PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES 25th September 2014

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

Guest – Nicholas Blair

 

1. APOLOGIES – Mr. A. Broadhurst & Mr. P. Torr

 

2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST – None

 

3. PUBLIC FORUM –   None

 

4. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 31st July 2014

 

Approved and signed.

 

5. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS. – None

 

6. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR

 

Nicholas Blair gave a demonstration of how to use the defibrillator.

 

Main points:-

 

  • An ambulance should be phoned immediately whilst CPR is carried out. The ambulance service would advise the code to access the defibrillator.

 

  • It is very simple to use, just follow voice prompts which are activated when you open the case.

 

  • It may be used on anyone unresponsive or not breathing normally.

 

  • It is impossible to do harm, the defibrillator makes the decision if a charge is needed.

 

  • When using CPR and defibrillator the survival rate goes from 0 to 70%.

 

  • 80 to 85% of cases are treatable within the first few minutes.

 

  • On average 1 person every 8 weeks is saved in the area served by our ambulances

 

  • Using CPR and the defibrillator can give the patient a critical 5 to 7 mins for the ambulance to arrive.

 

  • A course is available for people within the Parish to learn how to do CPR and use the defibrillator, this course has been well attended in Rainow.

 

  • Must be housed in a heated box if outside due to the gel. eg. telephone box.

 

  • £650 for defibrillator, cabinets start around £350. Guarantee for battery 8 yrs.

 

The unit would have to be checked every two years when the pads must be changed at a cost of approx. £25/£30, top up stick also supplied with pads.

 

The purchase of two defibrillators was discussed. The Council have a limited precept and are very aware that they must make best use of this resource to benefit the parish.

 

In principal the Council were in favour of having a defibrillator, but more information has to be read and digested and outstanding concerns i.e. how many people would be interested in learning CPR, must be discussed before a decision is made.

 

7.CLERK TO GIVE UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING:

 

(a) Current Bank Balance – statement to 8th Sept 2014 – £7710.55

 

(b) Annual Return and External Audit documents.

 

The Annual Return containing the External Auditors BDO LLP opinion has now been received stating the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices and no matters have come to their attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.

 

A minor issue was raised that the comparative figures in section 1 do not agree to the audited figures for last year and the carry forward figure is different to last year’s audited figure by £1.

 

The council agreed to follow the auditor’s recommendation that the council is to ensure in future years the above minor error is not included in the Statement of Accounts.

 

As we fall within the income/expenditure band £5,001-£10,000 no fee is applicable.

 

A “Notice of Conclusion of Audit is to be displayed on the notice board for a period of 14days giving details of how to make an appointment to view the requisite information.

 

We have to advise BDO LLP which batch of dates would be preferable for the audit ending 31 March 2015 after consulting the internal auditors.

 

A “Client Satisfaction Survey” is to be completed.

 

8. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

 

HMRC tax payment for 3 months           £150.00          Chq. No. 000754

 

9. PLANNING COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND COMMENT ON

 

Application No: 14/3845M
Proposal: Demolition of existing bungalow and garage, construction of new dormer bungalow with integral garage.
Location: MAYFIELD, KERRIDGE ROAD, RAINOW, SK10 5TA

 

No objections

 

 

 

Application No: 

 

 

 

14/3833M Proposal:Change of Use, Conversion/ Demolition and Extension of

 

existing masonry and corrugated metal barn into dwelling

 

with associated garden and garage/store. (referred to as

 

the Lower Barn) Change of use and Conversion of existing

 

 metal clad barn into 2 no dwellings with associated gardens,

 

 garages, vehicle hardstandings and improvements to

 

associated access. ( referred to as the Upper Barn) Location:Cliff Farm, CLIFF LANE, RAINOW, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 0AB National Grid Ref:393726374404

 

The Council’s had concerns over the size of the building,

 

overall no objections.

 

Application No: 14/3960M
Proposal: Create a pond as a wildlife habitat. The site is currently a semi-woodland natural area. The pond will be created by digging away accumulated sediment in a natural wet area draining the hillside.
Location: East Cliff Field, Rainow Road, Macclesfield
National Grid Ref: 393805374923

 

 No objections

 

 

 

Application No: 14/4250M
Proposal: Side extension and alterations to the existing dwelling.
Location: THE SHIPPON, Doncasterhill Farm, Well Lane, Rainow, Macclesfield, SK10 5SY

 

Cllr. Eardley declared his interest in this application and left the room whilst the proposal was discussed.

