The meeting began with the monthly report from PC N Moore. He stated that in regard to parking of vehicles in Winterley especially in Newtons Lane he could not see any problems when he inspected the area. Councillors Wood and Mrs Gorman asked him to inspect the area at specific times and this he agreed to do. The situation regarding dogs on the Gutterscroft Playing Field was being monitored by the Dog Warden. He stated that the total crimes for the month was 11; 13 anti-social behaviour complaints had been received. Councillor Mrs Farrall referred to the amount of ‘cold calling’ after dark and he said that suitable notices to deter this problem can be obtained by the public from Crewe Police Station. He also said from a safety point anyone on their own who were not expecting visitors should not answer the door after dark. The telephone numbers for non urgent incidents were 101 or 0845 458 0000
The Clerk was instructed to obtain the cost of purchasing a ‘Smiley Sid’ from the Highways Division to enable monitoring of speeding traffic in various areas in the Parish.
The Chairman thanked everyone who attended the Remembrance Day Services and made special reference to the band. Councillor Hovey stated that over £3,200 was collected for The Poppy Appeal from the Parish.
The Chairman also stated that the Clerk had received four applications for an Allotment from three premises within the Parish. He stated that a suitable reply would be placed on the Haslington Website.
Councillor Hovey stated that he had visited Haslington Hall along with Councillor Hammond and the Planning Officer Declan Clerey. The owner of the Hall wishes to replace the existing marquee and if the venture is successful to erect a permanent building in this area.
The Carol Singing around the Christmas Tree was organised with mince pies, coffee and tea to be served in the Red Cross Hut after the event. Hopefully Father Christmas would attend with sweets for the children.
Councillor Lee Allen had organised a competition in the two Primary Schools for a design to go onto the commemorative mugs. Councillors Lee Allan, Sharon Gorman and Doris Farrall would judge the winning entries in the next week.