HANKELOW PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting held 7th February 2005.
THOSE PRESENT :- The Chairman, Cllrs. Mottershead, Hill and Williams. Also present were 3 Parishioners.
The minutes of the meeting held 1st November 2004 were read and being accepted, signed by the Chairman with one amendment. The £50 donation was not to be sent to ASET.
FLOWER BED BY BUS SHELTER.
Cllr. Hill said that Mr. Shenton had been to see him about the proposal to remove the shrubs. He had also been to see the Chairman. Mr. Shenton had said that he would be responsible for it. The Chairman promised to have a word with him if it had not been done by Spring.
Cllr. Mottershead had not yet got the posts but would do so as soon as possible.
The second one had been delivered and sited. The bill had not yet been received.
AUDLEM BURIAL COMMITTEE. £ 397.00
HACKER YOUNG ( AUDIT ) £ 82.25
METHODIST CHAPEL ( ROOM HIRE ) £ 75.00
J. SCOTT ( ½ YEAR SAL/EXP ) £ 319.72
A cheque was given to Cllr. Mottershead for £20.00 to purchase duck food, and a cheque was received from Cllr. Hill for the Christmas tree.
The Chairman read out an unsigned letter which had been pinned on the Chapel door about the business being carried on at Manor Farm. The Parish Council was not prepared to carry the matter any further as the letter was unsigned but the note would be given to Cllr. Hulme.
The Chairman reported that 2 seats were to be placed on the Green in memory of Mr. Freake and Mrs. Jenkins. No further action was required by the Parish Council as Mr. Shenton was dealing with it.
Cllr. Mottershead asked if the Parish Council would consider a donation towards the duck food. The Chairman proposed £20.00 which was agreed.
The Chairman pointed out that an appeal had been made against the decision to refuse planning application to demolish No. 2 Sweedish Houses. It was agreed that the Parish Council would re affirm their feelings to the Appeals Dept. in Bristol. The Clerk was requested to write the appropriate letter.
Cllr. Hill said that the state of Longhill Lane was disgusting and as this was agreed. The Clerk was requested to write to the Highways Dept.
Cllr. Hill said that a new stile had been put in at the end of Hall Lane but it did not provide access to the new footbridge over the River Weaver. The Clerk was requested to write to the County Council
The Clerk had received an application form for the Best Kept Village competition. It was decided not to enter.
Val Morrey asked if anything further had been done about the trees, in particular the large one outside her house which was leaning on the electric wires. The Chairman would contact MANWEB.
Two sets of plans were presented but there were no objections. These were for Monks Hall and Willow Mead.
There being no other business the meeting was closed by the Chairman with the date of the AGM being set for 9th May 2005.