Parish Council Notes 2022

Parish Council notes are NOT the formal minutes of the Meeting. these can be found on the official Parish Council website:

https://bunburyvillage.info/parish-council-meetings/

Our notes however are published a great deal quicker than the minutes and are more ‘descriptive’ of the discussions that take place.

This page is ordered with the latest at the top. Scroll down to find previous meeting reports.

Currently all PC meetings have returned to open public meetings in the Pavilion. During the first 10 minutes (or more) of each meeting members of the public may ask questions or raise issues of concern.

You may contact the Clerk to the Parish Council here: bunburyclerk@aol.com or call 07983 405971

Copies of the Agenda for each months meeting can be accessed here: Agenda’s for each month

Next meeting: Wednesday June 8 2022 7:20pm in the Pavilion

Bunbury Parish Council Meeting – 11 May 2022

Open Forum

A resident reported that the Appeal against permission to build on land West of Parkside on Bunbury Lane has been dismissed. The Inspector noted that the Neighbourhood Plan was at odds with the Open Countryside policy of the Cheshire East Local Plan and he used the policy in the Cheshire East Local Plan to dismiss the Appeal. The updating of the Neighbourhood Plan currently underway is an opportunity to bring the Neighbourhood Plan in line with the policies of the Cheshire East Local Plan.

(You can find additional information about this decision here, under Planning Blog. Look for Parkside Appeal: Dismissed)

The Chair of the Parish Council reported that the annual Parish Council cup given to a resident who has contributed to the community is to be awarded to Elaine Crotty for her services in supporting the elderly in the village. The cup will be awarded to Elaine at the June meeting of the Parish Council.

Borough Councillor Report

The Borough Councillor reported that she had met the resident who had attended the March meeting of the Parish Council to raise concerns about the North West Water Waste Treatment proposed works along Bowes Gate Road to erect 4 kiosks in association with permitted development. The Borough Councillor confirmed that the Lane is wide enough to take the heavy plant machinery and traffic that will come with the works but has asked for comments to be included on the application to include a condition to repair the road if damaged to its former state when the work is completed. Screening of the additional works will also be requested as a condition of planning permission.

130 families have so far registered with Cheshire East Council to take Ukrainian refugees. The Council is vetting all hosts as well as liaising with schools and the health system and offering families a welcome pack.

Cheshire East Council has introduced a Hub for members of the public to request information related to children and families. It is open weekdays from 9-4.30pm on 03001234058.

Parish Councillor Reports

One Parish Councillor reported that two footpaths from Heath Farm to Bunbury Common had not been restored after spring planting. Following intervention by the Cheshire East Rights of Way Officer these have now been restored. The Parish Councillor had also met representatives from the Mill Team about the North West Treatment works. United Utilities are working with the Team and residents about restoration of the road surface following the works and will also fill in any pot holes before the work commences to reduce vibration on neighbouring properties. The Stile behind the Mill is in a poor condition and volunteers of the Mill have expressed a wish to repair it.

The notice boards in the centre of the village are in a variable state of repair. The Parish Council agreed to contact the various organisations that own the boards to ascertain if they are still required and if so, what their intentions are to maintain them.

Some of the potholes on the stretch of road alongside the chip shop have been repaired but there are still some problem holes remaining. These would be reported again on the Cheshire East website.

A new member of the Parish Council, Linda Barton agreed to be trained to check the village defibrillators at the Pavilion and on the side of the village hall.

A van which has been parked on the playing fields car park for a number of years belonging to a resident of the properties by the playing fields run by Guinness Housing Association is causing concerns over the state of the vehicle and the amount of time it has been parked there. Ideally the vehicle should not be parked on the car park. The Parish Council agreed to approach Guinness to ascertain if there is a parking slot allocated to the residence and for any other help in resolving the issue.

Planning Matters

Decisions made by Cheshire East

21/1499N 25/03/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda Bunbury (2011) Decision: approved Decision Date: 08/04/2022

Location: Land at Vicarage Lane, Bunbury Proposal erection of 7 new dwellings with associated access.

