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Thursday 19th February 2004 at 7.30 p.m.


Thursday 19 February 2004 at 7.30 p.m.

Holmes Chapel Primary School




1. Attendance

Mr AC Rickards (Chairman) P

Mr DR Peake (Vice-Chairman) A

Mr JB Adams P

Mrs J Booth A

Mrs ME Coombs P

Mrs DE Currie A

Mr PJ Gregory P

Mr TJ Howkins A

Mrs IM Mackenzie A

Mrs SJ Maddock A

Mrs YD Moore P

Mr RC Parry A

County Councillor K Oliver A

Borough Councillor J Brown A

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





2. Declarations of interests

Clerk declared an interest in Citizens Advice Bureau





3. Minutes


Council 8 January 2004 - approved

Amenities & Planning 22 January 2004 - received

Traffic & Planning 5 February 2004 - received

Finance 12 February 2004 - received





4. Matters arising

  1. Public Conveniences Plan received from CBC had enabled us Clerk to confirm comments
  2. CAD Kinderton Meeting to be arranged
  3. Somerford Motors Public conveniences Planning application expected this week, otherwise enforcement action to start next week
  4. Junction 17 Clerk reported Highways Agency Officer to attend Joint Highways on 08-03-04. Clerk to ensure representation
  5. Local Plan Modifications Comments / objections had been submitted reference 208
  6. Library Message of support received from Leader of CCC; information awaited from CCC budget meeting held earlier in day
  7. Fire Brigade Meeting Not going ahead
  8. Dane Valley TJH had walked valley with Steve Jones of CBC some remedial work done already and letter of thanks from Dr Jackson. Other work to go into programme
  9. Cranage / Funding Clerk in process of arranging a meeting of the Joint Committee
  10. Skateboarding Tony Potts of CBC willing to organise meeting - Clerk to proceed on this basis
  11. Village Volunteers Clerk had progressed points raised at A&P. Further discussion on planters in Church Walk agreed they prevented skateboarding and cycling / motor cycling so preference to keep them Clerk to inform Police and Village Volunteers
  12. Car park Letter from Joint Highways confirming:

  • remedial work to be done on surface
  • skateboarding issues being discussed with Police
  • planning conditions on Health Centre being checked

  1. Village Centre Roy Spicer of Joint Highways had done work since site meeting and making progress. Had asked Marshalls for updated prices. Will not be able to obtain tenders for work until after 01-04-04



























5. Citizens Advice Bureau

Before formal opening of meeting Liz Shaw of CAB had given short presentation covering following points:

  • Rural outreach
  • Need for better premises in HC various alternatives suggested
  • Need for volunteers
  • New premises in Sandbach
  • Appointment of Advisory Group 1 rep from HC ideal











6. Meeting dates 2004

Council agreed extension of calendar because of elections being held in June rather than May





7. Amenities & Planning

Items agreed for inclusion in next agenda





8. Traffic & Planning

Items agreed for inclusion in next agenda





9. Finance

  1. Items agreed for inclusion in next agenda
  2. Accounts for payment as per Finance minutes +

British Telecom IT - 142-72

HC Primary School Jubilee planting - 250-00







10. Borough Council matters

  1. Rab Parry Alderman Resolved congratulations and appreciation of his long service be recorded on appointment of RCP as an Honorary Alderman
  2. "At Home" Clerk reported on meeting held on 18-02-04 in particular

  • Silence in memory of John Keeling Chairman of Sandbach TC who had died since last meeting
  • Further meeting of Working Group arranged
  • Budget meeting this evening CBC rate likely to increase by 3.9% - lowest in Cheshire
  • Update on Local Government Review
  • Kerbside collection of recyclables to start on 01-04-04 now to cover whole of Borough because of government funding
  • Centralisation likely to proceed on Westfields site


11. Planning applications


36778/3 Amended plans Glenholme Middlewich Rd No objection

36910/3 46 48 & 50 London Rd Alterations and extensions to form 2 detached houses No objection

36916/3 20 West Way - Loft conversion / dormers No objection

36944/3 35 Balmoral Drive Extension No objection

36953/3 23 Riverside Crescent Extension No objection

36958/3 Holly Lodge London Rd 47 sheltered flats Object on grounds of housing numbers, need, access, parking, street scene
















12. Twinning Association

Clerk reported that 500 grant expected from CBC to Twinning Assoc. which would enable repayment of loan





13. School governors

IMM reported on recent issues at Hermitage School in particular:

Loss of school crossing patrol

Meeting on 03-03-04 to discuss "walking bus" scheme

Agreed position on crossing patrol be reviewed after meeting









14. Annual parish Meeting

Council discussed agenda items and arrangement





15. Police

Clerk reported on recent reports from Police on skateboarding issues





16. General correspondence

HC Singers Tickets for next concert Chairman to attend





17. Members items

  1. Sutton Oaks Parking problems noted; to be kept under review
  2. Fire Station Lack of telephone facilities noted but necessary because of abuse problems not normally a problem because of wide availability of mobile phones
  3. Parking problems Church View Parkway and London Rd Clerk to press Joint Highways to action these areas












Close 9.20 p.m.


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