Council Meeting – August 2021

Minutes of Meeting held on Monday 2nd August 2021

HPC21/4/01 Attendance

Present:-
Councillors Lee Allen, Howard Blake, Yvonne Bushill, Martin Deakin, Steve Edgar, Sam Green, Janet Griffith, Richard Hovey, Richard McCarthy, Tony Peake, Graham Sawyer and Steve Welch

In attendance:-
Hannah Marr (Parish Clerk)

HPC21/4/02 To receive apologies for absence

Apologies were received from Councillor Alison Heler

HPC21/4/03 To receive declarations of Members’ interests

Councillor Sam Green declared an interest in Item 6 relating to payments

Councillor Steve Edgar declared an interest in Item 6 relating to payments

HPC21/4/04 Public Participation

Annette Basford requested that the Parish Council considers a village fete and newsletter for residents

HPC21/4/05 To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 5th July 2021

It was resolved to approve the minutes

HPC21/4/06 To consider the approval of payments

It was resolved to approve payments totalling:-
• Net: £5,352.05
• Gross: 5,539.48

HPC21/4/07 It was resolved to suspend Standing Orders to allow PCSO Lizzie Jolley to speak at the meeting to provide an update on local policing matters

PCSO Jolley left the meeting at the end of this item

HPC21/4/08 To consider matters related to joining the Cheshire Pension Fund in line with the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations and Para 39 (1) Sch. 12 of the Local Government Act 1972

Members resolved to nominate that the Clerk, as an employee, is eligible to join the Cheshire Pension Fund who facilitates the Local Government Pension Scheme for the local area

HPC21/4/09 To consider matters related to the purchase of Speed Indicator Devices (SIDS) along with any associated equipment and materials

It was resolved to purchase three new Speed Indicator Devices

It was further resolved that it would be investigated if the existing Speed Indicator Devices could be repaired and/or refurbished

Councillors Richard Hovey and Richard McCarthy agreed to obtain and identify necessary information from the existing devices such as the make, model and requirements for servicing and software required to download the data before the next meeting of Council

HPC21/4/10 To consider matters related to the purchase of a bus shelter for Oakhanger Ward

It was resolved that Councillor Steve Edgar would lead on the project

It was resolved that £6,000 be placed in an Earmarked Reserve towards the purchase of a bus shelter for Oakhanger Ward

HPC21/4/11 To consider matters related to celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It was resolved that this item be deferred to a future meeting of Council

HPC21/4/12 To receive an update report regarding the Gutterscroft Community Centre

The update was noted

HPC21/4/13 To receive an update on the progression of the Neighbourhood Plan

The update was noted

HPC21/4/14 To receive a report from the Chairman of Haslington Parish Council

The Chair provided an update on the work carried out by the Parish Council since the last meeting

HPC21/4/15 To receive a report from Cheshire East Councillors covering the Haslington Parish

Councillor Steve Edgar updated Members on:-
• Planning application for 437 Crewe Road which was called in
• A request has been made to the Police regarding speeding in the area near the site of the Hollybush
• A request has been made to the Police for a more detailed breakdown of policing and crime statistics
• The new housing on the Hollybush site have been included on Crewe Road and will not have its own street name

HPC21/4/16 To consider matters related to Planning applications for the Parish Council

There were no applications to consider

HPC21/4/17 To consider matters related to Winterley Ward

There were no matters to consider

HPC21/4/18 To consider matters related to Oakhanger Ward

Councillor Yvonne Bushill raised concerns regarding the road surface on Close Lane and vegetation around road signs in the area

HPC21/4/19 To consider matters related to Haslington Village Ward

Councillor Steve Welch updated Members on a request made with regards to the investigation of the Haslington Hum

It was resolved to suspend Standing Orders to continue the meeting after 2 hours

HPC21/4/20 To consider matters related to urgent business needed to be carried out by Haslington Parish Council in the interest and benefit of those you live and operate within the Parish boundary

There was no urgent business needed to be discussed

HPC21/4/21 It is recommended that Council considers a resolution under Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to exclude the public and representatives of the press from the meeting during the discussion of the next item on the grounds that matters contain sensitive information and by reason of the confidential nature of the business being transacted

It was resolved to exclude the public and representatives of the press from the meeting

HPC21/4/22 Confidential Item:-
Staffing matters and liabilities

Members noted the report

It was resolved to create an Earmarked Reserve of £25,000 towards the Councils liabilities

It was resolved to appoint John Greenall and Co to act on the Councils behalf

It was resolved to appoint John Greenall and Co to carry out payroll services on behalf of the Council

The meeting closed at 9.57pm