Comments Deadline: 28/06/2021 21/1506N 17/03/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda Bunbury (2011) Decision: approved Decision Date: 08/04/2022 Location: Land at Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Proposal Erection of 8 dwellings with associated access and landscaping (alternative to 15/1666N)

New Housing Development in Bunbury

The site at Oak Gardens with planning permission for 15 houses has had some preliminary landscape work done.

Updating the Neighbourhood Plan

The deadline for returns of the consultation document was 10th May and responses are currently being analysed.

Playing Fields Update

The Play Area has been inspected by ROSPA. The resulting report had indicated that wear and tear is evident on timbers, chains and nuts and bolts and these may have to be replaced in the not-too-distant future. The report will be sent to the original manufacturers for advice and support in terms of maintenance of the equipment. The pedestrian gate to the playing fields has been replaced.

The Parish Council is working with the school on a community project to plant the nature area owned by the Parish Council by Tweddle Close.

Consultations

A Highways Maintenance top up scheme is asking if parish councils would like to pay for additional gritting over and above the agreed gritting routes in the village during the winter months. The Parish Council agreed not to take up the scheme due to the associated costs.

Local Policing Issues

Sharon Jones, the local PCSO attended the meeting and reported that there were no particular crime trends in and around the village. Parking in the centre of the village and speeding through the village are the most frequent issues raised by residents. A recent speeding exercise had shown that of 106 vehicles recorded 85 were driving below 30mph with the remaining majority below 34mph. Volunteers from the Parish Council could receive training to use the community speed gun for future exercises.

The lack of a PC in the village was raised now that Nicky Berry has moved on. Other rural areas and Nantwich itself also appear to be currently without a dedicated PC. This was something that could be raised with the Police Crime Commissioner and the Ward Councillor agreed to approach him either to attend a future meeting or provide a statement on the PC vacancy.

Queens Platinum Jubilee

The Parish Council has been awarded a grant of £100 from Cheshire East Council to contribute toward village celebrations for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The fund alongside a contribution from the Chair of the Parish Council and the Parish Council itself will help local businesses with hanging baskets and planters as part of the celebrations. Residents are being encouraged to organise street events.

Correspondence

A resident had written that the overhanging hedge alongside the path leading from the car park to the village shops requires cutting in order to encourage more people to use the car park. The owner of the property would be approached.

The ATC in Malpas had written to the Parish Council offering to help with community projects. The community area by Tweddle Close could be an option.

Parish Council Casual Vacancies

One further Parish Council vacancy remains and has been advertised locally to co-opt to the vacancy. Anyone who is interested can put themselves forward by contacting the Parish Clerk; Bunburyclerk@aol.com and providing a brief CV and supporting statement by 3 June 2022.

Annual General Meeting 13 April 2022

The Parish Council held its Annual General Meeting prior to its Ordinary meeting on 13 April 2022. The Chair of the Parish Council read out a report summarising the work of the Council during the previous year. There had been several changes to members of the Parish Council, including change in the Chair as the previous Chair had left the village. Previous members were thanked for their contribution to the Council and community and new members were welcomed.

Hill Close housing development has been completed and residents moved in and St Boniface development is nearing completion. Two further developments are currently under construction, namely Bowes Gate Road and at Vicarage Lane. Brantwood in the centre of the village has been restored.

Bonfire night celebrations had proved very popular with the community and beyond. Plans would have to be reviewed in terms of how to manage such an influx of cars and people into the village for any future bonfire events. Carols around the Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve had included the presence of Crewe Brass Band.

Management of the playing fields and car park, owned by the Parish Council had continued. Others were thanked for their contribution to the work of the Parish Council and the wide community including the Ward Councillor, Parish Clerk, village Lengthsman and Local Police Support Officer.

