Press "Enter" to skip to content

Council Meeting – 7th March 2022

Minutes of Meeting held on Monday 7th March 2022


HPC21/10/01 Attendance

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

Accessibility Toolbar