Council Meeting – 7th June 2021

Minutes of Meeting held on Monday 7th June 2021

21/2/01 Attendance

Present:-
Councillors 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)

21/2/02 To receive apologies for absence

Apologies were received from Councillor Graham Sawyer

21/2/03 To receive declarations of Members’ interests

Councillor Sam Green declared an interest in Item 9 relating to payments

21/2/04 Public Participation

Councillor David Lewis from Crewe Green Parish Council raised concerns regarding the Medical Centre and Pharmacy in the Village being overstretched and additional concerns on the impact that proposed developments will have on local services

21/2/05 To confirm the minutes of the meetings of Haslington Parish Council held on Monday 12th April 2021 and Monday 24th May 2021

It was resolved to approve the Minutes

21/2/06 To consider the co-option of one Councillor to the Haslington Ward

To was resolved to co-opt Steve Welch as a Councillor to the Haslington Ward

21/2/07 To receive Acceptance of Office and Declarations of Interest for the Co-opted Councillor for the Haslington Ward

The Acceptance of Office and Declarations of Interest were received from Councillor Steve Welch

21/2/08 To consider any additional appointments to Committees

This item was deferred to a future meeting

21/2/09 To approve payments

It was resolved to approve payments totaling:-
• Net: £2,638.18
• Gross: £2,649.84

21/2/10 To consider, approve and authorise the signing of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2020 / 2021

It was resolved to approve the Annual Governance Statement

The AGAR was signed by Councillor Tony Peake, Chair of Haslington Parish Council

21/2/11 To approve JDH Business Services as the Internal Auditor for the Council Year 2021 / 2022 and approve the Internal Audit Report for 2020 / 2021

It was resolved to approve JDH Business Services as the Internal Auditor a

It was resolved to approve the Internal Audit Report for 2020 / 2021

21/2/12 To consider the approval of Direct Debits to support the Councils business and work within the Parish

It was resolved to approve that the Clerk sets up Direct Debits to support the Councils business

21/2/13 To review, consider and approve affiliation to the Cheshire Association of Local Councils (ChALC)

It was resolved to continue affiliation to the Cheshire Association of Local Councils

21/2/14 To receive a report from the Cheshire East Councillors covering the Haslington Parish

Councillor Steve Edgar updated Members on:-
• Planning application for 151 houses at Crewe Green is being heard at Cheshire East Councils Strategic Planning Committee on 9th June 2021
• The Duchy development on Hassall Road is near completion
• Phase 2 of the development at Pool Lane will be completed in the autumn
• The application for Phase 3 of the Pool Lane development has not yet come forward
• Consultation is being carried out regarding the proposed Hunters Lodge development but no application has been submitted as yet
• Planning permission has been granted to demolish the Holly Bush in Winterley

21/2/15 To consider matters related to Planning applications for the Haslington Parish

This item was covered in the Cheshire East Councillors report

21/2/16 To consider matters related to Winterley Ward

Councillor Heler raised concerns regarding uncut grass verges which are impacting sight lines on the highways in the Winterley area

Councillor Edgar advised that he would raise this issue with ANSA

Councillor Heler raised a further concern relating to an oak tree which is encroaching Crewe Road

21/2/17 To consider matters related to Oakhanger Ward

Councillor Bushill raised concerns on behalf of planning issues in Oakhanger

Councillor Bushill also raised concerns on behalf of a resident regarding speeding and speed enforcement through the village

21/2/18 To consider matters related to Haslington Ward

Councillor Allen raised concerns regarding the grass verges on Clay Lane which are impacting sight lines on the highways

Councillor Blake reported that the sink hole on Holmshaw Lane has now been repaired

Councillor Griffiths raised concerns regarding the height of weeds in roadside gutters around the village

Councillor Peake advised members that a bench had been moved from Cartwright Road on to the Gutterscroft playing field

Councillor Peake also advised that positive feedback had been received regarding the planting scheme around the village and wished to thank JD Services for the work carried out

21/2/19 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

It was resolved that a budget of £5,000 be allocated towards the purchase of benches to be placed around the Parish

It was resolved that a budget of £5,000 be allocated towards the purchase of bins to be placed around the Parish

It was resolved to carry out a survey to be distributed to local residents regarding proposed works to the Village Green. The survey will be paper based and also carried out online

It was resolved following a request from a resident that meetings will not be streamed on Zoom due to the limitations of technology and equipment available

21/2/20 To consider dates of future meetings of the Parish Council

The date of the next meeting was set as Monday 5th July 2021

21/2/21 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 press due to the confidential nature of the item being discussed

21/2/22 Confidential Item:-
Employment Matters

It was resolved that the Clerk had successfully completed her probation period and that continued employment was approved

It was resolved that the Clerk would be reimbursed for unused holiday entitlements for the previous financial year 2020 / 2021

It was resolved to defer further discussions on employment matters until a future meeting in light of information not being readily available at the time of the meeting

The meeting closed at 8.54pm