Minutes: Parish Council Meeting 22nd October 2019

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Cranage Hall Hotel.

Part 1

Present

Councillor D Bennett (DB) – Vice Chairman who chaired the meeting Councillor R Hurst (RH)
Councillor G Morgan (GM)
Ms J Mason – Clerk   

Declaration of Interest

Cllr R Hurst – Village Hall, Cllr D Bennett – Northwich Road and Cllr G Morgan – Sibelco

Public Forum

Three members of the public present.

There was concern about the apparent lack of grass cutting across the parish.

The Clerk made the member of the public aware it was due to be cut this month.

The resident from Northwich Road had attended to follow up his complaint in relation to the speed review on Northwich Road. He had written a letter to the newly appointed portfolio holder of CE Highways to request for a new speed review evaluation, but this had been dismissed.  He wanted some advice and support to enable him to have a site visit to show his safety concerns and offered his house as a meeting point. The issues on the road for cyclists and walkers were discussed and that only the needs of vehicle drivers had been considered.

Apologies Cllr J Swithenbank due to work commitments, Cllr A Nicol due to holidays, Cllr R Hocknell due to holidays, Cllr S Houlston due to attending a course and Cllr A Kolker – no apologies submitted.    

112/19 Minutes
The proposed amendments were accepted.

100/19 Capital Expenditure

Small Play Area
This was to be included in the newsletter primarily for feedback.

107/19 Accounts

It was noted the balance of account = Leek United £30,488.46 + Natwest £39,141.15 = £69,629.61.

Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th September 2019 be approved and signed as a true and accurate record.

113/19 Capital Projects  

Football pitch storage for equipment
Two quotes had been circulated for the storage containers.

Resolved the Parish Council would purchase a storage container from ‘Parsons’ containers

Resolved the container would not need planning permission but it would be sited on the field adjacent to the car park.

Resolved James Ashbrook’s Ltd would be instructed to site the container as the were aware of the drainage issues on site.

Improvement to small play area on Needham estate
The PC had received some very good feedback from the article in the newsletter which now would be taken into consideration when planning the new play area, in association with ANSA. An application for £45,000 to £50,000 was to be applied for, using the S106 monies as the initial 10% deposit.

A draft plan would now be drawn up by Mr E Yoxall from ANSA for approval by the PC. The Clerk would arrange a meeting prior to this to consider the feedback.

Social Isolation in the Parish
The Chairman and the Clerk had met with Mr Muktadir Khan – Community Development Officer from CE Connecting Communities, who had been very informative. He explained the ‘Tartan Shawl’ which was a method of collating all the necessary education, health and social issues. He believed Cranage was an ideal place to try and engage with socially isolated people and through his past work experience in the community, it would be of great benefit. He offered to assist us to begin the process of a regular luncheon in the community.

Resolved the Parish Council would engage with the local community and organise a regular luncheon in the Parish.

It was agreed the Clerk would initially make arrangements for a further meeting with Connecting Communities in order to gain more information to devise a plan to organise the luncheon.

114/19 Business Plan

Deferred.  

115/19 Highways
New Boundary Signs

Three quotes had been strived for and two had been returned.

Resolved the PC would instruct Mcvoy signs to make 7 signs and four posts in the following positions; A50 H/Chapel boundary, A50 Knutsford boundary, Goostrey Lane, Twemlow Lane,  

Byley Lane by Manor Farm, Northwich Road and Moss Road – Shanty Farm.

Northwich Road Speed limit

The Clerk had sent a letter to Cllr B Roberts re- evaluate the speed limit on Northwich Road and had a received a reply explaining it did not meet the criteria to be a 40mph limit.

Due to the comments from the public forum time it was agreed the Clerk would contact Cllr AK and Cllr LG to ask if they would arrange a site visit with highways.

Leese crossroads

There had been a site visit on the 10.10.19 with Mr C Hodgeson, CE Highways Officer, Cllr AK, Cllr RJH, Cllr AN and the Clerk. CH had also spoken with the resident from Four Winds which had been very enlightening. It was agreed the officer would make a report and feedback.  

Cheshire Railings on Byley lane

Cllr AN had requested this was on the agenda but the members were not sure if it was within the Parish boundary.

Deferred.

Byley Lane flooding

The Clerk would log this issue with highways.

Patching selection

The Clerk was requested to confirm with the Ward Cllr if Northwich Road over the M6 bridge had been submitted.

