HANKELOW PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the A.G.M. held 21st May 2007.
THOSE PRESENT :- The Chairman, Cllrs. Foster, Mountenay, and Williams, also present were 6 Parishioners.
APOLOGIES :- Cllr. Hulme.
The Minutes of the last meeting held 5th February 2007 were read and signed after noting an amendment concerning the planter in memory f Mr. L. Walley. This had not been agreed as stated in the minutes.
CHAIRMAN CLLR. G. FOSTER. Proposed by Cllr. Williams.
Seconded by Cllr. Cope.
VICE CHAIRMAN CLLR. MOUNTENEY Proposed by Cllr. Williams
Seconded by Cllr. Cope.
PUBLIC HALL COMMITTEE CLLR. COPE Proposed by Cllr. Williams
Seconded by Cllr. Mounteney.
BURIAL BOARD CLLR. WILLIAMS Proposed by Cllr. Cope
Seconded by Cllr. Foster.
The out going Chairman then thanked the Councillors for their work over the last 12 months and the handed over to the new Chairperson.
NEW NOTICE BOARD.
The Clerk was requested to obtain an estimate from Mr. Holmes of Buerton for making a new board.
Cllr. Cope had contacted the Chapel about the possibility of placing a Stone Planter outside the Chapel. He had priced one at Dagfields, which was about £150. It was agreed that he should return to Dagfields to look at the possible planters with a view to ordering one. Mrs. Cope had agreed to fill the tub with compost and plants.
Mr. Shenton then said that he had obtained a Copper Beech tree to plant in memory of Les Walley, and he also produced an oak stake with a plaque on it.
MANOR FARM INDUSTRIAL SITE.
Cllr. Mounteney said that work still appeared to be carrying on but as Cllr. Hulme was not present it was decided to put this back until the next meeting when hopefully Cllr. Hulme would be present to answer questions.
The Clerk reported a year end balance of £2,254.15.
The accounts had been audited by Mr. A. Davenport ready to go to Hacker Young for external audit.
It was to be minuted that the Council were happy for Mr. Davenport to continue doing the Internal Audit after the annual review.
Cheques were raised as follows:-
J. Scott ¼ yr. sal/exp £ 182.90
Mid Cheshire Footpath Society £ 8.00
Cheshire Ass. Of Local Councils £ 43.21
A. Davenport £ 40.00
Cornhill Insurance £ 299.08
Cllr. Cope reported that the green appeared to be mown fortnightly as agreed. He would keep an eye on the situation.
The Chairperson asked Val Morrey if she would like to speak about the last 12 months activities of the Amenities Society. She gave a brief report and confirmed that the Society had about £400 in the bank at present.
The Chairperson said that she had received reports about Maize being planted over the path behind the Swedish Houses. Cllr. Cope said that he would investigate and have a word with the farmer if required. Cllr. Williams said that the stile by the Swedish Houses was broken and also there was an access problem t the new bridge over the river Weaver. The Clerk was requested to report these.
The Chairperson asked the Clerk to update the list of Councillors in the Notice Board.
Mr. Shenton said that he had replaced a dead tree on the green with a Blue Cedar. He also said that he was about to put in plans for the Hall and that they would hopefully be ready for viewing at the next Parish Council Meeting.
Cllr. Cope produced a letter about affordable housing and the Clerk was requested to invite the writer to the next Parish Council Meeting and make it an open meeting for the Village.
The Clerk reported that a revised Code of Conduct was to come into force by October. Details should be available for the next meeting.
There being no other business the meeting was closed with the date of the next meeting being fixed for 16th July 2007.