Connecting Brereton Survey and Open Day
– Have Your Say!
During mid January each household in Brereton parish was sent a survey about infrastructure in the parish. Residents have been asked to complete it as far as they can and return it in to Cheshire East in the prepaid envelope by the deadline of 22nd February . An open day will be held at Brereton’s primary school hall between 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday 8th February for residents to call in to discuss the survey and their ideas with parish councillors.
Covering broadband, public transport, paths and car parking, as well as community facilities, the survey has been prepared through a collaborative initiative between the Parish Council and Brereton Community Interest Group. Potentially there may be community infrastructure levy funding available, now payable by house-builders on new developments approved from 1 March 2019. The Parish Council is asking for input from residents about their needs to help them to prioritise projects to support the growing parish.
Brereton is a rural parish made up of 12 smaller communities, which stretches from Holmes Chapel in the north to Arclid in the south and borders Sandbach to the west and Congleton to the east. Recent projects undertaken by the Parish Council on behalf of the community include supporting events like the Bear Festival and the Annual Rose Day, donations to the pre-school and the primary school, funding noticeboards, waste bins, defibrillators and speed indicators.
The parish council has commissioned Cheshire East to distribute the surveys and analyse the survey results. The final report should be ready by May 2020 and will be published on the parish council website at www.breretonparishcouncil.org.uk
An open day for residents will be held at Brereton’s primary school hall as a drop in from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday 8th February. Deadline for receipt of completed surveys is Saturday 22nd February, 2020