Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 25th February 2020

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 25th February 2020 at 7.30 pm at Cranage Hall Hotel, Byley Lane, Cranage CW4 8EW.

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Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

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 10 minutes at the start of the meeting and the same at the end.  After questions the Chairman will reconvene / conclude the Parish Council meeting.


         To approve any apologies for absence

1.      Minutes

  • To approve the minutes held on 21st January 2020  

2.     Cllr Vacancy

  • To accept the resignation from Mr S Houlston.
  • To advertise the new vacancy.

3.     Business Plan 2020/24

  • To discuss and approve circulated business plan

4.     Budget 2019/20

  • To review the budget for year end.

5.     Annual Parish Meeting

  • To approve a speaker for the Annual Parish Meeting
  • To approve the newsletter topics.

6.     Capital Projects 2019/20  

  • Small Play Area – no update awaiting response from FCC Communities.
  • Parish Luncheon – the Clerk to update on progress to date.

To note the letter to the Chairman

  • Boundary Signs – signs now delivered and awaiting fitting.

7.     Sibelco

  • To accept a report from Cllr GM.

8.      Highways

  • Brereton Timber – to acknowledge complaints
  • Leese crossroads – Cllr AK to update on progress.   
  • Byley Lane floods - 3373938
  • Needham estate fencing and gate – update  
  • Boundary Signs – Clerk to update
  • Twemlow Lane blocked gully – 3379901
  • AOB  

9.     Footpaths and Trees Report

  • To resolve to accept the report from the Footpath Officer and the Clerk to report on last month.
  • Footpath Claim – Carver Ave/Byley Lane/Crescent Avenue Ref FPS/R0660/14A/2 – update from the Clerk.


10.  Planning Applications

To discuss the following planning applications and any circulated after the agenda publication.

  • 20/0451C Shanty Farm, Moss Lane, Cranage Cw10 9NG – Change of use of a grassed paddock to create an extension to Lowes Farm shop car park to provide additional overflow car parking.
  • 20/0614C ‘Penolver’ , 75 Northwich Road, Cranage WA16 9LE – Proposed demolition of single dwelling to erect 2 dwellings

Chestnut Farm – proposed development of affordable houses – Cllr JS to report


11.   Safety Checks on play areas and Adult fitness  

·       To note ROSPA safety check and to report on PENTAGON actions  


12.  Accounts

To note the balance of account – Leek United £30,721.75 + Natwest £37,89.64 = £68,611.39.


·       £4,091.00 Leander Architectural

·       £40.00 ICO

·       £24.00 Crewe Colour Printers

·       £160.00 De Vere Hotel

To note payment for the fitting of signs to be approved.


·       Nil

Grant Donations

To agree a donation to Dane Radio considering the accounts

Lloyds Banking Shares the Clerk to discuss.

13.  Internal Auditor 2019/20

·       To approve the Internal auditor for 2019/20

14.  Clerks Pension

·       To note the Clerk has opted out of the Pension scheme with NEST

·       To note TCS management carried out the works

15.  Cheshire East

To resolve to suspend standing orders to receive a report from any Ward Members present.

16.  Chairman’s and members report

·       Cranage Bowling Club – Cllr RH to report

·       Litter collection 5th April 2020


17.  Clerks Report

·       To note PAT testing

·       Notice board

·       Cllr DB – ROI

·       To note PCSO meeting on 27th January 2020.

Part 11


That under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, the public and representatives of the press and broadcast media be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business as publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted

·       The Chairman to discuss a planning proposal within the Parish of Cranage.

·       To discuss the clerks appraisal  

To note the next meeting

·       24th March 2020