Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 20th May 2019

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You are invited to attend the Annual Parish Council Meeting on the 20th May 2019 at 7.30 pm at Westlow Mere, Giantswood Lane, Congleton CW12 2JJ in the function room.

If the members of the public are present, there will be a period of question time at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.

Declaration of Interest To receive any declarations of interest.
Election of Chairman for the ensuing year To sign the Acceptance of Office
1.     Apologies
  • To approve any apologies for absence
2.     Minutes
  • To approve the minutes from 7th March 2019
3.     Register of Interests
  • The Clerk to distribute for completion under consideration of the New COC
4.     To Elect the Vice Chairman for the ensuing year
  • To Sign the Acceptance of Office
5.     To adopt the Standing Orders
  • Full Council to approve
6.     To adopt the Financial Regulations
  • Full Council to approve
7.     To adopt the new Code of Conduct
  • Full Council to approve
8.     To adopt the General Power of Competence for 2019/20
  • To approve the Council continues to meet the requirements to exercise the General Power of Competence and no longer neds to use s137 as a power to spend on certain items.
9.     Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Business plan review
  • Clerk to discuss
10.  Councillor Responsibilities
  • Congleton Link Road & Highways
  • Neighbourhood Plan & Planning x 3
  • Personnel x 2
  • Communication – newsletter and website
  • Highways – CLR, Rural Lane Improvement Plan x 2
  • Bloor Homes
  • Police
  • Finance and Audit Compliance
11.  Audit and Local Councils in England 2019/20 ·       To receive the final internal audit report for 2018/19 from the internal auditors Mr G Roberts and note the recommendations and action plan there in.

·       To receive and approve section 1 annual governance statement section 2018/19 of the AGAR and that the chairman and Clerk/RFO sign to confirm.

·       To receive and approve section 2 – accounting statements 2018/19 and that the chairman sign to confirm approval.

  • To approve the public inspection period (Notice of public rights) from Monday 17th June to Friday 26th July 2019 inclusive. All info to be posted on the website and the noticeboards.
12.  Rural Lane Improvement Plan ·       Rural Lane – improvement plan. To devise a plan for the next 6 months.
13.  Highways
  • Congleton Link Road – update from meeting on 10th May with Dan Cawrthra
  • Mill Lane BT Chamber – Clerk to update
  • Clonter Bridge – Resident complaint as circulated
  •  Drainage issue on Smithy Lane – update
  • Dog bins – the parish council to purchase dog bins A34.
  • Any outstanding issues to be reported.
14.  Alderley Gate – Bloor Homes
  • To report on meetings on Meeting on 4th April and 23rd May 201926th February 2019 – report from the Clerk
15.  Cheshire East To suspend standing orders and receive a report from   any Ward Members present
16.  Planning Applications To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda –

·       19/1940C Land rear of Shannock Cottages, Giantswood Lane, Hulme Walfield – change of use of land from part grazing and part hard standing to a 30m x 40m all-weather horse-riding arena/manage.

·       Fieldhouse farm, Swettenham Road, Somerford Booths CW12 2JX – replacement of existing porch, addition of dormer window and timber cladding to existing dwelling. Conversion of existing garage into habitable space. Erection of car port and separate workshop.


17.  Accessibility of Polling Station – noted from Elections 2019 ·       Cllr V Brown to propose to review the current polling station location for the Parishes residents (notes circulated)
18.  Accounts BALANCE OF ACCOUNT = £13,681.57


·       £146.88 JDH Business Services Ltd

·       £8.65 Mr M Wakerly

·       £259.20 Crewe Colour Printers Ltd

·       £96.48 CHALC Affiliation Fee

·       £20.00 CCA

·       £50.00 Flowers Cllr G Booth (Mrs J Mason)

·       £994.37 (£75.90 HMRC)

·       Clerks expanses

·       RECEIPTS

·       £5,500.00 Cheshire East precept

·       £286.65 HMRC VAT claim

Signatures on the Bank account – to approve new signatures

Internet Banking– to discuss HSBC banking proposals

19.  Clerks Report ·       Training 2019

·       GDPR – personally owned computer equipment forms – new members to sign.

20.  Chairman and Members Report  
To note the next meeting date 20th June 2019


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