Letter to CE Highways reference Lee Glover CE highways officer

Mr LG had subsequently made contact and a meeting had been arranged for 4th November to discuss issues.

Speed Display indicators

To note the information sent by HCPC.

Crop spraying along A50

The PC thought this was not a matter for them to resolve.

Twemlow Lane

There had been two complaints in refence the flooding on the lane and the damage to the verge outside Hawthorn House from cars and HGV’s parking.

This would be discussed at the site meeting on 4th November with the Clerk and CE highways.

116/19 Footpath and Tree Report

No report was submitted.

It was agreed the Chairman should ask if there were any issues.

Trees

  • Fire damaged trees would be actioned next month at Brereton Timber.

Footpaths

  • Manor Barns hedges

A letter had been issued by highways –  no actions taken by highways

Footpath Claim – Carver Ave/ Byley Lane/Crescent Avenue Ref FPS/R0660/14A/2

The appeal which had been submitted by the PC had been successful which was excellent news. Ms C Hibbert had circulated the next stages before it could be allocated as a PROW.

117/19 Planning Applications

  • 19/3722C Holly House Estate, Middlewich Road, Cranage CW10 9LT – new access drive- resubmission.

Resolved No Objection

  • 19/4845C Caberfeidh, 8 Northwich Road, Cranage CW4 8HL – Alterations and extension to existing dwelling, new garage and associated works (resubmission of application 19/2246C).

Resolved No Objection

APP/R0660/W/19/3224057 18/4329C Rose Bank, Twemlow Lane, Cranage CW4 8EX – construction of one new dwelling – it was noted this appeal had been dismissed.

19/2423N Pump Cottage, Kings Lane, Cranage CW10 9LX – Retrospective application for change of use – to note an appeal had been submitted on 11th October.

Resolved the Parish Council would make no representation.  

18/0679E Land to the rear of Cotton Middlewich Road, Holmes Chapel. –

The PC noted the comments in the letter from Cllr AK indicating CE planning had closed the case.  

It was agreed no further action could be taken.

Sibelco meeting 15.10.19

Cllr GM communicated the meeting. She was very disappointed that Mr G Woods (local resident) had not been accepted as a member of the liaison committee.  The Clerk was asked to check if the Sibelco representatives had voting rights as part of the planning conditions.

He had been granted to attend as a visitor at the next meeting in January. ( The minutes would be circulated)  

118/19 Financial Regulations

The new advised NALC version of the FR had been circulated to members.

Upon the amendment to 11.4 to £3,000 they were agreed in principal.

Resolved the Financial Regulations were accepted.  

119/19 Accounts   

It was noted the balance of account = Leek United £30,488.46 + Natwest £45,956.16 = £76,444.62.

Payments

  • Online payment – £4,667.76 Ms J Mason (salary from June to September)     
  • Cheque number 276 – £1,361.72 HMRC  
  • Cheque number 277 – £591.46 Crewe Colour Printers

Receipts

  • £1.53 Lloyds Banking Group
  • £233.29 Leek United Interest
  • £1,707.02 SPC
  • £1,564.41 NBACM
  • £1,008.26 HW & SB   

Resolved the above payments are approved and signed for as a true and accurate record.

120/19 Cheshire East

Resolved to suspend the Standing Orders to accept a report from the Ward Councillor A Kolker.

Due to the absence of Cllr AK no report was submitted.

121/19 Chairman and Members Report

Bulb Planting on Needham estate

The event had been cancelled due to poor weather but the resident with his wife had kindly planted 2,000 bulbs. The PC wished the Clerk to thank the resident for his commitment.

Chairmanship Course 6.11.19

Resolved Cllr RJH would attend   

Litter Collection on 6th October

Cllr RH reported how successful the event had been and another one would be scheduled in the spring.  

Stopwatch Clock on Adult Fitness Area

Cllr RH had reported this again and it had been returned to Pentagon who had returned it to the manufacturers. The position had been moved but still there were issues. It was due to be returned to site this week.

It was agreed this would be monitored.

VE Day – Cllr SH

Deferred

122/19 Clerks Report

SLCC Conference /training date 9.10.19

The details of the training were discussed. The relevant issues were the website compliance, the Ramblers support and funding opportunities.

