the 26 March 2016 to  ‘CheshireEastCouncilCustomerServices@cheshireeast.gov.uk’

No reply has been received, the Clerk to chase.

ROADS

Andy Simpson, the Local Highways Officer, Customer Service Team, Cheshire East Highways advised he has noticed the worsening condition of the section of carriageway and it has been added to next year’s Level 2 carriageway repair proposals. In the meantime, they will continue to repair any actionable defects vis the scheduled safety inspection regime.

This section of road is inspected on a 4 monthly basis. The last scheduled inspection was carried out on 14th December 2015 so the next inspection will be mid April 2016. The purpose of these inspections is to identify any defects which fall outside the Authorities intervention levels, which for Carriageways is 50mm and Footways 25mm.

Considering the nature of the defects on Rainow Road, they have recently recommenced with their Velocity patch repair programme and will ensure that the worst areas between Cliff Lane and Well Lane are included in this programme. This will be within the next few weeks weather permitting.

16. THE WEB SITE.

The website is working okay and has been updated.

Further historical information has been gathered by Cllrs. E. Wilson and M. Street are to meet with the Clerk to finalise an article for the web site.

17 REPLACEMENT NOTICE BOARD

Quotes have been obtained and the search for a “like for like” replacement is ongoing.

18. VENUE FOR POLLING STATION

All possible venues within Higher Hurdsfield have been explored and no suitable venue can be found, following the closure of the Sunday School. It has therefore been decided that the polling station will be sited at The Holy Trinity C of E Church in Hurdsfield, with the option of a postal vote for the people not able to get to this venue.

The Clerk to ask the new owners of the Sunday School is a poster can be put up at the front of their building on Polling Day advising of the new venue.

19 RURAL CRIME CONFERENCE REPORT

The Chairman attended the conference which he found very interesting and shared his information on the following subjects.

1. Rural Crime figures

2. Cheshire Police Alert

3. Selecta DNA

4. Data Tag

5. Cheshire Horse Watch

6. Personal Shift Volunteers

20. Recreation Ground Signs

A property backing on to the recreation ground at Higher Fold has had a man trespass on to the property to retrieve a football, by scaling a 7ft. high gate.

There is a very faded sign in the recreation ground advising the area is unsuitable for the playing of ball games. The relevant authority has been asked to provide and install a new ”No ball games sign” If they cannot provide the sign the Parish Council will provide and install one.

The clerk to enquire as to the outcome of the request.

The meeting ended approx. 7.25pm

The next meeting to be held on 27th April 2016 at 6pm

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