 

No objections were raised, no final decision to be made until Cllr. Buckingham has had a further look at the plans and he advises the clerk.

 

10. TO RECEIVE AND NOTE ANY PLANNING DECISIONS.

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

Appeals by Mr Michael Poyser and Mrs Allison Poyser

 

Site at Scotswood Nursery, Swanscoe, Rainow, Macclesfield,  SK10 5SZ and

 

Scotswood Nursery, Swanscoe, Rainow, Macclesfield, SK10 5SZ

 

Appeal APP/R0660/C/13/2208447

 

Summary of Decisions: The appeals are dismissed and the enforcement notice

 

is upheld with a correction and variations. – Ongoing

 

11. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

 

None – all correspondence this month arrived via email.

 

12. THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE PARISH

 

Rainow Road Grids

 

Email rec’d. From CEC 20.8.2014 advised:

 

The Macclesfield gully emptying schedule is programmed for later in the year. They thanked us for our offer to help with the issue of parked cars. They will make sure that they contact us nearer the time.  They will ask their colleagues at Ansa to arrange for sweeping and removal of any silt and debris from the channels.

 

Well Lane – Grids blocked with overgrown grass

 

18 August 2014  Andy Simpson from Cheshire East Highways advised
the second weed spray application was underway and once this is completed he intended to send a team down to remove all the dead vegetation. The removal side will most likely take place after die back, which will be September time.

 

Cliff Lane

 

Concerns were raised over the deteriorating condition of the lane:-

 

  • In certain sections of the lane there are gullies each side approx. 18” deep x 2ft wide made even more dangerous by grass camouflaging the problem.

 

  • Overgrown hedges etc are overhanging into the lane reducing the width of the lane.

 

  • At the bottom of the lane the walls are in a dangerous condition.

 

The Clerk has requested the Highways Dept. to inspect and rectify.

 

The Clerk to advise that three holes have now appeared in the wall.

 

Grit Bins – Cllr. Buckingham advised that he could find only one suitable location for a bin to be located which he will confirm to the Clerk. The site of a second bin to be investigated.

 

Notice Board near Well Lane.

 

Cllr. Fleming has serviced the lock and cut the shrub. It does not actually lock but is useable.

 

Lighting Gantry behind Roewood Lane.

 

Vinnie Farrell from Cheshire East Planning has advised the lighting column installed by United Utilities is ‘permitted development’.

 

If residents experience problems with light pollution in the future then this will be a matter for Environmental Health. So far I have not seen the light on at all.

 

Stolen paving flags at Higher Fold  & Swanscoe

 

Stone flags have been stolen from the seating areas at Higher Fold and Swanscoe.

 

The cost does not warrant claiming on the insurance as we have to pay the first £250.

 

The Clerk has requested Fairway Landscape to quote for the areas to be made good.

 

Dog Fouling – Rainow Road.

 

The bin has been installed, a sticker advising it can be used by dog owners has been requested.

 

The Well Opposite the Three Crowns

 

The clerk to request our maintenance man to tidy and plant the well.

 

13. REPAIR/RESURFACING OF THE UNADOPTED ROAD

 

A repair has been carried out. It is anticipated that this repair will not last very long as it is only infill. There are now up to 6 council vehicles using the road to access the car park at lunch time.

 

14. HIGH SPEED BROADBAND IN HIGHER HURDSFIELD

 

The clerk enquired how Rainow Parish Council obtained BT High Speed Broadband and the name of the person involved has been passed to the Chairman to contact.

 

15. PARISH NEWS LETTER

 

The following items and authors were suggested for the newsletter, to be emailed to the clerk asap.

 

  • The Sunday School issue with funds and pending closure. – Richard Buckley  – (To be approved by the Trustee
  • The concerns we have over the condition of the trees and shrubs in the Parish – Andy Broadhurst

 

  • The new access steps into the car park. Wendy Carter.
  •  New waste bin for dog owners. Richard Buckley
  • A volunteer from within the Parish to carry on with the articles on the history of the Parish. Wendy Carter
  • Parking on yellow lines – Richard Buckley
  • Making use of the car park at Higher Fold Ciaran Fleming
  • Grit Bins – Robert Buckingham
  • Defibrillator– Richard Buckley 

 

16. DEVELOPMENTS OF UNADOPTED ROAD.

 

We are still not able to determine who owns the road.

 

Meeting ended approx. 7.45pm

 

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