PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES 30th APRIL 2015

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

 Mr. J. Weston

 1. APOLOGIES – Mr C Fleming

 2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST – None

 3. PUBLIC FORUM –   None

 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 26th March 2015

Approved and signed.

 5. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS.

 6.CLERK TO GIVE UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING:

(a) Current Bank Balance – statement to 8th April 2015£7298.42

Which includes £2216.00 which is for the 1st instalment of the Parish Precept and Council Tax Support Grant.

The Notice of the internal audit of accounts for the year ending 31st March 2015 has been received; the submission date for the necessary documents is the 4th June 2015.

7. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

30.4.2015 R. Buckingham. Web Domain Name.           £8.38 Chq. No. 000767

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

Application No: 15/1417M
Proposal: Bay Window to Dining Room
Location: 15, CLARENDON DRIVE, MACCLESFIELD,  CHESHIRE, SK10 2QQ
National Grid Ref:NO OBJECTIONS 393037374145 

9. TO RECEIVE AND NOTE ANY PLANNING DECISIONS.

Scotwood Nursery. Enforcement Notice 13/00013E

The Enforcement Notice in respect of the two timber buildings has been complied with and the buildings removed from the land, however, in respect  of Enforcement Notice07/00047E for the large polytunnel, Officer’s are still assessing if the requirements of the Notice have been fully complied in respect of areas of hard standing which remain on site.

It appears the hard standing may have been turfed over and not removed.

10. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

A note for your Diary:

Rainow Parish Council Civic Service – Sunday 27th September 2015

11. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR

This proposal was discussed in detail including the benefits of requesting assistance from the charity The Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT)

The defibrillator we previously proposed to purchase was an older model than the one recommended by CTH, which is easier to use and a more up to date design. The cost would increase to approximately £2,500. less the £500 CHT would contribute. It was proposed that we request funding from local companies.

CHT will ensure we cover all aspects and legalities, i.e. weekly maintenance checks are required to carried out and recorded on the internet, training is to be undertaken and recorded, correct signage is displayed and also Duty of Care to the Council etc 

All Councillors were requested to read the information supplied and to contact the Chairman if they had any queries.

The Clerk to enquire if Bollington or Rainow used CHT when they installed their defibrillators.

12. THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE PARISH

Rainow Road Grids

 Andy Simpson was contacted and asked when the blocked grids on Rainow Road were scheduled for clearing and could we request them to be cleared now. 

Mr. Simpson advised that if any gully was full but not causing a flooding issue then they would normally leave it until next schedule empty. If however, the gully was identified on the last scheduled empty as having a blocked outlet or jammed lid, then these would be dealt with as part of an adhoc schedule. The clerk to provide the exact location of the blocked gullies and he will check to see if these were identified on the last schedule. 

We were given a link to the web site detailing the schedule but it appears the web team have yet to upload the new data schedules. Mr. Simpson confirmed that the information has been passed to them.

Mr. Simpson informed us they still have an outstanding issue with the footway gullies between Roewood Lane and the Chapel. They attempted to clear the system a few weeks ago but encountered a blockage that could not be jetted through. He thinks this drainage system is the responsibility of United Utilities as all the adjacent property downspouts connect to it and has requested another meeting with one of their officers to investigate further.

Dog Fouling in the Recreation Ground at Higher Fold.

The Chairman has written a strong letter to several departments and has received only one response from Cllr. Livesley.

This problem was discussed at length. It is a health and safety hazard.

A new Dog Warden Keith Massey, based in Crewe, has been forwarded the dog fouling complaints by the Clerk and has twice been requested to reply but no response has been received.

The Clerk has written to Poynton Parish Council to request a poster that was proving to be effective. They say they don’t have a poster but we can use any of the information on their web site.

Other ideas to try and stop this practice were discussed, including cameras, a visit by officials to the offender’s house when known, as this behavior is a criminal offence.

Rainow Road

  1. Following a request from Cllr. Frith of Rainow Parish Council asking if Higher Hurdsfield Parish Council could clean up the verges along the stretch of Rainow Road from Well Lane to the Rainow boundary at the bottom of Cesterbridge, the Clerk has sent a request to Wesley Hutton for this cleanup to take place and also a footway sweep, as the footways are particularly grubby through to Rainow. Footpath sweeping has been carried out recently in Higher Hurdsfield, but not in the area requested above, the Clerk to check the area requested is still to be cleaned. 

    The clerk to update Rainow Parish Council. 

  2. Rainow Road is again sinking near house nos. 82 & 84, where a repair was carried out some time ago. Heavy vehicles are hitting the ridge and the noise caused by this is getting worse. The clerk to contact the Highways Dept. to request remedial work be carried out. 
  3. Two street lights are not working Cllr. Street to advise the clerk of the location to enable the faults to be reported.

Cliff Lane

The gully collecting water from the pond overflow on Cliff Lane Farm is blocked. This has contributed towards the widening of the gully running alongside Cliff Lane which is now approximately 12” deep and 18” wide and is a danger to the traffic using the road. The Clerk to contact the Highways Dept. and ask for remedial work to be carried out.

The clerk to also report a collapsed wall on Well Lane.

13. THE CONDITION OF THE RECREATION GROUND.

Concern was expressed by the Councillors over the condition of the surface under the large climbing frame; it has perished and is very spongy and slippery. The Clerk has written requesting new matting, no reply as yet. 

14 THE COMMUNITY PAYBACK SCHEME

Community Payback operates 4 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is £50 + vat per day or an annual fee.

Originally thought suitable for clearing Rainow road, but too dangerous and cleaning the kiosk which is too small a job

The clerk to enquire with the volunteers carrying out work on the canal if any further help is required before replying to the Community Payback scheme.

15. WASTE BIN FOR THE RECREATION GROUND.

It is proposed that the bin now be located on the left hand side of the entrance to the car park. The clerk to arrange.

16. REMOVAL OF THE PLAQUE.

Cllr. Eardley to organise the removal of the plaque and to enquire if the notice board can remain for as long as possible. 

17. THE CLOSURE OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL

Unfortunately the Sunday School is to close on the 10th May 2015.

Our next meeting is to be held at the church in Hurdsfield, the Holy Trinity C of E Church

197A Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield SK10 2PX.

The clerk will confirm the date of the meeting to the ladies dealing with administration and collect the key prior to the meeting.

Meeting ended approx. 7.30 

Next Meetings to be held on:

28th May2015 at 6pm

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