Bunbury Parish Council Meeting – 13 April 2022

Open Forum

A resident thanked the Parish Council for organising events for the community across the year. He also raised two issues with the Parish Council, as follows:

  • There are two dead trees on the right-hand side of School Lane on entering the village from the A49. The resident agreed to log it on the Cheshire East Fix My Street website.
  • Footpath 23 from the church to the Mill has a damaged stile and a request was made for it to be replaced with a Kissing Gate to improve access. The Chair agreed to pursue the request with Cheshire East Council.

Parish Councillor Reports

One Parish Councillor who is also a School Governor raised the lack of any funding for infrastructure, including the primary school from recent housing developments. It was agreed to raise the issue with the Borough Councillor.

A formal request from the Village Day Team was made to the Parish Council for funds to support a workshop at the school for children prior to Village Day. This would be formally discussed at the next Parish Council meeting.

The notice boards in the centre of the village are in a variable state of repair. The Parish Council’s board was replaced in recent years and other boards are owned by individual clubs. Holes in the road outside the village hall are also an issue and ownership of that particular area would be checked. A badly damaged grid on School Lane has been reported on Cheshire East Fix My Street website.

Planning Matters

Planning Applications

22/0940N Witch Hazel, Bunbury Lane, CW6 9QS Variation of condition 2 on application 21/4845N – Internal alterations and ground floor extension to front of house and first floor extension to side and rear.

The Parish Council agreed to reiterate its views from the first application including requested conditions.

21/5402N Homestead, Bunbury Lane, CW6 9QZ Garage and workshop to rear.

The Parish Council raised no objection but asked that a condition be imposed that the workshop can only be used for domestic purposes.

Decisions made by Cheshire East

21/5606N 04/11/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda Bunbury (2011) approved with conditions Decision Date: 17/03/2022 Willow Hill, Bunbury Common Road CW6 9QD Demolition of existing garage block and proposed new garage/amenity block with link to main house.

The Parish Council heard that approval has been given to affordable housing on the land at Vicarage Lane but agreed to check if these would be offered as discount housing to people with local connections. Compliance issues were also raised as building had started on the Vicarage Lane site.

Appeal Application No: 21/0344N Trigfa, School Lane, Bunbury, CW6 9NR – Proposed 5 bedroom detached dwelling. Following refusal of planning permission, an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State in respect of the above planning application.

At the last Parish Council meeting it was reported that there were no details on the website relating to the grounds for the Appeal. This has now been rectified and the Appeal is in progress.

Updating the Neighbourhood Plan

A consultation document will be distributed to all households after Easter. A company AECOM offering free support through Cheshire East Council has been contacted to draw up a design code for the village which can be used when planning applications are considered.

Playing Fields Update

A request to Richard Reeves fencing for the replacement of the Post to the Pedestrian Gate to the playing fields from Wyche Lane has been made and is waiting to be completed.

The Parish Council agreed to proceed with the first quote for the repair of two pieces of equipment on the Playground. A third piece of equipment, the Mast on the boat is also in need of repair and has been dismantled for safety reasons in the interim. This work is still outstanding and the company is being chased by the Parish Council to complete the work in order that the ROSPA annual inspection check can be fulfilled.

Local Policing Issues

The Chair explained that the Police Commissioners meeting had been cancelled and will be convened at a later date. Parish Council’s had been asked to compile questions for the event and members were asked to submit any questions to the Chair.

An episode of vandalism in the playing fields car park was reported. One bollard to the entrance of the car park has been forcibly raised and has caused damage to a car entering the car park. The bollard now has hazard tape on it and the company that installed the bollards has been contacted to assist in lowering the bollard which is stuck in an upright position. A local resident has complained about the number of youths gathering in the car park on Friday evenings including a number of motor bikes. Sharon Jones, local PCSO has been contacted and will visit the car park.

The local PC, Nicky Berry is transferring to Winsford, leaving the village without access to a PC. This is compounded by the news that Nantwich Police Station is to close. The Parish Council agreed to raise the issue of rural police presence at the re-arranged Police Commissioners meeting.

