Parish Council meetings

The Government has now withdrawn legislation to enable Parish Council meetings to meet remotely. Minutes will be held in person with unrestricted numbers.

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Meetings

The Parish Council meets every 2nd Wednesday in the month at 7.20pm in the Pavilion. There is usually no meeting in August. Additional meetings are called from time to time for urgent matters to be discussed.

Members of the public are able to attend but cannot speak in the meeting. However the first 10 minutes of each meeting is an Open Forum where the public can speak for up to 3 minutes per person.

The notice of a meeting including the agenda and recent minutes are posted on the Parish Council notice board (outside the Village Hall) at least 4 days before a meeting or they can be viewed on this page.

The Agenda usually includes such matters as:

  • Highways issues
  • Policing issues
  • Maintenance and repairs around the village
  • Public rights of way
  • Reports from Cheshire East Borough Councillor
  • Reports from Parish Councillors
  • Report from the Playing Fields Committee.
  • Planning applications that are being consulted upon are discussed. Comments are then sent to the Borough Council Planning department who make decisions on these.
  • Special events.
  • Correspondence received including questions from the Public.
  • Parish Council finance

Agenda and Minutes

Click on the links below to view a PDF of the relevant minutes or agenda.

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MayAGM Agenda
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AGM Minutes
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JuneAgenda
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August
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October
November
December

Minutes

Why are the minutes DRAFT? – The minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council usually at the following meeting. A hard copy is signed by the Chair with any amendments handwritten by the Clerk and countersigned by the Chair. That copy is the approved minutes and is filed by the Clerk. Since they are not retyped they do not appear here but you can see any amendments as they are recorded in the minutes of the meeting at which they are approved. These are usually minor corrections to detail such as the spelling of a name.

Previous years

2021AgendaMinutes
JanuaryAgendaMinutes
FebruaryAgendaMinutes
MarchAgendaMinutes
AprilAgendaMinutes
May: Meeting and AGM. Note: May 5AgendaMinutes

Cllr Pochin report

Comments on Planning application 21/2010N
JuneCANCELLED
June Extraordinary meetingAgendaMinutes
July 19 (DATE CHANGE!)AgendaMinutes
AugustNo meetingNo meeting
SeptemberAgendaMinutes
OctoberAgendaMinutes
NovemberAgendaMinutes
DecemberAgenda
2020AgendaMinutes
JanuaryAgendaMinutes
FebruaryAgendaMinutes
MarchAgendaMinutes
AprilCancelled
MayAgendaMinutes
JuneAgendaMinutes
JulyAgendaMinutes
AugustNo meetingNo meeting
SeptemberAgendaMinutes
OctoberAgendaMinutes
NovemberAgendaMinutes
DecemberAgendaMinutes
2019AgendaMinutes
JanuaryAgendaMinutes
FebruaryAgendaMinutes
MarchAgendaMinutes
AprilAgendaMinutes
MayAgenda and AGMMinutes and AGM Minutes
JuneAgendaMinutes
JulyAgendaMinutes
AugustNo meetingNo meeting
SeptemberAgendaMinutes
OctoberAgendaMinutes
NovemberAgendaMinutes
DecemberAgendaMinutes
2018AgendaMinutes
JanuaryAgendaMinutes
FebruaryAgendaMinutes
MarchAgendaMinutes
AprilAgendaMinutes
MayAgenda and AGMMinutes and AGM Minutes
JuneAgendaMinutes
JulyAgendaMinutes
AugustNo meetingNo meeting
SeptemberAgendaMinutes
OctoberAgendaMinutes
NovemberAgendaMinutes
DecemberAgendaMinutes
2017AgendaMinutes
JanuaryAgendaMinutes
January Extraordinary MeetingAgendaMinutes
FebruaryAgendaMinutes
MarchAgendaMinutes
AprilAgendaMinutes
MayAgendaMinutes
JuneAgendaMinutes
JulyAgendaMinutes
AugustNo meetingNo meeting
SeptemberAgendaMinutes
OctoberAgendaMinutes
NovemberAgendaMinutes
DecemberAgendaMinutes

Chairman’s Annual Report, 2022

Life has now begun to return for us to “normal”, people are returning to work in an office instead of us all at home, and we no longer have to wear a “face mask” while in a shop, and this has become personal choice.

Lock Down became difficult for many of our village residents, there are some who still do not socialize to the degree they did previously.