123/19 The next meeting would be on the 19th November 2019 @ Cranage Hall Hotel  Meeting closed at 9.10 pm

Present
Councillor R J Hocknell (RJH) – Chairman
Councillor D Bennett (DB) – Vice Chairman
Councillor R Hurst (RH)
Councillor G Morgan (GM)
Councillor A Nicol (AN)
Councillor A Kolker (Cheshire East Representative)  
Ms J Mason – Clerk   

Declaration of Interest

Cllr R Hurst – Village Hall and Cllr G Morgan – Sibelco

Public Forum

Six members of the public present.

A resident was concerned about the road surface on Northwich Road over the M6 bridge, he had reported it to both the Ward Cllr and CE highways as it was in desperate need of resurfacing and no actions had been taken to date. There was also Himalayan balsam and ragwort in the grass verge on Goostrey Lane.

The resident went on the query the way documents were downloaded on the website as it had changed and was not as ‘user friendly’.

A resident was very concerned about the speed limit on Northwich Road, he recognised it had been reduced to 50 mph, but he felt it required 30mph or 40 mph. There was a warning pedestrian sign by the A50 junction, as there was no footpath at all for 1,000 yards and pedestrians relied on the residents cutting back their verges to walk safely which he reiterated was a CE owned verge. There was 43 properties one side and 31 the other and they all kept their verges maintained, if they did not and there was an accident he questioned where the responsibility would lie.  The speed of traffic was excessive, and he wanted advice from the Parish Council about what actions to follow to reduce the speed limit.  

The applicant for a new Parish Councillor gave a resume of his background.

Apologies Cllr J Swithenbank due to work commitments   

98/19 Minutes

The proposed amendments were accepted.  

89/19 Budget 2019/20

Resolved the Parish Council would place £20,000 in capital reserves.

The grammatical errors proposed by Cllr RH were accepted.

Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 30th July 2019 be approved and signed as a true and accurate record.

99/19 Co-option of Parish Councillor

The PC considered the application which had been deferred at the last meeting.

Resolved Mr S Houlston would be co-opted as a Parish Council.

The Acceptance of Office was signed in the presence of the Clerk.

100/19 Capital Expenditure in the Parish

Football pitch storage for equipment

This was due to be in the newsletter.

Resolved the Clerk would obtain three quotes for the unit and storage.

Improvement to small play area on Needham estate

This was to be included in the newsletter primarily for public feedback.

Welcome Boundary Signs

The Parish Council approved two types of boundary sign and the Clerk was requested to gain quotes and bring them to the next meeting.   

Social Isolation in the Parish

The Chairman had made enquires with ‘Bridge the Gap’ in HC and the Health Centre, he had been advised to meet with Connecting Communities. The Clerk had arranged a meeting for the Chairman in September.

Footpath along A50

The Clerk had met with the contractor and he was willing to cut this section of grass six times at a cost of £200 a time to assist walkers. The hedge was also over hanging the footpath.

It was agreed the Clerk would adapt the Grass Cutting Policy to include the extra cuts along the A50 and gain a quote and the Chairman would speak to the landowner in reference to the hedge cutting.

101/19 Grant Fund – Community Clean Up fund.

The bowling club had completed the clearing works and the Chairman had checked the site. The border now needed planting.

Resolved Cllr R Hurst would organise the planting with the bowling club.  

102/19 Business Plan

The Chairman requested this was deferred until the next meeting.

103/19 Highways  

Northwich Road

Cllr AK would approach the Portfolio Holder Cllr B Roberts

Car Parking on pavements on Byley Lane

The PCSO had now communicated the advice on parking on the pavements. Cllr RH had informed the residents concerned.

Letter of complaint in reference to Leese crossroads

Resolved the Clerk would write to the properties concerned to request they cut back their hedges to improve visabilty.

Resolved Cllr AK would request a site visit with CE highways.  

Road surface on bridge over M6

Cllr AK would add this to the works maintenance programme with CE Highways.

104/19 Footpath and Tree Report

Resolved to accept the report for the officer.

Due to work commitments the officer had been unbale to submit a report

Trees

  • Fire damaged trees still not attended to on the Holmes Chapel Fencing site. There are 3 trees – very flimsy, that could present a pedestrian / highways hazard in high winds

No actions taken by highways

  • 100 yards from the Needham Drive entrance on A50 (same side of A50 as Holmes Chapel Fencing) a small bow has snapped off a tree it is not blocking the path and entirely on the grass verge but could do with removing though not urgent.

No action taken by highways

Footpaths

  • Manor Barns hedges
  • No actions taken by highways

Resolved the Clerk would write to Cllr B Roberts to report the lack of communication from highways.