Queens Platinum Jubilee

The Parish Council has applied for a grant of £120 from Cheshire East Council to contribute toward village celebrations for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The fund will help local businesses with hanging baskets and planters as part of the celebrations. Residents are being encouraged to organise street events.

Future of the Pavilion

There was no further development to report. The Chair agreed to contact people who had shown an initial interest in the project to gauge how to move forward.

Parish Council Casual Vacancies

One further Parish Council vacancy remains and will be advertised locally to co-opt to the vacancy.

Bunbury Parish Council Meeting – 9 March 2022

Open Forum

A resident raised two issues with the Parish Council, as follows:

  • Dog fouling, including discarding of dog waste bags along the hedges on the road leading out to Bunbury Mill. The resident had collected the waste bags but they keep appearing. The Parish Council agreed to ask the village Lengths man to visit the Lane and collect the waste bags in the hope that this will discourage further droppings.
  • Objection to the North West Water Waste Treatment works along Bowes Gate Road to erect 4 kiosks in association with permitted development. This will involve heavy plant machinery and traffic along a single unadopted lane with no contingency plans and possible damage to the lane and nearby properties. The erection of the Kiosks is in an elevated position and although some tree screening is proposed it is likely that the structures will still be visible.

A second resident also raised a number of issues with the Parish Council, as follows:

  • A fence along Footpath 11 blown down in the wind has a note written on one of the standing panels saying the fence was originally erected in the wrong place and should be rectified before being replaced. The Parish Council agreed that this was an issue for the Cheshire East Footpath Officer to resolve.
  • Linked to the planning application for permitted development for the Waste Treatment works; as part of the application a survey had been undertaken on the village ponds. The results have been very disappointing in that 6 of the 12 ponds surveyed have been classified as poor or bad and the remaining 6 as moderate. The resident felt that this was a poor record for a village with a wildlife corridor and an environmental priority contained in the Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council agreed to refer the matter to the Neighbourhood Plan Group that is updating the current Neighbourhood Plan to raise through the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

A resident from Bowes Gate Road reported that HGV vehicles over the permitted limit are regularly travelling over the lock bridge raising the possibility of permanent damage to the bridge. The resident had been recording the registration numbers of the vehicles and has been told that this is a police matter. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Parish Council agreed to visit the two current housing sites under development and raise the HGV routes into the village issue. The resident also reported that two large potholes have appeared on Bunbury Common and was advised to register the holes and location on the Cheshire East Council website.

Borough Councillor Report

The Borough Councillor suggested that an additional dog waste bin be located along Bowes Gate Road in response to the dog waste issue raised by a resident. Two other dog bins are damaged and it was agreed that replacements would also be considered alongside the additional bin paid for from the Ward Council budget.

The Ward Councillor agreed to visit the location of the proposed Waste Treatment Works with the resident who had raised concerns at the meeting.

The junction leading opposite the chip shop has been repaired and re-painted. The Parish Council asked if the same works could be done for the junction past the Chip Shop leading to Bunbury Lane. The Borough Councillor agreed to make a further request to cover this area. The Road Sweeper had also been to Darkie Meadow and Wakes Meadow but to no other lanes along the village.

The Borough Councillor asked if the Parish Council would like a tree planted in the village by her in her role as Mayor of Cheshire East Council in commemoration of the Queens Jubilee? In terms of village Jubilee celebrations, the Parish Council reported that they are encouraging lanes to organise celebrations and plant red, white and blue planters and baskets around the village. The local plants man has offered to order plants, if residents let him know in advance.

Parish Councillor Reports

The maintenance of the Defibrillators was raised now that the student who had been checking them has gone to university. The Parish Council agreed to look into how future maintenance can be organised and report back at the next meeting. In addition, the Defibrillators should be registered with the emergency services who would log the serial numbers to direct people to the nearest defibrillator in the case of an emergency.

Planning Matters

Planning Applications

22/0595N North West Water Waste Treatment Works, Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, CW6 9QA Installation of 4 Kiosks in association with permitted development works.

The Parish Council agreed to make representations to Cheshire East Council on the points raised by the local resident of access and heavy vehicles and future screening of the Kiosks.