Prior to “Lock Down, many of our elderly residents attended Tilly’s Coffee Shop for Friday morning Coffee and Chat, which has now moved to the Nags Head  and also many of them attend a Tuesday for lunch and even a “game of Dominoes”, and both events are well attended.

Parish Council. 

Since the last Annual Report given by Mark Ireland Jones – Chairperson, there have been several changes within the Parish Council, the first being that Mark has moved from the village and now resides in the Peak District. I was elected as the current Chair to the Parish Council and Andrew Thompson has been elected as Vice Chair person.

Laura Gregory, Lesley Davies both resigned from the Parish Council, as did the well known figure in the village Leila Potter.

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking each of these Councilors  for their valued input with Parish Council matters during their time as a Parish Councilor’s.

We have recently welcomed to the Parish Council, Liam Anderson, Linda Baron and Peter Gorman.

All remaining Parish Councillors, I would like to say a big thank you to you all,  for giving up precious time, and your continued support not only to the Parish Council but also myself.

Housing Developments.  

The development of 15 houses at Hill Close is now completed, and occupied with new residents to the village. The recent addition to the area is a new “tarmac road”.

The development – Cardamine Park (now St Bonifice Way) commenced last year, and several of the properties have new occupants.

We have had the commencement of two further developments in the village, at Bowes Gate Road , and Vicarage Lane,  which is alongside the Medical Centre.

As we are aware in the Cheshire East Local Plan, it was deemed that 106 houses were to have been built in the village up until 2030, clearly we have met that required number. We are now waiting for the Cheshire East Plan to be released possibly in the Autumn of this year.

To date there has been no building at the Oak Gardens proposed site.

The property Brantwood in the center of the village is no longer a derelict property, major renovations have taken place, which the family appear to be enjoying. Work does appear to continue in the surrounding garden area.

Events.

We saw and experienced an exceptional Bonfire Night, which was so well attended it was beyond all expectation.

It is estimated that over 2,000 people attended, who watched an incredible firework display provided by Lightech, plus also a bonfire on the playing field.

As we are aware, we are now one of the few villages that provides a bonfire as well as a firework display. So even though the people who attended blocked the village with themselves and their cars, there were still hundreds of compliments from people who attended, who appreciated the opportunity to attend such an event, many having travelled several miles to be here.

We will however be reviewing the event when we meet again with Lightech in order that we can plan for November.

Christmas Eve Carols around the Tree.

To conclude our year with our traditional carols around our beautiful Christmas Tree, we were very pleased that Crewe Brass Band were able to attend and join us after a couple of years of us not hosting this event.

It was a very cold and wet night, but it still did not deter people. They still came and joined us, Crewe Brass Band even conducted a “sing along without the Band” and was well received. Once again a “little bit of normality” to end our year.

Land ownership.

The Parish Council continues to have ownership of the Car Park and Jubilee Playing Field.

Andy Fairclough continues to carry out maintenance to the Playing Field and Play Area. We are now looking to involve the children from Bunbury School to help devise a “woodland area” at the Play Area, plus also involve the School in the land off Tweedle Close. A meeting will take place after Easter with Mrs Badger- Head Teacher of Bunbury Aldersey School to finalise details.

As many of the residents who have read the recent edition of The Paper, they will now know that we employ a Lengthsman who empties all of the Litter and Dog bins around the village and Playing Field on a regular basis each week. Chris should be congratulated for maintaining his role within the village and ensuring that the village continues to be as tidy as is physically possible throughout the Pandemic and to date. 

Policing.

There have not to date been the number of Police Cluster Meetings previously attended. Pam Brookfield has met during the last few months with PCSO Sharon Jones, to once again look at the parking in the village, particularly in front of the Co op and Burrows Butchers, there continue to be Speeding issues in the village, which we are hoping to address with the support of our  PCSO during the coming months.

Conclusion

Many Thanks to our Ward Councillor Sarah Pochin, for representing our Village at Cheshire East and assisting us with particular village issues, these have included Planning Applications, Road surfaces, the cleaning of gulley’s and Road Sweeping in certain areas of the village. This has also been a busy year for Sarah, being Mayor of Cheshire East which is almost at a conclusion.

I would like to say a personal thanks to Marilyn our Parish Clerk, who continually helps each of us as Councilors, but particularly myself in ensuring the smooth running of the meetings, and is always available in giving us her professional advice and that all information is sent out to us as is necessary.

To conclude, thank you to the local residents who attend our meetings – Isabel, Michael and of course our member of the Press – Sue Briggs Harris. Your attendance is much appreciated.