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MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL (ANNUAL MEETING)
Thursday 14th May 2003 at 7.30 p.m.


MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL

Wednesday 14 May 2003 at 7.30 p.m.

Holmes Chapel Primary School

Subject

Minute

Action

1. Attendance

Mrs J Booth P

Mrs ME Coombs A

Mrs DE Currie P

Mr PJ Gregory P

Mr TJ Howkins P

Mrs IM Mackenzie P

Mrs SJ Maddock P

Mrs YD Moore P

Mr RC Parry P

Mr DR Peake P

Mr AC Rickards P

 

County Councillor K Oliver A

Borough Councillor J Brown A

P = present, A = apology, N = non-attendance

 
     

2. Opening

JB opened meeting, thanked Council for support during her year of office and invited nominations for Chairman.

 
     

3. Election of Chairman

Resolved Mr AC Rickards be elected.

ACR took the chair, signed the declaration of acceptance of office and accepted the badge of office. He thanked JB for her work as Chairman.

 
     

4. Other appointments

Resolved the following appointments be made:

 
 

Vice – Chairman Mr DR Peake

 
 

Committees:

Amenities & Planning

Mrs J Booth (Chairman)

Mrs DE Currie

Mr PJ Gregory

Mr TJ Howkins

Mrs SJ Maddock

Mrs YD Moore

Mr AC Rickards (ex officio)

Traffic & Planning

Mrs ME Coombs

Mr TJ Howkins

Mrs IM Mackenzie

Mr RC Parry

Mr DR Peake (Chairman)

Mr AC Rickards (ex officio)

Finance

Mrs J Booth

Mrs IM Mackenzie

Mrs SJ Maddock

Mr RC Parry

Mr DR Peake

Mr AC Rickards (Chairman)

 

 
 

Leisure Centre JMC – Mr Gregory and Mrs Moore

Deputies Mrs Maddock and Mr Parry

 
 

Twinning Association – The Chairman and Mr Parry

 
 

Association of Parish Councils Area Meeting – Mrs Booth and Mrs Mackenzie

Larger Councils Forum – Mrs Mackenzie (Deputy Mrs Booth)

 
 

Best Kept Garden Judges The Chairman Mrs Coombs and Mrs Moore

 
 

Library Liaison Committee – Mrs Mackenzie and Mrs Maddock

 
 

CBC Area Committee - The Chairman

 
 

Press / Publicity Officers – Mr Rickards and Mrs Currie

 
 

Financial Officer (Member) – Mr Rickards

 
 

Cranage Playing Pitch Sub-Committee – Mrs Maddock and Mr Gregory

 
 

Congleton Police Forum – Mr Parry

 

To 2004

School Governor – Hermitage Primary – Mrs Moore in place of Mr Gregory*

 
 

County Transport Liaison Committee – Mr Rickards

 
 

Highway Spokesman – Mr Parry

 
 

Banks Committee – Mr Gregory and Mr Parry (Deputy Mrs Maddock)

 
 

* PJG asked Council to appoint replacement governor because of difficulty in attending meetings. Thanks expressed to PJG for his work

 
     

5. Civic Service

Agreed arrangements should be made for 29-06-03 at St Luke’s Church and reception at HC Primary School

Chairmand

Clerk

     

6. Review of Code of Conduct and Registers of Interests

Members reviewed their entries in registers of interests and Council’s own non-financial register

 
     

7. Area Representatives

Members reviewed the list of areas. Clerk agreed to replace J Rigby who had resigned

 
     

8. James Rigby

  1. Chairman confirmed resignation of JR who expects to leave HC to live in Jersey
  2. Following discussion at meeting on 08-05-03, Clerk confirmed vacancy had been advertised, if 10 electors requested election before 02-06-03 then CBC would call an election
  3. If no election Council should co-opt. Resolved Council should adopt procedure of approaching the next person with highest number of votes not elected at last election
  4. Resolved additional meeting of Council to be held before A&P on 05-06-03 to review position and if necessary to co-opt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

     

9. CBC election

Noted John Brown of Middlewich had been elected to the seat formerly held by RCP. Clerk had already been in touch with him and whilst he had sent apology to this meeting he intended to be present at future meetings

 
     

10. Declarations of interests

None

 
     

11. Minutes

Resolved:

Council 27-03-02 approved

Council 10-04-02 approved

Annual Parish Meeting 10-04-02 approved subject to approval at next APM

Council 24-04-03 approved

Council 08-05-03 approved

 
     

12. Matters arising

  1. Skateboarding – Following discussion at JMC Clerk trying to arrange meeting of interested parties
  2. Playground seminar – IMM had circulated a report on seminar which she had attended. This should be discussed at JMC. Agreed that the idea of a local joint committee should be actioned right away
  3. Cranage Playing Fields – Road and car park had been completed. Agreed there was need for progress on the following issues – marketing, phase 2, river crossing, future strategy (including changing accommodation)
  4. Inspection meetings – Clerk had completed report. Agreed it should be sent to appropriate CBC officers with emphasis on the need for progress on Dane Valley

Clerk

 

 

Clerk

 

 

Clerk

 

Clerk

     

13. CBC

TJH reported on the following:

  1. Joint Highways Committee likely to be discontinued
  2. Economic Development Committee has decided employment land below minimum required – so some sites previously excluded might be brought back into the Local Plan
  3. Committee appointments do not have same significance under new system – J Brown likely to be on Planning Committee and J Brown and TJH JMC representatives
  4. Knutsford Road planning appeal continuing and RCP will continue as spokesman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCP

     

14. School Governors

PJG reported that trees were being arranged for Hermitage School and he would continue to deal with this

PJG

     

15. Police

Members considered report from Police on serious anti-social behaviour problems in the village. Support for action taken by Police

 
     

16. Future meetings

Council considered future agenda items

Clerk

     

17. Twinning Association

Committee meeting to be held after this meeting to make arrangements for AGM

 
     

18. Accounts for payment

Resolved: the following be approved

Inland Revenue – PAYE and NI

Cheshire Assoc. of Parish Councils - sub

Cheshire Assoc. of Parish Councils – conference

Impact - Computer

DR Cowgill – APM expenses and computer

Allianz Cornhill Insurance – annual premium

Hermitage Primary School – Jubilee Mugs

St. Luke’s PCC - Church Yards (s.137)

St. Luke’s Hospice – Donation (s.137)

CAB – Donation (s.137)

843.88

865.36

15.00

55.00

86.62

394.36

176.40

750.00

500.00

300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

     

19. Members’ items

  1. Highway matters to be reported:

  • Weeds outside cemetery
  • Parking on Knutsford Road Verge
  • Replacement lampposts on Bramhall Drive

  1. Fire Station – Clerk to enquire if advert sign has been approved
  2. Sponsorship – SJM reported on request for sponsorship and it was agreed individual members may wish to co-operate and an approach should be made to CBC
  3. Dane Valley problems to be reported:

  • Youths in Cotton Wood and Bridge Farm Wood – Police
  • Missing manhole cover - Amenities

 

 

Clerk

Clerk

 

SJM

 

 

Clerk

     
 

Close 9.00 p.m.

 


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