PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES 27th September 2012

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

 1. APOLOGIES – Councillors Mr R Buckley (Chair), Mr R Buckingham, Mr P Hayes & Mr B Livesley.

 2. PUBLIC FORUM –   None

 3. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 23rd August 2012

 4. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cllr. E. Wilson acted as Chairperson in the absence of Cllr. R. Buckley.

Cllr. E. Wilson attended Bollington’s Service at St. Oswald’s.

 5. CLERK TO GIVE UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING:

Current Bank Balance – 7th Sept. 2012  £5,202.56

 Audit – Receipt Received, no further action required.

The Audit Commission have confirmed the appointment of BDO LLP as our external auditor for the next five years; the fee will be £120 incl. VAT, which is a reduction of £24.

 Insurance Renewal – completed.

 Code of Conduct and Register of Interest forms,

The Final Draft of the Code of conduct adopted by CE – to be formally adopted by our council without change.

 6. PLANNING COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND COMMENT ON

   ANY PLANNING APPLICATIONS NOTIFIED –

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981:

Part II Section 53

Application to Upgrade Public Footpath No.  9 Higher Hurdsfield to Bridleway.

Highways Act 1980 – Section 118. Stopping Up of Part of Public Footpath N0. 9 Higher Hurdsfield.

Notification issued to Planning Committee.

The matter heard at the rights of Way Committee meeting on 24th September 2012.

They will advise of decision.

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

 8. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

HMRC PAYE tax payment July to Sept.     £ 111.00         Chq no. 000714

Sunday School Rent 10x£12.50              £125.00           Chq no. 000715

An increase of £50.             

HC Vickerman, website management.      £ 40.00            Chq no. 000716

9. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

 ENGAGE ISSUE NO. 16

 EMAILS

 CHESHIREEAST DRAFT STRATEGY CONSULTATIONS: 31ST AUGUST TO 1ST OCTOBER.

Copies of the consultation documents are available on line or at the library.

 VARIOUS REGARDING SWANSCOE

The current matter was discussed and further enquiries are to be made.

 WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR HIGHER HURDSFIELD AND OFFER OF HELP.

Email discussed, Clerk to email with map of parish and contact name.

 ENQUIRY REGARDING THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING OF THE GEORGE & DRAGON

Discussed and very little known except for it may have been a girl’s school.

 DATE FOR TOWN & PARISH CONFERENCE – 7TH NOV. 2012.

Location Middlewich.

10. THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE PARISH

10.1. Public Footpath/Wheelie Bins

Although the rods have been removed from the steps, the steps are degrading and the condition of this area is still considered unsatisfactory from a safety aspect. Building rubble left has now added to the problem. The wheelie bins are still present. Photos of the area to be sent to Highways/Public Rights of Way requesting this area be cleared of all obstructing items and the steps made good. – Ongoing.

10.2 The Condition of Hurdsfield/Rainow Road and Leaflets for residents.

On Rainow Road the grids and the land drain leading to the recreation ground are blocked.

The Clerk to contact the Highways Dept. regarding cleaning with a request to advise residents not to park cars on the day the cleaning is to be carried out.

 Other

  • Councillor Torr to order the Silver Jubilee Cherry Tree previously agreed upon and arrange for it to be planted. The Clerk to advise the Leisure Dept.
  • Councillor Wilson to purchase bulbs for the trough
  • Two wagons parked on the canal bridge caused a 15 minute hold up on Tuesday 21st September at approx. 9.30am. The clerk to again report problems caused by parking on the bridge.
  • The location of the proposed telecommunications cabinet has been moved. It will now blend in a little better with trees behind the cabinet.

11. Reported Burglaries

Two further burglaries have occurred within the Parish.

The Clerk to enquire if the Council can be advised by the Police of any occurrences.

12. Speed Indictor Device

The Clerk to contact Fiona Seddon for more information regarding their SID, i.e. who positions the device; ideally we would like it on the opposite side of the road from 41B Rainow road, facing upward.

Large company vehicles have been seen speeding. The Clerk to write an official complaint to the companies if details can be obtained.

The possibility of requesting a hand held speed gun to be investigated

13. WEB SITE UPDATE

Cllr. Buckingham has posted articles on the web site concerning the recent burglaries and the lovely hanging baskets onRainow Road.

A summary of the latest website usage stats is being obtained and we may upgrade the

site based on our first year’s experience

Cllr. L. Foster met with a local resident to obtain further information and will shortly produce the next episode of our “Parish History”.

Cllr. Buckley to provide photos for the history section of the web site. – Ongoing.

Cllr. L. Foster and the Clerk to liaise and produce a letter which can be delivered to Parish Residents asking for any information/photographs they may have of the Parish. – Ongoing

The Clerk to write to contact the local police to find out if confirmation can be obtained that the Three Crowns was once a police station and mortuary.

Meeting ended 7.45pm

 

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday October 25th at 6.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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