Parish Council Meeting Notes – November 2009

There was a two minutes silence before the meeting began for former Parish Councillor Ken Allenby and Borough Councillor Malcolm Rowley

There had been a request for a Youth Bus to visit the village and although these had not been successful ventures in the past it was thought it was worth trying again.  It was suggested that it could park on the entrance to St Matthews Close opposite the back of the Red Cross Station.

A residence in the Dingle had repeatedly had the posts at the entrance to the drive knocked down by cars coming out of Primrose Avenue. A resident had pointed out that there were no Give Way signs in Primrose Avenue adjacent to the Dingle and the PSCO Threadgod who was in attendance promised to take this information back to PC Nick Moore who would take the matter up with Highways.

The Chairman Bill Herriman along with Councillor Richard Hovey and Councillor John Hammond had attended a meeting with representatives from East Cheshire Council regarding the matter of the ownership of Shelburne Drive.  It was agreed that Haslington Parish Council take over this land from East Cheshire and maintain it.

The Chairman had had a brief meeting with East Cheshire Board Members regarding matters of concern regarding Haslington Parish.  The main concern is that the site for the tip at Clayhanger had not yet been taken out of the Waste Plan for the area.  It was promised that although it could not happen immediately they would be sympathetic to Haslington Parish on this matter.  It was suggested that the Waste Tip be on the agenda for the foreseeable future so that it stays in the foreground.

The Village Green Carol Service will take place on Friday 18 December beginning at 7pm and Father Christmas would be in attendance distributing sweets to the children.  Mince pies and refreshments would be served after the service.

It was reported that seats would be installed in the bus shelters within the next fortnight.

D Farrall