Agenda: Somerford Parish Council Meeting 16th November 2020 via Zoom

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

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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 5th October 2020 

  3. Rhead’s Meadow
    To discuss the planting schedule from the 16th November including the seeding and the mound.
    To approve a contractor from the three quotes for the fencing and the fitting on the gates (circulated).
    To approve the planting of the orchard in January.

  4. Blackfirs Nature Reserve – Cheshire Wildlife Trust
    To approve the circulated solicitors’ documents
    To receive an update from the Clerk into the reference pond work.

  5. Loachbrook ‘Bovis’ Estate 
    To receive update from Cllr JH and Cllr GD.

  6. Highways
    Roundabouts on the CLR – circulated drawings.
    Speed of traffic on Blackfirs Lane – update
    Damaged manhole cover on Chelford Road
    Blocked gulley on Radnor Bank
    Lyndale blocked gulley 3403824
    Damaged sign on Chelford Road

  7. 7. Audit 2019/20
    To receive the audit report from PKF Little John.
    To note the Conclusion of Audit Notice

  8. Budget 2020/21
    To approve the precept for 2020/21

  9. 9. Cheshire East
    To receive a report from Cllr J Wray.
    To include
    i) Environment Weight Restriction on Radnor Bank
    ii) Grey Stone Wall ref 7993981

  10. Planning Applications
    To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda –
    20/4042C Land off Blackfirs Lane, Somerford – proposed 2 no dwellings with detached garages.
    20/4322C Radnor Hall Farm, Back Lane, Somerford CW12 4RB – outline application for proposed new ancillary 4 bed farmhouse.
    20/ 4584C Land a t Back Lane Congleton – variation cation of condition 5 on approved application 18/4888C – reserved matters.
    River Dane Holiday Park – to discuss the reported breach in planning

  11. Accounts
    £840.00 Centrewire
    £2,220.00 Heathwood Nurseries Ltd
    £14.39 Zoom
    To approve payments to Equator and AP Matthews Ltd.

    Bank Reconciliation Cllr PC to approved and sign off.

  12. Complaints Policy
    To adopt the circulated policy – Cllr PC

  13. Grant Policy
    To adopt the circulated policy – Cllr AP

  14. Disciplinary and Grievance Policies
    To adopt the circulated policies – Cllr PC

  15. Health & Safety Policy 
    To adopt the circulated policy – Cllr RC

  16. Clerks Report

  17. Chairman and Members Report
    Planning Course feedback

To note next meeting on 18th Januarys 2021

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