Appeal Application No: 21/0344N Trigfa, School Lane, Bunbury, CW6 9NR – Proposed 5 bedroom detached dwelling. Following refusal of planning permission, an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State in respect of the above planning application.

A Parish Councillor reported that there are currently no details on the website relating to the grounds for the Appeal and as a consequence the Parish Council was unable to comment but agreed to raise the lack of details with the Planning Inspectorate.

Updating the Neighbourhood Plan

A consultation document is nearing completion for distribution to residents. An article explaining the latest developments in updating the Plan will appear in The Paper and the LINK.

Playing Fields Update

A request to Richard Reeves fencing for the replacement of the Post to the Pedestrian Gate to the playing fields from Wyche Lane has been made and will be followed up.

Bunbury Parish Council Meeting – 9 February 2022

Open Forum:

1. A member of the public raised a concern about the number of affordable houses being built in the village with specific reference to the development at the Vicarage Lane site next to the Medical Centre. He felt the sequence of changes that took place after the original consent was awarded resulted in a very different outcome from that which was originally agreed (2015). Many of the subsequent changes were not communicated to residents and it was therefore a surprise to discover what had been agreed. Was the Parish Council (PC) informed of these changes? What could the Parish council do about keeping residents better informed of these changes?

The PC commented that they had very little involvement in planning decisions which are taken by Cheshire East (CE). They are informed of new applications and with residents may comment on them. Subsequent negotiations and decisions are not notified to the PC. They will consider how they might improve communications on planning matters.

2. Concern was also expressed about the late publication of Agendas and minutes on the official website. The Clerk to the PC pointed out that they met legal requirements and that minutes were not formally agreed and published until the PC has ‘passed them’ at the following monthly meeting. However draft copies can be published but no deadline has every been agreed. Should one be agreed? The Clerk made the point that Minutes of PC meetings record decisions and are not verbatim records.

3. A member of the public raised concern over the access to building sites of heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) via the canal bridge. The bridge has a weight restriction of 7.5 tons and a number of the vehicle attempting to access sites are in excess of that limit as the admit when asked. However they have refused or been unable to turn round and use a different route due to the vehicle size and the narrowness of the road. Many of these HGV are ‘grounding’ when crossing the bridge and the damage is cumulative. A Parish Councillor was aware of the situation and had contact the Highways Dept. who agreed to send a bridge specialist to assess the situation. The Police have also been contacted but it was reported that they refuse to act unless they witnessed the incident. This puzzled a number of councillors and the local Constable will be spoken to check the situation. It was discussed that Planning Conditions attached to each planning application consent lays downs consideration of routes to sites to minimise disruption to the village and inconvenience to residents. This will need to be checked.

4. A resident mentioned the state of the fence alongside the footpath (no.10) next to Sunnybank. It is now leaning across the path so much that access is impeded. Could remedial action be taken soon before the fence collapses?

5. The PC were asked if they had heard about or knew anything of the ‘Quiet Lanes’ scheme? This was a scheme to designate rural lanes as ‘quiet’ to attract walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The lanes were usually class c or unclassified. They were intended to be safe, and quiet routes where equal priority was given to all road users. Vehicles access would continue but drivers were required to drive at slower speeds (20 mph) and give greater consideration to all other road users. The scheme would perhaps run alongside the implementation of area wide 20 mph scheme

The member of public promised to provide more information and suggested that it be seen as an extension of the aim to introduce 20 mph zones in the village going out into the countryside and providing safe, clean and quiet routes for residents

1. Apologies for absence:

Sarah Pochin, Andrew Thomson, Nick Parker

2 .Members Declaration of Interests and requests for dispensation

None

3. Minutes from the last meeting:

Passing last months minutes was deferred as only one Councillor was present who attend that meeting.

4. Borough Councillor’s report

Absent.

