At the June meeting, a draft survey was presented for completion by all householders in the Parish to assess views on broadband, transport, footpaths and community facilities. Discussion took place on how to distribute and collect the survey effectively, in order to inform priorities for future investment by the parish council.

The  working group for the Brereton Infrastructure Development Plan (Connecting Brereton) has been set up to look at putting together a list of requirements for improved infrastructure using potential  community infrastructure levy (CIL) which is now payable by house-builders on completion of new developments from 1 March 2019. A survey of residents would be conducted to gain their input.

Of the five planning applications considered at the meeting, it was felt that three should be supported, one required no comment and one will be objected to by Brereton Parish Council. It was noted that the Cheshire East Strategic Planning meeting for the additions to the Bluebell Green development has been postponed until 24 July in Crewe.

Highways safety issues included the problems of lack of visibility due to increased foliage, flooded areas with blocked drains. Proposed areas for data recording and Speed indicators, including Mill Lane, Back Lane, the A50 and the A54, were discussed. Anomalies of settlement signage were also raised. The ongoing and increasing volume of traffic on Mill Lane was a source of concern.

A Facebook page for Brereton Parish Council is now live and is being used for information sharing to advise residents of traffic problems, adverse weather and local issues.  Please like and share our page.

With a new team in post at Cheshire East, one resident asked ward councillor John Wray to put a request for the re-opening of the Arclid Recycling Centre back on the agenda. He cited problems with queueing at the Congleton Centre and the resulting traffic problems.

The next meeting of Brereton Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm, on Monday 22 July at Brereton Primary School. All are welcome to attend. The agenda, which includes a 15 minute Public Forum, will be displayed on the notice boards and the website at

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