HANKELOW PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the A.G.M. and Parish Meeting held 9th May 2005.
THOSE PRESENT :- The Chairman, Cllrs. Mottershead, Hulme, Hill and Williams. Also present were 6 Parishioners.
The Chairman opened the Meeting by giving a report by the Councillors and the rest of the village for their work on the pond and green during the year. He confirmed that the Borough Council had rejected the plan to demolish Townfield House.
He then invited Cllr. Williams to take over the Chair.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
CHAIRMAN CLLR. WILLIAMS.
VICE CHAIRMAN CLLR. MOTTERSHEAD.
BURIAL COMMITTEE CLLR. HILL.
PUBLIC HALL COMMITTEE CLLR. COPE.
The Minutes of the Meeting held 7th February 2005 were read and accepted being signed by the Chairman.
Cllr. Hill asked if anything had come of the complaint about the stile and footpath by the Weaver. The Clerk was to contact the Public Rights of Way again as Cllr. Hulme has had his gate broken because there is a stile missing.
The Clerk reported that funding was not yet agreed.
Cllr. Cope reported that part of the work had been done and Mr. Shenton said that he would complete the work and also remove the stump of the tree, which had been felled.
Cllr. Mottershead had not yet got the posts but he would arrange it if a date could be fixed. The Cllrs. would contact the Chairman when they had fixed a date for the work to be done.
The Clerk presented the Annual Accounts ready for Audit showing a balance at 31st March 2005 of £ 2,217.03.
Cheques were raised as follows :-
MID CHESHIRE FOOT PATH SOCIETY. £ 8.00
CHESHIRE ASSOCIATION OF PARISH COUNCILS. £ 41.61
ALLIANZ CORNHILL INSURANCE. £ 287.10
This was increased to include Fidelity cover for £5,000.00
Cllr. Hill then suggested that the Parishioners might like to raise any points.
Mr. Hassall said that the footpath over the fields from Park View to Hall Lane was blocked last year with Maize and appears to have been done again. Cllr. Hulme said that he would have a word with Mr. Maughan who farmed the field.
Mr. Hassall also said that the footpath round the corner at the new houses built on the Nook land was very bad. The Clerk was requested to write to Highways.
Mr. Howarth asked what had been going to Cllr. Hulmes farm in tankers. Cllr. Hulme explained that it was liquid fertiliser based on Hemp waste and Potash. One of the residents had cleaned the grid. He had asked the tractor delivery driver to slow down but he refused. Cllr. Hulme said that he would have a word with the contractor. He also said that he had now finished but Mr. Vernon was due to start the same process on his land round the Hall. The Chairman said that he would have a word with Mr. Vernon to see if he could keep the lane tidy.
The Clerk was requested to write to Highways asking them to re instate the give way line outside Manor Cottages at the back of the Green as people were racing through the junction without stopping.
Mr. Foster asked if traffic calming in the form of raised tarmac could be requested between the White Lion and Monks Lane. The Parish Council felt that this could not be done in the rural situation. The Clerk was to request if this would be possible when writing about Longhill Lane again.
Cllr. Hill asked what happened with plans when they were returned to the Clerk. The Clerk said that if there were objections a letter was sent back to the planning office but if there were none then, no reply was sent.
It was decided that planning application and refusals should be discussed at meetings in future.
It was also decided that the names of the Parish Councillors should be placed on the Notice Board.
The Chairman thanked Cllr. Cope for his year in Office.
There being no other business the meeting was closed with the date for the next meeting arranged for 4th July 2005.