Council Meeting – 7th March 2022

Minutes of Meeting held on Monday 7th March 2022

 

HPC21/10/01 Attendance
 
  Present:-

Councillors Yvonne Bushill, Steve Edgar, Sam Green, Janet Griffith, Richard McCarthy,           Tony Peake, Graham Sawyer and Steve Welch

 
  In attendance:-

Hannah Marr (Parish Clerk)

 
HPC21/10/02 To receive apologies for absence
 
  Apologies were received from Councillors Lee Allen, Howard Blake, Richard Hovey and              Martin Deakin
 
HPC21/10/03 To receive declarations of Members’ interests
 
  No declarations of Members’ interests were made
 
 
HPC21/10/04 Public Participation
 
  A resident raised concerns regarding the Speed Indicator Devices, the quad bike park on Butterton Lane and the debris blocking footpaths on Butterton Lane.  Councillor Steve Edgar provided a response and the Chair suggested that the resident also contacts the local MP
 
HPC21/10/05 To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 7th February 2022
 
  It was resolved to approve the minutes

 

Councillor Alison Heler joined the meeting during this item

 
HPC21/10/06 To receive a report regarding Policing matters
 
  The latest Beat Report from the Police was read out to Members and circulated prior to the meeting
 
HPC21/10/07 To consider the approval of payments
 
  Members approved payments totaling:-

·        Net: £4,942.94

·        Gross: £4,924.94

 
HPC21/10/08 To receive a report from the Chairman of Haslington Parish Council
 
  Councillor Tony Peake provided a report to Members regarding the Councils work within the Parish
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HPC21/10/09 To receive a report from the Cheshire East Councillors covering Haslington Parish
 
  Councillor Steve Edgar provided an update on:-

·        The concerns relating to drainage in the Shelburne Drive area is being chased up and will be reported to a future meeting of Council

·        An update was provided to Members regarding the unadopted land between the A534 and Elton Lane

·        A meeting has been held with the Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council regarding the road repairs at Palmerston Close

·        There is no further progress relating to the proposed development on Close Lane

·        The Management Company are investigating the gaps in hedging on Pool Lane

·        The vandalism to the bench at Winterley Gardens has been reported to the Police and the Management Company and the restrictions relating to access to the play area has also been reported as incorrect

 
HPC21/10/10 To consider matters related to the Gutterscroft Centre
 
  Councillor Janet Griffith advised that she was stepping down from the Gutterscroft Management Committee

 

It was resolved to appoint Councillor Graham Sawyer to the Management Committee

 

The Management Committee provided an update to Members

 

It was resolved to delegate to the Clerk, in conjunction with the Management Committee, to obtain quotes for repairs and installation of new equipment required and approve the works needed to be carried out at the Gutterscroft Centre

 
HPC21/10/11 To review and note the Councils Financial Risk Assessment
 
  The Financial Risk Assessment was noted
 
HPC21/10/12 To review and consider matters related to the Councils General and Earmarked Reserves
 
  The Reserves were reviewed

 

It was resolved to:-

·        Place a further £2,040.00 in the Earmarked Reserve for the Public Toilet Lease

·        Change the £17,000.00 previously Earmarked for Village Green Fencing and that it be reallocated for the use of Community Amenities

·        Create an Earmarked Reserve of £1,000.00 towards Defibrillator maintenance and repairs

·        Place the remaining funds at the end of the financial year from the Gutterscroft Centre in an Earmarked Reserve

·        Place the remaining funds of £7,000.00 allocated for the Gutterscroft Feasibility Study in an Earmarked Reserve

·        Place £10,000 in an Earmarked Reserve for Play Equipment

 

Councillor Steve Edgar left the meeting at this point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
HPC21/10/13 To consider matters related to the Queens Platinum Jubilee
 
  Councillor Richard McCarthy proposed the allocation of a tree for each village and to purpose 70 further trees for distribution across the Parish

 

It was resolved that funds of £241.00 be allocated to purchase a tree for each village

 

It was further resolved to allocated funds of £500.00 towards to purchase of 70 trees for distribution across the Parish

 

Members were asked to submit their ideas for projects and activities for the Queens Platinum Jubilee to the Clerk two weeks prior to the next meeting

 
HPC21/10/14 To consider matters related to the Winterley Ward
 
  It was requested that from time to time future meetings be held in Winterley

 

It was resolved to allocate funds of £300.00 towards the upgrade of the information board at Winterley Pool

 

Councillor Melissa Mews raised concerns regarding Avian Flu and made a request that information signs are purchased.  Councillor Mews will liaise with the Clerk on this matter

 
HPC21/10/15 To consider matters related to Oakhanger Ward
 
  Councillor Yvonne Bushill raised concerns regarding flooding on Holmshaw Lane

 

Councillor Bushill further advised that a petition has been created by residents relating to road safety and speed limits through the village

 
HPC21/10/16 To consider matters related to Haslington Village Ward
 
  Councillor Graham Sawyer requested that quotes are obtained to place a notice in the Crewe Link to highlight the Councils work

 

Councillor Janet Griffith raised concerns relating to the footpath at Haslington Hall

 

Councillor Melissa Mews raised concerns relating to the lack of a crossing by the Dingle School

 
HPC21/10/17 To consider matters related to urgent business needed to be carried out by Haslington Parish Council in the interest and benefit of those who live and operate within the Parish boundary
 
  Members resolved to exclude the public and representatives of the press under Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the matters being discussed contain sensitive information and by reason of the confidential nature of the business being transacted

 

Members discussed employment matters and resolved to call a meeting of the Personnel Committee to discuss this further

   
HPC21/10/18 To note the date of the next meeting
  The date of the next meeting was noted as Monday 4th April which will be held at Winterley Methodist Church
   
  The meeting closed at 9.42pm