MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
BRADWALL PARISH COUNCIL
Held on Wednesday 19th May 2021
PRESENT: Cllr. G. Gnyp – Chairman BPC Cllr. M. Ollier – BPC
Cllr. R. Smedley – BPC Cllr. S. Beck – BPC
Mrs F Stops – Clerk
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: None
1. APOLOGIES: Cllr. G. Williams – BPC Cllr. M. Acton – BPC
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS
3. TO APPOINT THE CHAIRMAN FOR 2021-2022
Cllr. Greg Gnyp was proposed by Cllr. Beck, seconded by Cllr. Ollier and appointed unanimously.
4. TO APPOINT THE VICE-CHAIRMAN FOR 2021-2022
Cllr. Godfrey Williams was proposed by Cllr. Smedley, seconded by Cllr. Beck and appointed unanimously.
5. TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
Following the last meeting the Clerk sent a letter to Cllr Laura Crane the portfolio holder covering Cheshire East Highways. After some chasing, a reply was received on 14th May and this has been circulated to members. Copy will be attached to the minutes as a record. In essence there is no budget available for minor roads. The Chairman and Clerk attended an online meeting on 18/05/21 regarding a pilot scheme for highways “top-up” which would allow Town & Parish Council’s to purchase services from CEH.
b) Boundary Sign for Hollins Green
The Clerk has been liaising with resident, Damien Murray, about the style and location of signs but yet again responses from Cheshire East have been very slow so things have not progressed any further. A possible cost of at least £1000 is indicated on the CE website.
c) Footpath for Smithy Bend - update
The landowner has indicated that he would consider a proposal. The Clerk has discussed the options with the Public Rights of Way team and the best option would appear to be a permissive agreement with the landowner. Further information on costs, legal work and use of contractors is required.
7. FINANCE (Clerk)
a) The Annual Governance Accounting Review - Certificate of Exemption for the year ending 31st March 2021 was approved and signed by the Chairman and Clerk.
b) The Annual Governance Statement for the year ending 31st March 2021 (Section 1 of Annual Return) was approved and signed by the Chairman and Clerk.
c) The Accounting Statement for the year ending 31st March 2021 (Section 2 of Annual Return) was approved and signed by the Chairman and Clerk
d) The balance sheet dated 19th May 2021 was received.
e) The following payments were approved and cheques signed:
G. Gnyp - £68.33 Website expenses; F. Stops - £468.00 Clerk’s salary October 2020-March 2021; ChALC - £52.92 Affiliation fee; Zurich Municipal - £257.60 Insurance.
8. PLANNING MATTERS
a) New Applications.
21/1804C Hilltop Cottage, Wood Lane – Extension. No comments or observations recorded.
b) Outstanding Applications & Decisions.
20/4763C Hollins Green Farm – Farmworkers dwelling. Approved with conditions on 30/04/21.
20/5486C The Stables, Fousley Farm – Single storey kitchen extension. Refused 28/01/21. Currently under appeal.
21/0266C Willow Lodge, Walnut Tree Lane – Single storey rear extension, linked corridor and new driveway entrance. Approved with conditions on 27/04/21.
9. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED (Clerk)
Any relevant emails have been forwarded.
10. TO RECEIVE AND DISCUSS MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS AND CHESHIRE EAST MEMBER
11. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
Wednesday 21st July 2021, 8pm. May be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions or regulations.
The meeting closed at 9.25pm.
Signed by RFO/Clerk Chairman