5.Parish Councillors’ reports – The Chair will invite Members to give a brief
report on any matters they are aware of not covered on the agenda

M. Thomas commented on the fact that dog walkers were still using the playing field.

Chair made a report on repairs to the playground equipment. Three items were currently in need of repair. One quote had been received but was considered unreasonable and a further quote was being sought. Prompt action will be taken if the second quote is seen as reasonable so the repairs can be expedited.

No other reports. Discussion of the Canal Bridge having already been included in the Open Forum.

6.Planning Matters
6.1Planning Applications– To comment on planning applications
21/5525N
Single storey extension off domestic garage.
5, ALDERSEY WAY, BUNBURY, CW6 9GN

No Objections.

6.2Decisions made by Cheshire East –for information
None

8.Consultations -To consider responding to any consultations on the CE website or any other relevant to the PC.

Nothing to consider.

9. Local Policing Issues – To receive an update from local police if available

Local PC not attending. Chair notes that the last ‘cluster’ meeting of rural parishes including Bunbury had need cancelled.

The bicycle security marking event on the 29th Jan this year had attracted 1 person.

10. Events
o The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – to consider celebration suggestions

The village will be promoting similar activities to those seen during the VE Day celebrations. Street parties, displays of bunting etc. The PC had an offer from the Cheshire Local Authorities Association (CALCOT?) to put up bunting in and around the village. They would return to help remove it at some later date.

The PC will also contact local businesses to see what contribution they may be able to the event. The Chair spoke to Mike Dodd, the plants man and he would be able to supply pots of red, white and blue flowers.

11. Correspondence –

Already discussed as part of item 1 in the public Forum

12. The Future of the Pavilion Project –

The Papillion project is in difficulty with the new chair resigning and a poor response to the Easy Funding initiative. Numbers at meetings have been falling and the Chair of the PC appealed for a new chair to come forward and look again at the project. It was suggested that the target of over £400 – £500k was too ambitious and a simpler ready build at half that cost might be a more realistic option. It has also been suggested that the village already is well provided with halls and does not need a pavilion. However the Bowling Club, Footballers and others were very keen to seen improved facilities. More support is urgently needed to maintain momentum.

13. Top Up Highways Maintenance Scheme –

The PC is not going to contribute its funding to this project but is very concerned about the state of the road alongside Bunbury Cottage opposite Brantwood. Road markings have disappeared and potholes cover the road. This work can only be authorised by Cheshire East and cared out by their authorised work teams.

14. Parish Council Casual vacancies

the vacancies have been advertised on the Cheshire East website for the required legal period. When CE confirms this in writing to the PC it will be possible to move to the stage where residents can be co-opted. Currently 4 Vacancies exist.

No further items were noted as these refer to the continued financial transactions of the PC

Bunbury Parish Council Meeting – 12 January 2022

Open Forum

A resident raised a number of issues with the Parish Council, as follows:

  • Grange Close residents are prevented from raising objections to the Planning Application for 4 large homes on The Paddock due to a covenant placed upon their properties. This was felt to be unacceptable and the Parish Council was asked to establish if this is the case. The Parish Council agreed to raise this issue in their response to Cheshire East Council.
  • Concerns about the back land to the Cardamine Close development also being able to site an additional 4 houses creating a development of 19 houses in total and contrary to the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Roads leading to new developments appear to be designated as private roads and questions were asked about rights of access. The Hill Close development has a 10mph roundel on the site – what were the permissions for this? The Parish Council did acknowledge that there is an issue of enforceability on private roads and agreed it was something to be considered in future planning applications.
  • The Parish Council was requested to write a response to the Cheshire East Speed Management consultation and its inadequacies as far as rural communities were concerned.

A resident from School Lane raised objections to the proposed planning application for a stable block and hard standing for 2 horses at Acton House, School Lane. The siting of the block and manure heap will be close to Hopwood House and would seriously affect amenity of the residents who live there.

A resident from Wyche Lane raised objections to the planning application for 4 large dwellings on land that runs alongside Grange Close on Wyche Lane saying it is contrary to Policy PG6 (open countryside) of the Cheshire East Local Plan and a number of policies contained in the Bunbury Neighbourhood Plan.