Footpath Claim – Carver Ave/ Byley Lane/Crescent Avenue Ref FPS/R0660/14A/2

The was still awaiting a response. The Clerk had received communication they were behind due to the workload.

105/19 Planning Applications

  • 19/3833C Caravan Court, Knutsford Road, Cranage CW4 8HJ – proposed single storey extension to form entrance lobby with external refurbishment.

Resolved No Objection

  • 19/4135C Shanty Farm, Moss Lane, Cranage CW10 9NG – Change of use of land from agricultural to a dog exercise area (retrospective) # cross boundary application, site is within Cheshire West and Chester.

Resolved No Objection

Sibelco  

Sibelco had approached the PC to be part of a liaison committee.

Resolved Cllr G Morgan would represent the Parish Council.

It was noted CPC supported Mr Gareth Woods (Chairman of the Residents Action Group) a local resident also joining the committee.

18/5051C Land at rear of Cotton Farm, Middlewich Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 7ET- proposal certificate of lawful existing use as a non-commercial private use motorcycle track

The leader of Cheshire East Cllr S Corcoran has responded to the letter of complaint which had been circulated to members. Cllr AN had also met with the enforcement officer to explain her concerns and to show the evidence that the site was being used for commercial activity.   

Proposed Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document; Consultation 19th August to 30 September – letter was noted from Cllr S Corcoran CE leader.

Resolved No comment

106/19 External Audit Report 2018/19

The report from PKF Little John had been circulated to members.

Resolved the Parish Council accepted the report and would take the necessary measures to resolve the areas of concern; capital expenditure, the midterm budget review and the risk assessment.

107/19 Accounts   

It was noted the balance of account = Leek United £30,488.46 + Natwest £39,141.15 = £69,629.61.

Payments

  • Online payment – £30.00 SLCC Branch Conference    
  • Online payment – £174.14 Congleton Town Council (bench)
  • Online payment – £1,350.00 James Ashbrook Ltd (football pitches)
  • Online payment – £408.00 Mr L Dooley (bulbs)
  • Online payment – £796.70 Edward Bloor (Bowling Club)
  • Online payment – £360.00 PKF Little John Ltd
  • Cheque number 275 – £81.00 Sam Dale Ltd
  • Online payment – £98.70 Ms J Mason (expenses April to September)

Receipts

  • £112.00 Good Companions Bowling Club
  • £10,000 Precept CE   

Resolved the above payments are approved and signed for as a true and accurate record.

Leek United Bond

Resolved the bond monies would be reinvested in the Leek United for 12 months

Signature on Natwest Bank Account

This was still outstanding

108/19 Cheshire East

Resolved to suspend the Standing Orders to accept a report from the Ward Councillor A Kolker.

Cllr AK had met with Mrs D Ackerley , CE Enforcement Officer – reference 18/5051C and reported the following ‘ the site had been served two Planning Contravention Notices, one in relation to the land currently covered by the Lawful Use Certificate and the other in relation the stubble field and adjacent woodland. These contain numerous questions around the usage for private/commercial purposes as well as frequency of use. A provision of a PCN is that the recipient can request a meeting with officers to discuss the answers that they have provided and to discuss a way forward. The owner has requested such a meeting and officers will be meeting with him in due course.   

When CE are in possession of the responses to the PCN’s and have had the meeting a view will be formed with regards to whether or not the use of the land falls within the scope of the Lawful Use Certificate and also whether or not there has been a breach of planning control in relation to the use of the stubble field and the adjacent woodland and/or the land covered by the Certificate’.

109/19 Chairman and Members Report

Police Forum 02.09.19

Cllr DB and the Clerk updated members on the police forum in HC

Cranage Beer Festival

Cllr RH reported the amazing success of the Beer Festival which raised £4,000 for the Village Hall. She thanked the PC for their donation.  

Litter Collection on 6th October

Cllr RH was organising the collection and encouraged members to attend.

Bulb Planting on 29th September

A resident from Needham estate was bulb planting on Needham estate on 29th September and was encouraging volunteers.

110/19 Clerks Report

Newsletter

The Clerk updated members on the content of the newsletter.

There was a discussion on the difficulties of hand delivering the newsletter.

