PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES  27th February 2020

 

PRESENT

Parish Cllr’s - Mr. A. Broadhurst (Chair), Mr. C. Fleming (Vice Chair), Mrs. E. Wilson, Mrs. M. Street, Mr. P Torr, Cllr. Mr. N. McArthur.

Parish Clerk & RFO - Mrs. W Carter

Cllr. Ms. A. Stott, Cllr. Mr. J. Nicholas

Mrs. D. Grindrod.

 

1. APOLOGIES

Cllr. Mr. T. Simpson & PCSO Pam Gibson

 

2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST

None

 

PUBLIC FORUM

None

 

4. CHAIRPERSON’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mrs. D. Grindrod has joined us to express her interest in the vacant position on the Parish Council.

 

5. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD 23rd January 2020.

The minutes were approved by all members and signed by the Chairman Cllr. A. Broadhurst.

 

6. CLERK TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING.

CURRENT BANK BALANCE  

The balance on the 5th February 2020 was £6,363.03

 

7. AUTHORISATION OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS 

HMRC Income Tax payment

Chq. No. 000878     £210.31.

 

Zach Wilcox

Grass cutting for 2019 season – 9 visits at £20 per visit = £180

Manufacturing and fitting of bespoke galvanised steel bench, with adjustable legs, painted timber slatted seating top. Disposal of existing bench. £780.

Chq. No. 000879     £960.00

Paid for by Community Clean Up Grant.

 

Cardiac Science

Defibrillator parts, battery £288.

Electrodes £48.00

Chq. No. 000880     £336.00

 

8. PLANNING COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER & COMMENT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS. 

None.

9. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CORRESPONDENCE

None

     

10. PCSO PAM GRAHAM Update

Unfortunately, their SID machine is not in working order and unusable or the foreseeable future.

The Trucam has been in operation a few times on Rainow Road opposite the Three Crowns Pub and all has been in order.

Please find below Pam’s incident report and she asks us to report any issues we would like her to deal with.

Higher Hurdsfield Report – 1st Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020

 

Burglaries. 1

Drink driver 1

All types of vehicle crime 0

Highway disruption 0

Anti-Social Behaviour 0

Traffic Accidents 0

Criminal Damage 0

Wildlife Crime/ Livestock Matters/Animal 0

Theft 0

Drugs 0

Suspicious persons 0

Public Order 0

Fraud 0

 

The Clerk to advise PCSO P. Graham of two issues that were raised and for which we need her help.

 

At the weekend three cars were parked across the road from the Three Crowns Pub, bumper to bumper on the footpath with no room for a pushchair to pass them on the pavement. Could this location be monitored at the weekend?

A car with a flat tyre has been parked on Rainow Road for a month without any movement.

 

11. PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY.

Mrs. D. Grindrod express her interest, was interviewed and unanimously co-opted onto the Parish Council. We now have a full membership of Parish Councillors.

 

12. ROEWOOD LANE/RAINOW ROAD JUNCTION SCHEME.                                                                        

(a) The junction/damaged wall 

The Notice of Temporary Parking Restriction was not complied with and the work could not be carried out on the 30th January 2010.

There was an issue with the installation of traffic management because of the remaining parked vehicles.

There was a problem with the width left on the road and works being close to the bus stop.  If a bus stopped other vehicles would not be able to pass due to the positioning of the light heads.

Information supplied by Cllr. T. Simpson giving the history of similar problems the police have had, was passed onto the John Denton and the supervisor who has to get around this problem. They may request the help of our PCSO

 (b) Moving the bus stop. 

The Clerk spoke to Neil Roberts from Transport Service Solutions to request an update regarding moving the bus stop at the junction of Roewood Lane and Rainow Road.

They have the plans for the proposal and it is on the LTP Programme, as one of the next 5 or 6 to be considered for funding by the Portfolio Holder in the next financial year. The proposal has not yet been approved.

 

Cllr. A. Stott to look into the matter.

 

 (c) The yellow lines on Rainow Road. 

 (d) The re-painting of yellow lines on Roewood Lane.

Items (c) and (d) are dependent on a decision from Transport Service Solutions. Replacement yellow lines to be treated as a priority on Roewood Lane if these can’t be incorporated with any other works.

 

13.  GEORGE & DRAGON PUBLIC HOUSE

30.01.1918. Notice issued under s215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, requiring the Proper Maintenance of Land.

