Minutes: Parish Council Meeting Thursday 15th June 2017

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Minutes of a Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 15th June 2017 at ‘Westlow’ Mere Fisheries meeting room.

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Declaration of Interest

Cllr G Silman 17/2463C


Public Forum

Nobody present.


Part 1 Public and Press present

Present Councillor M Wakerly (who chaired the meeting), Councillor G Silman and Councillor G Booth and Ms J Mason – Clerk


42/17 Apologies

Councillor K Ogden due to childcare issues and Councillor P Amies due to annual holidays.


43/17 Minutes

Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 4th May 2017 be approved and signed as a true and accurate record.


44/15 Acceptance of Office for Chairman and Vice Chairman

Both the Chairman and Vice Chairman Acceptance of Office were signed by Cllr M Wakerly and Cllr G Booth.


45/17 Audit 2016/17

The Internal Auditor (J D H Services) was read out and discussed by members and actions to be taken were agreed.


Section 1 of the Annual Governance Statement 2016/17 was read out to full Council.

Resolved Section 1 was approved by the Parish Council.


46/17 Audit – Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2016/17

The Statements were read out to full Council.

Resolved section 2 was approved by the Parish Council


47/17 Neighbourhood Plan

There had been 29 responses received back in response to Regulation 14. This was an excellent result.

There was an opportunity for the Parish Council to apply for an extra £6,000 funding from Locality UK due to being classed as a complex area with so much extra housing development. The options for extra funding were discussed. There was also technical support available for revisiting policies.

Resolved the Parish Council agreed to apply for an extra funding from Locality UK to reach the referendum stage and there for completion.


48/17 Planning Applications

  • 17/2463C Fern Hill, Smithy Lane , Hulme Walfield CW12 2JG – Conversion of stable to two dwellings – resubmission of 16/5512C

Resolved No Objection

  • 17/2905C Ivy Cottage, Trap Road, Somerford Booths CW12 2LT

Demolition of existing ancillary building and erection of replacement ancillary building.

Resolved No Objection

  • 17/2753C Dairy House Farm, Hall Green Lane, Somerford Booths CW12 2LY – Erection of Key agricultural workers dwelling – resubmission of 16/6177C.

Resolved No Objection

  • 17/2979C Dane Valley Farm, Giantswood Lnae , Hulme Walfield CW12 2YQ – Proposed dwelling

Resolved No Objection


49/17 Accounts

To note the balance of accounts = £10,882.54 (NP = Nil + PC = £10,882.54)



  • Cheque no 224 £150.00 Crewe Colour Printers ( NP questionnaire for Regulation 14)
  • Cheque no 309 £38.93 Mr M Wakerly ( refreshments at Annual Parish Meeting)
  • Cheque no 223 £139.20 J D H Services Ltd ( Audit)



  • Nil


  • Nil

Resolved the above payments be approved and signed for as a true and accurate record.

Resolved the Parish Council would send a more simplified questionnaire to all residents in the Parish with a SAE to encourage return comments to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Plan.


50/17 Clerks Report

Police Commissioners Day – Discussion topic Road Safety on 29th June – Cllr M Wakerly would attend and the clerk would arrange booking.

The next meeting would be the on 6th July 2017 @ 7.30pm at Westlow Mere.

Meeting closed at 8.15pm

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