Much of this month's Parish Council Meeting related to updates and to agree a raft of documentation, policies and assessments as outlined by our newly appointed Clerk, Ann Wright. Her appointment has provided an opportunity to thoroughly review and amend the documents of the Parish Council.
For readers of Tattenhall Online, the following might be of interest ....
- Continuing unsociable behaviour at Keysbrook (at the site of the old garages) was raised in the Public Forum. It was reported that numbers of youths/cars are assembling in this area into the night and early hours, causing concern and anguish for local residents. All incidents must be logged and reported to the Police and to Crimestoppers. The PC agreed to write to the police and the potential of fencing off the area was also considered.
- A resident raised whether there had been any response from the School regarding the out-of-hours use of the school playing field – the consultation process having taken place nearly 1 year ago. The PC reported that there has been no dialogue.
- Residents requested an update on Operation Shield – whilst this is being rolled out, some residents felt that there had been very little evidence of the 'roll out'. We will keep you updated.
- Speeding on the Chester Road was raised and this item was also on the Agenda. Matters relating to parking restrictions and reviews of speeding can be viewed in the Draft Minutes which will appear on the PC Website.
- The continuing problems of litter on the new Playground Area are a concern and the need to ensure that litter is removed with regularity was raised (accepting that last week was half term).
Matthew Morris, Estate Manager, Bolesworth, advised on 2 issues:
- Whilst the Estate welcomes the newly adopted Conservation Area along the Shropshire Union Canal and its protected heritage status, it is to be recognised that this area now includes 46 acres of Estate Land and 14 businesses. There was no statutory consultation process, the Parish Council were not advised and there is no appeals process. Bolesworth Estate will be preparing draft supplementary planning guidance for Canalside and will seek the support of the Parish Council in its adoption
- Matthew also advised that the Bolesworth International Horse Show 13-17 June requires temporary traffic measures. The traffic flow will be as last year and there will be a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place between Dark Lane and the A534 Sandstone via Harthill.
Outside of the Public Forum the following points might be of interest to some readers
- The Gifford Lea Retirement Village has submitted variations to conditions and the PC agreed that there was an urgent need to seek clarification of these variations.
- A meeting will take place on 14 June at 10.30am at Nicholas House to discuss amendments to the Neighbourhood Plan Boundary (in line with new Parish Boundaries) – if this can be achieved without legal challenge, then the review of the NP will begin and which must be undertaken by 2019.
- The Tree Survey has taken place and any identified actions must be implemented within 4 weeks of receipt of the Tree Officer's Report.
Working Parties are to be established to:
- liaise with the school regarding future use of the 'Community Room'
- consider 'Public Open Space' – the village being without sufficient Open Space and which is of more than proportionate concern now that the school has fenced off The Park.
As always, the Draft Minutes will appear on the Parish Council Website.