PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES 27th MARCH 2014

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

 1. APOLOGIES – Mrs M Street & Mr P. Hayes

 2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST – None

 3. PUBLIC FORUM –   None

 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 27fth February 2014

Approved and signed.

 5. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS – none

 6.CLERK TO GIVE UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING:

(a) Current Bank Balance – statement to 7th March.2014 – £7,074.64

 Have received notification from the internal auditor that our books and records are to be deposited at Bollington Town Council before Thursday April 24th 2014.

 The next Parish Council meeting will have to be prior to this date on Thursday 17th April 2014.

 7. PLANNING COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND COMMENT ON

Paper copies of plans will no longer be received by post they must be accessed via the CEC website; therefore all members of the Planning Committee need access to go on line.

All members of the Council will be advised by the Clerk of any new planning applications etc. and will be responsible for viewing on line and giving any comments to the Clerk prior to the date specified on the documents. The comments will then be collated and sent to the Planning Dept. by the Clerk.

Application No:         14/1126M

Proposal:                   ERECTION OF A NEW DWELLING

Location:                    66 ECTON AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD.

 Comments by 27th March 2014. – No comments.

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Application No:         14/0782M

Proposal:                   PROPOSED SIDE GROUND FLOOR EXTENSION AND CONVERSION OF ROOF SPACE INTO BEDROOM/ENSUITE/DRESSING/STUDY, WITH ROOF LIGHTS AND DORMER WINDOWS

Location                     MAYFIELD, KERRIDGE ROAD, RAINOW, MACCLESFIELD

 Comments by 26th March 2014 – No Comments

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Ref. WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 53

CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT (UPGRADING OF PUBLIC FOOTPATH NO. 9 (PART) TO BRIDLEWAY AND ADDITION OF PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY NO. 12, PARISH OF HIGHER HURDSFIELD AND ADDITION OF PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY NO. 98, PARISH OF MACCLESFIELD) MODIFICATION ORDER 2013.

For information only, any concerns should be addressed to the council directly.

 CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN STRATEGY – SUBMISSION VERSION: FORMAL REPRESENTATION PERIOD – 14TH March to 25th April 2014.

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

9. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

H.M.R.C. Tax payment                          £119.00 Chq. No. 000745

W. Carter Ink Cartridges                         £44.97 Chq. No. 000746

W. Carter Expenses Jan/Feb/March            £60.76 Chq. No. 000747

 10. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

Email from Sian Salt at the BBC

Researching a Songs of Praise to mark the beginning of WWI and one of the interviewees has a great great Uncle Stanley Bradbury remembered on the Sunday School brass plaque and roll of honour.  Tentatively enquiring about filming at the Sunday School.

The clerk to advise him to contact the Trustees of the Sunday school via Audrey Eardley. 

Products for your Local Council catalogue. 

An email concerning the

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 

An email advising Grass cutting will be carried out by CEC

In urban (within 40mph areas), approx. every 2 weeks from February to November

In rural areas (outside 40 mph areas) at the height of the growth season. 

11. THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE PARISH

11.1 Keeping Roads and Paths clean

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.

Grid before Brookside water flooding out

Water is no longer flooding out.

Dog Fouling – Rainow Road.

The problem of owners not picking up after their dog’s excrement continues to be a real problem, not only Rainow Road but other areas including the top of Well Lane, where it is particularly bad. The offending area has been sprayed with bright chalk paint to increase awareness that this situation has been identified and noted.

The clerk to arrange for the Council to clear this area and ask regarding the possibility of a dog poo bin in the Well Lane location.

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

12. PARKING ON THE YELLOW LINES AT THE ENTRANCE TO WELL LANE

A Discovery vehicle continues to park on the yellow lines which is causing difficulties.

Highways have added the repainting of the yellow lines to their forthcoming programme.

13. REPLANTING THE SHRUBS AT HIGHERFOLD.

This was to be carried out late Feb. Early March. The Clerk checked prior to the meeting and the planting had not been done.

The clerk to ask for this work to be carried out and invoiced before the end of the financial year and the VAT can then be reclaimed for the year.

14. CONCRETE POSTS TO BE REPOSITIONED AND BENCH SECURED.

The posts have been repaired.

15. PURCHASING GRIT BINS

Fairways have agreed to store the grit bins until October 2014.

16. REPAIR/RESURFACING OF THE UNADOPTED ROAD

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

17. CONSULATATION ON A DRAFT TRANSPARENCY CODE FOR PARISH COUNCILS WITH A TURNOVER NOT EXCEEDING £25,000

Discussed and will await to see the outcome.

18. VERGE MAINTENANCE

Discussed but do not think it will greatly benefit the parish.

 

Meeting ended approx 6.45pm

Next Meeting to be held on Thursday 17th April 2014 at 6pm

E & OA

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