PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES 17TH APRIL 2014

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

1. APOLOGIES – , Mr N Eardley, Mr C Fleming, Mr. R. Buckingham, & Mr P. Hayes

2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST – None

3. PUBLIC FORUM –   None

4. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 27th March 2014

Approved and signed.

5. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS – none

6.CLERK TO GIVE UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING:

(a) Current Bank Balance – statement to 8th April 2014 – £9,007.90

This includes the 1st Instalment of the Parish Precept.

(b) Annual Return and Internal Audit documents.

All relevant documents were reviewed by the Council and the figures and actions approved.

 There were no outstanding actions.

An application for a VAT repayment can now be made following the issuing of the cheque To Fairway Landscapes for the remedial work and planting to be carried out.

The remedial work carried out completes the outstanding work specified on the risk assessment 22.1.2014.

No changes are required to our Financial Risk Assessment or the Standing Orders.

The Annual Return for the financial year ended 31st March 2014 was discussed, approved and signed by the Chairman.

7. PLANNING COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND COMMENT ON

Application No:         14/1759M

Proposal:                   Porch and garage extension.

Location:                    22 CLARENDON DRIVE, HIGHER HURDSFIELD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2QQ.

Comments by 14TH May 2014. Sent to Councillors by email 15.4.2014

 No Objections.

Councillors could not access the plans via the link given by CEC Planning Dept.

The Clerk to advise the Planning Dept and also request paper copies as we have three Councillors who are not on line.

8. TO RECEIVE AND NOTE ANY PLANNING DECISIONS. – None

9. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

Fairway Landscapes grit bins and remedial work          £1136.42 Chq. No. 000748

10. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

Email from a resident complaining about the parking at the top of Well Lane.

It is though that the residents were issued with a parking ticket but again parked in the same location. The clerk to enquire what else can be done to stop this parking infringement.

 Invitation to Chairman to the

Mayor Making Reception at BollingtoN

Strutt & Parker

Neighbourhood Planning services

Offering advice on property and town planning matters.

11. THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE PARISH

It was noted at the meeting that CEC had carried out grass cutting in the recreation ground and surrounding area where the Parish Council had provided shrubs and it is now looking really nice.

Trees

There are two trees outside No. 90 Rainow Road, originally planted by the Women’s Institute, one of which has died. The clerk to enquire if CEC will remove the tree.

Other concerns were raised about treatment need for trees in the area.

Grass Cutting

Grass cutting is to continue at the end of May. The area at the other side of the drive at Swanscoe also to be cut. The Clerk to arrange.

11.1 Keeping Roads and Paths clean

Rainow Road

The hedge running alongside Rainow Road has been cut and although the large off cuts have been removed a considerable amount of residue material is now on the footpaths and gutters. The clerk to request CEC to clear the highways.

Well Lane –              Grids blocked with overgrown grass

The overgrown verge on Well Lane has been added to the CEC Siding Out programme which will start sometime early in the new financial year. – On going

Dog Fouling – Well Lane.

The problem has been reported to the Dog Wardens.

The clerk requested the Council to clear this area and ask regarding the possibility of a dog poo bin in the Well Lane location. As yet we have received no reply.

Since the area was sprayed there appears to be only one further offence committed.

Dog’s owners are still using the recreation ground to walk their dogs. The clerk to report this to CEC.

Recreation Ground Swings – The cross bar on the larger swing equipment does not appear to be properly secure and the seats are split. The Clerk notified the Leisure Dept.

PARKING ON THE YELLOW LINES AT THE ENTRANCE TO WELL LANE

See item 10.

12. REPLANTING THE SHRUBS AT HIGHERFOLD.

This was to be carried out late Feb. Early March. The planting had not been done.

The Clerk to contact Fairways and obtain a date. Planting to be complete before the cheque is issued.

13. BENCH SECURED

The bench has been secured, which completes the Risk Assessment work required.

14. REPAIR/RESURFACING OF THE UNADOPTED ROAD

Andy Simpson from the Local Highways Officer Customer Service Teamis enquiring if Streetscape will carry out repairs. 

 Four Vehicles from CEC used the road to get to the car park to have their lunch yesterday.

The clerk to chase.

Meeting ended approx. 7.15

Next Meeting to be held on Thursday 29th May 2014 at 6pm

E & OA

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