Resolved the newsletter would be posted by the Crewe Colour Printers

111/19 The next meeting would be on the 22nd October 2019 @ Cranage Hall Hotel  Meeting closed at 9.00pm

Present
Councillor R J Hocknell (RJH) – Chairman
Councillor D Bennett (DB) – Vice Chairman
Councillor R Hurst (RH)
Councillor G Morgan (GM)
Councillor A Nicol (AN)
Councillor A Kolker (Cheshire East Representative)  
Ms J Mason – Clerk   

Declaration of Interest
Cllr R Hurst – Village Hall and Cllr G Morgan – Sibelco

Public Forum
Six members of the public present.

A resident was concerned about the road surface on Northwich Road over the M6 bridge, he had reported it to both the Ward Cllr and CE highways as it was in desperate need of resurfacing and no actions had been taken to date. There was also Himalayan balsam and ragwort in the grass verge on Goostrey Lane.

The resident went on the query the way documents were downloaded on the website as it had changed and was not as ‘user friendly’.

A resident was very concerned about the speed limit on Northwich Road, he recognised it had been reduced to 50 mph, but he felt it required 30mph or 40 mph. There was a warning pedestrian sign by the A50 junction, as there was no footpath at all for 1,000 yards and pedestrians relied on the residents cutting back their verges to walk safely which he reiterated was a CE owned verge. There was 43 properties one side and 31 the other and they all kept their verges maintained, if they did not and there was an accident he questioned where the responsibility would lie.  The speed of traffic was excessive, and he wanted advice from the Parish Council about what actions to follow to reduce the speed limit.  

The applicant for a new Parish Councillor gave a resume of his background.

Apologies Cllr J Swithenbank due to work commitments   

98/19 Minutes
The proposed amendments were accepted.  

89/19 Budget 2019/20 Resolved
the Parish Council would place £20,000 in capital reserves.
The grammatical errors proposed by Cllr RH were accepted.
Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 30th July 2019 be approved and signed as a true and accurate record.

99/19 Co-option of Parish Councillor
The PC considered the application which had been deferred at the last meeting.
Resolved Mr S Houlston would be co-opted as a Parish Council.
The Acceptance of Office was signed in the presence of the Clerk.

100/19 Capital Expenditure in the Parish
Football pitch storage for equipment
This was due to be in the newsletter.
Resolved the Clerk would obtain three quotes for the unit and storage.

Improvement to small play area on Needham estate.
This was to be included in the newsletter primarily.

Welcome Boundary Signs
The Parish Council approved two types of boundary sign and the Clerk was requested to gain quotes and bring them to the next meeting.   

Social Isolation in the Parish
The Chairman had made enquires with ‘Bridge the Gap’ in HC and the Health Centre , he had been advised to meet with Connecting Communities. The Clerk had arranged a meeting for the Chairman in September.

Footpath along A50
The Clerk had met with the contractor and he was willing to cut this section of grass six times at a cost of £200 a time to assist walkers. The hedge was also over hanging the footpath.
It was agreed the Clerk would adapt the Grass Cutting Policy to include the extra cuts along the A50 and gain a quote and the Chairman would speak to the landowner in reference to the hedge cutting.

101/19 Grant Fund – Community Clean Up fund.
The bowling club had completed the clearing works and the Chairman had checked the site. The border now needed planting.
Resolved Cllr R Hurst would organise the planting with the bowling club.  

102/19 Business Plan
The Chairman requested this was deferred until the next meeting.

103/19 Highways  
Northwich Road
Cllr AK would approach the Portfolio Holder Cllr B Roberts

Car Parking on pavements on Byley Lane
The PCSO had now communicated the advice on parking on the pavements. Cllr RH had informed the residents concerned.

Letter of complaint in reference to Leese crossroads
Resolved
the Clerk would write to the properties concerned to request they cut back their hedges to improve visabilty.
Resolved Cllr AK would request a site visit with CE highways.  

Road surface on bridge over M6
Cllr AK would add this to the works maintenance programme with CE Highways.

104/19 Footpath and Tree Report
Resolved to accept the report for the officer.
Due to work commitments the officer had been unable to submit a report.

Trees

  • Fire damaged trees still not attended to on the Holmes Chapel Fencing site. There are 3 trees – very flimsy, that could present a pedestrian / highways hazard in high winds

No actions taken by highways

  • 100 yards from the Needham Drive entrance on A50 (same side of A50 as Holmes Chapel Fencing) a small bow has snapped off a tree it is not blocking the path and entirely on the grass verge but could do with removing though not urgent.

No action taken by highways

Footpaths

  • Manor Barns hedges
  • No actions taken by highways

Resolved the Clerk would write to Cllr B Roberts to report the lack of communication from highways.

