Almost 40% of households in Brereton parish have returned their survey about infrastructure in the parish. An open day was held at Brereton’s primary school on Saturday 8th February where over 20 local people called in to discuss the survey and their ideas with parish councillors. Residents still have until 22nd February to complete and return their surveys to Cheshire East.
Brereton Parish Council has asked for input from residents about their needs to help the parish council to prioritise projects to support the growing parish. Covering broadband, public transport, paths and car parking, as well as community facilities, the survey was prepared through a collaborative initiative between the Parish Council and Brereton Community Interest Group.
At the open meeting some common themes emerged such as better footpaths, speed restrictions, fixing potholes and improved car parking, bus transport and a community hub for the parish. Potentially there may be community infrastructure levy funding available, now payable by house-builders on new developments approved from March 2019.
Jane Deans, Chair of the Parish Council, said, “We are delighted with the response from our residents so far. For anyone who hasn’t replied, reminder surveys have been sent out and these need to be returned to Cheshire East by the deadline of 22nd February, 2020, please”.
The parish council commissioned Cheshire East to distribute the surveys and to 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