A resident thanked the Parish Council for organising the Christmas Eve Carol concert around the Christmas Tree. It was well attended.

Planning Matters

Planning Applications

21/6148N Acton House, School Lane CW6 9NR Small scale stable for accommodation of 2 horses.

The Parish Council questioned why the stable block has to be sited so near to neighbouring properties with the resulting impact on their amenity and agreed to object to the application.

21/6123N 7 Grange close, CW6 9QL erection of orangery – No Objection.

21/6037N The Paddock – Agricultural land off Grange Close– development of 4 houses.

The Vice-Chair of the Parish Council had read the application and objections and visited the site. The Parish Council agreed to object to the application on the grounds that the application is contrary to open countryside policies and a number of policies in the Neighbourhood Plan.

21/6482N 23 Church Row, Bunbury, CW6 9PL Demolition of existing outbuilding, new single extension and loft conversion with associated alterations. The Parish Council felt unable to comment on this application due to lack of information on the website.

Appeal to Planning Inspectorate – 21/2010N Land West of Parkside, Bunbury Lane, CW6 9QZ Outline planning application for demolition of one dwelling and erection of up to 15 dwellings, access off Bunbury Lane. The Parish Council received an extract from the Parish Council response to the Inspectorate asking that the Appeal is dismissed.

Decisions made by Cheshire East – for information

21/4237N 07/09/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda Decision: approved with conditions 17/12/2021 West View, School Lane, CW6 9NR Proposed construction of garage to rear of property to include electricity and water.

21/4158N 22/11/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda Decision: approved 13/12/2021 6, Bunbury Lane, CW6 9QZ ProposedDischarge of conditions 4, 5 and 9 of application 19/3767N – Reserved Matters Erection of 15 dwellings.

21/4158N 03/08/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda Decision: Approved with conditions 10/12/201 35 Hill close, Bunbury, CW6 9QJ, Proposal Conversion of existing garage to Gym and erection of single storey double garage with workshop.

21/5228D 12/10/2021 South (CE) Delegated Agenda. Decision: approved 09/12/2021 6, Bunbury Lane, CW6 9QZ Proposal Discharge of condition 5 of existing permission granted under appeal 16/0646N for the demolition of 1no.bungalow and the erection of 15 dwellings.

Cheshire East Consultations

Cheshire East Speed Management Strategy is still open for responses up to 31 January 2022.

Other consultations on the Cheshire East Council website, include:

Digital Strategy

All-Age Carers Strategy

Cheshire East Active Strategy

Highways Issues

It was reported that the Chair, Vice-Chair and Borough Councillor will be meeting Highway’s representatives to discuss the state of the roads and parking within the village.

Bonfire Event

The Parish Council heard that staging the event had been more expensive than anticipated but moved to defer the full financial report to the next meeting when it was hoped more members were in attendance.

Christmas

The collection buckets from the carols around the Christmas tree raised £242 for the

Pavilion Project.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Parish Council are hoping that residents will organise parties to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and asked that The Paper run an article to encourage organisation of events.

Future of the Pavilion

The Pavilion Group had met in January and began to explore all options available for the replacement of the Pavilion including looking at different positions across the playing fields site.

Parish Council Casual Vacancies

It was reported that there are currently three vacancies on the Parish Council and these would be advertised.

Finance Matters

A quote of £50 per month had been received for the maintenance of the Village website now that the free maintenance provided by a former Parish Councillor has ceased. The Parish Council agreed to the payment.

The Parish Council considered its income and expenditure for the current financial year, with a projected income of £33,610 and expenditure of £30,114. The current account stands at £9,794, savings account (Reserve) £9,033 and the Playground maintenance account at £26,445. A formal spreadsheet of all monies was being prepared for year end. The Parish Council voted for a 5% budget increase for 2022/23.

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Now retired from teaching. Involved in supporting the Village Day Committee, Village websites and Secretary of the Bunbury Action Group.