Footpath Claim – Carver Ave/ Byley Lane/Crescent Avenue Ref FPS/R0660/14A/2

The was still awaiting a response. The Clerk had received communication they were behind due to the workload.

105/19 Planning Applications

  • 19/3833C Caravan Court, Knutsford Road, Cranage CW4 8HJ – proposed single storey extension to form entrance lobby with external refurbishment.

Resolved No Objection

  • 19/4135C Shanty Farm, Moss Lane, Cranage CW10 9NG – Change of use of land from agricultural to a dog exercise area (retrospective) # cross boundary application, site is within Cheshire West and Chester.

Resolved No Objection

Sibelco  

Sibelco had approached the PC to be part of a liaison committee.

Resolved Cllr G Morgan would represent the Parish Council.

It was noted CPC supported Mr Gareth Woods (Chairman of the Residents Action Group) a local resident also joining the committee.

18/5051C Land at rear of Cotton Farm, Middlewich Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 7ET- proposal certificate of lawful existing use as a non-commercial private use motorcycle track

The leader of Cheshire East Cllr S Corcoran has responded to the letter of complaint which had been circulated to members. Cllr AN had also met with the enforcement officer to explain her concerns and to show the evidence that the site was being used for commercial activity.   

Proposed Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document; Consultation 19th August to 30 September – letter was noted from Cllr S Corcoran CE leader.

Resolved No comment

106/19 External Audit Report 2018/19

The report from PKF Little John had been circulated to members.

Resolved the Parish Council accepted the report and would take the necessary measures to resolve the areas of concern; capital expenditure, the midterm budget review and the risk assessment .

107/19 Accounts   

It was noted the balance of account = Leek United £30,488.46 + Natwest £39,141.15 = £69,329.61.

Payments

  • Online payment – £30.00 SLCC Branch Conference    
  • Online payment – £174.14 Congleton Town Council (bench)
  • Online payment – £1,350.00 James Ashbrook Ltd (football pitches)
  • Online payment – £408.00 Mr L Dooley (bulbs)
  • Online payment – £796.70 Edward Bloor (Bowling Club)
  • Online payment – £360.00 PKF Little John Ltd
  • Cheque number 275 – £81.00 Sam Dale Ltd
  • Online payment – £98.70 Ms J Mason (expenses April to September)

Receipts

  • £112.00 Good Companions Bowling Club
  • £10,000 Precept CE   

Resolved the above payments are approved and signed for as a true and accurate record.

Leek United Bond

Resolved the bond monies would be reinvested in the Leek United for 12 months

Signature on Natwest Bank Account

This was still outstanding

108/19 Cheshire East

Resolved to suspend the Standing Orders to accept a report from the Ward Councillor A Kolker.

Cllr AK had met with Mrs D Ackerley , CE Enforcement Officer – reference 18/5051C and reported the following ‘ the site had been served two Planning Contravention Notices, one in relation to the land currently covered by the Lawful Use Certificate and the other in relation the stubble field and adjacent woodland. These contain numerous questions around the usage for private/commercial purposes as well as frequency of use. A provision of a PCN is that the recipient can request a meeting with officers to discuss the answers that they have provided and to discuss a way forward. Mr Sheard has requested such a meeting and officers will be meeting with him.   

When CE are in possession of the responses to the PCN’s and have had the meeting a view will be formed with regards to whether or not the use of the land falls within the scope of the Lawful Use Certificate and also whether or not there has been a breach of planning control in relation to the use of the stubble field and the adjacent woodland and/or the land covered by the Certificate’.

109/19 Chairman and Members Report

Police Forum 02.09.19

Cllr DB and the Clerk updated members on the police forum in HC

Cranage Beer Festival

Cllr RH reported the amazing success of the Beer Festival which raised £4,000 for the Village Hall. She thanked the PC for their donation.  

Litter Collection on 6th October

Cllr RH was organising the collection and encouraged members to attend.

Bulb Planting on 29th September

A resident from Needham estate was bulb planting on Needham estate on 29th September and was encouraging volunteers.

110/19 Clerks Report

Newsletter

The Clerk updated members on the content of the newsletter.

There was a discussion on the difficulties of hand delivering the newsletter.

Resolved the newsletter would be posted by the Crewe Colour Printers

111/19 The next meeting would be on the 22nd October 2019 @ Cranage Hall Hotel  

Meeting closed at 9.00pm