05.11.2019 Court Hearing. Defendants failed to attend. Fines were issued.

 

A conviction does not compel a defendant to comply with the requirements of a notice. However, the judge stated the building is unsafe, dangerous and should be taken down, therefore, the Council must consider further appropriate action.

 

One of the upstairs leaded windows has been broken on the top floor. The building needs to be kept secure. Cllr. A. Scott will report the matter.

 

14. THE ROAD UNDER PRIVATE OWNERSHIP AT HIGHER FOLD

(a) Repairing of the road surface.   

A resident has filled in some of the pot holes.

The request for the planning is with Highways Capital Team, together with a plan where they need to be delivered. We will be contacted to arrange delivery when they have some plannings available. – On going

 

The Clerk to send an email to the estate agent to remove the sold sign off Higher Fold seating area.

 

15. CLIFF LANE 

GENERAL INFO. -

John Denton has put in a request to Ansa for the lane to be swept and the debris from the latest storm be removed.

 

(a) Remedial work to the carriageway edge                                                                  

No date as yet. -  On going

 

(b) Pot hole reported.   

John Denwood has requested the pothole inspector to inspect this location and action any repairs at the end of January.

The Clerk to request the potholes to be inspected they are numerous and deep.

 

(c) Two Road Signs at the bottom of the lane.

The light in the weight limit sign at the bottom of Cliff Lane, on the left-hand side, is now working.

 

(d) Parish Council warning signs, top and bottom of the lane.

Cllr. P. Torr to request permission to install a sign at a property at the top of Cliff Lane. Cllr. T. Simpson/N. McArthur to request permission at a property at the bottom of the lane

The wording, construction and cost of the signs to be determined.

 

16. SOLAR POWERED STREET LIGHTS ON CLIFF LANE

The pilot scheme has not been successful. The solar lights are to be removed and eight new light columns, mains powered are to be installed. The lane is going to be closed except for access on the 23.3.2020 for three days for the work to be carried out.

 

17 WELL LANE 

(a)Road Condition  

The pothole inspector has been down Well Lane to check for any actionable defects. More permanent repairs will be assessed when the new budget is allocated in the new financial year as a larger scheme is required.

 

The job for improvements to Well Lane has been suspended for the moment due to dealing with the weather events and lack of resource unfortunately.

 

(b) The bollards at the junction of Well Lane/ Rainow Road.

The bollards have not yet been fitted.  No date available.

Re-painting of the yellow lines is being added future schemes list as a priority

 

18. HIGH STREET COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP GRANT

A total grant of £1122.83. has been used for the following: -

 

Jet Wash the bus shelter.    -    Completed.  Cost £150.00

 

Replace the frame and wooden bench top in the bus shelter.  – Completed  Cost £780.00.

 

A notice board inside the bus shelter.  Cost  £68.85 

The notice board has been delivered and will be installed when the bench top is fitted.

 

Three signs to be erected at Swanscoe seating area, Higher Fold seating area and the bus shelter. Details – black background, white reverse lettering “This area is owned and maintained by Higher Hurdsfield Parish Council, on your behalf”, anti-vandal fixing screws, approx. 450 x 90mm.   Cost  £214.20 

 

One sign digitally printed vinyl c/w gloss lam applied to face, 450 x 90mm to be fitted in the telephone box housing the defibrillator. Cost  £12

 

Amount spent £1225.05 incl. VAT

£59.00 VAT on the notice board and signs to be reclaimed brings the total amount spent to £1166.05.

 

Details of how the grant was spent to be included in the Parish Newsletter, website and on the notice boards.

 

19. CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL REVIEW OF TOWN AND PARISH COUNCIL ELECTORAL AND GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS.

Including

Town and parish boundaries

Numbers of town and parish councillors

Arrangements for town and parish council wards and the grouping of parish councils.

Cllr. Stott will provide an update at the next meeting

 

20. DEFIBRILLATOR PADS AND BATTERY.

The replacement parts have now been fitted by the Chairman.

 

21. SEATING AREA STONE FLAGS AT HIGHER FOLD AND SWANSCOE.

An attempt was made to steal a 3 ft square stone slab at Swanscoe. They were disturbed by a passer bye and Cllr. P. Torr rescued the stone and took it into storage.

This is a re-occurring problem. Painting the flags or making them into crazy paving were two suggestions made to make them less desirable. However, it was decided to have the flag repositioned and concreted in. Any further flags stolen will be replaced with Indian stone flags. The Clerk to arrange for this work to be carried out.

 

The meeting ended at approx. 7pm

 

The next meeting to be held on 26TH March 2020.