Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 16th March 2020

You are invited to attend the Parish Council on the 16th March 2020 at 7.30 pm

at Somerford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel Road in the Pavilion D.

If the members of the public are present, there will be a period of question time at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.

Download Agenda (PDF, 102 KB)

Declaration of Interest  
Part 1- Public and Press Present:  
1.     Apologies
  • To receive apologies for absence
2.     Minutes
  • To approve the draft minutes from 3rd February 2020.
3.     Business Plan 2020/25
  • To approve the Business Plan circulated
4.     RSPB
  • To discuss the progress to date and the feedback from residents.
  • To agree what planting will be conducted as the first stage and approve a contractor to conduct the planting after being successful with the FCC Communities bid.
  • To agree the access track.
  • To feedback the meeting with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust in relation to the wildlife meadow.
  • To feedback the meeting with Mr James Bagley in relation to the S 106 monies.
5.     Black firs Nature Reserve – Cheshire Wildlife Trust
  • To receive an update from the Clerk.
6.     Loachbrook ‘Bovis’ Estate
  • To acknowledge a site visit with the Managing Director and the Customer care manager on 1st April – Cllr GD, the Clerk and the Chairman to attend with the resident action group.
  • To acknowledge the email from Cllr T Fox – portfolio holder from Planning
7.     Dog waste bins across the Parish
  • To receive a report from Cllr AP
  • The Parish Council to decide on purchasing dog waste bins.
8.     Highways
  • Blackfirs Lane – Potholes on Blackfirs Lane – 3380679. The lane still has had no actions taken after many reports to CE highways.
  • CLR – meeting on 19th March. To receive a report from Cllr SH.
  • Radnor Bridge– update from the Chairman after the recent events.  
  • Grey Stone Wall on Radnor Bank – update from Cllr JW
  • Speed on A534 Sandbach Road – Cllr GD
  • Somerford Park Farm – update from the Clerk.
9.     Cheshire East To suspend the Standing Orders to receive a report from Cllr J Wray –

  • Environmental weight restriction – update
10.  Resident email to Cllr A Power in relation to support from CE.
  • Cllr A Power to report
11.  Planning Applications To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda

·       20/0487C 1, Chelford Road, Somerford CW12 4QD Outline application for no detached dwelling.

12.  Accounts BALANCE OF ACCOUNTS = £95,244.24


·       £12,446.82 J Ashbrooks Ltd

·       £8,865.08 Filcris

·       £1,504.09 Viridis

·       £1,548.00 Bridestone

·       £150.00 J Douglas Fabrication

·       £495.12 Biora


·       £20,000 FCC Communities received upon conditions

BANK REC – Cllr PC to approve

Selling of Lloyds Shares – to approve the sale

13.  Clerks Report ·       Newsletter update

·       Noticeboards and benches

14.  Chairman and Members Report ·       Litter collection – Cllr AP
 To note next meeting on 27th April 2020 to note this will be the Annual Parish Meeting