Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 3rd August 2020

You are invited to attend the Parish Council meeting on the 3rd August 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.


Declaration of Interest
Members are encouraged to declare pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests as soon as they become aware in the meeting.

Part 1- Public and Press Present:

The Chairman will adjourn the meeting to allow questions from members of the public to last no longer than 15 minutes.  After questions the Chairman will reconvene the Parish Council meeting

  1. Apologies
    • To receive apologies for absence
  2. Minutes
    • To approve the draft minutes from 15th June 2020
  3. To confirm the relevant paperwork has been signed by Cllr J Hardman
    • The Clerk to report
    • To confirm responsibilities
  4. Rhead’s Meadow
    • The Chairman and the Clerk to update members.
    • To agree next stages on benches and notice boards.
    • To update on the wildflower meadow and meeting with Ms Hannah Dalton from CWT.
    • To note the complaint from the resident refence weed killing.
    • To approve the rules for the site.
  5. Social Media
    • Cllr JH to propose a Facebook Page for the parish council
  6. Blackfirs Nature Reserve – Cheshire Wildlife Trust
    • To receive an update from the Clerk.
  7. Loachbrook ‘Bovis’ Estate 
    • To report on the site meeting with the Director of ‘Vistry Homes’ on 29th July.
    • To confirm next actions.
  8. Dog waste bins across the Parish
    • To receive an update from the Clerk
  9. Highways
    • CLR – to report on the progress to date and the meeting with Mr DC on 27th July.
    • Blackfirs Lane – update from Cllr AP
    • Grass cutting Policy on the triangle – to discuss the complaint from a resident. The policy re circulated.
    • Speed limits on Chelford Road and Blackfirs Lane The PC to resolve whether to refer this to the Ward Cllr.
    • Damaged manhole cover on Chelford Road
    • Grey Stone Wall ref 7993981
    • To consider placing paving stones under the bench on A54
    • AOB
  10. Cheshire East
    • To receive a report from Cllr J Wray.
    • To include
    • i) Environment Weight Restriction on Radnor Bank
  11. Training Policy
    • To adopt Training Policy
  12. Planning Applications
    • To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda –
    • 20/2434C Congleton High School, Box Lane, Congleton CW12 4NS – extension to school to provide additional toilet facilities.
    • To discuss the shed / outbuilding on the Black firs Park development in relation to the anti-social behaviour complaints from residents.
  13. Accounts
    • BALANCE OF ACCOUNTS = £68,517.45
    • £14.39 Zoom July
    • £14.39 Zoom August
    • £5.99 Office
    • £38,266.80 J Ashbrooks Ltd   
    • £87.16 Congleton Town council
    • £19.98 Amazon (lock for gate)
    • £40.00 ICO membership
    • £420.00 Mr Adam Kimberley
    • £50.00 Cheshire Community Action
    • £1,570.60 Cranage PC
    • Clerks expenses
    • £90.00 TCS Management
    • £382.42 Glasdon
    • £1,050.00 Bellway Homes
  14. Clerks Report
    • Local Council Award update to include the Business Plan
    • Newsletter
    • To note the email from NALC on the white paper (circulated)
  15. Chairman and Members Report
    • Covid 19 Community recovery fund

To note next meeting on 14th September 2020 at Somerford Park Farm

Julie Mason
Clerk of the Council