Parish Council Meeting Notes – October 2016

The Chairman had had a meeting with the new Beat Manager,

Kerry Cummings, who gave information on incidents involving police activity in the village.  There had been a fire started in Gutterscroft with two youths being involved.  When the fire service had attended the fire had been extinguished.  There had been a nuisance incident in Primrose Avenue and the Dingle involving knocking on doors and running away.  Theft of tools etc. from vans was also reported.

The speeding of vehicles through the village is still a problem and Kerry is very willing to do a speed watch but unfortunately the names of the speed watch volunteers has disappeared.  The Parish Council have asked that anyone who has volunteered or would be willing to volunteer to contact the Clerk to submit their names to this venture.

The new lights throughout the Parish were discussed with some councillors not happy with the amount of light comparing the lights that had been replaced.

The gutters throughout the Parish were in dire need of cleaning. They were overgrown with weeds etc, this is definitely not acceptable and the Clerk was asked to contact Highways regarding this problem.

The Neighbourhood Planning had reached the next stage and it was being requested that all residents be asked their views on the future of the Parish.  The Chairman was also going to ask that the leaflets given out to residents could be posted back to Cheshire East Council.

Residents are again requested to contact Cheshire East Council with any issues such was potholes etc.  This would make it easier for the problems involving Cheshire East to be sorted quickly.

The Vice Chairman Steven Mottram had occasion to contact some residents who were adjacent to the Gutterscroft Playing Field and they said they had no complaints about the children using the area and in their opinion it was well cared for and well run.

The Chairman had thanked everyone involved in the Best Kept Gardens presentation, saying it was a very good afternoon enjoyed by all.  He thanked Councillor Farrall for her effort in organising this event.  Councillor Farrall replied by reiterating all the Chairman had said and asked for letters of thanks to be sent to the people who were not on the Parish Council but had given their time voluntary to help with the presentation.

Councillor Peake said that the 30mph signs that were on the road in the Dingle area were more or less obliterated and needed renewing.

Remembrance Day at the War Memorial is to be held on 13 November with people taking part in the Parade to assemble at the Car Park in Waterloo Road at 10.30am and the Parade to start at 10.40am, this would then be followed by a Remembrance Service at St Matthew’s Church.

The Carol Service held on the Village Green will take place on 16 December starting at 7pm.  All are welcome to this very uplifting and happy event.

A letter had been received from Nick Moore thanking the Parish Council for his presentation and saying it had been a pleasure to work with and for the Parish over the past nine years.

Anyone needing to contact the Clerk to the Parish Council could either write to:

Haslington Parish Council, 20 Valley Road, Wistaston, Crewe, CW2 8JX, telephone 01270 568760 or email