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Council Meeting – 9th May 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday 9th May 2022

 

HPC22/1/01 Attendance
 
  Present:-

Councillor Lee Allen, Howard Blake, Yvonne Bushill, Martin Deakin, Steve Edgar, Sam Green, Janet Griffith, Alison Heler, Richard Hovey, Richard McCarthy, Melissa Mews and Tony Peake

 
  In attendance:-

Hannah Marr (Parish Clerk)

 
HPC22/1/02 To elect a Chair of the Parish Council
 
  Members resolved to elect Councillor Sam Green as Chair of the Parish Council
 
HPC22/1/03 To elect a Vice Chair of the Parish Council
 
  Members resolved to defer this item to a future meeting
 
HPC22/1/04 To receive apologies for absence
 
  Apologies were received from Councillor Graham Sawyer
 
HPC22/1/05 To receive declarations of Members’ interests relating to items on the Agenda
 
  Councillor Griffith declared an interest relating to the Queens Platinum Jubilee
 
HPC22/1/06 Public Participation
 
  There we no comments or questions submitted by members of the public
 
HPC22/1/07 To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting
 
  Members resolved to approve the minutes of the previous meeting
 
HPC22/1/08 To consider, review and approve the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
 
  Members reviewed Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and resolved that they be approved
 
HPC22/1/09 To confirm the Council’s adoption of the Councillors Code of Conduct
 
  Members resolved to confirm the Council’s adoption of the Councillors Code of Conduct
 
HPC22/1/10 To approve JDH Business Services as the Internal Auditor for the financial year 2022 / 2023
 
  Members resolved to approve JDH Business Service as the Councils Internal Auditor
 
  To review, consider and approve matters related to:-

·        The Councils list of assets

·        Provision of insurance

·        Affiliation to Cheshire Association of Local Councils (ChALC)

·        Membership to the Countryside Charity (formerly CPRE)

·        Membership to Cheshire Community Action (CCA)

·        Membership to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

   

 

 

 

 

 

HPC22/1/11 Members resolved to approve:-

·        Provision of insurance

·        Affiliation to Cheshire Association of Local Councils (ChALC)

·        Membership to the Countryside Charity (formerly CPRE)

·        Membership to Cheshire Community Action (CCA)

·        Membership to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

 
  Members resolved to carry out a thorough review of the Councils list assets as suggested by the Internal Auditor and once carried out would be presented to a future meeting
 
HPC22/1/12 To review, consider and approve matters related to external support services:-

·        To approve John Greenall and Co for financial services

·        To approve Thomson Planning Partnership for neighbourhood planning services

·        To approve Hall Smith Whittingham for legal support

 
  Members resolved to approve the external support services
 
HPC22/1/13 To confirm the appointment of Members to Committees and Working Groups
 
  Members made appointments to Committees and Working Groups
 
HPC22/1/14 To review and approve Standing Orders, Direct Debits and regular payments as required
 
  Members resolved to approve Standing Orders, Direct Debits and regular payments
 
HPC22/1/15 To note the Year to Date Financial position of Council
 
  The item was deferred to a future meeting
 
HPC22/1/16 To consider the approval of payments
 
  It was resolved to approve payments totalling:-

·        Net: £5,041.65

·        Gross: £5,996.25

 
HPC22/1/17 To receive a report from the Chair of Haslington Parish Council
 
  There was no report from the outgoing Chair
 
HPC22/1/18 To receive a report from the Cheshire East Councillors covering Haslington Parish
 
  Councillor Edgar provided an update
 
HPC22/1/19 To consider matters related to the Neighbourhood Plan
 
  Councillor Edgar provided an update
 
HPC22/1/20 To consider matters related to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
 
  Councillor Allen provided an update on the arrangements for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
 
  It was resolved to allocate £460.00 to Oakhanger Church towards Jubilee events
 
  It was further resolved to purchase hand bells to be distributed to schools and pre-schools within the parish
 
HPC22/1/21 To consider matters related to Winterley Ward
 
  Councillor Blake raised concerns regarding the signage on the junction of Alsager Road and Crewe Road
 

 

 

 

HPC22/1/22 To consider matters related to Oakhanger Ward
 
  There was no update for Oakhanger Ward
 
  To consider matters related to Haslington Village Ward
 
HPC22/1/23 Councillor Blake advised that fencing in the Gutterscroft Playing Field requires replacing and it was resolved that quotes would be obtained for consideration
 
  Concerns were also raise relating the floral planters on Primrose Avenue and Oakland Avenue
 
HPC22/1/24 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
 
  There were no urgent matters to consider
 
HPC22/1/25 To note the date of the next meeting
 
  The next meeting will be held on Monday 6th June 2022
 
  The meeting closed at 9.15pm

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