Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 16th January 2020

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 16th January 2020 at

 7.00 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
PART 1 – PUBLIC AND PRESS  Guest Speaker Suzie Akers-Smith, Cycling and Walking Champion, Cheshire East Council.
1.     Apologies
  • To receive any apologies for absence
2.     Minutes
  • To approve the minutes from 21st November 2019
3.     Community Governance Review
  • To discuss initial views to be submitted by the 31st January 2020 deadline.
4.     Trees on ‘Westlow’ Mere by the bridleway/ footpath.
  • Clerk to update.
5.     Rural Lane Improvement Plan
  • To appoint a contractor to carry out the work to create passing places on Smithy Lane.
6.     Highways
  • Congleton Link Road – meeting on 23rd January.
  • Water on Smithy Lane – The Clerk to update.
  • AOB
7.     Business Plan
  • Update from the Chairman. Chairman to circulate.
8.     GDPR
  • GDPR Action Plan.  Clerk to update.
9.     Community Chest
  • To consider the possibility as outlined by Cllr VB.
10.  Risk Assessment
  • Full council to adopt.
11.  Complaints Procedure
  • Due for review.  Full council to adopt.
12.  Spring Newsletter
  • Discussion as to the contents of the spring newsletter.
13.  Cheshire East To receive a report from any Ward Members present
14.  Planning Applications To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda –

·       19/5596C.  Land Off, Viking Way, Congleton CW12 1TT. Outline planning application with all matters reserved except for principal means of access for the erection of residential development, employment and commercial floor space and a local centre with associated landscaping, drainage and other infrastructure.


15.  Accounts BALANCE OF ACCOUNT = £19,917.15


·       £76.76 Mark Bailey

·       £150.00 JDH Business Services Ltd (to pay Cranage Parish Council)

·       £279.00 clerk December salary

·       £1084.35 Cranage PC (Julie Mason salary Oct to Dec 2019 inc £77.30 HMRC)

·       £27.90 Julie Mason expenses July to December 2019.

·       £9.00 clerk expenses.

·       £350 SLCC, CiLCA payment.



·       Nil


Bank reconciliation – a councillor to sign this off.


16.  Clerks Report ·       Clerk’s Employment Contract

·       Purchase of laptop

·       Purchase of The Clerk’s Manual

·       Signing of new bank mandate with new clerk details

·       Internal auditor support session

·       Bloor Homes update meeting arranged for 23rd January.

To note the next meeting date 20th February 2020